1856 Rare Victorian Book - EVANGELINE - A tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Title: Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie. A New Edition, illustrated with thirty-one engravings, drawn by John Gilbert, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.
Publisher: London, George Routledge & Co, 1856.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 101 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good leather binding with an attractive decorative paneling (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, some light foxing and staining - as shown, gift note of a previous - 1859- owner on first blank following the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Including 31 beautiful illustrations by Gilbert engraved by the brothers Dalziel.
The book: Rare and attractive edition of Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie -- an epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written in English and published in 1847. The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians.
The author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets from New England.
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