1860 Rare Victorian Book - Evangeline A tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated.


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Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Title : Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie. Illustrated with forty-five engravings on wood, from designs by Jane E. Benham, Birket Foster amd John Gilbert.
Publisher : London, David Bogue, no date ( circa 1860's). Seventh Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : vi-102 pages
Binding : Very good original cloth with an attractive decorative panelling (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge.
Content : Good content (tight, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown, gift note from a previous 1866's owner). 
Illustrations : Including 45 illustrations by Benham, Foster and Gilbert.

Estimation : (USD 75 - USD 150)

The book : Rare and very 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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