1909 First illustrated Edition by John Rea Neill - Evangeline, A tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
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Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. John Rea Neill, illustrator.
Title: Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie with drawings by John R. Neill.
Publisher: Chicago, The Reilly & Britton Co. Publishers, 1909. First illustrated Edition by John Rea Neill.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 172 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Good to very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, small and very light stain to the lower corner of the last pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful illustrations by John Rea Neill.
The book: Rare and attractive First illustrated Edition by John Rea Neill 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 illustrator: John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 – September 19, 1943) was a magazine and children's book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baum's, Ruth Plumly Thompson's, and three of his own. His pen-and-ink drawings have become identified almost exclusively with the Oz series. He did a great deal of magazine and newspaper illustration work which is not as well known today.
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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