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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs, drawn by John Gilbert, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

RA Collection: Book

Record number




New edition


London: George Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street, M.DCCC.LVI

Physical Description

[13], 400, [4] p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Series Title

Longfellow's poetical works

General Note

Cuts include frontispiece portrait of the author by Samuel Lawrence, engraved by John Henry Robinson.


With a letter from John Gilbert to Mr. Birch dated 10 June 1888 loosely inserted.

Copy Note

The front pastedown carries a bookplate depicting a mythical bird surrounded by the letters N, H, L & T. The rear pastedown carries the ticket of Bone & Son, book binders of 76 Fleet Street, London.

Binding Note

Publisher's binding. Over bevelled red boards, upper cover stamped in gilt, the title within deeply-embossed central lozenge (repeated in blind on lower cover), gilt spine decoration. Spine title: "Longfellow's Poetical Works. With illlustrations by John Gilbert. Routledge & Co."


John Gibson RA, draughtsman
George Dalziel, wood engraver
Edward Dalziel, wood engraver
John Henry Robinson RA, engraver
Samuel Laurence, draughtsman
George Routledge & Co., publisher
Richard Clay (London), printer
Dalziel Brothers (London), wood engraver
Bone & Son, binder

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