London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1886. 1st Edition. Leather. Near Fine. Item #012123
1st edition. 3 volumes (2 volume set, complete, with 1 volume 'set'.) A Near Fine set. 8vo., [Vol.1] viii, (i), 433; [Vol.2] vi, (i), 481; [Vol."3"] vi, (i), 440 pp., with numerous b&w plates with tissue guards. ALl 3 volumes uniformly bound in half calf with marbled paper over boards; elaborate gilt decorated compartments, with title and author red and green morocco labels. End papers and all text block edges marbled. Handsome book plates. End papers nearest the paste downs and some tissue guards beginning to fox. Very Light edge wear. Near Fine, a handsome set. *** Book plates of English MP Arthur Wakefield Chapman. This biography, written by Longfellow's brother, Samuel, is one of the first to appear after his death in 1881. Samuel Longfellow's biographies were written a year apart, and are often grouped as a 3 volume set.