First Edition. Octavo, original boards, cloth spine with paper label. James Russell Lowell’s copy, dated and signed by Lowell at front cover and signed again at front pastedown. Lowell was one of the “Fireside Poets”, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets like Bulwer - Lytton. Good, with chipping and splitting to spine cloth, paper with considerable foxing and some staining.