The Biglow Papers
First UK edition of James Russell Lowell's satirical Yankee dialect verse
First UK edition (reprinted from the fourth American edition). Hardback, original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 18 × 13cm, lxviii + 140pp.
Lowell's collection of satirical poetry in the Yankee dialect, in the form of poems and letters from some marvellous literary inventions such as Ezekiel Biglow, Hosea Biglow, and Birdofredom Sawin.
A good reading copy. There is a small nick in the cloth of the front joint, corners slightly rubbed. Neat contemporary inscription to the ffep, and some general loosening to the binding but remaining well-bound.