Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. FIRST PRINTING. Original printed wrappers, detached with a very small piece chipped off at head of spine; interior fine, with small leaf of publisher’s advertisements sewn in before first leaf. Housed in a quarter morocco slip-case. Item #12289
First printing of this poem. It made its debut at a Phi Beta Kappa dinner two months before its printing here, where it was read aloud by Holmes. C&T, p. 360.