Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833. 8vo. vi, [ii], 96 pp. FIRST EDITION. With engraved portraits of Holmes and Benjamin laid in. Original blue cloth with paper spine label; lightly foxed. In a cloth slip-case. Item #12229
First edition. The Harbinger was compiled and sold to raise funds at a fair on May-Day in Boston to benefit the New England Institution for the Education of the Blind. Contains 17 of Holmes’ poems, including The last leaf and The ballad of the oysterman. BAL 8723; Blanck, American first editions, 253; C&T, p. 22.