Boston: William D. Ticknor & Company, 1849. 12mo. x, [iv], 272 pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Full calf, spine gilt in compartments with red label, gilt rule borders to covers and gilt dentelles, edges gilt. With contemporary ownership inscription to front free end-paper dated Dec., 1848. Item #12243
First edition, first issue, with the characteristic misprint “Perpischore” at the top of page 187. Several of the poems appear here for the first time in book form, including A modest request; Nux postcœnatica; A song of other days; and The stethoscope song. “The [Ticknor and Fields] Commission account book A, page 214, under the date December 12, 1848, notes five copies in full calf.” BAL, 8750; C&T, p. 42.