Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833. 8vo. vi, [ii], 96 pp. FIRST EDITION. Foxing, heavy on endpapers. Gift bookplate from Isaac Mansfield to Harvard dated October 22, 1845. Original blue cloth rebacked with title in gilt on spine. Item #18156
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.