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Lot 137: ANTIQUE 1882 Harper's Weekly Henry W Longfellow Portrait

Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc

by The Book Barn

December 1, 2016

Edgewater, FL, USA

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Description: Antique 1882 Woodblock Portrait, suitable for framing with or without an autograph, of Poet & Author Henry W. Longfellow. It is the front page of the April 8, 1882 Issue of Harper's Weekly. The Portrait is Titled: "HENRY W. LONGFELLOW" (drawn by John W. Alexander). This portrait is to commemorate Longfellow’s death on March 24, 1882. The portrait image measures approximately 10 1/2 inches high X 8 inches wide plus borders & Harper’s Weekly Masthead. Edges show general handling wear & chipping with small loss, which will be covered by the mat when framed. Paper is lightly age toned but not brittle. Overall the piece is Good Condition. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere’s Ride," "Song Of Hiawatha," & "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante’s "Divine Comedy". Longfellow wrote many lyric poems known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.

Condition Report: Good Condition

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