The Song of Hiawatha and America's Mightiest Mile

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; William Ratigan

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, blue cloth with gilt spine titles and cover decorations, 10.5 by 15.6 cm, map endpapers, 68 iv 316 pp., illus. Very good with light shelf wear to the edges and a name in green pen on the ffep; The jacket is good with light edge wear and chips. From the front flap: “An all-time best seller, household favorite to generations of Americans, young and old alike, Longfellow’s immortal epic is reprinted here in an exact reproduction of a rare first edition copy in celebration of its one hundredth year (1855-1955), and of its amazing kinship to is centennial twin, the Soo Canal. Novelist William Ratigan, foremost historian of the pioneer Soo Locks, offers an original contribution in ‘America’s Mightiest Mile,’ a 68-page illustrated introduction that sets forth the wonderful likeness between the legendary Indian hero Hiawatha and the young traveling salesman Charles Harvey who went to Hiawatha-land for a rest-cure and stayed to build the world’s greatest canal. A beautiful gift volume, William Ratigan’s Centennial Facsimile Edition of The Song of Hiawatha is a distinguished literary event; a book many Americans will treasure.”

Title: The Song of Hiawatha and America's Mightiest Mile

Author Name: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; William Ratigan

Categories: Poetry, Literature, Michigan,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 3664