The Age of Fable; or, Stories of Gods and Heroes.

Boston: Sanborn, Carter, and Bazin, 1855.

Price: $1,250.00

About the item

First Edition, first issue. Illustrated with wood-engravings. Clipped signature of John Greenleaf Whittier mounted on the front pastedown. 1 vols. 12mo. Publisher's purple cloth, covers elaborately blocked in blind, spine gilt, yellow endpapers. Minor fading. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 13; Grolier American 65.

Item #321233

A nice copy of this classic, which we would venture to say, has virtually never been out of print since this first edition. Bulfinch dedicated it “To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet alike of the many and of the few. This attempt to popularize mythology, and extend the enjoyment of elegant literature, is respectfully inscribed.”.