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Dedicated to the woman who spurned the poet's advances  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$24
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Title:
A Year's Life
Author:
Lowell, James Russell
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
C.C. Little and J. Brown
Date:
1841
Description:

(Small 8vo) original tan boards (rebacked with matching paper with a new printed paper label). First Edition.

Lowell’s first regularly published book (preceded by a broadside and the pamphlet Class Poem), a collection of youthful poetry, with a dedicatory poem to a young woman, Una, who had spurned Lowell’s advances and brought him to the brink of despair.  

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Condition:
Boards soiled and worn; front hinge starting; slight foxing on first few and last pages; very good.
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Item number:
306120a
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