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Dedicated to the woman who spurned the poet's advances  

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A Year's Life

Lowell, James Russell


C.C. Little and J. Brown



(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.  

Lot Amendments

Boards soiled and worn; front hinge starting; slight foxing on first few and last pages; very good.

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