THE BALLAD OF BABIE BELL and Other Poems.

New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1859. Original blind-stamped brown cloth.

First Edition of this very early Aldrich volume, his fourth -- after THE BELLS (1855), DAISY'S NECKLACE (1857) and THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE (1858). The title verse is "the poem of a little life that was but three Aprils long." This copy is in chocolate brown "A" cloth (one of three cloths used, without precedence); it has no ads (some but not all copies have either 5 pp or 10 pp). This is a remarkably fine, bright copy, virtually as new. Blanck 253. Item #5283

Price: $135.00

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