Fanny, with other poems.
New York. Harper and Brothers, 1839.
12mo. 130pp, . With an engraved title page. Original publisher's blind-ruled brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and marked. Decorated endpapers, later armorial bookplate (designed by Ralph Fletcher Seymour) of Owen Franklin Aldis to FEP, presentation plate of Yale University Library (dated 1911) to REP, foxed.
A mid nineteenth-century edition of American poet, and member of the Knickerbocker Group, Fitz-Greene Halleck's (1790-1867) longest poem. First published anonymously in 1819, Fanny, modelled on Byron's Beppo and Don Juan, proved so popular that the initial 50 cent edition was soon commanding sums of up to $10. Two years later, its continuing popularity motivated Halleck to append an additional 50 stanzas.£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 21770