New York: Bangs, Merwin & Co., 1869. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. 521 pages. Contemporary black half roan, pebbled black cloth boards, edges untrimmed. Label presenting the copy to The Philomathic Club by F. S. Crawford, Concord (with the Club's name gilt-lettered on spine). Item #409702
6742 lots. "... buyers were unenthusiastic when the Greene library itself was brough to auction in the spring of 1869. Caleb Fiske Harris, a Providence collector who was just starting to develop his distinguished collection of American poetry, did make a number of significant purchases. Since the Harris library eventually went to Brown University, it can be claimed that Greene influenced the formation of one of the chief collections of early American poetry in the country" (Dickinson, 'Dictionary of American Book Collectors', p. 142-43). McKay 1425.