HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

ALS, 3 sides of an integral leaf, 8vo., Cambridge 1878.  The poet responds to a request for a poem:  In part: “Dear Madam, I am sorry that I have nothing as yet unpublished, relating to the sea, which I can send you for your proposed volume.  Nor have I time to write anything.  In my books you will find more than you will want of such  pieces.  I will mention only ‘Sea Wood,’ the ‘Light House,’ and the ‘Fire of Driftwood.'”  Fine condition, with two mailing folds and small mounting remnants on the blank final page, causing light surface warping on the third page, affecting the final word of the text, minimally detracting from overall appearance.

$600