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THE HANGING OF THE CRANE by  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Hardcover - 1907 - from Barbara Bilson Books and Biblio.co.uk

THE HANGING OF THE CRANE

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1907. Very good (fine interior with clean and bright illustrations including the tissue over each illustration with an excerpt from the poem) with worn and lightly soiled covers (front cover, though worn, has intact illustration). One page has a half-inch closed tear at the bottom. No dust jacket. Giver's inscription (on the occasion of the recipients' golden wedding anniversary--1908--quite appropriate to the poem which celebrates marriage and family). It is significant that the inscription is to Mr. and Mrs. Harris Newmark. Harris Newmark was a significant figure in the young Jewish community of Los Angeles and in the expansion of the L.A. business community, especially in the field of real estate. Special printing on the centennial of Longfellow's birth. The illustrations feature backgrounds from Longfellow's own home where he wrote the poem. The "crane" refers to the metal arm from which pots were hung over the fire in the chimney; "the hanging of the crane" thus has a meaning similar to "house-warming" but more closely associated with newlyweds.. Hard Cover. Illus. by Arthur I. Keller.





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