Howe, Julia Ward. "Battle Hymn of the Republic "(First Publication) - Atlantic Monthly February 1862.
Howe, Julia Ward. "Battle Hymn of the Republic "(First Publication) - Atlantic Monthly February 1862. Tinknor and Fields, Boston, 1862. First Edition.
Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Size: 8"-9" - Octavo (8vo). 272 pages.
First publication of Julia Ward Howe's lyrics to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" (first page) in the February 1862 issue, scarce in its original wrapper. The page is bright and unmarked, with three small spots, not affecting any text. This issue also includes the first publication of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "At Port Royal" which includes the "Song of the Negro Boatman," written in dialect. The poem describes the experience of abolitionists who arrived at Port Royal to work with former slaves after the area was taken by Union troops under Commodore Dupont and General Sherman in November of 1861.
Text block is tight and unmarked, though the pages have toned with age.
Original wrapper for the issue. No foxing in this copy. The wrapper is intact, though there is loss at the head and foot of the spine. The front cover has a 1" tear and fold at the bottom corner next to the loss in the spine and two 1" tears at the middle of the outside edge, which is a bit tattered. The back cover has separated from the spine the bottom two-thirds of the fold. The previous owner has marked his name in pencil in the top right margin of the front cover.
Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 8 oz. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Civil War Period (1850-1877); United States; 19th century; Music. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1125.
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