Howe, Julia Ward. "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (First Publication) - Atlantic Monthly February 1862.

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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: 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 but has a tide mark over the bottom third of the page and a smaller one at the upper left corner. 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, though the pages have toned with age. A previous owner has penciled in the names of the authors of several of the pieces in the issue on the table of contents (inside front cover) but there are no marks on the pages of the text block.

Original wrapper for the issue. No foxing in this copy. There are red and green marks in the bottom third and a black smudge in the bottom outside corner of the front cover. There is a tide mark affecting the bottom third of the pages starting from the first page. It gradually fades and gets smaller, disappearing about two-thirds of the way through.

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: 1124.
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