Cambridge: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821. 44pp. Original printed boards, very neatly and professionally rebacked with matching material. Typical minor rubbing and soiling to boards, scattered foxing, two portraits of Bryant tipped to blank prelims, but a very good copy, in a half morocco slipcase. Item #WRCLIT48980
First edition of Bryant's third book, preceded by the first and second editions of THE EMBARGO, work which Bryant was disinclined to reprint in later years. Herein appears for the first time "Thanatopsis" (revised from its periodical appearance). On the advertisement leaf, a very early (or possibly contemporary) hand has indicated that "The Ages" was read before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard. 750 copies were printed. BAL 1587. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 32.