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"The portraits in this volume of Bryant, Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, and Holmes, are from drawings by Wyatt Eaton, and the views, from drawings or sketches by R. Swan Gifford, Homer Martin, Francis Lathrop, R. Tiordan, G.M. White, C.A. Vanderhoof, A. R. Waud, and Appleton Brown"--P. 
Issued in green cloth stamped on front with ornate gold strapwork pattern, filled in with foliage and vignettes in red or black; title in gold; ditto spine; a.e.g.; light blue moire endpapers
"William Cullen Bryant" / by H.N. Powers -- "Ralph Waldo Emerson" / by F.B. Sanborn -- "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" / by R.H. Stoddard -- "John Greenleaf Whittier" / by R.H. Stoddard -- "Oliver Wendell Holmes" / by F.B. Sanborn -- "James Russell Lowell" / by F.B. Sanborn