Our first American writer of verse to win international acclaim. Bryant was a child-prodigy, publishing his first poem at age 10 and his first book when he was 13. His most noted poetry was published in in the North American Review which is where we find "Thanatopsis" his signature work. Bryant was America's first poet laureate. ALS on 5" x 8" stationery containing folds, and dings on the left edge otherwise Good condition.