Book is Harvest gold cloth hardcover with very nice black and gold wreath design on cover with tilte and on spine as well.
Cover does show wear from age such as some minor staining and light rubbing on corners and ends on spine but considering it is 124 years old it looks pretty darn good. Binding a little loose in parts of book, spine a little loose as well, but overall good.
Pages good overall, some expected yellowing/ discoloration from age and few light smudges, end pages nice slate grey.
There is some writing in pencil on blank page about 3 pages in that states " Got in New York" and below that there is area on same page where looks line someone has erased someone elses writing but cant really see that much.
There are several nice victorian style Illustrations throughout book as well as great illustration of Longfellow in front of book protected by intact tissue paper. Total 492 pages. Sorry about shadows on book, it is not on book, just photo. Oops.
Great collectable book or gift for poetry lover.