LOWELL, James Russell. Melibœus-Hipponax. The Biglow Papers. Edited with an Introduction, Notes, Glossary, and Copious Index, by Homer Wilbur, A.M., Pastor of the First Church in Jaalam, and (Prospective) Member of Many Literary, Learned and Scientific Societies, (for which see Page v). Cambridge: Published by George Nichols, 1848.  2-12, [i-v] v-xxxii,  2-163 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (19 x 13 cm), publisher’s original embossed brown cloth. Spine chipped, cloth faded, upper joint rubbed and splitting, slightly shelf slanted; except for scattered light foxing to text, very good. Ink signature of George Henry Witherlee, April, 1849, on front pastedown.
First edition thus (originally appeared in parts in The Boston Courier, 1846-1848). BAL 13068 (binding A). Grolier, American Hundred 57.
A complete spoof. Contains some passages on the Mexican-American War.