Hardcover book, burgandy coloured. Gold script on cover reads "Longfellow." Gold script on binding reads "Early Poems of Longfellow." Inscription inside reads "Miss Mavis. Fort House. Langley 1896." The book is the "Early Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," copyright 1888. The cover appears to be tooled leather with gold embossing and a raised floral design.