Hi. I'm not sure what you mean by if it's the real deal. Yes, Harper and Rowe did publish a copy of Sonnets from the Portuguese. It couldn't have been published in 1817 though. Sonnets from the Portuguese wasn't published until 1850. 1817 is when Harper and Rowe was founded though. The book could date back to about 1932. That was when Harper and Rowe first published their version of the book.
Was that what you were looking for or were you looking for something else?
Hi. They weren't the firstThe 18 and 17 should be a reference to Harper and Row's founding date (1817), but I look forward to seeing pictures. Thanks.