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Whitman, Walt

Published by Brooklyn, New York (1855)

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Item Description: Brooklyn, New York, 1855. First edition, first issue. First edition, first issue. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Whitman by Samuel Hollyer after a photograph, printed on thick paper. xii, [13]-95 pp. 1 vols. Small folio (11-1/8 x 7-3/4 in.; 284 x 197 mm). 'I see and hear the whole'. "He was and is the poet and prophet of democracy, and the intoxication of his immense affirmative, the fervor of his 'barbaric yawp,' are so powerful that the echo of his crude yet rhythmic song rings forever in the American air" (Grolier One Hundred).The self-publishedLeaves was at least partially personallytype-set by the author on a small handpress in Brooklyn. The portrait of Whitman is here in superior condition, without the foxing often encountered. This copy bears the printed copyright statement on the verso of the title page and has the first version of line 2 of page 49 ("And the night is for you and me and all") identified by Schmidgall in his article, "1855: a Stop-Press Revision."Of the original 795 copies, only 337 were issued in the first binding with extensive gilt stamping, marbled endsheets, and gilt edges (in the second binding only the title was gilt, and plain yellow endsheets were used). A beautiful copy of a landmark work in American literature. BAL 21395; Grolier American 67; Johnson, High Spots 79; Meyerson A.2.1.a1; PMM 340; Wells & Goldsmith 3; Feinberg/ Detroit 269; Schmidgall, "1855: a Stop-Press Revision," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 18, Fall/Summer 2000, pp. 74-76 Original green cloth, boards with floral decorations in blind, gilt-lettered ornamental title within a triple-fillet border, spine gilt with title and floral ornaments, marbled endsheets, a.e.g. Title-page very lightly toned, gilt title of upper board a bit dull. Tiniest of repairs to spine (scuffs at center and ends, conserved with no loss). Old description slip tipped to front flyleaf. A fine copy. Half green morocco slipcase, chemise Engraved frontispiece portrait of Whitman by Samuel Hollyer after a photograph, printed on thick paper. xii, [13]-95 pp. 1 vols. Small folio (11-1/8 x 7-3/4 in.; 284 x 197 mm). Bookseller Inventory # 267894

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1902. 10 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces in two states, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF in vol. I together with a hand-engrossed certification leaf signed by Jeanette Gilder. Original publisher's receipt (for $500) laid-in. Full dark-green levant, covers with an overall floral design in gilt surrounding a central lozenge onlaid in red, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, red moire silk endsheets, t.e.g., at The Knickerbocker Press The Author's Manuscript Edition, number 20 of 32 copies: with a original manuscript leaf in Whitman's hand comprising a portion of Leaves of Grass. A choice copy of the Authors Manuscript Edition with an autograph draft leaf from chapter 153 (Hours of the Soul) of Specimen Days, presenting the entire East subsection, beginning, What a subject for a poem! Indeed, where else a more pregnant, more splendid one? Where one more idealistic-real, more subtle, more sensuous-delicate? The manuscript incorporates three line from The Errand Bearers, a poem that was later retitled A Broadway Pageant and included in the 1871 edition of Leaves of Grass. The manuscript has a number of strike-throughs and emendations, some in purple ink, and a note that the three-line quote from The Errand Bearers should be set in smaller type. Any portion of Leaves of Grass in Whitman's hand is desirable. Myerson B4; BAL 21454A. Bookseller Inventory # 26738

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1902. The Author's Manuscript Edition, number 20 of 32 copies. Frontispieces in two states, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF in vol. I together with a hand-engrossed certification leaf signed by Jeanette Gilder. Original publisher's receipt (for $500) laid-in. 10 vols. 8vo. "The East. What a Subject for a Poem ?" Whitman Manuscript Edition. A choice copy of the Author's Manuscript Edition with an autograph draft leaf from chapter 153 ("Hours of the Soul") of Specimen Days, presenting the entire "East" subsection, beginning, "What a subject for a poem! Indeed, where else a more pregnant, more splendid one? Where one more idealistic-real, more subtle, more sensuous-delicate?" The manuscript incorporates three line from "The Errand Bearers," a poem that was later retitled "A Broadway Pageant" and included in the 1871 edition of Leaves of Grass. The manuscript has a number of strike-throughs and emendations, some in purple ink, and a note that the three-line quote from "The Errand Bearers" should be set in "smaller type." Any portion of Leaves of Grass in Whitman's hand is desirable. Myerson B4; BAL 21454A Full dark-green levant, covers with an overall floral design in gilt surrounding a central lozenge onlaid in red, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, red moire silk endsheets, t.e.g., at The Knickerbocker Press. Fine Frontispieces in two states, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF in vol. I together with a hand-engrossed certification leaf signed by Jeanette Gilder. Original publisher's receipt (for $500) laid-in. 10 vols. 8vo The Author's Manuscript Edition, number 20 of 32 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 259279

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Item Description: New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons for the Knickerbocker Press, 1902, 1902. 10 volumes, large octavo. Contemporary full black morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines gilt, decoration to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. The faintest hint of browning to page edges, each volume rebacked with the original spines laid down, some light rubbing. A very good set. Frontispiece in each volume, tissue-guards printed in red, and title-pages printed in red and black. Author's Manuscript Edition. Limited to 32 numbered sets on Whatman paper of which this is number 28, signed by the publisher, with a page of Whitman's manuscript and a notarized statement dated 19th May 1902 authenticating the manuscript tipped in. This is a handsome ten-volume set of one of the earliest collected editions of Walt Whitman, printed just ten years after the poet's death, and edited by Whitman"s friends and literary executors. Printed at the Knickerbocker Press for G. P Putnam"s Sons, the three volumes of poetry and seven of prose are as notable for their accomplished typography and design as they are for their comprehensiveness and critical apparatus. Bookseller Inventory # 33178

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Self Published, Camden, New Jersey (1889)

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Item Description: Self Published, Camden, New Jersey, 1889. 70th Birthday Edition. Whitman, Walt. LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o'er Travel'd Roads. Camden, New Jersey, [May 31st,] 1889. Privately Printed. First edition thus. 8vo., 382pp + 20pp. Late 20th-century limp black morocco, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very good copy showing some use with some modest restoration to the spine crown & corners. Custom clamshell case. One of only 300 copies of Leaves of Grass printed in commemoration of Whitman's 70th birthday, boldly signed by Whitman on the title page. With six portraits of the author, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a butterfly resting on his finger. This copy is further enhanced by its association with Whitman's great friend & his literary executor, Richard Maurice Bucke, who has inscribed & signed the front fly-leaf: "J. N. Greenshields from his friend R. M. Bucke [three line quotation from "I Sing The Body Electric", these lines underscored in the text] Asylum, London, Ont. 6 Nov. '95." Greenshields was a prominent Montreal lawyer & important financier. Bucke was born in England & raised in Canada, studied medicine & served as superintendent of the London, Ontario Asylum for the insane from 1877 until his death in 1902. He wrote two enthusiastic studies of Whitman; Walt Whitman: A Contemporaneous Study, [1883] [was the first biography of Whitman ever written] & Walt Whitman: Man and Poet, [1897]. Bucke helped edit Whitman's Complete Writings, [1902] & In Re Walt Whitman, [1893]. Bucke's Cosmic Consciousness, [1901] reflects much of Whitman's mysticism. "Whitman's influence over Bucke, a prematurely modern man smothered by the starched collars & repressed sexuality of the period, was profound. Whitman's fearless, infectious enthusiasm, prodigious lust for life & distain of convention consumes Bucke & frees him from his social bondage". An important & notable Association Copy. "When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. "Dreamers" is based on true events." - From a review of the 1990 NFB film Beautiful Dreamers, staring Rip Torn as Whitman & Colm Feore as Bucke. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 29228

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Whitman, Walt

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1891)

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Item Description: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 438 pages. Green paper-covered boards with titles in gilt on upper board and spine, top edges gilt, others deckle, publisher's original printed dust wrapper; engraved portrait. Corners bumped and rubbed, a little fading at the lower board edge, faint tide mark at the spine bottom, internally with a few marginal pencil marks, else fine, bright and sharp; the jacket with a corresponding tide mark at the spine bottom, a couple of tiny chips out at the spine head, rubbing to the spine, and a minor stain on the rear panel, but overall lovely and bright; Undated, last copyright listed as 1891 (the "Deathbed Edition") , but personally confirmed by Myerson to be an undated printing issued in 1896 with an unrecorded original publisher's dust jacket, perhaps the earliest known dust jacket for LEAVES OF GRASS. (Myerson's earliest notation of a known dust-jacket for this title is the 1900 edition - see Myerson C8-1B and also Tanselle 96.83.) A lovely copy of the definitive edition in an unrecorded jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 27004

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Whitman, Walt

Published by [Fowler & Wells] (1856)

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Item Description: [Fowler & Wells], 1856. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. Second Edition. Second Edition, one of only 1,000 copies rumored to have been printed. Published one year after the first edition, this edition contains 20 new poems and a new portable format. The publishers withheld their names due to the controversial reviews from the first edition. Recently rebound in half leather binding with raised bands and gilt tooling, with the original cloth preserved over the boards. New end papers and tissue guard. The text block shows foxing. Brackets in margins with a few underlines and a handful of small notations, most are in pencil (and likely erasable) but around 25 pages have them in faded black ink. Faint tide marks at top of prelims, and in margins of a few pages. Reading creases to a few page corners. An extremely scarce and very early edition of Walt Whitman's iconic collection. Bookseller Inventory # 140903046

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Walt Whitman

Published by Thayer and Eldridge, Boston (1860)

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Item Description: Thayer and Eldridge, Boston, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 5.50X 8. Other than the 2 first editions self published by Whitman, this is the first mainstream publication with over 100 additional poems. Clay colored boards are heavily embossed and gilt on spine is intact. Boards are slightly edge worn and corners bumped. A wonderful portrait of Whitmam and the protective tissue are yellowed. The binding is intact except for a four page section that is nearly separated. Pages are mostly clean, edges yellowed. Bookseller Inventory # MC11070005

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Whitman, Walt.

Published by Fowler and Wells, Brooklyn, New York (1856)

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Item Description: Fowler and Wells, Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second editon of Leaves of Grass with an additional twenty poems not found in the first edition as well as a new section of correspondence and reviews entitled "Leaves-droppings" that begins with the famous letter from Emerson containing the salutation "I greet you at the beginning of a great career." Small octavo, original green cloth. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Walt Whitman. One of a 1,000 copies. In very good condition with some toning to the spine and overall light wear. Bookplate of Barrett Wendell to the inside gutter. Barrett was an American academic and a trustee of the Boston Athenaeum, a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and he was also elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers. Bookplate of William Whitwell Greenough. Greenough was a Boston merchant and politician, trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1856-1888, President of the Board of Trustees, 1866-1888. A nice example of this rarity with noted provenance. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy In a sense, it is America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual" (PMM 340). The most important and influential volume of poetry written in America, Whitman's literary masterpiece, Leaves of Grass is "one of the most magnificent fabrications of modern times he never surrendered his vision of himself as one who might go forth among the American people and astonish them " (DAB). "The book is quite a rarity and is seldom found in good condition" (Wells & Goldsmith, pp. 5-6). Bookseller Inventory # 4314

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WHITMAN, Walt |

Published by New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. (1902)

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Item Description: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902., 1902. The Paumanok Edition in the Publisher’s Three-Quarter Morocco BindingWHITMAN, Walt. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. Issued under the editorial supervision of his Literary Executors, Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned, and Horace L. Traubel. With additional bibliographical and critical material prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs, Ph.D. New York, The Knickerbocker Press: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1902.The Paumanok Edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper (of which this is #92), signed by the publisher. Ten large octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 236 x 166 mm). Etched and photogravure frontispieces and plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Publisher’s three-quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spines lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments in a floral design, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine set.Walt Whitman (1819-1892), "American journalist, essayist, and poet whose style of writing in such works as Leaves of Grass (first edition, 1855) revolutionized American literature. Such poems as ‘I Sing the Body Electric’ and ‘Song of Myself’ asserted the beauty of the human body, physical health, and sexuality in 1856 the second edition of Leaves of Grass appeared. This collection contained revisions of the poems of the first edition and several new ones All his later volumes of new poems were to be incorporated into successive editions When his brother was wounded at Fredericksburg, Whitman went there in 1862 to care for him. For the rest of the Civil War he spent much time caring for both Union and Confederate soldiers. In May 1865 Drum-Taps showed Whitman’s readers a new kind of poetry, ranging from his early oratorical excitement to his later awareness of the horrors of the war. The Sequel to Drum-Taps, published in the autumn of 1865, contained his great elegy on Lincoln, ‘When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d’" (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).Myerson B4. Bookseller Inventory # 00912

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Item Description: New York The Knickerbocker Press for G. P. Putnam's Sons 1902, 1902. 10 volumes. The Paumanok Edition, one of only 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael handmade paper. With illustrations in gravure and aquatint on japon vellum in each volume, colour frontispiece of Whitman to Volume I, tissue guards intact as issued. Large, thick 8vo, beautifully presented in fine period bindings of three-quarter crushed honey morocco over subtle marbled boards, the turnovers gilt ruled at the borders, the spine with art nouveau decorations incorporating raised bands gilt decorated and gilt ruled, the largest compartment with fine gilt and black tooled art nouveau intertwining decorations, one compartment lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. xcvi, 294; xiii, 323; vii, 297; xi, 324; vii, 301; v,318; v, 281, v, 300; xviii, 230; v, 309 pp. A very handsome, fine and bright, attractive and especially well preserved set. A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SET, on fine paper with Gothic titles, illustrated title pages and finely engraved portraits of the author, the people in his life and other important personages of the age. There is a fine introduction to LEAVES OF GRASS and the set also includes an important biography of the poet by Bucke, Harned, and Traubel. There are here presented, the greatest poem of America in its most complete format, and volumes of the wonderful prose writings of Whitman including the inclusion of SPECIMEN DAYS and other significant works. Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS portrayed America at the crossroads between an old world, soon to be cast off, and the new world of our future present. With the publication of LEAVES OF GRASS in 1855, Whitman, the poet of democracy, ushered in a new era in American letters, describing specifically American experiences in a distinctly American idiom. From its first publication in 1855, he had complete confidence in the greatness of both the book and its author. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy. The whole of LEAVES OF GRASS is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation. In a sense, it is America’s second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, this of 1855 intellectual. .The poems are saturated ‘with a vehemence of pride and audacity of freedom necessary to loosen the mind of still-to-be-formed America from the folds, the superstitions, and all the long, tenacious, and stifling anti-democratic authorities of Asiatic and European past’. To the young nation, only just becoming aware of an individual literary identity distinct from its European origins, Whitman’s message and his outspoken confidence came at a decisive moment. LEAVES OF GRASS was Whitman’s favorite child. From the time of its original publication,.until the year of his death, he continued revising and enlarging it. If (his) reputation has fluctuated over the years and his position among, if indeed not at the head of, the list of great American poets was not assured until some time after his death, there was never any doubt of the matter in his own mind. ‘I know I am deathless’, he wrote. ‘Whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.’ Time has vindicated his conviction." PMM One of the rare opportunities to acquire this comprehensive set from one of the greatest of American poets. Bookseller Inventory # 24142

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WHITMAN, Walt.

Published by Camden, New Jersey, 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Camden, New Jersey, 1876, 1876. Octavo. Contemporary white half calf, rebacked to style with red morocco label added, marbled boards, yellow endpapers. Some rubbing to corners, internally very clean, a very good copy. Author's Edition, Inscribed by the author to Robert Spence Watson on the front free endpaper. Robert Spence Watson (1837–1911) was a Gateshead-born Quaker, an ardent traveller and mountaineer, a lifelong adherent of the Liberal Party, founder of the college that was to become the University of Newcastle, president of the Society of Friends of Russian Freedom, and a pioneer in the settlement of trade disputes by arbitration. He published ten books, including some poetry. It is unlikely that he actually met Whitman in the flesh, although he also owned the companion volume, Two Rivulets, inscribed to him by Whitman the same year. Bookseller Inventory # 35398

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Whitman, Walt.

Published by Author's Edition., Camden. (1882)

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Item Description: Author's Edition., Camden., 1882. Book Condition: Very Good. A very good copy in a nice binding, bookplate on front pastedown. 8vo. 382 pp. Later green cloth, green morocco spine label, gilt title, sewn headbands. 7th edition. A limited edition of possibly 100 copies all signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 183799

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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1882)

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Item Description: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1882. Hardcover. First edition, second issue with the McKay imprint. Some modest erosion to the cloth on the spine, paper over the front hinge starting, else a very good copy. Very nicely Inscribed (but not signed) by Whitman to a fellow author: "To Churchill Williams from his friend the Author with love. December 27, 1883." Francis (or Frank) Churchill Williams was the son of a successful playwright, and an 1891 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (where he was Class President in his Senior year). Aside from publishing two novels (including an interesting portrait of Philadelphia politics, *J. Devlin, Boss*), he was an active member of the Philadelphia publishing world as a journalist, editor, and publisher. He apparently was well-known to most of the literary figures of the time, and is recorded as a guest at Mark Twain's 70th birthday party. Something of a literary prodigy at Germantown Academy where he attended high school, Whitman's inscription was written to Williams when the latter was 14 years old, a freshman at Germantown, and already winning literary prizes. Presumably Whitman, ensconced across the river in Camden, was warmly acquainted with young Williams, as the affectionate inscription would seem to indicate. Whitman was an active and agreeable signer, but for whatever reason, *Specimen Days* isn't often found signed by its author, especially with this degree of affection. See this book in 3D on our site. Bookseller Inventory # 56751

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Whitman, Walt.

Published by David McKay,, Philadelphia: (1888)

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Item Description: David McKay,, Philadelphia:, 1888. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. A collection of poetry and prose. INSCRIBED BY WHITMAN, "Miss Lizzie Harbinson / from the author / with best respects / Oct: 8 1888." In Myerson's Presentation Binding A of deep red smooth cloth over flexible boards (note indicates less than 100 copies). Red spine faded to pink, and covers show faint staining, still quite nice. Rare inscribed. Also includes a mounted photograph of Whitman on a photocard from Potter & Co. Studio in Philadelphia, an 1882 image which, according to the Whitman Archive, Whitman once described as having "a shipmastery, country-storekeepers sort of swagger." Previously pasted in an album, with paper remnants to edges, otherwise very good with just a slight overall darkening and a touch of spotting. Together with a 4.5 x 3" scallop-edged card bearing Whitman's bold signature and date: "Walt Whitman / Oct: 1887." The card which is mounted to a loose sheet of paper, is slightly darkened with a touch of faint spotting, otherwise very good. Bookseller Inventory # 47939

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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Walter Scott, London (1887)

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Item Description: Walter Scott, London, 1887. Hardcover. Second English edition, first issue. Newly revised by the author, with fresh preface and additional note. The Camelot Series. 12mo. [i-v] vi-x [xi-xii] [13] 14-312 [8]pp. (advertisements at the rear). Publisher's flexible full red leather, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Front joint professionally repaired with some residual wear at both joints and edges, rear free endpaper is detached and chipped at the edges, else very good. Inscribed on the half-title: "To Mr. Whitman of Philadelphia from Walt Whitman, June 1887." An early and interesting copy. Neither *BAL* or *Myerson* reference this binding. *BAL* specifies three primary bindings including red cloth, but red leather is not among them, and this is clearly a publisher's binding. Combined with the early inscription (the book was published in early June), this might be a previous unrecorded author's copy, or author's presentation issue. The fragile nature of the binding might account for it being unrecorded. *Myerson* A11.2.a1; *BAL* 21428. Bookseller Inventory # 362673

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WHITMAN, WALT.

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Item Description: 1890, 1890. One-page letter, handwritten and signed in full by American poet Walt Whitman. Dated April 25, 1890 from Camden, New Jersey, Whitman writes to his publisher David McKay with details on the publication of his upcoming Complete Poems and Prose. It reads: "Yes will sell the London proposer 100 sets of the entire sheets with autograph, plates and back labels for the complete big book & throw in one of my bound copies (making 101 altogether) for $320 - I to receive that sum in full - you to make a fair bonus addition for your trouble. Very respectfully." Fine; the letter is folded in thirds and has a few splits at fold lines, not affecting any text. Matted and framed with a reproduction of the 1889 oil-on-canvas portrait of Whitman by John Alexander White. (Frame measures 24 1/2 by 14 3/4 inches). (Myerson A 2.7m). Bookseller Inventory # 25984

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Item Description: 1889. One of 300 copies of the 70th birthday edition of "Leaves of Grass," signed by Walt Whitman on the title-page. In the publisher's full morocco binding over flexible boards with marbled endpapers [Myerson's Binding C]. All edges gilt. Complete with an original frontispiece photograph of Whitman and five other portraits inserted in the text. There's a faint crease to the front board, extending through to the first few pages of text, including the frontispiece portrait. The unlettered spine is faded to brown, with some minor rubbing and a few scattered flecks of wear. There is an early owner ink signature (that of Ernst Grosse), dated Freiburg(?)1890, on one preliminary blank, and the same person's unobtrusive blindstamp (Dr. E. Grosse) on another. There is a little bleeding to Whitman's signature. An exceptionally well preserved copy of a rare, important, and notoriously fragile item. Ernst Grosse (1862-1927) was an eminent German Author, Art Historian, and Sinologist. Myerson A 2.7.n. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000067

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Whitman, Walt (Walter)

Published by J. Winchester, New York (1842)

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Item Description: J. Winchester, New York, 1842. Disbound. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. pp 1-31: text; p. 32: advertisements for books, headed "NEW WORKS IN PRESS.". Price on front is first state (12 1/2 Cents). Trim size 11 1/16" by 7 5/8". The original cover has been removed, leaving a few traces and minor edge fraying on front cover only (see illustration). A couple of brown spots on front which penetrate a couple of pages. Light foxing or soiling through text. Laid into a protective cover and a leather-backed clamshell box, provided. BAL 21393; Myerson A1.1. Bookseller Inventory # 001280

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Self Published, [Camden, NJ] (1889)

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Item Description: Self Published, [Camden, NJ], 1889. Seventh Edition. Fourteenth Printing. "Autograph Special Edition," one of 300 copies signed by Whitman on the title page. Octavo; Myerson's C binding of black morocco leather over flexible boards (without bellows pocket), with titles and author's facsimile signature stamped in gilt on front cover; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; 404, 18pp; inserted original photographic frontispiece of Whitman with a butterfly, plus five other portraits. This copy additionally inscribed by Whitman's friend and biographer Richard Maurice Bucke to one Mrs. Burt (possibly Mrs. Edwin Burt) on the first blank: "Mrs. Burt / from her friend R.M. Bucke / Asylum / London - Ont. 20 May 1898." Accompanied by a period removable linen book cover, hand and machine-stitched, with front cover decorated by hand with tall grass and wildflowers, and titles lettered by hand to match that of the book's cover stamping. Edges lightly worn, rubbing to heel and front joint, with shallow loss to crown and lower right corner of front board; thin vertical crack to surface of spine leather; front endpaper detached and chipped; five cent commemorative Whitman stamp applied to center of copyright page; Very Good, sound copy. Linen book cover lightly worn, sunned at spine, else very well preserved. Handsome edition of Whitman's most enduring work, published to coincide with the author's 70th birthday. The original price was the extravagant sum of $5, which explains the lengths a previous owner went through to protect the book. A charming and decorative copy. BAL 21435; Myerson A2.7.n. Bookseller Inventory # 2043

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Gide, André. [Walt Whitman]

Published by Gide, n.p. n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918] (1918)

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Item Description: Gide, n.p. n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918], 1918. Framed & Glazed. Original Autographed Letters. 1947 Nobel Prize in literature. Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. Als, Cuverville, n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918]. With an original 7"x 9" signed photo portrait by Reiss, Berlin. A particularly important Document & Original Photo Display, double glazed [recto/verso] & framed to an overall size of 21" x 24" [8" 1/2 x 6" 1/4] [8" 1/2 x 6" 1/4] [1" 3/4 x 13"] in a handsome mottled brown antique finish & decorated wood frame, triple matted, gilt filets in three windows. A fabulous letter about Kipling, Whitman, the NRF & the delicacies of translating "Leaves of Grass"; the unnamed recipient, possibly, Léon Bazalgette, [1873-1929] soon to become the noted French biographer & translator of both Whitman & Thoreau & who did title & publish Leaves of Grass, as: "Feuilles d'herbes"; this als, the possible genesis of the title's translation. The first issue of the Nouvelle Revue Française, [NRF], appeared in February 1909 but ceased publication in 1914. In 1919, under the leadership of Gide's good friend, Jacques Rivière, [1886-1925], [champion of: Proust & Joyce], the NRF began again, & featured the works of major Anglo & American writers including Conrad who Gide translated [Typhoon] & Whitman in whom Gide recognized extraordinary genius. Kipling's poem "France" was originally published in 1913. Eng. Trans: "Dear Friend, / Yesterday, in Paris, where I was spending two days, I gave your address to Jacques Rivière; you will probably receive a letter from him about Kipling's poem on France of which the French newspapers recently published a translation. / You will have certainly found, as I did, this ode of great beauty. The NRF intends to quote it in its next issue and we had thought that perhaps it would need to be retranslated and therefore, quite naturally, we thought of you. If you think there are authorizations to ask for, rights, etc. we would only have to give an abridged version. You would then only choose the best parts since I think one always has the right to give a quote. Rivière would get you the text in case you don't have it. / And this of course, if it doesn't bother you! But I don't think so; it is too beautiful and we cannot let it pass unnoticed. / When I came back I found your letter. You know better than I if "Leaves of grass" is the equivalent of "Brins d'herbe" which I would prefer in this case. The question is the following: does one usually say "Leaves of grass" as we would usually say "Brins d'herbe", or is there a research, a new association of words, which, in this case, "feuilles d'herbes" would express better. / Yours truly, André Gide". Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 31823

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Walt Whitman

Published by Self Published (1888)

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Item Description: Self Published, 1888. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. COMPLETE POEMS & PROSE OF WALT WHITMAN 1855.1888 1888/89; Signed by Walt Whitman; First Edition, Limited Edition; Believe Self Published, Philadelphia; Custom Made Clamshell Case; Illustrated; w6.8"xh10.1", Case Larger; 1, 382, 374, 140, 2 Pages; Extremely Rare!!! Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector. Great Gift Idea; One of only 600 Copies, this not number, signed on Leaves of Grass title page; On Title Page, "Authenticated & Personal Book (handled by W.W.). Portraits from Life. Autograph"!!! ATTRIBUTES: Comes with a Pretty green cloth custom made clamshell case with gold labeling to spine, housing the original brown buckram cloth cover design, gold labeling to spine, with a great illustrated title page, three Portrait Illustrations, and hundreds of Selections; Nice Size!!! BACKGROUND: Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades—the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400 poems. The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Whitman's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass (particularly the first edition) exalted the body and the material world. Influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, itself an offshoot of Romanticism, Whitman's poetry praises nature and the individual human's role in it. However, much like Emerson, Whitman does not diminish the role of the mind or the spirit; rather, he elevates the human form and the human mind, deeming both worthy of poetic praise. CONDITION: Condition is Good/Very Good. Case is very good, some wear to edges/boards, small cloth repair to mid front hinge/back upper hinges, pencil note about book to inner front cover, no limitation statement, spotting on to first plate, pages/hinges/text block are good/very good for over 125 years old!!!. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15893345658

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WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892)

Published by Author's Edition, Camden, New Jersey (1876)

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Item Description: Author's Edition, Camden, New Jersey, 1876. Half-Calf. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. First Issue, one of only 100 copies [BAL 21411], sometimes called the Centennial Edition, after the label at foot of the spine. 8vo: 32,[2],84,[2] 18,[2],x,[4],14,[4],68,[2],120pp, with albumen print frontispiece portrait of the poet autographed by Whitman tipped-in with printed two-line caption (in later states, the caption was extended to a third line) and inserted final leaf advertising Whitman's books. Original tan leather spine and corners (Meyerson's binding B, no known priority), spine compartments heavily tooled in gilt, three black and one red leather lettering pieces gilt, orange S cloth sides, all edges gilt, torquoise-coated endpapers embossed with all-over leaf pattern, cobalt-blue ribbon marker (and dried, pressed flower) laid in. First line of second paragraph on p. 60 changed in Whitman's hand (as in most first-issue copies) to read: 'Long, long ere the Second Centennial . . . ' A superior copy, virtually spotless, in a strong, fresh binding. BAL 21411. Meyerson A9.I.a. Wells and Goldsmith, pp. 21-22. "In a continuing effort to cash in on the nation's centennial celebration, Whitman decided in 1875 'to bring out a volume . . . partly as my contribution to our National Centennial.' The book would be called Two Rivulets; as Whitman explained the title, 'two flowing chains of prose and verse, emanating the real and ideal.' Whitman's continuing obsession with dualities now carries over into the tensions between prose (the language of the 'real') and poetry (the language of the 'ideal'). . . . Two Rivulets contains Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, Memoranda During the War and Passage to India, each with its own title page and pagination, since [Whitman] was in some cases using already printed unbound pages from the various independently published books. Whitman limited this Centennial Edition to 100 copies, printed in Camden (his first book to be printed in his new city) and bound by James Arnold in Philadelphia in two different bindings (black leather with marbled paper sides, and brown leather with orange cloth). The volume contains a copy of a Pearsall photograph of Whitman pasted onto a sheet of paper and inserted just before the title page indicating: "Photo'd from Life, Sept., '72, Brooklyn, N.Y.," with each copy signed "Walt Whitman / born May 31 /1819.' . . . The book is a striking example of Whitman's innovation in design. . . . Whitman had the first 100 copies bound to match his first printing of the 1876 Leaves, so that the two books could be sold as a Centennial set . . . (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman). G. F. E. Pearsall's photograph has become one of the classic images of the poet. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1123

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Walt Whitman

Published by Walt Whitman, Camden N J (1888)

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Item Description: Walt Whitman, Camden N J, 1888. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Cloth.#218 of 600 copies printed. Signed by author on the Leaves of Grass title page. Inscribed by Whitman on the front free end paper 'J W Wassall, from the author, July 23 1889'. Original binding professionally conserved; about half of the original spine label has been preserved. BAL 21431. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 64004

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WHITMAN, Walt (SIGNED).

Published by Camden, New Jersey (1876)

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Item Description: Camden, New Jersey, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. SIGNED AND DATED BY WALT WHITMAN ON THE FRONTISPIECE ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing (one of only 100 printed) in Fine Sangorski & Sutcliffe / Zaehnsdorf green full morocco leather binding with gilt lettering and rules on the spine which is in six compartments. Binding with turn-ins gilt ruled. In a custom marbled paper covered, lined slipcase. The First Printing is distinguished by the presence of a blank leaf between "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free" and "Memoranda During the War" which is present in this copy. A single page of advertising of Whitman's works is in the rear. 8vo. 32, [1 blank leaf], 84, [1 blank leaf], 18, [1 blank leaf], [iv], v-x, [4], 14, [2], [1 blank leaf], 68 [1 blank leaf], [i-iii], iv, [1], 6-120, [1 blank leaf], [1 Advertising] pp. The Rare Signed First Printing BAL 21413. Myerson A9.1.a. Bookseller Inventory # 44442

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Whitman, Walt

Published by David McKay 1891-92 (1891)

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Item Description: David McKay 1891-92, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. ".Walt Whitman published Ñ at his own expense Ñ the first edition of 'Leaves of Grass', a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as 'immoral.'" [Pub. Info] "The death bed edition", carrying the label, "Complete." The book is in Fine condition; Green cloth. Includes: 'Leaves of Grass', 'Goodbye My Fancy'; 'Sands at Seventy'; 'A Backward Glance O're Travel'd Roads'; and, 'Portrait from Life' among other poems. The book is in Fine condition. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1330POD-5971

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FRIEDLANDER, LEE). Friedlander, Lee & Leslie George Katz. With a brief text by Walt Whitman

Published by Eakins Press Foundation, New York (1976)

ISBN 10: 0871300451 ISBN 13: 9780871300454

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Item Description: Eakins Press Foundation, New York, 1976. Cloth with Leather Spine. Book Condition: As New. First Edition 1/150 Deluxe. Oblong Folio. np (78pp), 213 b&w gravure illustrations. "The American Monument" is Lee Friedlander's groundbreaking portfolio of striking images of statues and memorials taken across the United States during the early seventies. Uniquely bound in cloth over boards with sumptuous printing by The Meriden Gravure Company from half-tone negatives made by Richard Benson, it certainly ranks among the great American photography books of the Twentieth Century. A brand new, pristine example of the exceedingly uncommon "Special Edition" of this impressive tome (cited on pages 310-311 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 28 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", page 35 of "From Fair to Fine", and pages 236-237 of "The Book of 101 Books") limited to one hundred and fifty copies bound in red cloth with a gilt-embossed leather spine NUMBERED (60/150) in ink on the rear colophon accompanied by an 11 x 14" silver gelatin print of an image that is not reproduced in the book NUMBERED (60/150) AND SIGNED by Lee Friedlander in ink on the recto that has been laid into in an archival display mat affixed to the inside of the rear board, as issued. These are housed in the publisher's vintage unprinted blue cardboard presentation box. A Fine condition copy of Lee Friedlander's "Fourteen American Monuments" catalogue published by the Eakins Press Foundation has been additionally laid in. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. With an Original Signed and Numbered Photograph. Photography Monograph. Bookseller Inventory # 022825

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Camden, New Jersey (1876)

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Item Description: Camden, New Jersey, 1876. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. One of only 100 copies. The Second Printing, by contrast, consisted of 600-650 copies. BAL's Binding B (no priority) of Half brown leather over orange cloth boards, with green embossed endpapers. All edges gilt. With a frontispiece photograph of Whitman, SIGNED in black ink: Walt Whitman / born May 31 1819. Complete with the single terminal leaf of publisher's advertisements. There is some wear to the forecorners and spine tips and some minor overall soiling. Some of the dark brown leather spine label is missing, though the gilt lettering is preserved, and there are signs of a bookplate removal from the pastedowns . A Very Good copy, very clean internally. Scarce. Myerson A9.1b. Bookseller Inventory # 000239

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Washington, D. C., New-York: J. S. Redfield (1871)

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Item Description: Washington, D. C., New-York: J. S. Redfield, 1871. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST ISSUE. Publisher's light yellow-green coated stiff wraps. Later issues and/or printings were combined with Leaves of Grass. Light edge wear and some minor soiling to the wrappers. Loss of an inch of paper at the head and foot of the spine. A Very Good copy. The wrappered First Issue is scarce. Myerson A 5.1.a? BAL 21404. Bookseller Inventory # 000244

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McCallion, Barry. Walt Whitman

Published by East Hampton, NY (2014)

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Item Description: East Hampton, NY, 2014. Unique artist's book, all on blue Saint-Armand paper, signed and dated by the artist, Barry McCallion on the final page. Page size: 7.5 x 11 inches; title-page plus 50pp. plus colophon. Bound: loose in original blue Saint-Armand paper wrappers housed in blue cloth over boards custom-made cloth clamshell box with collaged labels on front and spine taken from the titlepage and colophon of book. Each verso is hand-numbered by the artist on the blue Saint-Armand paper, with the text (from the Modern Library edition) typed by the artist in 14pt. Times New Roman copied onto yellow paper and collaged to the top border Richard de Bas cream wove sheets (5.5 x 7.5 inches) that are themselves collaged to the blue Saint-Armand. Below the text is an original abstract painting in various colored India inks onto which another collage of painted black paper, with wave-shaped top, forms the bottom edge. The verso of each page is on black mould-made Italian Revere paper, with the text printed in yellow on black smooth paper in "drop-out mirror-writing" collaged to the top of the black Revere paper page, the drawing below in white Koh-I-Noor White ink, with ink painted "wave" of black paper collaged to bottom of black sheet. From the "Sea-Drift" section of Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS, "As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life" this well-known American poem was first published in "The Atlantic Monthly" in April, 1860 as "Bardic Symbols" and included in the 1860 edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. Critics have referred to this verse as a statement of Whitman's intellectual despair in which he questions the effectiveness of his writing. He writes of nature and decay by describing what the ocean brings in and out with the tides. With the energetic and colorful abstract images by Barry McCallion, one does not see dying and death - rather, the reader / viewer is caught in the constant push and pull of nature, re-birth and death, all with the images of the waning and waxing tides. The reader / viewer contemplates the mirror writing in white ink on the versos and has the sense of coming and going as it contrasts with the bright images on the rectos. The conclusion that they are each half of a whole is manifest. A wonderful visual interpretation of this great text. Bookseller Inventory # 10875

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