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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1902. 10 volumes, 8vo. 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: 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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LEAVES OF GRASS with Sands at Seventy & a Backward Glance o'er Travel'd. Richard Maurice Bucke's Copy.

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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Leaves of Grass

Whitman, Walt

Published by Camden, New Jersey (Walt Whitman (1882)

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Item Description: Camden, New Jersey (Walt Whitman, 1882. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. [Signed Presentation] Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Author’s Edition. 1882. Hardcover in original green cloth, rebacked with original spine neatly laid down and retaining original endpapers. Now housed in custom clamshell box. Book is inscribed on the front free endpaper, “Dr. Benjamin from the author May 26, 1883.” Recipient added handwritten notation below the inscription, “I was then Walt’s personal physician, D.B.” There are perhaps only one hundred copies of this rare Author’s Edition. It includes the “sexuality odes,” which were omitted from most versions. This book was sold by Bauman Rare Books in the early 2000s, and a two-page description of the book on Bauman’s letterhead is laid in. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # NHL0017

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Leaves of Grass.

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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Leaves of Grass

WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Camden, NJ: 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Camden, NJ: 1876, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Beautiful one of only six hundred copies of Whitman's AUTHOR'S EDITION of this internationally acclaimed classic. Bound in dark blue full oasis morocco leather with raised bands and gilt titles: a highly collectible item of literary investment value made even more important and memorable as this is one of the scarce copies SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13341330784

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Walt Whitman "Laughing Philosopher" Portrait

Whitman, Walt] George C. Cox

Published by George C. Cox, New York (1887)

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Item Description: George C. Cox, New York, 1887. First edition. Original print (223 x 184 mm) on a grey cardboard mat (355 x 297 mm), signed and dated "Walt Whitman Sept: '87" and stamped "COPYRIGHT 1887 BY GEORGE C. COX." Minor wear to cardboard edges a few small stains, mostly on the cardboard margin, but a few on the print as well, and three faint lines in what looks like chalk. Verso of the cardboard has written in pencil: "No mat #122 - clean margin with care 11 x 14." (High resolution images available). Very Good condition.From the Charles E. Feinberg Collection, Library of Congress: "On the morning of April 15th, 1887, George Cox took several photographs of Whitman, who was celebrating the success of his New York lecture on Lincoln, delivered the day before. Whitman recalls that "six or seven" photos were made during the session, but Whitman's friend Jeannette Gilder, an observer of the session, said there were many more than that: 'He must have had twenty pictures taken, yet he never posed for a moment. He simply sat in the big revolving chair and swung himself to the right or to the left, as Mr. Cox directed, or took his hat off or put it on again, his expression and attitude remaining so natural that no one would have supposed he was sitting for a photograph.' A few months later, Whitman was angry that Cox apparently was selling copies of the photos with forged signatures and was refusing to send Whitman copies of the proofs to allow Whitman to decide which ones should be printed, but the problem was straightened out and Cox began sending Whitman modest payments for the sale of photos. By October 1888, Whitman was calling Cox "the premier exception" among photographers and claimed to have received around one hundred dollars in royalties. Cox copyrighted two of the photos from this sitting, the only time he ever did so, apparently to protect Whitman's financial interest in them, and he sold the photos only to aid Whitman. This was Whitman's favorite photograph from the Cox session ('it seems to me so excellent- so to stand out from all the others'), a photo he began referring to as 'the Laughing Philosopher:' 'Do you think the name I have given it justified? do you see the laugh in it? I'm not wholly sure: yet I call it that. I can say honestly that I like it better than any other picture of that set: Cox made six or seven of them: yet I am conscious of something foreign in it- something not just right in that place.' Still, Whitman believed the picture was 'like a total- like a whole story,' and he was proud that Tennyson- to whom Whitman sent the photo- admired it: 'liked it much- oh! so much.'" George C. Cox of New York was, in his day, considered one of the finest portrait photographers in America. He opened his studio in 1883, and photographed the wealthy and famous for over a decade, among them the leading artists, politicians, writers and editors, and beauties of the time. One of his most reproduced works was this portrait of Walt Whitman offered here. Bookseller Inventory # 780

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NOVEMBER BOUGHS.

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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Specimen Days & Collect

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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Leaves of Grass.

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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NOVEMBER BOUGHS

WHITMAN, Walt

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1888)

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Item Description: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1888. cloth. First Edition. Decorated green cloth. BAL 21430: Printing 3. Winship believes this is one of 400 copies printed in 1891 and intended by Whitman to be bound with GOODBYE MY FANCY until illness prevented him from pursuing his plans. SIGNED by the author on the front blank and INSCRIBED by Horace Traubel on the front free endpaper in 1903 to Larson Butler with initialled note below the inscription by Traubel stating that "this edn of N. B. bound in green was designed by W.W. for his friends, not for the market, + was never anywhere put on sale." Fine association. Few very small stains on front cover, front hinge gently cracked. Close to Fine with superb signature and inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 002646

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Specimen Days in America

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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MEMORIES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

Whitman, Walt

Published by Thomas Bird Mosher, Portland, Maine (1912)

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Item Description: Thomas Bird Mosher, Portland, Maine, 1912. Quarto. Book Condition: Fine. 2 p.l., xii, 13 numbered leaves, [15]-16, [1]p. Approx. 12" x 8 3/4". Copy No. 5 of 10 printed on Roman vellum, bound in Classic vellum, and signed by the publisher; partly printed on recto side only. ________ Produced in his finest format in 1912, this splendidly large quarto contains Walt Whitman’s "When Lilacs in the Dooryard Bloom’d," "O Captain! My Captain," "Hush’d Be the Camps To-day," and "This Dust was Once the Man." Also appearing are Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a foreword by Walt Whitman devotee and chronicler, Horace Traubel, and selections from Frederick W. Lehman, John Burroughs, a passage from Lowell’s "Commemoration Ode" and an appreciation by the St. Louis newspaper man and publisher, William Marion Reedy. Binding, ties and interior all in very fine condition. ________ Mosher’s 1912 book catalogue mentions that "taken as a whole this may be considered one of Mr. Mosher’s choicest productions" and Norman Strouse called it "an outstanding piece of fine printing, little known today and seldom to be found." Embellished with a rare photo of Lincoln, and with a variety of designs including a large Morrisian "M" on the title page, this is indeed a handsome production. ________ The vellum printing of Memories is a considerable rarity, e.g., two Boston ABAA dealers who have for decades specialized in books printed on vellum had never seen a copy. In over thirty years of auction records, American Book Prices Current doesn’t record even one copy. Likewise, the extensive Americana Exchange’s millions of records going back to 1945 has not one recorded as being one of the "pure vellum" printings. Great collectors of vellum imprints like William Henry Poor. Gertrude Cowdin, Emilie Grigsby didn't have a copy. Even the most notable modern day collector, Norman Strouse, never secured a copy. These great collectors of the Mosher Books over the years missed having what is undoubtedly the finest vellum production from the Press. Only John Quinn was recorded as having a copy. Quinn’s sale by the Anderson Galleries was in 1924, yet in 1925 the American Art Association conducted a sale on May 4 & 5 in which entry No. 397 indicates "ONE OF TEN COPIES PRINTED ON CLASSIC VELLUM" bold-headlined as "THE FIRST COPY TO APPEAR AT PUBLIC SALE" which, of course, wasn’t the case since the Quinn copy appeared the previous year. ________ Census records of this book have located six of the ten copies printed. Copy No. 1 is at Arizona State University and bears the ownership plate of Anna L. Mosher (Thomas B. Mosher's wife). A copy inscribed to William F. Gable (No. 3) was part of the Vladamire Sokoloff estate (entry 299 in the William F. Gable catalogue, Philadelphia: Samuel T. Freeman, May 1932). Present whereabouts of this privately held copy is currently unknown. Copies No. 5 and 7 are in the Bishop Collection of the Mosher Press. Copy No. 8 is at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Copy No. 9 is in the Hanley Collection at the University of Texas—Austin, The Harry Ransom Center. ________ The present copy No. 5 being herein offered is the Thomas Bell copy presently in the Bishop Collection. Bell was a noted Americana collector in New York City and his library was sold in 1917. Megan Constantinou, the new librarian at The Grolier Club, accessed the Bell sale catalogue and this book was apparently kept from the sale. Bell's bookplate was designed by Nancy Barnhart. ________ All in all, this is a choice and extremely rare offering of a Lincoln/Walt Whitman piece which Harry Lyman Koopman, Brown University librarian, would have classified as "tribute typography" as he called Mosher's larger productions (see his "Modern American Printing" in The American Mercury, May 1924 and his The Booklover and His Books of 1917 (p. 137). ________ In a July 15, 1914 letter Thomas Bird Mosher himself wrote to the one-time publisher, W. Irving Way (Way & Williams), he indicated this vellum copy of Memories of President Lincoln is a "pie. Bookseller Inventory # biblio1

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Signed Original Autograph Letter & Photo Display

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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The Complete Poems and Prose. 1855 . 1888. Authenticated Personal Book (Handled by W.W.) . Portraits from Life . Autograph. [Comprising: Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect; and November Boughs.]

WHITMAN, Walt.

Published by Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers, [1888] (1888)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers, [1888], 1888. 3 works bound and published as one, one volume. Publisher's olive cloth, titles gilt to spine, top edge gilt. Pencil annotations throughout, and rear endpapers profusely annotated. Ends and corners rubbed, some minor marks and scratches to cloth, rear hinge cracking, front hinge discreetly repaired; good condition overall. Portrait title page and 4 portrait plates, also photographically-illustrated (later) biographical paper clipping pasted down to front free endpaper. First edition thus, limited edition signed by Whitman on the half title, number 521 of 600 copies (limitation added in manuscript by Horace Traubel to verso of "Note at Beginning" leaf), this copy with a facsimile of Whitman's famous first letter to Anne Gilchrist. This edition, Whitman's second attempt at collecting his poetical and prose works (after the 1876 Centennial Edition with Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets), was "handled" and put together by Whitman himself in 1888-9, and is made up of three works (Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect, and November Boughs, copyright 1881, 1882 and 1888 respectively). It is also illustrated with portraits individually selected by Whitman. A single "Note at End" leaf provides Whitman's printed envoi to the reader, dated Nov 13 1888, and ending, "I have put my name with pen-and-ink with my own hand in the present volume. And from engraved or photo'd portraits taken from life, I have selected some, of different stages, which please me best, (or at any rate displease me least,) and bequeath them at a venture to you, reader, with my love." For Whitman, this edition, put together as his conclusive testament four years before his death, was a thoroughly personal project, with the signature and illustrations providing "all the guarantees of my personality" (Horace Traubel's diary 8 Jan 1889) going "straight from my hands into the hands of the reader; from my heart to your heart" (ibid. 20 Jan 1889). The facsimile letter from Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist (the English author of "A Woman's Estimate of Walt Whitman", 1870, one of the important first pieces of literary praise Whitman received), dated November 3 1871, the first in their famous exchange (the original draft of which is in the Library of Congress), in which he responded to her deranged offers of marriage with a profession of a literary, non-sexual love through his book ("My book is my best letter, my response, my truest explanation of all. In it I have put my body + spirit."), is thoroughly expressive of the extent to which Whitman's works communicated themselves in such a personal, and indeed at times amorous, manner to his readers. This copy bears a torn out sip at the rear with the note, in manuscript: "Private and Personal. Bound - 24/10/13. Stephen Ower, 11 Craigie Terrace, Dundee". The "C" binding on this copy, as Myerson notes, is the one found on the English issue copies which were sent to England in unbound sheets in late 1889, and then bound on order. Though clearly thus a remainder copy, in a late issue publisher's binding, bound and sent to this Mr Ower, the English issue is nonetheless appropriate by being presented in tandem with this facsimile letter to the woman who started as one of Whitman's first and most significant English literary admirers, and became one of his dearest friends. This copy also bears the illustrated bookplate of James C. Thomson, one of Whitman's 20th century biographers, incorporating a quotation from Whitman. Myerson A2.7.m. Bookseller Inventory # 87503

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Two Rivulets Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India [Centennial Edition, Signed]

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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TWO RIVULETS Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India. In a signed binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe / Zaehnsdorf. [First Printing of only 100 copies].

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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Leaves of Grass

Whitman, Walt

Published by Boston: Thayer and Eldridge (1860)

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Item Description: Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Thick 8vo., orange textured terra cotta cloth with bevelled edges, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel lettered in gilt, gray endpapers. Third edition, first printing, with "Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry. Printed by Gorge C. Rand & Avery" on copyright page; portrait frontispiece with of engraver's name given as "Schoff"; 1000 copies printed. BAL 21397 ------ From the library of William Whiting, with Abraham Lincoln's War Department solicitor's engraved library bookplate on the front pastedown. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, and graduated from the law department of Harvard University, Whiting (1813-1873) served as Lincoln's chief legal advisor. His monumental "War Powers Under the Constitution" (1862) provided Lincoln with the statutory rationales for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and propelling the Union war machine. A near flawless copy of a foundational book with a distinguished provenance, with Whitman's signature, "from Walt Whitman, Camden New Jersey," affixed to the front free endpaper. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7871379170

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Good-Bye My Fancy: 2nd Annex to Leaves of Grass

Whitman, Walt

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1891)

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Item Description: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1891. Gilt Embossed Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Frontispeice Photograph (illustrator). First Edition/First State. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Signed by Walt Whitman below frontispiece photograph. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep and inked name and date on 2nd ffep, slight character soiling to fep and ffep, else textblock immaculate and tight. Light shelf wear to the original binding, light fraying to corners, edges, and head and foot of spine, bumped corners, else binding very clean and tight. This is Whitman's last book prior to his death in 1892. 66p; Myerson a13; BAL 21440. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Signed By Author. Hard Cover. Bookseller Inventory # IB198

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Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889. Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams

WHITMAN, Walt). TRAUBEL, Horace, edited by

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1889)

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Item Description: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1889. Hardcover. First edition. Front hinge slightly tender and a couple of splash marks on the front board, a sound, very good copy. A tribute to Whitman on his seventieth birthday, containing an "Autobiographic Note & Response" by Whitman. This anthology also includes a poem by Ernest Rhys, Horace Traubel's essay "Recorders Ages Hence," and letters or addresses by Mark Twain, Richard Watson Gilder, Julian Hawthorne, Hamlin Garland, William Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, John Burroughs, Richard Bucke, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Dean Howells, John G. Whittier, and many others. Boldly Signed by Whitman on the front fly: "Walt Whitman, Dec: 16 '89." Scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. Bookseller Inventory # 49029

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TWO RIVULETS (Signed)

Whitman, Walt

Published by Camden (1876)

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Item Description: Camden, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, SIGNED by Walt Whitman. This is a First Edition, early printing with the original photograph of the author signed without the terminal leaf of the publisher's advertisements in the rear and three lines instead of two on the picture caption. A beautiful rebinding in full red morocco. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight and the pages are clean with some discolorization to title page. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy with the original photograph of Whitman SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9493031131

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Walt Whitman

Johnson, Thomas; Walt Whitman

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Item Description: 1890. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Etching, drypoint, on white wove paper, measuring 11 15/16 x 9 inches, of the poet Walt Whitman, age nearly 70, by the artist Thomas Johnson after a photograph by George C. Cox taken in April 1887, and titled "The Laughing Philosopher.” Signed and dated by Johnson, "T. Johnson, 1891," in pencil below the image. A stunning piece of Whitmania, rarely encountered signed. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11913069171

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Walt Whitman Signed Check

WHITMAN, Walt

Published by New York (1868)

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Item Description: New York, 1868. Walt Whitman Signed Check WHITMAN, Walt. Walt Whitman Signed Check. [New York: 1868]. (Measures 2 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches). Dated January 3, 1868. Filled out in another hand and signed by W.C. & F.P. Church (Publishers) payable to Whitman for $100.00. Endorsed on the reverse in black ink by Whitman. In very good condition with several vertical folds, cancellation cut to center, scattered light toning and soiling and a revenue stamp affixed to the front. This is Whitman's requested price for articles written by Whitman for Church. HBS 67044. $2,750. Bookseller Inventory # 67044

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LEAVES OF GRASS

WHITMAN, Walt (Edward WESTON)

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1942)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1942. Hardcover. Edward Weston (illustrator). Two slim, tall quarto (9" x 12") volumes bound in imitation vellum reproducing in dark grass-green ink a photograph by Edward Weston who has illustrated the volume with 49 photographs specially commissioned for this book and made into exquisitely clear half-tones printed on coated paper. Each spine has a leather label with the title stamped in gilt. With an introduction by Mark Van Doren. Copy #1047 of 1500 SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. A masterpiece of the modern photographically illustrated book. Tasteful bookplate on each front pastedown. Just a touch of wear to the spine tips. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with faint dampstaining to the edge of one side. Uncommon in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 016481

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Aaron Siskind and Walt Whitman: Song of the Open Road, Limited Edition (with Prints)

SISKIND, Aaron, WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1990)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 550 copies (this being number 294), numbered and signed on the colophon page by Siskind, with six bound hand-pulled photogravure plates (each 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches). Hardcover. Fine green linen cloth-covered boards, with spine and fore edge bound in black goatskin and title stamped in gold on spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a black linen-covered slipcase. Photographs by Aaron Siskind. Text by Walt Whitman. Includes a laid-in four-page booklet on the edition. Designed by Kevin Begos Jr. and Dan Carr. Unpaginated (52 pp.), with six photogravure plates printed by Paul Taylor, with Clary Nelson at Renaissance Press, on mould-made French Richard de Bas paper. The letterpress text is set in English Monotype Scotch at Golgonooza Letter Foundry by Julia Ferrari and Dan Carr and printed by Heritage Printers on mould-made paper from Carterie Enrico Magnani, Pescia, Italy. 17-3/8 x 14-7/8 inches. CONDITION: Fine (minor surface wear to the slipcase). Siskind's abstract photographs of road tar patterns -- his final body of work -- accompany Whitman's Song of the Open Road. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 106694

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American Bard. Being the Preface to the First Edition of Leaves of Grass Now Restored to its Native Verse Rhythms and Presented as a Living Poem.

Whitman, Walt.

Published by (Santa Cruz) Lime Kiln Press 1981 (1981)

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Item Description: (Santa Cruz) Lime Kiln Press 1981, 1981. Folio. 37pp. One of 115 copies printed, illustrated, and signed by William Everson. This book was Everson's final offering as Master Printer of the Lime Kiln Press. Illustrated with two woodcuts, it is the only book that he both printed and illustrated. Bound in three-quarter gray pigskin and raw India silk-over-boards. An extremely fine, crisp copy. Prospectus laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 24109

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Leaves of Grass

WHITMAN, WALT

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1942)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1942. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Edward Weston (illustrator). 1st of This Edition. Two volumes in green illustrated cloth with gilt lettered spine labels. Housed in brown cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 1500 copies signed by the photographer. This is copy #1331. Some slight wear to corners o/w fine copies in mildly worn slipcase. Beautifully produced book for it's day with great black white phots by Weston. Scarce in this condition. Size: Quarto. Signed By the Photographer. Bookseller Inventory # 21139

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LEAVES OF GRASS

WHITMAN, Walt (Edward WESTON)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1942. Hardcover. Edward Weston (illustrator). Two slim, tall quarto (9" x 12") volumes bound in imitation vellum reproducing in dark grass-green ink a photograph by Edward Weston who has illustrated the volume with 49 photographs specially commissioned for this book and made into exquisitely clear half-tones printed on coated paper. Each spine has a leather label with the title stamped in gilt. With an introduction by Mark Van Doren. Copy #12 of 1500 SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. A masterpiece of the modern photographically illustrated book. Very minor wear to the spine tips and corners. Near Fine, lacking the slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 016756

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Notes and Fragments: Left by Walt Whitman and now Edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke. one of his Literary Executors

Whitman, Walt; Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke

Published by Privately Printed by A. Talbot & Co., London (1899)

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Item Description: Privately Printed by A. Talbot & Co., London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First printing. First edition, 1899. Number 169 of 225 copies signed by the editor. Blue leatherette 4to, 221pp. A near fine copy with only a few lightened spots to cover, hardly visible, and a very slight dent to the foredge. Contents are bright, clean and unmarked. A rare Whitman item. Bookseller Inventory # z05656

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Leaves of Grass

WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892)

Published by Rees Welsh & Co., No. 23 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia (1882)

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Item Description: Rees Welsh & Co., No. 23 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia, 1882. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition thus. First Philadelphia Edition, first issue, with advertisement for Leaves of Grass and Specimen Days and Collect tipped in at front fly leaf (as the Harvard copy). 8vo: 382pp, portrait of Whitman inserted following p. 28. Publisher's finely woven mustard-yellow cloth, spine and upper cover lettered and decorated in gilt, mottled blue vein-pattern end papers. An excellent copy, about Near Fine, dust-soiled top edge, cloth lightly rubbed in places, spine gilt dulled (but completely legible), spine tips perhaps rebuilt (though skillfully so), contents clean and unmarked, pages lightly toned. BAL 21419. Myerson A2.7.d. Grolier American 100, 67. "Leaves of Grass ultimately went through six entirely different editions, and each edition had multiple issues, often with different bindings, different paper size, different cover designs, and different configurations of contents. . . . [as Whitman] altered the arrangement and number of poems, shifted titles and typefaces, and kept Leaves of Grass a shifting series of quite different texts—each one responding to a particular biographical and cultural moment—instead of a single book. . . . Each edition of Leaves is essentially a different book, not just another version of the same book." In June, 1882, Whitman signed an agreement with the Philadelphia publisher Rees Welsh & Co. to bring out Leaves using the Osgood plates of the sixth, banned edition. (On March 1, the District Attorney of Boston had advised James R. Osgood & Co. that Leaves of Grass fell "within the provisions of the Public Statutes respecting obscene literature" and advised Osgood to "withdraw" and "suppress" the book. Osgood asked Whitman to expunge the offending passages; Whitman, of course, by and large, refused, and Osgood "decline[d] to further circulate the book.") "Whitman's name appears twice on the binding, once in a gold stamped framed facsimile autograph on the front cover, and again on the spine, where the name forms the very ground of the 'Leaves of Grass' that appear above his name in both words and visual emblems, as if the leaves are literally growing from Walt Whitman. . . . And on down the spine is Whitman's beloved hand and butterfly emblem, now with the butterfly-soul appearing on the verge of taking leave of the body-hand: Whitman, still suffering the aftereffects of a stroke, was now convinced his life was near its end. The odd yellowish-olive cast of the cover cloth suggests autumn now instead of the summer-green of the early editions, and the tall grass on the spine looks like hay ready for the harvest. . . . Whitman never again created a new edition of Leaves, though he did add two 'annexes' and repackaged the book in different ways." (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) 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 # BB1199

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