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Whitman, Walter

Published by Brooklyn, New York (1855)

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Item Description: Brooklyn, New York, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. 1st ed.. 27.8 x 19.5 cm. An extremely rare first edition copy of Whitman`s famous poem, in the first state of the text and binding (green cloth, triple gilt fillet border on each cover, marbled endpapers, blind-tooled floral designs on each cover, a.e.g.). Whitman`s portrait (with tissue guard) is on card stock. Line 2 of p.49 reads `And the night is for you and me and all` and on the title page verso is the 1855 copyright statement. Only 337 copies were published in the first state of the binding. Spine cracked and text with occasional foxing, two large brown marks on the fly, and a small ink stain on p.vi-vii. Ex-bookseller`s sticker on back pastedown. Front free endpaper to p.iv loose from binding. Otherwise in nice condition. Includes 2 letters from the bookseller Bernard M. Rosenthal to Sensui Shoji, who purchased the book from him in 1980, and two sketches by an unknown artist on loose paper (one portrait signed in pencil `E.M. Bates`). In quarter morocco case and with other Japanese ephemera relating to the book. Extremelyl scarce. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 279

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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Brooklyn, New York (1855)

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Item Description: Brooklyn, New York, 1855. First Edition of "Leaves of Grass" Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn: [for the author by Andrew and James Rome], 1855. First edition, first issue. A Very Good copy, rare in the original cloth. This copy has been recased, reversing old repairs and closing some tears to the cloth near the spine that would otherwise have gotten worse. Small blank margin of the frontis portrait chipped and renewed. The title page is frayed at the edges and with some large tears, which have all now been professionally secured. Internal contents show some smudges and wear, but the book is complete and in its original binding. BAL state A binding, with extra gilt and all page edges gilt, state A of the frontis portrait, on thick card-stock, state B of the copyright notice, printing the notice in two lines, and state B of page iv with "and" spelled correctly. Also, with the first state of leaf 49 reading "And the night is for you and me and all." (Gary Schmidgall: "1855: A Stop-Press Revision") Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Perhaps the most important collection of poetry in American Literature. Although "Leaves of Grass" was first greeted with derision and even shock – Boston’s district attorney attempted to have some of the poems suppressed as obscene and Whitman was fired from his job – it eventually claimed its rightful place in the American canon. Whitman wrote the collection after he was inspired by Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, and the poems in Leaves of Grass are noted for their sensualist focus on nature and the human form. They include some of Whitman’s most famous works, including "Song of Myself" and "I Sing of the Body Electric." Despite the collection’s fame and success, Whitman re-wrote and edited the collection many times, with the final edition containing over 400 poems. Whitman himself helped pay for the printing of the first edition, the run of which contained only 800 copies, most of which were unbound. "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." (Printing and the Mind of Man) Unsurprisingly, the book has had numerous admirers. Harold Bloom has called the book the "secular scripture of the United States", and Ezra Pound referred to Whitman as "America’s Poet." "The whole body of these Poems—spiritually considered—is alive with power, throbbing and beating behind and between the lines. There is more here than mere oddity, and barbaric indifference to elegant forms of speech; there is a living soul—no matter whether its owner drove an omnibus once, or stands on State street and chaffers greedily every day for gold—and that soul insists on giving itself to its fellows, even if it has to rend the most sacred rules of speech to achieve its larger liberty. It is the texture of the stuff that tells, because it is that which is going to endure." (Contemporary Review of 1860 edition, Boston Banner of Light) Very Good. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and the prophet of democracy." -- PMM (#1533) BAL 21395. Myerson A2.1.a1. HBS 67605. $95,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67605

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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 edition 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 Ferguson Bros., Philadelphia (1888)

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Item Description: Ferguson Bros., Philadelphia, 1888. hardcover. Book Condition: good. First. Hand-written limitation: Number 288 of 600 copies, signed by Whitman on the sectional title for "Leaves of Grass". One preliminary leaf -"Note at Beginning" is detached, and has worm-holes in the margin. From the library of Jean Hersholt, with his signed book-plate, (No. W.15) Large thick 8vo, 1/2 leather over green cloth; marbled end-papers. (Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros., 1888). Limited First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 215383

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Whitman, Walt

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Item Description: 1860. [a handsome copy] Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, Year 85 of the States (1860-61) [actually May 1860]. Original blind-stamped orange-brown cloth, beveled. Third Edition, first impression -- greatly expanded from the two earlier editions (both of which had been self-published). The first (1855) edition had consisted of only 12 poems; the second (1856) just 32. This third edition, by a legitimate (if financially shaky) publisher, contains 156 poems. Among the 122 poems new to this edition are "Starting from Paumanok," "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and the entire sections "Calamus" and "Enfans d'Adam." The latter includes some of Whitman's then-controversial thoughts on sex, such as~A woman waits for me -- she contains all, nothing is lacking,~Yet all were lacking, if sex were lacking, or if the moisture of the right man were lacking.~This is a copy from the first impression, which consisted of 1000 copies issued in May 1860. This printing is identifiable by the copyright page imprints of both "The Boston Stereotype Foundry" and "George C. Rand & Avery." (There was a second printing issued just six weeks after the first, without those imprints; seven months thereafter, in January 1861, the publisher went bankrupt. In 1879, publisher Richard Worthington bought the third edition plates; he offered Whitman $250 to authenticate another edition and add a few more poems, but Whitman indignantly refused, so during the 1880s Worthington went ahead and issued several unauthorized printings of the 1860-61 edition.)~This copy has the first state of the frontispiece portrait, against a tan background with the engraver's name simply "Schoff." The binding is Blanck's "binding B" (and Myerson's "binding C"), orange-brown zigzag-grain cloth with the globe and sunrise vignettes on the covers (no precedence among the various bindings has been established).~This is a near-fine copy, with only the slightest of shelf-wear; a few gatherings stand slightly proud, and there is some foxing solely on the frontispiece plate; the original grey endpapers remain intact, despite the considerable heft of this 456-page volume. A nice copy of the first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS costs at least $75,000, and the second about $20,000 -- so the third is the earliest edition that is within reach of most collectors. This book does not turn up in much better condition. Myerson A2.3.a1; Blanck 21397. Bookseller Inventory # 12911

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Thomas Bird Mosher, Portland, Maine (1919)

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Item Description: Thomas Bird Mosher, Portland, Maine, 1919. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. Facsimile. One of 50 numbered copies on Japan vellum, signed by Thomas Bird Mosher. Nice copy in very good+ to near fine. Has prior owner's gift inscription and bookplater. Large or heavy book and may require extra postage. No AMAZON international order on this title. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Publisher. Limited to 50. Bookseller Inventory # 022255

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LEAF OF GRASS FROM SHADY HILL. With: Whitman, Walt; LEAVES

Whitman, Walt; LEAVES OF GRASS]; Norton Charles Eliot

Published by Cambridge and Brooklyn printed at the Harvard University Press and by the author 1928; 1855 (1928)

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Item Description: Cambridge and Brooklyn printed at the Harvard University Press and by the author 1928; 1855, 1928. First edition of the book and a leaf from the first edition of Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS. With a frontispiece portrait of Norton and F. J. Child from a photograph taken circa 1854. 4to, publisher's original green cloth gilt lettered on the upper cover and spine. 31 pp. + leaf from the first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. A very fine copy, the text-block still largely unopened, the green cloth essentially pristine. The original 1855 leaf from the first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS well preserved. FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK WITH A LEAF FROM THE 1855 FIRST PRINTING OF WALT WHITMAN'S LEAVES OF GRASS. The text was issued to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Charles Eliot Norton, this book contains an introductory essay by Kenneth Murdock, a poem by Norton inspired by Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS, and Norton's review of that work, printed anonymously in "Putnam's Monthly" for September, 1855. The original leaf of the poem comes from the first printing, issued in Brooklyn by Whitman in 1855. It is, to this day, held to be the greatest poetical work in American literature. Bookseller Inventory # 26615

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Item Description: Philadelphia. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, ., 1866. Disbound. First Edition. 12mo. 39 pp. + 1 p. letter. 12mo. James Aitken Meigs (1829Ð79) was a distinguished Philadelphia physician, professor at several Philadelphia medical colleges, a physiologist and physical anthropologist. While he engaged in medical practice, especially during the Civil War, he has an extensive research bibliography, chiefly devoted to ethnological and craniological subjects. According to the above referenced paper, the pioneer in physical anthropology in America was Dr. Samuel G. Morton, whose most important work was published in 1839 as Crania Americana, a comparative study of Native American crania collected by Morton. He died in 1851 and his most direct scholarly descendent was James Aitken Meigs, who completed the cataloguing of Morton's collection, as detailed in this important paper. This tradition marks the Philadelphia beginnings of American studies of Physical Anthropology, an important branch of Human Biology, emphasized at the Wistar Institute of that city. Physical Anthropology was not an isolated field, but intersected with phrenology and other biological branches popular in Meigs's time. Here is an important autographed letter signed by Meigs and addressed to [Lorenzo Niles] Fowler (1811Ð96) & [Samuel R]. Wells (1820Ð75). Its text is as follows: Philada./ No. 423 S. Broad St./ Oct. 10th 1866 Messrs. Fowler & Wells, / Gentlemen, Along with this I mail to your address a copy of a paper upon the crania of the American Indians, which has just been published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Nat. Sciences of this city. It embodies the first attempt to classify the crania of the native races of this continent. according to their ethnic forms. I have also endeavored to show that these races do not belong to one uniform cranial type- / Please notice the paper in your Journal. / Are you done with the wood-cuts I sent you? If so, please return them by Express & oblige/ Truly Yours &c./ Jas: Aitken Meigs. At the foot of the letter in another hand and pen is the notation: Save this. W [?Wells]This letter expresses the seriousness with which Phrenology was viewed by many scholars, writers, etc. at the time. Fowler & Wells had published the second edition (expanded) of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" in 1856 as well as Whitman's own 'anonymous' review of his own work in 1855 in The American Phrenological Journal. Whitman had previously been examined phrenologically by Lorenzo Fowler and became a staff writer for "Life Illustrated", a periodical published by Fowler & Wells. (M. B. Stern, Heads and Headlnes. The Phrenological Fowlers, 1971) ( for Whitman and Fowler).The scientific paper has a number of textual corrections in the hand of Meigs. Near Fine. Alesù Hrdi ka, Contribution to the History of Physical Anthropology in the United States of America, with Special Reference to Philadelphia, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 87, No. 1. (July 14, 1943), pp. 61Ð64. Bookseller Inventory # 11044

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Parton, Sara Payson]

Published by Mason Brothers, New York (1855)

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Item Description: Mason Brothers, New York, 1855. First Edition. 12mo; 400pp; green cloth blind and gilt-stamped cloth, buff endpapers, spine elaborately gilt-stamped with leaves and author and title in script on diagonal, "Fanny Fern" in gilt on front panel within blind cartouche of grapes and leaves. There is a tiny bit of rubbing at tips and spine ends, endpapers somewhat foxed, else this is a lovely copy, the gilt stamping fresh and the text tight and clean. This is the nicest copy we've seen of a book that almost always has condition problems. Sara Payson Willis (1811-1872), America's first woman newspaper columnist and originator of the saying, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" was the daughter of Nathaniel Willis, editor and found of two Boston newspapers, and a sister of N.P. Willis, New York poet and journalist. But, her meteoric rise to fame was accomplished without the help of -- in fact without the knowledge of -- her family. Her autobiographic novel, RUTH HALL, is a rags to riches story with a difference: the heroine realizes the American dream of success on her own, without the help of or by marrying a man, just as the author, "Fanny Fern" had. And, for this she was roundly criticized as unfeminine. A graduate of Catharine Beecher's Female Seminary, she earned herself the reputation of a cut-up and wit. Left a widow with two young children to support at the age of 35, she entered a disastrous marriage of convenience to Samuel Farrington, whom she left two years later. This scandalized her family who refused to support her or her children. She began writing for the "Boston Olive Branch" and "True Flag," followed by work as a regular columnist for the "New York Musical World and Times." Her witty, satirical pieces were immensely popular and her essays were gathered and published in FERN LEAVES FROM FANNY'S PORTFOLIO (1853), which was a bestseller. After the publication of RUTH HALL, she was offered the sum of $100 a column to write for the "New York Ledger," making her the highest paid newspaper writer of her day. Later marrying James Parton, she continued her weekly column for the Ledger for the rest of her life. An advocate of economic independence for women -- a cause very close to her personally -- while questioning male authority and conventional marriage patterns, puts her in the front line of American women "pioneers" of the 19th century. She was the first woman to publicly express her appreciation of Walt Whitman's genius in her review of LEAVES OF GRASS in the "Ledger "(1856). Although Fern wrote another novel, it is RUTH HALL that is considered her most important work. Praised by Nathaniel Hawthorne (he of the "mob of scribbling women" quote) for precisely the reasons others criticized the novel, he wrote that she tore off the strait-jacket of convention and came before the public "stark naked" which was the only way for a woman to write anything worthwhile. An important American 19th century novel. NAW III, pp. 24-5. WOMEN'S WRITING, pp. 316-317. Wright II, 1849. Warren, Joyce W. "Legacy." Fall, 1985. EMERGING VOICES, p. 51. Bookseller Inventory # 9377

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Updike, John

Published by Targ Editions, New York (1980)

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Item Description: Targ Editions, New York, 1980. 1/4 Cloth. Book Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+. 8vo; 28 pages. An attractive first edition/first printing, limited to 350 copies. Decorative boards with gilt-stamped olive cloth. In unread Very Fine condition in alike publisher's plain paper dust-jacket. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page; Updike's review of Walt Whitman, often called the greatest American poet for his Leaves of Grass (1855.) Originally given as a talk at the Morgan Library in New York City on October 4, 1977. Eventually reprinted as Whitman's Egotheism First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 20110

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A Concordance of Walt Whitman's Leaves of: Eby, Edwin Harold

Item Description: University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1949. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First printing. Five volumes. First editions, 1949-1954. Softcovers, 964 total pp., clean unmarked text, Good to Very Good copies, some soiling or discoloration to the covers, rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers of some volumes including some creasing and a bit of tearing to the tips. Rare set. Bookseller Inventory # s0009820

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Whitman, Walt; Annotations by William Moor, editor

Published by Taibundo, Tokyo (1966)

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Item Description: Taibundo, Tokyo, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Kazuko Okamoto, calligraphy (illustrator). 1st Edition. "In 1855, Walt Whitman published - at his own expense - the first edition of 'Leaves of Grass,' a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of. 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.' Whitman continued evolving 'Leaves of Grass' despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing. This edition presents the original twelve poems from Whitman's premier 1855 publication of 'Leaves of Grass.' Included are some of the greatest poems of modern times: 'Song of Myself,' 'I Sing the Body Electric,' and 'There Was a Child Went Forth." [Pub. Info] A collection of poetry revised and republished continuously until a final book of 400 poems was completed in 1891. Perhaps the most unusual and attractive presentation of 'Leaves of Grass' published. Includes a long play record of Whitman reciting his poetry. There is a minor tear at the bottom of the dust jacket. The slipcase is in Near Fine condition. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST THUS. set. Bookseller Inventory # 356POL-0779

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Soth, Alec (Photographer) & Schumann, Aaron (Contributor)

Published by London, England: MACK, 2015

ISBN 10: 1910164364 ISBN 13: 9781910164365

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Item Description: London, England: MACK, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 2015. Retrospective Catalog, presented as an Artist Book. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The First Clamshell Box Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a clamshell box only. A brilliant production by Alec Soth: The Catalog gathers together four of his major books as exquisite, small-size facsimile reproductions. Complemented with an Essay by Aaron Schumann that is spread across large-format Postcards. The materials are all neatly housed together in a hardcover clamshell box. The Postcards: 28 full-size, 8 X 8 inch color and black-and-white postcards printed one side of the actual images shown in the touring exhibition. These are NOT your typical small-size mailer-postcards. These are beautifully printed on thick, glossy stock paper, and are eminently suitable for framing. The Mini-Facsimile Books: "Sleeping By The Mississippi"; "Niagara"; "Broken Manual"; and "Songbook". Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the touring exhibition, which uses the major bodies of work that Soth has published as books since 2004. Presents Alec Soth's "Gathered Leaves". An inspired re-presentation of Soth's significant achievement thus far. The title evokes Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" (1855), the greatest American epic poem, which has influenced photographers as much as (if not more than) writers and poets. "Soth's meteoric rise to international acclaim began with his first book, 'Sleeping By The Mississippi'. It embodies not only a moment in which a new and original voice emerged with an unusual ability to transpose subtle and highly personal stories of local American life, but also marked a significant early event in the photo-book publishing boom we are currently experiencing. The success of his two subsequent volumes, 'Niagara' (2006) and 'Broken Manual' (2010), combined with the hugely influential exploration of self-publishing under his Little Brown Mushroom imprint, have all reinforced Soth's position as a master of the book form. The recent success of 'Songbook' (2015) has seen his return to mainstream book publishing" (Publisher's blurb). Well, when it comes to putting together a book that holds together perfectly, Alec Soth has few peers, and this beautifully conceived and realized Artist Book is further confirmation of the fact. Still, his work is not just a formalist exercise. It is acutely beautiful because Soth handles otherwise heavy socio-philosophical themes with a light touch, that is to say, as an artist (rather than a philosopher). An absolute "must-have" title for Alec Soth collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker by Alec Soth. It is signed directly on the clamshell box itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Clamshell Box Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The Clamshell Box holds 28 full-size, 8 X 8 inch color and black-and-white postcards that are printed one side of the actual images shown in the touring exhibition. These are NOT your typical, small-size mailer-postcards. These are beautifully printed on thick, glossy stock paper, and are eminently suitable for framing. A scarce signed copy thus. 4 books, 28 full-size, 8 X 8 inch postcards. Alec Soth's "Sleeping By The Mississippi" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant living photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEC SOTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1910164364. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 20175

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Updike, John

Published by Targ Editions, New York (1980)

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Item Description: Targ Editions, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 8vo; 28 pages. An attractive first edition/first printing, limited to 350 copies. Decorative boards with gilt-stamped olive cloth. In unread Fine condition in alike publisher's plain paper dust-jacket. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page; Originally given as a talk at the Morgan library, in New York City on October 4, 1977, eventually reprinted as Whitman's Egotheism. Updike's review of Walt Whitman, often called the greatest American poet for his Leaves of Grass (1855) First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 29563

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Gehenna Press.

Published by Northampton: Printed by E. & L. Baskin and R. Warren at The Gehenna Press. (1955)

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Item Description: Northampton: Printed by E. & L. Baskin and R. Warren at The Gehenna Press., 1955. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Large broadside measuring 19 by 19 1/4 inches. Broadside consists of the text of Whitman's poem within a triple line border and a wood engraved full-length portrait of Whitman by Leonard Baskin. Limited to 250 copies. The broadside is worn with some surface wrinkling and some light soiling to the margin. There is a 6-inch long closed tear in the lower left corner. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 7336

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Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of: Walt Whitman, Sculley

Walt Whitman, Sculley Bradley (Editor), Harold W. Blodgett (Editor), William White (Editor)

Published by New York University Press (1980)

ISBN 10: 0814710247 ISBN 13: 9780814710241

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Item Description: New York University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1St Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0814710247

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Updike, John

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Item Description: Targ Editions, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine+. 8vo; 28 pages. An attractive first edition/first printing, limited to 350 copies, in unread Very Fine condition, in glassine, lacking the plain wrapper. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page; Updike's review of Walt Whitman, often called the greatest American poet for his Leaves of Grass (1855.) Originally given as a talk at the Morgan Library in New York City on October 4, 1977. Eventually reprinted as Whitman's Egotheism First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 20013

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Whitman, Walt

Published by New York University Press, NY (1980)

ISBN 10: 0814710247 ISBN 13: 9780814710241

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Item Description: New York University Press, NY, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 944 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 33699

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Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of: Whitman, Walt; William

Whitman, Walt; William White, Arthur Golden, Harold W. Blodgett, Sculley Bradley, editors

Published by New York: New York University Press (1980)

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Item Description: New York: New York University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Three volumes (complete), 4to., red cloth lettered in gilt; dust jackets. First edition, covering the years 1855 through 1891. A gorgeous set. Shipping extra. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14612727108

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Whitman, Walt

Published by The Eakins Press, New York (1966)

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Item Description: The Eakins Press, New York, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Portrait Engraving (illustrator). First Edition Facsimile. Quarto. Green gilt embossed cloth in a red paper-covered slipcase with gilt title. An exact copy of the first edition of 1855 as privately issued by Whitman, printed in Brooklyn, and received by Ralph Waldo Emerson. From a copy in the Library of Yale University, this edition includes eight pages of first comments and reviews, added to later copies of the first edition, and containing a review in The American Phrenological Journal attributed to the poet, and a letter Emerson sent to Whitman. The lettering, cloth texture and embossing on the cover are faithful replicas of the original. Bookseller Inventory # 1354267

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LEAVES OF GRASS: A Textual Variorum of: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by New York Univ. Press 1980 (1980)

ISBN 10: 0814710247 ISBN 13: 9780814710241

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Item Description: New York Univ. Press 1980, 1980. Hard Cover. First edition. Three volumes. Variorum of the printed poems from 1855 to 1891. Editor Sculley Bradley, et al. Very good with the following exception: fore edge of pages of Volume III lightly soiled. DJs are very good, with the following exceptions: DJ of Vol. I is lightly soiled on the front, lower edge, 2 inches only; one very small repaired tear on lower corner, rear panel of DJ of Vol. III. Repaired on the verso with sheer, acid free tape. (loc 1034/1). Bookseller Inventory # 004195

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Walt Whitman

Published by Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York (1948)

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Item Description: Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York, 1948. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. A lovely boxed set of Whitman's complete poetry and prose, covers in fine shape, binding straight, Whitman's preface to the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass is marked in pen by American novelist William Heath, the rest of the two volumes are clean and unmarked. There is no nicer edition of Whitman's works. Very rare and highly collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 006791

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Norton, Charles Eliot.

Published by No place: privately printed at the Harvard University Press, (1928 (1928)

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Item Description: No place: privately printed at the Harvard University Press, (1928, 1928. No place: privately printed at the Harvard University Press, (1928). First edition. Green cloth, blind and gilt. "This little book, printed to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Charles Eliot Norton, contains a poem by him, inspired by Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass', and also his review of that work, printed anonymously in "Putnam's Monthly" for September, 1855." A Fine copy, unopened. Bookseller Inventory # bc04b24415d12e7ea16d2bfd562c8635

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Whitman, Walt) Norton, Charles Eliot

Published by Printed at the Harvard University Press, [Cambridge (1928)

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Item Description: Printed at the Harvard University Press, [Cambridge, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Frontis portrait. 31 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Green cloth, Fine, some foxing to frontis Frontis portrait. 31 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 239916

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Walt Whitman's Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona: Stacy, Jason

Stacy, Jason

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ISBN 10: 1433103834 ISBN 13: 9781433103834

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Item Description: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. Book Condition: New. Num Pages: 168 pages. BIC Classification: DSBF; EB; HBJK; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 152 x 225 x 11. Weight in Grams: 270. . 2008. 1st New edition. Paperback. . . . . from our Bookshop. Bookseller Inventory # V9781433103834

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Walt Whitman's Multitudes (Paperback): Jason Stacy

Jason Stacy

ISBN 10: 1433103834 ISBN 13: 9781433103834

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Item Description: 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 152mm x 225mm x. Paperback. In the fifteen years before the publication of Leaves of Grass (1855), Walt Whitman constructed three authoritative voices by which he engaged the upheavals endemic to the Ind.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 168 pages. 0.250. Bookseller Inventory # 9781433103834

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WHITMAN, Walt. NORTON, Charles Eliot.

Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (1928)

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Item Description: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts., 1928. First edition. Quarto. 31 pages. A previously unpublished poem inspired by Leaves of Grass and written in 1855, followed by the author's review of Whitman's book as it appeared in Putnam's Monthly in September of the same year. Twelve page explanatory essay by Kenneth Ballard Murdock. Printed to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Eliot Norton. Pages unopened.Fine in the original plain dustwrapper which is a bit chipped. Bookseller Inventory # WHITMANW021893

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A Race of Singers: Whitman's Working-Class Hero: Bryan K. Garman

Bryan K. Garman

ISBN 10: 0807848662 ISBN 13: 9780807848661

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Item Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 146mm x 22mm x 236mm. Paperback. When Walt Whitman published "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, he dreamed of inspiring a "race of singers" who would celebrate the working class and realize the pr.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 338 pages. 0.454. Bookseller Inventory # 9780807848661

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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Doubleday Page, Garden City (1926)

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Item Description: Doubleday Page, Garden City, 1926. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First. The original Prefaces to Leaves of Grass, 1855 & A Backward Glance., 1888, unaccountably missing from so many printings. The dust wrapper is somewhat shelf-worn. Foreword by Christopher Morley. 67ypp., black cloth, paper spine label; d.w. Garden City: Doubleday Page, 1926. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 226849

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Doubleday. Page, Garden City, NY (1926)

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Item Description: Doubleday. Page, Garden City, NY, 1926. Book Condition: Cloth. Fine. First edition. First edition. Frontispiece. xx, 67 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Frontispiece. xx, 67 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 53356

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