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Complete Writings [Paumanok Edition], The

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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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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Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman, 1855 . . . 1888

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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Leaves of Grass

Whitman, Walt

Published by William E. Chapin, New York (1867)

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Item Description: William E. Chapin, New York, 1867. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Myerson A2.4.a1. Fourth Edition, first issue; containing Leaves of Grass, Drum-Taps, Sequel to Drum-Taps, and Songs Before Parting. Each section includes a Table of Contents and separate pagination. Binding B: half-leather with marbled paper-covered sides. On spine is gilt title and gilt "Edn. 1867". Marbled endpapers coated on one side. This copy has two inserted portraits of Whitman. The first is not recorded in Myerson for this edition, and is an unattributed photo with facsimile signature inserted as a frontispiece. The second is the famous Hollyer engraving from 1855. Myerson notes: "the leaf with the Hollyer engraving printed on the verso has been noted in some copies in binding B after p. 22." AUTOGRAPH NOTATION APPEARS ON THE HOLLYER ENGRAVING: "W. W. / born 1819 / this print taken 1855" in blue pencil. We quote from the excellent essay by Ed Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman (print edition available from Walt Whitman Quarterly Review): "The first postbellum edition of Leaves of Grass is probably the least studied of the various Whitman editions and the most difficult to find. Though there was only one printing of this edition, there are at least three different versions because Whitman was already trying to figure out how or even whether the Civil War fit into Leaves of Grass. In the summer of 1866, he wrote that he was 'coming to New York, principally to bring out a new & much better edition' of Leaves. By the end of August he had engaged the New York printer William E. Chapin to have 'the composition & presswork done in from two to three weeks.' Copies were available by October of 1866. In the first copies of the 1867 edition, Whitman performed his own textual version of healing surgery, suturing the leftover and still-unbound pages of Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps into the back of his new volume, thus binding the poetry of the war into Leaves of Grass. So the first copies of this edition include Drum-Taps, Sequel to Drum-Taps (though not listed in the primary table of contents), and a new separately printed cluster of poems called Songs Before Parting bound into the back of Leaves of Grass as separate entities with their own title pages and pagination. When he ran out of the already printed and unbound copies of Drum-Taps and Sequel, he issued a version with only Leaves and Songs Before Parting. Then he issued a version with only Leaves of Grass." This copy is in a worn but original binding (one inch split to front hinge) with the inserted portraits nearly detached and with a few stains, foxing on portraits, and folds in the text. Rare with Whitman autograph material. Bookseller Inventory # 001088

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Item Description: New York G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. The Paumanok Edition with Aquatints, Nine of Ten Volumes WHITMAN, 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: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1902. The Paumanok Edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets this being number 12. Printed on Ruisdael hand made paper. Nine large octavo volumes, out of a total set of ten, lacking volume ten (9 5/16 x 6 9/16 inches; 235 x 167 mm). Aquatint etched and photogravure frontispieces and plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Title-pages printed in red and black. Additional engraved title-pages, printed in red and green. Handsomely bound in full brown morocco. Covers decoratively ruled and stamped in gilt. Spines decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Gilt dentelles. Green suede doublures and liners. Some very slight rubbing to a few headcaps. Overall a very nice 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. HBS 65556. $2,000. Bookseller Inventory # 65556

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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. 12mo, inserted frontispiece (tinted portrait of Whitman), original bevel- edged textured terra cotta cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, gray endpapers. Third edition, expanded, first state of the frontispiece, primary binding. 1000 copies printed. This third edition, preceded by Whitman's self- published editions of 1855 and 1856, was enlarged to 456 pages, adding 122 new poems, including "Starting from Paumanok" and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and two new sections, "Calamus" and "Children of Adam." BAL 21397 (printing 1; frontispiece state 1; noted binding B). Myerson A2.3.a1 (frontispiece state 1; binding C). Light wear to spine ends, several small stains to cloth, shelf lean, lower edge of front flyleaf stained, lower sixth of frontispiece stained (not touching the image), blind side of frontispiece and frontispiece tissue guard foxed with just a bit of offset on image, title page just a bit tanned, a very good, sound copy. (#133101). Bookseller Inventory # 133101

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LEAF OF GRASS FROM SHADY HILL. With a Review of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Written by Charles Eliot Norton in 1855; And, with A LEAF FROM THE FIRST PRINTING OF LEAVES OF GRASS, published in Brooklyn in 1855.

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, in the rarely retained original plain paper publisher's dustwrapper. 31 pp. + leaf from the first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. A very fine and exceptional copy, the text-block still largely unopened, the green cloth pristine, the rare original dust-wrapper with only very slight evidence of age. 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 # 25578

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Leaves of Grass. Facsimile edition of the 1855 text.

Whitman, Walt.

Published by Thomas Bird Mosher & William Francis Gable,, Portland, Maine: (1919)

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Item Description: Thomas Bird Mosher & William Francis Gable,, Portland, Maine:, 1919. Book Condition: Very good condition. 4to, frontispiece, xii, 95pp. One of 250 copies. Green gilt blind stamped cloth, with gilt title at front cover, and gilt title and gilt floral motifs at spine. With pale blue facsimile wrappers bound in, and Whitman memorabilia loosely inserted at title page, including newspaper clipping dated 1931 concerning Whitman's print shop in Brooklyn; three catalogue listings.There is an intriguing portrait of an older Whitman in an open neck white shirt loosely inserted. It is an 1888 photoprint portrait by Gutenkunst (Saunders 102), printed in oval, with a hand written caption erroneously dating it as 1855. [LOC, Feinberg/Whitman Collection 2002710174.] Corners lightly bumped, gilt at spine slt dulled, two slight ripples to front cover. Internally, slight toning at title page, from catalogue listings loosely inserted, o/w very good. Bookseller Inventory # 17858

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Wild Frank's Return" [story in] The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (November, 1841)

WHITMAN, Walt)

Published by J. & H.G. Langley, New York (1841)

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Item Description: J. & H.G. Langley, New York, 1841. Softcover. Original printed wrappers (New Series: Vol. 9, No. 41). Light chipping to the spine and edges of the wraps, else near fine. First appearance of Walt Whitman's short story: "Wild Frank's Return," which some critics believe sheds light on Whitman's relationship with his dour and possibly overbearing father (Walter Whitman, Sr. died a week after the publication of *Leaves of Grass* in 1855). The story was not printed in book form until it was collected in *Specimen Days* forty years later. The *Democratic Review* was an important political and literary journal described by Whitman in 1858 as a "monthly magazine of a profounder quality of talent than any since." Illustrated with a fine frontispiece portrait plate of Martin Van Buren, with an accompanying tipped-in publisher's notice to subscribers apologizing for the "unavoidable delay which has attended the publication of the present number, it having been caused solely by the breach of contract on the part of the engraver." A handsome copy. *Myerson* E30. Bookseller Inventory # 370698

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Ruth Hall: A Domestic Tale of the Present Time by Fanny Fern.

Parton, Sara Payson].

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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 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. See an Image. Bookseller Inventory # 9377

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Walt Whitman

Whitman, Walt; Samuel Hollyer

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. Engraving , 4 1/2 x 6 inches, of Walt Whitman, age 35 in 1854, by Samuel Hollyer, which originally appeared instead of Whitman's name at the beginning of the first edition of "Leaves of Grass." The engraving is entitled, "Walt Whitman, 1855, copyright 1902," and signed by Hollyer. Hollyer (1826-1919) was considered the last of the old school of American line-engravers; framed. Shipping extra. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5047184940

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Item Description: University of Washington Press 1949-54, 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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Walt Whitman's Complete Leaves of Grass with Prose Essences

Whitman, Walt; Annotations by William Moor, editor

Published by Taibundo (1966)

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Item Description: Taibundo, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Kazuko Okamoto, calligraphy (illustrator). 1st Edition. A collection of poetry beginning with 12 poems in 1855 and 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. With long play record. There is a minor tear at the bottom of the dust jacket. The slipcase is in Near Fine condition. This is a 1st thus edition. set. Bookseller Inventory # 356POL-0779

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Leaves of Grass with Autobiography

Walt Whitman

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia, Pa (1900)

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Item Description: David McKay, Philadelphia, Pa, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Walt Whitman, arguably one of America's greatest poets and chronicler of Nineteenth Century America. Born in 1819 in Long Island N.Y. Whitman was educated in Brooklyn. He had numerous jobs as a young man including working in a doctors office, a lawyers office and as an apprentice print setter. Whitman was later a journalist at newspapers in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York City and later he traveled to Louisiana to become an editor on the staff of the Crescent Newspapers. After retuning North Whitman among other works, The Leaves of Grass in 1855. This very interesting and collectible edition published by Whitman's friend and longtime publisher David McKay " includes a fac-simile autobiography variorum readings of the poems and a department of Gathered Leaves" At the end of the book there is a fifteen page reminiscence by Whitman titled, A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads. Book is Very Good condition with a small group of leaves (12) at front of book loose at binding. An easy repair if you know what you are doing, which i don't. The front of book is finely gilt , the spine is faded. Book is square and corners and spine ends are crisp and clean. The dark green cloth binding is fine. The original dark top stain is fine. A wonderful collection for students and collectors of Walt Whitman. Bookseller Inventory # 000947

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Ego and Art in Walt Whitman - 1st Edition/1st Printing

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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Ego And Art In Walt Whitman - 1st Edition/1st Printing

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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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LEAVES OF GRASS A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, 1855-1891 - Three Volumes , Complete

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 (1850-1881)

Whitman, Walt ; Sherman, Stuart P. (intro)

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - Chicago - Boston (1922)

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - Chicago - Boston, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 ¿ March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American Poet Walt Whitman. Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", "Out of the Cradel Endlessly Rocking", and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd". (in this edition) Modern Student's Library; DJ price clipped; foxing/soiling, scuffed/bumped/chipped edges; dated above title on frt., still colorful and serviceable; now in a mylar protective cover. Navy cloth covers, with gilt pictorial/lettered frt. and spine; slightly soiled/scuffed, mostly edges; spine faded, bumped top/bottom, but still tight. 204p., foxing/soiling, mostly edges; price mark, ffep; dated rfep, o/w internally clean. Bookseller Inventory # 03013a

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Ego And Art In Walt Whitman - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Updike, John

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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 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 # 20012

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CATALOGUE OF FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS

Leon and Brother

Published by Leon and Brother, NY (1885)

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Item Description: Leon and Brother, NY, 1885. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Uncut, stiff wraps. Probably the first catalog of Americn First Editions. Listed by Author, eg Whitman, Walt, Leaves of Grass, 12 poems, folio 1855 $15.00. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 17339

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Walt Whitman's Multitudes Labor Reform and Persona in Whitman's Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855

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Published by New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. VIII, 168 pp. (2008)

ISBN 10: 143310153X ISBN 13: 9781433101533

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Item Description: New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2008. VIII, 168 pp., 2008. Book Condition: New. 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 Industrial Revolution. Through these public personas, found mostly in his journalism, Whitman offered remedies for American artisans who had lost their economic autonomy and status. Instead of attacking broad forces beyond worker control, Whitman blamed artisans for oppressing themselves through the temptations of consumerism and affectation. Walt Whitman?s Multitudes places the first edition of Leaves of Grass on par with Whitman?s journalism and exposes a writer different from most poetry-directed analyses. In doing so, it traces Whitman?s public voice as he wrestled intimately with the debates of his day: conspicuous consumption, nativism, slavery, and, through it all, labor and the status of the new working class. Bookseller Inventory # 310153

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Leaves of Grass (Eakins Press facsimile of 1855 first edition)

Whitman, Walt

Published by Eakins Press 1966 (1966)

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Item Description: Eakins Press 1966, 1966. Facsimile Reprint Oversized Hardback. 95p plus Excellent condition. No dust jacket, as issued. Excellent slip case, very light strip of sunning top and fore edge . ISBN: B000IOQI2M. Bookseller Inventory # 958254

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Leaves of Grass (Signet Classics)

Walt Whitman

ISBN 10: 0451419170 ISBN 13: 9780451419170

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Pub Date :2013-11-05 Pages: 528 Language: English Publisher: Signet Classics Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience.In 1855. an answer came with Leaves of Grass. Today. this masterful collection remains not only a seminal event in American literature but also the incomparable achievement of one of America's greatest poetsan exuberant. passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done. Bookseller Inventory # BV007465

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There Was a Child Went Forth

Whitman, Walt

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. Zhenya Gay (illustrator). Second edition. 8" - 10½". Whitman began writing "Leaves of Grass" in earnest, but his own testimony suggests that he wrote most of the "Leaves of Grass" in 1854 and 1855. The key word in "Song of Myself" and the whole of the "Leaves of Grass" first edition is freedom. As emblems of God, all nature is good and will do good as long as it has the freedom to do so. Later Whitman was to modify this doctrine, but throughout his life he subscribed generally to this transcendentalist doctrine. The other great poems of the first edition are (as Whitman eventually titled them) "The Sleepers," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "There Was a Child Went Forth." This the illustrated by Zhenya Gay children's book of "There Was a Child Went Forth," with the scarce dust_jacket. Dust jacket with creases, closed tears and small chips to the corners only. In very good condition in protective plastic transparency, Second edition. book. Bookseller Inventory # 272657

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Bedingte Ordnungen. Repräsentationen von Chaos und Ordnung bei Walt Whitman, 1840 - 1860., Mainzer Studien zur Amerikanistik Bd. 55.

Hecker-Bretschneider, Elisabeth:

Published by Frankfurt: Lang, (2009)

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Item Description: Frankfurt: Lang, 2009. Originalbroschur. Book Condition: Sehr gut. 485 S. Ein gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - Aus dem Inhalt: Burkes "Tautological Cycle of Terms Implicit in the Idea of Order" -- Erste Bekenntnisse: Chaos, Melancholie und Müßiggang -- Die Woodbury-Briefe -- "The Shadow and the Light of a Young Man's Soul" -- "Sun-Down-Paper" (No. 9) -- Revolutionäre Konfigurationen: Whitman und die Democratic Review -- O'Sullivans Bericht über die Todesstrafe (1841) -- Chaos statt Kontrolle: Maßlose Autorität und die Auflösung sozialer Strukturen -- Ordnung aus dem Chaos: Der amerikanische Unabhängigkeitskrieg und die Umwertung des Autoritätsbegriffs -- Göttliches Gesetz und menschliche Rechtsprechung: Versuche zur Integration des Bösen in eine universelle Ordnung -- "A revolution for the better": Der Roman Franklin Evans im Kontext der amerikanischen Abstinenzbewegung -- Reform als Selbsthilfe: Zur Formierung der Washington Temperance Society -- Erster Reformschritt: Evans und das alte Abstinenzversprechen (OldPledge) -- Die Grenze und das Chaos: Whitmans Frontier-Novelle "Arrow-Tip" -- "Look! all orderly Citizens": Whitman als Agitator (1847-1854] Vom Wilmot Proviso zum Kompromiß von 1850 -- Die Bostoner Unruhen im Spiegel der New-York Daily Times -- "I Come Not Here to Flatter": Whitmans Rolle als Agitator -- Leaves of Grass (1855) -- Whitmans Vorwort zu Leaves of Grass (1855) -- "Song of Myself -- Tod und Kontingenzerfahrung in "To Think of Time" -- Traumzeit: Umwertung aller Werte in "The Sleepers" -- Leaves of Grass (1856) -- Whitmans Brief an Emerson -- Aufbau und Zerstörung in Whitmans "Song of the Broad-Axe" -- Leaves of Grass (1860) -- Compact States -- Ahnungen und Warnungen: Vorboten des Bürgerkriegs. ISBN 9783631575123 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Bookseller Inventory # 1026584

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Leaves of Grass (Facsimile of the First Edition)

Whitman, Walt

Published by New York: Eakins Press 1855, 1966 (1966)

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Item Description: New York: Eakins Press 1855, 1966, 1966. Facsimile reprint. Hardback in Decorated Boards. 95 p. Very good condition. No dust jacket, as issued. Very good slip case. ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 999548

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LEAVES OF GRASS

WHITMAN WALT

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Item Description: Secker & Warburg, 1960. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: bon. In-8. RO60060760: 145 pages. Jaquette abîmée. Annotations en page de garde. The First Edition (1855). Edited, with an Intro. by Malcolm Cowley. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO60060760

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Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition.

WHITMAN, Walt.:

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Item Description: London: Secker & Warburg, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. 145pp. Edited, with an introduction by Malcolm Cowley. xxxvii. 145pp. V.g. in d/w a little worn along edges, rubbed, creased & nicked. Bookseller Inventory # 219

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Walt Whitmans Leaves of Grass (150th Anniversary Edition)

Walt Whitman

ISBN 10: 0195183428 ISBN 13: 9780195183429

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease. . . . observing a spear of summer grass. So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature. The publication of Leaves of Grass in July 1855 was a landmark event in literary history. Ralph Waldo Emerson judged the book the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed. Nothing like the volume had ever appeared before. Everything about it--the unusual jacket and title page, the exuberant preface, the twelve free-flowing, untitled poems embracing every realm of experience--was new. The 1855 edition broke new ground in its relaxed style, which prefigured free verse; in its sexual candor; in its images of racial bonding and democratic togetherness; and in the intensity of its affirmation of the sanctity of the physical world. This Anniversary Edition captures the typeface, design and layout of the original edition supervised by Whitman himself. Todays readers get a sense of the ur-text of Leaves of Grass, the first version of this historic volume, before Whitman made many revisions of both format and style. The volume also boasts an afterword by Whitman authority David Reynolds, in which he discusses the 1855 edition in its social and cultural contexts: its background, its reception, and its contributions to literary history. There is also an appendix containing the early responses to the volume, including Emersons letter, Whitmans three self-reviews, and the twenty other known reviews published in various newspapers and magazines. This special volume will be a must-have keepsake for fans of Whitman and lovers of American poetry. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780195183429

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