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Whitman, Walt.

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

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

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WHITMAN, Walt |

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

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

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

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Walt Whitman

Published by Walt Whitman, Camden N J (1888)

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

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Whitman, Walt

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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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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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press, NY and London, 1902. Vellum spines darkened as usual, extremities of paper covered boards beginning to darken; volumes 1 and 2 of the prose writings faintly dampstained on upper margin of the interior pages. No ownership markings. Leaves of Grass in 3 vols, Prose in 7. BAL 21454 D (no priority). This is an important critical edition. BAL notes that this edition prints for the first time "Variorum Readings of 'Leaves of Grass' together with First Drafts of Certain Poems; Rejected Passages; and Poems Dropped by the Way" in vol. 3. "Rejected Lines and Passages" is made up of lines taken from the early manuscripts, most of them antedating the 1855 edition. The Book-Lover's Camden Edition, #157 of 500 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 014834

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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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Whitman, Walt

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Item Description: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. Thayer and Eldridge, Boston:, 1860. Third edition. The scarce first issue of the third edition of Leaves of Grass, with the tinted frontispiece portrait of Whitman (an engraving by Stephen Alonzo Schoff from an oil painting portrait by Charles Hine), and the printer's name on the verso of the title page ("Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry. Printed by George C. Rand & Avery"). Third edition, expanded, first state of the frontispiece. Only 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." Rebound in handsome ornately decorated leather. Rear hinge professionally repaired. The poems are arranged in 7 "clusters": 'Chants Democratic and Native American', with an introductory poem 'Apostroph'; 'Leaves of Grass'; 'Enfans d'Adam'; 'Calamus'; 'Messenger Leaves'; 'Thoughts'; 'Says'; 'Debris'; and 26 individual poems including 'Walt Whitman', 'A Word Out of the Sea' (later titled 'Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking'). The volume commences with 'Proto-Leaf', which was later called 'Starting from Paumanok'. According to the Walt Whitman archive, "The significance of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass tends to be paradoxical. Although the poems often express grief over romantic and professional failures, the book's new sense of structure, the sizable increase in poems, its wider readership and critical praise made it one of Whitman's most successful books. Although the poems seem more intimate and personal than previous Whitman poems, the third edition is also a deliberate intervention into public life, an attempt to realize American democratic ideals and save the Union." 8vo, iv, 456pp. $950. Bookseller Inventory # 1501713

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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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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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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 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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Updike, John

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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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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. Signed by Illustrator(s). 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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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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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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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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Updike, John

Published by Targ Editions, New York (1980)

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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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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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Blodgett, Harold W.

Published by New York University Press, New York (1965)

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Item Description: New York University Press, New York, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. 7½" - 10½". The authoritative New York University Press Comprehensive Reader's Edition, edited by Harold W. Blodgett and Sculley Bradley; the Library of America Poetry and Prose volume, which has the advantage of offering the complete 1855 Leaves of Grass along with the Deathbed Edition, as well as a very generous selection of prose, including the complete Specimen Days. Dust jacket with small tears and chips, and light foxing. Internally very clean, seems unread. A scarce edition complete with various portrait photos of Whitman from various stages of his life. A remarkable American poetry treasure. book. Bookseller Inventory # 272958

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Walt Whitman

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

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Item Description: Portland: Thomas Bird Mosher & William Francis Gable, 1919. Book Condition: Good. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, April 26. Order now for BEST SAVINGS!* limited to 100 numbered copies, of which this is #61; small quarto, 15, xii, [13]-95 pp., tipped frontis. portrait of Whitman, along with the facsimile engraved portrait from the first edition; original gilt & blind stamped blue paper covered boards, lacking the spine covering and now in need of rebacking, covers lightly soiled, corners worn, overall good only. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ZB829181

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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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Whitman, Walt

Published by The Easton Press, Norwalk (1977)

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Item Description: The Easton Press, Norwalk, 1977. Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). COLLECTOR'S EDITION. THE 100 BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN. 527 pages. Beautifully illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Alphabetical Index and Preface to the 1855 Edition. A book of poems by the renowned American journalist, poet and author of INSCRIPTIONS and CALAMUS. Although there is no definitive edition of LEAVES OF GRASS, for Whitman continually revised (adding to and removing poems from) his masterwork, it was first published on July 4, 1855 in Brooklyn, New York. A fine collector's edition fully bound in forest green genuine leather elegantly blocked in 24-kt gold. Issued with moire endpapers, all-gilded edges and satin page-marking ribbon. Frontispiece. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Private Press. Bookseller Inventory # 003836

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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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Whitman, Walt

Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York (1943)

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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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Stacy, Jason

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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