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Leaves of Grass: Whitman, Walter

Whitman, Walter

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Item Description: 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 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. Extremely scarce. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 279

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Leaves of Grass: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Brooklyn New York (1855)

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Item Description: Brooklyn New York, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First State with portrait frontispiece printed on a sheet of heavier paper, second issue copyright page with two lines of information. This copy is authentically SIGNED Walt Whitman on a laid in signature. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with no cocking or leaning with some repair. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to a few pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Walt Whitman First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-19244844778

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

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WHITMAN, Walt |

Published by 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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Whitman, Walt

Published by Camden, NJ: s.n. (1876)

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Item Description: Camden, NJ: s.n., 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Author's edition. Signed by Whitman on the title page. Publisher's light tan leather and green marbled boards, tan title label lettered in gilt, decorative lattice pattern to the spine in blind, ruled in blind, yellow coated endpapers. A bright and unsophisticated copy, with some light rubbing to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, a few small chips to the spine head, some light soiling to the leather, otherwise clean boards, a hint of residue to the endpapers, some light spotting to the endpapers, minor scratch to the top edge, otherwise fresh and clean pages, sturdy spine. Overall, an about near fine and pleasing copy without any repairs or restoration. Scarce in such fine condition. BAL 21412. First published in 1855, Leaves of Grass is a collection of poetry that Walt Whitman continued to edit, revise, and republish over the course of his life. In its first iteration, the collection contained only twelve verses, while later editions included several hundred. This author's edition contains 195 poems, including "Salut au Monde," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "One's-Self I Sing," "Unfolded Out of the Folds," and "Bathed in War's Perfume," among others. Inspired by his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, Whitman's poetry lauds the human body, the material world, and the American spirit. Notably, although criticized for its exultation of sensual pleasure and overt discussion of sexuality, Leaves of Grass was highly praised by Emerson and remains widely considered one of the cornerstones of 19th century American poetry. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # WWM008

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Glaister, Donald. Rumi and Walt Whitman

Published by Foolsgold Studio, Vashon, WA (2016)

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Item Description: Foolsgold Studio, Vashon, WA, 2016. Artist's book, one of 10 copies, from a total edition of 12 for sale, 10 regular, 2 deluxe (Sold Out), pages on polyester film and various metals and binders board, each copy signed by the artist, Donald Glaister, on the colophon. Page size 14 x 12 inches; 32pp. Bound by the artist: textured and painted paper over boards, hand-sewn with each page on tabs to allow complete opening of each page spread, black morocco spine, with sanded aluminum insets on front and back panels; title indicated by three parallel cut-outs in the aluminum inset on front panel suggesting a counting system, housed in custom-made black cloth clamshell box. The text is letterpress printed in Filosofia in various point sizes, on aluminum and polyester sheets done from photopolymer plates by Jessica Spring at Springtide Press. The drawn images are silkscreen printed on aluminum and individually painted by the artist, Donald Glaister, who designed and produced the edition, assisted by Gabby Cooksey. The texts are Zahra Partovi's thoughtful, elegant translation of VERSES (1986) by Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi, a 12th century Persian mystic poet, published by Vincent FitzGerald and Company and the verse of Walt Whitman from the 1855 edition of LEAVES OF GRASS, starting, "I celebrate myself." The colophon / artist's statement tells us that this book is dedicated to the memory of Don Moore, Senior Engineer on the Voyager Spacecraft Project, the late brother of Donald Glaister's wife, artist Suzanne Moore. Aside from the family ties, the two Don's were close friends.The artist, Donald Glaister, writes, " 3 IN SEARCH OF THE UNIVERSE is a celebration of the search for what is beyond: beyond what we see, what we think we see, and what we know we don't see. Rumi, Whitman, and the Voyager project all were instruments of this 'grand quest.' The writers wondered at the immensity and the universality of being. The scientist gave Voyager the physical form to that wonder. It fuels our wonder still."The book begins with couplets from Rumi, letterpress printed on textured aluminum with painted accents. The effect is ethereal and timeless, as are the couplets themselves. After the Rumi pages begins a sequence of amorphous, darkly painted, textured pages with angular cut-outs that reveal hard-edged industrial forms of plastics and metals beneath. From the fold of each of these page spreads emerges a translucent page of poetry, excerpted from Walt Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS. These seemingly incongruous elements make perfect sense given the theme of the book in general and the theme of Whitman's poetry in particular.Interspersed are the cut-out / Whitman page spreads and images reminiscent of engineering drawings painted on brushed aluminum. The aluminum paintings increase in complexity as one moves through the book. These paintings reflect the indefinite process of human creativity: the hard work as well as the flashes of inspiration that allow parts of an idea to appear fully formed in the searcher's mind. They are the visual ecstasy of "the quest." The aluminum paintings are visually oriented to the Voyager part of the trilogy but are equally applicable to the Rumi and Whitman facets as well. Man has, from the very beginning, dared to search not only his immediate environs but the immensity of all he can imagine. It is in that exploration that human beings discover themselves, as is so poignantly detailed by Rumi and Whitman. Donald Glaister's art brings us, breathtaking page by breathtaking page, to the edges of what we know of the universe, with flashes of illumination amidst the darkness, and then brings us back to the light in each of us. As well as a beautiful book, perfectly crafted, this is a profoundly moving book. To open the pages is to embark on the journey, experience the exhilaration of discovery, wonder, and joy!. Bookseller Inventory # 11141

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Walt Whitman

Published by Walt Whitman (1888)

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Item Description: Walt Whitman, 1888. Book Condition: Good. B00FIBFWQS B00FIBFWQS Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 64004

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Leaves of Grass (Included in this Complete: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Whitman (1881)

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Item Description: Whitman, 1881. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. SIGNED Limited Edition of 600 copies self published by Walt Whitman. This copy is SIGNED by Walt Whitman on the title page. The book is bound in the publisher's cloth with paper label spine that is worn. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A collectable SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16715749114

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Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Walt Whitman, Camden N J, (1888)

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Item Description: Walt Whitman, Camden N J, 1888. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Limited Edition of 600 copies SIGNED by Walt Whitman. This is number 658 handwritten on the limitation page. This Authenticated & Personal Book (Handled by W.W). is in very good shape with some wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean with light wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a very good copy SIGNED by the author on the title page under nine lines from the Leaves of Grass. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16715745123

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LEAVES OF GRASS: Whitman Walt

Whitman Walt

Published by Mount Vernon, NY The Peter Pauper Press n.d.

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Item Description: Mount Vernon, NY The Peter Pauper Press n.d. Commemorative edition limited to 1100 hand-numbered copies, this being copy 22. With woodcuts by Boyd Hanna, printed directly from the block. Printed on mould-made paper specially produced for this book by the Hurlbut Paper Company. Folio, very handsomely bound in the publisher’s half brown morocco over patterned boards decorated in a "grass" motif, elaborately designed lettering in gilt on the spine. In the original slipcase of stiff boards covered by blue paper and with a cream paper lettering label printed in brown. [viii], 400, [3]. A fine and bright copy essentially as pristine and mint internally, the binding in excellent condition, only the slipcase shows some light wear. An especially pleasing copy. A BEAUTIFUL PRINTING OF THIS CORNERSTONE WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. This very attractive edition of LEAVES OF GRASS, arguably the greatest work of poetry by an American author contains the complete poems following the arrangement of the edition of 1891-1892. Hanna’s powerful charcoal-style illustrations in burnt umber are both a pleasing and a moving addition to this great work of poetry. The Peter Pauper Press had great influence on the Fine Press Movement in America. Their works are an excellent combination of quality type, printing, artwork and materials. This production of Whitman’s great work is a truly impressively designed printing and may well be the finest achievement of the Press. This edition of LEAVES OF GRASS contains the final revisions of Whitman’s body of poems---he died shortly before the release of the first issue in 1892 ---and has been the format for most standard editions since. Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS portrayed America at the crossroads between an old world, soon to be caste off, and the new world of our future present. "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. Bookseller Inventory # 27079

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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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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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Leaves of Grass: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Thayer and Eldridge (1860)

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Item Description: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. Thayer and Eldridge, Boston:, 1860. Third edition. 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. Has printer's and stereotyper's imprints on copyright page. 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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LEAVES OF GRASS: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

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Item Description: Thayer and Eldridge, Boston, 1860. Book Condition: Very Good. Third edition. Second printing of the third edition with pink end-papers. BAL 21397. A Very Good+ copy with the spine sunned and trivial wear at the extremities. Internally an attractive copy with the bookplate of Newton Hall, Cambridge on the front paste-down. Enlarged from the 1855 and 1856 self-published editions to include an additional 122 poems. "Leaves of Grass" remains one of the most important works of poetry written by an American. Born out of the Transcendentalist movement the work is filled with an appreciation for the natural world and man's place within it. "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and 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, that of 1855 intellectual." (PMM). Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1509

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Leaves of Grass: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Thayer and Eldridge: Worthington. (1860)

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Item Description: Thayer and Eldridge: Worthington., 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Third edition. 3rd ed. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. 465 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by S.A. Schoff, calligraphic title. Limited toning to margin of portrait page. Third Edition, BAL binding state C. The presumed third printing (though previously thought to be the second), and first unauthorized printing, of the third edition, without the printers' imprints on the copyright-page. Myerson, Walt Whitman, a Descriptive Bibliography, A2.3.c (calling it the third printing); BAL 21397 (calling it the second printing). "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and 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, that of 1855 intellectual." (PMM). 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.". Bookseller Inventory # 1512230006

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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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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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Salut au Monde!: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by New York: Random House (1930)

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Item Description: New York: Random House, 1930. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Preissig, Vojtech (illustrator). Limited. . Illustrated with color linoleum cuts by Vojt?ch Preissig. Limited edition of 390 numbered copies. Signed by Preissig on the limitation page. Publisher's white vellum and cream paper boards, lettered in purple and decorated in orange, printed on Zanders handmade paper at the State Printing Office in Prague; in the publisher's light tan paper slipcase, with beige title labels, lettered in black. Near fine, with some minor spotting to the spine, a few faint spots to the otherwise fresh boards, bright pages, sturdy spine; slipcase with wear and toning, some soiling to the boards, a few minor chips and a discreet glue repair to the edges. Overall, a clean and sturdy copy. Salut au Monde! is a poem that was first published in the second edition of Leaves of Grass (1856) as one of the twenty new poems not included in the first edition of 1855. A joyous ode to the world, this poem is indicative of Whitman's early optimism, as well as his affinities for natural beauty and international comradery. Notably, this edition of Salut au Monde includes linoleum cuts by Czech illustrator, typographer, and printer Vojt?ch Preissig. A formative figure in early 20th century Czech graphic design, Preissig is celebrated not only for his contributions to art but also for his resistance to the Nazis, which led to his death at Dachau in 1944. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # WWWM007

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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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1897 Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass American: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Published by Boston : Small, Maynard & Co., 1897. (1897)

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Item Description: Boston : Small, Maynard & Co., 1897., 1897. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1897 Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass American Poetry SEXUALITY Scandal Romanticism Walter “Walt” Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades—the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400 poems. Main author: Walt Whitman Title: Leaves of grass : including Sands at seventy, Good bye my fancy, Old age echoes, and A backward glance o’er travel’d roads Published: Boston : Small, Maynard & Co., 1897. Language: English FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding Pages: complete with all 455 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Boston : Small, Maynard & Co., 1897. Size: ~ 8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13cm) Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16246897216

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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 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 photographers of our time. 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

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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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WHITMAN, Walt.

Published by New York: Peter Pauper Press, [1950] (1950)

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Item Description: New York: Peter Pauper Press, [1950], 1950. Octavo (240 × 154 mm). Near-contemporary red half crushed morocco, title and decoration to spine gilt, covers ruled gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine sunned, a little foxing to extremities. An excellent copy. Illustrations to text in green by John Steuart Curry. An attractively bound copy of Whitman's classic poetry book which was first published in 1855. Bookseller Inventory # 111534

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Whitman, Walt

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine/As New. "The first edition of Walt WhitmanÕs ÒLeaves of GrassÓ was published in 1855. It is said that he wanted the book to be small enough to be carried in a pocket as 'that would tend to induce people to take me along with them and read me in the open air.' Included in this edition are twelve of WhitmanÕs most famous poems, among them being his masterfully composed 'Song of Myself 'and 'I Sing the Body Electric.' In praise of the work, Emerson said, 'I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed.' "[Pub. Info] Both the book is in Fine/ As New condition. The slipcase is in Fine condition with very faint sunfading on one side. FACSIMILE OF 1ST EDITION, 1855, as issued by Whitman and received by Emerson; with Emerson's warm reply. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1331POD-5968

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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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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Published for The Facsimile Text Society by Columbia University Press, New York (1939)

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Item Description: Published for The Facsimile Text Society by Columbia University Press, New York, 1939. Hardcover. First edition thus. Quarto. Brown cloth gilt. Slightest of wear, just about fine. Bookseller Inventory # 409427

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Leaves of Grass with Autobiography: Walt Whitman

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

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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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