Drum Taps

Whitman, Walt

Published by New York, 1865
From Clarel Rare Books (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

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FIRST PRINTING, the important SECOND ISSUE, bound with the separately-printed "Sequel to Drum Taps" [Washington: 1865-6]. The sequel was prompted by the assassination of Lincoln and contains some of the author's most famous poems, including "O Captain! My Captain!" and "When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd." Publisher's original purple cloth with the title gilt-stamped on the front cover and blind-stamped on the rear. White endpapers. All edges trimmed. There is some wear to the spine tips, a fingerprint-sized spot of discoloration to the front board [along with a few smaller spots], and a small spot or two of bubbling to the cloth on the rear board. A Very Good copy of a scarce and important book. Only 1000 copies of the sequel were printed, and many of these were bound with the 1867 Edition of Leaves of Grass. Myerson 3.1.a2. BAL 21398. Bookseller Inventory # 000109

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Title: Drum Taps

Publisher: New York

Publication Date: 1865

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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