Whitman Walt

Published by Glasgow Wilson & McCormick 1883, 1883
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First UK edition from the American sheets, with the title-page, binding and advertisements leaf printed and lettered for the UK publisher. With fine photographic portrait frontispiece of Whitman. 8vo, publisher's original mustard-yellow cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine as on the American issue. vi, 375, appendix and ads pp. A well preserved example of this important work, some minor mellowing and some evidence of age to the covers, minor mellowing internally as usual; a truly good and very acceptable copy of this scarce book. FIRST EDITION OF THIS GREAT CLASSIC PROSE WORK BY WALT WHITMAN, AMERICA'S GREAT POET. Among the personal writings included herein are Whitman's reminiscences upon his last visit with Emerson, his visit to Concord and vicinity to meet with the Alcotts the Emersons and other important personages and to spend time discussing, visiting the grave of and paying homage to Henry David Thoreau. Also included is a critique on the poetry of America, as well as an entire sub-section entitled "Notes Left Over." These writings are Whitman's most famous prose considerations. Bookseller Inventory # 27082

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Publisher: Glasgow Wilson & McCormick 1883

Publication Date: 1883

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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