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Leaves of Grass: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Brooklyn New York (1855)

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About this Item: Brooklyn New York, 1855. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # ABE-19244844778

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Leaves of Grass; Two Rivulets.: WHITMAN, Walt.

WHITMAN, Walt.

Published by Camden, NJ: 1876 (1876)

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About this Item: Camden, NJ: 1876, 1876. 2 works, octavo. Original cream half calf, blind patterned spines, light brown labels lettered in gilt, marbled boards, yellow endpapers. Housed in green linen chemises and dark green morocco-backed linen slipcases. Some stripping of leather, spines rubbed and worn at extremities, joints split (boards of Two Rivulets holding on lower cords), spines of slipcases sunned with one of the chemises almost split; internally clean and complete with the terminal advertisement leaf in each volume. 2 portraits in Leaves of Grass, albumen photograph frontispiece portrait in Two Rivulets. Signed copies of the Centennial edition (comprising the first edition, second printing of Two Rivulets, and fifth edition, third printing, second issue of Leaves of Grass), of which around 800 and 600 copies respectively were printed. The portrait of Whitman in Two Rivulets is signed and dated by the author; the title page of Leaves of Grass also signed by the author. In addition this copy includes an inscribed sheet (tipped to the front free endpaper) and inscribed in Whitman's bold and distinctive hand: "Centennial Ed'n Two Vols Leaves of Grass & Two Rivulets bound in half leather & Italian boards Containing Autograph Portraits (three from life) Personal Memoranda in Secession War & 'Democratic Vistas'". Whitman was personally involved in the printing of this Centennial Edition. "Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets. formed a complex, multi-faceted centennial offering that provided trenchant commentary on the century-old country, mixing indictment and praise, offsetting despair at failures with hope for the future, and juxtaposing prose and poetry" (Folsom & Price, Re-Scripting Walt Whitman, p. 106). Myerson A2.5.c2 & 9.1.b. Seller Inventory # 92921

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Leaves of Grass, with Sands at Seventy: WHITMAN, Walt

WHITMAN, Walt

Published by 1889, Philadelphia (1889)

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About this Item: 1889, Philadelphia, 1889. hardcover. Condition: very good(+). Mounted photographic portrait and 5 other portraits. 404 & 18pp. 12mo, flexible leather; binding professionally re-backed; corners worn; small old rubberstamp. a.e.g. N.p. (Philadelphia, 1889). One of 300 copies, signed by Whitman. The 70th birthday edition." a special, complete, final utterance, in one handy volume.more a PERSON than a book.I here with pen and ink append my name." Beneath Whitman's signature are the autographs of JOHN BURROUGHS and EDGAR LEE MASTERS. Seller Inventory # 156186

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Specimen Days & Collect: WHITMAN, Walt

WHITMAN, Walt

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1882)

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About this Item: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1882. Condition: Very Good. First edition, second issue with the McKay imprint. Some moderate erosion to the cloth on the spine, paper over the front hinge starting, else a very good copy. Very nicely Inscribed by Whitman to a fellow author: "To Churchill Williams from his friend the Author with love. December 27, 1883." Francis (or Frank) Churchill Williams was the son of a successful playwright, and an 1891 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (where he was class president in his senior year). Aside from publishing two novels (including an interesting book about Philadelphia politics, J. Devlin, Boss), he was an active member of the Philadelphia publishing world as a journalist, editor, and publisher. He apparently was well-known to most of the literary figures of the time, and is recorded as a guest at Mark Twain's 70th birthday party. Something of a literary prodigy at Germantown Academy where he attended high school, Whitman's inscription was written to Williams when the latter was 14 years old, a freshman at Germantown, and already winning literary prizes. Presumably Whitman, ensconced across the river in Camden, was warmly acquainted with young Williams, as the affectionate inscription would seem to indicate. Whitman was an active and agreeable signer, but for whatever reason, Specimen Days isn't often found signed by its author, especially with this degree of affection. Seller Inventory # 56751

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Leaves of Grass (with Two Rivulets) author's: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Camden New Jersey (1876)

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About this Item: Camden New Jersey, 1876. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of both "Leaves of Grass" and "Two Rivulets" A beautiful matching set that is SIGNED by Walt Whitman on the title page of "Leaves of Grass" and SIGNED by Walt Whitman on his portrait in "Two Rivulets" The books are gorgeously bound with gilt lettering and matching raised bands. The bindings are tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with light wear. A wonderful 2 volume set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1522636971039

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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1888)

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About this Item: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Decorated green cloth. BAL 21430: Printing 3. Winship believes this is one of 400 copies printed in 1891 and intended by Whitman to be bound with GOODBYE MY FANCY until illness prevented him from pursuing his plans. SIGNED by the author on the front blank and INSCRIBED by Horace Traubel on the front free endpaper in 1903 to Larson Butler with initialled note below the inscription by Traubel stating that "this edn of N. B. bound in green was designed by W.W. for his friends, not for the market, + was never anywhere put on sale." Fine association. Few very small stains on front cover, front hinge gently cracked. Close to Fine with superb signature and inscription. Seller Inventory # 002646

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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Walter Scott, London (1887)

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About this Item: Walter Scott, London, 1887. Condition: Good. Second English edition, first issue. Newly revised by the author, with fresh preface and additional note. The Camelot Series. 12mo. [i-v] vi-x [xi-xii] [13] 14-312 [8]pp. (advertisements at the rear). Publisher's flexible full red leather, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Front joint professionally repaired with some residual wear at both joints and edges, rear free endpaper is detached and chipped at the edges, only good. An interesting Inscription on the half-title to a fellow Whitman: "To Mr. Whitman of Philadelphia from Walt Whitman, June 1887." We like to speculate the playful poet inscribed the book to himself but there's no real proof. Nevertheless an early and interesting copy. Neither BAL or Myerson reference this binding. BAL specifies three primary bindings including red cloth, but red leather is not among them, and this is clearly a publisher's binding. Combined with the early inscription (the book was published in early June), this might be a previous unrecorded author's copy, or author's presentation issue. The fragile nature of the binding might account for it being unrecorded. Myerson A11.2.a1; BAL 21428. Seller Inventory # 362673

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Glaister, Donald. Rumi and Walt Whitman

Published by Foolsgold Studio, Vashon, WA (2016)

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About this Item: 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!. Seller Inventory # 11141

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Manuscript letter and portrait: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

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About this Item: 1890. One-page letter, handwritten and signed in full by Walt Whitman. Dated April 25, 1890 from Camden, New Jersey, Whitman writes to his publisher David McKay with details on the publication of his upcoming Complete Poems and Prose. The letter reads: "Yes will sell the London proposer 100 sets of the entire sheets with autograph, plates and back labels for the complete big book & throw in one of my bound copies (making 101 altogether) for $320 - I to receive that sum in full - you to make a fair bonus addition for your trouble. Very respectfully." The letter was folded in thirds and has a few splits at fold lines, not affecting any text; else fine. Matted and framed with a reproduction of the 1889 oil-on-canvas portrait of Whitman by John Alexander White. (Frame measures 24 1/2 by 14 3/4 inches). (Myerson A 2.7m). Seller Inventory # 25984

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FRIEDLANDER, LEE). Friedlander, Lee & Leslie George Katz. With a brief text by Walt Whitman

Published by Eakins Press Foundation, New York (1976)

ISBN 10: 0871300451 ISBN 13: 9780871300454

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About this Item: Eakins Press Foundation, New York, 1976. Cloth with Leather Spine. Condition: As New. First Edition 1/150 Deluxe. np (78pp), 213 b&w gravure illustrations. "The American Monument" is Lee Friedlander's groundbreaking portfolio of striking images of statues and memorials taken across the United States during the early seventies. Uniquely bound in baby blue cloth-over-boards with sumptuous printing by The Meriden Gravure Company from half-tone negatives made by Richard Benson, it certainly ranks among the great American photography books of the Twentieth Century. A brand new, pristine example of the exceedingly uncommon "Special Edition" of this impressive tome (cited on pages 310-311 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 28 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", page 35 of "From Fair to Fine", and pages 236-237 of "The Book of 101 Books") limited to one hundred and fifty copies bound in red cloth with a gilt-embossed leather spine NUMBERED (60/150) in ink on the rear colophon accompanied by an 11 x 14" silver gelatin print of an image that is not reproduced in the book NUMBERED (60/150) AND SIGNED "Lee Friedlander" in ink on the recto that has been laid into in an archival display mat affixed to the inside of the rear board, as issued. These are housed in the publisher's vintage unprinted blue cardboard presentation box. A Fine condition example of Lee Friedlander's "Fourteen American Monuments" catalogue published by the Eakins Press Foundation has been additionally laid in. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. With an Original Signed and Numbered Photograph. Photography Monograph. Seller Inventory # 022825

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Gide, André. [Walt Whitman]

Published by Gide, n.p. n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918] (1918)

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About this Item: Gide, n.p. n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918], 1918. Framed & Glazed. Original Autographed Letters. n.p. n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918]: Gide, 1918. Original Autographed Letters. Framed & Glazed. 1947 Nobel Prize in literature. Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. Als, Cuverville, n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918]. With an original 7"x 9" signed photo portrait by Reiss, Berlin. A particularly important Document & Original Photo Display, double glazed [recto/verso] & framed to an overall size of 21" x 24" [8" 1/2 x 6" 1/4] [8" 1/2 x 6" 1/4] [1" 3/4 x 13"] in a handsome mottled brown antique finish & decorated wood frame, triple matted, gilt filets in three windows. A fabulous letter about Kipling, Whitman, the NRF & the delicacies of translating "Leaves of Grass"; the unnamed recipient, possibly, Léon Bazalgette, [1873-1929] soon to become the noted French biographer & translator of both Whitman & Thoreau & who did title & publish Leaves of Grass, as: "Feuilles d'herbes"; this als, the possible genesis of the title's translation. The first issue of the Nouvelle Revue Française, [NRF], appeared in February 1909 but ceased publication in 1914. In 1919, under the leadership of Gide's good friend, Jacques Rivière, [1886-1925], [champion of: Proust & Joyce], the NRF began again, & featured the works of major Anglo & American writers including Conrad who Gide translated [Typhoon] & Whitman in whom Gide recognized extraordinary genius. Kipling's poem "France" was originally published in 1913. Eng. Trans: "Dear Friend, / Yesterday, in Paris, where I was spending two days, I gave your address to Jacques Rivière; you will probably receive a letter from him about Kipling's poem on France of which the French newspapers recently published a translation. / You will have certainly found, as I did, this ode of great beauty. The NRF intends to quote it in its next issue and we had thought that perhaps it would need to be retranslated and therefore, quite naturally, we thought of you. If you think there are authorizations to ask for, rights, etc. we would only have to give an abridged version. You would then only choose the best parts since I think one always has the right to give a quote. Rivière would get you the text in case you don't have it. / And this of course, if it doesn't bother you! But I don't think so; it is too beautiful and we cannot let it pass unnoticed. / When I came back I found your letter. You know better than I if "Leaves of grass" is the equivalent of "Brins d'herbe" which I would prefer in this case. The question is the following: does one usually say "Leaves of grass" as we would usually say "Brins d'herbe", or is there a research, a new association of words, which, in this case, "feuilles d'herbes" would express better. / Yours truly, André Gide". Seller Inventory # 31823

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Two Rivulets Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs,: WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892)

WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892)

Published by Author's Edition, Camden, New Jersey (1876)

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About this Item: Author's Edition, Camden, New Jersey, 1876. Half-Calf. Condition: Fine. First Edition. First Issue, one of only 100 copies [BAL 21411], sometimes called the Centennial Edition, after the label at foot of the spine. 8vo: 32,[2],84,[2] 18,[2],x,[4],14,[4],68,[2],120pp, with albumen print frontispiece portrait of the poet autographed by Whitman tipped-in with printed two-line caption (in later states, the caption was extended to a third line) and inserted final leaf advertising Whitman's books. Original tan leather spine and corners (Meyerson's binding B, no known priority), spine compartments heavily tooled in gilt, three black and one red leather lettering pieces gilt, orange S cloth sides, all edges gilt, torquoise-coated endpapers embossed with all-over leaf pattern, cobalt-blue ribbon marker (and dried, pressed flower) laid in. First line of second paragraph on p. 60 changed in Whitman's hand (as in most first-issue copies) to read: 'Long, long ere the Second Centennial . . . ' A superior copy, virtually spotless, in a strong, fresh binding. BAL 21411. Meyerson A9.I.a. Wells and Goldsmith, pp. 21-22. "In a continuing effort to cash in on the nation's centennial celebration, Whitman decided in 1875 'to bring out a volume . . . partly as my contribution to our National Centennial.' The book would be called Two Rivulets; as Whitman explained the title, 'two flowing chains of prose and verse, emanating the real and ideal.' Whitman's continuing obsession with dualities now carries over into the tensions between prose (the language of the 'real') and poetry (the language of the 'ideal'). . . . Two Rivulets contains Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, Memoranda During the War and Passage to India, each with its own title page and pagination, since [Whitman] was in some cases using already printed unbound pages from the various independently published books. Whitman limited this Centennial Edition to 100 copies, printed in Camden (his first book to be printed in his new city) and bound by James Arnold in Philadelphia in two different bindings (black leather with marbled paper sides, and brown leather with orange cloth). The volume contains a copy of a Pearsall photograph of Whitman pasted onto a sheet of paper and inserted just before the title page indicating: "Photo'd from Life, Sept., '72, Brooklyn, N.Y.," with each copy signed "Walt Whitman / born May 31 /1819.' . . . The book is a striking example of Whitman's innovation in design. . . . Whitman had the first 100 copies bound to match his first printing of the 1876 Leaves, so that the two books could be sold as a Centennial set . . . (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman). G. F. E. Pearsall's photograph has become one of the classic images of the poet. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Seller Inventory # BB1123

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The Complete Poems and Prose 18551888 : Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers (1888)

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About this Item: Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros & Co., Printers, 1888. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 'The Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman 1855.1888 Authenticated & Personal Book (Handled by W.W).Portraits from Life.Autograph.' Copyright page states 1881 although the book was printed 1888/1889. The signed limited edition, with this copy being number 117 of 600 numbered and signed copies (the limitation added in red ink by Horace Traubel to verso of 'Note at Beginning' leaf). Boldly signed by the author in black ink on the half-title under the quote from 'The leaves of Grass'. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original brown buckram cloth, titles to spine in gilt with top edge gilt. The spine is slightly darkened with a little rubbing to the covers. Light pushing at the spine ends. The hinges have been professionally strengthened with some neat reinforcement tape. The binding remains very tight. Mild toning to the text-block and to the page edges. Mild offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions. A little light spotting to the second plate. 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 published only four years before the poets death. This edition was referred to by Whitman as his 'big book essentially the book, irrespective of expensive binding: it has portraits, notes, title page-all the guarantees of my personality: it is as clearly the book as anything could make it.' Issued for Whitman by the publisher, with four portraits of the author, including a photographic title page. It contains 'Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days and Collect, and November Boughs'. 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 '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. It is unclear as to how many of the 600 unbound sheets ended up in England though Myerson A2.7.m, note only five. The American edition had marbled boards with paper labels. Housed in a custom slipcase with ties. Very Scarce. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1522664234183

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Walt Whitman

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

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About this Item: Walt Whitman, Camden N J., 1888. Hardcover. 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. Seller 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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About this Item: Whitman, 1881. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # ABE-16715749114

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McCallion, Barry. Walt Whitman

Published by East Hampton, NY (2014)

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About this Item: East Hampton, NY, 2014. Unique artist's book, all on blue Saint-Armand paper, signed and dated by the artist, Barry McCallion on the final page. Page size: 7.5 x 11 inches; title-page plus 50pp. plus colophon. Bound: loose in original blue Saint-Armand paper wrappers housed in blue cloth over boards custom-made cloth clamshell box with collaged labels on front and spine taken from the titlepage and colophon of book. Each verso is hand-numbered by the artist on the blue Saint-Armand paper, with the text (from the Modern Library edition) typed by the artist in 14pt. Times New Roman copied onto yellow paper and collaged to the top border Richard de Bas cream wove sheets (5.5 x 7.5 inches) that are themselves collaged to the blue Saint-Armand. Below the text is an original abstract painting in various colored India inks onto which another collage of painted black paper, with wave-shaped top, forms the bottom edge. The verso of each page is on black mould-made Italian Revere paper, with the text printed in yellow on black smooth paper in "drop-out mirror-writing" collaged to the top of the black Revere paper page, the drawing below in white Koh-I-Noor White ink, with ink painted "wave" of black paper collaged to bottom of black sheet. From the "Sea-Drift" section of Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS, "As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life" this well-known American poem was first published in "The Atlantic Monthly" in April, 1860 as "Bardic Symbols" and included in the 1860 edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. Critics have referred to this verse as a statement of Whitman's intellectual despair in which he questions the effectiveness of his writing. He writes of nature and decay by describing what the ocean brings in and out with the tides. With the energetic and colorful abstract images by Barry McCallion, one does not see dying and death - rather, the reader / viewer is caught in the constant push and pull of nature, re-birth and death, all with the images of the waning and waxing tides. The reader / viewer contemplates the mirror writing in white ink on the versos and has the sense of coming and going as it contrasts with the bright images on the rectos. The conclusion that they are each half of a whole is manifest. A wonderful visual interpretation of this great text. Seller Inventory # 10875

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Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass",: WHITMAN, WALT

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About this Item: Whitman writes to New York publishers "Dick & Fitzgerald" mentioning two of his works. "After some delay I have succeeded in getting you [crossed out] a two Vol. set (in perfect order half leather bindings) of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets ed'n 1876.$6.66 (.one-third off)." Signed in strong full signature, "Walt Whitman." Whitman addresses the post card to Dick & Fitzgerald. The letter is partially published in the Collected Letters, letter 1674. In fine condition. Whitman mentions two of his poems, the most well known, "Leaves of Grass," published first in 1855 and "Two Rivulets" published in 1876. He moved to Camden, New Jersey in the early 1870s and remained for the rest of his life. In the year our letter, 1888, Whitman's "November Boughs" was published by David McKay. Framed with archival cream colored mat and double sided UV filtered glass with opening on back to show the address portion of the postcard . Image of Whitman is the frontispiece to the first edition of Whitman's Specimen Days & Collect (Philadelphia, 1882). Dimensions: Frame 15 inches x 12 inches; letter is 5.25 inches x 3 inches, Whitman print is 3.75 inches x 5.75 inches. Seller Inventory # 4381

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Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31,: WHITMAN, Walt (Horace

WHITMAN, Walt (Horace L. Traubel - editor)

Published by Philadelphia: David McKay, 1889. (1889)

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About this Item: Philadelphia: David McKay, 1889., 1889. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY WHITMAN. 1 vol., frontis, signed on the front blank endleaf "Walt Whitman Dec: 16 '89", original publisher's gilt stamped brick red cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. Light rubbing to the head and foot of spine without loss, inner and outer hinges fine, VERY GOOD. One of apparently 12 copies signed on this day. "Except for certain copies Traubel mailed, distribution of most local copies was in the hands of Attorney Thomas B. Harned and Judge Charles G. Garrison of Camden. Traubel's entry about Whitman for December 16, 1889 is both typical and telling: "Harned, he said, had just left the house. . . . He brought me down a dozen copies of your book. It seems that Judge Garrison is to take them, and wants my signature. Oh yes! I shall sign them - sign them for Tom and for the Judge, both, for their sakes."" See the "Walt Whitman Quarterly Review - Vol. 7 No. 2 pp.79-87. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000341

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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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About this Item: Walt Whitman, Camden N J, 1888. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # ABE-16715745123

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Good-Bye My Fancy: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by David McKay, Publisher, Philadelphia (1891)

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About this Item: David McKay, Publisher, Philadelphia, 1891. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with inserted frontispiece portrait. This copy is SIGNED by Walt Whitman on a hand written postcard laid into the book "Thanks dear friend for/the sweet-faced & fragrant/pinks now before me-/I have been & am ill/but may yet rally-/Walt Whitman" The book is in nice shape bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-19244847119

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Good-Bye My Fancy: 2nd Annex to Leaves: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by David McKay, Philadelphia (1891)

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About this Item: David McKay, Philadelphia, 1891. Gilt Embossed Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Frontispeice Photograph (illustrator). First Edition/First State. Signed by Walt Whitman below frontispiece photograph. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep and inked name and date on 2nd ffep, slight character soiling to fep and ffep, else textblock immaculate and tight. Light shelf wear to the original binding, light fraying to corners, edges, and head and foot of spine, bumped corners, else binding very clean and tight. This is Whitman's last book prior to his death in 1892. 66p; Myerson a13; BAL 21440. Size: 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Signed By Author. Hard Cover. Seller Inventory # IB198

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GWASG GREGYNOG. SCHANILEC, Gaylord. WHITMAN, Walt.

Published by Gwasg Gregynog, Newtown (1991)

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About this Item: Gwasg Gregynog, Newtown, 1991. No. xix of 30 specially bound copies. 8 colour wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec with an additional suite of engravings, each signed by the artist, plus an additional unused engraving in a separate portfolio. Tall thin folio bound by Alan Wood in the original full calf with a design of mountains beneath a blue sky made up of dyed calf and coloured morocco onlays, original full blue cloth solander box. Fine. Seller Inventory # 9408

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As A Strong Bird On Pinions Free.: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Published by Walt Whitman, Washington D.C. 1872 (1872)

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About this Item: Walt Whitman, Washington D.C. 1872, 1872. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Near Very Good in green cloth boards with gilt titles on the front board. A firm copy of the First Edition with light rubbing to boards and wear to spine ends. This copy is lightly inscribed in pencil by Whitman to a Mary S.C. Lorenzen on the first endpaper. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ROK042

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Johnson, Thomas; Walt Whitman

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About this Item: 1890. No Binding. Condition: Fine. Etching, drypoint, on white wove paper, measuring 11 15/16 x 9 inches, of the poet Walt Whitman, age nearly 70, by the artist Thomas Johnson after a photograph by George C. Cox taken in April 1887, and titled "The Laughing Philosopher. Signed and dated by Johnson, "T. Johnson, 1891," in pencil below the image. A stunning piece of Whitmania, rarely encountered signed. Signed by Illustrator(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-11913069171

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McCallion, Barry. Walt Whitman

Published by East Hampton, NY (2015)

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About this Item: East Hampton, NY, 2015. Unique artist's book, all on Richard de Bas cream wove paper, signed by the artist on the last page of the book, Barry McCallion / February 2015." Page size: 6-7/8 x 4-5/8 inches; [i-v] 24pp. + colophon. Bound: loose as issue, laid into salmon pink wrappers with handmade blue and pink paper over boards portfolio, laid into custom-made blue cloth over boards clamshell box with title printed in white on blue label, color reproduction of one of the full-page paintings in India and metallic inks and acrylics of the "Forests at the bottom of the sea ." The text of Whitman's splendid poem is hand-lettered by the artist in multi-colored inks in irregular letters, filling each verso, the rectos happily accommodating the polychrome images of Whitman's imagined "other" world with its own life forms and resulting manners and mores. We are brought full circle by the poet's close, "The change onward from ours to that of beings who walk other spheres" and by the artist's images of other celestial objects viewed from a corner of earth. Whitman's romantic free-verse musings on diversity in nature and what peace and beauty is found therein is wonderfully served by the art of Barry McCallion. Seller Inventory # 10956

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WALT WHITMAN

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About this Item: WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892). Whitman was a prominent American poet, journalist and essayist. He is best remembered for his masterpieces Leaves of Grass, âSong Of Myselfâ, âO Captain! My Captain!â and âWhen Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'dâ. PS. 4 ¼â x 6 ¾â. No date [circa 1872 or later]. No place. A sepia studio photograph signed âWalt Whitman born May 31 1819â in black ink. The image was taken in September 1872 by the Brooklyn photographer G. Frank Pearsall. This was most likely removed from an edition of Two Rivulets, a collection of Whitman poetry that used this image as its frontispiece. The signature is dark and bold with some light skipping. The borders are slightly irregular and there is very minor creasing noted for accuracy. The photograph is still glued down to paper from the frontispiece, which can easily be removed. A fine signed photograph of the great writer. Seller Inventory # 3929

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Walt Whitman Signed Check: WHITMAN, Walt

WHITMAN, Walt

Published by New York (1868)

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About this Item: New York, 1868. Walt Whitman Signed Check WHITMAN, Walt. Walt Whitman Signed Check. [New York: 1868]. (Measures 2 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches). Dated January 3, 1868. Filled out in another hand and signed by W.C. & F.P. Church (Publishers) payable to Whitman for $100.00. Endorsed on the reverse in black ink by Whitman. In very good condition with several vertical folds, cancellation cut to center, scattered light toning and soiling and a revenue stamp affixed to the front. This is Whitman's requested price for articles written by Whitman for Church. HBS 67044. $2,750. Seller Inventory # 67044

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WHITMAN Walt SISKIND Aaron

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About this Item: 1990. First Edition. WHITMAN, Walt. Song of the Open Road. (New York): Limited Editions Club (Heritage Printers, 1990). Folio, original half black morocco, green cloth boards, original black cloth slipcase. $2200.Signed limited first edition, number 225 of only 550 copies, illustrated with six rich photogravures, signed by Siskind in the colophon."Through his use of form, emotional timbre, and iconography, Siskinds work reflects one mans struggle to understand his life in relation to the world. His imagery, on one level, is autobiographical, encompassing all the many political, social, sexual, aesthetic, and introspective observations of a long and complex life" (Carl Chiarenza). Whitman sees "paths worn in the irregular hollows by the roadside," and the "flaggd walks of the cities." Siskind interprets Whitman in his images of "tar poured into the cracks of light-colored concrete roads, forming swirls and curves and parallel lines." Original prospectus laid in. A beautiful production in fine condition. Signed. Seller Inventory # 61053

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WHITMAN, Walt (Edward WESTON)

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1942)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1942. Hardcover. Edward Weston (illustrator). Two slim, tall quarto (9" x 12") volumes bound in imitation vellum reproducing in dark grass-green ink a photograph by Edward Weston who has illustrated the volume with 49 photographs specially commissioned for this book and made into exquisitely clear half-tones printed on coated paper. Each spine has a leather label with the title stamped in gilt. With an introduction by Mark Van Doren. Copy #1047 of 1500 SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page. A masterpiece of the modern photographically illustrated book. Tasteful bookplate on each front pastedown. Just a touch of wear to the spine tips. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with faint dampstaining to the edge of one side. Uncommon in this condition. Seller Inventory # 016481

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Aaron Siskind and Walt Whitman: Song of: SISKIND, Aaron, WHITMAN,

SISKIND, Aaron, WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1990)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 550 copies (this being number 294), numbered and signed on the colophon page by Siskind, with six bound hand-pulled photogravure plates (each 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches). Hardcover. Fine green linen cloth-covered boards, with spine and fore edge bound in black goatskin and title stamped in gold on spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a black linen-covered slipcase. Photographs by Aaron Siskind. Text by Walt Whitman. Includes a laid-in four-page booklet on the edition. Designed by Kevin Begos Jr. and Dan Carr. Unpaginated (52 pp.), with six photogravure plates printed by Paul Taylor, with Clary Nelson at Renaissance Press, on mould-made French Richard de Bas paper. The letterpress text is set in English Monotype Scotch at Golgonooza Letter Foundry by Julia Ferrari and Dan Carr and printed by Heritage Printers on mould-made paper from Carterie Enrico Magnani, Pescia, Italy. 17-3/8 x 14-7/8 inches. Fine (minor surface wear to the slipcase). Siskind's abstract photographs of road tar patterns -- his final body of work -- accompany Whitman's Song of the Open Road. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 106694

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