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WHITMAN, WALT

Published by Brooklyn (1855)

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About this Item: Brooklyn, 1855. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, one of only 200 copies of the first issue of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. “The importance of the first edition of Leaves of Grass to American literary history is impossible to exaggerate. The slender volume introduced the poet who, celebrating the nation by celebrating himself, has since remained at the heart of America’s cultural memory because in the world of his imagination Americans have learned to recognize and possibly understand their own. As Leaves of Grass grew through its five subsequent editions into a hefty book of 389 poems (with the addition of the two annexes), it gained much in variety and complexity, but Whitman’s distinctive voice was never stronger, his vision never clearer, and his design never more improvisational than in the twelve poems of the first edition” (Ivan Marki). “If one attempts to list the artistic achievements of our nation against the background of Western tradition, our accomplishments in music, painting, sculpture, architecture tend to be somewhat dwarfed. The exception is in literature. No western poet, in the past century and a half, not even Browning or Leopardi or Baudelaire, overshadows Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson. The book that matters most is the original 1855 Leaves of Grass” (Harold Bloom, The Western Canon). “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” (Printing and the Mind of Man). According to the bookbinder’s records, 795 copies were bound; Whitman reported that 800 were printed. The first 200 were bound in June 1855 in binding A (green cloth with extra gilt stamping and all edges gilt). In December 1855 to January 1856, another 262 copies were bound in binding B (green cloth with less ornate stamping), and at this same time another 150 copies were bound in binding C (paper wrappers). Finally, in July 1855, 46 copies were bound “in boards mounted.” Ours is an excellent example of the first group of 200. Most copies of this fragile volume that have appeared in recent years have been heavily restored. This is a very handsome copy. Provenance: signature of Thomas Bucher dated October 1855. The first issue Leaves of Grass is rarely found with an 1855 provenance. Printing and the Mind of Man 340. Grolier 100 Influential American Books 67. Myerson, Walt Whitman: A Bibliography A 2.1.a1 Small folio. Portrait of Whitman. Original gilt decorated green cloth, all edges gilt (binding A). First gathering reinserted, minor repairs at gutter. Very minimal wear. An excellent copy. Half morocco case. Seller Inventory # ABE-1487622387286

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Leaves of Grass: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by Brooklyn, NY (1855)

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About this Item: Brooklyn, NY, 1855. Condition: Very Good. First edition. A Very Good copy, rare in the original cloth. This copy has been recased, reversing old repairs and closing some tears to the cloth near the spine that would otherwise have gotten worse. Small blank margin of the frontis portrait chipped and renewed. The title page is frayed at the edges and with some large tears, which have all now been professionally secured. Internal contents show some smudges and wear, but the book is complete and in its original binding. BAL state A binding, with extra gilt and all page edges gilt, state A of the frontis portrait, on thick card-stock, state B of the copyright notice, printing the notice in two lines, and state B of page iv with "and" spelled correctly. Also, with the first state of leaf 49 reading "And the night is for you and me and all." (Gary Schmidgall: "1855: A Stop-Press Revision") Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Perhaps the most important collection of poetry in American Literature. Although "Leaves of Grass" was first greeted with derision and even shock - Boston's district attorney attempted to have some of the poems suppressed as obscene and Whitman was fired from his job - it eventually claimed its rightful place in the American canon. Whitman wrote the collection after he was inspired by Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, and the poems in Leaves of Grass are noted for their sensualist focus on nature and the human form. They include some of Whitman's most famous works, including "Song of Myself" and "I Sing of the Body Electric." Despite the collection's fame and success, Whitman re-wrote and edited the collection many times, with the final edition containing over 400 poems. Whitman himself helped pay for the printing of the first edition, the run of which contained only 800 copies, most of which were unbound."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." (Printing and the Mind of Man)Unsurprisingly, the book has had numerous admirers. Harold Bloom has called the book the "secular scripture of the United States", and Ezra Pound referred to Whitman as "America's Poet." "The whole body of these Poems-spiritually considered-is alive with power, throbbing and beating behind and between the lines. There is more here than mere oddity, and barbaric indifference to elegant forms of speech; there is a living soul-no matter whether its owner drove an omnibus once, or stands on State street and chaffers greedily every day for gold-and that soul insists on giving itself to its fellows, even if it has to rend the most sacred rules of speech to achieve its larger liberty? It is the texture of the stuff that tells, because it is that which is going to endure." (Contemporary Review of 1860 edition, Boston Banner of Light). Very Good. Seller Inventory # 1533

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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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Whitman, Walt

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

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About this Item: Fowler and Wells, Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Rare second edition of the most important volume in American poetry, 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). Seller Inventory # 50052

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The Complete Poems and Prose 1855–1888 : 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 poet’s 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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Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass",: WHITMAN, WALT

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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WHITMAN, Walt

Published by Ferguson Bros, Philadelphia (1888)

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About this Item: Ferguson Bros, Philadelphia, 1888. hardcover. Condition: good. First. Large thick 8vo, 1/2 leather over green cloth; marbled end-papers. (Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros., 1888). Limited First Edition. Hand-written limitation: Number 288 of 600 copies, signed by Whitman on the sectional title for "Leaves of Grass". One preliminary leaf -"Note at Beginning" is detached, and has worm-holes in the margin. From the library of Jean Hersholt, with his signed book-plate, (No. W.15). Seller Inventory # 215383

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LEAVES OF GRASS.: Whitman Walt

Whitman Walt

Published by Washington, DC Walt Whitman 1872 (1872)

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About this Item: Washington, DC Walt Whitman 1872, 1872. First Washington edition, cloth issue. 8vo, publisher's original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine. vi,384,120,14 pp. A well preserved, tight and clean copy of this very scarce edition, some light or normal evidence of age mellowing. The cloth colour still dark and unfaded. VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT EARLY PRINTING OF THIS AMERICAN MASTERWORK. Washington editions are rarely seen. This is the first time that LEAVES OF GRASS had appeared in book form with PASSAGE TO INDIA (published as a pamphlet in 1871), but adding a new poem here. The volume also contains " After All, To Create Only" as an addendum (published for the first time). 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. 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. PASSAGE TO INDIA was written to celebrate the completion of the Suez Canal and the transcontinental railroad, in what would be the " marriage of the continents". And it is here that Whitman for the first time evokes Eastern ideas of spirituality and religion and predicts an America that combines "the physical and intellectual culture of the west, with the spirituality of the East.where the Poet, worthy that name; the true Son of God shall come singing his songs." "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. Seller Inventory # 28043

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LEAVES OF GRASS: Whitman Walt

Whitman Walt

Published by Boston Thayer and Eldridge 1860-61 (1860)

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About this Item: Boston Thayer and Eldridge 1860-61, 1860. First Boston Edition, First Trade Edition. The previous issues of 1855 and 1856 had been published by the author in Brooklyn, New York. This edition reworked by Whitman with significant new inclusions as noted below. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the author on heavy stock, Thick 8vo, publisher’s rare original dark-green textured cloth, lettered and beautifully decorated in blind on both covers, the spine lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, Myerson’s binding C (green TR cloth). iv, 456 pp. A clean and quite fresh copy, very well preserved, the cloth still dark and the gilt sharp, no fading at the spine. Expert and unobtrusive skillful restoration to the tips of the spine panel and inner hinges at the meeting of the paste-downs and free-flys. IMPORTANT FIRST TRADE EDITION AND VERY SCARCE IN THIS BINDING OF DARK GREEN CLOTH. First Boston and first general trade published issuance of LEAVES OF GRASS. This edition included 122 new poems and two new sections. One of the earliest and most important editions of this great American literary work which remains attainable. Whitman began this edition with "Proto-Leaf"["Starting from Paumanok"] a lovely apologia for his work. And this edition has the two very important clusters--"Enfans d'Adam" and "Calamus"---focusing on love. Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS is, arguably, the greatest work in all of American literature. 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. 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. Seller Inventory # 28044

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Thomas Bird Mosher, Portland, Maine (1919)

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About this Item: Thomas Bird Mosher, Portland, Maine, 1919. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. Facsimile. One of 50 numbered copies on Japan vellum, signed by Thomas Bird Mosher. Nice copy in very good+ to near fine. Has prior owner's gift inscription and bookplater. Large or heavy book and may require extra postage. No AMAZON international order on this title. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Publisher. Limited to 50. Seller Inventory # 022255

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About this Item: Philadelphia. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, ., 1866. Disbound. First Edition. 39 pp. + 1 p. letter. 12mo. James Aitken Meigs (1829Ð79) was a distinguished Philadelphia physician, professor at several Philadelphia medical colleges, a physiologist and physical anthropologist. While he engaged in medical practice, especially during the Civil War, he has an extensive research bibliography, chiefly devoted to ethnological and craniological subjects. According to the above referenced paper, the pioneer in physical anthropology in America was Dr. Samuel G. Morton, whose most important work was published in 1839 as Crania Americana, a comparative study of Native American crania collected by Morton. He died in 1851 and his most direct scholarly descendent was James Aitken Meigs, who completed the cataloguing of Morton's collection, as detailed in this important paper. This tradition marks the Philadelphia beginnings of American studies of Physical Anthropology, an important branch of Human Biology, emphasized at the Wistar Institute of that city. Physical Anthropology was not an isolated field, but intersected with phrenology and other biological branches popular in Meigs's time. Here is an important autographed letter signed by Meigs and addressed to [Lorenzo Niles] Fowler (1811Ð96) & [Samuel R]. Wells (1820Ð75). Its text is as follows: Philada./ No. 423 S. Broad St./ Oct. 10th 1866 Messrs. Fowler & Wells, / Gentlemen, Along with this I mail to your address a copy of a paper upon the crania of the American Indians, which has just been published in the Proceedings of the Academy of Nat. Sciences of this city. It embodies the first attempt to classify the crania of the native races of this continent. according to their ethnic forms. I have also endeavored to show that these races do not belong to one uniform cranial type- / Please notice the paper in your Journal. / Are you done with the wood-cuts I sent you? If so, please return them by Express & oblige/ Truly Yours &c./ Jas: Aitken Meigs. At the foot of the letter in another hand and pen is the notation: Save this. W [?Wells]This letter expresses the seriousness with which Phrenology was viewed by many scholars, writers, etc. at the time. Fowler & Wells had published the second edition (expanded) of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" in 1856 as well as Whitman's own 'anonymous' review of his own work in 1855 in The American Phrenological Journal. Whitman had previously been examined phrenologically by Lorenzo Fowler and became a staff writer for "Life Illustrated", a periodical published by Fowler & Wells. (M. B. Stern, Heads and Headlnes. The Phrenological Fowlers, 1971) ( for Whitman and Fowler).The scientific paper has a number of textual corrections in the hand of Meigs. Near Fine. Alesù Hrdi ka, Contribution to the History of Physical Anthropology in the United States of America, with Special Reference to Philadelphia, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 87, No. 1. (July 14, 1943), pp. 61Ð64. Seller Inventory # 11044

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Walt Whitman

Published by Thayer & Eldrige, Boston (1860)

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About this Item: Thayer & Eldrige, Boston, 1860. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. Thayer and Eldridge: Boston, 1860. Very Good. Third edition. 3rd ed. Bound in terra cotta emobossed publisher's cloth. 465 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by S.A. Schoff, calligraphic title. Third Edition, BAL The presumed third printing (though previously thought to be the second), 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." Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 1001092

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Updike, John

Published by Targ Editions, New York (1980)

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About this Item: Targ Editions, New York, 1980. 1/4 Cloth. Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+. 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. Seller Inventory # 20110

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A Concordance of Walt Whitman's Leaves of: Eby, Edwin Harold

About this Item: University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1949. Paperback. 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. Seller Inventory # s0009820

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Isaac Gewirtz

Published by The New York Public Library (2005)

ISBN 10: 0871044560 ISBN 13: 9780871044563

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About this Item: The New York Public Library, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871044560

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Walt Whitman

Published by New York University Press (1980)

ISBN 10: 0814710247 ISBN 13: 9780814710241

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About this Item: New York University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0814710247

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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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About this Item: London, England: MACK, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 2015. Retrospective Exhibition 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. The First Edition is now scarce. 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 on one side with 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 art 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 on one side with 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. Seller Inventory # 20175

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Updike, John

Published by Targ Editions, New York (1980)

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About this Item: Targ Editions, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 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. Seller Inventory # 29563

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Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of: Whitman, Walt

Whitman, Walt

Published by New York: New York University Press (1980)

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About this Item: New York: New York University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Three volumes (complete), 4to., red cloth lettered in gilt; dust jackets. First edition, edited by William White, Arthur Golden, Harold W. Blodgett, and Sculley Bradley. A gorgeous set covering the years 1855 through 1891. Seller Inventory # ABE-14612727108

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Updike, John

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About this Item: Targ Editions, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine+. 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. Seller Inventory # 20013

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Walt Whitman

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About this Item: Eakins Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # XH00GGOKY0

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Folio Society (1855)2009, London (1855)

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About this Item: Folio Society (1855)2009, London, 1855. Quarter Morocco. Rorer, Abigail (Illus.) & Frances Button [design] (illustrator). 1st edition thus. 8vo., pp.(v), viii - 185, b/w fronts. portrait, wood-engravings and tail-pieces by Abigail Rorer, quarter morocco, dec. cl. Bds., silk ribbon marker, top edge gilt, near fine condn in slip-case Whitman first published 'Leaves of Grass' in New York in 1855. This book is based on the first edition with the beautifully decorated cover design reproduced from the original 1855 book. Seller Inventory # ABE94662

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Whitman, Walt

Published by Penguin Classics (1981)

ISBN 10: 0140421998 ISBN 13: 9780140421996

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About this Item: Penguin Classics, 1981. Soft cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Penguin Classics 1987 p/b r/p. good overall condition. Has notes from previous owner within. Swiftly posted from the u/k Language: eng. Seller Inventory # ABE-1475058087505

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Whitman, Walt

Published by New York University Press, NY (1980)

ISBN 10: 0814710247 ISBN 13: 9780814710241

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About this Item: New York University Press, NY, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 944 pages. Seller Inventory # 33699

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Whitman, Walt

Published by The Eakins Press, New York (1966)

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About this Item: The Eakins Press, New York, 1966. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Portrait Engraving (illustrator). First Edition Facsimile. Green gilt embossed cloth in a red paper-covered slipcase with gilt title. An exact copy of the first edition of 1855 as privately issued by Whitman, printed in Brooklyn, and received by Ralph Waldo Emerson. From a copy in the Library of Yale University, this edition includes eight pages of first comments and reviews, added to later copies of the first edition, and containing a review in The American Phrenological Journal attributed to the poet, and a letter Emerson sent to Whitman. The lettering, cloth texture and embossing on the cover are faithful replicas of the original. Seller Inventory # 1354267

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Walt Whitman

Published by New York University Press (1980)

ISBN 10: 0814710247 ISBN 13: 9780814710241

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About this Item: New York University Press, 1980. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0814710247

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Isaac Gewirtz

Published by The New York Public Library (2005)

ISBN 10: 0871044560 ISBN 13: 9780871044563

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About this Item: The New York Public Library, 2005. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0871044560

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Walt Whitman

Published by New York University Press (1980)

ISBN 10: 081471014X ISBN 13: 9780814710142

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About this Item: New York University Press, 1980. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M081471014X

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Whitman, Walt

Published by New York Univ. Press 1980 (1980)

ISBN 10: 0814710247 ISBN 13: 9780814710241

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About this Item: New York Univ. Press 1980, 1980. Hard Cover. First edition. Three volumes. Variorum of the printed poems from 1855 to 1891. Editor Sculley Bradley, et al. Very good with the following exception: fore edge of pages of Volume III lightly soiled. DJs are very good, with the following exceptions: DJ of Vol. I is lightly soiled on the front, lower edge, 2 inches only; one very small repaired tear on lower corner, rear panel of DJ of Vol. III. Repaired on the verso with sheer, acid free tape. (loc 1034/1). Seller Inventory # 004195

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Jason Stacy

ISBN 10: 143310153X ISBN 13: 9781433101533

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About this Item: 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. Hardcover. 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 Ind.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 168 pages. 0.460. Seller Inventory # 9781433101533

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