Lot 281 of 360:
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass Author's Edition Signed  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$4,800
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Leaves of Grass
Author:
Whitman, Walt
Place:
Camden, New Jersey
Publisher:
Date:
1882
Description:

382 pp. Two portraits inserted, with tissue guards. (8vo) 19x12 cm (7½x4¾") modern green cloth, leather spine label. The "Author's Edition."

Signed by Whitman on the title page, as are all copies of this edition. Less common than the 1876 "Author's Edition", it is believed that there were not more than 100 copies of this issue, all signed. The sheets for this issue were salvaged by Whitman from an edition which was banned in Boston. A new title page was added in Camden and copies were distributed to friends while awaiting the edition to be published in Philadelphia the same year. BAL 21418 Author's Edition.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Pages a touch toned; else near fine in a fine modern binding.
 
Item number:
290347
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