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Grabhorn Press Leaves of Grass 1/400 copies  

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Leaves of Grass. Comprising all the Poems written by Walt Whitman following the Arrangement of the Edition of 1891-'2

Whitman, Walt

New York

Random House



Numerous woodcut illustrations by Valenti Angelo. (Folio) 36.8x25 cm. (14½x9¾"), original red morocco-backed wood boards, rebacked with original spine strip laid down, raised bands. No. 125 of 400 copies printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn.

The famous Grabhorn Leaves of Grass, one of their most ambitious achievements, taking over a year to print. "The tremendous impression necessary to print this book so strained the press that the printers suggested the colophon should read: '400 copies printed and the press destroyed'" (Grabhorn Bibliography I). GB 138.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to boards, light rubbing to extremities, minuscule chips and a few stains to spine leather; front hinge cracked; very good.

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