Lot 337 of 338:
The relationship between Whitman and Peter Doyle in letters  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$84
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Title:
Calamus: A Series of Letters Written During the Years 1868-1880 to a Young Friend (Peter Doyle)
Author:
Whitman, Walt
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
Small, Maynard & Company
Date:
1897
Description:

173 pages. Edited with an introduction by Richard Maurice Bucke, M. D., one of Whitman's literary executors. Frontis and one plate.(8vo) original green cloth, gilt lettering. First Edition.

The record of the close relationship between the poet and this working-class young man. The title comes from the section of Leaves of Grass which celebrates "the manly love of comrades."

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Condition:
Spine slightly faded to blue; very good or better.
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Item number:
308684a
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