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Arion Press Leaves of Grass, 1/275  

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Leaves of Grass

Whitman, Walt

San Francisco

Arion Press



155, [1] pp. Introduction by Helen Vendler. (Folio) 35.3x25 cm (14x9¾") green goatskin-backed oak plywood boards, cloth slipcase. No. 106 from an edition limited to 275 copies.

The celebrated 100th book from Arion Press based on the 1855 text of the first edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Having stood on the shoulders of the giants at the Grabhorn Press, Andrew Hoyem looked back to the 1930 Leaves of Grass printed by the Grabhorn Press for Bennett Cerf's Random House. The present sale marks the first time this sought-after book has appeared at auction. Prospectus laid in.

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