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LENGTHY 1887 AUTOGRAPH LETTER, WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed. Camden, 1887.

Exceptional 1887 autograph letter concerning the health of Whitman's friend, William O'Connor; his own health and recent publications; updates on his friends; and his summer retreat plans, written and signed by Walt Whitman. $17,500.

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“I HERE WITH PEN AND INK APPEND MY NAME”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. [Camden, New Jersey, 1889].

One of only 300 copies of Leaves of Grass printed in commemoration of Whitman's 70th birthday, boldly signed by Whitman on the title page, with six portraits of Whitman, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a butterfly resting on his finger. $14,500.

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“AM PREPARING AN EDN OF LEAVES OF GRASS TO BE PUT IN POCKET BOOK BINDING WITH FULLER TEXT”

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard signed. Camden, May 4, 1889.

Wonderful original autograph postcard to French author and translator Gabriel Sarrazin, confirming the receipt of Sarrazin's Poésie Anglaise (featuring a chapter on Whitman); noting his own poor health—somewhat mitigated by his general happiness; and promising to send a new edition of Leaves of Grass once complete. $9500.

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AMERICA’S “GOOD GRAY POET”

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard initialed. Camden, 1877.

Original autograph postcard to fellow poet Edward Carpenter: “Camden, New Jersey, US America. Oct 2 [1877]— I merely write to say at once that your letter & the postal or[der] have both been safely rec’d.— The books (to the address given) will be sent immediately.— I am well for me— H[erbert] G[ilchrist] is at John B[urroughs]’s on the Hudson— Mrs. G[ilchrist] is ill in bed— Harry [Stafford] is well— Will write more fully soon. Thanks & love, WW.” Framed together with a portrait of Whitman. $4500.

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