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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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“I AM LARGE, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES”

WHITMAN, Walt. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. New York & London, (1902). Ten volumes.

"The Book-Lover's Camden Edition," number 259 of only 500 numbered sets, with 40 striking photogravures and etchings with printed tissue guards, including 22 portraits. $4500.

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