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“THE PROOF OF A POET IS THAT HIS COUNTRY ABSORBS HIM AS AFFECTIONATELY AS HE HAS ABSORBED IT”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York, 1855.

Extraordinarily scarce and important first edition of the most important volume of American poetry. "In Whitman we have a democrat who set out to imagine the life of the average man in average circumstances changed into something grand and heroic… There has never been a more remarkable poem" (Callow). Whitman personally financed, supervised and even in some sections hand-set the type for the small printing of 795 copies. In a handsome morocco binding by James MacDonald of New York. $45,000.

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“A PEAK OF VISIONARY AND CREATIVE INTOXICATION”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York, 1856.

Rare and enlarged second edition, one of only 1000 copies printed, with frontispiece portrait of Whitman and advertisement leaf following text, featuring 20 additional poems not appearing in the 1855 first edition, including "A Woman Waits for Me" and "Who Learns My Lesson Complete?" The copy of Pennsylvania merchant and book collector William F. Gable, with a tipped-in leaf containing a series of beautiful autograph notes to him written by some of Whitman's closest friends and admirers: Dr. Gustave P. Wicksell, Ellen M. Calder, and Horace Traubel (Whitman's literary executor). $19,500.

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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. This copy additionally inscribed by one of Whitman's literary executors, Richard Maurice Bucke, author of the first biography of Whitman. $16,000.

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FIRST EDITION OF TWO RIVULETS,
SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN

WHITMAN, Walt. Two Rivulets. Camden, 1876.

First and only edition, boldly signed by Whitman in 1880 on the original albumen photograph portrait that serves as a frontispiece. With old bookseller’s description, which includes a facsimile of Whitman’s 1871 letter proposing a British edition of Leaves of Grass, tipped in at front. $6000.

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"I WANT TO CALL SOON & SPEND AN HOUR AT YOUR HOUSE & BRING BACK YOUR BOOKS"

WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed. Camden, December 2, 1883.

Original autograph letter, dated 1883, written entirely in Walt Whitman's hand and signed by him, thanking a friend, Mr. Donaldson, for an invitation to a breakfast reception, but expressing his regrets, and also promising to visit Donaldson at home later and bring back his books, attractively matted and framed with a photographic portrait of Whitman. $6000.

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“ONE SONG, AMERICA, BEFORE I GO”

WHITMAN, Walt. Two Rivulets. Camden, New Jersey, 1876.

First and only edition, one of only 600 copies of the second printing (from a total edition of only about 700), boldly inscribed by America's good gray poet on the original albumen photograph portrait that serves as a frontispiece, "Walt Whitman born May 31, 1819"—an excellent copy in original binding. $6000.

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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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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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