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WHITMAN, Walt.

Rare books by Walt Whitman, including first editions and signed first edition copies of The Leaves of Grass.

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  1. Leaves of Grass.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass.

    Brooklyn, NY : 1855

    First edition, first state binding. The first edition of Leaves of Grass was self-published by Whitman. His money ran tight as production continued and the bindings became progressively less elaborate. Only 337 copies were bound in the deluxe first binding with gilt border, edges gilt and marbled endpapers, as here. A total of 795 copies were eventually... Learn More
    £250,000.00

    Stock Code: 143598

  2. Leaves of Grass; Two Rivulets.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass; Two Rivulets.

    Camden, NJ : 1876

    Signed copies of the Centennial edition (comprising the first edition, second printing of Two Rivulets, and fifth edition, third printing, second issue of Leaves of Grass), of which around 800 and 600 copies respectively were printed. The portrait of Whitman in Two Rivulets is signed and dated by the author; the title page of Leaves of Grass also signed... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 92921

  3. Good-Bye My Fancy.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Good-Bye My Fancy.

    Philadelphia : 1891

    First edition, sole printing, in BAL binding variant D (occasionally noted as a large paper variant) with the frontispiece without the caption as called for in style 1 by Myerson. 1,000 copies of this separate issue of Whitman's "annex to Leaves of Grass" were printed in May 1891. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 118775

  4. Ode a la France.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Ode a la France.

    Paris : 1917

    First separate edition, first printing, one of 556 copies only, of this translation of Whitman's poem "O Star of France" dated 1870-71, which was first published in Leaves of Grass. Combet-Descombes's illustrations evoke the landscapes of the war-torn country after the Franco-Prussian War of July 1870 - May 1871, which marked the end of French hegemony... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 140650

  5. Leaves of Grass.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass.

    San Francisco : 1930

    First Grabhorn Press edition, number 371 of 400 copies. The largest undertaking of the Grabhorn Press, arguably their finest production, and one of the great examples of American fine printing, using as its text Whitman's final edition of Leaves of Grass, published shortly before his death. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138793

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