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(WHITMAN, Walt.) BUCKE, Richard Maurice.

Walt Whitman.

Philadelphia, David McKay, 1883 Stock Code: 115095
£350.00

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First edition, first printing, of this biography of Whitman by his devotee, physician Dr. Richard Bucke. "An unconventional book, as much anthology of documents about the poet as a biography. It was also a collaboration; Whitman advised throughout, revised Bucke's text, and wrote significant portions of the book himself" (LeMaster: Walt Whitman, An Encylopcedia; p.87).

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Description

Octavo. Original brown (L) cloth, titles gilt to spine, green endpapers, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece.

Condition

Ink ownership inscription to rear pastedown. Spine a little darkened, ends and corners lihtly rubbed, small perforation to cloth on front board, small area of cracking to endpapers at front gutter, some minor spotting around the frontispiece, sound and internally clean, very good condition.

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