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    Walt Whitman Autograph Manuscript Unsigned in pencil. One page, 7.75" x 2", n.d., n.p. The perfector of free verse and author of Leaves of Grass, Whitman here writes poetical phrases and thoughts. In full:

    "Of Lights, things, causes objects and the soul,
    From our best caliber - own point of view.
    Then what of them, the cast from different
    loftier caliber and view?"

    Two words, not included in the quotation above, have been marked through. Interestingly, Whitman spells both uses of "caliber" differently. The center of the manuscript bears a long black ink stroke. Slightly wrinkled with uneven toning. Very good.


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    October, 2010
    14th-15th Thursday-Friday
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