[Featured Lot] [Walt Whitman contributor]. Mike Walsh, editor. The Subterranean. New York: Kimber & Kraft, July 15, 1843 -March 9, 1844. With the sixty-six line poem "Lesson of the Two Symbols" by Walter Whitman on the first page of the first issue. Complete run of thirty-five issues, each being eight pages long, bound as one volume. Two leaves missing from issue number 21 (pages 163-166). Tears with cellophane tape repairs to first and last leaves of issue number 23. Front board detached, rear board detaching, binding rubbed and lightly soiled; holograph pencil diagram of a house plan on the front free endpaper, pages heavily foxed and browned, few holograph pencil annotations, edge wear, creases, and corner bends. Otherwise a very rare collection in good or better condition. From the Estate of Rod McKuen.

    See Elliot B. Gross. "'Lesson of the Two Symbols' An Undiscovered Whitman Poem", Walt Whitman Review Volume XII Number 4, December 1966.

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