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    Signed by Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman. Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman 1855...1888. Authenticated & Personal Book (Handled by W. W.)... Portraits from Life... Autograph. [Camden, New Jersey]: [No publisher given, 1888]. First edition of this limited collection, one of 600 copies printed (with autograph limitation notice on verso of "Note at Beginning" leaf: "Edition: Six Hundred/Number Two Hundred Fifty=Eight" in an unknown hand.) Signed by Whitman on the Leaves of Grass title page, as issued. Quarto. [2, Note at Beginning], 382, 374, 140 , [2, Note at End] pages inclusively. With inserted general title-page and three photographic plates inserted throughout. Title-pages to Leaves of Grass and Specimen Days are cancels. All material in this collection is reprinted, except for "Note at Beginning" and "Note at End," which first appear here. Bound in publisher's half green cloth over marbled boards, printed paper label on spine (BAL binding A). Binding quite worn, spine label chipped with loss, front hinge and verso of Leaves of Grass title-page with tape reinforcement at gutter, rear hinge cracked, previous owner's signature and bookplate (bookplate and signature indicate a date of "Aug 4th '91, and bookplate states a location of Camden, New Jersey, the place of publication of this book) on front free endpaper. Some intermittent soiling or foxing in text. A good copy.
    BAL 21431.


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