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    Signed by Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman. Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman 1855...1888. [Camden, New Jersey]: [No publisher given, 1888]. First edition of this limited collection, one of 600 copies printed. 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 to style by Vernon Wiering in modern half dark green levant morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Spine ruled and tooled in gilt and blind in compartments, five raised bands, light brown gilt morocco lettering label. Fine.

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    A scarce edition that includes Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect and November Boughs. BAL states that "Most copies have a handwritten limitation statement on the verso of the leaf containing "Note at Beginning" or the title leaf stating that the edition is limited to 600 copies, though a few copies in binding A lack this statement." Presumably this copy, without either statement or leaf, was originally in an "A" binding.

    BAL 21431.





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    October, 2012
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