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    First Edition, Signed by Walt Whitman
    in a Fine Binding

    Walt Whitman. Two Rivulets. Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India. Camden, New Jersey: 1876. Author's Edition. First edition, first printing. Signed and dated by Walt Whitman on mounted frontispiece photo. Octavo. 32, [1 blank leaf], 84, [1 blank leaf], 18, [1 blank leaf], [iv], v-x, [4], 14, [2], [1 blank leaf], 68 [1 blank leaf], [i-iii], iv, [1], 6-120, [1 blank leaf], [1 Advertising] pages. Bound in full green morocco and signed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe/ Zaehnsdorf, five raised spine bands with gilt lettering and rules. Single gilt rule on turn-ins. Housed in a custom marbled paper covered lined slipcase. The first printing is distinguished by the presence of a blank leaf between "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free" and "Memoranda During the War" which is present in this copy. A single page of advertising of Whitman's works is in the rear. Light offset from Whitman signature on title page. Near fine.

    According to BAL 21411 and 21413, this copy is a reissue of the first edition, first printing sheets, with photo caption in three lines and advertising page starting "Autograph and Portrait Edition of Walt Whitman's Complete Works."


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