Walt Whitman. Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman 1855...1888. [No place of publication]: Privately printed?, [1889].

    First edition of a presumably limited edition. Signed by Whitman on the "Leaves of Grass" title page. Anecdotal evidence suggests only 600 copies printed. Quarto. 382 pages; 374 pages; 140 pages inclusively. Portrait of Whitman used on title page.

    Original marbled boards with half green cloth binding. Title label on spine. Some chipping to label. Light shelf wear primarily at the edges of the boards and corners. Edges untrimmed. Contents slightly toned. Contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, else an extremely sound copy in the original configuration. Very good.

    A scarce edition that includes "Leaves of Grass", "Specimen Days", "November Boughs" with "Sands at Seventy" and "Portraits from Life".

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