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Whitman, Walt
MEMORANDA DURING THE WAR. CAMDEN: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1875–76
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Whitman, Walt
MEMORANDA DURING THE WAR. CAMDEN: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1875–76
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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Whitman, Walt
MEMORANDA DURING THE WAR. CAMDEN: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1875–76
8vo (7 3/4 x 5 in.; 197 x 128 mm). "Remembrance Copy" leaf and 2 engraved portraits of Whitman, advertisement leaf at end. Publisher's dark purplish cloth, covers with blind-stamped frame, upper cover gilt-lettered, all edges gilt, light green floral-embossed endpapers; rubbed, extremities a bit worn, especially front joint, repair to interior, some loss to spine ends.
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Provenance

Elmer E. Stafford ("Remembrance Copy" leaf inscription)

Literature

BAL 21409; Feinberg 294; Myerson A8.1.a; Wells & Goldsmith 19–20

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, WITH THE DESIRABLE "REMEMBRANCE COPY" LEAF INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WHITMAN. This copy was presented to Elmer E. Stafford (1861–1957), cousin of Harry Stafford, a young man whom Whitman befriended in 1876 in Camden. Of this scarce "Remembrance" issue, Wells and Goldsmith state that it is "impossible that more than 100 copies were issued" (most of the 1,000 sets of sheets of Memoranda were bound in the collective form of Two Rivulets, 1876). 

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