Whitman, Walt | Signed and additionally inscribed
5,000 to - 7,000 USD
The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman
Two Rivulets, Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs and Passage to India. Camden, NJ: Author's Edition, 1876
8vo (197 x 118 mm) Mounted frontispiece photograph of Whitman by G. F. E. Pearsall, 4 section-titles. Half cream leather spine blindstamped and with morocco lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow endpapers; binding slightly soiled. Folding morocco case.
First and only edition. Author's Edition of 1876. Along with the Author's Edition of Leaves of Grass, Whitman had between 600 and 650 copies of this work printed for the American Centenniel. He sold them from his home in Camden and signed the photographic frontispiece as he sold them.
Signed by Whitman: "Walt Whitman born May 31, 1819" and additionally inscribed on the patterned endpaper, "Alfred Webb from his friend the author."
BAL 21413; Feinberg 297; Wells & Goldsmith pp. 20-22
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