1 p. (13 lines), oblong (166 X 193 mm.), half sheet of ruled paper, some browning and small repairs to verso. Inscribed at lower left by Thomas Donaldson, Whitman's close friend: "In Walt Whitman's Autograph. Tho. Donaldson." Whitman's brief notes featuring "Man & Nature, and thirdly the visible objects of Nature, and especially the sounds, not only in music, but in Nature." Below this, he lists these concepts again, and adds : "The vast play of shows & sights, -- or, in this poem, more especially Sounds in Nature, culminating in the fine music of art." In the margin at the top left he inserts, "The Soul standing off & observing." -- WHITMAN. Printed proof sheet of "Patroling Barnegat," inscribed at top by Whitman "Harpers' April '81", n.p., n.d. [1881]. 1 p., oblong 16mo, 14 lines in letterpress on proof paper, tear at fold along top, small marginal stain along left-hand edge, last 4 lines cut in strips and pasted together from the verso. Presenting the lyric as it appears in the "Deathbed" edition of Leaves of Grass (Phila., 1892), p. 208, with the exception of extra commas and "edge" for "beach" in line 12. Provenance: The Estelle Doheny Collection (sale, Christie's New York, 22 Feb. 1989, lot 2203) -- HARTLEY, Marsden (1877-1943), artist and poet. Group of 4 autograph letters signed and 2 autograph postcards signed to Horace and Anne Traubel, New York, Baltimore and North Lovell, Maine, c. 1910-1915, plus an inscribed photograph. Together 13½ pages, 12mo-4to. An interesting group of lengthy, very personal letters descriptive of Hartley's reclusive life, philosophic and artistic matters and testifying to his close relationship with author and Whitman biographer Horace Traubel (1858-1919) and his family. [Postmark 23 July 1910]: Hartley contemplates his isolation from the world, "the thing I do not want for myself--my work requires it...My heart is warm and wants the warmth of the world heart close to it..."; discussing the need to "keep with the moment with a little beyond it I believe anticipate the unknown and be ready for it..." [undated, to Anne]: "i confess that art has never been more than love and friendship nor has it been less...some would say...art is purely intellectual and has little to do with the simple emotions," and describing his wilderness retreat and his garden. [With:] Portrait photograph with lengthy autograph inscription signed ("Edward Marsden Hartley"), Boston, 16 July 1906. 190 x 1522mm. plus large gray paper mount with 15-line inscription to Trabel, ink blurry. The letters published in Wm. Innes-Howard, ed. of Traubel/Hartley correspondence. -- WHITMAN. Autograph postcard signed ("Walt Whitman") to William Sloane Kennedy (1850-1929), Camden, 2 July 1890. 1 p., oblong, addressed on verso, browned. Whitman refers to his friend's article, probably biographical: "Have see y'r piece, sent it to H. [Harper's?] on my 'Quaker traits' & I like it & the statistics are right." -- [WHITMAN]. ROME, Thomas H. ALS to H. Traubel, Brooklyn, 5 June 1898. 1½ pp., fine. The printer offers to sell Traubel a group of some 70 early Whitman manuscripts for $800. [With:] a printed list of the poems in question, stating "the manuscript of the first edition (1855) was destroyed by fire." -- [WHITMAN]. BALDRIDGE, Richard. Typescript "We, Comrades Three," arranged from Whitman's poetry, New York, n.d. 84 pp. total, 4to, rust marks at holes on first page. Fine. The two-act, dramatic reading set to an arrangement of Waltman's poetry, which includes the charcters of Whitman, young Walt, his mother, a "young woman," etc. and stage directions. Indicates on front page that it was for the APA Reperatory Company, directed by Ellis Raab; property of APA Phoenix, New York. -- [WHITMAN]. GILCHRIST, Herbert. ALS to sister Bee, Leeds Point N.J., 30 Aug. 1878. 4 pp., 8vo, slight browning. Tells of a recent visit to Whitman: "Walt is better now that I have ever seen him before seems to have grown 5 years younger..." -- [WHITMAN]. HARTMAN, Sadakichi. ALS to "friend Sigel," Hollywood, 6 May 1933. 1 p.,8vo, evenly browned. Regarding an event planned for Whitman's birthday: "will give a Whitman evening May 21st (124th anniversary) and will embarrass the public with my usual one dollar admission." -- [WHITMAN]. Five envelopes addressed by Horace Traubel to Frank Bain, Philadelphia, 1910-1911. Oblong, browned. -- Together 19 items. (19) " /> WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph manuscript notes on "Man & Nature," possibly for a poem or lecture, a working manuscript, with deletions and revisions, n.p., n.d. <I>1 p. (13 lines), oblong (166 X 193 mm.), half sheet of ruled paper, some browning and small repairs to verso.</I> Inscribed at lower left by Thomas Donaldson, Whitman's close friend: "In Walt Whitman's Autograph. Tho. Donaldson." Whitman's brief notes featuring "Man & Nature, and thirdly the visible objects of Nature, and especially the sounds, not only in music, but in Nature." Below this, he lists these concepts again, and adds : "The vast play of shows & sights, -- or, in this poem, more especially Sounds in Nature, culminating in the fine music of art." In the margin at the top left he inserts, "The Soul standing off & observing." -- WHITMAN. Printed proof sheet of "Patroling Barnegat," inscribed at top by Whitman "Harpers' April '81", n.p., n.d. [1881]. <I>1 p., oblong 16mo, 14 lines in letterpress on proof paper, tear at fold along top, small marginal stain along left-hand edge, last 4 lines cut in strips and pasted together from the verso.</I> Presenting the lyric as it appears in the "Deathbed" edition of <I>Leaves of Grass</I> (Phila., 1892), p. 208, with the exception of extra commas and "edge" for "beach" in line 12. <I>Provenance:</I> The Estelle Doheny Collection (sale, Christie's New York, 22 Feb. 1989, lot 2203) -- HARTLEY, Marsden (1877-1943), <I>artist and poet</I>. Group of 4 autograph letters signed and 2 autograph postcards signed to Horace and Anne Traubel, New York, Baltimore and North Lovell, Maine, c. 1910-1915, plus an inscribed photograph. Together 13½ pages, 12mo-4to. An interesting group of lengthy, very personal letters descriptive of Hartley's reclusive life, philosophic and artistic matters and testifying to his close relationship with author and Whitman biographer Horace Traubel (1858-1919) and his family. [Postmark 23 July 1910]: Hartley contemplates his isolation from the world, "the thing I do not want for myself--my work requires it...My heart is warm and wants the warmth of the world heart close to it..."; discussing the need to "keep with the moment with a little beyond it I believe anticipate the unknown and be ready for it..." [undated, to Anne]: "i confess that art has never been more than love and friendship nor has it been less...some would say...art is purely intellectual and has little to do with the simple emotions," and describing his wilderness retreat and his garden. [With:] Portrait photograph with lengthy autograph inscription signed ("Edward Marsden Hartley"), Boston, 16 July 1906. <I>190 x 1522mm. plus large gray paper mount with 15-line inscription to Trabel, ink blurry.</I> The letters published in Wm. Innes-Howard, ed. of Traubel/Hartley correspondence. -- WHITMAN. Autograph postcard signed ("Walt Whitman") to William Sloane Kennedy (1850-1929), Camden, 2 July 1890. <I>1 p., oblong, addressed on verso, browned</I>. Whitman refers to his friend's article, probably biographical: "Have see y'r piece, sent it to H. [Harper's?] on my 'Quaker traits' & I like it & the statistics are right." -- [WHITMAN]. ROME, Thomas H. ALS to H. Traubel, Brooklyn, 5 June 1898. <I>1½ pp.,</I> fine. The printer offers to sell Traubel a group of some 70 early Whitman manuscripts for $800. [<I>With:</I>] a printed list of the poems in question, stating "the manuscript of the first edition (1855) was destroyed by fire." -- [WHITMAN]. BALDRIDGE, Richard. Typescript "We, Comrades Three," arranged from Whitman's poetry, New York, n.d. <I>84 pp. total, 4to, rust marks at holes on first page.</I> Fine. The two-act, dramatic reading set to an arrangement of Waltman's poetry, which includes the charcters of Whitman, young Walt, his mother, a "young woman," etc. and stage directions. Indicates on front page that it was for the APA Reperatory Company, directed by Ellis Raab; property of APA Phoenix, New York. -- [WHITMAN]. GILCHRIST, Herbert. ALS to sister Bee, Leeds Point N.J., 30 Aug. 1878. <I>4 pp., 8vo, slight browning.</I> Tells of a recent visit to Whitman: "Walt is better now that I have ever seen him before seems to have grown 5 years younger..." -- [WHITMAN]. HARTMAN, Sadakichi. ALS to "friend Sigel," Hollywood, 6 May 1933. <I>1 p.,8vo, evenly browned.</I> Regarding an event planned for Whitman's birthday: "will give a Whitman evening May 21st (124th anniversary) and will embarrass the public with my usual one dollar admission." -- [WHITMAN]. Five envelopes addressed by Horace Traubel to Frank Bain, Philadelphia, 1910-1911. <I>Oblong, browned</I>. -- <I>Together 19 items.</I> (19) | Christie's