Leaves of Grass. Camden, 1876. 8o. One leaf advertisement at end. Two portrait plates. Original white half calf, marbled boards, brown morocco spine label (rebacked preserving original spine, rubbed). Fifth edition, third printing, second (American) issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21412; Meyerson A2.5.c2. -- Two Rivulets. Camden, 1876. 8o. Photographic frontispiece portrait, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: "Walt Whitman 1880." (Small chip at upper corner, old folding bookseller's description laid down on flyleaf, slightly browned at edges.) Contemporary half calf library binding, marbled boards (faded and slightly worn, hinges reinforced with cloth tape); cloth folding case. Provenance: Century Library (stamp on title-page and on spine). FIRST "AUTHOR'S" EDITION, first printing. BAL 21413; Meyerson A9.1.a. -- Leaves of Grass. Camden, 1882. 8o. Two portrait plates. Original dark green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, partially unopened, t.e.g. (some leaves crudely opened with chips along edges, rubbed and worn). Seventh edition, third printing, third issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21418; Meyerson A2.7.c3. (4) " /> WHITMAN, Walt. <I>Leaves of Grass</I>. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61. 8<V>o. Engraved portrait frontispiece after Hine by Schoff (state 1). (Slight browning at edges.) Original orange ribbed cloth (faded, worn at extremities, cockled and shaken). Third edition, first printing, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE IN WHITMAN'S HAND inlaid into a tipped sheet following the title-page: "Walt Whitman Office Attorney General U.S. Washington, D.C., " and dated "Mar. 1 '67." BAL 21397 (Binding B); Meyerson A2.3.a1. -- <I>Leaves of Grass</I>. Camden, 1876. 8<V>o. One leaf advertisement at end. Two portrait plates. Original white half calf, marbled boards, brown morocco spine label (rebacked preserving original spine, rubbed). Fifth edition, third printing, second (American) issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21412; Meyerson A2.5.c2. -- <I>Two Rivulets</I>. Camden, 1876. 8<V>o. Photographic frontispiece portrait, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: "Walt Whitman 1880." (Small chip at upper corner, old folding bookseller's description laid down on flyleaf, slightly browned at edges.) Contemporary half calf library binding, marbled boards (faded and slightly worn, hinges reinforced with cloth tape); cloth folding case. <I>Provenance</I>: Century Library (stamp on title-page and on spine). FIRST "AUTHOR'S" EDITION, first printing. BAL 21413; Meyerson A9.1.a. -- <I>Leaves of Grass</I>. Camden, 1882. 8<V>o. Two portrait plates. Original dark green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, partially unopened, t.e.g. (some leaves crudely opened with chips along edges, rubbed and worn). Seventh edition, third printing, third issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21418; Meyerson A2.7.c3. (4) | Christie's
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    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61. 8o. Engraved portrait frontispiece after Hine by Schoff (state 1). (Slight browning at edges.) Original orange ribbed cloth (faded, worn at extremities, cockled and shaken). Third edition, first printing, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE IN WHITMAN'S HAND inlaid into a tipped sheet following the title-page: "Walt Whitman Office Attorney General U.S. Washington, D.C., " and dated "Mar. 1 '67." BAL 21397 (Binding B); Meyerson A2.3.a1. -- Leaves of Grass. Camden, 1876. 8o. One leaf advertisement at end. Two portrait plates. Original white half calf, marbled boards, brown morocco spine label (rebacked preserving original spine, rubbed). Fifth edition, third printing, second (American) issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21412; Meyerson A2.5.c2. -- Two Rivulets. Camden, 1876. 8o. Photographic frontispiece portrait, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: "Walt Whitman 1880." (Small chip at upper corner, old folding bookseller's description laid down on flyleaf, slightly browned at edges.) Contemporary half calf library binding, marbled boards (faded and slightly worn, hinges reinforced with cloth tape); cloth folding case. Provenance: Century Library (stamp on title-page and on spine). FIRST "AUTHOR'S" EDITION, first printing. BAL 21413; Meyerson A9.1.a. -- Leaves of Grass. Camden, 1882. 8o. Two portrait plates. Original dark green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, partially unopened, t.e.g. (some leaves crudely opened with chips along edges, rubbed and worn). Seventh edition, third printing, third issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21418; Meyerson A2.7.c3. (4)

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    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61. 8o. Engraved portrait frontispiece after Hine by Schoff (state 1). (Slight browning at edges.) Original orange ribbed cloth (faded, worn at extremities, cockled and shaken). Third edition, first printing, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE IN WHITMAN'S HAND inlaid into a tipped sheet following the title-page: "Walt Whitman Office Attorney General U.S. Washington, D.C., " and dated "Mar. 1 '67." BAL 21397 (Binding B); Meyerson A2.3.a1. -- Leaves of Grass. Camden, 1876. 8o. One leaf advertisement at end. Two portrait plates. Original white half calf, marbled boards, brown morocco spine label (rebacked preserving original spine, rubbed). Fifth edition, third printing, second (American) issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21412; Meyerson A2.5.c2. -- Two Rivulets. Camden, 1876. 8o. Photographic frontispiece portrait, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: "Walt Whitman 1880." (Small chip at upper corner, old folding bookseller's description laid down on flyleaf, slightly browned at edges.) Contemporary half calf library binding, marbled boards (faded and slightly worn, hinges reinforced with cloth tape); cloth folding case. Provenance: Century Library (stamp on title-page and on spine). FIRST "AUTHOR'S" EDITION, first printing. BAL 21413; Meyerson A9.1.a. -- Leaves of Grass. Camden, 1882. 8o. Two portrait plates. Original dark green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, partially unopened, t.e.g. (some leaves crudely opened with chips along edges, rubbed and worn). Seventh edition, third printing, third issue, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on the title-page. BAL 21418; Meyerson A2.7.c3. (4)


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