Memoranda During the War, inscribed
Memoranda During the War, inscribed
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Memoranda During the War, inscribed

WALT WHITMAN, 1875-76

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Memoranda During the War, inscribed
Walt Whitman, 1875-76
WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892). Memoranda During the War. Camden, New Jersey: privately printed, 1875-76.

First edition, second issue, with green embossed endpapers but without “Remembrance Page,” blank binder’s leaf, and pictures present. Inscribed by the author: “Eliza S. Leggett from the author” on the front endpaper. Eliza Seaman Leggett, born in New York City on Beekman Street in 1815, was a suffragist and abolitionist. She lived for a short time in Peekskill, New York, before ultimately settling in Detroit, Michigan. Myerson A8.1.a2.

8vo (195 x 119mm). Stiff light green endpapers embossed with flowers. (Staple holes to title page, offsetting from a newspaper to pp. 38-39.) Purple cloth, all edges gilt (front hinge tender, one gathering slightly sprung, spine ends rubbed, some spotting and fading to cloth). Custom chemise and slipcase. Provenance: Eliza Seaman Leggett (1815-1900; authorial inscription, gift inscription) – William Haight Leggett (1859-1954; gift inscription) – Wilhelmina Leggett (gift inscription).

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