London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
WHITMAN, Walt (1819-92). Complete Poems & Prose ... 1855 ... 1888. Authenticated & Personal Book (handled by W.W.) ... Portraits from Life ... Autograph. [Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros., 1888-89]. Large 8° (251 x 165mm). Half tone oval portrait on general title (title and first few leaves almost detached). Original khaki cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some staining and scuffing). Provenance: "J.M. 9 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh" (old pencil inscription on front free endpaper). NUMBER 543 OF 600 COPIES, SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN ON TITLE PAGE TO "LEAVES OF GRASS." The limitation note is in autograph. Meyerson A2.7.
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