14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn: [Fowler & Wells], 1856. 12o. Engraved frontispiece portrait, leaf of ads at end. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt and blind, with Emerson's famous greeting in gilt at bottom of spine (worn at ends of spine, fore-corners, and at two small spots on front outer joint, inner hinges skilfully repaired); green half morocco slipcase. Provenance: Signature of L.S. Johnson (a Whitman friend?) on inside front cover.
Second Edition. See note and references in preceding lot.
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