14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. New York: [Printed for Whitman by William E. Chapin], 1867. 8o. Title-page and following leaf slightly foxed. Original half black morocco and brown cloth sides, spine gilt-lettered, sprinkled edges, yellow endpapers (light wear at outer joints and a couple of fore-corners). Provenance: E.H. Minot (1867 pencilled ownership inscription and name stamps on endpapers, three poems inspired by Whitman written on front flyleaves).
Fourth Edition, First Issue, of Leaves; with the sheets of "Drum-Taps," "Seguel to Drum-Taps," and "Song before Parting." BAL 21399 (Binding C, no sequence established); Myerson A2.IV.al (First Printing, First Issue, Binding B). Scarce.
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