14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. November Boughs. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888. 8o. Frontispiece portrait, portrait in text, leaf of ads at end. Original flexible maroon cloth, front cover and spine gilt-lettered, uncut (spine slightly faded with ends and some edges a bit rubbed, sides a little soiled); cloth case.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, one of 100 copies in this flexible binding, SIGNED BY WHITMAN on front free endpaper. These 100 copies were done at Whitman's expense for his own use for presentation; the remaining copies of the edition, about 1000, were bound in hard bevelled cloth and published and sold by McKay. BAL 21430 (Printing 1, Binding B); Myerson A12.I.a (First Printing, First [American] Issue, Binding B).
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