14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. Two Rivulets Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India. Camden, 1876. 8o. General and sectional title-pages and one leaf publisher's advertisement at end. Photographic frontispiece portrait of the author SIGNED AND DATED 1881. Original white half calf, marbled boards, yellow-coated endpapers (spine lacking, covers detached, shaken, worn). Provenance: Richard Hoe Lawrence (bookplate and note, see below).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH CARD BY THE AUTHOR tipped to the flyleaf: "Dear Sir yours of 10th enclosing #10 received -- Walt Whitman." The note, dated 11 March 1881, is accompanied by the front of the original envelope, addressed by Whitman to Richard Hoe Lawrence of New York City. BAL 21413; Meyerson A9.1.a.
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