Lot 689: Signed book: Complete Poems and Prose of Walt Whitman. First edition, limited issue, numbered 188/600. Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros., 1888–1889. Hardcover, 7 x 10.5, 898 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, "Dr. O. W. True, from the author, Aug: 17 '89." Autographic condition: fine, with mild toning to first free end page. Book condition: VG-/None, in a VG+ custom-made slipcase. In the published volumes of Whitman's Daybooks and Notebooks, he records sending out two copies of this edition on August 17, 1889, with one entry reading: 'Sent big book to J H Clifford, Farmington, Maine, paid 4, by Express, (for Dr O W True).' An extremely desirable definitive edition of Whitman's work with superb provenance.Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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