Lot 258: Author: Whitman, Walt. Title: Complete Poems & Prose of Walt Whitman 1855.. 1888. Authenticated & Personal Book (handled by W.W.).. Portraits from Life.. Autograph. Place Published: (Camden, NJ). Date Published: (1888). Description: (iv) , 382, 374, 140, (2) pp. General title on coated paper; three inserted portraits. (8vo) 25x16 cm (93/4x6 1/4") modern full black morocco, gilt-rule borders, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt. Bound by the Leemann Bindery. No. 512 of 600 copies. First Collected Edition. Signed by Whitman, as issued, on the title leaf for Leaves of Grass. Manuscript limitation by Horace Traubel on the verso of the "Note at the Beginning". Contains Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days & Collect, and November Boughs. Meyerson A2.7m Condition: Paper a touch browned, penciled marks on contents leaves and occasionally within; a handsome copy of this definitive work.
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