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Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass
Thayer and Eldridge [Richard Worthington], 1880. Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860. [Richard Worthington, post-1879.] The presumed third printing (though previously thought to be the second), and first unauthorized printing, of the third edition, without the printers’ imprints on the copyright page. Myerson, Walt Whitman, a Descriptive Bibliography, A2.3.c (calling it the third printing); BAL 21397 (calling it the second printing). Frontispiece portrait of Whitman; an engraving by Stephen Alonzo Schoff from an oil painting portrait by Charles Hine. Dated on the title page as the third edition (“Year 85 of the States”). The poems are arranged in 7 “clusters”: Chants Democratic and Native American, with introductory poem Apostrophe; Leaves of Grass; Enfans d'Adam; Calamus; Messenger Leaves; Thoughts; Says; Debris; and 26 individual poems including Walt Whitman, A Word Out of the Sea (later titled Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking). The volume commences with Proto-Leaf (which was later called Starting from Paumanok). Bound in full olive green morocco by the Adams Bindery, with four of six spine compartments decorated with leaves, tulips, and gouges in an arts & crafts design. Elaborate turn-ins in the style of Roger Payne, along with lightly mottled endpapers. Measures approx. 5" x 7.5". Spine darkened to brown, and some rubbing to edges and hinges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Under the Hill Books [St Louis Park, MN, U.S.A.]
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