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LEAVES OF GRASS. Including Sands At Seventy . 1st Annex, Good Bye My Fancy . 2nd Annex, A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads, and Portrait from Life
David McKay 1891-92, Philadelphia. Original green cloth, uncut, top edge gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Whitman, another portrait of Whitman inserted at page 29, and four folding facsimiles of Whitman's writing. BAL 21441: Printing 1, Binding C. "Deathbed" Edition, Whitman's final arrangement of his work. This copy SIGNED on the title page by Pennsylvania ornithological artist Conrad Roland with his pencil notes in "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads" as well as a full-page of pencil notes at the rear about Whitman. In addition tipped in before the title page is a fine ORIGINAL ink and sepia watercolor drawing of Whitman by Roland. Paper split at front gutter with cover a little loose. Two small portrait reproductions tipped in with one offsetting to the text opposite. Trivial wear to the binding. Near Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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