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Poems. Selected and Edited by William Michael Rossetti.
London: John Camden Hotten, 1868 - Octavo. Original blue cloth over bevelled boards by Bone & Son, titles gilt to spine, single rule frame in gilt to front cover, in blind to rear cover, brown coated endpapers. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown, bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, creased, and toned, rubbing to extremities, light soiling to covers, faint foxing to text block edges; a very good copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature, vignette to title page, 8 pp. of adverts bound at front, 24 pp of adverts bound at rear. First edition, first issue, of the collection which "gave Whitman his first British readership" (ODNB), edited and with an introduction by William Michael Rossetti, with revisions to several of the poems by Whitman. This copy is in the A variant cloth binding, without the price to foot of spine (BAL). BAL 21401; Myerson C1. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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