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Lot 299: WHITMAN, WALT. The Complete Works.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 10, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • WHITMAN, WALT. The Complete Works.
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Description: WHITMAN, WALT. The Complete Works. 10 volumes. Additional titles in brown and green, lettered tissue-guards. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portraits of Whitman in Vols. 1, 3-9, his birthplace in Vol. 2, and his tomb in Vol. 10, hand colored photogravures, gold-illumined head- and tail-pieces, facsimile manuscript leaf, and original watercolors by E.M. Williams. 8vo, contemporary full brown crushed morocco burnished with yellow and green patterns, goldenrod cornerpieces, motif repeated on spine with green leaves of grass onlays in compartments, top edges gilt, others uncut, light occasional rubbing to joints and spine tips; full morocco doublures, green silk endpapers, occasional dampstaining internally (most conspicuously to vol. II), front hinge starting in vol. I, watercolors occasionally offset to text, some plates wrinkled. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons for The Knickerbocker Press, 1902

Notes: limited issue, the golden rod edition, copy a of 26 lettered sets. An elaborate and handsome production. Not in Myerson though it collates as one of the six identified Complete Writings editions. Rare. No other copies traced on either ABPC or Rare Book Hub. Myerson B4.

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