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Bound in original yellow cloth, gilt. Patterned endpapers. Deckled edges. Pages uncut. A very good copy. Latin armourial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe. Bookseller's label of Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, on front pastedown.



Wilson and McCormick, Saint Vincent Street.,





Item Description

FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. 374 pp. + [1] pp. publisher's advertisement. Separate half title for Collect.


Illustrated by photographic portrait frontispiece of Whitman holding a butterfly. Decorated by title page vignette.


The first UK edition of the principal prose works of the great US poet and essayist, Walt Whitman. It prints several hundred items, including diary extracts, observations on the Civil War and his views on other literary figures. It was first published in Philadelphia in 1882. The Glasgow publisher advertises at the back, Whitman's Leaves of Grass, his poetical works, first published in 1855, as a companion volume to this title. This copy is from the library of Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, and previously the Earl of Crewe (1858-1945), Liberal politician, who held a wide variety of offices in his career, including those of Colonial and India Secretary.

[Stock No. 24751]

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