Leaves of Grass. WALT WHITMAN.

Leaves of Grass

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. BAL 21418. Printing B (”probably in this sequence” - 508 copies were printed). This edition was suppressed upon threats from authorities for supposed “obscene” content. With the ownership signature of Hamilton W. [Wright] Mabie, a prolific editor, critic and essayist; among his many subjects were reviews and essays on Whitman. Tipped in at the title page is Whitman’s signed hotel calling card from 1887. Front hinge repaired; some cloth wear, minor wear and tear; a very good copy in a cloth clamshell box.

[Book #30032P]

Price: $5,500.00

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