LEAVES OF GRASS, by Walt Whitman - 1882


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Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

1st Philadelphia Edition. Published by: Rees Welsh & Co. Philadelphia, PA. 1882. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Brown cloth boards featuring gilt lettering and border exhibit commensurate age and wear. 
  • Covers are scuffed, rubbed and exhibit black stains to areas, most notably to the rear with portions of the cloth detached from the front board. Please see photos. 
  • Corners are bumped and rubbed. 
  • Spine has gilt lettering and illustration with rubbing, scuffing, creases along the length and crushed ends where there are slits and tears in the cloth. Please see photos. 
  • Hinges have been reinforced. Please see photos. 
  • Binding is firm overall though loosened along the gutters in the following areas: 72-93, 168/169.
  • Illustrated endpapers are gently darkened and stained. 
  • Front pastedown bears a number in pencil. 
  • Illustrated plate and accompanying tissue guard are fully intact; tissue guard bears impression from facing plate. Please see photos. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned and exhibits the occasional faint stain and foxing. Please see photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges are darkened, scuffed and rubbed. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20180914

382 pages. 5.5" by 7.25". 

Printed from the same plates used in the original production of the 1882 republication to be issued by Osgood & Co. of Boston, who subsequently declined, this is the complete first edition, unedited and published by Rees Welsh & Co. of Philadelphia in 1882. Features a portrait of Walt Whitman accompanied by tissue guard.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Year Printed: 1882
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Topic: Poetry
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Author: Walt Whitman
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Publisher: Rees Welsh & Co.
Place of Publication: Philadelphia PA
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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