one of 225 signed copies
WHITMAN, WALT. Notes and Fragments: left by Walt Whitman and now edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke, one of his literary executors
Printed for Private Distribution Only, 1899
4to. Original dark green-blue cloth. Minimal wear. Fine.
FIRST EDITION. One of 225 numbered copies signed by Bucke. This work prints an extensive collection of manuscript fragments discovered among Whitman’s papers on his death.
Sections include “First Drafts and Rejected Lines and Passages, Mostly verse fragmentary, From ‘Leaves of Grass, ‘ Largely Antecedent to the 1855 Edition,” “Notes on The meaning and Intention of ‘Leaves of Grass,'” and “Memoranda From Books and From His Own Reflections, Indicating the Poet’s Reading and Thought Preparatory to Writing ‘Leaves of Grass.'”
This is a very handsome copy of this book which, when found, is usually battered.
Provenance: Syracuse Public Library, with small stamp on title, with deaccession letter.