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(WHITMAN, WALT). TRAUBEL, HORACE. At the Graveside of Walt Whitman: Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey, March 30th and Sprigs of Lilac. Edited by Horace Traubel

[Philadelphia: privately Printed by Horace Traubel], [1892]

Original wrappers. Front wrapper detached, lower joint separating. Printed on heavy gray paper.

First edition. One of 750 copies. Presentation copy inscribed by Traubel to Matilda H. Morris, with Traubel’s handwritten signed limitation statement. A note initialed by Harrison H. Morris, who later published a book on Whitman, notes without explanation that he has removed the page containing his own sonnet.

This record of Whitman’s funerals services includes extracts from the poet’s writings as well as contributions and letters by Whitman’s friends Traubel, Stedman, Bucke, Burroughs, Harned, and others, as well as letters from Tennyson, Rossetti, Garland, Aldrich, Gilder, and others.

$400