[BINDINGS]. WHITMAN, Walt (1819-1892). The Complete Writings. New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1902.
10 volumes, large 8vo. 10 frontispieces and 5 plates, each in three states. Original green morocco, covers with wide floral border gilt, red morocco onlay tulips, spines in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in 2, the rest gilt with central red onlay tulip, wide turn-ins and brown morocco doublures with gilt floral border, brown watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut and unopened (spines slightly sunned, some light rubbing, one hinge starting).
LIMITED EDITION, number 10 of 10 copies on Japan vellum of the "Author's Autograph edition", signed by the publisher.
WITH AN ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER BY WHITMAN to an unnamed recipient (presumably the editor of The Critic) bound in: Camden, 17 November , 1 page, 8vo, regarding the publication of his essay "Eminent Visitors (Past, Present, and Future:) in The Critic, III: "As I see the proof corrections sent by me for the 'Eminent Visitors' are not made, I infer that my letter miscarried...I requested in it that you let me have twenty-printed slips of the article, with a headline From the Critic, New York, Nov. 17, 1883, at top - If the type is distributed & I cannot therefor have the slips, I would like twelve copies of the paper."
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