Item #81404 Walt Whitman in Camden. Horace TRAUBEL.

Walt Whitman in Camden

Item #81404

(WHITMAN, Walt). TRAUBEL, Horace. With Walt Whitman in Camden (March 28 - July 14, 1888) [with] (July 16, 1888 - October 31, 1888) [with] (March 28 - July 14, 1888) (November 1, 1888 - January 20, 1889). In. orig. cloth. teg. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1906; N.Y.: D. Appleton & Co., 1908; N.Y.: Mitchell Kennerley, 1914. 3 volumes. First editions. Wells and Goldsmith p. 99. All volumes in matching bindings. Set illustrated with numerous facsimiles and plates, all present as called for. Volumes 1 & 2 are quite bright with only light wear to the board edges and spine ends. Volume 3 is similarly and lightly worn but notably dulled at the spine. Some separation starting at the endpaper of the front hinge, joint remains solid. A very few instance of pencil underlining. Presentation copy of first volume, inscribed by Traubel on front free endpaper to New York bibliophile George M. Williamson, dated March, 1906, and with part of a mailing envelope signed by Traubel to Williamson tipped in to same; with an additional autograph letter, signed by American naturalist and friend of Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, to Williamson, praising Traubel's work, inserted following half-title of same volume, dated April, 1906. Additionally signed by Traubel under his tipped in portrait. Presentation copy of second volume, signed by Traubel to Victorian-era bibliographer and forger Harry Buxton Forman. Green morocco book-plate of American collector William Van R. Whitall on front paste-down of first volume. Illustrated book-plate of Forman on front paste-down of second volume, with illustrated book-plate of mystery writer and Whitman bibliographer, Carolyn Wells, on top of same. An exceptional association copy of this important work. .

Price: $3,000.00

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