New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1929. Original boards. First Edition Thus. 4to. xlvi, 154 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Whitman reproduced from a portrait made in 1876 by Frank Pearsall. Introduction by Carolyn Wells. Designed by Frederic Warde and SIGNED by him on the colophon; printed by William Edwin Rudge. Includes a facsimile of a page from the first edition of "Leaves of Grass" owned and annotated by Whitman. Laid in is a publisher's offering notice to subscribers.Decorative green cloth in publisher's grey dustjacket. A fine copy in dustjacket; housed in publishers' slipcase (small rubbing to spine). A beautiful copy of one of the central works of American poetry. Item #17621
The second publication of The Limited Editions Club. A reprint of the first edition printed in 1859, retaining Whitma's Preface which was omitted in subsequent editions of his poems.