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[Autograph  Postcard, Signed in Full] by  Walt Whitman - 1888 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT82742)

[Autograph Postcard, Signed in Full]

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[Autograph Postcard, Signed in Full]

by Whitman, Walt

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Camden, New Jersey, 1888. One page, on verso of penny postcard (7.5 x 13 cm), ca. 30 words, in ink, addressed by Whitman on the verso. A few tiny smudges, but very good or better. To Courtlandt Palmer, in New York City, declining an invitation to either attend or to speak, most likely at the 19th Century Club: "...My best respects & thanks to you, & to the Club - but I am disabled & cannot avail myself of the kind invitation. Walt Whitman." Palmer (1843 - 1888) was a prominent free thinker who, in 1880, founded and was the first President of the 19th Century Club, a New York venue for free thought lectures and the exchange of progressive ideas. Sadly, he died quite young of peritonitis in July of the year in which he received this communication from Whitman. CORRESPONDENCE 1886-1889 #1650.


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[Autograph Postcard, Signed in Full]
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.


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