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Poems of Walt Whitman. Selected and edited by William Michael Rossetti.

Poems of Walt Whitman. Selected and edited by William Michael Rossetti.

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Poems of Walt Whitman. Selected and edited by William Michael Rossetti.

by Whitman, Walt

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First UK edition. John Camden Hotten. London. 1868. Small octavo. xii, 403pp. Half title, Frontispiece portrait. Title. Later full blue calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, leather labels, gilt rules and lettering. Lightly toned. Spine slightly darkened. Signature of Raisley Moorsom in pencil to ffep.

The first edition of Whitman published in the UK, the only time Whitman (reluctantly) allowed his writings and his portrait photograph to be censored.


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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Poems of Walt Whitman. Selected and edited by William Michael Rossetti.
Author
Whitman, Walt
Book Condition
Used - See item description
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First UK edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Camden Hotten.
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1868
Size
8vo
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Poetry, Whitman
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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
FFEP
A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...
Half Title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...
Calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...

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