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A Twilight Song  (in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, May 1890, to October 1890) by Walt Whitman - First printing - May, 1890 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: AMCL-08)

A Twilight Song (in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, May 1890, to October 1890)

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A Twilight Song (in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, May 1890, to October 1890)

by Walt Whitman

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: The Century Co., May, 1890. First printing. Leatherette. Very Good +. First published appearance of Whitman's "A Twilight Song, for unknown buried soldiers, North and South," with attribution on page 27. (Later collected in Good Bye My Fancy, 1891) [BAL 21599]. Embossed green leatherette boards (original), gold-stamped: A Year of the Century, '90 on spine. Corners bumped, head and tail of spine mildly bent. Round-backed binding, toning to all edges, with interior pages fresh and bright. Yellow endpapers. This large volume has pulled apart at the pastedown and mull is beginning to show at the hinge. 960 pp. Small quarto, 7 x 10 inches tall. Also includes an issue devoted to California, Californiana, and many articles by the Sierra Club founder, John Muir, along with US Civil War analyses and other interesting items.

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Bookseller
Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
AMCL-08
Title
A Twilight Song (in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, May 1890, to October 1890)
Author
Walt Whitman
Format/binding
Leatherette
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Quantity available
1
Edition
First printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Century Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
May, 1890
Keywords
whitman, first, poetry, poems, civil war, john muir, california, sierra club
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry & Drama;

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About Uncommon Works, IOBA

Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.

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