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WHITMAN; Edgar Lee Masters by  Edgar Lee Masters - First American Edition - 1937 - from Borg Antiquarian (SKU: 5472)

WHITMAN; Edgar Lee Masters

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WHITMAN; Edgar Lee Masters

by Masters, Edgar Lee

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First American Edition. Cloth. Very Good/None. B&W Photographs. Tall 8vo (61/8" x 8 7/8"), blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, B&W glossy photographic frontispiece of Walt Whitman, xii + 342 pages. Lacks dust jacket. "Walt" Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. He is often called "the father of free verse." His most important work was Leaves of Grass . Edgar Lee Masters (1868 - 1950) was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. His most famous work was The Spoon River Anthology. He also wrote biographies of Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, and Walt Whitman. See Edgar Lee Masters: An Exhibition, Humanities Research Center, (1968), #126: "Masters' 'importance as a poet is suggested in his eloquent interpretation of Whitman as prophet and poet. His excellence as a scholar is manifest in the philosophical and cultural structure he builds around Whitman....'"Very Good copy: tight, internally clean, slight wear, with light uniform age-toning. Gilt on spine is faded.


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WHITMAN; Edgar Lee Masters
Masters, Edgar Lee
B&W Photographs
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Used - Very Good
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First American Edition
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Poetry, Civil War, sex, Lincoln, America,

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About Borg Antiquarian

BorgAntiquarian (ABAA & ILAB) is a dealer long engaged in selling exceptional collectibles: rare and fine books, autographs and manuscripts, fine art and artifacts. We are generalists in Americana, English & American literature, plus selected authors & important figures (Dickens & Darwin; presidents & 'signers'; scientists & historical figures; Revolutionary & Civil War militaria).


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