Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass", on post card, Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 18, 1888. WALT WHITMAN.
Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass", on post card, Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 18, 1888.
Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass", on post card, Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 18, 1888.
Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass", on post card, Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 18, 1888.
WALT WHITMAN

(1819-1892). American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist, among the most influential poets in the American canon, and often called the father of free verse.

Autograph Letter Signed mentioning "Leaves of Grass", on post card, Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 18, 1888.

Whitman writes to New York publishers "Dick & Fitzgerald" mentioning two of his works. "After some delay I have succeeded in getting you [crossed out] a two Vol. set (in perfect order half leather bindings) of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets ed'n 1876...$6.66 (...one-third off)." Signed in strong full signature, "Walt Whitman." Whitman addresses the post card to Dick & Fitzgerald. The letter is partially published in the Collected Letters, letter 1674. In fine condition. Whitman mentions two of his poems, the most well known, "Leaves of Grass," published first in 1855 and "Two Rivulets" published in 1876. He moved to Camden, New Jersey in the early 1870s and remained for the rest of his life. In the year our letter, 1888, Whitman's "November Boughs" was published by David McKay.

Framed with archival cream colored mat and double sided UV filtered glass with opening on back to show the address portion of the postcard . Image of Whitman is the frontispiece to the first edition of Whitman’s Specimen Days & Collect (Philadelphia, 1882). Dimensions: Frame 15 inches x 12 inches; letter is 5.25 inches x 3 inches, Whitman print is 3.75 inches x 5.75 inches.

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Price: $5,250.00

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