Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Good-Bye, My Fancy. 2nd Annex to Leaves of Grass

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1891. First edition [limited]. Hardcover. 1/1000. Quarto. 66pp. Period maroon buckram boards with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Beveled edges. Top edge of book block in gilt. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Whitman in b/w, protected with a tissue guard. A first edition of the 2nd annex (expansion) to Walt Whitman's seminal poetry collection 'Leaves of Grass', here presented in its original form as an individual volume. This first section of the work is comprised of a total of 31 short poems from the acclaimed poet. The second part of the work is comprised of 4 essays by Whitman. The front contains a preface and table of contents. This annex was later added to the so-called "deathbed" edition of Leaves of Grass the following year, the final edition of the work prepared by Whitman, issued two months before his death.

Binding with light rubbing to corners, head and tail of spine lightly bumped. Front cover with a small 1/4 inch stain on the the top right corner. A some light scratches to the back cover. Book block tight. Interior clean, except for a few smalls stains and smudges in the margins of pages 6-9. Binding in very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall. vg- to vg+. Item #50867

Bibliographic references: Myerson A13 (style 1 without caption); BAL 21440 (variant "B" binding); Wells and Goldsmith p. 34.

Price: $750.00

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