September 23, 2021 10:00 EDT

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 80
 

80

[Literature] Whitman, Walt
Leaves of Grass

Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61. Third edition, second printing. 12mo. 456 pp. Illustrated with engraved frontspiece portrait by S.A.Schoff (third state). Original full purple (L) cloth, beveled edges, stamped in blind and in gilt, spine faded, spine ends fraying, corners worn; yellow endpapers. BAL 21397

According to BAL it is unclear whether printings after the first were issued by Thayer and Eldridge, or later by Worthington. Worthington purchased the plates from Thayer and Eldridge ca. 1879, so "it seems probable that all copies lacking the printer's and stereotyper's imprints on the copyright page were published by Worthington after 1879, but it is not impossible that the imprints were removed by Thayer and Eldridge before the second printing of June, 1860." (BAL 21397)

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Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61. Third edition, second printing. 12mo. 456 pp. Illustrated with engraved frontspiece portrait by S.A.Schoff (third state). Original full purple (L) cloth, beveled edges, stamped in blind and in gilt, spine faded, spine ends fraying, corners worn; yellow endpapers. BAL 21397

According to BAL it is unclear whether printings after the first were issued by Thayer and Eldridge, or later by Worthington. Worthington purchased the plates from Thayer and Eldridge ca. 1879, so "it seems probable that all copies lacking the printer's and stereotyper's imprints on the copyright page were published by Worthington after 1879, but it is not impossible that the imprints were removed by Thayer and Eldridge before the second printing of June, 1860." (BAL 21397)

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