Inscribed to H. Buxton Forman by Whitman's Executor

November Boughs.

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1888.

Price: $1,200.00


About the item

First edition, Large Paper, one of 400 of the "Third Printing," produced by Whitman for the sole purpose of distribution to his personal friends. Portrait of Elias Hicks in text; 140 [1 ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to H. Buxton Forman by Whitman's Executor. Publisher's dark green cloth-covered beveled boards, stamped in gilt, corners lightly worn; top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; bookplates of Estelle Doheny and Buxton-Forman to pastedown. BAL 21430 (printing 3, probably issued by the Executors in 1891); Myerson A13.

Item #354351

Presentation copy, inscribed by Whitman's literary executor, friend, and biographer, Horace Traubel, to bibliographer Henry Buxton Forman, on front free endpaper, "To H. Buxton Forman with the love of Horace Traubel July 1896. / Special Edition"

A special large-paper edition, likely comprised of the sheets of the 400 copies Whitman had intended to use for an edition bound with Good-Bye My Fancy in 1891, but he was prevented due to his failing health.