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Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]. Extracts from Adam’s Diary translated from the original MS. London: Harper & Bros., 1904. First separate edition. Very Good.

First separate edition. Hardcover. Very Good/none as issued. Illustrated by F. Strothman. Very good. Title page reads: London and New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers : : MCMIV. Red cloth boards with yellow title and full-color printing of Adam at his journal with 2 monkeys. Seven gatherings with printer’s marks. Covers soiled from handling. Sunning to spine. Thick paper with mild foxing on a few pages. 89 pp. Large duodecimo, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches tall.

A comic short story of what it must have been like for Adam when the world was new…

Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass [Standard executor’s text]. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1977. Collector’s Edition. Fine.

Collector’s Edition. Hardcover. Fine/none as issued. Rockwell Kent. Appears unread. Part of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. Full leather-bound hardcover, no dust jacket as issued. Bound in green leather, hand selected from individually tanned hides. Raised bands. Elaborately stamped with 22 kt. gold. Satin moiré endpapers. All edges gilt. Satin ribbon page marker bound into book. 527 pp. includes index. Octavo.

Contains 1902 standard text of the poem as published by his executors for Whitman’s Complete Works.

Walt Whitman; Clifton Furness, ed. Walt Whitman’s Workshop: A Collection of Unpublished Manuscripts. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1928. First printing.

Hardcover. Very Good/none as issued. This edition is limited to 750 copies and the type has been distributed. Unnumbered copy. Quarter cloth leather spine with grey paper boards. Corners wearing, leather missing 1/8″ at head of spine. Leather has a long thin indentation on front. Raised bands. Pp. 1-10 have small, uniform chip on lower right. Cream endpapers. Pages untrimmed, clean and sound. Thick paper. Embossed English department stamp, no other markings, not ex-library. 265 pp. including notes. Small quarto, 8 x 11 inches tall.

Includes facsimiles of Whitman’s original MS and letters.

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