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Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman

1900 - David McKay, Philadelphia - First Edition Thus
A finely bound collection of Whitman’s Poems, which includes those poems that were dropped from the different editions, as well as notes to compare the many changes made to the poems by Whitman over the course of their various publications. With engraved portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations and facsimiles, and an introduction by David McKay, who became Whitman’s publisher after ‘Leaves of Grass’ was declared obscene literature in 1882.

In 1855 Walt Whitman published his first collection of poetry,
Leaves of Grass. The volume received great praise from leading Transcendentalist poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. This encouraged what would become a lifelong project as Whitman expanded and rewrote the volume until his death in 1892. Whitman's innovative use of free verse and the quotidian achieved his aim of reaching out to the everyday American. 
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Price HK$ 8,000

The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde, Including Poems in Prose with Notes Bibliographical Introduction Index and Facsimiles of Title-Pages - Oscar Wilde

1908 - Thomas B Mosher, Portland - First Mosher Edition, Limited to 750 copies
A fine example of this beautiful edition that Oscar himself would have approved of. Without the usual fading to the spine and housed in a matching custom slipcase. One of 750 copies printed in September 1908 on Van Gelder hand-made paper.

Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece, and containing a bibliographical index, and facsimiles of title pages.
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Price HK$ 5,000