WHITMAN PORTRAITS. Walt WHITMAN, Henry SAUNDERS, compiler, choley.


Toronto: Henry S. Saunders, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth-backed boards (6-1/4" x 9") with paper spine label handbound by Saunders. A bound typescript with title page in manuscript and numerous manuscript additions with over 350 images of Whitman, many of them original photographs, pasted in opposite the text. An extensive examination of Whitman portraits that Saunders compiled and revised throughout the years, arranged chronologically and including original photographs, paintings, and drawings; busts, plaques, and medals; "Fancy pictures"; and caricatures. Includes an index of artists and titles. According to the SIGNED page of Notes, "The first copy of this book was made in 1922, later copies are dated when made. This is the 17th copy made." Also includes some handwritten notes by an owner who asked Saunders about the history of his production which she details towards the end of the book. A few extra images laid in. Bookplate of Harriet Chapman Sprague on the front pastedown. Near Fine and quite unusual and scarce. Item #020899

Price: $1,500.00