Calamus: A Series of Letters Written During the Years 1868-1880 . . . to a Young Friend (Peter Doyle). Edited with an Introduction by Richard Maurice Bucke, M. D. One of Whitman’s Literary Executors. WALT WHITMAN.

Calamus: A Series of Letters Written During the Years 1868-1880 . . . to a Young Friend (Peter Doyle). Edited with an Introduction by Richard Maurice Bucke, M. D. One of Whitman’s Literary Executors.

Publisher: Boston: Small, Maynard, 1897.
Edition: First edition, second trade issue with the Small, Maynard imprint.
Bibliographical References: Myerson A14.b.2; BAL 21446, trade edition, issue B.
Condition: Spine slightly faded to blue; fine copy.
Book ID: 21583

Description

8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis and one plate.

Comments

¶ The epistolary record of the close relationship between Whitman and the working-class young man Peter Doyle, with an introduction by Bucke, one of Whitman's litearary executors, and a 13-page memoir of Whitman by Doyle, as told to Bucke and Horace Traubel. Doyle was an Irish immigrant who drove a street car in Washington, D.C. when he and Whitman met and became lasting friends.

Price: $350.00

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