[Literature] (Whitman, Walt)
Two Rivulets; Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India
Camden, New Jersey: Author's edition, 1876. First edition, second printing. 8vo. Inscribed by Whitman on what appears to be the original front free endpaper from the original binding, "Mrs Charles Hine/ from her friend/ the author." Additionally signed by Whitman on albumen portrait frontispeice, as issued. With an additional blank leaf between "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free" and "Memoranda During War", not stated in BAL. Later full blue straight-grain morocco; stamped in gilt; top edge gilt, other edges trimmed; marbled endpapers. Small tears to top and bottom gutter of frontispeice leaf; chipping to gutter edge of albumen print; scattered chipping to fore-edge of text; several quires toned. BAL 21413.

Inscribed to Mrs. Charles Hine, wife of the artist who painted Whitman's 1860 portrait. Mr. Hines died in 1871, but Whitman maintained contact with his widow.

Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Sold for $2,750 (buyer's premium included)