The Correct First Issue
Whitman, Walt ~ Poems From Leaves Of Grass : With Coloured Illustrations By Margaret C. Cook
J.M. Dent, London : 1913
The First UK printing of this illustrated edition published by J.M.Dent, London in 1913. The correct first issue with olive green boards and gilt titling and decoration to the spine and the front cover. The BOOK is in Good+ condition for its age. Some rubbing to the edges, folds and corners with some exposure of the boards in places. Mild rubbing to the gilt decoration in places and some rippling of the cloth to the spine. The binding is reasonably tight with some cracking of the board hinges with some exposure of the webbing. Some offsetting to the end papers with some age related spotting to the pages but the illustrations are clean. Top edge gilt. A previous owner's penned name and address to the front blank end paper. Twenty-one years after Whitman s death, Everyman s Library series creator J.M. Dent published what many consider the most beautiful edition of the Whitman classic. The book is superbly enhanced by the twenty four colour tipped in plates by the English artist Margaret C. Cook. The frontis tissue guard is present. The book is protected in a loose Mylar removable cover. A very scarce copy of a beautifully produced book.