Walt Whitman Collection. Walt Whitman, Rollo Silver, Paul Eisel.

Walt Whitman Collection

Collection of eleven offprints on varying aspects of Whitman’s writing by Rollo Silver, a famous collector of Whitman material. Ten of the booklets are inscribed to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. With eleven pages of manuscript notes written by Eisel & a manuscript letter from Rollo Silver to Eisel. 1) Silver, Rollo G. and Thomas O. Mabbott. Walt Whitman’s “’Tis But Ten Years Since.” Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Reprinted from American Literature, Vol. 15, No. 1, March, 1943. First separate printing in the original wraps. 2) Silver, Rollo G. Seven Letters of Walt Whitman. Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Reprinted from American Literature, Vol. 7, No. 1, March, 1935. First separate printing in the original wraps. 3) Silver, Rollo G. A Note About Whitman’s Essay on Poe. Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Reprinted from American Literature, Vol. VI, No. 4, January, 1935. First separate printing in the original wraps. 4) Silver, Rollo G. Whitman and Dickens. Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Reprinted from American Literature, Vol. 5, No. 4, January 1934. First separate printing in the original wraps. 5) Silver, Rollo G. Whitman in 1850: Three Uncollected Articles. Reprinted from American Literature, Vol. 19, No. 4, January, 1948. First separate printing in the original wraps. 6) Silver, Rollo G. Whitman Interviews Himself. Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Reprinted from American Literature, Vol. X, No. 1, March, 1938. 7) Silver, Rollo G. “Belcher & Armstrong Set Up Shop: 1805.” A Reprint from Studies in Bibliography, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume Four, 1951-1952. Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. 201-204pp. 8) Silver, Rollo G. Book Review: “Walt Whitman of the New York Aurora edited by Joseph Jay Rubin and Charles H. Brown.” Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Book Review. Reprinted from Modern Language Notes, LXVI, 6, June, 1951. First separate printing in original tan wraps. 419-421pp. 9) Silver, Rollo G. Book Review: “Walt Whitman Looks at the Schools by Florence Bernstein Freedman.” Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Book Review. 522-523pp. 10) Silver, Rollo G. Book Reviews: “A Concordance of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Selected Prose Writings by Edwin Harold Eby.”; “Whitman’s American Fame by Charles B. Willard.”; “The Inner Sanctum Edition of the Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman edited by Louis Untermeyer.”; “Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass and Selected Prose edited by Sculley Bradley.” Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Reprinted from American Literature, Vol. 22, No. 4, January, 1951. First separate printing in original wraps. 514-516pp. 11) Silver, Rollo G. Book Review: “Walt Whitman by Frederik Schyberg.” Inscribed by the author to Paul J. Eisel, a Pennsylvania bookseller from the 1940’s. Reprinted from Modern Language Notes, LXVII, 4, April, 1952. First separate printing in original tan wraps. 278-279pp. AND Three additional essays by Whitman critics: Mark Van Doren, Albert Parry, and Josiah Trent: 1) Trent, Josiah C. “Walt Whitman—A Case History.” The Surgeon’s Library, “The Books Shelf.” Durham, N.C.: Duke University School of Medicine. 113-122pp. 2) Parry, Albert. “Walt Whitman in Russia.” 100-107pp. 3) Van Doren, Mark. “Walt Whitman, Stranger.” 277-285pp. AND Various material regarding Walt Whitman: 1) Newspaper Clipping, “Walt Whitman’s Character." 2) Letter from the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, To its Sponsors & Contributors. 3) Magazine clipping showing photo of Whitman and the Cholmeley Jones children Reproduction of photograph by George C. Cox. 4) Post Card from the Walt Whitman House, Mickle Street, Camden From Martha Davis – Together with offprint of Whitman’s “Patrolling Barnegat”.

Price: $250.00

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