Walt Whitman's workshop : a collection of unpublished manuscripts / edited with an introduction and notes by Clifton Joseph Furness.
- Other records:
- Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1928. , ©1928
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : Printed at the Harvard University Press.
x, , 265,  pages,  leaves of plates : portraits, facsimiles ; 28 cm
- Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
- Place of Publication:
- United States Massachusetts Cambridge.
- Recently there have come to light several unpublished manuscripts by Walt Whitman which clarify the purpose, growth, and gradual unfoldment of Leaves of Grass, and possess at the same time sufficient literary distinction in their own right to warrant consideration as independent pieces of writing. This material covers a wide range of subject matter. The various manuscripts of prefaces for American editions of Whitman's poems, which were lost during Whitman's lifetime before they reached print and were rediscovered only after his death, have a fascinating history, and possess marked significance for the student and collector, as well as the casual reader of Whitman. In addition to these American prefaces, a selection of other significant Whitman manuscripts, dropped or withheld for various reasons during his lifetime, here appears for the first time. This material has been collected from scattered sources and has shaped itself into a single volume, the primary purpose of which is to contribute a composite picture of Walt Whitman, the literary workman.--Introduction.
Notes for lectures
The eighteenth presidency!
Introductions intended for American editions of Leaves of grass
Introduction to the London edition
To the foreign reader
Appendix : Variant MSS. of Introductions intended for American editions of Leaves of Grass, and original draft of poem, "A Starry Midnight"
- "London : Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press"--Verso of half-title leaf.
"Printed at the Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A."--Verso of title leaf.
"This edition is limited to 750 copies, and the type has been distributed"--Title page verso.
Issued in dust jacket.
- Local notes:
- Whitman Collection copy has 3 paper sheets of manuscript notes in pencil laid in.
Whitman Collection copy purchased by the Penn Libraries in 1944 from Mrs. Frank Julian Sprague.
Whitman Collection copy has dated 20th-century manuscript inscription ("My regards and appreciation for the coöperation and enthusiasm of Mrs. Harriet C. Sprague who helped me to 'make the works' Clifton Joseph Furness February 16- 1929") on front free endpaper.
Whitman Collection copy has newspaper clipping from The New York evening post (1 December 1928) with article headlined "New Walt Whitman Manuscripts Are Revealed" laid in.
Whitman Collection copy without dust jacket.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sprague, Harriet Chapman Jones (former owner) (inscription) (Whitman Collection copy)
Furness, Clifton Joseph, 1898-1946 (autograph) (Whitman Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- BAL 21471
Myerson, J., Walt Whitman, A28.1.a, pages 320-324
- Furness, Clifton Joseph, 1898-1946, editor.
Sprague, Harriet Chapman Jones, 1876-1969, former owner.
Furness, Clifton Joseph, 1898-1946, inscriber.
Harvard University. Press, publisher, printer.
Oxford University Press, publisher.
Walt Whitman Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Mrs. Frank Julian Sprague Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Walt Whitman's workshop.
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