The fight of a book for the world : a companion volume to Leaves of grass / by William Sloane Kennedy ...

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Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929, author.
West Yarmouth, Mass. : The Stonecraft Press, 1926. , ©1926
New York : Printed in the United States of America by J.J. Little and Ives Company.
xvi, 304 pages ; 21 cm
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Leaves of grass.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Bibliography.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Leaves of grass (Whitman, Walt)
Local subjects:
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Leaves of grass.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts West Yarmouth.
United States New York (State) New York (City)
PART II. (Reader's vade-mechum of aids). The growth of Leaves of Grass as a work of art ; Elucidations and analyses of difficult poems ; Index of dates of the poems ; The titles of Walt Whitman's poems (a variorum collation of changes)
PART III. A biblography of Walt Whitman's writings ; Appendix I: Index of important Whitman articles in the Conservatore ; Appendix II: A conspectus of friends and foes ; Appendix III: Walt Whitman's last will and testament ; [letter from Thomas B. Harned, Whitman's literary executor, to William Sloan Kennedy].
"Printed in the United States of America by J.J. Little and Ives Company, New York"--Verso of title leaf.
"Entered at Stationers' Hall, London"--Verso of title leaf.
"A bibliography of Walt Whitman's writings": pages 237-272; "Index to certain Whitman articles in the 'Conservator'": p. 273-286.
Includes index.
Local notes:
Whitman Collection copy is no. 1 of "seven specially bound copies furnished each with a piece of Whitmans ms". See manuscript note signed by the author on front pastedown. This copy has tipped in after front free endpaper two folded leaves (25 x 20 cm, folded to 12 x 20 cm) containing an autograph letter from Walt Whitman to William Sloane Kennedy concerning Ralph Waldo Emerson dated "Camden. Feb. 25 87 - Noon" at head of first leaf and signed by Whitman at foot of second leaf (Whitman Archive ID med.00753).
Whitman Collection copy purchased by the Penn Libraries in 1944 from Mrs. Frank Julian Sprague.
Whitman Collection copy inscribed by the author "[t]o my dear friend Mrs Frank J Sprague" [Harriet Chapman Sprague] on 24 June 1926 on front free endpaper.
Whitman Collection copy copy has newspaper clipping with obituary of the author from the Hartford Courant (5 August 1929; source and date supplied in manuscript) laid in; paper slip with manuscript note in pencil describing this copy laid in.
Penn Provenance:
Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929 (autograph) (Whitman Collection copy)
Sprague, Harriet Chapman Jones (former owner) (inscription) (Whitman Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Myerson, J., Walt Whitman, D 64, page 521
Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929, inscriber.
Sprague, Harriet Chapman Jones, 1876-1969, former owner.
Stonecroft Press, publisher.
J.J. Little and Ives Company, printer.
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Online version: Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929. Fight of a book for the world.
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