• We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

      (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
      Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


      Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

      Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.
      Sale 2430 | Lot 298
      Price Realized: $293With Buyer's Premium
      Show Hammer Price
      • Click Image To Enlarge

      • Sale 2430 Lot 298

        WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. Engraved frontispiece portrait by S.A. Schoff, calligraphic title. 8vo, publisher's deep-purplish cloth, beveled edges, spine gilt, blind-stamped covers, spine tips rubbed slightly; front hinge partly split but firm, original yellow endpapers. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61 [i.e. 1860]

        Estimate $300 - 400

        third edition, second (or third) printing, BAL binding state C. The presumed third printing (though previously thought to be the second), and first unauthorized printing, of the third edition, without the printers' imprints on the copyright-page. The frontispiece in the third state, signed "S.A. Schoff" on a plain white background. Myerson, Walt Whitman, a Descriptive Bibliography, A2.3.c (calling it the third printing); BAL 21397 (calling it the second printing).

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $293