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December 15, 1887
THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 15, 1887
* "As The Greeks Signal Flame" - Walt Whitman writes a poetic tribute to his friend...
* written for the New York Herald
* Mark Twain's eloquent tribute also included
Page 3 is almost entirely dedicated to tributes and accolades for James Greenleaf Whittier in recognition of his 80th birthday. "As The Greeks Signal Flame" is a ... See More
February 15, 1888
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 15, 1888
* Walt Whitman's "True Conquerors" - 1st appearance
Near the middle of page 6 is a poem titled: "True Conquerors" by the noted Walt Whitman, this being the very first appearance of this poem in print as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such. Complete in 12 pages, light toning with more at the edges, v... See More
February 3, 1888
NEW YORK HERALD, February 3, 1888 On page 4 is a poem titled: "After the Dazzle of Day", reading in its entirety:
"After the dazzle of day is gone
Only the dark night shows to my eyes the stars;
After the clangor of organ majestic or chorus or perfect band
Silent athwart my soul moves the symphony true.
This is the very first appearance of t... See More
January 27, 1888
THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 27, 1888
* Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd"
* 1st appearance - quite rare
Page 6 has Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd," which was a piece written exclusively for the New York Herald. The entire text reads:
To those who've fail'd in aspirations vast,
To unnamed soldiers, fall'n in fro... See More
February 12, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 12, 1876
* Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)"
* 1st appearance - quite rare
Page 12 has Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)," which was a piece written exclusively for the New York Herald. While noteworthy, it is certainly one of his shortest poems. The entire text reads: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOR... See More
January 29, 1888
NEW YORK HERALD, January 29, 1888
* Walt Whitman - American poet
* 1st Appearance of "Halcyon Days"
At the top of page 12 is a poem titled: "Halcyon Days" by the noted Walt Whitman, this being the very first appearance of this poem in print as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such. Complete in 24 pages, light toning, very good c... See More
Item #652373THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, April, 1860
* Walt Whitman's "Bardic Symbols" - 1st appearance
* also Whitman's 1st appearance in The Atlantic Monthly
* 2 lines deleted by the publisher
Pages 445-447 have Walt Whitman's, "Bardic Symbols," which is both the poem's 1st appearance and Whitman's 1st contribution to The Atlantic Monthly. According to the Walt Whitm... See More
Item #652371THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, February, 1869
* Walt Whitman's "Proud Music of the Sea Storm" - 1st appearance
* submitted to The Atlantic Monthly on behalf of Whitman as a favor
Pages 199-203 have Walt Whitman's, "Proud Music of the Sea Storm," which, according to the Walt Whitman Archive, has the distinction of being a poem submitted to The Atlantic Monthly by Ralph Wal... See More
February 19, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 19, 1876
* Pre-publication extracts of "Two Rivulets" - 1st appearance
* Much on and by Walt Whitman
* 1st major works since "Leaves of Grass"
Page 4, under the heading, "WALT WHITMAN'S POEMS," has per-publication extracts from "Two Rivulets," and are believed to be their 1st appearance. Included are "Eidolons,&quo... See More
June 26, 1872
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1872
* Walt Whitman
* "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free"
* Considered the 1st publication
Page 3 has Walt Whitman's, "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free," which was a poem he wrote and delivered at the 1872 Commencement at Dartmouth College. This printing was actually from the day prior to the Commencement, making it one of the earliest i... See More
March 22, 1850
SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 22, 1850
* Walt Whitman - American poet
* 2nd Appearance of "Resurgemus"
A very notable issue for any literary collector as the front page contains at the head of the first column the second newspaper appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "Resurgemus" signed by him in type at its conclusion: Walter Whitman. The very first appearance was on... See More
February 26, 1916
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, February 26, 1916
This issue has a color cover page before the title page.
In this issue, there are several articles including "Pen, Ink and War" by Elon Jessup which includes several ink illustrations; "What I Saw in Poland" by W. H. Hamilton; "The Senate and Republican Victory" by McGegor; "Mobilizing the AD.&... See More
October 30, 1909
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1909 There is a color cover on this issue.The front page of this issue has a photo of "Charles Seymour Whitman."
This issue has an illustration of "Removing the Mask" by Kemble and there is a photo of "A Wandering Star--Miss Marie Doro." There is a double page illustration of "The Same Old Game by the Same ... See More
September 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861 One of the prime features of this issue is Walt Whitman's first Harper's Weekly appearance: "Beat! Beat! Drums!"
Additional content includes: the full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of t... See More
August 21, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1880
Full front page political cartoon by Nast: 'A Tail Praising Its Head'. Full page with 8 scenes: 'New Main Drainage Works for Boston'. Nice doublepage centerfold shows 9 'Scenes at Chautauqua'. 3/4 page shows 8 scenes 'View of Mentone and the Surrounding District'. Another fullpage Thomas Nast print 'Hard (Up) Mon... See More
April 23, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1887 The entire ftpg. is a print by R. F. Zogbaum captioned: "The Prairie Letter Box" showing a cowboy on horseback dropping a letter in a mail box.
Other prints in this issue including a fullpg. with 5 vignettes of: "The Celebration of the Columbia College Centennial"; two-thirds of a page with 3 prints on: "The Great Fire a... See More
January 2, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY January 2, 1892 Front full pg. portrait of "Anthony Joseph Drexel." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industries." Seven large illus. of "Sketches at the 'Circus of Troop A'." Double page center fold of "Careful Now! Careful!" Full pg. illus. of "Father Knickerbocker's Reveries at... See More
April 2, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 2, 1892 Full front page shows sailors: 'Loading an 8 inch Gun'. Full page: 'Faust at the Metropolitan Opera House, N.Y. City' Most of a pg. shows: 'The Late Walt Whitman'.
Half of a centerfold shows: 'Columbian Exposition, Chicago--The Grand Court' & nearly half page: 'Caribou in Northern Maine' Full page: '... See More
June 5, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 5, 1897
Fullpg. with 9 illus. & photos of: 'With the Cuban Insurgents--Gomez Meets Gen. Banderas'. Nice fullpg. showing Blacks: 'Sunday Morning in the Virginia Pines'. Nice dblpgtctrfld. shows 9 photos of 'Our National Parks...' including Yosemite, Sequoia & others.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This... See More
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