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"Bardic Symbols" -by Walt Whitman - his 1st apperance in The Atlantic Monthly



Item # 652373 THE 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 Whitman Archive, the editor removed two lines from the poem which were believed to be too graphic. When it appeared in the updated edition of "Leaves of Grass," Whitman reinserted the lines.

Other poems, announcements of new publications, and reviews of period literature are present throughout, including the announcement of the publication of "Homeward Bound; or, The Chase: A Tale of the Sea," by James Fenimore Cooper, and a review of "The Marble Faun. A Romance of Monte Beni," by Nathaniel Hawthorne,

Complete in 154 pages and in very good condition. See images for details. Quite nice.


Other news of the day is found throughout.

Complete in 12 pages, in very good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War