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Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "To-Day of Thee""...



Item # 672524

April 23, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, April 23, 1888 

* Walt Whitman's "TO-DAY OF THEE"
* First appearance in printing
* Would appear later in "Leaves of Grass"

On the fourth column of page 6  is the poem titled: "TO-DAY OF THEE", signed in block type, WALT WHITMAN - this being the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive. It is very significant as such.  It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of Grass".
Complete in 12 pages, light toning with more at the edges, a few small edge tears, partially loose at the spine, quite fragile & must be handled carefully. For the era, the condition is typical.

Category: Post-Civil War