Whitman The Poet-Liberator of Woman. Mabel MacCoy Irwin.

Whitman The Poet-Liberator of Woman.

New York: Published by the Author, 1905. First edition, signed, one of 500 copies, this copy with enclosed typed letter signed in ink by the author enclosing the book. Page size: 7-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches; 77pp; including frontispiece half-tone portrait of Whitman after the "Lear" photograph drawn by Julia Greene. Bound: decorated grey cloth over boards stamped in dark green with stalks of grass, title in gold gilt with author's name in green script on front panel, author and title in gilt on spine; spine sunned with gilt faded, teg, age toning to edges of front and back panels, generally very good. An impassioned essay on Whitman's verse as treating man and woman equally, which the author cites as an admirable. Mabel MacCoy Irwin (referred to in a review of this book in "Mind" magazine as Reverend but little else is known about the author. While reprints of this essay abound, the original edition is scarce. Item #11212

Price: $150.00

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