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Specimen days: PB 277-2003

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Specimen days


Author: Whitman, Walt
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
Printer: Meriden Gravure Company
Printer: Stinehour Press
Binder (person): Robert Burlen & Son
Designer: Hidy, Lance
Editor: Hidy, Lance



By Walt Whitman

Xxiv, 197 p. illus., ports. 31 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Meriden
  • Lunenburg
  • Boston (Lincs)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1971


Compliments slip with ornamental border tipped in: "This complimentary copy is presented by the associates at the Press of David R. Godine, 1971". "This edition was printed by the Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut. The Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont, composed the text in Monotype Bembo. The paper for the 1,250 deluxe copies, a laid rag sheet prepared especially for this printing under the supervision of the Hale Paper Company, London, contains watermarks by Bram de Does. The remaining 5,000 copies have been printed on Mohawk Superfine, of which 2,500 hardcover and 2,500 were bound by Robert Burlen & Son of Boston. The book was designed, researched and edited by Lance Hidy"--t.p. verso. Museum has standard hardback edition. Bound in blue cloth with title gold stamped on spine and front cover; facsimiles of photographs inlaid on front cover. With illustrated dust-jacket.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 277-2003
Primary reference Number: 95867
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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