Hand stitched pamphlet bound work of Walt Whitman's poem "Pictures." Letterpress printed on Magnani Avorio paper in Linotype Baskerville and foundry Sistina Titling. The covers are Indonesian paper. Edition number 83 of 100.
"'Pictures' is a rarely seen Walt Whitman poem that remained unpublished during the poet's lifetime, although he borrowed from it for work that appears in 'Leaves of Grass.' Scholars place its composition between 1850 and 1855. The text comes from a 1927 limited edition that claims to be a first printing.
"This chapbook complements a Brooklyn Museum Library Lecture held May 2, 2009 featuring The Walk Whitman Project, a Brooklyn-based community arts organization. We graciously acknowledge the inspiration and help of Deirdre Lawrence, Principle Librarian a the Brooklyn Museum.
"Typeset in Linotype Baskerville and foundry Sistina Titling. Printed letterpress on Magnani Avorio, then hand-sewn and wrapped in Indonesian paper covers. Designed and printed by Davin Kuntze at Woodside Press, Brooklyn, New York, April 2009.
This is 83 of 100." -- colophon.