Philadelphia: Horace Traubel, 1902. pp. 35-48, an untrimmed sewn rag signature, original thread intact, letterpress throughout with rubricated title [cover leaf] and encomium [over], 9.5x6.5 inch wraps slightly soiled, partly unopened. Rag stock is soft and a little fragile. Complete issue. Collects: four: Philadelphia, The Conservator.
Encomium is by Clarence Darrow, who says "Your paper is the best and bravest and truest of all.." about 45 words of peppy stuff. "Traubel's Conservator, the premier socialist literary journal, 1890-1919, carried on the business of Whitman popularization through annual meetings and a steady stream of essays. It also sought to reconcile Whitman with William Morris, Debs, and the literary political developments of the day as the completion of Whitman's vision..." *Encyclopedia of the American left. 2nd ed., p. 609.