You struck a chord here, Ess.
Before I even knew my father was ill, I'd asked to borrow The Iliad--part of a set--and he told me to take them all.
I looked at him funny, but he insisted,
"Y'better take 'em all, now."
So I did.
All numbered, in order, except for one.
I found the Walt Whitman in his office after his death.
It was a precious gift to me, so thank you for the opportunity to share the tale of it.