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Leaves of grass


Main Author: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Language(s): English
Published: Brooklyn, New York : [Fowler & Wells], 1856
Note: "This volume was published by Fowler & Wells, N. Y., though their names do not appear on the title-page. On account of criticism, this firm abandoned the sale. But few copies were sold." cf. Bibliog. of Whitman, by O. L. Triggs (in "The complete writings of Walt Whitman". Prose works, v. 7)
"Leaves-droppings". Emerson's letter of July 21, 1855, with Whitman's reply of Aug. 1856, and press notices of the 1855 edition: p. [343]-384
Lettered on cover: "Leaves of grass", followed in gold by author's name and a quotation from one of Emerson's letters: I greet you at the beginning of a great career R W Emerson
First edition Brooklyn, 1855
Physical Description: iv, [5]-384 pages, [1] page : frontispiece (portrait) ; 16 cm
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