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Walt Whitman; William Lukens Shoemaker; Henry David Thoreau; Richard Maurice Bucke; William F Gable; George William Curtis; A Edward Newton; Robert Lee Gill; Horace Traubel; Carolyn Wells Houghton Whitman Collection (Library of Congress); Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Author's name, Walt Whitman, appears in copyright statement on title page verso.
Fowler & Wells and the author variously listed as the publisher. Cf. Myerson, BAL.
Advertisement of Fowler & Wells on p. .
Issued in green cloth binding, with title, author, and quotation (I greet you at the beginning of a great career. R.W. Emerson) goldstamped on spine; title goldstamped on front, blindstamped on rear, with blind-stamped leaves within triple-rule borders. Edges sprinkled red-orange.
LC copy has ms. note on t.p.: Deposited in Clerk's Office, So. Dist. New York, Sept. 11, 1856.
|Description:||384,  pages,  leaf of plates : 1 portrait ; 17 cm|
|Contents:||p. -384: "Leaves-droppings," Emerson's letter of July 21, 1855, with Whitman's reply of Aug. 1856, and press notices of the 1855 ed.|