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Walt Whitman; Fowler & Wells,
|Notes:||Publisher from bookseller's advertisement on last page.
Edition from Feinberg.
On spine: "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.
"Leaves-droppings," Emerson's letter of July 21, 1855, with Whitman's reply of Aug. 1856, and press notices of the 1855 edition: p. -384.
"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."--Bibliog. of Whitman by.
O.L. Triggs (in "The complete writings of Walt Whitman." Prose works v. 7).
First edition Brooklyn, 1855. Second edition.
|Description:||iv, , 6-384,  pages,  leaf of plates : portrait ; 17 cm|