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Leaves of Grass

Whitman, Walt

Published by Thayer and Eldridge: Worthington., 1860
Condition: Used: Very Good Hardcover
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3rd ed. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. 465 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by S.A. Schoff, calligraphic title. Limited toning to margin of portrait page. Third Edition, BAL binding state C. The presumed third printing (though previously thought to be the second), and first unauthorized printing, of the third edition, without the printers' imprints on the copyright-page. Myerson, Walt Whitman, a Descriptive Bibliography, A2.3.c (calling it the third printing); BAL 21397 (calling it the second printing). "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both the poet and prophet of democracy. The whole of Leaves of Grass is imbued with the spirit of brotherhood and a pride in the democracy of the young American nation. In a sense, it is America's second Declaration of Independence: that of 1776 was political, that of 1855 intellectual." (PMM). Walt Whitman archive: "The significance of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass tends to be paradoxical. Although the poems often express grief over romantic and professional failures, the book's new sense of structure, the sizable increase in poems, its wider readership and critical praise made it one of Whitman's most successful books. Although the poems seem more intimate and personal than previous Whitman poems, the third edition is also a deliberate intervention into public life, an attempt to realize American democratic ideals and save the Union.". Bookseller Inventory # 1512230006

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Title: Leaves of Grass

Publisher: Thayer and Eldridge: Worthington.

Publication Date: 1860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

Edition: Third edition.

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