14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn: [Fowler & Wells], 1856. 12o. Engraved frontispiece portrait, leaf of ads at end. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt and blind, with Emerson's famous greeting in gilt at bottom of spine (tears along outer joints, ends of spine worn, fore-corners less so); cloth folding case.
Second Edition, with 20 additional poems not in the 1855 edition, one of 1000 copies printed. BAL 21396; Myerson A2.2; Wells & Goldsmith, pp. 5-6: "the book is quite a rarity and is seldom found in good condition."
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