New York: Pelligrini & Cudahy, 1961. Reprint of 1948 P&C edition. Cloth and slipcase. 2 volumes, thick 8vos, blue-green cloth with gold lettering on spine & facsimile of Walt Whitman's name on front covers; Introduction by Malcolm Cowley (36pp.); text of the 1892 "Deathbed Edition": Volume 1: Leaves of Grass, including the two Annexes: Sands at Seventy and Good-Bye My Fancy, And A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads; Volume 2: Specimen Days, including Notes Left Over and Pieces in Early Youth and November Boughs; 482 + 538 pages + cardboard slipcase. HEAVY: 3 lbs. Near Fine / VG Slipcase. Item #5120
Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. His most famous work was Leaves of Grass. During the Civil War--which is covered in this correspondence--he worked as a military nurse.
VERY GOOD CONDITION: tight, bright, clean copies; no dj's; in a Very Good firm slipcase with some rubbing at its corners and a bruise or two. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper.