Item #62489 Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition. Edited, by an Introduction, Malcolm Cowley, Walt Whitman.

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition

New York: The Viking Press, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. 145pp. Octavo [24 cm] Pale green cloth over boards, with mild fraying at the spine ends, and the underlying boards just barely peeking through at the corners. In the green and white printed dust jacket, with light rubbing at the edges, moderate toning to the rear panel, and several closed tears to the top edge, the longest, backed with a small piece of old disintegrated tape, and measuring approx. 2" deep. There is an ink stamp on the reverse of the front inside flap (not visible). Very good / very good. Item #62489

The original edition reprinted with an introduction by Malcolm Cowley.

From the dust jacket-

"The first edition of Leaves of Grass is a landmark of American literature that has been almost lost from sight under Whitman's many later revisions and additions. Malcolm Cowley's brilliant introduction shows why this edition is essential reading for all students and poetry lovers."

Price: $65.00

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