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Published by Walt Whitman in [New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Detached from Leaves of grass, 4th ed., bound personally by Walt Whitman, and inscribed to Alfred C. Floyd. Mounted, autographed portrait of the author is tipped in between p. 190-191.

ContributionsWhitman, Walt, 1819-1892., Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPS3222 .C74 1867
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [185]-206 ;
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL851386M
LC Control Number95131569

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