Walt Whitman, 1819-1892.
Leaves of Grass, Including Sands at Seventy . 1 st Annex, Good-Bye My Fancy . 2d Annex, A Backward Glance O'er Traveled Roads, and Portrait from Life. Philadelphia : David McKay [189?]
Gift of Emory Holloway.
This is a later issue of the so-called "Deathbed Edition." It may be distinguished from earlier ones because the publisher's address is given as 1022 Market Street instead of 23 South Ninth Street . A facsimile of Whitman's autograph appears on the title page.
The verso of the title page contains this note:
As there are now several editions of L. of G., different texts and dates, I wish to say that I prefer and recommend this present one, complete, for future printing, if there should be any; a copy and fac-simile, indeed, of the text of these 438 pages. The subsequent adjusting interval which is so important to form'd and launch'd work, books especially, has pass'd; and waiting till fully after that, I have given (pages 423-438) my concluding words. W. W.