Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, (1979). Illustrated with photographs of Whitman's America. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania,1979, signed by. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (18191892) Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400. Very Good -- / no dj as issued. Item #biblio599
Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania,1979, Very Good -- Body is wavy due to improper storing or moisture, it is solid very clean, no yellowing or writing,. Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers. No DJ as issued. Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print These are beautiful books and make unique great gifts. Even with its one flaw, its good reading copy, priced accordingly.