New York: Doubleday Doran & Company, 1940. Illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel. A Near Fine Hardcover in a Good Slipcase.
Publishers green Dutch linen on board; Paper Spine Label; Top edge green stained. Green paper slipcase. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Spine faded to brown as is typical; Slipcase has shelf handling with fading and a few marks, Spine label is very good. 11 inches tall; xii, 316 pages. Daniel's captivating illustrations are full page black/white and color.
With an inscription to Whitman Daniels conservationist and a former commissioner of New York State's precedent-setting Adirondack Park Agency by an unidentified person.
Near Fine Hardcover in a Good Slipcase. Item #16309
Sixty-one selections by Whitman with an introduction by Christopher Morley.
Though first published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and rewriting Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death.
Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman's own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality.