Author: C. Carroll Hollis
Introduces two little-known sketches Whitman made for the spine of the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass and discusses Whitman's use of Emerson's words ("I greet you at the beginning of a great career") on the spine and Whitman's "canny and sometimes ruthless" self-promotional campaign.
How to Cite: Hollis, C. C. (1986) “Whitman's Sketches for the Spine of the 1856 Edition”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 4(2/3). doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1144