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The Census of the 1855 Leaves of Grass: A Preliminary Report

Author: Ed Folsom (University of Iowa)

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Abstract

Offers the results to date for the census of copies of the first edition of Leaves of Grass, reporting that 158 copies have so far been located; goes on to suggest how the census results change our understanding of the first edition, and offers a "printer's examination" of the 1855 Leaves, emphasizing the enormous number of variations in the copies. Raw census data updated on 12/1/2016.

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Folsom, E., (2006) “The Census of the 1855 Leaves of Grass: A Preliminary Report”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 24(2), p.71-84. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1816

Rights: Copyright © 2006 Ed Folsom

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01 Oct 2006
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