Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman is a 430-page paperback, a Signet Classic, published by The New American Library, originally published in 1855. this copy is the stated first Signet Classics Edition of May, 1960. The cover has some edge wear. Inside, the pages are lightly tanning but clean and unmarked except for a label of the prior owner's name. The binding is tight but may be dry as this is an older book.
These are the incomparable poems of one of America's greatest poets--an exuberant, passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done. Singer, thinker, visionary and citizen extraordinary, this was Walt Whitman. Thoreau called Whitman "probably the greatest democrat that ever lived" and Emerson judged Leaves of Grass as "the most extraordinary piece of with and wisdom America has yet contributed." The text of this Signet Classic edition of Leaves of Grass is that of the "death-bed" or ninth edition, which was published in 1892. The content and grouping of poems is that authorized by the poet for the final and complete edition of his masterpiece.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 54-10986