Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61. Third Edition. An exceptional copy of Whitman's most enduring work. Myerson A2.3.c. Item #3154
Presumed third (first unauthorized) printing . Octavo (19.25cm); Myerson's Binding A, in deep purplish-red pebble-grain cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and in blind to spine and front covers; pale yellow endpapers; frontispiece portrait of Whitman is in Form 3 (priority undetermined), signed in plate "S A Schoff" on plain white background; iv,5-456,pp; illus. Pinpoint wear to spine ends, subtle toning to title page (from attendant tissue guard), else a fresh, Fine copy, with the spine gilt quite vibrant, and without fading to the cloth.