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Title: Walt Whitman to F. Leypoldt, 23 July 1877

Date: July 23, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00381

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia . The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:92. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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431 Stevens Street Camden N J
July 23 '77

F Leypoldt Dear Sir1

In answer to your circular I send you the following—

My works as they now stand (in the latest edition published by me at Camden N J about a year ago, June 1876) consist of Two Volumes

LEAVES OF GRASS, copyrighted 1876, 384 pages 12 mo, (with portraits)

—The first edition 72 pages, small quarto, was pub in Brooklyn N Y in 1855

—Second New York City 1857—third 1860 (by Thayer & Eldridge Boston)

—fourth New York City 1865—fifth Washington D C 1871—Sixth & last as above.

(—all the editions except the third by me)

TWO RIVULETS, copyrighted 1876, 350 pages 12 mo. with photo.—including Democratic Vistas, Memoranda of the War, and Passage to India

I publish & sell these Vols. at $5 a piece. Each Vol contains autograph & portrait—I enclose proofs of the title pages of the above two Vols. Also a circular or adv. If needed will cheerfully furnish you any further information on the matter—Address me here—

Walt Whitman


1. F. Leypoldt & Co. were bookdealers with a store at 37 Park Row in New York City. There are no references to book orders from this firm in The Commonplace Book (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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