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Walt Whitman to F. Leypoldt, 23 July 1877

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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