Leaves of Grass

Boston: Thayer and Eldridge / Richard Worthington, 1860. Third edition. Richard Worthington "pirated" printing, with no printer and stereotype information on copyright page. Frontispiece tissue guard intact.

The third edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" was initially published by Thayer and Eldridge in 1860. At the beginning of 1861, however, they declared bankruptcy and sold the plates of "Leaves" to Boston publisher Richard Worthington, who would continue to publish pirated copies of this edition for decades.

Good only, moderately edgeworn, with hinges starting and contemporary owner names on the first and second blanks.

[Book #159300]