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  • Walt Whitman


  • Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902.
  • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
  • Gilder, Jeannette L. (Jeannette Leonard), 1849-1916, former owner.
  • Groves, John Stuart, former owner.
  • Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919, former owner.
  • Coyne, James H. (James Henry), 1849-1942, former owner.

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia : David McKay, 1883.


  • -  Whitman, Walt,--1819-1892
  • -  Poets, American--19th century--Biography


  • -  "Whitman helped to write and edit this book"--Myerson.
  • -  BAL notes 2 printings: 1) advertisement leaf (naming G.P. Putnam's Sons as publisher of "Man's moral nature") is numbered 239-240; 2) same leaf is numbered 239 only, and does not include the name G.P. Putnam's Sons.
  • -  BAL 21424
  • -  Myerson, J. Whitman, p. 501
  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  Recat. to AACR2: vj15 09-19-96
  • -  LAC tnb 2019-08-28 no edits (8 cards)


  • 240 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., facsim., geneal. tables, ports. ; 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PS3231 .B8
  • PS3231 .B8 Copy 2 Copyright deposit copy.
  • PS3231 .B8 Copy 4 In paper wrapper. Inscribed by Jeannette L. Gilder.
  • PS3231 .B8 Copy 5 Author's copy, signed by Walt Whitman. Bookplate of John Stuart Groves.
  • PS3231 .B8 Copy 6 Inscribed by the author to Horace Traubel. In tan/brown quarter morocco slipcase.
  • PS3231 .B8 Copy 7 Imperfect: p. 1-26+ wanting. With Walt Whitman's ms. corrections. In red quarter morocco slipcase.
  • PS3231 .B8 1883b Variant. 239 p. Inscribed by author to L.M. Powers.
  • PS3231 .B8 1883b Copy 2 Copy 2 of the above variant. 2 autograph notes by Whitman pasted on front endleaf.
  • PS3231 .B8 1883b Copy 3 Copy 3 of the above variant. Inscribed by the author to James H. Coyne.In red quarter morocco solander box.
  • PS3231 .B8 1883b Copy 4 Copy 4 of the above variant. Rebound in half vellum, marbled boards.
  • PS3231 .B8 1883b Copy 5 Copy 5 of the above variant. "English critics on Walt Whitman", inscribed by Whitman, tipped in at end. Whitman autograph note, tipped in, reads: Special copy, not for sale. Autograph note of W.S. Kennedy laid in. Signed by Horace Traubel.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 30028216

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Bucke, Richard Maurice, Walt Whitman, Jeannette L Gilder, John Stuart Groves, Horace Traubel, and James H Coyne. Walt Whitman. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1883. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Bucke, R. M., Whitman, W., Gilder, J. L., Groves, J. S., Traubel, H. & Coyne, J. H. (1883) Walt Whitman. Philadelphia: David McKay. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Bucke, Richard Maurice, et al. Walt Whitman. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1883. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.