Contains the first and "deathbed" editions of Leaves of Grass, and virtually all of Whitman's prose, with reminiscences of 19th-century New York City, notes on the Civil War, especially his service in Washington hospitals and glimpses of President Lincoln, and attacks on the misuses of national wealth after the war.
"Beautiful and authoritative . . . the most comprehensive volume ever published of the works of Whitman." - The New York Times