Poems of Walt Whitman
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Poems of Walt Whitman (from Leaves of grass) by Walt Whitman

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Published by Walter Scott Publishing Co. in London [etc] .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementwith introduction by Ernest Rhys.
SeriesThe Canterbury poets
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxix, 318p.
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13672757M

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