Hardcover, large format hardcover, embossed forest green leather lettered and decorated in gold. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. 95 pages. A facsimile of the 1855 first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS, a title in the Library of American Poets, published by Collectors Reprints, Inc. First edition thus. One of two-thousand five hundred copies printed on acid-free paper, reprinted from a copy of the first issue which is in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library. Complete with original white sleeve printed with two lines of letterpress identifying publisher and containing a two-page broadside, laid-n loose, from The Library of American Poets, being an excerpt from Justin Kaplan’s WALT WHITMAN: A LIFE (New York, 1981). A pristine, as new copy.