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Robert Rogers Hubach Collection of Walt Whitman

About Robert Rogers Hubach

Bowling Green State University

Robert Rogers Hubach, Professor emeritus of English, is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, was graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1938, became a graduate scholar at the University of Colorado, where he received his Master of Arts degree in 1939, and then became a teaching fellow at Indiana University, where he received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1943, writing his dissertation on "Walt Whitman and the West." He was an instructor at the University of Illinois from 1943 to 1944 and then became chair of the English Department at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington. From 1945-1947 he taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and from 1947-1972 at Bowling Green State University, from which he retired to Santa Cruz, California. He lived there until March 1982, when he moved to Macon, Missouri. Professor Hubach has published many articles on Walt Whitman. His Early Midwestern Travel Narratives was published by the Wayne State University Press in 1962.

About the Whitman Collection

by Robert Rogers Hubach

I began collecting books about Whitman shortly after I took a seminar in Whitman taught by Professor Frank Davidson at Indiana University in 1939. I paid a dollar for a copy of Legler's Whitman: Yesterday and Today (1916) now appraised at seventy dollars [1982]. Other books followed in rapid succession, and I shall discuss some of them here.

When Whitman printed and issued the first edition of Leaves of Grass, only about eight hundred copies were published. They sold for two dollars a copy but would be worth several thousand dollars a piece today. John Burroughs' Notes on Whitman was followed by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke's Walt Whitman which was partly written by Whitman himself. An edition published at Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1884 includes estimations of various critics. Five editions of Leaves of Grass appeared during Whitman's lifetime. My collection includes a copy of the first paperback edition of the Leaves, published shortly after Whitman's death in 1892. The ten-volume so-called Complete Writings of Walt Whitman, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in 1902, is a valuable collection.

Horace Traubel was one of Whitman's closest friends and one of his literary executors. Six volumes of his With Walt Whitman in Camden have been published. These books contain Whitman's comments on hundreds of subjects and give real insights into Whitman's mind.

The first biography of Whitman after his death was Bliss Perry's Walt Whitman, 1906. My bibliography includes a reprint with an introductory appendix. In 1929 Emory Holloway's Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative appeared, and it won a Pulitzer Prize for biography. Other lives of Whitman, however, are more complete. The longest life of Whitman to date is Gay Wilson Allen's The Solitary Singer. Professor Allen has published nine books about Whitman. His first work was Walt Whitman Handbook, issued in 1946. Among his other books on Whitman are Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman as Man, Poet, and Legend, and A Reader's Guide to Walt Whitman. Allen to date is the most prolific writer on Whitman.

Included among the biographies are studies by Newton Arvin, Roger Asselineau (two volumes), Dr. Clara Barrus, Jean Catel (two volumes), Thomas Donaldson, Charles E. Feinberg, Thomas B. Harned, Justin Kaplan, Edgar Lee Masters, William Sloan Kennedy (two volumes), Jan C. Smuts, John T. Trowbridge, Frances Winwar, and many others. There are works of literary criticism by Gay W. Allen, Edwin H. Miller, and other critics.

Whitman was the subject of several novels. Among these novels are Aronin's Walt Whitman's Secret, John Erskine's The Start of the Road (autographed), and Grant Overton's The Answer. Parodies on Walt Whitman contains some amusing pieces.

Included among volumes by Whitman himself are a very good facsimile reproduction from the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a copy of the second edition, edited by Allen and published in 1980, Walt Whitman of The New York Aurora, a special limited edition of the short stories of Whitman, two volumes of The Gathering of the Forces, Bowers' edition of Whitman's notes, a copy of the third edition of Leaves of Grass, the first edition of Whitman's After All Not to Create Only, Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada (1880), Specimen Days and Collect (1882) an autographed copy of poetry and prose (1888) and Whitman's Autobiographia (1894). Limited to 750 copies is a little book edited by Holloway called Pictures. Also important are Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman (1888), November Boughs (1888), and Good-Bye My Fancy (1889). Edited by Andre Gide is a French translation of selections from Leaves of Grass and a two-volume German biography and translation of Leaves of Grass (Berlin, 1922).

The bibliography of works by and books about Whitman is extensive. The most important bibliography among my several bibliographies is the Library of Congress' Walt Whitman (1956).

The New York University Press edition of The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman, now extending to fifteen volumes, contains his early poems, the fiction, and the Day Books and Journals. More volumes are to be printed.

The periodicals about Whitman in the collection include three issues of The Walt Whitman Foundation Bulletin, the Walt Whitman Newsletter, the complete Walt Whitman Review, and the first six numbers of Calamus, a Japanese translation published in English. Professor William Moore of the Tokyo Christman University has recently published a handsomely-bound edition of Leaves of Grass in English, with a few variations from Whitman's wording.

Recently books about Whitman have been appearing at the rate of about two a year, and this rate will probably continue. I plan to add to my collection from time to time. I am certain that this collection is one of the most complete in the country and I want to keep it that way.

November 1982


Dwight Burlingame, Dean of Libraries
Nancy G. Steen, Rare Books Librarian
Ray B. Browne, Publisher, The Popular Press
Ralph H. Wolfe, Professor of English, Editor
James Hodge, Director of Development
James Hof, former Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
Michael Ferrari, former Interim President

The Catalogue

This catalogue lists and briefly describes the titles which comprise the collection. It is not intended to be an authoritative bibliographic tool. In the case of primary works, an attempt has been made to indicate interesting and important facts concerning publication and to place each in the context of Whitman's work as a whole.

Collected Works and Selections

  1. SC-A Ovsz PS 3204 .P55
    America the Beautiful, in the Words of Walt Whitman,
    by the Editors of Country Beautiful. Waukesha, Wisconsin: Country Beautiful, 1970.
  2. SC-A PS 3231 .A5
    Autobiographia, or The Story of a Life, by Walt Whitman. Selected from his prose writings.
    New York, C. L. Webster, c1892.
    First edition, in the original green binding. Part of the Fiction, Fact & Fancy Series edited by Arthur Stedman.
  3. SC-A PS 3231 .A3 1961
    The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman.
    Edited by Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley. New York, New York University Press, 1961-. Volumes 1-13.
    A work by two leading Whitman scholars which sought to bring much-needed consistency to the editing and publication of Whitman's works.
  4. SC-A PS 3200 .E88
    Complete Poems and Prose, 1855-1888. Authenticated & Personal Book (handled by Walt Whitman).
    Philadelphia, Ferguson Bros., Printers, 1888
    Signed by Whitman (Facsimile?)
    No. 59 of ltd. ed. of 600 in the so-called Presentation Binding. The only other printing of this edition was for 300 copies.
    Contains the rare eighth edition of Leaves of Grass.
  5. SC-A PS 3200 .F38
    Complete Poetry & Selected Prose and Letters.
    Edited by Emory Holloway. London, The Nonesuch Press, 1938.
  6. SC-A PS 3200 .F59
    Complete Poetry and Selected Prose.
    Edited with an introduction and glossary by James E. Miller, Jr. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.; Cambridge, The Riverside Press, 1959. (Riverside Editions A34)
  7. SC-A PS 3202 1892
    Complete Prose Works.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, 1892.
    In the original green cloth. The most complete collection of Whitman's prose published during his lifetime.
  8. RARE PS 3200 .F02a
    Complete Writings. Issued under the editorial supervision of his literary executors...
    New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902.
    The Book-Lover's Camden Edition. No. 257 of a limited edition of 500 numbered copies. In ten volumes, each volume having a special title page.
  9. SC-A PS 3200 .F49 c.2
    Faint Clews & Indirections; Manuscripts of Walt Whitman and His Family.
    Edited by Clarence Gohdes and Rollo G. Silver. Durham, N. C., Duke University Press, 1949.
    Previously unpublished manuscripts and letters of Whitman and his family from the Trent Collection in the Duke University Library. Includes several early drafts of Song of Myself and Whitman's interesting notes on Rousseau.
  10. SC-A PS 3202 1920 c.2
    The Gathering of the Forces; Editorials, Essays, Literary and Dramatic Reviews and Other Material Written by Walt Whitman as Editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1846 and 1847.
    Edited by Cleveland Rogers and John Black. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1920.
    Two volumes. One of 1250 sets of the limited letterpress edition, printed from type.
  11. SC-A PS 3203 .M3 c.2
    The Half-Breed, and Other Stories. Now first collected by Thomas Ollive Mabbatt; Woodcuts by Allen Lewis.
    New York, Columbia University Press, 1927.
    First limited edition. No. 93 of 155 copies printed on handmade paper. The type was set by hand at the Strawberry-Hill Press.
  12. SC-A PS 3200 .F50
    Leaves of Grass, and Selected Prose.
    Edited, with an introduction by John Kouwenhoven. New York, Modern Library, c1950.
  13. SC-A PS 619 .S9 B56
    Modern Amerikansk Lyrik.
    Edited by Erik Blomberg. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Forlag, 1937.
  14. SC-A F 128.44 .W56 c.2
    New York Dissected; a Sheaf of Recently Discovered Newspaper Articles by the Author of Leaves of Grass.
    Introduction and notes by Emory Holloway and Ralph Adimari. New York, Rufus Rockwell Wilson Inc., 1936.
    First edition. Number 662 of 750 numbered copies.
  15. SC-A PS 3205 .F7 L3 1930
    Oeuvres Choisies. Poemes et Proses.
    Paris, Librairie Gallimard, 1918. Huitieme edition. (editions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise).
  16. SC-A PS 3203 .R6
    Poems by Walt Whitman. Selected and Edited by William Michael Rossetti.
    London: John Camden Hotten, 1868.
    This copy bears the bookplate of William Gay, Australian scientist.
  17. SC-A PS 3201 1886
    Poems of Walt Whitman (From Leaves of Grass).
    With an introduction by Ernest Rhys. London, Walter Scott, Limited, 1886.
    (The Canterbury Poets, edited by William Sharp).
  18. SC-A PS 3200 .F49b
    The Poetry and Prose, with a Biographical Introduction and a Basic Selection of Early and Recent Critical Commentary, edited by Louis Untermeyer.
    New York, Simon & Schuster, 1949.
    The Inner Sanctum Edition.
  19. SC-A PS 3203 .M33 c.2
    Prose Works.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, Publisher, 1892.
    In the original green cloth. Untrimmed.
  20. SC-A PS 3203 .W4 c.2
    Selected poems.
    New York, Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892.
    Part of the Fiction, Fact and Fancy Series, edited by Arthur Stedman.
  21. SC-A PS 3204 .L57 1961
    Selections from Leaves of Grass.
    With an Introduction by Walter Lowenfels. New York, Crown Publishers, c1961.
    Frontispiece is the 1854 photo of Whitman, sometimes called the "Christ Photo." In gray and white checked binding with yellow butterfly design.
  22. SC-A PS 3204 .L57 1961
    Selections from Leaves of Grass.
    With an introduction by Walter Lowenfels. New York, Avenel Books, c1961.
  23. SC-A PS 3204 .L58 c.2
    The Tenderest Lover: The Erotic Poetry of Walt Whitman.
    Edited and with an introduction by Walter Lowenfels. New York, Delacorte Press, c1970.
    First printing. Illustrations by J. K. Lambert.
  24. SC-A PS 3200 .F32
    The Uncollected Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman, Much of Which Has Been but Recently Discovered with Various Early Manuscripts Now First Published.
    Collected and edited by Emory Holloway. New York, Peter Smith, 1932.
    In two volumes.
    Reprint of 1921 Doubleday Edition. The first publication of numerous magazine writings which had not been included in the Complete Prose Works (1892) as well as of selections from Whitman's notebooks.
  25. SC-A PS 3204 .S8 1939 c.2
    Walt Whitman: Representative Selections.
    With Introduction, Bibliography, and notes by Floyd Stovall. New York, American Book Company, 1939.
    Revised edition. Part of the American Writers Series.
  26. SC-A PS 3231 .A33 1963
    Walt Whitman and the Civil War; A Collection of Original Articles and Manuscripts.
    Edited by Charles I. Glicksberg. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company, Inc., 1963, c1933.
    A Perpetua Edition.
  27. SC-A PS 3203 .R8 c.2
    Walt Whitman of the New Aurora, Editor at Twenty-Two.
    Edited by Joseph Jay Rubin and Charles H. Brown. State College, Pa., Bald Eagle Press, 1950.
    The first publication of material long believed lost or destroyed. The Aurora was the first New York daily of which Whitman was editor--for only two months in 1842.
  28. SC-A PS 3204 .S5 1955 c.2
    Walt Whitman, Poet of American Democracy; Selections from his Poetry and Prose.
    Edited with an introduction by Samuel Sillen. New York, International Publishers, 1955.
    100th Anniversary Edition of Leaves of Grass. Reissue of 1944 Edition.
  29. SC-A PS 3222 .W3 1973 c.2
    Walt Whitman's Camden Conversations.
    Selected and arranged with an introduction by Walter Teller. New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, c1973.
    Excerpts from Horace Traubel's With Walt Whitman in Camden, 1906.
  30. SC-A PS 3204 .L6 1961
    Walt Whitman's Civil War, Compiled and Edited from Published and Unpublished Sources by Walter Lowenfels. Civil War drawings by Winslow Homer.
    New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
    Second printing. The first collection in one volume of the prose descriptions of his Civil War eye-witness experiences.
  31. SC-A PS 3232 .K4
    Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada, with Extracts from Other of his Diaries and Literary Note-Books.
    Edited by William Sloane Kennedy. Boston, Small, Maynard & Co., 1904.
    Facsimile of first limited edition of 500 copies.
  32. SC-A PS 3216 .A1 1962 c.2
    Memoranda During the War & Death of Abraham Lincoln.
    Edited with an introduction by Roy P. Basler. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1962.
    Facsimile. The Carpenter portrait of Whitman on front cover.
  33. SC-A F128.3 .W5 c.2
    Walt Whitman's New York, From Manhattan to Montauk.
    New York, The Macmillan Company, c1963.
  34. SC-A PS 3203 .A5
    Walt Whitman's Poems.
    Edited by Gay Wilson Allen and Charles T. Davis. New York, New York University Press, 1955.
  35. SC-A PS 3202 1964
    Walt Whitman's Workshop; a Collection of Unpublished Manuscripts.
    Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Clifton Joseph Furness. New York, Russell & Russell, Inc., 1964.
    Reissue of 1928 edition.
  36. SC-A PS 3221 .A1 1898a
    The Wound Dresser; A Series of Letters Written from the Hospitals in Washington during the War of the Rebellion.
    Edited by Richard Maurice Bucke, M.D. Boston, Small, Maynard & Co., 1898.
    First trade edition.

Individual Works

  1. RARE PS 3222 .A28
    After All, Not To Create Only. Recited by Walt Whitman on Invitation of Managers American Institute, on Opening their 40th Annual Exhibition, New York, Noon, September 7, 1871.
    Boston, Roheris Brothers, 1871.
    First edition. In original green binding. Although this poem was poorly received by most critics, Whitman retitled it "Song of the Exposition" for celebration of the 1876 Centennial.
  2. RARE PS 3222 .A5 1904
    An American Primer. With facsimiles of the original manuscript.
    Edited by Horace Traubel. Boston, Small, Maynard, 1904.
    First edition, limited to 500 copies.
  3. SC-A PS 3222 .A5 1970
    An American Primer. With facsimiles of the original manuscript.
    Edited by Horace Traubel. San Francisco, City Light Books, 1970.
  4. SC-A Ovsz PS 3203 .M25
    A Child's Reminiscence. Collected by Thomas 0. Mabbott & Rollo G. Silver, with an Introduction and Notes.
    Seattle, University of Washington Book Store, 1930.
    This copy is no. 118 of a limited edition of 475 copies. A University of Washington Quarto. Contains the first version of "Out of the Cradle" as it appeared in the New York Saturday Press in 1859.
  5. (folder)
    Democratic Vistas--Excerpt. 1871.
    Single sheet. Distributed by Charles E. Feinberg to subscribers and friends of the Walt Whitman Review. May 31, 1969.
  6. SC-A PS 3202 1888a
    Democratic Vistas, and Other Papers.
    London, Walter Scott, 1888.
    Part of the Camelot Series, edited by Ernest Rhys. Presentation copy from Esther Shepherd to David Goodale.
  7. SC-A PS 3214 .A1 1891 c.2
    Good-Bye My Fancy. 2d. Annex to Leaves of Grass.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, Publ., 1891.
    First edition in original maroon cloth.
  8. SC-A PS 3201 1959
    Leaves of Grass. The First (1855) Edition.
    New York, The Viking Press, 1960.
    Facsimile. Edited, with an introduction, by Malcolm Cowley. 795 copies of the first edition were published of which 200 were bound in green cloth and offered for sale for $2.00. No plates were made and the type was distributed. The manuscript accidentally burned in 1858 in the Brooklyn shop where it had been printed.
  9. SC-A PS 3201 1966a
    Leaves of Grass.
    New York, The Eakins Press, 1966.
    Facsimile of first edition, in red slip case. Reproduced from a copy in The Library of Yale University. Includes the eight pages of comments and reviews added by Whitman (from a copy in The Pierpont Morgan library) and text of Emerson's letter to Whitman (from the Brown University library copy).
  10. SC-A PS 3201 1855d
    Leaves of Grass. A facsimile of the First Edition.
    With an introduction, a note on the text, and a bibliography prepared by Richard Bridgman, University of California, Berkeley. San Francisco, Chandler Pub. Co., c1968.
    Chandler Facsimiles Editions in American literature.
  11. SC-A PS 3201 .B56 1959a
    Walt Whitman: An 1855-56 Notebook Toward The Second Edition of Leaves of Grass.
    Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1959.
    Photocopy of the limited edition. Foreword by Charles Feinberg.
  12. SC-A PS 3201 1976
    Leaves of Grass.
    Norwood Editions, 1976.
    Facsimile of the 1856 second edition. Includes facsimile of the famous Emerson letter to Whitman. Emerson was the first Major American author to recognize the greatness of Leaves of Grass but was displeased by Whitman's unauthorized use of his letter for publicity purposes.
  13. (folder)
    Leaves of Grass (Table of Contents only).
    Brooklyn, Published by Fowler and Wells, 1856.
  14. SC-A PS 3201 1860 c.2
    Leaves of Grass.
    Boston, Thayer and Eldridge, 1860-61.
    Third Edition. Frontispiece is a steel engraving of Whitman at the age of 40 reproduced from Charles Hines 1859 painting. Includes 124 new poems. This is a spurious copy, probably printed by R. Worthington of New York who obtained the plates after Thayer & Eldridge went out of business at the opening of the war.
  15. SC-A PS 3201 1955 c.2
    Whitman's Manuscripts: Leaves of Grass (1860): a Parallel Text.
    Edited with Notes & Introduction by Fredson Bowers. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1955.
  16. SC-A PS 3201 1860c
    Walt Whitman's Blue Book, the 1860-61 Leaves of Grass Containing his Manuscript Additions and Revisions.
    New York, New York Public Library, 1968.
    In two Volumes: I. Facsimile of the Original; II. Textual Analysis by Arthur Golden.
    Discovery of the original Blue Book in Whitman's desk led to his removal from a clerkship in the Department of the Interior. It contained his controversial textual changes between the third and fourth editions of Leaves of Grass.
  17. SC-A PS 3201 1882
    Leaves of Grass.
    Philadelphia, R. Welsh & Co., 1882.
    Seventh edition. First published in Boston by James R. Osgood in 1881, this is the Suppressed Edition, which was withdrawn from publication after Osgood was threatened with prosecution by the Massachusetts district attorney. The Society for the Prevention of Vice had charged that the poems were immoral and the edition was prohibited from going through the U.S. Mail.
  18. SC-A PS 3201 1891
    Leaves of Grass, including Sands at Seventy... First Annex, Good-by My Fancy... Second Annex, A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads, and Portrait from Life.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, ?1891-92.
    Ninth edition, first issue. This first issue consisted of a very few copies in gray paper wrappers with a paper label on the spine. David Goodale's copy.
  19. SC-A PS 3201 1894
    Leaves of Grass, including Sands at Seventy, Good-bye My Fancy, A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads, and Portrait from Life.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, 1894. Ninth edition, later issue. Known as the "Deathbed Edition," this was the final edition supervised by Whitman. Facsimile of Whitman's signature on title page.
  20. SC-A PS 3201 1900d c.2
    Leaves of Grass, including a fac-simile Autobiography Variorum Readings of the Poems and a Department of Gathered Leaves.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, 1900.
    Frontispiece portrait has facsimile Whitman signature and presentation to David McKay from his friend Walt Whitman.
  21. SC-A PS 3201 1905
    Leaves of Grass. Complete Authorized Edition including Sands at Seventy, Good-Bye My Fancy, Old Age Echoes, and a Backward Glance.
    Boston, Small, Maynard & Co., 1905.
    This is a reprint of the 1903 Small, Maynard edition.
  22. SC-A PS 3201 1940a
    Leaves of Grass.
    New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940.
    Selected and with an Introduction by Christopher Morley.
  23. SC-A PS 3201 1966
    Complete Leaves of Grass with Prose Essences and Annotations by William L. Moore.
    Tokyo, Taibundo, 1966.
    Preface by Gay Wilson Allen. Calligraphy by Kazuko Okamoto.
  24. SC-A PS 3231 .W33 1974 c.2
    Walt Whitman's Autograph Revision of the Analysis of Leaves of Grass.
    (for Dr. R. M. Bucke's Walt Whitman). New York, New York University Press, 1974.
    With introductory essay by Quentin Anderson, Textual notes by Stephen Railton, and 35 facsimile pages of the manuscript.
  25. SC-A PS 3201 1968
    Leaves of Grass.
    New York, Norton, n. d.
    (The Norton Library: Comprehensive Readers Edition). Edited by Harold W. Blodgett and Sculley Bradley.
  26. SC-A PS 3204 .B8 1960a
    Notes and Fragments: Left by Walt Whitman and Now Edited by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke; one of His Literary Executors.
    London, Can., Printed for the Editor for private distribution only by A. Talbot, 1899.
    Photocopy of number 167 of 225 copies.
  27. (folder)
    Notes on the Meaning and Intention of Leaves of Grass. Photocopy of Part II of The Complete Prose Works, Vol. VI, New York, G.P Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1902.
  28. SC-A PS 3217 .A1 1888
    November Boughs.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, 1888.
    First edition in original maroon cloth.
  29. SC-A Ovsz PS 3222 .O2 1935
    0 Captain My Captain San Francisco
    Printed for Albert M. Bender by Cecil & James Johnson at the Windsor Press, 1935.
    One of 200 copies. David Goodales copy. Whitman's most conventional but, during his lifetime, his most popular poem.
  30. SC-A PS 3222 .O34 F7
    Ode A La France.
    Traduit par Leon Bazalgette. Paris, A La Belle Edition, Francois Bernouard, 1917.
    Translation of "0 Star of France." With 11 original woodcuts by Combet-Descombes.
  31. SC-A PS 3203 .H3
    Passage to India.
    New York, Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1969.
    First published in 1870 as a supplement to Leaves of Grass, this was the last of Whitman's grand poems and the final statement of his spiritual beliefs.
  32. SC-A PS 3222 .P5 1927 c.2
    Pictures, an Unpublished Poem.
    With an introduction and Notes by Emory Holloway. New York, The June House; London, Faber & Gwyer, Ltd., 1927.
    First limited edition, one of 700 copies. Presentation copy to Robert Hubach from David Goodale. The text, reprinted from Southwest Review, July 1925, dates from a Whitman manuscript probably written around 1850 as a preliminary study for Leaves of Grass.
  33. SC-A PR 99 .W63 c.2
    Rivulets of Prose; Critical Essays by Walt Whitman.
    New York, Greenberg, 1928.
    Third edition. This is number 45 of 499 copies. Edited by Carolyn Wells and Alfred F. Goldsmith.
  34. SC-A PS 3222.S6
    Song of Myself. Part One of the first edition of Leaves of Grass as published for Walt Whitman in 1855 and which is now called Song of Myself.
    Printed with decorations by Jos. A. Low at the Powgen Press, New York City, for William R. Scott, Publisher, 1936.
  35. SC-A Ovsz PS 3220 .A1 1971 c.2
    Specimen Days.
    Boston, David R. Godine, 1971. Introduction by Alfred Kazin. First published in 1882 by Rees Welch Company of Philadelphia.
    This text, based on the 1892 edition published in Philadelphia by David McKay, is an informal autobiography concentrating on Washington during the Civil War and on Whitman's emotional problems stemming from that war.
  36. (folder)
    There Was a Child Went Forth. Excerpt. (1855).
    Single sheet. Distributed by Charles F. Feinberg to subscribers and friends of the Walt Whitman Review, May 31, 1969.
  37. (folder)
    An Unpublished Whitman Manuscript, The Record Book of the Smithtown Debating Society, 1837-1838, n.d.
    Photocopy of the first in a series of monographs, edited by Katherine Molinoff.


  1. SC-A E 523.5 51st .W45 1975 c.2
    Civil War Letters of George Washington Whitman.
    Edited by Jerome M. Loving. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1975.
    Whitman was deeply influenced by his brother's experiences as a survivor of four years of combat.
  2. SC-A PR 4715 .G5 Z55 c.2
    The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman.
    Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas B. Harned. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & Co., 1918.
    First edition. Harned was one of Whitman's literary executors. Whitman had refused in 1887 to give the letters to Anne's son for publication in his biography of his mother.
  3. SC-A PS 3231 .A34 1977
    The Letters of Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke to Walt Whitman.
    Edited by Artem Lozynsky. Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1977
    First printing. Produced and distributed by University of Microfilms International-Monograph publishing on Demand: Imprint Series.) Bucke, a pioneer in psychiatry, was greatly influenced by Whitman.
  4. SC-A PS 3231 .A45 1977
    Mattie: The Letters of Martha Mitchell Whitman.
    Edited by Randall H. Waldron. New York, New York University Press, 1977
    Foreword by Gay Wilson Allen. Martha was the wife of Whitman's brother Jeff. The two had an especially close relationship.

Biographies and Criticism

  1. SC-A PS 3231 .A698 1980
    Allen, Gay Wilson. Aspects of Walt Whitman. Arden Library, 1980. Norwood Editions publication.
  2. SC-A PS 3231 .A7 1975 c.2
    Allen, Gay Wilson. The New Walt Whitman Handbook. New York, New York University Press, 1975.
  3. SC-A PS 3231 .A687 c.2
    Allen, Gay Wilson. A Readers Guide to Walt Whitman. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, c1970.
    Second printing. Signed presentation copy from the author to Robert Hubach.
  4. SC-A PS 3231 .A69 1955b
    Allen, Gay Wilson. The Solitary Singer, a Critical Biography of Walt Whitman. New York, Grove Press, Inc., c1955.
    Presentation copy from Allen to Robert Hubach.
  5. SC-A PS 3238 .A44 c.2
    Allen, Gay Wilson. The Two Poets of Leaves of Grass. Westwood, New Jersey, Privately printed at the Kindle Press, 1969.
    Presentation copy from the author to Robert Hubach. First appeared in Patterns of Commitment in American Literature, c1967.
  6. SC-A PS 3231 .A697 1961
    Allen, Gay Wilson. Walt Whitman. New York, Grove Press, Inc., London, Evergreen Books Ltd., 1961. Evergreen Profile Book 19.
  7. SC-A PS 3238 .A75 c.2
    Allen, Gay Wilson, editor. Walt Whitman Abroad; Critical Essays from Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Italy, Spain and Latin America, Israel, Japan and India. Syracuse, N.Y., Syracuse University Press, 1955.
    Presentation from Allen to Robert Hubach.
  8. SC-A PS 3231 .A7 c.4
    Allen, Gay Wilson. Walt Whitman Handbook. Chicago, Packard and Company, 1946.
    Signed presentation copy from Allen to Robert Hubach.
  9. (folder)
    Allen, Gay Wilson. Whitman Abroad. Reprinted from Comparative Literature, Summer, 1949, Vol. 1, no.3
    Presentation copy from Allen to David Goodale.
  10. SC-A PS 3231 .A698 c.2
    Allen, Gay Wilson. Walt Whitman as Man, Poet, and Legend. With A Check list of Whitman Publications 1945-1960 by Evie Allison Allen.
    Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, c1961.
  11. SC-A PS 3231 .A8 c.2
    Arvin, Newton. Whitman. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1938.
    First printing.
  12. SC-A PS 3231 .A833
    Asselineau, Roger. The Evolution of Walt Whitman; the Creation of a Personality. Cambridge, Mass., The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1960.
    First volume of the translation from the French by Richard P. Adams and the author.
  13. SC-A PS 3231 .A833
    Asselineau, Roger. The Evolution of Walt Whitman; the Creation of a Book. Cambridge, Mass., The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962.
    Second volume of the translation by the author and Burton L. Cooper.
  14. SC-A PS 3238 .A77
    Asselineau, Roger and William White, editors. Walt Whitman in Europe Today, a Collection of Essays. Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1972.
    Supplement to the Walt Whitman Review.
  15. SC-A PS 3231 .B25 1926a
    Bailey, John. Walt Whitman. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926.
    In English Men of Letters, New Series.
  16. SC-A PS 3233 .B25
    Barrus, Clara. Whitman and Burroughs, Comrades. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1931.
  17. SC-A E 457.2 .B284 c.2
    Barton, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman.
    Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, c1928.
    A study by the eminent Lincoln scholar.
  18. SC-A PS 3231 .B32 1920
    Bazalgette, Leon. Walt Whitman, The Man and His Work.
    Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920.
    Translated from the French by Ellen Fitzgerald.
  19. SC-A PS 3242 .S3 B4 1974
    Beaver, Joseph. Walt Whitman--Poet of Science.
    N.Y., Octagon Books, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974, c1951.
    Reprint of the 1951 edition.
  20. SC-A PS 3231 .B5 c.2
    Binns, Henry Bryan. A Life of Walt Whitman.
    London, Methuen & Co., 1905.
  21. SC-A PS 3231 .B55 1972
    Binns, Henry B. Walt Whitman & His Poetry.
    London, George 0. Harrap & Company, c1915; N.Y., A.M.S. Press, 1971.
    Reprint of the 1915 edition.
  22. SC-A PS 3231 .B57 c.2
    Black, Stephen A. Whitman's Journeys into Chaos; a Psychoanalytic Study of the Poetic Process.
    Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1975.
  23. SC-A PS 3238 .B5
    Blodgett, Harold. Walt Whitman in England. Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press; London, Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, 1934.
  24. SC-A PR 101 .B73 c.2
    Born, Helena. Whitman's Ideal Democracy and Other Writings. Boston, printed at the Everett Press, 1902.
    This is number 106 of a limited edition of 500 copies.
  25. SC-A PS 3231 .B66 1970 c.2
    Brasher, Thomas L. Whitman as Editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
    Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1970.
  26. SC-A PS 3231 .B7
    Briggs, Arthur E. Walt Whitman, Thinker and Artist.
    New York, Philosophical Library, c1952.
  27. SC-A PS 3204 .B68 c.2
    Broderick, John C., ed. Whitman, the Poet, Materials for Study.
    Belmont, Calif., Wadsworth Publ. Co., Inc., c1962.
  28. SC-A PS 243 .B715 1944 c.2
    Brooks, Van Wyck. "The Times of Melville and Whitman."
    N.Y., E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1947.
    In his Makers and Finders: a History of the Writer in America, 1800-1915, 3.
  29. SC-A PS 3213 .B75
    Brown, William Thurston. Walt Whitman: Poet of the Human Whole.
    Portland, Oregon, Published by the Modern School, 1917.
  30. SC-A PR 4262 .D3 1868
    Buchanan, Robert. "Walt Whitman." In his David Gray, and Other Essays, Chiefly on Poetry.
    London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1868.
    In original blue cloth with gold letters and ornaments.
  31. SC-A BF 408 .B8 1969
    Bucke, Richard M. Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind.
    New York, E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1969.
    First published in Philadelphia in 1901.
  32. SC-A PS 3231 .B8 1884
    Bucke, Richard M. Walt Whitman. To which is added, English Critics on Walt Whitman, edited by Edward Dowden.
    Glasgow, Wilson & McCormick, 1884.
  33. SC-A PS 3231 .B8 1883b
    Bucke, Richard M. Walt Whitman.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, 1883.
  34. SC-A PS 3203 .B8 1925
    Bullett, Gerald. Walt Whitman. A Study and a Selection.
    Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1925.
    Number 179 of a limited edition of 780 copies for the United States. Printed in England at the Curwen Press.
  35. SC-A PS 1224 .B6 1895 c.2
    Burroughs, John. Birds and Poets, with Other Papers.
    Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, c1877, 1895.
    The 29th impression, dated March 1922.
  36. SC-A PS 3231 .B85 1971 c.2
    Burroughs, John. Notes on Walt Whitman, as Poet and Person.
    N.Y., Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1971.
    Reprint of the original 1867 edition.
  37. SC-A PS 1220 .F68 v.21
    Burroughs, John. "The Poet of the Cosmos." In his Accepting the Universe, v. XXI of The Writings of John Burroughs.
    N.Y., Russell & Russell, c1920, 1948.
    1968 reissue of the 1920 Houghton Mifflin edition.
  38. SC-A PS 1220 .F68 v.10
    Burroughs, John. Whitman: A Study. (v. X of The Writings of John Burroughs).
    Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, Cambridge, c1896, 1904.
    In the original blue cloth.
  39. SC-A PS 1220 .F68 v.16
    Burroughs, John. Whitman: A Study. (v. XVI of The Writings of John Burroughs).
    Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press, Cambridge, c1896, 1904.
    Same text as no.115. Also in the original blue cloth.
  40. SC-A PS 3231 .C27
    Canby, Henry Seidel. Walt Whitman, An American. A Study in Biography.
    Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1943.
  41. SC-A PS 3231 .C28 c.2
    Carlisle, E. Fred. The Uncertain Self: Whitman's Drama of Identity.
    East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 1973.
  42. SC-A PS 3232 .C3
    Carpenter, Edward. Days with Walt Whitman. With some notes on his life and work.
    New York, The Macmillan Company, 1906.
  43. SC-A PS 3231 .C3 c.2
    Carpenter, George Rice. "Walt Whitman." New York, The Macmillan Company, 1909.
    In English Men of Letters.
  44. SC-A PS 3244 .C3 1930a
    Catel, Jean. Rythme et Langage dans la 1 ere Edition des Leaves of Grass (1855).
    Paris, Rieder, 1980.
    (Bibliotheque de litterature comparee). Photocopy in slipcase.
  45. SC-A PS 3231 .C35 1972
    Catel, Jean. Walt Whitman; Le Naissance du Poete. Paris, Rieder, 1929; St. Clair Shores, Mich., Scholarly Press, Inc., 1972.
  46. (folder)
    Chapman, John Jay. "Walt Whitman." In his Emerson, and Other Essays.
    N.Y., C. Scribner's Sons, 1898. Pamphlet reprint of Whitman essay.
  47. SC-A PS 3242 .P4C4 1964
    Chari, V.K. Whitman in the Light of Vedantic Mysticism.
    Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1964.
    Introduction by Gay Wilson Allen.
  48. SC-A PS 3231 .C45 1961
    Chase, Richard. Walt Whitman.
    Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, c1961. University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, no.9.
  49. SC-A PS 3231 .C47 c.3
    Chase, Richard. Walt Whitman Reconsidered.
    New York, William Sloane Associates Inc., cl955.
  50. SC-A PS 3242 .A5C62 c.2
    Clark, Leadie M. Walt Whitman's Concept of the American Common Man.
    N.Y., Philosophical Library, c1955.
    From a University of Illinois thesis.
  51. SC-A PS 3238 .C5 1970
    Clarke, William. Walt Whitman.
    N.Y., Haskell House Publ. Ltd., 1970.
    Reissue of 1906 edition.
  52. SC-A PS 3238 .W47
    Cohen, B. Bernard, ed. Whitman In Our Season; a Symposium.
    Hartford, Transcendental Books, c1971.
  53. SC-A PN 701 .C6 1944
    Colum, Mary M. From These Roots; the Ideas That Have Made Modern Literature.
    N.Y., Columbia University Press, 1947, c1937.
    Fourth printing.
  54. SC-A PS 3222 .O9 1971
    Consolo, Dominick P., ed. Walt Whitman: Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.
    Columbus, Ohio, Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, c1971.
    (The Merrill Literary Casebook Series).
  55. SC-A PS 3231 .C6 c.2
    Corbett, Elizabeth. Walt, the Good Gray Poet Speaks for Himself.
    N.Y., Frederick A. Stokes Company, c1928.
    A curious form of biography, composed of dramatized conversations between Whitman and his family and friends.
  56. SC-A PS 3238 .C66 c.2
    Coyle, William. The Poet and The President; Whitman's Lincoln Poems.
    N.Y., The Odyssey Press, Inc., c1962.
    First edition.
  57. SC-A PS 3238 .C7 1971 c.2
    Crawley, Thomas Edward. The Structure of Leaves of Grass.
    Austin & London, University of Texas Press, c1970.
  58. SC-A PS 3231 .D4
    DeSelincourt, Basil. Walt Whitman; A Critical Study.
    London, Martin Secker, 1914.
    The first Whitman study to concentrate on criticism of his writing.
  59. SC-A PS 3231 .D44
    Deutsch, Babette. Walt Whitman, Builder For America.
    N.Y., Julian Messner, Inc., 1941.
    Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni.
  60. SC-A PS 3231 .D6 c.2
    Donaldson, Thomas. Walt Whitman, The Man.
    New York, Francis P. Harper, 1896.
    By a close friend of Whitman's later years.
  61. SC-A PS 3234 .D9 c.2
    Dyson, Verne. Whitmanland; West Hills Memories of the Poet and his Ancestors.
    Brentwood, L.I., N.Y., Verne Dyson, 1960.
    Fold-out Whitman genealogical table tipped in.
  62. SC-A PS 3231 .E4 c.2
    Elliot, Charles N. Walt Whitman, as Man, Poet and Friend, being autograph pages from many pens, collected...
    Boston, Richard G. Badger, The Gerham Press, 1915.
    No. 397 of 500 copies.
  63. SC-A PS 3242 .M8 F3 1972 c.2
    Faner, Robert D. Walt Whitman & Opera.
    Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1972, c1951.
    Laid in 1st Furness, Clifton Joseph, Walt Whitman and Music, transcribed from manuscript notes of the lecture by David Goodale. Reprinted from Boston Chapter, Special Libraries Association News Bulletin, 1937. Signed by Goodale.
  64. SC-A PS 3234 .D9 c.2
    Fausset, Hugh Janson. Walt Whitman: Poet of Democracy.
    London, Jonathan Cape, 1942.
  65. SC-A PS 3232 .F44
    Feinberg, Charles E. Walt Whitman and His Doctors.
    Reprinted from the Archives of Internal Medicine, December 1964, v. 114, pp. 834-842, c1964.
    Based on a talk by Feinberg given at Wayne State University College of Medicine, Jan. 29, 1964.
  66. SC-A PS 3234 .F8
    Funnell, Bertha H. Walt Whitman on Long Island.
    Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, c1971.
    Empire State Historical Publication Series, Number 91.
  67. SC-A PN 4899 .H85 L64
    Funnell, Walter S. and Edward J. Humeston. A Short History of the Long-Islander, founded by Walt Whitman, 1838.
    Huntington, L.I., The Long-Islander Press, 1947.
  68. SC-A PR 2976 .F87
    Furness, Clifton Joseph. Walt Whitman's Estimate of Shakespeare.
    Cambridge, Mass., 1932.
    (Harvard Studies and Notes in Philosophy and Literature, 1932).
  69. SC-A PS 3238 .G6
    Golden, Arthur, ed. Walt Whitman, A Collection of Criticism.
    N.Y., McGraw-Hill Book Company, c1974.
    (McGraw-Hill Paperbacks; Contemporary Studies in Literature)
  70. SC-A PS 3243 .G66 1938a
    Goodale, David. "Some of Walt Whitman's Borrowings," reprinted from American Literature, v. 10, no. 2, May, 1938. Bound with his "Walt Whitman's Banner at Day-Break, 1860," from The Huntington Library Quarterly, v. XXVI, no. 1, November 1962.
    Signed presentation copy of photocopies.
  71. SC-A PS 3238 .G7
    Grant, Douglas. Walt Whitman and His English Admirers.
    Leeds University Press, 1962.
    An inaugural lecture.
  72. SC-A PN 761 .H23 c.2
    Harris, Frank. "Walt Whitman." In his Contemporary Portraits (Third Series).
    New York, The Author, c1920.
  73. SC-A PS 3231 .H45 1973
    Hartmann, Sadakichi. Conversations with Walt Whitman.
    N.Y., Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1973.
    First published by E.P. Coby & Co., New York, 1895.
  74. SC-A PS 3238 .H3 1974
    Hayes, Will. Walt Whitman; The Prophet of the New Era.
    New York, Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1974.
    Reprint of the 1905 edition.
  75. SC-A PS 3231 .H5 c.2
    Hindus, Milton, editor. Leaves of Grass One Hundred Years After.
    Stanford, Calif., Stanford University Press, c1955.
    Essays by William Carlos Williams, Richard Chase, Leslie A. Fiedler, Kenneth Burke, David Daiches, and J. Middleton Murry. A 1966 reprint.
  76. SC-A PS 3238 .H5 1971b
    Hindus, Milton. Walt Whitman; The Critical Heritage.
    New York. Barnes & Noble, Inc., c1971.
    (The Critical Heritage Series).
  77. SC-A PS 3231 .H54 c.2
    Holloway, Emory. Free and Lonesome Heart, the Secret of Walt Whitman.
    N.Y., Vantage Press, 1960.
    First edition. The Pulitzer-Prize winning Whitman authority attempts to document, among other things, the existence of an illegitimate son.
  78. SC-A PS 3231 .H55 c.2
    Holloway, Emory. Whitman; An Interpretation in Narrative.
    N.Y., Alfred A. Knopf, 1926.
    Holloway was the author of the chapter on Whitman in the Cambridge History of American Literature.
  79. SC-A PS 3238 .H6 c.2
    Holmes, Edmond. Walt Whitman's Poetry, A Study & a Selection.
    London, New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1902.
  80. SC-A PS 3231 .H7
    Hubach, Robert R. Walt Whitman and the West. A Digest of a Thesis submitted...for the degree, Doctor of Philosophy, in the Department of English, Indiana University, 1943.
  81. SC-A PS 121 .L5 c.2
    Hubbard, Elbert. "Whitman." In Little Journeys to the Homes of American Authors.
    N.Y., G.P. Putnam's sons, 1896.
    Also issued separately.
  82. SC-A PS 3233 .I5
    Ignoffo, Matthew F. What the War Did to Whitman; a Brief Study of the Effects of the Civil War on the Mind of Walt Whitman.
    N.Y., Vantage Press, 1975.
    First edition.
  83. SC-A PS 3235 .I5 1976
    Ingersoll, Robert G. Address at the Funeral of Walt Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey, March 30, 1892.
    Berkeley, Calif., ManRoot, 1976.
    One of 1,000 copies.
  84. SC-A PS 3232 .I5
    Ingersoll, Robert G. Liberty in Literature; Testimonial to Walt Whitman. An address delivered in Philadelphia, Oct.21, 1890.
    New York, Truth Seeker Company, c1890.
    Authorized edition. Whitman sat on the platform while this lecture was delivered and received the proceeds from the sale of the book.
  85. SC-A PS 3247 .J313 c.2
    Jannacone, Pasquale. Walt Whitman's Poetry and the Evolution of Rhythmic Forms and Walt Whitman's Thought and Art.
    Washington, D.C., N.C.R. Microcard Editions, c1973.
    Translation by Peter Mitilineos of this turn-of-the-century Italian study. Introduction by Gay Wilson Allen.
  86. SC-A PS 3242 .L5 J6 1970
    Johnson, Maurice 0. Walt Whitman as a Critic of Literature.
    New York, Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., 1970.
    Reprint of the original 1938 edition.
  87. SC-A PS 3232 .J6 1917 c.2
    Johnston, John and J.W. Wallace. Visits to Walt Whitman in 1890-91. By two Lancashire friends.
    London, George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1918.
    Second printing.
  88. SC-A PS 3231 .K3 c.2
    Kaplan, Justin. Walt Whitman; a Life.
    New York, Simon & Schuster, c1980.
    Review laid in: Givens, Rita Ingram, "The Good Gray Poet was Never Understood," from Review, Dec. 14, 1980.
  89. SC-A PS 3232 .K3 c.2
    Keller, Elizabeth Leavitt. Walt Whitman in Mickle Street.
    New York, Mitchell Kennerly, 1921.
    Limited edition of 1250 copies.
  90. SC-A PS 3201 .K4 c.2
    Kennedy, William Sloane. The Fight of a Book for the World; A Companion Volume to Leaves of Grass.
    West Yarmouth, Mass., The Stonecroft Press, 1926.
  91. SC-A PS 3231 .K4 1972
    Kennedy, William Sloane. Reminiscences of Walt Whitman with Extracts from his Letters and Remarks on his Writings.
    New York, Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1978.
    Reprint of the 1896 edition. By the spokesman of the Camden disciples.
  92. SC-A PS 3238 .L4
    Legler, Henry Eduard. Walt Whitman, Yesterday and Today.
    Chicago, Brothers of the Book, 1916.
    This copy is number 42 of 600 copies on Fabriano handmade paper.
  93. SC-A PS 310 .M8 L4 c.2
    Lenhart, Charmenz S. "Walt Whitman and Music in Leaves of Grass." In her Musical Influence on American Poetry.
    Athens, The University of Georgia Press, c1956.
  94. SC-A PS 316 .L4 c.2
    Lerner, Arthur. Psychoanalytically Oriented Criticism of Three American Poets: Poe, Whitman, and Aiken.
    Rutherford, N.J., Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1970.
  95. SC-A PS 3238 .L48
    Lewis, R.W.B., editor. The Presence of Walt Whitman; Selected Papers from the English Institute.
    New York & London, Columbia University Press, 1962.
  96. SC-A PS 3231 .L6 1977
    Long, Haniel. Walt Whitman and The Springs of Courage.
    Port Washington, N.Y., National University Publications, Kennikat Press, 1977, c1938, 1966.
  97. SC-A PS 2486 .O5 Z75 c.2
    Loving, Jerome. Walt Whitman's Champion, William Douglas O'Connor.
    College Station and London, Texas A & M University Press, c1978.
    First edition. A study of the author of The Good Gray Poet and of The Carpenter, the latter being the supposed origin of the Christ myth that developed after Whitman's death.
  98. SC-A PS 3231 .M18
    Marinacci, Barbara. 0 Wondrous Singer, an Introduction to Walt Whitman.
    N.Y., Dodd, Mead & Company, c1970.
  99. SC-A PS 3238 .M27 c.2
    Marki, Ivan. The Trial of the Poet; an Interpretation of the First Edition of Leaves of Grass.
    N.Y., Columbia University Press, 1976.
  100. SC-A PS 3231 .M25 c.2
    Masters, Edgar Lee. Whitman.
    New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937.
    First edition.
  101. SC-A PS 201 .M3 c.2
    Matthiessen, Francis 0. "Whitman." In his American Renaissance, Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman.
    London, New York, Oxford University Press, c1941, 1960.
    Seventh impression. With marginal notes by Robert Hubach.
  102. SC-A PS 3231 .M4 E5
    Mendelson, Maurice. Life and Work of Walt Whitman; a Soviet View.
    Moscow, Progress Publishers, 1976.
    First printing. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield of this work of the prominent Soviet critic. The author views Whitman as a champion of oppressed peoples.
  103. SC-A PS 3238 .M43 c.2
    Middlebrook, Diane Wood. Walt Whitman and Wallace Stevens.
    Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, c1974.
  104. SC-A PS 3238 .A7 c.2
    Miller, Edwin Haviland, editor. The Artistic Legacy of Walt Whitman, a Tribute to Gay Wilson Allen.
    New York, New York University Press, c1970.
    Miller refers to the small midwestern state university recently created from a minor school of education where Allen taught before going to N.Y.U. Allen was on the English Faculty of Bowling Green State University from 1935-46.
  105. SC-A PS 3238 .M44 1969 c.2
    Miller, Edwin Haviland, editor. A Century of Whitman Criticism.
    Bloomington, Indiana University Press, c1969.
  106. SC-A PS 3238 .M45
    Miller, Edwin Haviland. Walt Whitman's Poetry, a Psychological Journey.
    Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., c1968.
    (Riverside Studies in Literature).
  107. SC-A PS 3236 .M5 c.2
    Miller, James E., Jr. The American Quest for a Supreme Fiction: Whitman's Legacy in the Personal Epic.
    Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press, c1979.
  108. SC-A PS 3238 .M55 1963
    Miller, James E., Jr., Karl Shapiro, and Bernice Slote. Start With The Sun, Studies in the Whitman Tradition.
    University of Nebraska Press, c1960, 1963.
    A Bison Book. Hubach's notes on half-title and title page.
  109. SC-A PS 3231 .M5 1962b
    Miller, James E., Jr. Walt Whitman. New York, Twayne Publ., Inc.; Special Library Edition. Produced by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, c1962. (Twayne's United States Authors Series). A second copy published by: New Haven, Conn., College & University Press, c1962.
  110. SC-A PS 3222 .S6 1964 c.3
    Miller, James E., Jr. Song of Myself-Origin, Growth, Meaning.
    New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1964.
  111. SC-A PS 3231 .M58 c.2
    Morris, Harrison S. Walt Whitman; a Brief Biography with Reminiscences.
    Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1929.
    Signed by the author.
  112. SC-A PS 2477 .L4 1928
    Murdock, Kenneth Ballard. A Leaf of Grass from Shady Hill; an Explanatory Essay.
    Cambridge, Harvard University, cl928.
    With a review of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, written by Charles Eliot Norton in 1855.
  113. SC-A PS 3231 .M8 1969
    Murphy, Francis, editor. Walt Whitman, a Critical Anthology.
    Baltimore & Harmondsworth, England; Penguin Books, Inc., 1970.
    (Penguin Critical Anthologies).
  114. SC-A PS 3509 .L43 Z79 1970
    Musgrove, Sydney. T.S. Eliot and Walt Whitman.
    New York, Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., 1970.
    Reprint of the original 1952 edition published by New Zealand University Press, Wellington.
  115. SC-A PS 3238 .N6 c.2
    Noyes, Carlton E. An Approach to Walt Whitman.
    Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1910.
    Photocopy (incomplete).
  116. SC-A PS 3238 .O35
    O'Higgins, Harvey. Alias Walt Whitman.
    Newark, New Jersey, The Carteret Book Club, 1930, c1929.
    One of 200 copies (photocopy). First appearance in book form of the article which first appeared in Harpers Magazine.
  117. SC-A PS 3231 .P4
    Perry, Bliss. Walt Whitman: His Life and Work.
    Boston & New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1906.
    With Perry's autograph pasted to title page. In original binding.
  118. SC-A PS 3231 .P4 1906 c.2
    Perry, Bliss. Walt Whitman.
    Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Co.; The Riverside Press, Cambridge, c1906, 1908.
    Second edition, revised. (Riverside Popular Biographies).
  119. SC-A PS 201 .P4
    Phelps, William Lyon. "Whitman." In his Howells, James, Bryant and Other Essays.
    New York, The Macmillan Company, 1924.
  120. SC-A PS 3231.P5 1904a
    Platt, Isaac Hull. Walt Whitman.
    Boston, Small, Maynard & Company, 1904.
    Photocopy. (The Beacon Biographies of Eminent Americans, edited by M.A. DeWolfe Howe).
  121. SC-A PN 523 .P6 1938a
    Powys, John Cowper. "Walt Whitman." In his Enjoyment of Literature.
    New York, Simon and Schuster, 1938.
  122. SC-A PS 3238 .R25 c.2
    Rajasekharaiah, T.R. The Roots of Whitman's Grass.
    Rutherford, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1970.
  123. SC-A PS 3205 .G4 R4
    Reisiger, Hans, translator and editor. Walt Whitman's Werk, Ausgewahlt ubertragen und eingeleitet von Hans Reisiger.
    Berlin, S. Fischer, 1922.
    Two volumes. Considered the classic German translation.
  124. SC-A PS 3231 .O45 R4
    Resnick, Nathan. Walt Whitman and the Authorship of the Good Gray Poet.
    Brooklyn, Long Island University Press, 1948.
    David Goodale's copy. With errata.
  125. SC-A PS 3231 .O45 R4
    Resnick, Nathan. Walt Whitman and the Authorship of The Good Gray Poet.
    Brooklyn, Long Island University Press, 1948.
  126. SC-A PS 3231 .R6 c.2
    Rogers, Cameron. The Magnificent Idler.
    Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926.
    First edition.
  127. SC-A PS 3231 .R8 c.2
    Rubin, Joseph Jay. The Historic Whitman.
    University Park and London, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1973.
  128. SC-A PS 3238 .R8
    Rupp, Richard H., editor. Critics on Whitman.
    Coral Gables, Fla., University of Miami Press, c1972.
    (Readings in Literary Criticism, 13)
  129. SC-A PS 3238 .S3
    Salter, William Mackintire. Walt Whitman; Two Addresses.
    Philadelphia, S. Burns Weston, 1899.
    Horace Traubel's copy. Given by him to Anne Montgomerie Traubel to Clifton Furness to David Goodale to Robert Hubach. Inscribed and signed by A.M. Traubel, C.J. Furness and David Goodale.
  130. SC-A PS 3231 .S43
    Schyberg, Frederik. Walt Whitman.
    New York, Columbia University Press, 1951.
    Translated from the Danish by Evie Allison Allen. Introduction by Gay Wilson Allen.
  131. SC-A PS 3238 .S44
    Shephard, Esther. The Thread of Ariadne; Walt Whitman as Poet (the Record of a Search).
    Seattle, Washington, The McNeil Press, c1936.
    Signed presentation copy from the author to David Goodale.
  132. SC-A PS 3231 .S5 c.2
    Shephard, Esther. Walt Whitman's Pose.
    New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, c1936 and 1938
    First edition. News item about the author laid in.
  133. SC-A PR6037.M5Z5 1939b c.2
    Smith, Logan Pearall. "Walt Whitman." In his Unforgotten Years.
    Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1939.
  134. SC-A PS 3231 .S6 1973 c.2
    Smuts, Jan Christian. Walt Whitman, a Study in the Evolution of Personality.
    Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1973.
    By the former Field Marshal of the British Army and Prime Minister of South Africa. Published here for the first time, the work was written in 1895 and rejected then by British publishers who felt Whitman did not have enough reputation to warrant publication.
  135. SC-A B3317 .S82 c.3
    Stavrou, C.N. Whitman and Nietzsche; a Comparative Study of Their Thought.
    Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1964.
    (University of North Carolina Studies in The Germanic Languages and Literatures, no. 48).
  136. SC-A PS 303 .S7 1886
    Stedmen, Edmund C. "Walt Whitman." In his Poets of America.
    Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1886, c1885.
    Fourth edition. In original blue cloth.
  137. SC-A PS 3231 .S7
    Stoutenburg, Adrien and Laura Nelson Baker. Listen America; A Life of Walt Whitman.
    New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968.
  138. SC-A PS 3236 .S8
    Stovall, Floyd. The Foreground of Leaves of Grass.
    Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1974.
    Laid in is a photocopy of Stovall's Dating Whitman's Early Notebooks, from Studies in Bibliography.
  139. SC-A PS 201 .F6 c.2
    Stovall, Floyd. "Walt Whitman as American," in Four Makers of the American Mind: Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, and Melville. A Bicentennial Tribute.
    Edited and with a Preface by Thomas Edward Crawley. Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press, 1976.
  140. SC-A PR 5522 .E7 1893
    Symonds, John Addington. "Democratic Art, with Special Reference to Walt Whitman." In his Essays Speculative and Suggestive.
    London, Chapman and Hall, 1893.
    New edition in one volume.
  141. SC-A PS 3231 .S8
    Symonds, John Addington. Walt Whitman; A Study.
    London, George Routledge & Sons, Limited; New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1893.
    In original cloth.
  142. SC-A PS 3231 .S8
    Taylor, Bayard. "Night the Eighth." In his The Echo Club and Other Literary Diversions.
    Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company; Cambridge, The Riverside Press, 1884, c1872, 1876.
    Carpenter portrait glued in on half-title.
  143. SC-A PS 3231 .T5 1971
    Thomson, James. Walt Whitman, The Man and the Poet.
    New York, Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1971.
    Reprint of the 1910 edition.
  144. SC-A PS 169 .E25 T5 c.2
    Tichi, Cecelia. New World, New Earth; Environmental Reform in American Literature from the Puritans through Whitman.
    New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1979.
  145. SC-A PS 3235 .T7 c.2
    Traubel, Horace L., ed. Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman, May 31, 1889; Notes, Addresses, letters, Telegrams.
    Philadelphia, David McKay, 1889.
    First and only edition. Original red cloth stamped in gold.
  146. SC-A PS 3231 .T67 c.2
    Traubel, Horace L., ed. In Re: Walt Whitman. Edited by his literary executors, Horace L. Traubel, Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned.
    Published by the Editors through David McKay, Philadelphia, 1893.
    No. 225 of 1,000 copies. In the original cloth.
  147. SC-A PS 3232 .T7
    Traubel, Horace. With Walt Whitman in Camden, March 28-July 14, 1888.
    Boston, Small, Maynard & Company, 1906.
    First edition of Volume I. Plates missing from this copy.
  148. SC-A PS 3232 .T7
    Traubel, Horace. With Walt Whitman in Camden. 6 Vols.
    New York, Rowman and Littlefield, Inc., 1961.
    Imprint varies. Vol. I has facsimile of Last Will and Testament tipped in.
  149. SC-A PS 3098 .A2 1903
    Trowbridge, John T. "Walt Whitman-With Glimpses of Chase and O'Connor." In his My Own Story, with Recollections of Noted Persons.
    Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1903.
  150. SC-A PS 3238 .W35 1969
    Walling, William English. Whitman and Traubel.
    New York, Haskell House Publishers, ltd., 1969.
    Reprint of 1916 edition.
  151. SC-A PS 3231 .U52 c.2
    Walt Whitman; Man, Poet, Philosopher. Three Lectures Presented under the Auspices of The Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund.
    Washington, Library of Congress Reference Department, 1955.
    1969 reissue. Essays by Gay Wilson Allen, Mark Van Doren & David Daiches.
  152. SC-A PS 3231 .W35 c.2
    Waskow, Howard J. Whitman: Explorations in Form.
    Chicago, University of Chicago Press, c1966.
  153. SC-A PG3328 .Z6 W4 c.2
    Westbrook, Perry D. The Greatness of Man; an Essay on Dostoyevsky and Whitman.
    New York, Thomas Yoseloff, c1961.
  154. SC-A PS 3231 .B48 c.2
    White, William, editor. The Bicentennial Walt Whitman; Essays from The Long-Islander.
    Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1976, c1977
    (Issued as a supplement to The Walt Whitman Review).
  155. SC-A PS 3231 .A515
    White, William, editor. 1980: Leaves of Grass at 125.
    Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1980.
  156. SC-A PS 3238 .W36
    White, William, editor. Walt Whitman In Our Time; Four Essays by Roy P. Basler, William Meredith, Edwin Haviland Miller, and James E. Miller, Jr.
    Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1970.
    (Issued as a supplement to The Walt Whitman Review).
  157. SC-A PS 3238 .W55 c.2
    Willard, Charles B. Whitman's American Fame, The Growth of His Reputation in America After 1892.
    Providence, R.I., Brown University, 1950.
    Photocopy of Brown University thesis.
  158. SC-A PS 3231 .W5
    Winwar, Frances. American Giant, Walt Whitman and his Times.
    New York & London, Harper & Brothers, c 1941.
    First edition.
  159. SC-A PS 141 .W6 c.2
    Wolfe, Theodore F. "A Day with the Good Gray Poet." In his Literary Shrines; The Haunts of Some Famous American Authors.
    Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, c1895.
    Edition de Luxe. Five hundred and twelve copies printed on Dutch hand-made paper for subscribers. This is no. 25. In the original blue cloth.
  160. SC-A PS 3238 .P36 c.2
    Zimmerman, Lester F., editor. Papers on Walt Whitman.
    Tulsa, University of Oklahoma Press, c1970.
    (University of Tulsa Monograph Series, no.11).


  1. SC-A PS 3501 .R65 W3 c.2
    Aronin, Ben. Walt Whitman's Secret.
    Chicago, Argus Books, 1955.
    Biographical novel.
  2. SC-A PS 3509 .R5 S72 c.2
    Erskine, John. The Start of the Road.
    New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, c1938.
    Biographical novel. Signed presentation copy from the author.
  3. SC-A KF368 .H27 A3
    Harned, Thomas B. Memoirs of Thomas B. Harned, Walt Whitman's Friend and Literary Executor.
    Hartford, Transcendental Books, c1972.
    Edited with a detailed index by Peter Van Egmond.
  4. SC-A PS 3523 .I93 S6 1927
    Livezey, Herman. Sleet.
    Camden, N.J., The Walt Whitman Foundation, 1927.
    Poetry. First edition, signed by the poet.
  5. SC-A PS 2486 .O5 T47
    O'Connor, William Douglas. Three Tales.
    Boston & New York, Houghton, Mifflin & Co; Cambridge, The Riverside Press, 1892. First edition. Preface by Whitman in which be tells of his long friendship with O'Connor. O'Connor wrote The Good Gray Poet in defense of Whitman. In the original green cloth.
  6. SC-A PS 3529 .V47 A57
    Overton, Grant M. The Answerer.
    New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1921.
    First edition of this biographical novel. Signed presentation copy from David Goodale to Robert Hubach.
  7. SC-A PS 3224 .S3 1923
    Saunders, Henry S., comp. Parodies on Walt Whitman.
    Preface by Christopher Morley. New York, American Library Service, 1921.
  8. (folder)
    White, William. "How to Become Eminent; or, Life Among the Feinberg Mss., 1961."
    Reprinted from The Walt Whitman Birthplace Bulletin, Vol IV, no. 4, July 1961.
  9. SC-A M 1533 .G28 I3
    Whitman, Walt. I Hear America Singing; Cantata for Mixed Voices.
    Text by Walt Whitman. Music by Harvey B. Gaul. Boston, C.C. Birchard, 1925.
    Piano-vocal score.


  1. SC-A PS 201 .E4 1972
    Asselineau, Roger. "Walt Whitman." In Eight American Authors; A Review of Research and Criticism, edited by James Woodress. New York, W.W. Norton & Company, 1972, c1971.
    (The Norton Library). Revised edition.
  2. SC-A PS 3228 .B5
    A Bibliography of Walt Whitman. Being the Catalog of the Trent Collection of Duke University, compiled by Ellen F. Frey and A Concise Bibliography of the Works of Walt Whitman by Carolyn Wells and Alfred E. Goldsmith. Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, 1965.
    Two volumes in one.
  3. SC-A PS 3228 .F4 c.3
    Detroit Public Library. Walt Whitman; a Selection of the Manuscripts, Books and Association Items gathered by Charles E. Feinberg. Detroit, Public Library, 1955. Catalogue of an Exhibition.
    Laid in:
    1. Clipping about Charles E. Feinberg, Washington Post, May 28, 1969
    2. Reproduction of a program to a Walt Whitman lecture on Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1886. Reproduction distributed on the occasion of an address by Feinberg on Lincoln and Whitman at Bowling Green State University, Feb. 9, 1962.
  4. SC-A PS 3228 .B91
    Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, First Editions and Portraits of Walt Whitman, Formerly the property of the late Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke. - to be dispersed at public sale April 15 and 16...
    Foreword by Christopher Morley. New York, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, 1936.
    Presentation copy from Bliss Perry to David Goodale, April, 1937 at Harvard Library.
  5. SC-A PS 3228 .S53
    Shay, Frank. The Bibliography of Walt Whitman.
    New York, Friedman's, 1920.
    This is number 317 of a limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
  6. SC-A PS 3228 .S76
    Sprague, Harriet Chapman (Jones). A List of Manuscripts, Books, Portraits, Prints, Broadsides, and Memorabilia (in commemoration of the one hundred and twentieth anniversary of the Birth of Walt Whitman. - .)From the Whitman Collection of Mrs. Frank Julian Sprague of New York City. Exhibited at the Library of Congress, 1939.
    Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1939.
  7. SC-A PS 3228 .T3 c.2
    Tanner, James T.F. Walt Whitman; A Supplementary Bibliography: 1961-1967.
    Kent, Ohio; The Kent State University Press, 1968.
    First edition. Excellent supplement to Allen's Walt Whitman Handbook and Supplement.
  8. SC-A PS 3228 .U6
    U.S. Library of Congress. Ten Notebooks and a Cardboard Butterfly Missing from the Walt Whitman Papers. Walt Whitman Manuscripts in the Library of Congress.
    Washington, 1954.
    A circular prepared on the advice of the F.B.I. to identify and describe items discovered missing from the Library's Whitman Collection. One of the missing items was the cardboard butterfly used in the famous butterfly portrait of Whitman.
  9. SC-A PS 3228 .U62 c.2
    U.S. Library of Congress. Reference Department. Walt Whitman--a Catalog Based Upon the Collections of The Library of Congress.
    Washington, Reference Department, The Library of Congress, 1955.
    Inscribed for David [Goodale] from Esther, after our Walt Whitman Show. June 9, 1955. Lists more than 1,000 items. Includes a Feinberg essay, Notes on Whitman Collections and Collectors.
  10. SC-A PS 3228 .U62 1967
    U.S. Library of Congress. Reference Department. Walt Whitman; A Catalog Based Upon the Collections of the Library of Congress.
    Boston, J.S. Canner & Co., 1967.
    A reprint of the original 1952 edition.
  11. SC-A PS 3231 .W43
    Whitman at Auction, 1899-1972.
    Compiled by Gloria A. Francis, Artem Lozynsky. Introduction by Charles E. Feinberg. Detroit, Gale Research Company, 1978.
    First printing. Laid in: A Few Items from Whitman at Auction selected at random by David Goodale for Robert Hubach, March 15, 1979, (signed D.G.).


  1. The American Book Collector v. XII no. 5 January 1962 pp. 8-13: White, William. "An Unpublished Notebook: Walt Whitman in Washington in 1863." Includes entire notebook in facsimile.
  2. Calamus; Walt Whitman Quarterly, International. No. 1-8, September 1969-August 1973.
  3. The Huntington Library Quarterly; A Journal for the History and Interpretation of English and American Civilization, (1) v. X, no. 4, Aug., 1947, pp. 373-389: Smith, Henry Nash, Walt Whitman and Manifest Destiny and (2) v. XIX, no. 1, pp. 1-11: Todd, Edgeley W., "Indian Pictures and Two Whitman Poems" and pp. 81-96: Bowen, Dorothy and Philip Durham, "Walt Whitman Materials in the Huntington Library."
  4. Life, v. 38, no. 25, June 20, 1955, p.113-121: "Paths Walt Whitman Walked."
  5. Modern Language Quarterly. Seattle, University of Washington Press. v. 16, no. 3, Sept., 1955, p. 275-218: Shephard, Esther, Review of Gay Wilson Allen's The Solitary Singer: A Critical Biography of Walt Whitman, 1955.
  6. The Nassau Review. Nassau Community College. Spring, 1965. The Whitman Issue.
  7. Walt Whitman Foundation Bulletin, v. 5, no. 1, April 1952; v.6, no. 1, April 1953; v. 7, no. 1, April 1954.
  8. Walt Whitman Review (v. 1-3 under title, Walt Whitman Newsletter). From v. 2, no. 1, March-June, 1956 to v. 27, no. 1, March 1981.


  1. Framed portrait by M. Klinkicht, from a photograph by Sarony, Union Square, New York. From the Supplement to The Illustrated London News, Nov. 30, 1889.

The Robert Rogers Hubach Collection of Walt Whitman is housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the Center for Archival Collections.