Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; 28 pages
Publisher: New York: Targ Editions, 1980.
An attractive first edition/first printing, limited to 350 copies, in unread Very Fine condition, in glassine, lacking the plain wrapper. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page.
Updike's review of Walt Whitman, often called the greatest American poet for his Leaves of Grass (1855.) Originally given as a talk at the Morgan Library in New York City on October 4, 1977. Eventually reprinted as Whitman's Egotheism.