Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
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. Decorative boards with gilt-stamped olive cloth. In unread Fine condition in alike publisher's plain paper dust-jacket. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page.
Originally given as a talk at the Morgan library, in New York City on October 4, 1977, eventually reprinted as Whitman's Egotheism. Updike's review of Walt Whitman, often called the greatest American poet for his Leaves of Grass (1855).