72pp, (5.5 x 8.5 inches). NF/VG. Hardcover with dust jacket. Spine very slightly cocked (slanted), otherwise book is crisp, sharp, tight, no markings. White unclipped DJ has 2 little fingernail gouges. Card laid in announcing this as the Walt Whitman Award Winner, 1981.
Very Good in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First edition, first prnt. The Academy of American Poets 1981 Walt Whitman Award announcement card laid-in. Faint beginning foxing on the topedge and foreedge; dustjacket with beginning toning on flap topedges (not immediately apparent). Very Good condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover, Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Near Fine in very good jacket. First edition, 1984. Cloth hardcover with dust jacket, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket, light soiling or discoloration to the page-edges, bad cut-job to last page, soiling or discoloration to the dust jacket, some rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the dust jacket.
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