American Bard. Being the preface to the first edition of Leaves of Grass now restored to its native verse rhythms and presented as a living poem.

By: [Lime Kiln Press] WHITMAN, Walt.

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4to. 35, [1 blank], [3] pp. 2 woodcuts. Half gilt-stamped pig skin over raw India silk; top right edges faintly rubbed. SIGNED by printer William Everson in ink at limitation page. Prospectus laid-in, along with (slightly soiled) invitation to a reception celebration the book's publication, held on 6/3/1981 at the UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library. Near fine. RARE. LIMITED EDITION of 115 numbered copies [#24] printed on a rich ivory rag paper made by Imago Handpaper Mill and bound by Schuberth Bookbindery. This work was issued by Everson as "a structural re-arrangement of Walt Whitman's prose introduction to the first edition of Leaves of Grass, rendered into verse following the characteristic Whitman rhythms—and thus presenting the work as a poem in its own right, with its presumed original form made evident" (Everson, p. 405). Everson, suffering from Parkinson's Disease, retired from the Lime Kiln Press after its publication. It is also the only Lime Kiln work that he both printed and illustrated. Everson, William. The Veritable Years: Poems, 1949-1966 : Including a Selection of Uncollected and Previously Unpublished Poems. Boston: David R. Godine, 1998. First Edition.

Title: American Bard. Being the preface to the first edition of Leaves of Grass now restored to its native verse rhythms and presented as a living poem.

Author Name: [Lime Kiln Press] WHITMAN, Walt.

Categories: Fine Printing,

Publisher: [Santa Cruz, CA]:, Lime Kiln Press, 1981.: 1981

Inscription: Signed

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: LV1800

Keywords: Fine Printing