First Edition. Very Good. Item #5339
Easthampton: Press of the Sea Turtle, [ca. 1990s]. Signed by the author and numbered 18 of 426 copies (400 numbered on Strathmore Pastelle paper and 26 lettered on Japanese Paper). Designed by Alan James Robinson after an engraving by Durer; printed by Harold Patrick McGrath.
Quarto (9.25" x 5.5"); [iv]pp. Printed in red and black with copper sun to cover illustration. Clean and crisp with no significant signs of shelfwear or handling.
Text of Jong's poem "Holding onto the Light" with "Happy Light Year" greeting signed in print "Molly, Erica & Ken." This copy from the personal library of author and columnist William Safire. Scarce, with no examples found either in the trade, institutional holdings, or the auction record at time of cataloging.