Angel Hair Books, 1969. Item #787
Side-stapled wrappers. Cover by Alex Katz. There are 500 copies in the edition; 10 copies lettered A–J, signed by the author and artist, with an additional work by the author; 26 copies numbered 1–26 and signed by the author and artist; 464 copies in a trade edition. This is no. 5 of 26 and is signed by author and artist. Berkson writes: "The poems in Shining Leaves I wrote entirely at Yaddo, the wondrous, disastrous summer of 1968. Two months or so in a room 'haunted' for writing: I could do nothing else; every time I began to read or just look out the window, poem fiends would start up." (The Angel Hair Anthology, p. 575) A clean, near fine copy with a 1/4 in. chip to rear cover at spine. The interior is fine, the staples are strong and the corners sharp.