New York: Delacorte Press, 1970. J. K. Lambert. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. 8vo, gray cloth with silver & black lettering on spine and decorative front cover, profusely illustrated by J. K. Lambert with reproductions of delicate pen & ink drawings of lovers, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with a Lambert nude woman being given a rose, ochre endpapers with Lambert illustrations, xxxiii, [xxxiv] + 134, [135:illustration] pages +  Colophon. Fine / Fine. Item #3587
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally. There are a couple of small black streaks on the lower page edges that might be remainder marks but overall to our way of thinking are of little import. Love poems with delicate expressive illustrations suitable for everyone.
Walter "Walt" Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. He shared in the transition between Transcendentalism and Realism. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the "father of free verse." His poetry collection Leaves of Grass caused a sensation for its overt sexuality.