Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1977.
1st edition, simultaneous paperwraps. The winning title in manuscript form of the Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets for 1976. A presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Levis, to fellow poet Judith Minty on the half title page. The inscription reads: "For Judith, / with admiration for / your poems, & for / you. And with / gratitude for your / really luminous / presence when I / read my humble / poems! / Larry" in black ink. Additionally laid in is a copy of the prospectus for THE AFTERLIFE, and a press release from University of Iowa Press announcing the publication. Minimal wear includes light aging to top edge, and sunning to spine, else fine. Levis has also signed his full name to the title page. A nice association copy with a desirable inscription. Item #6233