According to Seamus Cooney's editor's note, when combined with the first volume also edited by Cooney, the two volumes constitute the first time all the poems of American poet Charles Reznikoff (1894?1976) appeared in print since their initial publication. "Printed February 1977 in Santa Barbara & Ann Arbor for the Black Sparrow Press by Mackintosh and Young & Edwards Brothers Inc. Design by Barbara Martin. This edition is published in paper wrappers; there are 750 hardcover trade copies; 225 hardcover copies numbered & signed by the author; & 26 lettered copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray each containing an original holograph poem by Charles Reznikoff" (colophon). This is copy number 220, => signed by the author at the colophon. 8vo (23.6 cm, 9.25"). 230,  pp. Quarter light blue cloth and light gray paper-covered sides printed in blue and red, and a light gray paper spine label printed in blue and red; minor yellowing to top and bottom edges of boards. Interior is clean.