Skip to main content

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

Add to Wishlist

Author: Walt Whitman

Illustrator: Loren Long


WHITMAN, Walt. When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer. Pictures by Loren Long. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2004. Oblong 4to, [32]pp. Color pictorial boards. Yellow endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the artist, Loren Long, and dated the year of publication.

First edition. Whitman’s “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” is an enduring celebration of imagination, and it is brought to wonderful new life by Loren Long’s lush illustrations, which tell of a boy’s fascination with the heavens.