Sunday, September 22, 2013

Recent finds: Signed 1st Robert Frost with poem inscription - 1930 'Collected Poems'

A recent purchase is a signed & inscribed Robert Frost title, 'Collected Poems of Robert Frost', Henry Holt, 1930 1st trade edition (Crane A14.1). Frost has inscribed it with a bit of his (modified) famous lines from 'Two Tramps in Mud Time':
Only where love and need are one/
And the work play for mortal stakes
(signed) Robert Frost

An example of a nice association copy, the previous owner's name R. D. Emerson, who lived nearby Frost on Fayerweather Street in Cambridge, MA. A postcard is included and laid-in with this address postmarked Oct 7th announcing a Robert Frost reading and lecture on Oct 12th, 1935 for Wheaton College's celebration of Founders' Day.

Frost was awarded the 1931 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for this book. 

More information on this and other collectible Robert Frost titles may be found at my bookstore, Northwest Press Books.

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