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NEW HAMPSHIRE: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes

(SIGNED First Edition, with ALS, Signed Photograph and Inscribed Woodcut Proof)

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By: Robert Frost (Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes)
Edition: First Edition
Biblio: (Crane A6)
Date: 1923
Published: Henry Holt [New York]
Size (Details): 8vo (113 pages, 4 full page woodcuts, including frontispiece, by Lankes)
Binding: Hardcover (without Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]

Category: Literary Collectibles
From: Chartwell Booksellers
Item Number: 13614

Description: This is the First Trade Edition, without dust jacket, of the collection that won Frost his first Pulitzer Prize, containing the poems "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and "Fire and Ice," among others. The book has been inscribed and signed in ink on the front free endpaper: "For Thomas Jacob, the best wishes of his Western friend, Robert Frost. Amherst, February 1924." The book is in very good condition. Laid-in is an Autograph Letter Signed from Frost to Thomas Jacob, dated December 27, 1924, in the original envelope, together with a small sepia snapshot photograph of Frost, inscribed and signed in ink on the verso: "For Thomas Jacob, from his friend in the United States, Robert Frost."
Also present is one of the original proofs for Lanke's frontis woodcut, inscribed in pencil by Lankes: "To Robert Frost," who has signed it over in pencil, "To Thomas, from Robert Frost," with the added note: "Tentative cut that did not promise as well as the one used in N.H."
An extraordinary assemblage of Frost autograph material, four signed pieces, presented here in a large, purpose-built, quarter-leather green cloth solander.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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