NEW HAMPSHIRE: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes

(SIGNED First Edition with Signed Photograph, Autograph Letter and Inscribed Woodcut Proof Laid-In)


First American Edition

By: Robert Frost (Woodcuts by J.J. Lankes)

Henry Holt [New York]

Biblio: (Crane A6)

8vo (113 pages, 4 full page woodcuts, including frontispiece, by Lankes)

Hardcover (without Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]

Item Number: 13614

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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. This is the First Trade Edition, without dust jacket, 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, with light rubbing to the cloth. 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 illustrator J.J. 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 with impeccable provenance, presented here in an oversize, purpose-built, quarter-leather green cloth solander.