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Complete Poems

Carl Sandburg


SANDBURG, Carl. Complete Poems. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1950). Large octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.

First trade edition of Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, signed by him.

"With Sandburg it is the body of the work that weighs, the sum of it, a whole quite literally greater than the total of its parts… Sandburg had a subject—and the subject was belief in man" (Archibald MacLeish). Sandburg's only Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection includes the poems of Chicago Poems, Cornhuskers, Smoke and Steel, Slabs of the Sunburnt West, Good Morning, America, The People, Yes, and a section of newly-collected poems from 1934 to 1950. Heise 41.

Book clean, corners gently bumped; dust jacket with light edge-wear. A near-fine signed copy.

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