SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF FROST’S COMPLETE POEMS
FROST, Robert. Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949. New York: Henry Holt, 1949. Octavo, original beige cloth, original slipcase. $2200.
Signed limited first edition, number 304 of only 500 copies signed by Frost, with frontispiece photograph of the poet.
"The most highly esteemed American poet of the 20th century… T.S. Eliot [in 1959] toasted Frost as 'perhaps the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living,' whose 'kind of local feeling in poetry… can go without universality: the relation of Dante to Florence… of Robert Frost to New England" (ANB). Comprehensive through 1949, this edition includes "Mending Wall," "The Death of a Hired Man," "The Road Not Taken" and "Storm Fear." First edition: "First Printing" stated on copyright page. Without scarce glassine. Crane A35.
Expertly repaired two inch closed tear to title page, not affecting text; expert repairs to slipcase. An attractive signed copy.