"WITH GRATEFUL THOUGHTS": FIRST EDITION OF ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH'S THE UNICORN AND OTHER POEMS, INSCRIBED AND TWICE SIGNED BY HER IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION
LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. The Unicorn and Other Poems, 1935-1955. (New York): Pantheon, (1956). Octavo, original half cream cloth and blue paper boards, original dust jacket. $650.
First trade edition, issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition, signed by her on the title page. additionally inscribed and signed by her in the month after publication to her good friend and neighbor, "For John Oldrin, with grateful thoughts from Anne Lindbergh, October 1956, Scotts Cove."
"As a celebrity and as a writer of nonfiction, magazine articles, fiction, poetry, and the diaries that chronicle her response to personal tragedy, war, and the ups and downs of married life, Anne Lindbergh was a presence in American culture for more than half a century" (ANB). Containing a selection of her poems written from 1935 to 1955, this elegant volume features "a selection of her poetic responses to the 'great experience of life'" (New York Times). Issued simultaneously in a signed limited edition (850 copies). "Published by Pantheon Books on Sept. 10" (New York Times). "First edition" stated on copyright page. John Oldrin, a good friend, neighbor and a frequent correspondent, was the president of Darien Library in Darien Connecticut, where the Lindberghs had a home.
Only faint toning to spine of dust jacket. A lovely inscribed copy in fine condition.