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Masters, Edgar Lee
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 248, [6] pages ads; VG-/none; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering and black tooling to spine and front cover; spine cocked; slight age-toning and sun-fading to spine, mild wear and rubbing; with tipped in INSCRIBED bookplate to ffep, inscribed by Edgar Lee Masters, October 9, 1936. Loose within is the letter and return envelope the recipient wrote to Masters asking for him to sign his book.; shelved case 0. Spoon River Anthology was originally published in serial form in Reedy's Mirror from May 29, 1914 until January 5, 1915. The poems were attributed initially to the pseudonym Webster Ford. William Marion Reedy, owner, publisher and editor of the magazine revealed the poems' true authorship in November 1914, after 21 weekly entries. The first bound edition of Spoon River Anthology was published by The Macmillan Company in 1915 with a total of 209 poems. Masters added 35 new poems in the 1916 edition, expanding on new characters with connections to some of the originals. Among these new additions were "Andy the Night-Watch", "Isa Nutter," "Plymouth Rock Joe" and "The Epilogue." Dupont.
Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA [Rockville, MD, U.S.A.]

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