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Robert Frost
Robert Frost - North of Boston, first edition, inscribed by Frost in 1924
North of Boston Robert Frost London: David Nutt, 1914 First edition, first issue, final binding state, signed by Frost in 1924, the year he won his first Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, with Frost's notation of the location of the cottage in England where he was living when North of Boston was published Condition: Very Good This first edition, first issue, final binding state of the author's second published book is signed by Frost in black ink in four lines on the front free endpaper: "Robert Frost | Amherst 1924 | (Little Iddens, Leddington, | near Ledbury, England, 1914)". Frost and his family moved to Little Iddens in early April, 1914, occupying a two-story cottage with a vegetable garden and orchards of apple, plum, and pear. Mid-May 1914 saw Frost's second published book, North of Boston, which bolstered his newly minted literary reputation and precipitated his return to the United States. In 1924, when this copy was signed, Frost was ensconced at Amherst College and won his first Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. North of Boston opens with the famous poems "The Pasture" and "Mending Wall" and was swiftly hailed by important reviews. Complicating publication history, the 1,000 sets of first edition sheets saw six different binding variants over an eight-year period, due both to transfer of sheets for an American edition and to bankruptcy of the original publisher and resulting sale of remaining first edition sheets. (See Crane, A3, pp.14-15) In 1922, Dunster House Bookshop of Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired the remaining 259 sets of first edition sheets. Of these, 59 were alr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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