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A Considerable Speck
[Boston: Printed by Dard Hunter, Jr., 1939. First separate edition, one of fewer than 100 copies. Large initial in light brown, fly type ornament border. 1 p. single folio. Folio (5-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches). Self wrappers, uncut on handmade wove paper. Light toning and creasing, small dampstain on lower edge. First separate edition, one of fewer than 100 copies. Large initial in light brown, fly type ornament border. 1 p. single folio. Folio (5-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches). The limited Dard Hunter printing of Frost's "A Considerable Speck," the poem first appearing in the Atlantic Monthly, July 1939. With a copy laid-in of a small broadside from The Colonial Society of Massachusetts detailing the poem's printing history: "This poem was written and delivered by Robert Frost at the Annual Dinner on November twenty-first, 1939. It has been printed by Mr. Dard Hunter, Jr. from the first font of type that he has cut and cast himself, and is one of the first pieces of printing. It is on hand-made paper, made by him and his father, an authority on paper, with whom he is associated at the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ..." Crane A24
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