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The Gold Hesperidee
Cortland: The Bibliophile Press, 1935 First edition, first issue of Frost's poem, "The Gold Hesperidee". One of 500 copies, of which 37 copies were reportedly recalled. The Earle J. Bernheimer copy; friend and noted Frost collector. Presentation copy to Frost's friend and noted collector, Earle J. Bernheimer. Signed and inscribed by Frost to Bernheimer in 1936 with the first stanza of "The Gold Hesperidee" transcribed in Frost's hand. Additionaly inscribed with asterisk, "* Said without authority: I/ never tell anyone which are my/ favorites. R. F." Frost refers to the line in the introduction stating: " This poem, one of Mr. Frost's most amusing and whimsical, and of his own favorites." Frost also makes a hand-correction on page 8 changing "upon" to "on". The poem first appeared in the magazine, "Farm and Fireside" in 1921 and never collected in Frost's published books. Publisher's original printed wrappers with silk tie. A very fine copy, housed in a custom case with folding chemise.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.
      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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