New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1923. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket, inscribed and signed by the author with four lines from the title poem (although here playfully titled "Summer Frost") in his hand: "How high I'd thrust the peaks in summer snow | To tap the upper sky and draw a flow | Of frosty night air on the vale below | Down from the stars to freeze the dew as starry. Robert Frost For Warren C. Rower." Housed in an attractive green clamshell case. Other inscribed copies on the market are either later printings, lacking the dust jacket, or in rough shape, this copy truly surpasses them all.
Robert Frost’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection – a collection that ended up including some his most famous poems, such as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, and “Fire and Ice.” The book was illustrated with woodcuts by J.J. Lankes, a friend of the author. Many of the poems were written while Frost taught English at Middlebury College. Frost, of course, is one of America’s most famous poets. He would win four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and a Congressional Gold Medal in 1960. “Every line of the book is authentic of the North, where nature shrouds herself in a view that one must penetrate before her beauty and her calm majesty become apparent… he has never been more successful than in the present book” (Contemporary New York Times review) Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #1291)
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