New Hampshire. Robert Frost.
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1923.

First trade edition, first printing. An important presentation association copy signed and inscribed by Robert Frost with a quotation from the title poem: "'How high I'd thrust the peaks in summer snow/ To tap the upper sky and draw a flow/ Of frosty air on the vale below/ Down from the stars to freeze the dew as starry.' Robert Frost. For Ruth and Loring Dodd."

Loring Dodd was a Clark University professor who "played host to Robert Frost after reading at Clark University on the night of 5 Jan. 1923," during which Dodd showed Frost copies of the poet’s North of Boston (1914) and Mountain Interval (1916), into which he had inserted a selection of woodcuts by J.J. Lankes that he felt “fitted the poems as though drawn for them.” It was out of this serendipitous encounter that Frost and Lankes’s long-lasting collaborative friendship was born. New Hampshire was published ten months after Frost's encounter with Dodd and featured four woodcuts by Lankes commissioned by Frost.

Bound in publisher's original green paper-covered boards over green cloth spine lettered in gilt, with gold paper label to upper board. Near Fine with light rubbing to corners and spine ends, bookplate of Ruth and Loring Dodd to front pastwdown, photograph of Frost tipped to blank facing contents page, several small, light pencil ticks to margins, newspaper clippings mounted to rear flyleaves. A lovely copy with a fantastic association. Item #140943678

Price: $12,500.00

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