Robert Frost (1874-1963)
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Robert Frost (1874-1963)

A BOY'S WILL. 1913

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Robert Frost (1874-1963)
A Boy's Will. 1913
FROST, Robert (1874-1963). A Boy's Will. London: David Nutt 1913. 

First edition, first issue, binding A. Presentation copy to his friend and fellow poet Wilfrid W. Gibson, inscribed by Frost on the front free endpaper: W.W.G. / from / R.F. / Sept. 1913. ‘Among the special friendships formed by Robert Frost during his period in England in 1912-1915 was that with the [Georgian] poet Wilfrid W. Gibson, whose neighbour he became in Gloucestershire early in 1914’ (Robert Frost 100). Of roughly 1000 copies of the first edition, approximately 350 were issued by Nutt in bindings A and B, before the company went into bankruptcy after the First World War. Crane A2.

Octavo (193 x 130mm). (Light spotting.) Original bronze pebbled cloth, edges uncut (spine a little faded and with ends slightly rubbed); cloth slipcase. Provenance: William E. Stockhausen (sale, Part II, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 14 December 1974, lot 704) – Christie’s, New York, 27 October 1995, lot 52.
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