12 June 2008
FROST, Robert. New Hampshire. New York: Henry Holt, 1923.
8o. Original cloth-backed boards, paper title label on front cover; pictorial dust jacket (some light toning, a few small chips). Provenance: Cornelius Weygandt, literary scholar (inscription on title dated "XI-21-1923").
FIRST TRADE EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY FROST WITH 6 LINES OF VERSE FROM THE POEM "LODGED" on the first blank. "Lodged" first appeared in book form in West-Running Brook in 1928. Cornelius Weygandt was a scholar and professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the early 20th-century. He has signed the title-page and added a few notes in pencil to several poems. New Hampshire was awarded the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Crane A6.
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