1932 · London
by Frost, Robert
London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1932. First Edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches; 210 x 135 mm), 32 pages, including the wrappers, in stitched self-wrappers. A collection of 24 poems, including some of his most famous works, such as The Road Not Taken, Mending Wall, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and others. The binding is rather odd, to say the least. The publishers took simulated linen paper and pasted it over the original self-wrappers. They cut a panel in the front cover exposing only "Robert Frost" in the title. (Indeed, you can see the original lettering if you hold both wrappers up to the light.) This is "Binding B," according to the standard Frost bibliography, Robert Frost: A Descriptive Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, University of Virginia. Compiled by Joan St. C. Crane. Crane A16. Copies of this fragile volume are scarce to the market. SCARCE.
CONDITION: Some paper loss to spine, closed tears to lower wrapper, creasing to both wrappers, general handling wear. A Good or better copy in the "B" binding. (Inventory #: 1509)