New York: Henry Holt And Company, 1915. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue linen covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text within double borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine slightly rubbed and with faint deprivations due to silverfish having consumed small bits of starch from the cloth at the forward 1 1/2" of the front board. One of only 750 copies printed. This is the very uncommon first American printing of Frost's first book. It has the issue point of the word "Aind" on the last line of page 14 which was corrected to "And" in the second printing of the title. The other typo in both this printing and in the British printing, which was not corrected until 1923, is located on page 62 line 16 where "witch-hazel" is appears as "wich-hazel". A tight, clean and handsome copy with strong joints and hinges and absolutely no prior ownership markings.(Crane, A2.1) (Inventory #: TB28485)
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