“CONTEMPLATE TRUTH UNTIL IT BURNS YOUR EYES OUT”: Signed Limited First Edition of Robert Frost's A Masque of Mercy
A Masque of Mercy.
Item Number: 74744
New York: Henry Holt, 1947.
Signed limited first edition, one of 751 numbered copies, this is number 67. Octavo, original half cloth, original slipcase. Fine in a near fine slipcase. An exceptional example.
A Masque of Mercy, which is a modern rendition of the Book of Jonah, is the second of a pair of blank verse plays composed by Frost “on the linked subjects of justice and mercy, and the reason men applied toward the understanding of both” (Thompson and Winnick, 117).