"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled": First Edition of Robert Frost's Complete Book of Poems; Inscribed by Him
Complete Poems of Robert Frost.
Item Number: 86755
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1949.
First edition of this collection of poems, which includes the classic “The Road Not Taken.” Octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Robert Frost to Ruth M. Blair Bread Loaf VT 1953.” The recipient was a student at Bread Loaf. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Frontispiece by Clara E. Sipprell. Jacket design by John King.
"The most highly esteemed American poet of the 20th century… T.S. Eliot [in 1959] toasted Frost as 'perhaps the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living,' whose 'kind of local feeling in poetry… can go without universality: the relation of Dante to Florence… of Robert Frost to New England" (ANB). Comprehensive through 1949, this edition includes "Mending Wall," "The Death of a Hired Man," "The Road Not Taken" and "Storm Fear."