Mountain Interval.

"The way a crow  Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued": First edition, first printing of ROBERT FROST'S MOUNTAIN INTERVAL; Signed by Him with an 8 line poem

Mountain Interval.

FROST, Robert.

$9,500.00

Item Number: 135499

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921.

First edition, first printing of Frost’s first poetry collection published originally in America. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. First state, with the sixth and seventh lines on page 88 both reading, “You’re further under in the snow—that’s all—,” and the twelfth line on page 93 reading, “When I told her ‘Come” (Crane A4). Signed by the author with a 8 line poem from Dust of Snow, “The way a crow  Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.” Frost’s poem Dust of Snow was first published as Favour in the London Mercury in December 1920 and later reprinted as Snow Dust in the Yale Review in January 1921 before it was collected in Frost’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book New Hampshire in 1923. This inscription is possibly one of the earliest mentions of “Dust of Snow” that wouldn’t be published until 4 years later. In near fine condition, name to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

“A book full of rich contrast, clarity of vision, human appeal and sharp revelation of character” (New York Times), Mountain Interval features some of Frost’s finest verse, including “The Road Not Taken,” “Birches,” “‘Out, Out—” and “The Sound of Trees.”

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