Worcester [Massachusetts] Poets.
True, Michael; Foreword by Kunitz, Stanley.
Item Number: 1143
Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Stanley Kunitz, who wrote the foreward on the frontendpaper and dated 11/12/72. Limited to 500 copies.
Other Books by this Author
"I am a woman searching for her savagery even though its doomed": First edition of June Jordan's Passion; Inscribed by her
Boston: Beacon Press, 1980.
First edition of this collection of the poetry of African-American poet June Jordan. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Presentation copy, inscribed by the poet on the front free endpaper, “1984 for Richard Lautz, wishing you courage and joy, always, J. Jordan.” Photograph of Jordan by Sara Miles. In near fine condition. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
"These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep": Robert Frosts New Hampshire; Signed and dated by Him
New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1923.
Early printing of Robert Frost’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo, original cloth, woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page, “Robert Frost Pittsburg (sic) 1929.” In near fine condition. A sharp example of one of Frost’s most well-known works, one that includes, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
"Meantime, it happens to my mortification that painters are just now making a desolation of my house": Rare autograph letter written and signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Autographed letter handwritten and signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. One page, folded and written on both the front and back of the page. The letter reads, “Concord Tuesday Morning 28 June My Dear Sir, I am very happy to hear that my greeting from Miss de Quincey is on its way to me: and I am glad to know that yourself, of whom I had already heard will be the bearer. Meantime, it happens to my mortification that painters are just now making a desolation of my house. Tomorrow my plight will be no better. I think I will come & see you tomorrow afternoon, & we will consent on the best time for me to show you our Concord meadows. I will look for you at the Revere House tomorrow mid-day at 5 1/2 o’ clock in which good hope I am yours respectfully, R.W. Emerson N. Pinder, Esq.” In very good condition. Double matted and framed with a portrait of Emerson. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 20 inches, with an opening in the back of the frame to view the verso of the letter.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891.
First edition, second printing of Emily Dickinson’s second book of poetry. Octavo, original cloth, original gray cloth, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. The second printing contains six typographical errors corrected from the first printing.