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    Robert Frost. Steeple Bush. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First edition, first printing (printed at the Spiral Press, New York). Limited edition, number 706 of 751 copies signed by Frost. Also includes an autograph poem signed, "A Tuft of Flowers" bound in volume. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 159 mm) 63 pages. Bound in sage green binding, with gilt illustrations to the front cover, housed in the publisher's sage green slipcase. Mild wear to book and slipcase. Overall in very good condition.

    Limited edition signed presentation copy of A Steeple Bush, with an autograph poem signed by Robert Frost bound into the volume, which is an autograph portion of his poem "A Tuft of Flowers." Handwritten and signed by Frost in blue fountain pen, the poem, originally titled "The Tuft of Flowers," was included in A Boy's Will, Frost's first commercially published book of poems from 1915. Of this particular poem, Frost commented that it represented his coming back towards people, and considered it one of his best. Poem reads in full, "A Tuft of Flowers / But he turned first and led my eye to look / At a tall tuft of flowers beside a brook - / A leaping tongue of bloom the scythe had spared / Beside a reedy brook the scythe had bared. / The mower in the dew had loved them thus / By leaving them to flourish, not for us, / Nor yet to draw one thought of ours to him, / But from sheer morning gladness at the brim... / Robert Frost / For Eugene R. Petty / December 25, 1959." Poem is bound into the book preceding the limitation page.

    A beautiful limited edition signed presentation copy of this work.


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