Signed Limited Edition, Includes a Fair-copied Poem of Seventeen Lines in Frost's Hand and Inscribed by the Poet

    Robert Frost. A Witness Tree. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1942.

    Limited to 735 copies of which this is number 471, signed by Frost on the limitation page. Octavo. 91 pages.

    Publisher's green quarter cloth with decorative green boards and gold stamping. Boards have minor rubbing with darkening to the edges and a few small scuffs. There is a half-inch dampstain on the top page edges that does not affect the internal sheets. Very good.

    In addition to the regular signature that accompanies this limited edition, Frost has written the poem The Gift Outright by hand on the blank page preceding the limitation page. He has additionally signed it to "Peter Poor" and dated it April 1942. Interestingly, the handwritten version differs from the printed version on line nine. The printed version has "Until we found it was ourselves", while the written version has " Until we found out that it was ourselves". It is unknown whether this was intentional or an honest error by Frost.

    A very good copy with an amazing full-page poem handwritten by the author. Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize.

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