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    Robert Frost. Five Books, Including the First American Edition of His First Book, and Four Books Signed by the Poet, including: A Boy's Will. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. First American edition, first issue ("aind" for "and" on page 14). Small octavo. ix, 63 pages. Full blue linen with gilt titles. Extremities rubbed. Ink gift inscription dated 1915. A very good copy in a custom quarter leather and linen box and chemise by J. MacDonald of Norwalk, Connecticut. Frost's first book, in a printing of 750 copies. [And:] North of Boston. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. Third edition. Small octavo. ix, 137 pages. Full blue linen with gilt titles. Minimal rubbing to extremities. Signed by Frost on the front free endpaper. [And:] A Masque of Reason. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1945]. First trade edition, first printing. Octavo. 23 pages. Dark blue linen with gilt spine. Signed on front free endpaper by Frost at Ripton, Vermont. Fine in dust jacket. [And:] Aforesaid. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1954]. Special edition in celebration of Frost's 80th birthday, limited to 650 signed copies (500 of which were for sale), this copy being number 283. Octavo. xiii, 114 pages. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Full green cloth with gilt-stamped panels. Minor foxing to both sides of frontispiece leaf. Spine lightly darkened. Otherwise, a near fine copy in sunned publisher's green slipcase. [And:] West-Running Brook. New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1928]. Special edition limited to 1,000 copies, of which this is number 662, signed by the author. Octavo. viii, 58 pages. Frontispiece and three additional woodcut illustrations behind tissue guards, all signed in pencil by artist J. J. Lankes. Cloth-backed boards over colorful maple leaf patterned paper. Gilt titles to spine; top edge gilt. Paper on back board very slightly rubbed. A fine copy in lightly worn publishers slipcase.

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