Books by or about Robert Frost
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Robert Frost
(1874 - 1963)

Poet and four time Pulitzer Prize winner.
His writings included such memorable works as:
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening,
The Road Not Taken, Birches and Fire and Ice.

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  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert with an engraving by Thomas W. Nason: A-Wishing Well.  New York: Spiral Press, 1959. First Edition. Near fine in printed wove paper wraps with a staple binding with some mild rusting of the two staples. This is a single poem issued as a Christmas greeting in a pamphlet form. Thomas W. Nason provided the wood engravings within this publication. A 24mo measuring 5 3/4" tall by 3 7/8" deep containing 8 leaves. (Crane B31)
    TB28075  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  A Boy's Will.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, 1915. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue linen covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text within double borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine slightly rubbed and with faint deprivations due to silverfish having consumed small bits of starch from the cloth at the forward 1 1/2" of the front board. One of only 750 copies printed. This is the very uncommon first American printing of Frost's first book. It has the issue point of the word "Aind" on the last line of page 14 which was corrected to "And" in the second printing of the title. The other typo in both this printing and in the British printing, which was not corrected until 1923, is located on page 62 line 16 where "witch-hazel" is appears as "wich-hazel". A tight, clean and handsome copy with strong joints and hinges and absolutely no prior ownership markings.(Crane, A2.1)
    TB28485  $600.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  Collected Poems of Robert Frost.  Garden City, NY: Halcyon House, (1939). Reprint of 1939. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches with slight fading to the cloth over the spine and light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. 436 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Frost from a photograph. A collection of Frost's poetry and prose from his books and other publications including: A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, New Hampshire, A Further Range Taken Doubly, Taken Singly, Ten Mills, The Outlands, Building Soil, Afterthought, and A Witness Tree,
    TB30647  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  Complete Poems of Robert Frost.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature in the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with only touches of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a poor, unclipped dust jacket with a large 4" wide by 1 1/2" deep chip from the upper edge of the front panel, a 1" V shaped chip from the lower edge of the same and numerous short closed tears around the edges of the panels and spine area. 642 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Frost from a photograph (Crane, A35.1)
    TB30604  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  From Snow To Snow.  New York: Henry Holt & Company, (1936). First Edition, Keepsake Edition. Very good+ in printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo of 8 5/16 by 5 1/4 inches with the covers well worn particularly over the folded spine and the fore edges. There is a prior owner's name (Laura Woolsey Lord Scales) near the upper edge of the fly title page. Mrs. Scales was the Dean of Students at Smith College for twenty-two years before retiring in 1944. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 300 copies produced with this copy appearing at The Hampshire Bookshop (1916-1936) Twentieth Anniversary Week where "Robert Frost was the guest of honor on the evening of April 16, 1936". This two page notice of this event is laid-in at the front of the book and on the second page of this announcement appears a facsimile copy of a handwritten letter from Frost to Miss Dodd extolling the wonders of her small town, bookshop in Northampton, Massachusetts. 20 pages of poetry conforming to Binding A as described by Joan St. Crane in her bibliography of Frost's works. A collection of twelve poems selected by Frost to represent each month of a year, including Storm Fear, A Winter Eden, To The Thawing Wind, Blue-Butterfly Day, Spring Pools, The Tuft Of Flowers, The Mountain, The Oven Bird, The Cow In Apple Time, The Road Not Taken, Good-Bye And Keep Cold, and Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening. (Crane, A20)
    TB30324  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  A Further Range.  New York: Henry Hot and Company, 1936. First Edition. Fine in reddish heavy cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. In a good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket which has been damaged by insect predation across the upper edges of the spin area and panels. 102 pages. A collection of 51 poems. This title won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. (Crane A21.1)
    TB29216  $65.00



  • Frost, Robert:  In The Clearing.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962. First Edition, First printing. Fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a short closed tear with related creasing at the upper edge of the spine area. A collection of 39 poems. 101 pages of text.
    TB25883  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandFord, Caroline:  The Less Traveled Road.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College, 1935. First Edition. Near fine in heavy marble paper wraps over a sewn binding with a paper title label on the front cover. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 inches with a prior owner's name and address on the fly title page. Without a dust jacket as issued. A Radcliff Honors Theses in English Number 4. 59 pages including a bibliography, chapter notes and text.
    TB30644  $25.00



  • Untermeyer, Louis:  The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in heavy white covered boards with black and green text on the spine. There is a gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very good+ dust jacket with the original price clipped from the front flap and with light wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area and at the ends of the panels at the folds to the flaps. A compilation of a huge body of letters sent by Robert Frost to his friend Louis Untermeyer from March 22, 1915 to January 12, 1959 highlighting not only a deep friendship but many previously unknown facts about the great poet. 388 pages of text.
    TB22238  $12.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  A Masque Of Mercy.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First edition. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with only hints of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area which is faded as is typical for this title's jacket. 39 pages of dialogue in blank verse. "The setting is a bookstore late at night." The script follows a similar format as introduced in Frost's earlier work: A Masque of Reason. (Crane A31.1)
    TB26520  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  A Masque of Reason.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1945. First Trade Edition. Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with In a good price clipped dust jacket with a 1" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area, small chips from the corners of the panels and rubbing at the folds. 23 pages of dialog in blank verse. (Crane A27.1)
    TB20904  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandCoffin, Tristram:  New Poetry of New England: Frost and Robinson.  Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and light blue paper covered boards with gilt text and decoration on the spine and dark blue text on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches with a prior owner's name and date of "1937" on the first free end page and with minor spots of foxing to the fore edge of the text block. Without a dust jacket. 148 pages of text. A collection of six lectures by Tristram Coffin made for the Percy Turnbull Memorial Lectureship in Poetry.
    TB30645  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  North Of Boston.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, 1915. First Edition printed in America, First Printing. Very good+ in blue-gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text surrounded with a bold, double border on the front board. A 12 mo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and very slight foxing to the fore edges of the first six pages. Many of the pages in this copy remain unopened. Without a dust jacket. Although the copyright page states both "First Edition" and "Second Edition" this volume is considered the first edition printed in the United States. (Crane, 3.2) 137 pages. A collection of 15 poems to include "Good Hours" which did not appear in the earlier British edition and is not listed on the contents page. Scarce as only 1,300 copies were produced.
    TB30217  $450.00



  • Click on Image to expandLathem, Edward Connery (Editor):  The Poetry of Robert Frost.  New York: Holt, Rinehart And Winston, (1967). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with silver colored text on a black title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine. Without its issued dust jacket. 607 pages including an index of first lines and titles.
    TB30901  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMorrison, Kathleen:  Robert Frost A Pictorial Chronicle.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and tan paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 7". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with a minor 1/2" closed tear to the rear panel and two, small faint tea stains to the front panel. 133 pages of text and illustrated with black and white photographs. A very handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings, names or book plates.
    TB26882  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expandBradley, David:  Robert Frost A Tribute to the Source.  New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bold copper colored text stamping on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with dark blue end sheets with a small gift inscription on the verso of the second free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. 165 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Frost and 48 color photographic plates by David Jones.
    TB27653  $10.00



  • Burnshaw, Stanley:  Robert Frost Himself.  New York: George Braziller, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. In a fine dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap. A biography of Robert Frost. 342 pages including an index, reference notes, chronoplogy, text and illustrated with one section of black and white photographs.
    TB16788  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandCox, Sidney:  Robert Frost Original Ordinary Man.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, (1929). First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 white cloth and brown paper covered boards with brown text stamping on the spine. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches with the frontispiece roughly removed and with two prior owner's names written in ink on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 1,000 copies printed and bound with this copy identified as number 533 and signed by the author. 43 pages of text. A tribute to Robert Frost.
    TB30642  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  Selected Poems.  New York: Henry Holt And Company, (1937). Third Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in light blue cloth covered boards with a gilt text on the spine and a gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2 inches with a prior owner's initials at the upper edge of the front paste down and the cloth on the spine tanned. Without its scarce dust jacket. 247 pages containing a collection of 73 poems reprinted from Mountain Interval, New Hampshire, North of Boston, A Boy's Wiil, and West Running Brook to include The Death Of The Hired Man, Mending Wall, The Wood-Pile, The Road Not Taken and A Time To Talk.
    TB30605  $75.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesFrost, Robert:  Steeple Bush.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 cloth and light blue-green paper covered boards with gilt text on a black background on the spine and a gilt image of a flower on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 1/8 inches. Without its original glassine jacket; however, the book is contained within a near fine paper covered slipcase one edge near its opening beginning to show cracking of the paper at the corner. One of only 751 signed, limited edition copies printed with this copy signed by Frost and identified as number 123. A collection of 43 poems containing the following: A Young Birch, One Step Backward Taken, An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box, The Night Light, Were I in Trouble, In the Long Night, A Steeple on the House, The Middleness of the Road, Two Leading Lights, A Cliff Dwelling, It Bids Pretty Fair, The Planners, The Ingenuities of Debt and others. 62 pages of poetry followed by a page of notes printed on white wove paper. (Crane A30)
    TB28979  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  Steeple Bush.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on a black background on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with light rubbing to the cloth a the heel of the spine. In a very good + dust jacket with the original $2.50 price intact on the front flap with modest wear to the ends of the spine area. A collection of 43 poems containing the following: A Young Birch, One Step Backward Taken, An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box, The Night Light, Were I in Trouble, In the Long Night, A Steeple on the House, The Middleness of the Road, Two Leading Lights, A Cliff Dwelling, It Bids Pretty Fair, The Planners, The Ingenuities of Debt and others. 62 pages of poetry followed by a page of notes. (Crane A30.1)
    TB26516  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  A Way Out A One Act Play.  New York: The Harbor Press, 1929. First Edition, Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 black leather and yellow-orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4 by 4 5/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. One of only 485 copies printed by the Harbor Press. This copy is out of series. 19 numbered pages of text printed on laid paper preceded by a preface which is signed by the author. (Crane, A-11) A beautiful, fresh, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28980  $350.00



  • Click on Image to expandFrost, Robert:  West-Running Brook.  New York: Henry Holt, 1928. First Edition, First State. Very good+ in 1/4 dark green cloth and green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and decorated end sheets. The cloth at the head of the spine shows modest rubbing, the paper is rubbed through over the lower tips of the boards and there is a gift inscription written on the first free end page. The paper label on the front board is clean and without any nicks, tears or chips. The gilt text on the spine is bright and easily read. Without its issued dust jacket. This copy is a first state of the first edition as the slug "First Edition" does not appear on the copyright page; and with "roams" instead of "romps" on the last line of page 44. (Crane, A10) 64 pages containing 39 poems with four, full page wood block illustrations by J.J. Lankes. Laid-in at the front of the book is a prospectus for this title with a sample woodcut by the illustrator, J. J. Lankes.
    TB30215  $100.00






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