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A Witness Tree

By Frost, Robert




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A Witness Tree

FROST, ROBERT

New York: Henry Holt, 1942. First Edition. A little bumped; very good plus in dust jacket. Presented by Frost, inscribing this copy with the fifteen line poem “I Could Give All To Time,” published in this collection. Titled by Frost and signed by him with the notation, “To Harry R. Farjeon/ Cambridge/ 1942.” This last name is uncommon enough for it to seem likely that the recipient was a relative of Frost’s close friend in England, Eleanor Farjeon.

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

Henry Holt, 1942 A very good first printing (so stated on the copyright page) with a long inscription by Frost on the front free endpaper, quoting from The Gift Outright. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. This book comes with a certificate of authenticity which guarantees the signature and the inscription.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

New York: Holt, 1942. First edition, one of 775 numbered and signed copies. Additionally inscribed by Frost for Erle Bernheimer, the great collector of his work, with the two-line poem "The Secret Sits" (from page 71 in the book) written out, signed and dated April 23, 1942, publication day. Original cloth backed pattern-paper boards, fine, in original card slipcase and custom chemise and case. Four uncancelled Joseph Pulitzer memorial postage stamps are affixed to the front endpaper, in commemoration of the volume's winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1943, the fourth time Frost won the award.

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WITNESS TREE

Frost Robert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. First edition, first printing, A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FROST, to a friend and colleague at Harvard University WITH A HANDWRITTEN POEM, SIGNED and dated by him. With portrait frontispiece from a sketch by Enit Kaufman. 8vo, original blue/green buckram lettered in gilt within a gilt framework on the upper cover and gilt lettered on the spine, in the publisher's original dustjacket. 63, notes pp. A fine copy, the book near perfect, the jacket a bit mellowed at the spine panel and with minor edge wear. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING AND A FINE AND SCARCE SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY WITH A HANDWRITTEN POEM BY ROBERT FROST. The book is inscribed by Frost to Virginia Proctor, secretary to Harvard President James Byrant Conant. Though Frost tenure at Harvard was short, his friendship with Mrs. Proctor lasted well beyond his years in Cambridge. It was President Conant who first cited Frost as "The Poet of New England" when Frost was given an honorary degree of Litt.D. in 1937. In 1938 Frost resigned from Amherst and was elected to Harvard's Board of Overseers and that year also saw him placed in the English department at the university. Conant reappointed Frost for the years 1939 through 1942. This book was inscribed to Ms. Proctor at roughly the end of the academic year, in late April, on the 23rd, publication day of the book, during his last year at Harvard. Though Frost's formal ties with Harvard would end in that year, his association with Virginia Proctor would continue for many years following. INCLUDED WITH HIS INSCRIPTION TO PROCTOR IS THE HANDWRITTEN TWO-LINE POEM 'THE SECRET SITS', which is published on page 71 of the book. Thus, the entire inscription reads; "We dance round in a ring and suppose / But the secret sits in the middle and knows / Robert Frost / To Virginia Proctor / April 23 1942 / Harvard In addition to the poem Mr. Frost has penned in his inscription, A WITNESS TREE includes 44 others, including such classics as “Come In”, “The Gift Outright”, “The Lesson for Today”, “The Rabbit Hunter” and “Trespass”.

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A Witness Tree.

Frost, Robert.

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. An early printing: June 1942 on the copyright page (the first edition was published in April). With dust jacket identical in description to the first edition dust jacket in Crane: $2.00 price on front flap, etc [Crane A25.1] Inscribed by Frost on the front free endpaper with the poem The Secret Sits, which is in this collection: "We dance round in a ring and suppose / But the Secret sits in the middle and Knows / For F.W. Chandler / November 4, 1942" Near Fine. In dust jacket with two closed tears on back cover, some wear at extremities; the general appearance of the jacket is VG. . Signed. Near Fine/Very Good.

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942 First edition, early printing (June - 3 months after the first printing). Inscribed by Frost to the front free endpaper: "Zeita M. Burke / the best wishes of / Robert Frost / Bread Loaf 1942". Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece by Enit Kaufman. Publisher's coarse blue cloth, stamped in gilt, red top stain; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with a tree illustration by Alan Haemer to the front panel. A fine copy, with a hint of light toning to the extremities, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and minor chipping to the extremities, minor toning to the spine and panels, a hint of light rubbing to the hinges. Overall, a fresh and attractive copy. Robert Frost inscribed this copy to Zeita Burke, a Connecticut native, at the Bread Loaf School of English, the graduate school of English at Middlebury College in Vermont. Frost first came to the school in 1921 a year after its founding and inspired the development of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1926. Frost returned to the campus annually for 42 years, including 29 sessions of the Writer's Conference. A Witness Tree is Frost's seventh book of poems, which earned him the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. This volume's 42 poems are organized into four sections: "One or Two," which includes "Carpe Diem" and "A Cloud Shadow;" "Time Out," which contains "The Lost Follower" and "It Is Almost the Year Two Thousand;" "Quantuala," which includess "The Secret Sits" and "A Semi-Revolution;" and "Over Back," which contains "A Nature Note" and "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus." Already an established and beloved poet, A Witness Tree, which the dust jacket correctly promised would substantiate still further his claim to permanence and importance," earned Frost his 4th and final Pulitzer Prize.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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A Witness Tree

FROST, Robert

First edition. Limited to 735 copies printed at the Spiral Press and signed by Frost. Crane A25 Tall 8vo, frontispiece portrait, original cloth-backed paste-paper boards, publisher's slipcase

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

Henry Holt, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Inscribed and signed by Frost on front free endpaper: "For Estelle Topmiller / from / Robert Frost / Hanover New Hampshire / 1943." Cloth hardcover clean and sharp, no jacket. Interior clean and tight. Laid in is an ink note dated October 11, 1943 in which "John A." explains to "Stell" that the he secured the dedication from Frost on the previous day, when he spent 45 minutes with him.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.

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A WITNESS TREE

Frost, Robert

New York: Holt, 1942. Cloth and pastepaper boards. Portrait. Hint of rubbing at toe of spine, otherwise fine in intact slipcase with mild discoloration at edges of one panel. First edition, limited issue. One of 735 numbered copies, signed by the author. CRANE A24.

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. First edition. Small bit of offsetting to to pages where a newspaper-corner was once inserted, else fine in very slightly rubbed slipcase.. 8vo, cloth-backed decorative boards. The limited issue, one of 735 numbered copies signed by Frost, designed and printed by the Spiral Press.

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

New York: Henry Holt. Fine with no dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. A fine limited edition copy, #715/735, in publisher's slipcase. Slipcase is worn, chipped, and is missing the top edge. Signed by Frost to limitation page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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A WITNESS TREE

Frost, Robert

New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston , 1942. First Edition. Hardcover (issued without a dust jacket). Fine. Cloth-backed dec. boards. No. 498 of 735 copies numbered and signed by the author. A Pulitzer Prize-winning collection with "The Silken Tent" and "The Gift Outright" among other significant 20th C. poems. A fine, immaculate copy with matching original slipcase. Crane A25.

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

New York : Henry Holt, 1942. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine copy in a fine slipcase. No prior owner marks. Crane A 25. Limited edition number 498 of 735. SIGNED by Frost on the half title page. .

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A WITNESS TREE

Frost, Robert

New York: Holt, 1942. Cloth and pastepaper boards. Portrait. Modest rubbing to board fore-edges, otherwise a very good or better copy in bit rubbed slipcase with a couple short corner cracks. First edition, limited issue. One of 735 numbered copies, signed by the author.

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A WITNESS TREE

Frost, Robert

New York: Henry Holt, 1942. SIGNED limited edition. Copy # 447 of 735. Beautifully bound and printed by the Spiral Press in New York. Fine (some very limited browning to front pastedown and first free endpaper) in a very good slip case (edgewear at corners). Laid in, in an envelope, is Mary Colum's review from the "New York Times Book Review" of May 3, 1942. . Signed by Author. 1st Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Enit Kaufman (Portrait of Frost).

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A WITNESS TREE

FROST, ROBERT

Henry Holt & Co.. B00183JYJG SIGNED and limited edition. #698 of 735 copies. No slipcase. Patterned green paper covered boards with green cloth spine, all lightly soiled. Tips lightly bumped, top tip text block bumped leaving small impressions. Paper toned, clean and tight interior but for small stain where I suppose someone tried to smooth out those tips. . Very Good.

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A Witness Tree [Signed]

FROST, Robert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1944. Reprint. Octavo; blue-green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; green topstain; 91pp. Signed by Frost at the top of the front endpaper. Spine gilt a bit dulled, with some fading to the topstain; a Near Fine copy of Frost's Pulitzer Prize-winning volume of poetry.

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A WITNESS TREE,

FROST, Robert.

NY: Holt, (1942). First Edition, trade edition.. 8vo, pp. 91. Pencil signature on end paper and front blank. A fine copy in dj. First trade edition from the plates of the limited, signed copy. Crane A25.1. Frost's Pulitzer Prize-winning volume of poetry

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A Witness Tree

Frost, Robert

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY. Hardcover. B000OITAM2 FIRST PRINTING. Clean text. No dust cover. Previous owner name inside front cover. SATISF GNTD + SHIPS W/IN 24 HRS. Ships in a padded envelope with free tracking. 1376n . Good.

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A WITNESS TREE

FROST, Robert

FROST, Robert. A WITNESS TREE [New Poems]. New York:: Henry Holt and Company,, 1942. First trade edition [Crane A25. 1]. . Spine lettering is a bit dull, else a fine copy in dust jacket. The white lettering on the jacket spine is lightly tanned and slightly rubbed at crown, else jacket is fresh and bright. . Octavo, blueish-green cloth, 92 pages.

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