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A Considerable Speck by  Robert Frost - Hardcover - Proof copies of the first separate edition - 1939 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

A Considerable Speck

by Frost, Robert

Condition: Some minor smudging and marginal soiling to uncorrected proof; final proof is fine. Laid in a custom green cloth chemise


[Boston: Printed by Dard Hunter, Jr., 1939. Proof copies of the first separate edition. 2 proof copies: one uncorrected page proof of the 33-line poem, without the printed title page, and with printer's manuscript corrections and directions in red ink; and one final proof copy, with "Original Proof" printed on title-page; both uncut on cream wove paper watermarked "HANDMADE". 2 single folio gatherings (380 x 285 mm). Some minor smudging and marginal soiling to uncorrected proof; final proof is fine. Laid in a custom green cloth chemise. Proof copies of the first separate edition. 2 proof copies: one uncorrected page proof of the 33-line poem, without the printed title page, and with printer's manuscript corrections and directions in red ink; and one final proof copy, with "Original Proof" printed on title-page; both uncut on cream wove paper watermarked "HANDMADE". 2 single folio gatherings (380 x 285 mm). Printer's Proof Copies. Laid in is a photocopy of the handbill titled "The Colonial Society of Massachusetts" detailing the poem's history: "This poem was written and delivered by Fobert Frost at the Annual Dinner on November twenty-first, 1939. It has been printed by Mr. Dard Hunter, Jr. from the first font of type that he has cut and cast himself, and is one of the first pieces of printing. It is on hand-made paper, made by him and his father, an authority on paper, with whom he is associated at the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at Massachusetts Institute of Technology...." A Considerable Speck was first printed in the Atlantic Monthly in July, 1939. The first separate edition consisted of fewer than 100 copies, according to Crane. These proofs are extremely rare, if not unique. Crane A24


  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: 237379
  • Title: A Considerable Speck
  • Author: Frost, Robert
  • Format/binding: 2 proof copies: one uncorrected page proof of the 33-line poem, without the printed title page, and with printer's manuscri
  • Book condition: Used - Some minor smudging and marginal soiling to uncorrected proof; final proof is fine. Laid in a custom green cloth chemise
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Proof copies of the first separate edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed by Dard Hunter, Jr.
  • Place: [Boston
  • Date published: 1939
  • Keywords: Poetry | Private Press | American | Robert Frost
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature; Private Press;


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