Skip to content

Van Zorn; A Comedy In Three Acts

Van Zorn; A Comedy In Three Acts

Click for full-size.

Van Zorn; A Comedy In Three Acts

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington [Kermit Roosevelt]

  • Used
  • Near Fine
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Near Fine
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Item Price
$750.00
Or just $730.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
$5.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 2 to 8 days

More Shipping Options

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

New York: MacMillan Company, 1914. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine. First edition of Van Zorn: A Comedy in Three Acts by Edwin Arlington Robinson, inscribed to Kermit Roosevelt, the son of President Theodore Roosevelt and important association in Robinson's storied career.. Octavo, [10], 164pp, [8pp ads]. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. The first printing is identified by the top edge gilt, which appears on this copy. (Hogan, 49). Internally clean. Bookplate of Bella Kermit Roosevelt on front endpaper. Housed in custom cloth clamshell, title in gilt on spine over a black morocco label. From the Edwin Arlington Robinson collection of John William Pye, with his association bookplate. Inscribed on the first free endpaper: "To Kermit Roosevelt, with the best wishes of E.A. Robinson / March 28, 1914." While studying at Groton School, Kermit Roosevelt, the son of President Theodore Roosevelt, discovered a copy of The Children of the Night by Edwin Robinson. Kermit liked the writing and sent a copy to his father at the White House in 1905. President Roosevelt inquired about Robinson and discovered he was struggling with debts in New York. He soon invited him to the White House for a visit and secured him a paid position with the New York Custom's house, which covered his debts and allowed him to continue his writing. Roosevelt also reviewed Robinson's poetry in the periodical, The Outlook, and secured contacts for Robinson with his publishers at Scribner's. Robinson would go on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Literature four times.

Reviews

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
The First Edition Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
15439
Title
Van Zorn; A Comedy In Three Acts
Author
Robinson, Edwin Arlington [Kermit Roosevelt]
Illustrator
First edition of Van Zorn: A Comedy in Three Acts by Edwin Arlington Robinson, inscribed to Kermit Roosevelt, the son of Preside
Format/Binding
Cloth
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Publisher
MacMillan Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1914
Keywords
The Long Trail Roosevelt, Captain Craig Robinson, Collected Poems Robinson, The torrent and the Night before, through the Brazilian Wilderness Roosevelt, first edition Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders, History of the Naval War of 1812, African Ga

Terms of Sale

The First Edition Rare Books, LLC

- Items are guaranteed as described on the company website.
- Items lost or damaged during shipping will be refunded by the shipper.
- Please notify us before returning merchandise by email or phone.
- Sales tax will be added to purchase price where applicable and noted on your invoice.
- Deferred billing available upon request.


About the Seller

The First Edition Rare Books, LLC

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio

About The First Edition Rare Books, LLC

The First Edition offers collectors the finest assortment of rare and notable books from around the world.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...

This Book’s Categories

tracking-