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  • Title: The Buck in The Snow, and Other Poems
  • Author: Millay, Edna St. Vincent
  • New York: Harper & Brothers,
  • Hard Cover. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. 1st Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included. More
  • 20th Century Literature; American Literature; Modern Firsts; Poetry; Women's Literature
  • First edition, first printing, with publisher's code "I-C" on the copyright page. Publisher's blue-gray boards and black cloth, with a white paper title label to the spine, lettered in black, orange top stain; in the original pale blue dust jacket, lettered in navy. Very good, with some light wear to the spine ends, offsetting to the front free endpaper, bookseller's plate to the rear pastedown; unclipped dust jacket, with short losses to the spine ends, a few small chips to the front panel and corners, closed split to the rear hinge, closed tear to the rear panel, a touch of toning to the spine, one or two faint spots to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, an about very good, very sturdy copy. Yost 36. Published five years after she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, The Buck in the Snow is a collection of Millay's verse that includes "The Bobolink," "Northern April," "Being Young and Green," "Wine From These Grapes," "Evening on Lesbos," "Dirge without Music," and "On First Having Heard the Skylark," among others. Although she had already established her reputation as a master poet, Millay continued to impress with the poems in this collection. Indeed, Percy Hutchinson aver in his 1934 New York Times review, "Never has she done poetic work more uniformly beautiful."

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