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North of Boston

Frost's second book. First American Edition. Stated "Third Edition" on the copyright page but actually the Second Edition and the first edition printed in America; Crane A3.2: 1300 copies published. North of Boston is a collection of seventeen poems by Robert Frost, first published in 1914 by David Nutt. It includes two of his most famous poems, "Mending Wall" and "After Apple-Picking". Most of the poems resemble short dramas or dialogues. It is also called a book of people because most of the poems deal with New England themes and Yankees farmers. Ezra Pound wrote a review of this collection in 1914. Despite it being called North of Boston, none of the poems have that name.
Following its success, Henry Holt and Company republished Frost's first book, A Boy's Will, in 1915. The New York Times said in a review, "In republishing his first book after his second, Mr. Robert Frost has undertaken the difficult task of competing with himself." Rare
Author: Robert Frost
Dated: 1915
Publisher: Henry Holt
Edition: 1st American
Size: 16mo
Binding Hardcover
Type: Poetry
Subject: New England
Provenance: Hill House Library
Notes & Literature Robert Frost: A Descriptive Catalogue of Books: Crane, Joan St.C.
Stock Image
Robert Frost: A Descriptive Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, University of Virginia
Condition Report Minor wear t/b/spine. Good Plus to Very Good.
Subject References: 1st Edition First Edition Rare Books Scarce New England Boston Massachusetts

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North of Boston - Robert Frost 1st American Ed

Estimate $400 - $600Jan 26, 2019