COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM. Robert FROST.

COLLECTED POEMS OF ROBERT FROST with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

New York: Halcyon House, (1939). First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of the Halcyon House edition, a near exact reproduction of the Holt edition published a month earlier but without the introduction. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "For Cornelius Weygandt" on the front endpaper with the final eight lines of the final poem in the book under the chapter AFTERTHOUGHT "A Missive Missal" in FROST'S HOLOGRAPH, here titled "From Twenty-five Thousand Years Ago--: "Far as we aim our signs to reach/Far as we often make them reach/There is an aeon limit set/Beyond which they are doomed to miss./Two souls may be to [sic] widely met./That sad-with-distance river beach/With mortal longing may beseech;/It cannot speak as far as this." Frost has omitted what would have been the third line of this section, "Across the soul-from-soul abyss." Weygandt, an English scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, first met Frost in 1915. He is described by Frost anonymously in his poem "New Hampshire" as the man "Who comes from Philadelphia every year/With a great flock of chickens of rare breeds. Weygandt describes his friendship with Frost in THE WHITE HILLS (pages 231-254). Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Item #015067

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