Library

New Hampshire (1923)

RFA
23.2
1923
First printing, U.S. trade issue, 15 November 1923 (per Crane; “October 1923” on verso of title leaf).  12 copies.
* Copy 1 has the bookplate of George F. Whicher (Class of 1910); ms. exlibris of Juliette Duxbury Brown, and initials “L. J. F.” dated 1924 (apparently in Brown’s hand); bookseller’s label of the Old Corner Book Store, Boston.  Gift of the Estate of George F. Whicher.
* Copy 2 is signed by Frost, “Amherst, February 23, 1924”; with an inscription (not by Frost): “Mrs. George B. Churchill with the compliments of the Senior Hop Committee”; with the bookplate of George B. Churchill (Class of 1889).  Gift of the daughters of George B. Churchill.
* Copy 3 is inscribed by Frost to Otto Manthey-Zorn “from his friend ... Amherst, November 1923”; Frost has written out the full text of “Atmosphere” on p. [78] (with two substantive variants from the published version).  Purchased.
* Copy 4 has the ms. exlibris of Augusta Laney Hoeing, November 21, 1923, with her transcription on a flyleaf at end of an early version of “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” which Frost had inscribed in a book for Helen Rochester Rogers at Meadowridge on November 21, 1921; that book was shortly thereafter destroyed in a fire.  Frost has signed this copy below the transcription, dating it “November 15, 1927”; an accompanying letter (removed and placed in file with call number: File RFA 23.2 1923 c.4 ltr) from Hoeing to J. A. Guest [April 1967] recounts the history, and also identifies the artist whose sketch of Frost’s South Shaftsbury house (dated “19.I.26,” i.e. January 19, 1926) appears on the blank first page of the volume as “a young student from Russia”; his signature is illegible.  Gift of Augusta Laney Hoeing.
* Copy 5 is inscribed by Frost to H. Kauti, with the full text of “Fire and Ice.”  Gift of Martin K. Howes (Class of 1926).
*  Copy 6 is an advance review copy, with publisher’s slip mounted on p. [iii] giving the publication date as November 15, 1923; in dust jacket.  Gift of Martin K. Howes (Class of 1926).
* Copy 7 is inscribed by Frost to “my friend of the past, Frank Revell”; with an otherwise unknown poem, “Gone Astray”; in dust jacket.  Gift of Martin K. Howes (Class of 1926).
* Copy 8 is inscribed by Frost to Harold Baily (Class of 1908), with the note: “New Hampshire, this is one of the two best states in the Union”; with the bookseller’s label of the Old Corner Book Store, Boston; with the remains of a dust jacket (removed and placed in file with call number: File RFA 23.2 1923 c.8 dj).  Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Baily.
* Copy 9 is inscribed by Frost in 1953 to Jack W. C. Hagstrom (Class of 1955), with the last line of “Riders”; with Hagstrom’s bookplate; with the bookseller’s label of Jerrold Nedwick, Chicago; in dust jacket.  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.
* Copy 10 has the bookseller’s label of Brentano’s, New York.  Gift of Thomas H. Fleming.
* Copy 11 is inscribed by Frost “For the McKeons from their constant friend ... Cambridge, January 1942”; with bibliographical notes by Newton F. McKeon (Class of 1926) on 2 cards and a cut signature of Frost on lined paper, dated April 15, 1924, at South Shaftsbury, Vt. (cards and signature removed and placed in file with call number: File RFA 23.2 1923 c.11 add); in dust jacket.  Gift of Mary Maury McKeon.
* Copy 12 is inscribed by Frost to E. Merrill Root (Class of 1917) “from his old teacher, friend and admirer”; with Root’s ms. exlibris (at Earlham College).  Gift of Mrs. E. Merrill Root.
RFA
23.2
1923a
First printing, U.S. limited issue (350 signed and numbered copies on special paper, issued in a box).  3 copies.
* Copy 1 is no. 181; with the bookplate of George F. Whicher (Class of 1910) and the armorial bookplate of Melvill van Carnbee (perhaps John Melville?); in a glassine dust jacket (perhaps original).  Gift of the Estate of George F. Whicher.
* Copy 2 is no. 237; with the ms. exlibris of Katharine C. Cowles dated “6/36”; with the original box (broken at most joints).  Gift of Katharine C. Cowles.
* Copy 3 is no. 105.  Gift of Margaret Olds Strahl.
RFA
23.2
1923aa
First printing, English issue, early 1924 (150 copies were issued thus, with a cancel title leaf).  2 copies.
* Copy 1 is inscribed by Frost “For Jack to take care of with the rest of them ... Dec. 10, 1955”; with the bookplate of Jack W. C. Hagstrom (Class of 1955); in dust jacket.  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.
* Copy 2 is from the library of Newton F. McKeon (Class of 1926).  Gift of Newton F. McKeon.
RFA
23.2
1923b
Second printing, January 1924.  1 copy.
* Copy 1.  From the library of Newton F. McKeon (Class of 1926), with his bookplate and an inscription to him from his father, March 26, 1924.  Gift of Mary Maury McKeon.

RFA
23.2
1923c

Third printing, May 1924.  3 copies.
* Copy 1 has the bookplate of Jack W. C. Hagstrom (Class of 1955); in slightly defective dust jacket.  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.
*  Copy 2 is inscribed by Frost to E. Porter Dickinson “from his friend ... Amherst, Christmas 1924”; in dust jacket.  Gift of E. Porter Dickinson.
* Copy 3 is signed by Frost “Amherst 1924”; from the library of Marcus Kiley (Class of 1919).  Gift of Mrs. Marcus Kiley.
RFA
23.2
1923d
Fourth printing, November 1924.  1 copy.
* Copy 1.   Source unknown.
RFA
23.2
1923e
Fifth printing, December 1926.  1 copy.
* Copy 1.  Signed by Frost “Amherst 1929”; with the ms. exlibris of Robert M Swaney, dated “1/19/29”; bookplate and signature of Anthony Scenna (Class of 1927).  Gift of Anthony Scenna.
RFA
23.2
1923f
Sixth printing, April 1928.  2 copies.
* Copy 1 has the ms. exlibris of Richard H. Templeton (Class of 1931), dated January 6, 1931.  Gift of Richard H. Templeton.
* Copy 2 is inscribed by Frost for Hugo Saglio (Class of 1931), with the full text of “Lodged; with Saglio’s bookplate; with a dust jacket, falling apart and in several pieces (removed and placed in file (call number: File RFA 23.2 1923f c.2 dj).  Gift of Hugo T. Saglio.

RFA
23.2
1923g

Seventh printing, August 1936.  1 copy.
* Copy 1.   Inscribed by Frost to Jack W. C. Hagstrom (Class of 1955); with Hagstrom’s bookplate.  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.