Library

Selected Poems (1928)

Note:  This is a different collection from the several other editions also titled Selected Poems, including those of 1923, 1934, 1936 (England), and 1955, as well as several published after Frost’s death.  See the data sheets or on-line records for those works for details of Amherst’s holdings.

There was only one edition of this collection, which went through five printings.

RFA
28.2
1928
First printing, 19 November 1928.  3 copies.
* Copy 1 is signed by Frost, with 2 lines from “The grindstone”; ms. exlibris of Katharine C. Cowles; in dust jacket.  Gift of Katharine C. Cowles.
* Copy 2 is inscribed by Frost to George F. Whicher (Class of 1910): “To George from Robert, The Golden Room, Thirty-five Brewster St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, January Eighth, Nineteen Forty-five”; with Whicher’s bookplate.  Gift of the Estate of George F. Whicher.
* Copy 3 is from the library of Thomas H. Fleming.  Gift of Thomas H. Fleming.
RFA
28.2
1928b
Second printing, December 1929.  2 copies.
* Copy 1 is signed by Frost, Amherst, 1930; from the library of Jack W. C. Hagstrom (Class of 1955); in dust jacket.  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.
* Copy 2 is signed by Frost, New York City, 193; with the bookplate of Jack W. C. Hagstrom (Class of 1955; with tattered dust jacket (removed and placed in file with call number: File RFA 28.2 1928b c.2 dj).  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.

[Third printing, February 1931.  Copy being ordered for Amherst.]
RFA
28.2
1928d
Fourth printing, August 1932.  (With “New edition” on title page.)  2 copies.
* Copy 1 is inscribed by Frost, “For Jack Hagstrom [Class of 1955], to look backward over, Amherst, November 11, 1954”; with Hagstrom’s bookplate; with remains of dust jacket (removed and placed in file with call number: File RFA 28.2 1928d c.1 dj).  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.
* Copy 2 came to Amherst from the publisher as part of the remainder of its stock, ca. 1990.  Gift of Henry Holt and Co.
RFA
28.2
1928e
Fifth printing, July 1934.  (With “New edition” on title page.)  2 copies
* Copy 1 is inscribed by Frost, “To Jack Hagstrom [Class of 1955]... with a promise of a poem to be written into it some day.  Dec. 10, 1955.  NYC”; with Hagstrom’s bookplate (but without the promised poem).  Gift of Jack W. C. Hagstrom.
* Copy 2 came to Amherst from the publisher as part of the remains of its stock, ca. 1990.  Gift of Henry Holt and Co.