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Steeple Bush (1947)

RFA
47
1947
First trade printing.  4 copies, all with dust jacket.
*Copy 1 is inscribed by Frost to George F. Whicher, Class of 1910, dated 1947.
*Copy 2 is inscribed by Frost to Louis Ehrlich, Class of 1924, “in special appeal,” with the full text of “On making certain anything has happened.”
*Copy 3 is inscribed by Frost to Jack Hagstrom, Class of 1955, with the last line of “Riders”; accompanied by an advertising flyer with a photo of Frost and the title “Robert Frost: Dean of American poets”; this copy has no bookstore name on the order form on p. [4] (removed and placed in file; call no. “File RFA 47 1947 ads”).
*Copy 4 was presented by E. Porter Dickinson.
RFA
47
1947a
First printing, limited issue of 751 signed and numbered copies.  2 copies, both in original slip-case.
*Copy 1 is no. 524, retaining also the original glassine dust jacket; from the books of Jack Hagstrom, Class of 1955.
*Copy 2 has the number “752” lined out and replaced by “Printer’s copy”; inscribed by the printer, Joseph Blumenthal (signing himself “Joe Spiral”) for Newton F. McKeon, September 1982.
RFA
47
1947b
Second trade printing.  1 copy.
*Copy 1.  Inscribed by Frost to Jack Hagstrom, Class of 1955; accompanied by the same advertising flyer as copy 3 of the first trade printing, above, but with the name and address of the Gotham Book Mart on the order form on p. [4] (removed and placed in file; call no. “File RFA 47 1947 ads”).