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Beautiful limited edition signed presentation copy of ''A Steeple Bush'', with an autograph poem signed by Robert Frost bound within. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947, number 706 of the limited edition of 751 copies. Unique to this presentation copy is an autograph portion of his poem, ''A Tuft of Flowers'', handwritten and signed by Frost in blue fountain pen. Originally entitled ''The Tuft of Flowers'', this poem was included in ''A Boy's Will'', Frost's first commercially published book of poems from 1915. Of this particular poem, Frost commented that it represented his coming back towards people, and considered it one of his best. Poem reads in full,

''A Tuft of Flowers

But he turned first and led my eye to look
At a tall tuft of flowers beside a brook -

A leaping tongue of bloom the scythe had spared
Beside a reedy brook the scythe had bared.

The mower in the dew had loved them thus
By leaving them to flourish, not for us,

Nor yet to draw one thought of ours to him,
But from sheer morning gladness at the brim......

Robert Frost

For Eugene R. Petty / December 25, 1959''.

Poem is bound into the book preceding the limitation page. Bound in sage green boards, with a gilt illustration to the front cover, book is housed in the publisher's sage green slipcase, measuring 6.5'' x 9.875''. Mild wear to book and slipcase, overall in very good plus condition. Both poem and signature page are near fine.
Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed of ''A Tuft of Flowers'' -- One of Frost's Earliest Poems & Considered by Him to Be One of His Best, Bound Into a Signed Limited Edition of ''Steeple Bush''Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed of ''A Tuft of Flowers'' -- One of Frost's Earliest Poems & Considered by Him to Be One of His Best, Bound Into a Signed Limited Edition of ''Steeple Bush''Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed of ''A Tuft of Flowers'' -- One of Frost's Earliest Poems & Considered by Him to Be One of His Best, Bound Into a Signed Limited Edition of ''Steeple Bush''Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed of ''A Tuft of Flowers'' -- One of Frost's Earliest Poems & Considered by Him to Be One of His Best, Bound Into a Signed Limited Edition of ''Steeple Bush''
Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed of ''A Tuft of Flowers'' -- One of Frost's Earliest Poems & Considered by Him to Be One of His Best, Bound Into a Signed Limited Edition of ''Steeple Bush''Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed of ''A Tuft of Flowers'' -- One of Frost's Earliest Poems & Considered by Him to Be One of His Best, Bound Into a Signed Limited Edition of ''Steeple Bush''
Robert Frost Autograph Poem Signed of ''A Tuft of Flowers'' -- One of Frost's Earliest Poems & Considered by Him to Be One of His Best, Bound Into a Signed Limited Edition of ''Steeple Bush''
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