FROST, ROBERT. 1874-1963. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("R.F.") and Inscribed
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FROST, ROBERT. 1874-1963.
Autograph Manuscript Signed ("R.F.") and Inscribed
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FROST, ROBERT. 1874-1963. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("R.F.") and Inscribed FROST, ROBERT. 1874-1963. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("R.F.") and Inscribed
FROST, ROBERT. 1874-1963.
Autograph Manuscript Signed ("R.F.") and Inscribed "A Preview for Nita and Doc ... After a good Bread Loaf 1946," 8 pp including dedication, 8vo, side-stitched self wrappers, fine.
Provenance: Reginald L. Cook; by descent to present owner.

MANUSCRIPT FAIR COPIES OF 8 POEMS, PRESENTED AS A HAND-SEWN BOOKLET TO CLOSE FRIENDS OF FROST. The booklet was gifted to Reginald "Doc" Cook following his first session as Director of the Bread Loaf School of English, and to his wife Nita. With Doc Cook on the faculty of Middlebury College and directing Bread Loaf, the Cooks and the Frosts maintained a friendship that spanned the 1920s through Frost's death in 1963. The present booklet features 8 poems copied out in Frost's hand: "To an Ancient"; "Something to Hope For" (published as "Something for Hope"); "One Step Backward Taken"; "Why Wait for Science"; "But He Meant It" (later titled "The Broken Drought"); "The Courage to Be New"; "A Mood Apart"; and "Bravado." These were fresh poems when presented to the Cook's: all would see their first book publication later in 1946 or 1947.
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