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Title: The Parkman Dexter Howe Library
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Language: English
Creator: Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980
Ives, Sidney
Rheault, Charles A
Goodspeed, George T
Stoddard, Roger E
Borst, Raymond R
Myerson, Joel
O'Neal, David L
O'Neal, Mary T
MacDonnell, Kevin B
Baum, Rosalie Murphy
Pickard, John B
Tanselle, G. Thomas ( George Thomas ), 1934-
Crane, Joan St. C
Lancaster, John, 1943-
Hurff, Carmen Russell
Tilton, Eleanor Marguerite, 1913-
Winship, Michael
University of Florida
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    Title Page
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    Editorial board
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    Preface
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    A descriptive catalogue of the Thomas Bailey Aldrich collection
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        Dedication
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        Table of Contents
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            Index: Provenances
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THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH


LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY


ROBERT FROST


THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA














THE
PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY

















IN PREPARATION


Henry Adams, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Louisa May Alcott,
by John Alden; Oliver Wendell Holmes, by Eleanor M.
Tilton; James Russell Lowell, by Kevin MacDonnell;
Edna St. Vincent Millay, by Ruth Mortimer; Harriet
Beecher Stowe, by Michael Winship.
OTHERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

IN PRINT

Part I: Early New England, by Roger E. Stoddard; Part
II: Henry David Thoreau, by Raymond R. Borst, Ralph
Waldo Emerson, by Joel Myerson; Part III: Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow, by David and Mary O'Neal,
Richard Henry Dana, Jr., by Kevin MacDonnell, Sarah
OmeJewett, by Rosalie Murphy Baum; Part IV: William
Cullen Bryant, by Motley E Deakin, Emily Dickinson, by
Joel Myerson, Edwin Arlington Robinson, by A. Carl Bre-
dahl; Part V: John Greenleaf Whittier, by John Benedict
Pickard; Part VI: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Mel-
ville, by G. Thomas Tanselle.

Catalogues may be ordered by subscription or
individually from The Howe Library, 531 Library West,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611








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Library

PART VII
SIDNEY IVES
GENERAL EDITOR

w The Thomas Bailey Aldrich Collection
Roger E. Stoddard

The Louise Imogen Guiney Collection
Joan St.C. Crane

The Robert Frost Collection
John Lancaster



THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE 1990
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EDITORIAL BOARD

THE PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE LIBRARY
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Raymond Gay-Crosier, Chairman; Professor of French
Alistair M. Duckworth, Professor of English
Sidney Ives, University Librarian for Rare Books & Manuscripts
John D. Seelye, Graduate Research Professor of English


BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CONSULTANT

John Alden, Emeritus Keeper of Rare Books
Boston Public Library


OF COUNSEL

John Lancaster, Special Collections, Archives, Amherst College
Ruth Mortimer, Rare Books, Smith College
Roger E. Stoddard, The Houghton Library, Harvard University
Michael Winship, Editor, Bibliography of American Literature




LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA
(Revised for vol. 7)
The Parkman Dexter Howe Library.
Maps on lining paper.
Includes indexes.
Contents: pt. I. the collector and the collections / Charles A. Rheault, George T. Goodspeed,
Parkman Dexter Howe. A descriptive catalogue of the early New England books / Roger E.
Stoddard-pt. 2. The Henry David Thoreau collection / Raymond R. Borst. The Ralph Waldo
Emerson collection /Joel Myerson-pt. 6. The Nathaniel Hawthorne collection. The Herman
Melville collection / G. Thomas Tanselle.-pt. 7. The Thomas Bailey Aldrich collection / Roger
E. Stoddard. The Louise Imogen Guiney collection /Joan St.C. Crane. The Robert Frost collection
/John Lancaster.
i. American literature-New England-Bibliography-Catalogs. 2. University of Florida.
Dept. of Rare Books and Manuscripts-Catalogs. 3. Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980-Library-
Catalogs. I. Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980. II. Ives, Sidney. III. University of Florida.
Z1251.EIP37 1983 [PS243] o06.8I'o8'0974 84-8702


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EDITOR'S PREFACE


T HE DEPTH and variety of Parkman Dexter Howe's collecting is
apparent in this part of the Howe Library series. He had a special
feeling for Robert Frost as a family friend and he searched relentlessly for
ephemera. Mr. Frost was a familiar figure on the campus of the University
of Florida through 1960, teaching, and receiving an honorary degree;
some of the copies described herein were presented to faculty, students,
and the university itself (as RF 173). He moved around: your General
Editor (on a bicycle) collided with him in Harvard Yard in the late 40's.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich chronicled the world of Beacon Hill when Bos-
ton's Golden Age was declining into the Gilded Age in which Mr. Howe
grew up, and Louise Guiney's Catholic viewpoint contrasts with the New
England world of Edwards and the Mathers.
Once again we are indebted to the generous unremunerated labors of
distinguished scholars who have produced these descriptions. The plea-
sure of working with Joan Crane, Roger Stoddard and John Lancaster
has been great, as is the opportunity of sharing it with subscribers to
these catalogues.
SIDNEY IVES
General Editor
The Howe Library














THE
PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY


THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH





























TBA's bookplate, designed by his son Talbot Aldrich (HWL 329).










THE


PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY






A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Thomas Bailey Aldrich Collection

Roger E. Stoddard














THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


GAINESVILLE 1990















For George T Goodspeed
who knows the books















CONTENTS





Foreword

The Thomas Bailey Aldrich Collection
Manuscripts

Indices
Provenances
Authors and Titles


ILLUSTRATION


TBA's bookplate, designed by his son Talbot















FOREWORD



THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH (1836-1907), pioneer collector
of first editions by New England authors, was twice the subject of
privately-printed collectors' guides (1898, 1921), and he has been in-
cluded in all the bibliographies from Bibliography of American Literature
(1955, vol. I) back to Foley (1897). A clever minor poet, sometime editor
(1881-90) of The Atlantic Monthly, author of the admired tale "Marjorie
Daw," Aldrich brought freshness and candor to the American boy's book
with his The Story ofa Bad Boy (1869, 70). That evocation of his childhood
in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, inspired his friends C. D. Warner,
W. D. Howells, and S. L. Clemens to follow suit with some eminent
results.
Even so, Aldrich did not inspire P D. Howe to collect all the minor
pieces. The books contain some nice inscriptions to Aldrich's close friend
the sculptor Launt Thompson, and the Bad Boy inscribed toJ.R. Lowell
could hardly be better. Perhaps Mr. Howe decided to confine himself-in
Aldrich's case- to inscribed copies, making up for his lack of enthusiasm
for the texts by seeking interest in the associations. Here then is the
nucleus of a collection waiting to be completed.

R.E.S.












THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH




TBA 1 The Bells: A Collection of Chimes. By TB.A. New York, 1855.
BAL 246. Edges stained brown. Owner's inscription on front endpaper: "Augus-
tus H. Smith Oswego N.Y." This collection of verse is Aldrich's first book.

TBA 2 Daisy's Necklace: and What Came of It. (A Literary Episode.)
New York, 1857.
BAL 249, two copies. A: blue T cloth, brown-coated endpapers. Inscribed on
front flyleaf: "Rev H. W. Bellows., With the best wishes of his friend, T. B.
Aldrich." Typographical errors corrected by Aldrich in pencil on pp. 60, 72,
io6, 164, and 2 16. Sewer's number Ii pencilled at foot of final page. B: tan V
cloth, yellow endpapers. Inscribed on front flyleaf: "Thomas Bailey Aldrich
disapproves of this boyish book. Nov. i, 1901." Bookshop ticket of Lockwood,
411 Broadway, New-York. Sewer's number 13 pencilled at foot of final page.
Satire, autobiographical, of a "vain young gentleman, who, having flirted
desperately with the Magazines, takes it into his silly head to write a novel."
Aldrich wrote it while employed by his uncle Charles L. Frost, to whom he
dedicated the book ("To C.L.E, the noble merchant and the good friend...").

TBA 3 The Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Introduction of the
Art ofPrinting into New Hampshire, in the City ofPortsmouth, October
6, 1856. Portsmouth, 1857.
BAL 250, two copies. Includes "A Paean to the Printer's Art. By T. B. Aldrich,
of the New York HomeJournal," p. 13. A: inscribed on printed front wrapper:
"William White Esq with regards of W. H. Hackett [a subscriber]." B: without
the wrapper, owner's signature on title: "J. H. Thompson."

TBA 4 The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth.
New York, 1858.
Copies of the first and third editions. First edition: BAL 251, state I. Printed
ticket on back endpaper ofGeo. W. Alexander, Binder, New-York. Third edition:
1859, same binder's ticket. Inscribed by Aldrich in ink on the title: "Launt.
Thompson With the best wishes" and in pencil on the facing page: "Dear
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Launt, Job's patience would have given out if he had had such a pen as the one
with which I attempted to write my good wishes on the opposite page. Consider
those dashes and curves as a life-like photograph of the ill-humor I was in at the
moment. AldrichJune 7, 186o."
An Arabian love story in verse, dedicated to R. H. Stoddard.

TBA 5 The Ballad of Babie Bell and Other Poems. New York, 1859.
BAL 253, two copies. A: A cloth, brown, without advertisements. Printed ticket
on back endpaper of Geo. W. Alexander, Binder, New-York. Inscribed on the
title: "Gen Geo. P. Morris [author of 'Woodman, Spare that Tree!']. With the
friendly regards of the Author." Typographical errors corrected in ink on pp.
47, 54, 65, and 83. B: as A, but with 5 pp. publisher's advertisements. Bookplate
and signature: Abbie D. Stillwell. Gift of the Howe Society.

TBA 6 Gifts of Genius: a Miscellany ofProse andPoetry, by American Authors.
New York [1859]
BAL 255. Includes Aldrich's "No Songs in Winter," p. 259.

TBA 7 The Atlantic Monthly. June 186o-December 1902.
Boston, 1860-I902.
Aldrich contributed regularly, both in prose and in verse, to the Atlantic, begin-
ning with his poem "Pythagoras," anonymously published in the June number
of 186o. He was appointed editor in 1881, serving until 1890. Several of his
longer works were serialized, and he was published as late as December, 1902
("All sorts of a paper. Being stray leaves from a note-book"). Although Mr.
Howe did not collect Aldrich's magazine appearances, researchers will have
access to many, as here, in publications containing printings by other authors
whom Mr. Howe collected in depth.

TBA 8 Pampinea and Other Poems. New York, 1861.
BAL 256, state A, but [ I] I excised, Roxburghe leather spine and paper boards,
all edges gilt, 18 x 1I cm., yellow-coated endpapers, flyleaves. Inscribed on
endpaper: "Launt Thompson. With the love of his friend, Tom Aldrich. May
Ist, 1861."

TBA 9 Out of His Head, a Romance ... Edited [i.e. written] by Thomas
Bailey Aldrich. New York, 1862.









THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH


BAL 257, form I, plum cloth. Inscribed on title: "Mrs Anthony With the best
regards of T B Aldrich." A romance and several tales by "Paul Lynde."


TBA 10 Poems.


New York, 1863.


BAL 258. Carleton's "Blue and Gold" binding in imitation of the Ticknor &
Fields series. Inscribed: "Adelaide New Year's 1863 B.B.S." and "Ada B. Stan-
ton, New Year's /63." Dedicated "To Launcelot Thompson, sculptor."


T BA 11 Soldiers' and Sailors' Patriotic Songs.


New York, 1864.


BAL I, p. 72. Reprints Aldrich's "Pro Patria," pp. 4-5, and "Skedaddle," p. 7.

TBA 12 Our Daily Fare. Nos. 1-13; 8June-I I September.
Philadelphia, 1864.
BAL 260. NO. 5 (June 13) includes Aldrich's "The Lily of Loch-Ine," p. 35.

TBA 13 Frank Moore, ed. Lyrics of Loyalty. New York, 1864.
BAL I, p. 72. Reprints "Pro Patria," pp. 92-93, "Lander," pp. 162-163.


TBA 14 Poems.


Boston, 1865.


BAL 262, but bound in calf (rebacked), all edges gilt, binder's stamp: Mac-
donald & Sons. Inscribed: "For Launt Thompson's Wife [Maria L. Potter, not
Flossy], With Greeting, from Launt Thompson's old friend, Thomas Bailey
Aldrich. Nov. 2d 1869." The omission on p. 102 supplied in Aldrich's hand.
This volume in Ticknor & Fields' celebrated "Blue and Gold" series signalled
Aldrich's elevation into the ranks of the best-selling New England authors, an
achievement confirmed by Houghton, Mifflin with their "Household Edition"
of his Poems in 1885 and its several reprints.


TBA 15 PRre Antoine's Date Palm.


Cambridge, 1866.


BAL 264. One of twenty copies reprinted for presentation by the author from
Out of His Head (1862). Front wrapper inscribed: "Mrs. Fields from her friend
T.B.A."


TBA 16 The Atlantic Almanac 1868.


Boston, 1867.


BAL 266. Includes Aldrich's "Autumn Days," p. 53.









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TBA 17 George Coolidge, ed. The Lady's Almanac,for the Year 1868.
Boston [1867]
BAL I, p. 72. Reprints "Good Night," pp. 70-71.

TBA 18 Our Young Folks. V, 1-12 (Nos. 49-60); January-December.
Boston, 1869.
Two copies. A: individual numbers in original printed orange wrappers. B:
bound without the wrappers and advertisements, but with a special title-leaf
for volume five, dated 1869. Aldrich's "The Story of a Bad Boy" was serialized
in these numbers.

TBA 19 The Story of a Bad Boy. Boston, 1870.
BAL 269, two copies. A: ordinary paper, state i, plum cloth. Aldrich has cor-
rected the typographical errors on pp. 14 and 197, substituted "occurred" for
"transpired" on p. 233, and inscribed the title: "A very humble little book for
Mr. Lowell." Front endpaper inscribed: "Francis Lowell Burnett, M.D.
Elmwood-I912. J.R.L." (In 1912 the contents of J. R. Lowell's home,
Elmwood, were distributed to the heirs.) B: large paper, state I, 18.5 x 12 cm.,
bound without the ads or final blank leaf in half blue morocco, blue marbled
board sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, signed on the endpaper: "Mac-
donald & Sons, Cambridge." Neither inscribed nor corrected, this copy bears
in gilt at the foot of the spine the initials J.M.B., perhaps for Aldrich's lifelong
friend James M. Bugbee.
This story, Aldrich's classic reminiscence of childhood, fictionalized, is a
turning point in American juvenile literature.

TBA 20 Pansy's Wish: a Christmas Fantasy, with a moral. Boston, 1870.
BAL 270, both printings of this ephemeron. A: first printing, salmon wrapper.
B: second printing (undated), salmon wrapper.

TBA 21 Marjorie's Almanac [with music by] Mme Dolby.
New York [1871]
BAL 273, state i. Sheet music.

T BA 22 The Pellet. A Record of the Massachusetts Homaopathic Hospital Fair.
(April 15-27). Boston, 1872.
BAL 274. Edited by Aldrich, James M. Bugbee, and Edmund J. Hudson.









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TBA 23 Jubilee Days. An Illustrated Daily Record of the Humorous Features
of the World's Peace Jubilee. Boston, 1872.
BAL 275, a collective issue of the sixteen numbers in printed wrappers. Written
by Aldrich and W. D. Howells.

TBA 24 Reception Tendered by the Members of the Union League of Philadel-
phia to George H. Boker ... December 22, I871.
Philadelphia, 1872.
BAL I, p. 247. Includes a letter from Aldrich, p. 63.

TBA 25 John Greenleaf Whittier, ed. Child Life: A Collection of Poems.
Boston, 1872.
BAL I, p. 72. Reprints "The Ballad of Babie Bell," pp. 19-22 (JGW 338).

TBA 26 Marjorie Daw and Other People. Boston, 1873.
BAL 276, FL cloth, purple.

TBA 27 Cameos Selected from the Works of Walter Savage Landor. By E. C.
Stedman and T B. Aldrich. With an Introduction. Boston, 1874.
BAL 277. Bookplate of E. C. Stedman, who has signed the endpaper, "This is
my private copy: Edmund C. Stedman," initialed the introduction, and cor-
rected the text on pp. 27 and 35. Later bookplates of C.L.E Robinson and Parke
E. Simmons. Aldrich selected and edited the poems. See TBA MS 1.

TBA 28 Prudence Palfrey A Novel. Boston, 1874.
BAL 278, C cloth, green. Frontispiece inscribed: "J.R.L[owell]. from T.B.A."

TBA 29 Cloth of Gold and Other Poems. Boston, 1874.
BAL 280. Reprint, save for "L'Envoi," p. [184], some revised titles, and the note:
"This volume includes all the poems which the author cares to retain of the
edition published by Messrs. Ticknor and Fields in 1865." Inscribed: "J. R.
Lowell from T. B. Aldrich."

TBA 30 John Greenleaf Whittier, ed. Child Life in Prose. Boston, 1874.
BAL I, p. 73; JGW 348. Reprints "The Cruise of the Dolphin," pp. 64-75.









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TBA 31 Etta Maria Austin, ed. Little People of God and What the Poets
Have Said of Them. Boston, 1874.
BAL I, p. 73. Reprints "Little Maud," p. io8.

TBA 32 The Ark. Vol. I, Nos. 1-8; February 22-March 2.
Boston, 1875.
BAL 281. Includes Aldrich's "A Case in Point," No. 7, p. [i].

TBA 33 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places ... England.
4 vols. Boston, 1876.
BAL 284; HWL 262. Includes Aldrich's "At Stratford-Upon-Avon," vol. 3,
pp. 197-98.

TBA 34 John Greenleaf Whittier, ed. Songs of Three Centuries.
Boston, 1876.
BAL I, p. 73; JGW 372. Reprints "Before the Rain," "After the Rain," and
"Piscataqua River," pp. 283-284.

TBA 35 Flower and Thorn Later Poems. Boston, 1877.
BAL 289, C cloth, green, state i of the binding. Inscribed: "J. R. Lowell With
the regards of T. B. Aldrich. Nov. 1876."

TBA 36 Miss Mehetabel's Son ... Illustrated. Boston, 1877.
BAL 291. Reprinted from Marjorie Daw (1873).

TBA 37 A Rivermouth Romance ... Illustrated. Boston, 1877.
BAL 292. Reprinted from Marjorie Daw (1873).

TBA 38 A Midnight Fantasy, and The Little Violinist ... Illustrated.
Boston, 1877.
BAL 294, V cloth, green.

TBA 39 The Queen of Sheba. Boston, 1877.
BAL 296, S cloth, mauve, yellow endpapers, state i of the spine imprint. First









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American edition. Endpaper inscribed: "Mrs A.V. S. Anthony from her friend,
T. B. Aldrich."

TBA 40 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places ... Italy.
3 vols. Boston, 1877.
BAL I, p. 73; HWL 262. Reprints "Ara Coeli," II, 205-206; "The Piazza of St.
Mark," III, 189-190.

TBA 41 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places ... Switzerland and
Austria. Boston, 1877.
BAL I, p. 73; HWL 262. Reprints "An Alpine Picture," p. 21.

TBA 42 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places... Germany.
2 vols. Boston, 1877.
BAL I, p. 74; HWL 262. Reprints "The Lorelei," II, 51.


TBA 43 Baby Bell. Boston, 1878.
BAL 298, cloth. Gift of the Howe Society.

T BA 44 A Masque of Poets. Including Guy Vernon, a Novelette in Verse.
Boston, 1878.
BAL 299; BAL I 18 (Alcott), No Name format with "Publishers' Notice" slip.
Edited by G. P. Lathrop. Includes Aldrich's prologue, p. [9]; "A Preacher,"
p. 135; and epilogue, p. [302].

TBA 45 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places Africa.
Boston, 1878.
BAL I, p. 74; HWL 262. Reprints "Egypt," p. 62.


TBA 46 Emile de La B6dollierre. The Story of a Cat, Translatedfrom the
French... by T B. Aldrich. With Numerous [state 2: Many] Designs
in Silhouette by Hopkins. Boston, 1879.
BAL 303, two copies. A: state i. B: state 2, bookplate of Eugene Field. Flyleaf
inscribed: "Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Saranac Lake, N.Y. Jan'y 6, 1904."









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TBA 47 Russell H. Conwell. The Life, Travels, and Literary Career of
Bayard Taylor. Boston, 1879.
BAL 304. First book printing of a poem on Taylor's death. Bookplates: Charles
Stott ("April, 1879"), Carroll Atwood Wilson.

TBA 48 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places America. New
England. 2 vols. Boston, 1879.
BAL I, p. 74; HWL 262. Reprints "Piscataqua River," II, 175-176.

TBA 49 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places ... America. Middle
States. Boston, 1879.
BAL I, p. 74; HWL 262. Reprints "At Bay Ridge, Long Island," p. 25.


TBA 50 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places... America. Southern
States. Boston, 1879.
BAL I, p. 74; HWL 262. Reprints "Fredericksburg," p. 74; "By the Potomac,"
p. 172.

TBA 51 Henry W. Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places... Oceanica.
Boston, 1879.
BAL I, p. 74; HWL 262. Reprints "Passing St. Helena," pp. 120-121.


T BA 52 The Atlantic Monthly Supplement. The Holmes Breakfast.
[Boston, 1880]
BAL 306. Includes "Mr. Aldrich's Speech," p. 14.


TBA 53 The Stillwater Tragedy. Boston, I88o.
BAL 307, blue cloth. Flyleaf inscribed: "Mrs Anthony, from her friend T. B.
Aldrich." Aldrich's last novel, a failed attempt at detective fiction with a labor
motif.

TBA 54 The Little Violinist. [Cambridge] 1880.
BAL 308. Reprinted from A Midnight Fantasy (1877).









THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH


TBA 55 XXXVI Lyrics and XII Sonnets Selected from Cloth of Gold and
Flower and Thorn. Boston, 1881.
BAL 310, state 2 of p. 88. Front wrapper inscribed: "For George William Curtis
from T. B. Aldrich.Jany I3th, 1881."

TBA 56 Friar Jerome's Beautiful Book ... Selected from Cloth of Gold and
Flower and Thorn. Boston, 1881.
BAL 31 I. Signed by Aldrich on the flyleaf.

TBA 57 The Sword and the Pen. Nos. -i o; December 7-17.
Boston, 1881.
BAL 314, the collective issue in publisher's cloth binding. Includes Aldrich's
"Ghosts," No. io, p. 4.

TBA 58 The Poets' Tributes to Garfield. Cambridge, 1882.
BAL 313n. Reprints Aldrich's "September 19, 1881," p. 83.

TBA 59 The Poems. Illustrated by the Paint and Clay Club. Boston, 1882.
BAL 315, two copies. A: flexible V cloth, green. Signed by Aldrich on the flyleaf.
B: printed paper wrapper. Signed on the flyleaf: "Albert Thorndike. Dec '82."

TBA 60 From Ponkapog to Pesth. Boston, 1883.
BAL 3 18, printing I, V cloth, light blue. Inscribed: "Mrs A.V. S. Anthony, from
her friend T. B. Aldrich. May 1883." Travelogue.

TBA 61 Mercedes, and Later Lyrics. Boston, 1884.
BAL 325, but leaf [I] I is conjugate with [I]6. Inscribed: "ToJno. R. Rees, With
the warm regards of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. March, 1885." On p. 16 a passage
is revised in Aldrich's hand.

TBA 62 Un Ecolier Amiricainpar T Bailey Aldrich Traduit de l'Anglaispar
Th. Bentzon avec autorisation de l'auteur Dessins parj. Davis.
Paris, J. Hetzel et Cie [1884]
[iii], 232 pp., 23 numbered plates and one unnumbered inserted. Rebound,
22.2 x 15 cm. Following this French translation of The Story of a Bad Boy are









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"Baby Bell," "Le Petit Violon," and "Un Petit Diable." Imprint date from
Greenslet, p. 290. Gift of the Howe Society.

TBA 63 The Second Son A Novel by M.O. W Oliphant and T B. Aldrich.
Boston, New York, 1888.
BAL 343, printing I. Flyleaf inscribed: "Mrs. A.V. S. Anthony With the kindest
regards of T. B. Aliphant."

TBA 64 What American Authors Think about International Copyright.
New York, 1888.
BAL 344. Includes on p. 4 a statement by Aldrich.

TBA 65 Wyndham Towers. Boston, New York, 1890.
Copies of the first and fifth editions. A: BAL 350. Flyleaf inscribed: "ForJ. R.
Lowell, With cordial welcome home, from T. B. Aldrich. Nov i6th /89."
B: Fifth edition, 1890. Flyleaf signed by Aldrich and inscribed: "I saw him write
it himself Lawrence Hutton May 7th-1890-." His best long poem, according
to Aldrich.

TBA 66 The Poems ... Household Edition with Illustrations.
Boston, New York [ 1890]
BAL 351. Flyleaf inscribed: "Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Christmas 1891."

TBA 67 The Sisters' Tragedy with Other Poems Lyrical and Dramatic.
London, 189i.
BAL 356n, combining the text of the American edition of the same year with
selections from Mercedes (1884). Flyleaf inscribed: "J. R. O[sgood] from T.B.A
July 1891."

TBA 68 An Old Town by the Sea. Boston, New York, 1893.
BAL 367, "Large Paper Edition." Flyleaf inscribed: '("a Blot on the scutcheonn")
Thomas Bailey Aldrich. March i9th 1898.' Portsmouth, N.H.; local history.


TBA 69 The Aldine. To Thomas Bailey Aldrich March. 24. 1893.
[New York] 1893.









THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH 19

Menu for a testimonial dinner, signed by W. D. Howells, J. W. Riley, C. D.
Warner, Eugene Field, E. C. Stedman, etc. Also inserted, "Menu," of the
Players, 14 March 1893; "Menu," The Authors Club, 28 February 1893.

T BA 70 Two Bites at a Cherry with Other Tales. Boston, New York, 1894.
BAL 368, "Large Paper Edition," flyleaf signed: "Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
March I8th 1898"; also trade edition, inscribed: "Cynthia-from James and
Angie, Xmas '93."

TBA 71 A Monody (On the Death of Wendell Phillips.) [Boston, 18941
Printed card, 18 x o1.8 cm., with appeal of the Wendell Phillips Memorial
Association on the reverse. Reprint of BAL 357.

TBA 72 Unguarded Gates and Other Poems. Boston, New York, 1895.
BAL 371, two copies. A: trade edition, dark green cloth. B: "Large Paper Edi-
tion"; flyleaf inscribed: "To Mr. E. D. North With kind regards, Thomas Bailey
Aldrich. March 19th 1898."

TBA 73 Later Lyrics Selected from Mercedes The Sisters' Tragedy Wyndham
Towers and Unguarded Gates. Boston, New York, 1896.
BAL 374, BF cloth, maroon. Reprint with the possible exception of the prelimi-
nary poem. Aldrich's autograph manuscripts of the title-page and preliminary
poem are pasted to the endpapers.

TBA 74 Judith and Holofernes A Poem. Boston, New York, 1896.
BAL 375, trade edition, linen, brown. Signed by Aldrich on the front flyleaf.

TBA 75 FriarJerome's Beautiful Book... With Decorations by W S. Hadaway.
[Boston, New York, 1896]
BAL 376, small paper edition. Reprint. Inscribed: "To E. D. Hardy With kind
regards of T. B. Aldrich. Nov. 1896."


TBA 76 The Writings of Thomas Bailey Aldrich in Eight Volumes.
8 vols. Boston, New York, 1897.
BAL 378, 379, half green morocco, marbled board sides, top edge gilt. Title









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MANUSCRIPTS


TBA MS 1 Two autograph letters to E. C. Stedman, 2June and 9 July, and
list of contentsfor ajoint venture, "Cameosfrom Landor."
Elmwood, 1873.
Pp. 4, PP. 4, PP. 5. Removed from TBA 27, the Stedman copy of Cameos.

TBA MS 2 Autograph card to George William Curtis, 3 January, sent with
a photograph and XXXVI Lyrics. Ponkapog, 1881.
P. Removed from TBA 55, the Curtis copy of XXXVI Lyrics.

TBA MS 3 Autograph letter to John R. Rees, i6January, on an exchange of
books. Boston, 1885.
Pp. 2. Removed from one of the exchanges, TBA 61, Mercedes, and Later Lyrics.

TBA MS 4 Autograph manuscript of "Elmwood. In memory ofJames Russell
Lowell," September. [N.p.] 189 .
Pp. 9. Perhaps printer's copy for publication in journal. Collected in Unguarded
Gates (1895).

TBA MS 5 Autograph letter to Mr. Halsey, 15 May, on "that autobiographic
kind of writing." Ponkapog, 1901.
P. i. Removed from TBA 77, Wishmakers' Town.

TBA MS 6 Autograph manuscript, somewhat revised, of "On the Influence of
Books." [N.p.] 1901.
Pp. 8. Preface to The Young Folks' Library Selections from the Choicest Literature of All
Lands, BAL 391 (1901-02), a subscription set nominally edited by Aldrich.
Bound with proof portrait by "J.Aj. Wilcox, Boston" and with printed leaves
XV-XX inlaid. See TBA 78.

TBA MS 7 Autograph manuscript, slightly revised, of "A Sea Turn."
[N.p.] 1902?
Pp. 42. Published in A Sea Turn and Other Matters (1902), TBA 79.









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TBA MS 8 Autograph letter of condolence from Mrs. Horace E. Scudder to
Mrs. Thomas Bailey Aldrich, undated. [N.p. 1907]
Pp. 5, on mourning stationery.

TBA MS 9 Place card with manuscript verse in Aldrich's hand. N.p. n.d.
Inscribed by Aldrich with a limerick on E. C. Stedman, his dinner guest; with
Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich's card at "No. 16 West I9th St."









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from half-titles, imprint from title-pages. Reprint save for a few poems in the
first two volumes; some material is first collected here.

TBA 77 Wishmakers' Town by William Young with an Introductory Note by
Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Boston, New York, London, 1898.
BAL 383, original printed white dust jacket. Includes Aldrich's "Introductory
Note," pp. vii-xiv. Endpaper inscribed: "To Edmund C. Stedman-the pupil
to the master-William Young Newport, N.H. December 1898." With book-
plates of E. C. Stedman, C.L.E Robinson, and Parke E. Simmons.

TBA 78 The Young Folks' Library Selections from the Choicest Literature of
All Lands Thomas Bailey Aldrich Editor-in-Chief
Boston [19oI]
Salesman's sample, bound in unstamped limp red morocco wrappers, for the
twenty-volume set as described in BAL 391. Includes Aldrich's "Editorial Note,
on the Influence of Books," pp. xv-xx, previously printed as a separate work
(BAL 389).

TBA 79 A Sea Turn and Other Matters. Boston, New York, 1902.
BAL 392, trade edition, printing I. Endpaper inscribed: "Marion Bugbee from
his friend T. B. Aldrich. Oct. i, 1902."

TBA 80 Ponkapog Papers. Boston, New York, 1903.
BAL 393, two copies. A: trade edition, black cloth. Inscribed: "M.A.R.S. from
WE.S. Christmas 03-." Gift of the Howe Society. B: "Large Paper Edition"
(200 copies), original printed dust jacket. Flyleaf inscribed: "Books that have
become classics-books that have had their day and now get more praise than
perusal-always remind me of valuable colonels and majors and captains who,
having reached the age limit, find themselves retired upon half pay. Thomas
Bailey Aldrich. December 30, 1903." Essays and notes.

TBA 81 Albert A. Mack. Five Songs with Piano Accompaniment For Ever
and a Day. Op. 12, No. I (Thomas Bailey Aldrich).
New York [1903]
Sheet music, 5 pp. in printed wrapper. Gift of the Howe Society.
















INDICES



PROVENANCES


Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-
graphical notes.


Adelaide, TBA 1
Aldrich, Lilian, TBA 85
Aldrich, Mrs. Thomas Bailey, TBA MS 8
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, TBA 2, 4, 5, 8, 9,
14, 5, 19, 28, 29, 35, 39, 46, 53, 55,
56, 59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 72,
73,74,75,79,80,82
Aliphant, T. B., TBA 63
Angie, TBA 70
Annie, Coz., TBA 87
Anthony, Mary, TBA 85
Anthony, Mrs, TBA 9, 53
Anthony, Mrs A.V. S., TBA 39, 60, 63
B.,J. M., TBA 19
Bellows, Rev H. W., TBA 2
Bugbee, Marion, TBA 79
Burnett, Francis Lowell, TBA 19
Coz. Annie, TBA 87
Curtis, George William, TBA 55, TBA
MS 2
Cynthia, TBA 70
Field, Eugene, TBA 46, 69
Fields, Mrs., TBA 15
Hackett, W. H., TBA 3
Halsey, Mr., TBA MS 5
Hardy, E. D., TBA 75
Howells, W. D., TBA 69
Hutton, Lawrence, TBA 65
James, TBA 70


L.,J. R., TBA 19, 28
Launt Thompson's Wife, TBA 14
Louise, TBA 87
Lowell,J. R., TBA 29, 35, 65
Lowell, Mr., TBA 19
Morris, Gen Geo. P., TBA 5
North, Mr. E. D., TBA 72
O,J. R., TBA 67
Potter, Maria L., TBA 14
Rees,Jno. R., TBA 61
Rees,John R., TBA MS 3
Riley,J. W., TBA 69
Robinson, C.L.E, TBA 27, 77
Rogers, Bruce, TBA 84
S., B. B., TBA IO
S., M.A.R., TBA 80
S., W. E., TBA 80
Simmons, Parke E., TBA 27, 77
Smith, Augustus H., TBA I
Stanton, Ada B., TBA IO
Stedman, E. C., TBA 77
Stedman, Edmund C., TBA 27, 69, 77,
TBA MS I, 9
Stillwell, Abbie D., TBA 5
Stott, Charles, TBA 47
Thompson, J. H., TBA 3
Thompson, Launt., TBA 4, 8
Thompson, Maria L. Potter, TBA 14
Thorndike, Albert, TBA 59









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TBA 82 Judith ofBethulia A Tragedy. Boston, New York, 1904.
BAL 394, "Large Paper Edition." Flyleaf inscribed: "In every age / Have mighty
spirits dwelt unseen within man, / Biding the hour that needed them. Scene I,
Act I. Thomas Bailey Aldrich. January 2, 1905."

T BA 83 A Book of Songs and Sonnets Selectedfrom the Poems of Thomas Bailey
Aldrich. [Boston, New York] 1906.
BAL 397. Reprint. Designed by Bruce Rogers at the Riverside Press.

TBA 84 Longfellow 1807-i907. [Cambridge, 1907?]
BAL 398, printing H, with the printed slip signed by Bruce Rogers: "This is one
of fourteen copies...."

TBA 85 Ferris Greenslet. The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
Boston, New York, 1908.
BAL I, p. 77, trade edition. Endpaper inscribed: "To Mary Anthony with the
love of Lilian Aldrich. October 1908."

TBA 86 The Shadow of the Flowers From the Poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Illustrated by Talbot Aldrich and CarlJ. Nordell.
Boston, New York [1912]
BAL 405, in publisher's unprinted slipcase, without the prefatory note. Reprint.

TBA 87 Marjorie Daw. Boston, New York, 1922.
BAL 408, a "Merry Christmas Booklet." Inscribed: "Louise from Coz. Annie."
Gift of the Howe Society.

TBA 88 A Letter:from Thomas Bailey Aldrich to Bayard Taylor ... August
20, 1865. Auburn, New York, 1967.
Black boards, paper label. Gift of the Howe Society.









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Warner, C. D., TBA 69 Wilson, Carroll Atwood, TEA 47
White, William, TBA 3 Young, William, TEA 77
Wife, Launt Thompson's, TBA 14



AUTHORS AND TITLES


"After the Rain," TBA 34
The Aldine, TBA 69
"An Alpine Picture," TBA 41
"Ara Coeli," TBA 40
The Ark, TBA 32
"At Bay Ridge, Long Island," TBA 49
"At Stratford-Upon-Avon," TBA 33
Atlantic Almanac, TEA 16
Atlantic Monthly, TBA 7
Atlantic Monthly Supplement. The Holmes Breakfast, TEA 52
Austin, Etta Maria, TBA 31
"Autumn Days," TBA 16
"Baby Bell," TBA 62
Baby Bell, TBA 43
"Ballad of Babie Bell," TEA 25
The Ballad ofBabie Bell, TBA 5
"Before the Rain," TBA 34
The Bells, TBA I
A Book of Songs and Sonnets, TBA 83
"By the Potomac," TEA 50
Cameos, TBA 27, TBA MS I
"A Case in Point," TEA 32
Celebration... Art ofPrinting, TBA 3
Child Life, TBA 25
Child Life in Prose, TBA 30
Cloth of Gold, TEA 29
Conwell, Russell H., TEA 47
Coolidge, George, TBA 17
The Course of True Love, TEA 4
"The Cruise of the Dolphin," TEA 30
Daisy's Necklace, TEA 2
Dolby, Mme., TBA 20
Un Ecolier Americain, TBA 62
"Editorial Note, on the Influence of Books," TBA 78
"Egypt," TEA 45










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"Elmwood," TBA MS 4
"L'Envoi," TBA 29
"Epilogue" [to A Masque ofPoets], TBA 44
Five Songs, TBA 8 I
Flower and Thorn. Later Poems, TBA 35
"Fredericksburg," TBA 50
FriarJerome's Beautiful Book etc., TBA 56, 75
From Ponkapog to Pesth, TBA 60
"Ghosts," TBA 57
Gifts of Genius, TBA 6
"Good Night," TBA I 7
Greenslet, Ferris, TBA 85
Jubilee Days, TBA 23
Judith and Holofernes, TBA 74
Judith ofBethulFa, TBA 82
La Bedollierre, Emile de, TBA 46
Lady's Almanac, TBA 17
"Lander," TBA 13
Later Lyrics, TBA 73
A Letter ... to Bayard Taylor, TBA 88
The Life... of Bayard Taylor, TBA 47
The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich, TBA 85
"The Lily of Loch-Ine," TBA I 2
"Little Maud," TBA 31
Little People of God, TBA 3I
The Little Violinist, TBA 54
Longfellow, Henry W., TBA 33, 40, 41, 42, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51
Longfellow 1807-1907, TBA 84
"The Lorelei," TBA 42
Lyrics ofLoyalty, TBA 13
Mack, Albert A., TBA 8 I
Marjorie Daw, TBA 26, 36, 37, 87
Marjorie's Almanac, TBA 2
A Masque ofPoets, TBA 44
Mercedes, and Later Lyrics, TBA 61, 67, TBA MS 3
A Midnight Fantasy, TBA 38, 54
Miss Mehetabel's Son, TBA 36
A Monody ... Wendell Phillips, TBA 7 I
Moore, Frank, TBA 13
"Mr. Aldrich's Speech," TBA 52
"No Songs in Winter," TBA 6
An Old Town by the Sea, TBA 68
Oliphant, M.O.W., TBA 63










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"On the Influence of Books," TEA MS 6
Our Daily Fare, TBA 12
Our Young Folks, TBA 18
Out of His Head, TBA 9
"A Paean to the Printer's Art," TBA 3
Pampinea, TBA 8
Pansy's Wish, TBA 20
"Passing St. Helena," TBA 51
The Pellet, TBA 22
Pere Antoine's Date Palm, TBA 15
"Un Petit Diable," TBA 62
"Le Petit Violon," TBA 62
"The Piazza of St. Mark," TBA 40
"Piscataqua River," TBA 34, 48
Poems, TBA I O, 14
The Poems... Household Edition, TBA 66
The Poems ... Illustrated by the Paint and Clay Club, TBA 59
Poems of Places ... Africa, TBA 45
Poems of Places ... America. Middle States, TBA 49
Poems of Places... America. New England, TBA 48
Poems ofPlaces... America. Southern States, TBA 50
Poems ofPlaces... England, TBA 33
Poems ofPlaces... Germany, TBA 42
Poems ofPlaces... Italy, TBA 40
Poems of Places... Oceanica, TBA 5
Poems of Places... Switzerland and Austria, TBA 41
The Poets' Tributes to Garfield, TBA 58
Ponkapog Papers, TBA 80
"A Preacher," TBA 44
"Pro Patria," TBA I I, 13
"Prologue" [to A Masque ofPoets], TBA 44
Prudence Palfrey, TBA 28
The Queen ofSheba, TBA 39
Reception ... to George H. Boker, TBA 24
A Rivermouth Romance, TBA 37
Scudder, Mrs. Horace E., TBA MS 8
"A Sea Turn," TBA MS 7
A Sea Turn, TBA 79, TBA MS 7
The Second Son, TBA 63
"September 19, 1891," TBA 58
The Shadow of the Flowers, TBA 86
The Sisters' Tragedy with Other Poems, TBA 67
"Skedaddle," TBA II










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Soldiers' and Sailors' Patriotic Songs, TBA I I
Songs of Three Centuries, TBA 34
Stedman, Edmund C., TBA 27
The Stillwater Tragedy, TBA 53
"The Story of a Bad Boy," TBA 18
The Story ofa Bad Boy, TBA 19, 62
The Story ofa Cat, TBA 46
The Sword and the Pen, TBA 57
XXXVI Lyrics and XII Sonnets, TBA 55
Two Bites at a Chery, TBA 70
Unguarded Gates, TBA 72, TBA MS 4
What American Authors Think about International Copyright, TBA 64
Whittier,John Greenleaf, TBA 25, 30, 34
Wishmakers' Town, TBA 77, TBA MS 5
The Writings of Thomas Bailey Aldrich, TBA 76
Wyndham Towers, TBA 65
Young, William, TBA 77
The Young Folks'Library, TBA 78















CONTENTS




Foreword 7

The Louise Imogen Guiney Collection 9

Indices
Provenances 19
Authors and Titles 19














FOREWORD



LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY (1861-1920) produced six vol-
umes of verse and eight of prose works between 1884 and 1909. She
also edited books, made many contributions to periodicals and to the
publications of others, and translated from French and Italian. This
oeuvre-not inconsiderable-fails to place her among the immortals. Al-
though her poetry has not had the staying power of her more celebrated
fellow New Englanders', at its finest it reveals a richness of mind that
stands strongly independent in originality and expression.
Shortly after her death in 1920, Louise Guiney was called "one of the
few truly great American poets of the past generation" in The Literary
Review (15 January 1921). Not very much later, hers was among the
reputations relegated to a literary outer darkness with the emergence of
the vanguard of genius at work in the early 1920s-Ezra Pound, T. S.
Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and others-who altered the face of American
letters.
Louise Guiney was a meticulous scholar and fastidious in the use of
words, but she did not regard herself or her work very seriously. She was
unencumbered with ambition beyond a desire to salvage the eclipsed
reputations of other worthies (Robert Emmet, Hurrell Froude, Henry
Vaughan, Lady Danvers, Katherine Philips). She "did not covet the
game at all," as she wrote in a poem, "The Kings." Success and its
attendant fame were to her a bit of a joke. Ultimately, she achieved a
virtue she most admired, enunciated in "The Precept of Peace": la divine
indifference. A life-long ardent Roman Catholic, Miss Guiney's robust
spirituality sustained her in the poverty and poor health that dogged her
until she died not far from her beloved Oxford, her last important work,
an anthology of the English recusant poets, even now existing only in
manuscript.
I am in the debt of Sidney Ives for giving me the opportunity to know
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more intimately this gallant champion of obscured reputations whose
own inclination for obscurity is at variance with the gaiety, vigor, and
passion of her best work. It is an honor to stand with Louise Imogen
Guiney in the minor ranks of the great company gathered by Parkman
Dexter Howe. The quality of the Guiney volumes acquired by Mr. Howe
is testimony that he, too, valued her.

JOAN ST.C. CRANE














LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY




LIG 1 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1881. Boston, 1881.
Page 826. First and only printing of the poem "Chance."

LIG 2 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1884. Boston, 1884.
Pp. 467-477. First printing of the essay "An English Literary Cousin." This
essay on Leigh Hunt has not been collected.

LIG 3 Songs at the Start. Boston, 1884.
BAL 6715. [I-48, 5-6 7-88]; pp. [-41 5-6 [7-8] 9-110 [III-II2]. An
inserted errata slip between pp. 110- I I. BAL binding A (of five bindings, no
priority stated): pale blue paper boards, red leather shelfback. Front cover
printed in blue only, back cover with the Cupples, Upham & Co. logo in blue;
top edge trimmed and gilt, other edges uncut. Published by Cupples, Upham
& Co., Boston.
The book was noted as "just ready" in Publisher's Weekly, May 3, 1884, and
some inscribed copies in binding A are dated "May, 1884." This copy is in-
scribed: "To Mrs. Montgomery, with / the affectionate remembrances of /
L.I.G. / Boston, May, 1884."
L.I.G.'s first book was dedicated toJohn Boyle O'Reilly, a close friend of her
father and editor of the Pilot (Boston). O'Reilly published her first printed
poem, "Charles Sumner," in the Pilot, December ii, 188o, when Guiney was
nineteen years old.

LI G 4 Goose-Quill Papers. Boston, 1885.
BAL 6716. [I-8]12 (signed [I]8, 2- 18, [12]8); pp. [1-9] 10-177 [178]. At the
back is a 14-page catalogue of Roberts Brothers publications. Gray-green V
cloth, stamped in black (title) and gilt (quill pen orn.) on the front cover, a paper
title-label on the spine; edges trimmed, top edge gilt. Published by Roberts
Brothers, Boston. Printed by the University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cam-
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Guiney's second book. Ownership signature at front of E. H. Bigelow dated
"Aug I ith 1885." In L.I.G.'s hand on the title-page: "Edited, with Notes, by
an English critic, 1889." Her holograph notes are on 79 pages throughout the
text, comprising corrections, witty observations, self-castigating remarks and,
in one instance (p. 13 I), a drawing of cherubim.

LIG 5 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1886. Boston, 1886.
Page 316. First printing of the poem "A Salutation," collected in The White Sail
(1887).

LIG 6 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1886. Boston, 1886.
Pp. 791-792. First printing of the poem "Sleep," collected in The White Sail
(1887).

LIG 7 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1887. Boston, 1887.
Pp. 524-532. First printing of the essay "A Tory Parson." This essay on the
Boston 18th-century divine Mather Byles has not been collected.

LIG 8 The Atlantic Monthly.July, 1887. Boston, 1887.
Pp. 9-22. First printing of the essay "The Waterways of Portsmouth."

LIG 9 The White Sail and Other Poems. Boston, 1887.
BAL 6719. [i-i84, 192] (signed [I]8, 2-98, I02); pp. [i-vii] viii [ix-x, 11] 12-133
[134-148]. Maroon V cloth, front cover and spine gilt-stamped; top edge gilt,
other edges rough cut. Published by Ticknor & Company.
Although some of the lyrics and sonnets in The White Sail were included in
later collections, the "Legends" were never reprinted. L.I.G.'s own opinion of
this rare early work is best expressed by an inscription from 1900 in a copy from
another collection: "The author utterly disclaims and abhors seven-eighths of
the work in this book."
The book was, in fact, criticized for a cryptically allusive style that had
become self-consciously literary, perhaps because of her recent "taking up" by
the artistes of Beacon Hill after the critical success of Songs at the Start (1884).

LIG 10 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1889. Boston, 1889.
Pp. 549-555- First printing of "An Outline Portrait," an essay on Magdalen









LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY 11

Newport, Lady Danvers, the mother of George Herbert, collected in A Little
English Gallery (1894) with the title "Lady Danvers, 1561-1627."

LIG 11 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1890. Boston, 1890.
Pp. 779-786. First printing of the essay "Sir Walter Raleigh."

LIG 12 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1891. Boston, 1891.
Pp. 641-659. First printing of "James Clarence Mangan," later the prefatory
essay in James Clarence Mangan His Selected Poems (New York and London, 1897),
edited by L.I.G.

LIG 13 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1891. Boston, 1891.
Pp. 749-750. First printing of "London and Oxford: Three Sonnets," collected
in England and Yesterday (1898) with titles "Fog," "On First Entering Westminster
Abbey," and "Rooks in New College Garden." "Rooks .." was also included
in A Roadside Harp (1893) and in the Copeland & Day 1895 Christmas booklet
Nine Sonnets Written at Oxford.

LIG 14 "Monsieur Henri" A Foot-Note to French History. NewYork, I892.
BAL 6726. [-]4, x-88, 96; pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii, I] 2-139 [140]. Red and white
plaid gingham, white V cloth shelfback; covers and spine gilt-stamped. Top
edge rough cut, other edges uncut. Frontispiece portrait, a folded map ofVendie
Militaire inserted at back. Published by Harper & Bros.
Limitation notice in L.I.G.'s hand: "Author's edition, uncut, fifty copies
print-/ed, of which this is numbered [number in red ink] 3; with a / binding of
the plaid pattern worn by Hen-/ri de La Rochejaquelein, (brought from /
Chollet in 1891) and a decorative design / by Edmund H. Garrett. / Louise
Imogen Guiney." Also personally inscribed: "To EH.B., from her friend and
vas-/sal who wrote it. March 28th 1892." The recipient is Frances H. Blake at
whose home in Maine L.I.G. often visited and worked. Lovers'Saint Ruth's (1895)
is dedicated to Frances H. Blake and her husband.

LIG 15 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1893. Boston, 1893.
Pp. 382-383. First printing of the poem "A Seventeenth Century Song," col-
lected in A Roadside Harp (1893).

LIG 16 A Roadside Harp A Book of Verses. Boston, New York, 1893.









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BAL 6727. [I]8 ([i]1 + XI), [2-4]8, [5]2; pp. TI-2 [i-v] vi, 1-62. Leaf XI
(pp. i-ii) is the inserted title-page. Slate-gray V cloth with title and a lyre device
stamped in gray on front cover, spine and back cover blank; top edge trimmed
and gilt, other edges rough cut. Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Co.,
Boston and New York.
Inscribed at front: "Louise Imogen Guiney X (her mark) in / Susan Marr
Spalding's book, / this I9th day of March, 1896."

LIG 17 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1894. Boston, 1894.
Pp. 681-692. First printing of the essay "Henry Vaughan the Silurist," collected
in A Little English Gallery (1894) with title "Henry Vaughan, 1621-1695."


LIG 18 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1894. Boston, 1894.
Page 102. First printing of the poem "On Leaving Winchester: MDCCCXCI,"
collected in England and Yesterday (1898) with title "On Leaving Winchester."


LIG 19 Three Heroines of New England Romance. Boston, 1894.
BAL 6729. [I-8]4, [9]8, [io-2I]4; pp. [1-9] 10-12 [13-15] 16-175 [176].
Cream V cloth, gilt-stamped on front cover and spine; back cover blank. Edges
trimmed, top edge gilt. Published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston.
L.I.G.'s contribution is "Martha Hilton" (pp. 109-134). The other con-
tributors are Harriet Prescott Spofford and Alice Brown. Edmund H. Garrett
illustrated the book with 77 drawings in the text.
Inscribed on front endpaper: "Alice, / With the love of / Aunt Hal" [Harriet
Prescott Spofford].

LIG 20 A Little English Gallery. New York, 1894.
BAL 6728. [-]4, [i]8, 2-188, 194; pp. [i-viii, I-3] 4-291 [292-296]. A photo-
graphic frontispiece portrait of L.I.G. and the title-page printed in red and black
are conjugate leaves on coated paper with a tissue guard leaf (having L.I.G.'s
facsimile signature printed in red on the verso) inserted between them. This
double leaf is tipped in following the first leaf (a blank) of the first gathering
and is not included in the pagination. Pp. 293-296 are Harper & Bros. adver-
tisements. Smooth green V cloth, decorative gilt-stamping on front cover and
spine, back cover blank. Top and fore-edges trimmed, bottom edge uncut.
Inscribed: "For Grace Spencer, from / Louise Imogen Guiney, to / remember
May 15th, 1898." Bookplate of Grace and Winchell Smith.









LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY


Of the five essays, "Lady Danvers" was printed first in the Atlantic Monthly
(April, 1889) with title "An Outline Portrait"; "Henry Vaughan" was printed
first in the Atlantic Monthly (May, 1894) with title "Henry Vaughan the Silurist."

LIG 21 Lionel Johnson. Poems. London, Boston, 1895.
Not in BAL as edited by L.I.G. A6, B-G8, H10; pp. [i-viii] ix-xi [xii], -1 15
[i 16]. Slate-blue paper-covered blank boards, lettered in black on the spine;
uncut. Published by Elkin Mathews, London, and Copeland & Day, Boston,
in an edition of 750 copies. The Chiswick Press device at p. [i i6].
Inscribed on the half-title: "William Harmon van Allen, /July, 1896. / From
Miss Guiney." To the free front endpaper is tipped the address in L.I.G.'s hand,
clipped from the mailing wrapper: "The Rev. W. H. van Allen, / Trumansburg, /
New York. / The Church of the Epiphany." W. H. van Allen was the Episcopa-
lian rector of Boston's Church of the Advent when L.I.G. first knew him. She
was extremely fond of him, confided in him, and they corresponded regularly.
That L.I.G. edited this volume is not certain; however, her meeting with
Lionel Johnson in London in 1895, her championing of his work, and her close
association with the eccentric Fred Holland Day of Copeland & Day (publisher
of many of her own books) suggest that she had some hand in its publication.
She writes to van Allen: "I have the best mind in the world to send you Lionel
Johnson's book to keep; for I have an extra copy" (i oJuly 1896; Letters ofL.L G.,
p. 118). Later, on 26 July, she writes: "I hope you got the delayed book and
found it good. Some of our English contemporaries, the minor poets, say my
baggage of a Muse is for all the world like Lionel Johnson's, which I take for
the compliment it is" (Letters, p. 120).
L.I.G. edited and wrote an introduction for Some Poems of Lionel Johnson
(1912), and Post Liminium: Essays and Critical Papers by Lionel Johnson (19I1 ) is
dedicated to her by the acknowledged editor, Thomas Whittemore of Tufts
University.

LIG 22 Robert Louis Stevenson a Study by A. B. with a Prelude & a Postlude
by L.I.G. Boston, 1895.
BAL 6734. [i-714; pp. Trr-6, ['-4] 5-46 [47-50]. Leaves [I], and [714 are
pastedown endpapers at front and back. Slate-blue paper-covered boards, tan
cloth shelfback, printed paper title-label on front cover; edges uncut. The col-
ophon, p. 46: "Two hundred and fifty copies of this book have been printed /
during May 1895 at the Heintzemann Press Boston." Published for private
distribution by Copeland and Day, Boston.
Louise Imogen Guiney's copy with her ownership signature at front, dated









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May 1895. Beneath, she has written: "Ceded to T. W.,Jan., 1898." Probably
Thomas Whittemore, editor of Lionel Johnson's essays Post Liminium (1911).
The "A.B." of the title is Alice Brown, a prolific writer, close friend and
Beacon Hill neighbor of L.I.G., with whom she co-edited two books and col-
laborated on three, including this. They toured England and Wales together in
1895.
"A Valediction" (pp. 5-7) was reprinted in John A. Hammerton's Steven-
soniana (NY & London, 1903) as "For R.L.S. on Vaea Top." "Postlude" (p. 46)
was collected in Guiney's England and Yesterday (1898) with the title "Valedic-
tion."



LIG 23 Lovers' Saint Ruth's and Three Other Tales. Boston, 1895.
BAL 6737. [-]6 ([-] + X2) i-88; pp. TrI-6 [i-v] vi-vii [viii-x, I] 2-123 [124-
128]. Leaves X2 are blank conjugates inserted after [-] I (the blank pastedown).
The last leaf (blank) of the final signature is used as the terminal pastedown.
Mottled yellow V cloth imprinted on front and back covers with a black floral
design panel in the style of Charles Ricketts. Edges uncut.
Published by Copeland and Day. Printed by John Wilson and Son, Cam-
bridge, Mass. Inscribed: "M.SJ. from her old friend / L.I.G. / 1896." At front
is the recipient's inscription: "Mary Stuart Jackson- / a gift from- / Louise
Imogen Guiney- / Sunday Jan 5th / 1896 / Auburndale / Mass.-"


LIG 24 Nine Sonnets Written at Oxford. Cambridge, Mass., 1895.
BAL 6733. [-]10; pp. [1-20]. First and final leaves blank. Gray-blue paper
wrappers, title in black on front cover; stitched at centerfold; uncut. Colophon
at p. 17: "These nine Sonnets written at Oxford by / Louise Imogen Guiney
and decorated / by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue are / privately issued for them
and their / friends and for Herbert Copeland and / F H. Day and their friends
at Christmas / MDCCCXCV the printing having been / done at the University
Press in Cam-/bridge Massachusetts / [Copeland & Day device]."
Laid in is a slip imprinted: "With the Compliments of / Messrs Copeland
and Day."
The sonnets were collected in England and Yesterday (1898). Three were printed
first in the Atlantic Monthly (December, 1891): "Fog," "On First Entering
Westminster Abbey," and "Rooks in New College Garden" (with the collective
title, "London and Oxford: Three Sonnets"). "Rooks in New College Garden"
was also included in A Roadside Harp (1893).









LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY


LIG 25 The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1896. Boston, 1896.
Page 301. First printing of the poem "An Elegy."

LIG 26 Patrins To Which Is Added an Inquirendo into the Wit & Other Good
Parts of His Late Majesty King Charles the Second. Boston, 1897.
BAL 6742. [-]4, [i]8, 2-21 ; pp. [i-viii, 1-3] 4-334 [335-336]. Olive green T
cloth with a blind floral pattern; title gilt-stamped on both covers and spine.
Edges uncut. Published by Copeland and Day.
The book is dedicated to Bliss Carman. This is the dedication copy, inscribed:
"To B.C. the first copy. / from his ever devoted / L.I.G."
"An Open Letter to the Moon" and "On Teaching One's Grandmother to
Suck Eggs" were printed first in Goosequill Papers (1885). The other essays
appeared between 1887 and 1896 in the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap-Book, the
Independent, the Catholic World, and the Providence Journal.

LIG 27 "England and Yesterday" A Book of Short Poems. London, 1898.
BAL 6744. [A]4, B-E8; pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii, 1-2] 3-60 [61-64]. Pages [63-64]
print advertisements for other Grant Richards publications. The Chiswick
Press imprint is at p. [61]. Coarse olive-green linen, gilt-stamped with author's
name at lower right corner of front cover, title on spine, back cover blank.
Inscribed in pencil on free front endpaper recto: "L.C.M. from Lou. Nov. 25,
1898." The presentation is probably to the Boston poet Louise Chandler Moul-
ton. At contents, p. v, the author has crossed out the word "between" in the
section listing for "Oxford: Sonnets Written There Between 1890 and 1895,"
replacing it with "in" in pencil. The altered reading agrees with the section title
at p. 15.

LIG 28 The Sermon to the Birds and the Wolf of Gubbio. [Boston] 1898.
BAL 6746. [-]10; pp. [11-4] 5-17 [18-20]. First leaf blank. Pale gray-blue wrap-
pers, title in black on front cover; beneath title: "Privately Printed / at Christmas /
1898." Stitched at the centerfold. Uncut. Colophon at p. 19: "These Fioretti di
San Francesco are pri-/vately printed for Louise Imogen Guiney, / who trans-
lated them out of the thirteenth / century Italian; for Herbert Copeland and /
E H. Day and their friends. Christmas / M DCCC XCVIII." Copeland and
Day device on title-page.
Inscribed: "T.W. [Thomas Whittemore?] Christmas, 1898. / (A foretaste)."
Numerous corrections have been made in the text in another hand, presumably
Whittemore's.









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LIG 29 The Martyrs'Idyl and Shorter Poems. Boston, New York, 1899.
BAL 6749. Firstprinting. [i2, 2-124]; pp. T i-2 [i-v] vi, r-81 [82-84]. Leaf [I]iv
an advertisement for three L.I.G. titles, [1]2 is the title-page/copyright, [2] r is
a dedication (verso blank), [2]2rv is the contents. 500 copies printed in 1899.
Gray laid paper over boards, gilt title panel on front cover and spine; top edge
gilt, other edges rough cut. Published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
Inscribed: "To Agnes and Francis, with their / old Imogen's love. Oct. 13,
1899." L.I.G. ink corrections on pp. 13 and 25.
Secondprinting. [1]2 ([]1 + XI),[2]4 (-[211, [212 + [2]1), [3-12]4; pp. rrI-2
[i-v] vi [vii-viii], 1-8 [82-84]. A half-title (Xi) inserted between a preliminary
blank ([i]1) and the title-page ([i]2). The dedication ([2]1) removed and in-
serted following the contents ([2]2). 270 copies printed in 1900. Bound as the
first printing.
"The Martyrs' Idyl" was first published in the Christmas number of Harper's
Magazine, 1898. Three poems were printed first in England and Yesterday (1898):
"Romans in Dorset," "The Chantry," and "Of Joan's Youth." The others
appeared before 1896 in Harper's, the Century, Cosmopolitan, the Independent, the
Chap-book.

LIG 30 Robert Emmet A Survey of His Rebellion and of His Romance.
London, 1904.
BAL 6754. [-]4 A-F8, G4; pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-102 [103-104]. Pale beige-
green paper wrappers, printed in dull red and green on the front cover; edges
uncut. Frontispiece portrait of Emmet tipped in. Published by David Nutt,
London.
Inscribed in pencil at front by the author: "To Mrs. van Allen, from / A
Tipperary Friend."
In a letter dated 14 November 1903 (laid into the Howe copy of Hurrell
Froude), L.I.G. writes, "I have written a lot of stuff about Emmet, whom I love:
enough for a little book, which I am asking Mr. Nutt to print." The book was
rushed to publication to coincide with the centennial of the death of Emmet,
the doomed Irish patriot, of whom L.I.G. wrote: "To be unbiased and Irish is
to love Robert Emmet; to be generously English is to love him; to be American
is to love him anyhow" (p. [103]).

LIG 31 Katherine Philips "The Matchless Orinda" Selected Poems.
Cottingham near Hull, 1904.
BAL 6753. [A]8, B-C8; pp. [1-2] 3-47 [48]. Slate-blue wrappers printed in red









LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY


on both covers, edges uncut. At head of title: "The Orinda Booklets / I." On
title-page, "Limited to iooo copies." Published by J. R. Tutin. Printed by
Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh.
Edited by L.I.G. who provided the "Appreciatory Note" (pp. 5-8). Inscribed
in pencil: "To His Reverence W. H. van A. [William Harmon van Allen], the
small / chore of an old friend, L.I.G. 24 Mar. 1904." At p. 45, she has added
a footnote in pencil, making a text correction.


LIG 32 Hurrell Froude Memoranda and Comments. London, 1904.
BAL 6755. [a]8, b4, 1-278, 284; pp. 7r 1-2 [i-vi] vii-xix [xx-xxii, i] 2-439 [440].
At back is a 4o-page Methuen catalogue dated March, 1904. Frontispiece
portrait (with inserted protective tissue) and five illustrations on coated paper
inserted. Blue-green V cloth, gilt-stamped on front cover and spine; top edge
trimmed, other edges rough cut. Published by Methuen & Co., London.
Laid into this copy is a 4-page letter dated November 14, 1903 from L.I.G.
to "My dear Ermengarda" [the Hon. Ermengarda Greville-Nugent] in which
she writes of "fussing over the never-ceasing Hurrell Froude, finished lang syne
as it is... ." The Froude book is an example of L.I.G.'s fancy for the exhumation
of neglected reputations. Hurrell Froude, the forgotten inspire of John Henry
Newman, died at thirty-two. Guiney characterizes him as "the lost Pleiad of the
Oxford Movement" and "a mere man of genius" who could afford to die
anonymous, having given his close friend Newman "every single one of his
theories."
In a letter to the Rev. W. H. van Allen, April i, 1901, L.I.G. writes, "I told
you once, I think, of my tendre for Hurrell Froude? ... I bought in London his
Remains ... and have been re-reading them with more than my old interest.
When I can write a bit again, I shall do what I can to make the anti-theologs
love him" (Letters of L.I.G., vol. 2, p. 33).


LIG 33 Blessed Edmund Campion. London, 1908.
BAL 6760. [A]4, B-I8, K-M8, N4; pp. [i-viii, I] 2-182 [183-184]. Frontispiece
and five other color illustrations on coated paper inserted. At p. 184 is a listing
of other volumes in the St. Nicholas Series. Red V cloth, front cover and spine
gilt-stamped, back cover blank. Top edge trimmed and gilt, other edges rough
cut.
The St. Nicholas Series, edited by the Rev. Dom Bede Camm, O.S.B., was
published by MacDonald and Evans.
Inscribed: "Animae: naturaliter: Catholicae: / T. W.: amico: colendissimo: /









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L.I.G. / MCMVIII." The recipient is probably Thomas Whittemore, editor
of LionelJohnson's essays, Post Liminium, which in 1911 he dedicated to L.I.G.

LIG 34 Happy Ending. Boston, New York, 9go9.
BAL 6762. [I-24]4; pp. [i-viii] ix-xiii [xiv, I-2] 3-176 [I77-178]. Engraved
frontispiece (with protective tissue) inserted. A manuscript statement on p. [ii]:
"550 copies printed." Mustard-yellow laid paper over boards, matching T cloth
shelfback. Covers blank, printed paper title-label on spine; edges uncut. In a
dark green board box with the same printed title-label on the back strip. Pub-
lished by the Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston and New York.
Inscribed: "To dearest Mrs. Fields, from a / constant friend and transient /
guest. / L.I.G. / Boston: 1910." The recipient is Annie Fields, wife ofJames T.
Fields, whom L.I.G. had known since her literary debut in Boston. A small
photograph of L.I.G. with a cat is tipped onto a free front flyleaf.

LIG 35 De Amore Amicorum (February, A.D. g19o). [N.p. I91o]
BAL 6763A. Single leaf folded once, printed on the first and third pages. Cap-
tion-title. Top edge trimmed, other edges uncut.
Signed in print on the third page: "L.I.G." Guiney's mother died on February
5, 1910, and this poem was printed privately as a keepsake for close friends. It
appeared subsequently in McClure's (May, 1910, p. 21) with title "Love of
Friends" and was collected in the 1927 posthumous edition of Happy Ending.

LIG 36 Opening ofSt. Frideswide's Shrine. Oxford, 1912.
Not in BAL. Small folio, single fold, unbound. Printed by Oliver of Oxford.
Program for the occasion ". .. in the / Church of / SS. Edmund and Frides-
wide, / Iffley Road, Oxford, / on / St. Frideswide's Day, / Saturday, October
19, 1912, / at 4:30 p.m." On inner pages is the Order of Service with two hymns,
the unveiling and blessing of the statue and an address, followed by L.I.G.'s
"Hymn of St. Frideswide" at the foot of the second inner page and continuing
to the verso. Beneath the verses is "[L.I.G. fecit.]" in her hand.
L.I.G. had a special devotion to St. Frideswide, the founder and patroness of
Oxford city. Among the unpublished works is a biographical essay on the saint
with notes on the early history of Oxford.















INDICES



PROVENANCES


Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-
graphical notes.


Agnes, LIG 29
B., E H. (Frances H. Blake), LIG 14
Bigelow, E. H., LIG 4
C., B. (Bliss Carman), LIG 26
Copeland and Day, Messrs, LIG 24
Ermengarda (the Hon. Ermengarda Gre-
ville-Nugent), LIG 32
Fields, Mrs. (Annie), LIG 34
Francis, LIG 29
G., L.I. (Louise Imogen Guiney), LIG 3,
23, 26, 31, 33, 34, 36
Guiney, Louise Imogen, LIG [4], 14, 16,
20, 22, 23, [28], [30]
Guiney, Miss, LIG 2
Hal, Aunt (Harriet Prescott Spofford), LIG


Imogen (Louise Imogen Guiney), LIG 29
J., M.S. (Mary StuartJackson), LIG 23
Jackson, Mary Stuart, LIG 23
Lou (Louise Imogen Guiney), LIG 27
M., L.C. (Louise Chandler Moulton), LIG
27
Montgomery, Mrs., LIG 3
Smith, Grace and Winchell, LIG 20
Spalding, Susan Marr, LIG 16
Spencer, Grace, LIG 20
Van Allen, Mrs., LIG 30
Van Allen, William Harmon, LIG 21, 31
W., T. (Thomas Whittemore), LIG 22, 28,
33


AUTHORS AND TITLES


The Atlantic Monthly, LIG I, 2, 5-8, 10-13, 15, 17, 18, 25
Blessed Edmund Campion, LIG 33
Brown, Alice, LIG 19, 22
"Chance," LIG I
"Charles Sumner," LIG 3
De Amore Amicorum (February, A.D. g1zo), LIG 35; see "Love of Friends"
"An Elegy," LIG 25
"England and Yesterday" A Book of Short Poems, LIG 13, 24, 27
19















INDICES



PROVENANCES


Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here as
they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the biblio-
graphical notes.


Agnes, LIG 29
B., E H. (Frances H. Blake), LIG 14
Bigelow, E. H., LIG 4
C., B. (Bliss Carman), LIG 26
Copeland and Day, Messrs, LIG 24
Ermengarda (the Hon. Ermengarda Gre-
ville-Nugent), LIG 32
Fields, Mrs. (Annie), LIG 34
Francis, LIG 29
G., L.I. (Louise Imogen Guiney), LIG 3,
23, 26, 31, 33, 34, 36
Guiney, Louise Imogen, LIG [4], 14, 16,
20, 22, 23, [28], [30]
Guiney, Miss, LIG 2
Hal, Aunt (Harriet Prescott Spofford), LIG


Imogen (Louise Imogen Guiney), LIG 29
J., M.S. (Mary StuartJackson), LIG 23
Jackson, Mary Stuart, LIG 23
Lou (Louise Imogen Guiney), LIG 27
M., L.C. (Louise Chandler Moulton), LIG
27
Montgomery, Mrs., LIG 3
Smith, Grace and Winchell, LIG 20
Spalding, Susan Marr, LIG 16
Spencer, Grace, LIG 20
Van Allen, Mrs., LIG 30
Van Allen, William Harmon, LIG 21, 31
W., T. (Thomas Whittemore), LIG 22, 28,
33


AUTHORS AND TITLES


The Atlantic Monthly, LIG I, 2, 5-8, 10-13, 15, 17, 18, 25
Blessed Edmund Campion, LIG 33
Brown, Alice, LIG 19, 22
"Chance," LIG I
"Charles Sumner," LIG 3
De Amore Amicorum (February, A.D. g1zo), LIG 35; see "Love of Friends"
"An Elegy," LIG 25
"England and Yesterday" A Book of Short Poems, LIG 13, 24, 27
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"An English Literary Cousin," LIG 2
"Fog," LIG 13
"For R.L.S. on Vaea Top," LIG 22; see "A Valediction"
Garrett, Edmund H., LIG 14, 19
Goose-Quill Papers, LIG 4
Happy Ending, LIG 34
"Henry Vaughan the Silurist," LIG 17, 20
"Henry Vaughan, 162 1-1695," LIG 17, 20
Hurrell Froude Memoranda and Comments, LIG 32
"Hymn of St. Frideswide," LIG 36
"James Clarence Mangan," LIG 12
Johnson, Lionel, LIG 21
Katherine Philips "The Matchless Orinda," LIG 31
"Lady Danvers, 1561-1627," LIG IO, 20; see "An Outline Portrait"
A Little English Gallery, LIG I0, 17, 20
"London and Oxford: Three Sonnets," LIG 13, 24
"Love of Friends," LIG 35; see De Amore Amicorum
Lovers' Saint Ruth's and Three Other Tales, LIG 23
"Martha Hilton," LIG 19
The Martyrs' Idyl and Shorter Poems, LIG 29
McClure's Magazine, LIG 35
"Monsieur Henri" A Foot-Note to French History, LIG 14
Nine Sonnets Written at Oxford, LIG 13, 24
"On First Entering Westminster Abbey," LIG 13
"On Leaving Winchester: MDCCCXCI," LIG 18
Opening of St. Frideswide's Shrine, LIG 36
"An Outline Portrait," LIG 10, 20; see "Lady Danvers, 1561-1627"
Patrins, LIG 26
The Pilot, LIG 3
Poems by Lionel Johnson, LIG 21
"Postlude," LIG 22; see "Valediction"
A Roadside Harp, LIG 13, 15, 16, 24
Robert Emmet A Survey of His Rebellion and of His Romance, LIG 30
Robert Louis Stevenson A Study, LIG 22
"Rooks in New College Garden," LIG 13
"A Salutation," LIG 5
The Sermon to the Birds and the Wolf of Gubbio, LIG 28
"A Seventeenth Century Song," LIG 15
"Sir Walter Raleigh," LIG I I
"Sleep," LIG 6
Songs at the Start, LIG 3
Three Heroines of New England Romance, LIG 19
"A Tory Parson," LIG 7
"A Valediction," LIG 22; see "For R.L.S. on Vaea Top"









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"Valediction," LIG 22; see "Postlude"
"The Waterways of Portsmouth," LIG 8
The White Sail and Other Poems, LIG 5, 6, 9














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ROBERT FROST











The Howe Library

Books and Manuscripts of
Robert Lee Frost
Given in 1981 by
Jean P. and Jewel P. Ahrano
in appreciation of
Dr. C. Archibald Robertson
Mrs. C. Archibald Robertson
and Misses Marjorie & Ruth White
Teachers of English

University of Florida Libraries










THE


PARKMAN DEXTER HOWE
LIBRARY





A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Robert Frost Collection

John Lancaster














THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


GAINESVILLE 1990















CONTENTS


Foreword

The Robert Frost Collection
Manuscripts

Indices
Provenances
Authors and Titles


ILLUSTRATIONS


PLATES I-XXII: "Education by Poetry" (RF MS 5)


52-73















FOREWORD



IN CONTRAST to most of the authors Howe collected, Robert
Frost's life overlapped considerably that of the collector. This portion
of the collection is thus particularly rich in ephemera, some of it presented
and inscribed by the author to Howe, but with many pieces that passed
through other contemporaneous hands as well. Many familiar names -
and a few that are less so-appear in the index of provenances.
The centerpiece of the collection is certainly the heavily-edited type-
script of "Education by Poetry." This philosophical statement has been
printed in several versions, all of them different in important ways from
one another and from the Howe version, which remains to be studied
carefully.
The standard bibliographical treatment of Robert Frost's work is Joan
St.C. Crane's Robert Frost: A Descriptive Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts
in the Clifton Waller Barrett Library, University of Virginia (Charlottesville,
1974). Though a catalogue of a single collection, and thus not a full
bibliography in the true sense, its extent and detail are such that it
provides excellent bibliographical service. References to Crane are given
wherever relevant (with notes of any variation from her description the
Howe copy may show); the phrase "not in Crane" is used only for those
items that fall within her scope but are not included in her catalogue.
Thus no reference is made to omission from Crane for secondary works,
foreign editions, later printings of individual poems, music, and the like.
For items that appeared in print up to 1937, reference is made to Robert
Frost: A Bibliography, by W. B. Shubrick Clymer and Charles R. Green
(Amherst, Mass., 1937), whenever the account there supplements that
in Crane. Information about the appearances of individual poems has
been found in the notes to The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward
Connery Lathem (New York, 1969).









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It is a pleasure to acknowledge with thanks the assistance given me by
Newton E McKeon, Carmen Russell Hurff, and Sidney Ives in the prep-
aration of this catalogue.

JOHN LANCASTER
















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RF 1 High School Bulletin. Lawrence, Massachusetts. Vol. XI, no. 9; May,
1890. Lawrence, 1890.
Clymer & Green, p. 81; not in Crane. First prints "Song of the Wave," p. 3.
Frost was editor of the Bulletin, Sept.-Dec. 1891; see below, RF 272, Robert Frost
and the Lawrence, Massachusetts, "High School Bulletin": The Beginning of a Literary
Career (which contains a facsimile of the poem).

RF 2 Order of Exercises for the Forty-First Anniversary of the Lawrence High
School. Friday, July Ist, 1892. Lawrence, 1892.
Crane Ci; cf. Clymer & Green, p. 8 i. First prints "Class Hymn," p. [3]. Also
announces Frost's valedictory address, "A Monument of Afterthought Un-
veiled," and that of his future wife, Elinor M. White, "Conversation as a Force
of Life." See below, RF 272.

RF 3 High School Bulletin. Lawrence, Massachusetts. Vol. XIII, no. Io;
June, 1892. Lawrence, 1892.
Cf. Crane C i; Clymer & Green, pp. 81 & 107. Reprints "Class Hymn," which
(despite the printed dates) first appeared in the Order of Exercises (previous
entry), and first prints "A Monument of After-Thought Unveiled," p. o1. Also
prints Elinor M. White's "Conversation as a Force of Life." Errata slip gives
the authors' names. See below, RF 272 (which contains a facsimile).

RF 4 The Lawrence Daily American. Friday, July I, 1892.
Lawrence, 1892.
Reprints, with minor typographical variations, "Class Hymn," p. 2. See below,
RF 272.

RF 5 The Independent. August 2o, 1896. New York, 1896.









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Clymer & Green, p. 82; not in Crane. First prints "The Birds Do Thus," p. x.
Inscribed: "To Earle Bernheimer from R. E"

RF 6 The Independent. January 14, 1897. New York, 1897.
Clymer & Green, p. 82; not in Crane. First prints "Caesar's Lost Transport
Ships," p. [I]. Inscribed: "To Earle Bernheimer from R. E Ripton Vt. Sep-
tember 26 1942"; Frost added a note, "Written in high school days-R. E"


RF 7 The Independent. September 9, 1897. New York, 1897.
Clymer & Green, p. 82; not in Crane. First prints "Warning," p. [i]. Inscribed:
"To Earle Bernheimer from R. E"; Frost added a note, "Written at school house
in Salem NH. when I taught there-R. E"

RF 8 The Independent.June 27, 1901. New York, 1901.
Crane C2. First prints "The Quest of the Orchis" (with variant title "The Quest
of the Purple-Fringed"), p. 1494.

RF 9 The Farm-Poultry. December 15, 1905. Boston, 1905.
Cf. Crane, pp. 153-55 (addendum to section D). First prints "Dalkins' Little
Indulgence: A Christmas Story," pp. [5131-14 (prose). See below, RF 253,
Robert Frost: Farm-Poultryman.

RF 10 The Youth's Companion. March 15, 1906. Boston, 1906.
Not in Crane or Clymer & Green. First prints "Ghost House," p. 132. The gift
of the Howe Society.

RF 11 The Independent. October I I, 1906. New York, 1906.
Crane C3. First prints "The Trial by Existence," p. 876.

RF 12 New England Magazine. October, 1907. Boston, 1907.
Crane C5. First prints "A Line-Storm Song," p. 204.

RF 13 The Independent. March 26, 1908. New York, 1908.
Clymer & Green, p. 82; not in Crane. First prints "Across the Atlantic," p. 676.









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RF 14 New England Magazine. May, 1909. Boston, 1909.
Clymer & Green, p. 83; not in Crane. First prints "Into Mine Own," p. 338.

RF 15 The Youth's Companion. May 20, 1909. Boston, 1909.
Clymer & Green, p. 83; not in Crane. First prints "The Flower Boat," p. 248.

RF 16 The Youth's Companion. October 3, 1912. Boston, 1912.
Clymer & Green, p. 83; not in Crane. First prints "October," p. 512.

RF 17 A Boy's Will. London, 1913.
Crane A2, first issue, binding A. Inscribed on half-title: "Robert Frost."

RF 18 A Boy's Will. London, 1913.
Crane A2, first issue, binding B. Inscribed: "To Irene Cooper... from Margot.
R. Adamson. Sept: 1917:"

RF 19 A Boy's Will. London, 1913.
Crane A2, second issue, binding C ("Printed in Great Britain" rubber-stamped
on verso of title leaf). See Crane's extended discussion (pp. 7-9) of the history
of this edition.

RF 20 A Boy's Will. London, 1913.
Crane A2, second issue, binding D (rubber-stamped). Autograph poem, signed
by Frost, on p. xii, entitled "Human" (later printed as "Fireflies in the Garden"),
with several variants from the printed version; see below, RF MS 3.

RF 21 A Boy's Will. London, 1913.
Crane A2, second issue, binding D (rubber-stamped; signed and numbered "5"
on half-title). Other UF copies: one signed and numbered "33" on half-title;
another signed and numbered "96" on title.

RF 22 Poetry and Drama. June, 1913. London, 1913.
Review by E S. Flint of A Boy's Will, p. 250. Reprints "My November Guest,"
which had earlier appeared in The Forum, November, 1912.









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RF 23 The Mosher Books. [ca. October 1913] Portland, Me., 1913.
Reprints "Reluctance," which had earlier appeared in A Boy's Will.

RF 24 North of Boston. London, 1914.
Crane A3, binding A. The Howe copy has "EDITORIAL:" in the imprint (not
"EDITORIAL"). Inscribed "E. C. Jewell / From Robert Frost"; a letter from
Frost to Jewell (New York, on Hotel Chelsea stationery, February 24, 1915)
accompanies the book; see below, RF MS 1.

RF 25 North of Boston. New York, 1914 [i.e. 1915]
Crane A3. I. Label of The Old Corner Book Store, Inc., Boston, Mass. Howe
copy lacks dust jacket.

RF 26 North of Boston. London, 1914.
Crane A3, binding C. Inscribed "To Douglas Ainslie / From / Alfred Harcourt /
Dec 28 1915."

RF 27 North of Boston. London, 1914.
Crane A3, binding D.

RF 28 North of Boston. London, 1914.
Crane A3, binding E (rubber-stamped).

RF 29 North of Boston. London, 1914.
Crane A3, binding F (rubber-stamped). Autograph, signed by Frost, of the first
four lines of "Pasture" (here titled "The Pasture"), with one variant from the
printed version; see below, RF MS 15.

RF 30 A Boy's Will. New York, 1915.
Crane A2. (first printing, with "Aind" on p. 14). Inscribed "To dear Mr.
Tiffany With / best wishes for August 28th / from M. H. Folger. / 1915."

RF 31 A Boy's Will. New York, 1915.
Crane A2. (later printing, with "And" on p. 14).









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RF 32 North of Boston. New York, 1915.
Crane A3.2.

RF 33 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1915. Boston, 1915.
Clymer & Green, p. 84; not in Crane. Prints "A Group of Poems" (pp. 221-24),
first printing "Birches" and "The Road Not Taken," and reprinting "The
Sound of Trees," which had appeared earlier in Poetry and Drama.


RF 34 American Drama Society. [Program and admission ticket for] Au-
thorized Dramatic Presentation from "North ofBoston," November 27
[1915]. [Boston, 1915]
Postcard, addressed to Walter Pritchard Eaton, Stockbridge, Mass. Accom-
panied by a note fromJacob Blanck to Howe (January 16, 1964), transmitting
the card and dating it. The readings were by Frost and by "Miss Shull" and
"Mr. Watson."


RF 35 William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. Anthology of Magazine Verse for
1915 and Year Book of American Poetry. New York, 1915.
Clymer & Green, p. 97. First book printing of "Birches" and "The Road Not
Taken"; reprints "The Death of the Hired Man."


RF 36 The Yale Review. April, 1916. New Haven, 1916.
Clymer & Green, p. 84; not in Crane. First prints "The Hill Wife" (pp. 584-86),
a group of five poems: "Loneliness (Her Word)," "House Fear," "The Smile
(Her Word)," "The Oft-Repeated Dream," and "The Impulse."


RF 37 The Independent. May 22, 1916. New York, 1916.
Includes "Robert Frost, a Poet of Speech" by George H. Browne, pp. 283-84
(with a photograph of Frost); reprints "My Butterfly."


RF 38 The Independent. October 9, 1916. New York, 1916.
Clymer & Green, pp. 84-85; not in Crane. First prints "The Telephone" and
"The Gum-Gatherer," p. 70. Inscribed above the poems: "For Earle Bern-
heimer"; and below: "Robert Frost 1940."









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RF 39 The Seven Arts. November, 1916. New York, 1916.
Crane CI2. First prints "The Bonfire," pp. 25-28. Includes an advertisement
for Mountain Interval, described as "Ready Nov. 2nd."

RF 40 Mountain Interval. New York [1916]
Crane A4, first state (with the 6th line omitted and the 7th duplicated on
p. 88). One Howe copy (without dust jacket) contains an autograph of "Wasp-
ish," with one variant from the printed version (see below, RF MS 16), signed
by Frost and inscribed "For Parkman Howe", with the signature of Gerald E
Haddock. A second copy (also without dustjacket) is inscribed: "E. C.Jewell /
from / Robert Frost, his / friend from of old"; Frost has crossed out the incorrect
line 6 on p. 88 and written the correction in the margin, and on p. 93 has made
a further revision. Another UF copy is of Crane's second state (with lines 6-7
on p. 88 correctly printed), inscribed: "To the University of Florida / Library /
from Robert Frost."

RF 41 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1916. Boston, 1916.
Crane Ci i. First prints "An Encounter," p. 623.

RF 42 The Yale Review. January, 1917. New Haven, 1917.
Crane C 13. First prints "Not To Keep," p. 400.

RF 43 The Seven Arts. February, 1917. New York, 1917.
Crane DI. First prints the prose play "A Way Out," pp. 347-62.

RF 44 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1917. Boston, 1917.
Clymer & Green, p. 85; not in Crane. First prints "The Axe-Helve," pp. 337-39.

RF 45 An Annual of New Poetry 1917. London [1917]
Reprints "Christmas Trees," "A Girl's Garden," "The Line Gang," "Pea
Brush," "The Oven Bird," and "Hyla Brook," pp. 63-74.

RF 46 William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. Anthology of Magazine Verse for
1917 and Year Book of American Poetry. Boston [1917]
Cf. Crane C 13; Clymer & Green, p. 97. First book printing of "The Bonfire"
(pp. 133-36) and perhaps of "Not To Keep" (p. 163); cf. next entry.








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RF 47 George Herbert Clarke, ed. A Treasury of War Poetry: British and
American Poems of the World War 1914-1917.
Boston and New York, 1917.
Cf. Crane CI3; Clymer & Green, p. 97. Reprints "Not To Keep," p. 219.


RF 48 North of Boston. New York [1191]
Crane A3.3. Although described by Crane as the "Second American edition,"
this is printed from the same setting of type as her A3.2 (see above, RF 32).


RF 49 Alfred Kreymborg, ed. Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New
Verse. New York, 1920.
Clymer & Green, p. 97; not in Crane. First book printing of "The Axe-Helve"
(pp. 39-43); reprints "Mending Wall" and "Not To Keep" (pp. 37-39).

RF 50 A Miscellany of American Poetry 1920. New York, 1920.
Clymer & Green, pp. 97-98; not in Crane. First printing of "Plowmen" (p. 21),
"The Parlor Joke" (pp. 25-28, the only printing of this poem), and "The
Lockless Door" (p. 30); first book printing of "Good-bye and Keep Cold" (pp.
22-23), "The Runaway" (p. 24), and "Fragmentary Blue" (p. 29).

RF 51 American andBritish Versefrom the Yale Review. New Haven, 1920.
Clymer & Green, p. 97. First book printing of "To Edward Thomas" (p. 16),
which elsewhere appears under the title "To E. T."

RF 52 William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. Anthology of Magazine Verse for
1920 and Year Book of American Poetry. Boston [1920]
Clymer & Green, p. 98; not in Crane. First printing of "Place for a Third" (pp.
103-5); reprints "To E. T." (p. 98).

RF 53 George P Baker. The Pilgrim Spirit. Boston [1921]
Crane C 6. First printing (and only complete appearance) of "The Return of
the Pilgrims" (pp. 134-36). See the discussion of this work by Charles Beecher
Hogan, "Edwin Arlington Robinson: New Bibliographical Notes," Papers of the
Bibliographical Society of America, 35 (1941), 115-44, at pp. 130-32; the Howe
copy corresponds to Hogan's first issue.









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RF 54 The Yale Review. January, 1921. New Haven, 1921.
Clymer & Green, p. 87; not in Crane. First prints "The Onset" (pp. 258-59),
"A Star in a Stone-Boat" (pp. 259-61), and "Misgiving" (p. 261); reprints
"Snow Dust" (p. 258), which first appeared as "A Favour" in The London Mercury.

RF 55 A Little Anthology of Very Short Poems from the Magazines of 1921.
[Cedar Rapids, 1921]
First book printing of "Snow Dust" (p. 15). Inscribed below the poem: "Robert
Frost / to / Earle Bernheimer."

RF 56 Mrs. Waldo Richards, ed. Star-Points. Songs of Joy, Faith and
Promise from the Present-day Poets. Boston & New York, 192 1.
Clymer & Green, p. 98. First book printings of "The Valley's Singing Day"
(p. 43) and "The Onset" (p. 194); reprints "Snow Dust" (p. 195).

RF 57 William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. Anthology of Magazine Verse for
1921 and Year Book of American Poetry. Boston [192 ]
Clymer & Green, pp. 98-99. First book printings of "A Hillside Thaw" (pp.
49-50), "Misgiving" (pp. 50-51), "The Need of Being Versed in Country
Things" (pp. 51-52), and "A Star in a Stone-Boat" (pp. 52-54).

RF 58 American Poetry 1922: A Miscellany. New York [1922]
Clymer & Green, pp. 99-oo00; not in Crane. First printing of "Design" (p. 38);
first book printing of "Fire and Ice" (p. 25), "The Grindstone" (pp. 26-28),
"The Witch of Coos" (pp. 29-36), and "A Brook in the City" (p. 37).

RF 59 Selected Poems. New York, 1923.
Crane A5. The Howe copy collates [K]6, not [K]4 (apparently a typographical
error, since Crane's sheet count is the same), and has "By" as first word on front
inner flap of dust jacket (not "By"). Inscribed: "For Elizabeth Prather / the
best wishes of/ Robert Frost."

RF 60 New Hampshire. New York, 1923.
Crane A6. The Howe copy has "YORK:" in imprint (not "YORK;"). Inscribed
by Frost for Howe, with an autograph copy of "On a Tree Fallen Across the
Road" (without the last three lines; see below, RF MS 17).









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RF 61 Robert Frost: The Man and His Work. New York [1923]
A pamphlet of [I2] pp., published by Henry Holt and Company. Includes:
p. [ i ], photograph of Frost by DeWitt Ward; pp. [2-6], "A Biographical Sketch"
by Amy Lowell; p. [i I], "Some definitions by Robert Frost"; p. [12], a list of
all Frost's books to date, including New Hampshire.

RF 62 An Old Man's Winter Night. Northampton, Mass., 1924.
Crane A7. Signed by Frost.

RF 63 Several Short Poems. [N.p.] 1924.
Crane A8. Signed by Frost. Also UF 811.5 F939se.

RF 64 Stephen Burroughs. Memoirs of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs of
New Hampshire. New York, 1924.
Crane D2. Preface by Frost, pp. v-viii.

RF 65 L. A. G. Strong, ed. The Best Poems of 1924. Boston [1924]
First book printing of "Lodged" (p. 82); reprints "A Fountain, a Bottle, a
Donkey's Ears, and Some Books" (pp. 76-81).


RF 66 Robert Cortes Holliday. Literary Lanes and Other By-ways.
New York [1925]
Chapter 3, "Small Hours with Robert Frost" (pp. 27-32), includes snippets of
quotation.


RF 67 The Arts Anthology: Dartmouth Verse 1925. Portland, Me., 1925.
Crane D3. No. 39 of 500 copies. Introduction by Frost, pp. vii-[ix].


RF 68 Harvard College Class of 1901. Twenty Fifth Anniversary Report.
Cambridge, Mass., 1926.
Includes 2 photographs of Frost, facing p. 255; his "Record," including quota-
tions from various alumni forms, questionnaires, and the like, pp. 259-6 i; and
a facsimile of an autograph poem, "Canis Major," written for a classmate and
inscribed "For Joseph Proctor," p. xxx.









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RF 69 Sidney Cox and Edmund Freeman, eds. Prose Preferences.
New York & London, 1926.
Cf. Clymer & Green, p. i o8. First book printing of "The Poetry of Amy Lowell"
(pp. 271-72). Inscribed on p. 271: "Robert Frost to Earle Bernheimer."

RF 70 William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. Anthology of Magazine Verse for
1926 and Year Book of American Poetry. Boston, 1926.
Clymer & Green, p. Ioo. First book printing of "A Passing Glimpse" (pp.
153-54).

RF 71 C. Cestre & B. Gagnot. Anthologie de la literature americaine.
Paris, 1926.
Clymer & Green, p. I io. Contains: "La nuit d'hiver d'un vieillard" (translation
of "An Old Man's Winter Night," pp. 362-63) and "La servante des autres"
(translation of "A Servant to Servants," pp. 363-68), and an article on Frost,
pp. 361-62.

RF 72 American Poetry 1927: A Miscellany. New York, 1927.
Clymer & Green, p. oo. First book printing of "Sand Dunes" (p. 158), "The
Flower-Boat" (p. 158), and "The Birthplace" (p. 159); reprints "The Passing
Glimpse" (p. 16o) and "Lodged" (p. 161).

RF 73 Helen Louise Cohen, ed. More One-Act Plays by Modem Authors.
New York [1927]
First book printing of "A Way Out" (pp. 359-69).

RF 74 William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. Anthology of Magazine Verse for
1927 and Year Book of American Poetry. Boston, 1927.
Clymer & Green, pp. 10oo-. First book printings of "The Minor Bird" (p. I 19),
"Tree at My Window" (p. 120), "The Times Table" (pp. 120-21), "The
Cocoon" (p. 121), and "The Common Fate" (pp. 121-22).

RF 75 Percy Mackaye: A Symposium on His Fiftieth Birthday.
Hanover, N.H., 1928.
Crane D4. First prints the note "Poet-One of the Truest" (p. 21).









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RF 76 Alfred Kreymborg, Lewis Mumford, and Paul Rosenfeld, eds.
The Second American Caravan: A Yearbook of American Literature.
New York, 1928.
Crane C25. First prints "The Walker" (p. 70), later retitled "The Egg and the
Machine."


RF 77 Selected Poems. New York [1928]
Crane A9. Also UF 1318; UF 8 11.5 F939 1928 (2 copies, one inscribed: "Robert
Frost / University of Florida 1946").


RF 78 West-Running Brook. New York [1928]
Crane A i o (presumed second state, with "First Edition" on verso of title leaf).
The Howe copy has title on front of dust jacket "WEST- / RUNNING" (not
"WEST-RUNNING"). Also UF 1320 (presumed first state, lacking "First
Edition"; inscribed: "For Alleyne and Archie [Robertson] / from / Robert /
Datelessly").

RF 79 A Way Out: A One Act Play. New York, 1929.
Crane AI i. The Howe copy is signed by Frost on p. xii, as in the copy Crane
describes.


RF 80 Birches. Middlebury, Vt. [19291
Clymer & Green, p. 105 (second printing); not in Crane. Though Clymer &
Green call this a booklet of [8] pp., it is a so-called "French fold," in which the
leaves are intended to remain double, joined at the top, forming a total of [4]
pp. of printed matter.

RF 81 Sidney Cox. Robert Frost, Original "Ordinary Man."
New York [1929]
Includes scattered quotations of words and phrases, and paraphrases of Frost
speaking. No. 736 of 1ooo copies.


RF 82 The Lovely Shall Be Choosers. New York, 1929.
Crane A12.









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RF 83 The Cow's in the Corn. Gaylordsville [Conn.] 1929.
Crane AI3. The Howe copy has "translation" on p. 13 (not "translations") and
has no erratum slip. No. 39 of 91 copies, all signed by Frost; this copy is signed
on p. [7]: "Robert Frost / Franconia / 1929."

RF 84 Christmas Trees. [New York, 1929]
Crane BI. The Howe copy has "Printed," on p. 1 (not "Printed"), and has the
Brickell imprint.

RF 85 Collected Poems. New York, 1930.
Crane AI4. No. 840 of 100ooo copies; signed by Frost on the half-title. Also UF
81 .5 F939 I93oa (no. 384; unopened).

RF 86 Collected Poems. New York, 1930.
A binding variant of the preceding. According to a typed note on House of
Books letterhead, there were 29 copies so bound in 1941, all signed by Frost but
not numbered, and all in the control of House of Books at the beginning of
1942. The variations, perceptible in side-by-side comparison but too slight for
reliable measurement, are in the smoothness of the cloth and in the spine label.

RF 87 Wilfred Davison Memorial Library. [Middlebury, Vt.] 1930.
Crane D5. The Howe copy is dated "July 21, 1930" (not "21 Jan. 1930"). First
prints a talk given by Frost at the dedication, pp. [5-6].

RF 88 [Amherst College New Year's card] Amherst, Mass., 1931.
French fold, 11 x 14 cm. (folded), with an illustration of Amherst College on
p. [i], and one sentence by Frost on p. [3]; all except the illustration printed in
light green.

RF 89 Amherst Graduates Quarterly. February, 1931.
Amherst, Mass., 1931.
Crane D6. First printing of "Education by Poetry-A Meditative Monologue";
see next entry. For a heavily revised typescript of this work, see below, RF MS 5.

RF 90 Amherst Alumni Council News. Supplement to Vol. Iv, no. 4,
March, 1931. Amherst, Mass., 1931.









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Cf. Clymer & Green, p. 108. Reprints separately "Education by Poetry" (see
previous entry); a facsimile with Frost's revisions was later published (see below,
RF 267).

RF 91 Two Letters Written on His Undergraduate Days at Dartmouth College
in 1892. Hanover, N.H., 1931.
Crane AI5. Howe records "a census of the known copies (1962): No. I.John
S. Van E. Kohn (N.Y.) No. 2. Barrett Collection (U. of V[irginia].) No. 3.
Harold G. Rugg Collection (Dartmouth) No. 4. P D. H. No. 5.Jones Library,
Amherst No. 6. H. B. Collamore (Hartford) No. 7. Dartmouth College Library
No. 8. Jonathan Goodwin (Hartford) No. 9. Lost No. 0o. W. H. Stockhausen
(Garden City, L.I.) Unnumbered copy-Don Firenze (New Haven) Perhaps
the unnumbered copy is the 'lost' No. 9."

RF 92 The Augustan Books of Poetry. Robert Frost. London, 1932.
Crane AI6, binding A. The Howe copy measures 221 x 138 mm. with bottom
edges untrimmed (cf. Clymer & Green, p. 58).

RF 93 [The Augustan Books of Poetry.] Robert Frost. London, 1932.
Crane AI6, binding B. The Howe copy measures 210 x 135 mm. Signed by
Frost below his printed name on front cover.


RF 94 William Rose Benet, ed. Fifty Poets: An American Auto-Anthology.
New York [1933]
Clymer & Green, p. io8; not in Crane. First prints Frost's comments on
"Birches" (p. 30), and reprints the poem (pp. 31-32).

RF 95 The Lone Striker. New York [1933]
Crane AI 7. The Howe copy has "COPYRIGHT 1933" on front inner wrapper
(not "1935"). In original envelope. Also UF 811.5 F939I (in envelope; in-
scribed: "To Harold J. Baily / from / Robert Frost").

RF 96 The Yale Review. Autumn 1934. New Haven, 1934.
Clymer & Green, p. 94; not in Crane. Under the heading "Three Poems," first
printings of "Moon Compasses" (p. 34), "A Missive Missile" (pp. 34-36), and
"After-Flakes" (p. 36).









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RF 97 The New Frontier. Vol. i, no. 4. Amesbury [Mass.] 1934.
Clymer & Green, p. 94; not in Crane. First printing of "Provide Provide" (p. I i).


RF 98 Two Tramps in Mud-Time. [New York, 1934]
Crane B2. The Howe collection contains five of the six imprints listed (lacking
Blumenthal; two copies of Thornton). The Melcher imprint has a different
setting of the title-page, with spacing closed up to accommodate the extra lines:
"... SENT WITH / HOLIDAY GREETINGS / CHRISTMAS 1934 /
FROM / THE MELCHERS OF MONTCLAIR / Marguerite and Fred /
Daniel, Nancy and Charity." The Frost and Melcher imprints have light brown
paper covers; the others are red-brown. The Frost imprint is inscribed: "To Earl
[sic] J. Bernheimer / from / Robert Frost / 1935"; the Blizard imprint is
inscribed: "Robert Frost / to Russell Alberts."

RF 99 Edwin Arlington Robinson. KingJasper. New York, 1935.
Crane D7. Introduction by Frost, pp. v-xv. No. 211 of 250 copies. Inscribed at
the foot of p. xv: "Robert Frost / to / Parkman Howe."


RF 100 Three Poems. Hanover, N.H. [1935]
Crane Ai8. No. 45 of 125 copies. Signed by Frost on title-page.


RF 101 The Gold Hesperidee. Cortland, N.Y. [19351
Crane A 19, first state, binding A.

RF 102 The Gold Hesperidee. Cortland, N.Y., 1935.
Crane A 9, second state, binding B. Signed by Frost on title-page, and with his
ms. note on p. [3] (as a footnote to the statement that the poem is "one of his
own favorites"): "*Rather too much of a claim"; Frost has also corrected a
typographical error on p. 6.

RF 103 Lesley Frost, ed. Come Christmas: A Selection of Christmas Poetry,
Song, Drama and Prose. New York [ 1935]
Crane C28. First printing of "Good Relief" (pp. 4-5), with a facsimile of the
manuscript forming a double frontispiece to the book.









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RF 104 Neither Out Far nor In Deep. [New York, 1935]
Crane B3. The Howe collection contains all imprints, with two copies of the
Frost imprint. The J. J. Lankes imprint has a variant setting of the last two
lines: "at Christmas 1935 / FROMJ.J. LANKES"; the Melcher imprint includes
forenames: "THE MELCHERS OF MONTCLAIR / Marguerite and Fred /
Daniel, Nancy and Charity." One Frost copy inscribed: "For Anne von Mosch-
zisker / Robert Frost"; the other signed by Frost. The Blumenthal imprint is
inscribed: "To E[arle].J. B[ernheimer] from RE" The Edee &JuliusJ. Lankes
imprint is inscribed: "[large] R [smaller, at right, one above the other:] F / to
/ A" (i.e., to be read as "R E to R[ussell] A[lberts]"). TheJ.J. Lankes imprint
is signed by Lankes.

RF 105 Sarah N. Cleghorn. Threescore: The Autobiography of Sarah N.
Cleghorn. New York, 1936.
Crane D8. Introduction by Frost, pp. ix-xii.

RF 106 Robert Frost: A Chronological Survey. Compiled in Connection with an
Exhibit of His Work at the Olin Memorial Library, Wesleyan Univer-
sity, April 1936. Middletown, Conn., 1936.
Clymer & Green, p. 150. Reprints several shorter prose excerpts or pieces, and
quotes a few words in the preface. No. 24 of 25 copies on Fabriano (of a total
edition of 250, 225 of which were on Strathmore Reedmark). George T.
Goodspeed's gift card loosely inserted.

RF 107 From Snow to Snow. New York [1936]
Crane A2o, binding A. The Howe copy is one of 300 copies with an additional
[4] pp. tipped in at front, for the twentieth anniversary of the Hampshire
Bookshop, Northampton, Mass. The tipped-in leaflet reproduces in facsimile
a letter from Frost to Marion Dodd, proprietor of the bookshop.

RF 108 From Snow to Snow. New York [1936]
Crane A2o, binding B. Also 2 copies (UF 811 .5 F939fr), one with fragmentary
dust jacket and inscribed to the Simpsons.

RF 109 The Boston Herald. September 13, 1936. Boston, 1936.
Crane C35. Harvard Tercentenary issue, with the first printing of "The Lost
Follower" on p. 8.









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RF 110 George Schreiber. Portraits and Self-Portraits. Boston, 1936.
Clymer & Green, p. 102. First book printing of "The Lost Follower" (pp.
49-50), with a profile drawing of Frost by Schreiber on p. 48.

RF 111 A Further Range. New York [1936]
Crane A21. The Howe copy is in a gray-brown box with limitation number at
foot of spine; the reading on p. 104 is "Press *" (not "Press:"). No. 295 of 803
signed copies. Prospectus/order blank for the work laid in. Also UF 8 1.5 F939f
1936, without box, no. 735; inscribed by Frost: "But I have promises to keep /
Robert Frost / For Clare Brown / Springfield 1939"; UF 1319 is the second
printing of the trade edition (Crane A21. 1), signed by Frost; UF 811.5 F939f is
a later printing, with dust jacket, inscribed: "For Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings /
from / Robert Frost / Florida 1938"; UF 8 1.5 F939f copy 2 [sic] is a first
printing of the trade edition, with dust jacket.

RF 112 The Yale Review. Winter 1936.
New Haven, 1936 [i.e. December 1935]
Clymer & Green, p. 95; not in Crane. First prints "Departmental" (pp. 217-18),
"Voice-Ways" (p. 218), "Master Speed" (pp. 218-19), and "Bearer of Evil
Tidings" (pp. 219-20). Caption title on p. 217: "Published in December 1935."

RF 113 Everybody's Sanity. Los Angeles, 1936.
Crane B4. Christmas card from the Dahlstrom family.

RF 114 To a Young Wretch. [New York, 1937]
Crane B5. The Howe collection contains six imprints, lackingJ. J. Lankes. The
Frost imprint is inscribed: "To Earle Bernheimer / the set of seven for 1937 /
from his friend / Robert Frost." The Edee andJ.J. Lankes imprint is inscribed:
"To Russell [Alberts] / from R. E" The Blizard, Blumenthal, and Thornton
imprints are initialed by Frost.

RF 115 Christmas Greetings from Henry Holt and Company.
[New York, 1937]
Reprints "Christmas Trees." French fold, [4] pp.-p. [I]: "[tree ornament] /
CHRISTMAS / GREETINGS / FROM / HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY";
pp. [2-3]: caption title: "CHRISTMAS TREES / A Christmas Circular Letter,"









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followed by text of the poem; at end of p. [3]: "From 'Mountain Interval' by Robert
Frost, with his permission"; p. [4]: blank.

RF 116 W. B. Shubrick Clymer and Charles R. Green. Robert Frost:
A Bibliography. Amherst, Mass., 1937.
Cited by Crane as a source.

RF 117 Richard Thornton, ed. Recognition of Robert Frost.
New York [1937]

RF 118 Oberlin Alumni Magazine. May, 1938. Oberlin, Ohio, 1938.
Not in Crane. First prints Frost's commencement address of June 8, 1937, as
"What Became of New England?" (pp. 5-6), noted as "(Printed with the
permission of Mr. Frost from stenographic notes prepared for press by Robert
S. Newdick)." Accompanied by a copy of the commencement program.

RF 119 What Became of New England? [Oberlin, Ohio, 1938]
Not in Crane. A separate publication of the preceding, in a leaflet of [4] pp.-p.
[ i]: What Became / of NEW ENGLAND? / By Robert Frost / Commencement
Address, / Oberlin College, June 8, 1937. / Reprinted from The Oberlin
Alumni Magazine / for May, 1938."; pp. [2-3]: text; p. [4]: blank.

RF 120 Biblia. February, 1938. Princeton, 1938.
Not in Crane. First prints two talks, under the title "Two Lectures by Robert
Frost": pp. 9-15, "Poverty and Poetry: A talk given by Robert Frost at Haverford
College on October 25, 1937"; pp. 16-18, "The Poet's Next of Kin: A talk given
by Robert Frost at Princeton University on October 26, 1937."

RF 121 Louis Untermeyer. Play in Poetry. New York [1938]
Not in Crane. First prints "Wilful Homing" (p. 104). The volume is dedicated
to Frost, "who made them possible"; it includes other quoted verses from Frost's
poems and reprints in full "The Peaceful Shepherd" and "Neither Out Far Nor
In Deep."

RF 122 Nomination and Election of Overseers of Harvard College (1938).
[Cambridge, Mass., 1938]









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Includes a short biography of Frost, accompanied by a ballot; Frost was elected.

RF 123 Marian Squire. A Cookbook: The Stag at Ease.
Caldwell, Idaho, 1938.
Prints a statement by Frost about cooking potatoes in wood ashes (p. 64).

RF 124 The Old Farmer's Almanac, i939. Boston, 1938.
Reprints "October" (p. 34).

RF 125 Carpe Diem. [New York, 1938]
Crane B6. The Howe collection contains two imprints, lacking the Frost imprint;
p. [8] has "COPYRIGHT 1938 BY ROBERT FROST" (not blank). The
Wilson imprint omits "1938" on p. [i]. The Wilson imprint is inscribed:
"R. E to R[ussell]. A[lberts]."

RF 126 The Coolidge Hill Gazette. December [1938].
Cambridge, Mass. [1938]
Crane C39. First prints "A Nature Note on Whippoorwills" (leaf 3).

RF 127 Four American Poets, Stephen Vincent Benet, Robert Frost, Edna St.
Vincent Millay, Edwin Arlington Robinson. [New York, 19391
Invitation to an exhibition at the Grolier Club, with a reading by Frost
on November 16, 1939.

RF 128 Collected Poems. New York, 1939.
Crane A23, with the inserted signed leaf. Also UF 811.5 F939 1939 (2 copies,
one of the first printing, the other dated "September 1941" on verso of title leaf
and inscribed "Robert Frost / Gainesville / Florida / 1942 / [in different ink]
and / for / Marjorie [Kinnan Rawlings] / 1951").

RF 129 Touchstone. February, 1939. Amherst, Mass., 1939.
"The Robert Frost Issue," consisting largely of articles about him.

RF 130 Bread Loaf Anthology. Middlebury, Vt., 1939.
Crane D io. Preface by Frost, entitled "The Doctrine of Excursions: A Preface"
(pp. xix-xx).









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RF 131 W. Storrs Lee. Robert Frost: Godfather of Bread Loaf.
[Middlebury, Vt., 1939]
Separate reprinting of an article from the Middlebury College News Letter.

RF 132 Robert S. Newdick. Robert Frost Looks at War. [N.p., 1939]
Separate reprinting of an article from the South Atlantic Quarterly.

RF 133 The Virginia Quarterly Review. Winter I939.
Charlottesville, Va., 1939.
Not in Crane. First prints "The Silken Tent" (p. 20).

RF 134 National Institute News Bulletin. 1939. New York, 1939.
Prints Frost's remarks upon acceptance of the gold medal of the National
Institute of Arts and Letters for 1939 (pp. I, 12).

RF 135 Triple Plate. [New York, 1939]
Crane B7. The Howe collection contains all eight imprints, including 2 copies
each of Frost, Olson, and Eichenberg. Three imprints have variant settings on
p. [5]: Blumenthal has: "Holiday Greetings from / ANN & JOSEPH BLU-
MENTHAL / December 1939"; Melcher has: "Holiday Greetings from /
THE MELCHERS OF MONTCLAIR / Marguerite and Fred / December
1939"; Holt has: "Holiday Greetings from / HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
/ December 1939." One Frost copy is inscribed: "Robert Frost / to / Earle
Bernheimer / Boston / 1940"; one Eichenberg copy is inscribed: "Russell Al-
berts / from / Robert Frost / 1945"; and one Olson copy is signed by Frost.


RF 136 Cyril Clemens. A Chat with Robert Frost.
Webster Groves, Mo., 1940.
Prints long quotations from a conversation (pp. 7-14).

RF 137 A Considerable Speck. Boston, 1940.
Crane A24. The Howe copy has the broadside noted by Crane in a separate
envelope.

RF 138 Lawrance Thompson. Emerson and Frost: Critics of Their Times.
Philadelphia, 1940.









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RF 139 Our Hold on the Planet. [New York, 1940]
Crane B8. The Howe collection contains all three imprints. The Melcher im-
print has a variant setting on p. [i]: "With the / Christmas Greetings / of /
MARGUERITE and FRED MELCHER / [rule] / 1940." The Frost imprint
is signed by Frost, and on p. [ i o], line 4, the word "just" is cancelled, apparently
by Frost. There is also a UF copy of the Frost imprint.

RF 140 Robert B. Thomas. The Old Farmer's Almanac for ... 1942.
Dublin, N.H. [1941]
Not in Crane. First prints "Rich in Stones" (p. 2; later published as "Stones of
the Place"), and reprints poems (on the calendar pages) chosen by Frost from
Collected Poems.

RF 141 I Could Give All to Time. [New York, 1941]
Crane B9. The Howe collection contains all three imprints; the woodcut is
signed "L." (not "J."); there is a third color in the woodcut, not noted by Crane,
a cold white shading into lavender. The paper in the Holt and Frost copies is
watermarked with a script "L' Aiglon." There is also a UF copy of the Melcher
imprint.

RF 142 Herbert Elwell. Two Songs for Medium Voice and Piano.
New York, 1942.
The title calls for "Renouncement (Poem by Alice Meynell)" and "The Road
Not Taken (Poem by Robert Frost)," but only the Frost piece is present; appar-
ently the same title was used for the separate issue of each song. Title on p. [i];
text & music on pp. 2-7. Published by G. Schirmer, Inc.; plate number 39937.

RF 143 A Witness Tree. New York, 1942.
Crane A25. The Howe copy is in a slip-case of the same paper as the binding.
No. 446 of 735 copies signed by Frost.

RF 144 A Witness Tree. New York [1942]
Crane A25. i. The Howe copy includes notes on pp. 15 & 57 of variants as read
by Frost on radio, April 25, 1942. Also UF 82-10.


Washington, D.C., 1942.


RF 145 A Witness Tree.









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Braille edition; cf. Crane 25.1, notes on related copies. The Howe copy has
"Frost" on spine (not "FROST").

RF 146 The Gift Outright. [New York, 1942]
Crane B io. The Howe collection contains two imprints, lacking Melcher. The
watermark on the Holt copy is "Leonardo" (not "Leonard").

RF 147 Come In and Other Poems. New York [ 1943
Crane A26. Also UF 811.5 F939c 1943, a later printing, with "April 1945" on
verso of title leaf.

RF 148 Dartmouth in Portrait 1944. Hanover, N.H., 1943.
Crane C46, dated 1944 (the copyright date is 1943). A calendar, first printing
"In the Long Night" and reprinting twelve other poems.

RF 149 A Witness Tree. London [1943]
Proof copy, in wrappers; cf. Crane A25.2.

RF 150 The Guardeen. Los Angeles, 1943.
Crane BI i. Earle Bernheimer's Christmas card, printing in facsimile two pages
of an unpublished play. No. 78 of 96 copies.

RF 151 Ray Nash, ed. Fifty Years of Robert Frost: A Catalogue of the Exhi-
bition Held in Baker Library [Dartmouth College] in the Autumn of
1943. Hanover, N.H., 1944.
Not in Crane. First printing of "A Mood Apart" (p. 13); also includes a facsimile
of an autograph of "In England" (facing p. 14; uncollected and apparently not
otherwise printed).

RF 152 The Four Beliefs. Hanover, N.H. [1944]
Cf. note to Crane D6 (where the date is given as 1931). A gift to Howe from
W. A. Jackson, who wrote in an accompanying letter dated February 2, 1945:
"The publisher, Ray Nash, writes [i.e. to Jackson] 'Frost wrote it down for me
to print last year before Christmas -although, as you know, he has been saying
something very like this for years and one or two paragraphs are quite similar
to what has appeared in print.'"









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RF 153 An Unstamped Letter in Our Rural Letter Box. [New York, 1944]
Crane B 3. The Howe collection contains all six imprints. The Frost imprint is
inscribed: "To Parkman D. Howe / from / Robert Frost."

RF 154 Two Leading Lights. Beverley Hills, Calif., 1944.
Crane B 12. In the Howe copy, "E.J. Bernheimer" on p. [4] is in ink, not printed.
Earle Bernheimer's Christmas card. No. 39 of 52 copies.

RF 155 A Masque of Reason. New York [ 1945
Crane A27. In the Howe copy, pp. 34-36 (not 34-35) are blank. No. 706 of
800 copies signed by Frost.

RF 156 A Masque of Reason. New York [ 19451
Crane A27. Also UF 1316; and UF 811.5 F939ma, inscribed: "To the Univer-
sity of Florida / from / Robert Frost / on latest visit / March 10 1959."

RF 157 The Book Collector's Packet. [N.p., 1945]
Not in Crane. First prints "One Step Backward Taken" (p. 11), included in
Ray Nash's "Robert Frost and His Printers" (pp. 10-12).

RF 158 Duke University Library. Library Notes. April, 1945.
[Durham, N.C.] 1945.
Reprints "A Mood Apart" (on a separate sheet laid in, but issued as part of the
periodical); the issue consists largely of material relating to Frost's visit to
Durham.

RF 159 R. E to R. A. [N.p.] 1945.
French fold, [4] pp.-p. [i]: "R. F to R. A."; p. [2]: "Five copies of this
bookplate, by Robert Frost, were printed in October, 1945. This is copy number
unnumberedd]"; p. [3]: [a facsimile reproduction of Frost's autograph:] "From
the Books / of Robert Frost / in the Collection / of Russell Alberts."; p. [4]:
blank. Inscribed on p. [i]: "G[eorge] T G[oodspeed] to PDH / December /
1945."

RF 160 David McCord. What Cheer: An Anthology ofAmerican and British
Humorous and Witty Verse. New York [ 1945]









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MANUSCRIPTS

RF MS 1 Autograph letter signed, to [E. C.]Jewell, February 24, 1915.
New York, 1915.
[2] pp., on a single leaf of Hotel Chelsea stationery (white wove unwatermarked
paper, 24.3 x 15.2 cm, with engraved letterhead). Describes Frost's pleasure in
the success of North of Boston, mentioning Amy Lowell's review.


RF MS 2 Autograph lettersigned, to Ray T Gile, March30, 1916.
Franconia, N.H., 1916.
[i] p., on a single leaf (verso blank; white wove unwatermarked paper, 16.6 x
13.2 cm); with envelope addressed in a hand not Frost's, postmarked "LITTLE-
TON, N.H. MAR 31 Io-3oA 1916." Provides Henry Holt and Co.'s address.
Accompanied by a letter to Howe from E. C. Lathem, with two obituaries of
Gile.

RF MS 3 "Human." [N.p., 1923-28?]
Autograph poem written in a copy of A Boy's Will (in binding D, with the rubber
stamp applied in 1923; see above, RF 20); the poem was printed (with several
variants) as "Fireflies in the Garden" in West-Running Brook in 1928.


RF MS 4 Autograph letter signed, to George H. Sargent [aboutJanuaryg9] 924.
Amherst, Mass., 1924.

[3] pp. on 2 leaves of a single sheet folded once (final verso blank; white wove
paper, watermarked in script: "Ward's [B within a circle] Boston"; sheet 16.5
x 26.1 cm, folded to 16.5 x 13.1 cm); with envelope addressed by Frost, post-
marked "AMHERST JAN 9 5 PM 1924 MASS." Discusses Frost's life as a
farmer and its influence on his character.


RF MS 5 "Education by Poetry." Typescript, with numerous autograph revi-
sions. [Amherst, Mass., 1931?]
22 numbered leaves (white wove unwatermarked paper, 28.1 x 21.8 cm). The
revisions are chiefly Frost's, though an extensive passage on leaf 6 is in the hand
of George Frisbee Whicher. Accompanied by a letter to Howe fromJohn S. Van
E. Kohn, May 31, 1938, detailing the history of the manuscript, from its typing
by "one of his very closest Amherst friends" (presumably Whicher), to whom









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Frost (after revision) then gave it, and who in turn gave the manuscript to
Genevieve Taggard, who sold it to raise money for the Spanish Loyalist cause.
See PLATES I-XXI for the typescript, reproduced by permission of Alfred C.
Edwards for the Estate of Robert Lee Frost.

RF MS 6 Mimeographed circular letter, with typed address and salutation, and
manuscript signatures, October31, 1938. Cambridge, Mass., 1938.
Asking for funds to establish "for at least two years" the Chair of Honorary
Curator of Poetry at Harvard University, with the hope of establishing a perma-
nent Ralph Waldo Emerson Fellowship in Poetry, Frost to be the first incumbent
(he accepted the two-year Emerson Fellowship in June of 1939). On the let-
terhead of Howard MumfordJones; signed by Jones, Robert Hillyer, Archibald
MacLeish, David M. Little, and David McCord.

RF MS 7 Typed letter signed, from John Holmes to Howe, March 11, 1939.
[N.p.] 1939.
Discusses the Atlantic's rejection of Frost's poems in 1914, and subsequent
acceptance of three in 1915.

RF MS 8 ["The Courage to Be New"] [N.p., n.d.]
Two additional verses, first printed in Steeple Bush, written out by Frost on the
verso of the broadside Orris C. Manning Memorial (see above, RF 164).

RFMS 9 "One More Brevity. "Autograph manuscript signed. [N.p., 1953?]
3 numbered leaves (3 separate sheets, with versos of 2 & 3 blank, text on verso
of [ ]; white wove unwatermarked paper, 24.1 x 15.8 cm; with rounded corners,
punched for 3-hole ring binder; torn out of binder). Extensive revisions through-
out. See next two entries.

RF MS 10 "One More Brevity." Typescript signed, with minor ink revisions.
[N.p., 1953?]
2 numbered leaves (2 separate sheets, with versos blank; white wove paper,
watermarked "EATON'S CORRASABLE BOND BERKSHIRE III"; 27.9 x
21.5 cm).

RF MS 11 "One More Brevity. Proofcopy, with corrections.
[New York? 1953]









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[I] p., on a single leaf (verso blank). The revisions are not in Frost's hand; the
proof is not for the Christmas card (it is in a different typeface and format), but
apparently done about the same time (cf. accompanying letter to Howe from
Anne Morrison, ca. 1954?).

RF MS 12 Autograph letter signed, toJ. Albert Robbins [about April 29] 1937.
Amherst, Mass., 1937.
9 p., on 5 leaves (5 separate sheets, with the final verso blank; white wove
unwatermarked paper, 20.3 x 15.6 cm); with envelope, postmarked April 29,
1937. Apparently in reply to questions posed in connection with Robbins's
dissertation (at the University of Florida), Frost discusses his optimistic view of
New England (with negative comments on Amy Lowell), the New Deal (with
positive comments on Henry Wallace), and the human spirit, as well as several
poems, including "The Black Cottage," "The Census-Taker," and "A Servant
to Servants." Gift ofJ. Albert Robbins.

RF MS 13 Autograph letter signed, toJ. Albert Robbins, May 18, 1937.
Amherst, Mass., 1937-
[4] pp. on 2 leaves (2 separate sheets; white wove unwatermarked paper, 20.3
x 15.6 cm.). Again in response to Robbins, Frost discusses an unsatisfactory
critical view of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and suggests they
talk when he comes to Florida. Gift ofJ. Albert Robbins.

RF MS 14 Autograph letter signed, toJ. Albert Robbins, November 23, 1937.
Amherst, Mass., 1937-
[2] pp. on I leaf (I sheet; white wove unwatermarked paper, 20.2 x 15.6 cm.).
Frost asks Robbins to help his daughter Lesley find a winter place. Gift of
J. Albert Robbins.

RF MS 15 "The Pasture." [N.p., n.d.]
Autograph poem, signed by Frost, written in a copy of North of Boston (see above,
RF 29); with a punctuation variant from the printed text.

RF MS 16 "Waspish." [N.p., n.d.]
Autograph poem, signed by Frost and inscribed "For Parkman Howe," written
in a copy of Mountain Interval (see above, RF 40); with one variant from the
printed version.









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RF MS 17 "On a Tree Fallen Across the Road." [N.p., n.d.]
Autograph poem, signed by Frost and inscribed "For Parkman Howe", written
in a copy of New Hampshire (see above, RF 60).




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