Cosgrave, John O'Hara. Hard Cover. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1943. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave. With a short biography of the author and commentary by Louis Untermeyer. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Frost to front free endpaper: "To Dorothy Sears, / from / Robert Frost." Publisher's light beige textured cloth, stamped with an illustration of a cabin in maroon to front board, lettered in maroon to spine, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained red; in the original white dust jacket lettered in black and maroon with Cosgrave's illustrations to front and spine panels. About fine with very light toning to the top edge; in a very good dust jacket with toning to extremities and some insect damage including a few small holes to the rear fold, a few nicks to spine ends, dampstain to spine foot. Overall, a nice copy. Come In, and Other Poems is a collection of poems by Robert Frost, including his well-known "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Nothing Gold Can Stay," and "The Road Not Taken." The titular poem, which appears for the first time in this collection, describes a narrator at the edge of a dark wood, wondering whether to step in. Through the short verse, Frost alludes to the temptation of death; his narrator, though claiming to be out for a walk, has positioned himself at the edge of what seems an inviting prospect. Like much of Frost's work, the poem uses natural imagery and simple language to convey to readers the emotions of a scene. Robert Frost was a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and the Poet Laureate of Vermont. This first edition was published by Henry Holt & Company in conjunction with an effort by the United States Army to acquire used books for American troops. The rear flap of the dust jacket bears the statement: "Our Men Want Books, Send All You Can Spare" with instructions on how properly to ship the book with just a stamp and a piece of string.