The Gold Hesperidee. Robert Frost.
The Gold Hesperidee

The Gold Hesperidee

Hard Cover. Cortland: The Bibliophile Press, 1935. First Edition. Fine.


First edition, first issue of Frost's poem, "The Gold Hesperidee." One of 500 copies, of which 37 copies were reportedly recalled. The Earle J. Bernheimer copy, friend and noted Frost collector. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Frost to Bernheimer in 1936 with the first stanza of "The Gold Hesperidee" transcribed in Frost's hand. Additionally inscribed with asterisk, "* Said without authority: I/ never tell anyone which are my/ favorites. R. F." (Frost refers to the line in the introduction stating: "This poem, one of Mr. Frost's most amusing and whimsical, and of his own favorites..."). Frost also made a hand-correction on page 8 changing "upon" to "on." Publisher's original printed wrappers with silk tie. A very fine copy, housed in a custom case with folding chemise. "The Gold Hesperidee" first appeared in the magazine Farm and Fireside in 1921, and was never collected in Frost's published works.


Item #RF021

Price: $3,500.00