Autograph Letter Signed by the American Poet and Four-Time Pulitzer Prizewinner, Author of the Beloved Poems “The Road Not Taken”, “Mending Wall” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Signed by Robert Frost

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FROST, ROBERT. (1874-1963). American poet and four-time Pulitzer Prizewinner, author of the beloved poems The Road Not Taken, Mending Wall and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. ALS. (“Robert Frost”). 1p. 12mo. (Amherst, April 10, 1925). To influential professor of literature and writer on American culture CORNELIUS WEYGANDT (1871-1957).

That book is yours for liking it so much. Put my book plate [sic] and your own name into it and keep it. It won’t be long before we see you again. Be good to the poor understudy and once in so many years he will give you a flower. Ever yours…”

One of the best loved American poets of the 20th century, Frost is remembered for depicting rural life in his poetry. Originally born in San Francisco, Frost had a deep association with New England, living and writing variously in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. It was for his 1923 volume New Hampshire that he won the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes and which contained perhaps his most beloved poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

Weygandt was a professor of English literature at the University of Pennsylvania from 1897 to 1952 and had a special interest in poetry, especially that of the Celtic Revival, and the influence of German colonial culture on the modern provincialism of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, a topic on which he wrote and published at length. In 1928, Weygandt published his lectures in a volume entitled Tuesdays at Ten: A Gathering from the Talks of Thirty Years on Poets, Dramatists, and Essayists. He spent his summers at his seasonal home in North Sandwich, New Hampshire, near the community of Wonalancet, a short distance northwest of Frost’s home. Written on a folded sheet and in very fine condition. Accompanied by Frost’s bookplate designed by J.J. Lankes: a woodcut depicting a winding country lane leading to a house on a hilltop in the distance. With the original envelope.

Robert Frost reads “The Road Not Taken”

Autograph Letter Signed by the American Poet and Four-Time Pulitzer Prizewinner, Author of the Beloved Poems “The Road Not Taken”, “Mending Wall” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Signed by Robert Frost

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