Lindsay's First Book, Inscribed, with Accompanying Letters

General William Booth Enters Into Heaven and Other Poems by.

New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913.

Price: $300.00

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First Edition of the author's First Book. 1 vols. 8vo. Lindsay's First Book, Inscribed, with Accompanying Letters. Burgundy cloth, gilt. Minor fading to spine, otherwise fine.

Item #12394

Inscribed by Lindsay to Katharine Lee Bates, who is at Wellesley College: "To Katharine Lee Bates, my very good friend with the most loyal sentiments from Nicholas Vachel Lindsay-Welleseley-Feb 19, 1915." He follows with a quotation from the Gettysburg Address. Laid in are a letter with envelope and a note. His letter to Bates of April 5, 1917, on 603 South Fifth Street, Springfield, Illinois letterhead, is about his poem, Tiger Tree. He asks her opinion of the work, making suggestions for changes. The note is merely a presentation: "With proper sentiments Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, Feb. 24, 1916."