Inscribed with the poem "Two Tramps in Mud Time"

A Further Range.

New York: Henry Holt, 1936.

Price: $8,500.00

About the item

First trade edition, second impression (without "first printing" statement on copyright page). 102 pp. 8vo. Inscribed with the poem "Two Tramps in Mud Time" Fine in slightly spine-toned, very near fine dust jacket. Crane A21.1.

Item #346452

Inscribed by Frost to Robert Smith, with sixteen lines from his poem "Two Tramps in Mud Time", utilizing most of the front free endpaper. The recipient, Robert Smith, was a pioneer radio broadcaster for WABI, Maine's oldest commercial radio station. Frost's friendship with Smith spanned decades; Frost would stay with Smith when he was in the area and Frost would reciprocate, hosting Smith and his family.
Here Frost writes out the last two stanzas of his poem, which differs slightly from the printed version: "play-for-mortal-stakes" is hyphenated and "Future's" in the last line is capitalized. A Further Range was the third of Frost's books to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.