Robert Frost works and a 'circa 14th century' manuscript sell in New York



2015-06-26 12:33:18

Robert Frost works and a 'circa 14th century' manuscript sell in New York

An exceptionally rare 'Complete Poems' signed by the American poet is among NBA's highlights...

National Book Auctions of Ithaca, New York's upcoming October 2 sale promises a variety of important antique and vintage books.

Among the auction's star lots is a hand-illumined vellum manuscript, several important signed volumes from noted authors, early American history works and an assortment of vivid, colourful posters.

Also appearing is an extensive collection from the 1893 Columbian Exposition (aWorld's Fairheld inChicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary ofChristopher Columbus's arrival in theNew Worldin 1492).

Elsewhere several antique printings will be offered, including Latin and German titles from the 18th and early 19th centuries alongside, and even an original manuscript dating from around the 14th century.

 The Complete Poems of Robert Frost, signed by Frost himself

The circa 14th century piece is apparently on vellum leaves and is likely of French origin.

Other auction highlights include a signed copy of "The Complete Poems of Robert Frost," autographed by the American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

This limited edition work is signed on the colophon by Robert Frost, as well as the artist Thomas W Nason and the designer Bruce Rogers. A raised stamp is on the colophon page reads: "This is one of 15 presentation copies - Out of Series."

According to National Book Auctions, this lot comes from the private collection of the previous owner of a New York City book printing company, from whose collection many other works will also be sold.

 Autographedbooks are always more valued on the collectors' markets

The Frost lot certainly 'ticks all the boxes,' being alimited-edition and seminal work which bears the autograph of its writer.

Also offered are volumes signed by literary greats such as Aldous Huxley and Edgar Lee Masters.

Watch this space for more news on National Book Auctions' October 2 auction.

Share on social media
Write a response...

The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.


Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.

collect it