SMALL ARCHIVE consisting of a CHAPBOOK, TWO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS, & TWO TELEGRAMS: Includes THE LONE STRIKER, NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP, and TO A YOUNG WRETCH.

(New York: Knopf / Spiral Press, 1933 -1937). First edition. Small archive of a friendship between Frost and Phillips Palmer. Includes a chapbook, THE LONE STRIKER (1933), presentation copy INSCRIBED, "For Phillips Palmer / from Robert Frost / 1933." Number eight of The Borzoi Chap Books. Thin, tan, handsewn paperwraps printed in red and black. Fine in very good, original envelope. NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP (1935). INSCRIBED, "To Phillips Palmer with / adjuration to keep on taking poetry in his own way / RF." Single poem issued as a holiday greeting. One of 450 (of 1,235 total) with the "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint. Small, plain paperwraps sewn into a thin Japanese "Kikone" dustwrapper. Light offset from paper to first and last page, as usually seen, and touch of edgewear to dust jacket, otherwise nearly fine. In original mailing envelope addressed to Palmer in Frost's hand. Frost, Robert. TO A YOUNG WRETCH, (1937). Holiday greeting, illustrated with woodcuts by J.J. Lankes, "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint Plain white paperwraps in thin gold dust jacket printed in black. Some edge chipping, still a very good example of this very fragile jacket. In original mailing envelope addressed to Phillips Palmer in Frost's hand. TWO TELEGRAMS: one dated December 11th and sent to Palmer at his home by Frost's wife, "Mr Frost sick in bed suggest your coming next Monday instead of tomorrow"; the other sent by Frost to Palmer at Middlebury College, "Must be misquoted sounds not the least like me in form or content someone must be trying to set me up in a new pretentiousness...." Telegrams are tanned and starting to split at folds and include a tattered Western Union Telegram envelope.
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Price: $1,500.00

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