New York: The Macmillan Company, 1921. First Edition. Cloth & Folding slipcase. 8vo, brown leather spine over maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, lettered dust jacket (un-clipped) with decorative device and title on cover, slipcase with natural calf spine & gold lettering plus folding panels, [vi] + 65 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4096
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 – 1935) was an American poet who won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work, and was nomin"ated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. AVON'S HARVEST is a long narrative poem--"a tragic novel in verse--which tells the story of how a man's life was destroyed by fear caused by an unreasoning hatred he formed as a youth.
We quote the opening stanza:
Fear, like a living fire that only death
Might one day cool, had now in Avon’s eyes
Been witness for so long of an invasion
That made of a gay friend whom we had known
Almost a memory, wore no other n
As yet for us than fear.
SCARCE & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: also a Superior folding slipcase.
Condition: Tight, remarkably bright and clean copy with a comparable FINE dust jacket. VERY slight toning to edges of dj and belly band. Slight discoloration to leather spine on slipcase. Small bookseller's tag on rear pastedown.