Trees And Other Poems.




George H. Doran Company.


New York



Item Description

FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. 75 pp. In stiff grey boards with paper title labels. Some wear to extremities and loss at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy. Decorated by vignette of tree on title page, within borders. First edition of poems by Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), US poet and editor who fell in action in the Second Battle of the Marne and was posthumously awarded the French Croix de Guerre. The collection is most famous for the short poem, Trees, much anthologised and parodied. This is the first issue of the first edition, without 'Printed in USA' on the verso of title. It was named as a significant publication by Merle Johnson (1874-1935) in his book, High Spots of American Literature (1929), defined as 'those literary landmarks that rise above mediocrity.'

[Stock No. 26939]

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