Hard Not To Be King. Robert Frost.
Hard Not To Be King.
Hard Not To Be King.
Hard Not To Be King.
(Frost, Robert)

Hard Not To Be King.

NY: House of Books, 1951. First edition. One of 300 copies signed by Frost. This first separate edition of the poem was printed by Peter Beilenson, proprietor of Peter Pauper Press, as part of the Crown Octavos series. A long, blank-verse narrative poem tells the tale of a king and prince who abdicate their royal responsibilities, only to find that “It’s hard for a king to keep from being a king. / And that is half of the trouble with the world today.” Elegantly printed, with the title page in black and red. Light fading to spine and edges, else a near fine copy in gilt-stamped blue cloth. With the original plain tissue dust wrapper, which is tatty at edges. Item #30380

(Crane A36).

Price: $425.00

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