CARL SANDBURG - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 1955 - HFSID 273252
Sale Price $360.00
Carl Sandburg inscribes his book, Prairie-Town Boy, to a collector in 1955.
Book inscribed and signed: "For Day/a friend/Carl Sandburg/1 9 5 5" on first blank flyleaf, 198p, 5½x8¼, hardcover. His book, Prairie-Town Boy, an excerpt taken from Sandburg's autobiography, Always the Young Strangers, Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York: 1955. Original copyright 1952; illustrations copyright 1955 by Joe Krush. American historian and author Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), also a folklorist and poet, published his first book of poems, Chicago Poems, in 1916, while working as a newspaper reporter. He continued to publish books of poetry during the 1920s while writing two extensive biographies of Abraham Lincoln, The Prairie Years (1926, two volumes) and The War Years (1939, four volumes). Sandburg, who won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History for the latter volume, won another Pulitzer in 1951 for Complete Poems. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. No dust jacket. Front cover is stained at right margin, lightly worn at corners. Back cover is lightly soiled. Signature page is lightly soiled, price written (unknown hand) in pencil at upper right corner. Slightly soiled on inside back cover. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on some pages. Internally sound.
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