LOUIS UNTERMEYER - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 13277
Sale Price $90.00
Louis Untermeyer signs a first day cover honoring poet Robinson Jeffers.
First Day Cover signed: "Louis Untermeyer", 6½x3½. FDC honoring Robinson Jeffers, 8-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Carmel, California, August 13, 1973, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977, born in New York City) was an American author, poet and editor. He was the author or editor of over 100 books, co-founded the poetry magazine The Seven Arts and helped to establish the reputations of poets like Amy Lowell and Robert Frost; many of the anthologies and poetry collections that he edited wound up in American schools as textbooks. Untermeyer also wrote over a thousand poems and published a collection of his own poetry, including 1928's Burning Bush, and served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1961 to 1963. Untermeyer reportedly held Marxist beliefs for part of his life and wrote for socialist magazines and was eventually blacklisted in the 1950s. Fine condition.
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