Carl Sandburg, Chicago Poems, 1st ed., Inscribed to William E. Barton
Signed and Inscribed To Lincoln Collector,
William E. Barton
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Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems, in first edition and inscribed to Lincoln author and collector, William E. Barton.
The poem, Chicago, first appearing in the March 1914 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.
This 1916 collection of Sandburg’s poems is his first book published with a mainstream publisher.
Containing some of Sandburg’s greatest poems-including Hog Butcher to the World-his vigorous free verse, focused on social realism was controversial at the time. Compared to the style of Walt Whitman, the rough style eventually solidified Sandburg as a major poet. This was his first trade book.
Very good; lt. rub.; lt. scuffs; small cloth rub on spine; hinge cracked. bookplate of Barton’s son.
Sandburg, Carl. CHICAGO POEMS. NY: Henry Holt, 1916. 1st edition, second issue. 183(2)p. Inscribed and Signed to Lincoln historian “William E. Barton / wishes for all luck to my fellow touristman / Carl Sandburg.”