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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.”