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New and Selected Poems by Thomas Hornsby Ferril

New and Selected Poems by Thomas Hornsby Ferril

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New and Selected Poems
by Thomas Hornsby Ferril

New York: Harper & Brothers
First edition, 1952

SIGNED and inscribed by Ferril on the half-title page, and dated February 17, 1964: "To Elinore Keyser, with deep gratitude-- Sincerely, Thomas Hornsby Ferril". With little sketch in the lower corner, possibly of yucca in front of mountains in the distance...?

Condition: Hardcover; dust jacket has minor scuffing, a couple very small chips, and edge wear. Book itself is in excellent condition, interior is clean and unmarked, and the binding is firm.

On the back cover there's a verse by Robert Frost about Ferril: "A man is as tall as his height / Plus the height of his home town. / I know a Denverite / Who, measured from sea to crown, / Is one mile five-foot-ten, / And he swings a commensurate pen."

wiki: "Thomas Hornsby Ferril (1896–1988) was a poet in the U.S. state of Colorado. A journalist who specialized in corporate public relations, he studied and wrote poetry as an avocation. In his later years of life (1979-1988) he was named poet laureate of Colorado. Colorado Creative Industries has called him "Colorado's most celebrated poet." Carl Sandburg called him "The Poet of the Rockies".

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