Original Menu from The Lotos Club State Dinner in Honor of Robert Frost [SIGNED]

Original Menu from The Lotos Club State Dinner in Honor of Robert Frost [SIGNED]

Frost, Robert [The Lotos Club] [Cherne, Leo: Illustrator]

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Lotos Club
Date Published: 1962
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very Good +
Book Id: 6416

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An Original Menu from The Lotos Club State Dinner in Honor of "The Grand Old Man of American Poetry" Robert Frost dated May 24, 1962 and SIGNED AND PRESENTED BY ROBERT FROST next to a printing of his Poem "A Prayer in Spring" as it appeared in Frost's debut book "A Boy's Will" [London: David Nutt, 1913; New York: Henry Holt, 1915]. The document's front cover is illustrated with an image of a portrait head of Robert Frost by Leo Cherne and further contains the Dinner Menu, the aforementioned printing of Frost's Poem, a list of Guests of Honor at prior State Dinners held by The Lotus Club from 1872 to 1962 but excluding, Robert Frost. [Past Honorees include Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson, Enrico Caruso, Amelia Earhart, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, Robert Moses, Harry S. Truman, Leonard Bernstein, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Margaret Mead, Saul Bellow, Joe DiMaggio, Roy Lichtenstein, Arthur Miller, Dave Brubeck, and many others], and a listing of the Club's Officers and Directors. Perhaps America's best-known Poet, Robert Frost won Four Pulitzer Prizes [for New Hampshire: "A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes" in 1924; "Collected Poems" in 1931; "A Further Range" in 1937, and "A Witness Tree" in 1943], the Mark Twain Medal, and, in 1960, a United States Congressional Gold Medal "In recognition of his poetry, which has enriched the culture of the United States and the philosophy of the world," which Medal was bestowed by President John F. Kennedy in March 1962. In 1961, Frost was named Poet laureate of Vermont, and he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature a remarkable 31 times. Founded in 1870, New York's Lotus Club is one of America's oldest Literary Clubs and, like Frost, is an American Literary Institution. The Menu is in Very Good + condition with some light edge wear, modest toning, a few stains, and some minor damage to the rear page's blank upper left corner. In our experience, copies of this menu Signed by Frost are not at all common to the market. A Very Good + example of a rather uncommon piece of Robert Frost ephemera, SIGNED BY ROBERT FROST. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.


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