"The Quest of the Orchis" in THE INDEPENDENT. June 27, 1901. Frost's Third National Publication
Price: 900.00 USD
New York: 27 June 1901. Contains Frost's third national appearance in print, here as R. L. Frost, after the poem "My Butterfly: An Elegy" which appeared in the same magazine in 1894 and "The Birds Do This," also in this publication in 1896. The importance of this magazine to Frost predated his writing for it. According to Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, Frost's first encounter with the publication was of immense importance to him: "I happened into the old library, and found on the magazine rack a copy of the INDEPENDENT, with a poem on the front page.... This experience gave me my very first revelation that a publication existed, anywhere in my native land, that was a vehicle for the publication of poetry." First Edition. Small stain to the front cover; minor wear and small chips. Very Good and quite scarce.