1916. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916.
8vo, xi, 183, (1), (2, ads) pp. Original black cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt, original dust-jacket printed in black. Gilt faded from backstrip, head and foot of backstrip very lightly worn, dust-jacket with a small chip to the upper corner of the rear panel, spine panel with water staining, a small chip to the head and a closed tear to the foot, binding tight and pages clean and without foxing.
§ First edition, second issue without date on ads in rear. Sandburg's first published book, preceded by two privately-printed pamphlets.His next collection, Cornhuskers, was awarded a Pulitzer in 1919; Sandburg would go on to win two more over the course of his career. After his death in 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson wrote of him "Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America." Item #110510