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Frost, Robert

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Leslie Frost signed Christmas poem by her father Robert Frost. Robert Frost Christmas poem: "Closed For Good." Signed by his daughter Leslie. Printed on the first leaf: "This new poem brings Holiday Greetings from Robert Frost, December 1948." & in manuscript ink "and Lesley." (Colophon: Printed at the Spiral Press, New York). (16) pages, illustrated (wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason). Stapled. 5-1/4 inches. Gray-green printed wrappers, title on cover. - - - Lesley Frost Ballantine (1899-1983). Daughter of American poet Robert Frost. "In the 1930s Lesley Frost taught at Rockford College in Illinois and at the King-Smith Studio for Girls in Washington, D.C. From 1945 to 1947 she was cultural officer and director of the United States Information Library in Madrid ("Casa Americana"), operated by the Office of War Information. The Library later became the American Library in Madrid with Frost in charge. She was the first woman sent to Latin America by the State Department to lecture on American literature (1948). In 1967 she founded La Escuela de la Tahona, a summer language school, in La Granja, near Madrid, where she had a home. In 1952 she married Dr. Joseph W. Ballantine, head of the State Departmentís Far Eastern Division under Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Ballantine died in 1973.". Bookseller Inventory # 000747

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Title: Closed For Good

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Internet and telephone sales. Self-employed buying and selling books, manuscripts and historical collectables since 1973. I operated open book shops for 27 years, closing in 2000. If interested in a 50,000 + item bookshop inventory with showcases, ephemera, prints and etc. contact me for more information. Jack Hamilton (757) 220-3000

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Jack D. Hamilton
Hamilton's Rare Books
P. O. Box 1866
Williamsburg, VA 23187
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