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Frost Robert The Complete Poems of Robert Frost

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

“Taking the road less traveled” and meditating at the wonder of nature and trees are hallmark  of the beloved poet Robert Frost. Certainly one of the most prolific American poets of the 20th century, Frost is part of most poetry anthologies and his mark on the literary landscape is deep. His poems such as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Acquainted with the Night” are among well-known verses in this collection. The first edition published by Holt and Co. (New York) in 1949 was a single volume and was printed in a limited edition of 500 copies, with signed copies selling for $750-$800. In 1950 a 2-volume limited edition of 1500 copies was published by Limited Editions Club and included signatures by Frost, Nason (illustrator), and Rogers (designer). This LEC set sells at auction for $1000-$1500.

We collected a sample of 6 auction results of Frost, Robert's The Complete Poems of Robert Frost from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $780 and the highest overall price realized was $1560. The overall average price was $1136 and the median price realized for the book was $1086. There were 0 auctions (0%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (100%) exceeding the high estimates, and 0 auctions (0%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Swann sale on October 14, 2010 of a 1950 edition for $1560 that one of 1500 sets signed by author; a Bonhams sale on June 10, 2009 of a 1950 - Limited Editions Club edition for $1342 that one of 1500 sets signed by author, illustrator and designer; a Swann sale on April 15, 2004 of a 1950 edition for $1093 that one of 1500 sets signed by author, illustrator and designer;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann October 14, 2010 Frost, Robert. The Complete Poems of Robert Frost New York 1950 $400-$600 $1560 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 10, 2009 Frost, Robert. The Complete Poems of Robert Frost New York Limited Editions Club 1950 - $1342 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 15, 2008 Frost, Robert. The Complete Poems of Robert Frost New York Holt and Co 1949 - $780 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 15, 2008 Frost, Robert. The Complete Poems of Robert Frost New York Limited Editions Club 1950 - $1080 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 29, 2007 Frost, Robert. The Complete Poems of Robert Frost New York 1950 $500-$750 $960 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann April 15, 2004 Frost, Robert. The Complete Poems of Robert Frost New York 1950 $600-$900 $1093 Swann Copies for Sale