New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1950). 1st trade edition. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Sandburg to close friend, and long-time associate, Tom Ferril. xxix, [1 (blank)], 676 pp. Laid-in: Magazine extract from THE STATE regarding Sandburg, entitled "First Citizen" with Sandburg holograph annotation at top: "The State: Raleigh, N. C." 8vo. Blue cloth binding. Yellow topstain. Green & gold dust jacket. VG+/VG+. Item #31926
Inscribed on ffep by Sandburg, in fountain pen, to fellow poet, Thomas Ferril: "For Tom Ferril / with loving regard / and you not unknowing / I am beholding to you / for long & nourishing / fellowship - / Carl Sandburg / 1950"
Sandburg wrote of Ferril "You have the great poet of the West in your midst. He is the poet of the Rockies. And someday he will be recognized as one of the great poets of America."