Hardcover. Octavo. 251 pages. Book Condition; Good. Bound in Red Cloth.Some staining on back cover at edge of backcovr hinge. On front endpaper is signature of author and signature of previous owner, as wll as inscription from "definitions of Poetry" by Longfellow. A comilation of three Sanburg poetry works. Assumed first edition of this compilation. Dust Jacket is missing.Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 July 22, 1967) was an American poet, biographer, journalist, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920).He enjoyed "unrivaled appeal as a poet in his day, perhaps because the breadth of his experiences connected him with so many strands of American life", and at his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson observed that "Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America." (Wikipedia, accessed 1 August 2019). Collected edition, assumed first edition.