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DICKINSON, Emily.

Poems (Second Series).

Edited by two of her friends T. W. Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd.

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891 Stock Code: 145750
£3,250.00
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First edition, first printing, deluxe issue (Myerson's variant binding A) of Dickinson's second book, posthumously published in the year immediately following the first collection, and printed in a total run of 960 copies.

Her poetry was first published in 1890, four years after her death, due to the efforts of Mabel Loomis Todd, a friend of Dickinson and her brother's lover, alongside Dickinson's long-term correspondent Thomas Wentworth Higginson, whom she first wrote to asking for advice on publication in 1862. Myerson notes three binding styles, this deluxe style priced at 1.50, the trade binding at 1.25, and a gift binding at 3.50.

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Description

Octavo. Publisher's deluxe binding in green cloth-backed white cloth boards ruled in gilt, titles and daffodils decorations in gilt to spine and front board, drab endpapers, all edges gilt.

Illustrations

Four page frontispiece facsimile of "Renunciation" in Dickinson's hand writing.

Condition

Light wear to corners, spine darkened, peripheral foxing and toning to boards, the binding otherwise sound, lacking the front free endpaper, else internally crisp; still, a very good copy.

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