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Autograph manuscript of the poem beginning "If what we could were what we would," signed "Emily"

Dickinson, Emily.

Published by Circa 1863. (1863)

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Item Description: Circa 1863., 1863. The manuscript was sent by Emily Dickinson to her sister-in-law Susan Gilbert, and inherited by Susan's daughter Martha Bianchi. The poem was first published, from this manuscript, as number XIII in "The Single Hound," 1914, Bianchi's edition of the manuscripts and letters that Dickinson had sent to Susan Gilbert. Later editions of the poem were all published from the manuscript in Dickinson's Fasicle 28 (at the Houghton Library) until Franklin's Variorum Edition (1998) where our manuscript is recorded as 540A. The manuscript, in ink, is written in 8 lines, on a single 12mo sheet of wove paper, (6-1/8 x 3-7/8 inches) folded thrice vertically and it is pasted on the front free endpaper in a presentation copy of the first edition of "The Single Hound". Beneath the manuscript the page is inscribed by the editor "For Mr and Mrs Frank Mills from their country neighbor Martha G. Dickinson Bianchi." On the front pastedown endpaper (opposite the manuscript) is written in a different hand "A wedding present Sept. 15 - 1904". Clearly this is a mistake as the book was not published until 1914, although the Mills marriage did occur in 1904 in Amherst. Martha Bianchi's diaries (at Brown University), particularly the 1914 volume, have many references to the Millses. Enclosed in a half red morocco slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 28389

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Poems

Dickinson, Emily

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston (1890)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1890. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. SCARE FIRST EDITION of Dickinson's first book, one of only 500 copies printed. An outstanding copy with a noted provenance. Only ten of Dickinson's poems were published in her lifetime, appearing in newspapers and journals. The first and scarcest volume of her work, titled simply Poems, was issued in 1890 in a run of just 500 copies. Even as late as 1890 Dickinson was still an unknown poet and publishing her challenging poetry was a considerable gamble for Roberts Brothers of Boston, hence the very limited run of just 500 copies. Provenance: From the library of Josephine Porter Boardman Crane with her bookplate ("Ex-libris / Josephine B. Crane / Sugar Hill / Dalton, Mass.") on the front pastedown. Crane, an important American socialite and patron of the arts was a co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the benefactress of the Dalton School (named after her family estate in Dalton, MA). Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890. Octavo, original decorated cloth; custom box. A few spots of soiling to cloth and a slight hint of toning to spine. Extremely scarce in such fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 769

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Letters . . Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd

Dickinson, Emily

Published by Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1894 (1894)

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Item Description: Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1894, 1894. Volume I INSCRIBED to Mabel Loomis Todd's confidant and perhaps the first independent reader of the proofs of the LETTERS, Albert Josiah Lyman: "To Dr. Lyman / from /Mabel Loomis Todd / Amherst, / 17 Decr 1894." Todd met Lyman, minister of the South Congregational Church of Brooklyn, in February of 1894 while on a lecture tour. In a letter, dated 13 February 1894, to her ailing lover Austin Dickinson, Todd mentions with delight that "I have had an independent literary judgement on the proof of the LETTERS this morning which fills me with joy." The favorable judgement was pronounced by Lyman, who Longsworth describes as "Handsome, sympathetic, liberal in his views, and a clergyman of great pastoral power ." (AUSTIN AND MABEL, p. 380n). After Austin Dickinson's death, "Dr. Lyman was the one [Todd] confided in and from whom she received remarkable and unorthodox consolation" (ibid). In January, 1894, Todd sent proofs of the LETTERS to every correspondent who allowed letters from Dickinson to be published (Meyerson, p. 34), and it is likely that Lyman was the first independent critic of the work. No one played a more crucial part in the early acceptance of Dickinson as a major American poet than Mabel Loomis Todd. She was the first posthumous steward of Dickinson's work, seeing the poems and letters into print for the first time. Meyerson notes only three copies of the LETTERS inscribed by Todd, all dated December, 1894. No significant inscribed copies of the LETTERS have appeared at auction in the last 30 years First edition. 2 vols., Small 8vo. Engraved frontispieces (portrait in vol. I; Dickinson home in vol. II), 3 facsimile letters; [iv], xii, 228; [viii], 229-454 pp. Original green buckram, covers and spines stamped in gilt with Indian pipes motif (BAL's variant 1). Spine of volume I darkened with some loss of gilt, light shelfwear. Very good. Volume II supplied from another set, near fine. In custom morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. BAL 4660; Myerson A3.1.a (notes only three copies inscribed by Todd). Provenance: A.J. Lyman (his ownership inscription to flyleaf, "A.J. Lyman / Brooklyn New York," and presentation inscription from editor on half-title). Bookseller Inventory # 241630

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Poems. With: Poems: Second Series. With: Poems: Third Series

Dickinson, Emily

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1890. FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS. Poems: Publisher's original three-piece binding with a wavy vertical rule separating a gray cloth spine from white cloth-covered boards. Myerson's 'B' binding [no priority], with the wavy rule and the first three lines on the front cover stamped in gilt rather than silver. The spine is dull with some rubbing at the head and the foot, but with virtually no loss to the cloth. There's some soiling to the covers, and a light dampstain to the upper corner of the front board and the fore edge of the rear board, with some resultant, albeit fairly light, internal staining. The upper two inches of the front hinge is starting, and there is a tasteful previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown. Second Series: Publisher's original grayish green cloth. Top edge gilt. Myerson's Binding "B." There are a few small flecks of discoloration to the cloth on the lower spine and along the front joint, and there is a small puncture hole in the back board with a resultant pin-prick through the blank margin of the last thirty or so pages. Otherwise, this a bright and Very Good copy with very little wear. Third Series: . Publisher's original three-piece binding of white cloth-covered boards with a green cloth shelf back and a gilt-stamped rule where the two cloths meet. Myerson's A binding. All edges gilt. Complete with one white wove endpaper and one laid paper blank at both the front and back. Ink gift inscription from 1967 on the front free endpaper. Apart from some minor soiling to the cloth, and a tiny bit of foxing to the endpapers, this is a bright copy, Very Good or better. Myerson A.1.1a., A 2.1.a, and A4.1.a. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000205

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Poems

Dickinson, Emily

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston (1890)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1890. First Edition. First Printing. In the publisher's original three-piece binding with a wavy vertical rule separating a gray cloth spine from white cloth-covered boards. Myerson's 'B' binding [no priority], with the wavy rule and the first three lines on the front cover stamped in gilt rather than silver. The spine is dull with some rubbing at the head and the foot, but with virtually no loss to the cloth. There's some soiling to the covers, and a light damp stain to the upper corner of the front board and the fore edge of the rear board, with some resultant, albeit fairly light, internal staining. The upper two inches of the front hinge is starting, and there is a tasteful previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown. A good copy, without repair or restoration, of an important volume. While First Editions of the Second and Third Series of poems turn up quite regularly, First Printings of the seminal First Series appear on the market ever more infrequently. One of 500 copies. Myerson A 1.1.a. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000098

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Poems.

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1890. First edition of Emily Dickinson's first book. One of only 500 copies printed. 12mo, original silver-stamped ivory boards, grey cloth spine, top edge gilt. An excellent copy that shows only light wear. Edited by two of her friends, Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higginson. Housed in a custom half morocco box. A very nice copy of scarce and important work. A poet who took definition as her province, Emily Dickinson challenged the existing definitions of poetry and the poet's work. Like writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman, she experimented with expression in order to free it from conventional restraints. After discovering hundreds of Emily's poems shortly after her death, the poet's sister Lavinia resolved that the poetry must be published. She later wrote: "I have had a 'Joan of Arc' feeling about Emilies [sic] poems from the first" (Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, December 23, 1890, as quoted in Bingham, p. 87). Lavinia approached two of the poet's friends--sister-in-law Susan Dickinson and mentor Thomas Wentworth Higginson --for help. Susan did not pursue publication quickly enough for Lavinia, and Higginson was otherwise occupied. To fulfill her vision, Lavinia turned to Mabel Loomis Todd, the vivacious young wife of an Amherst College professor. Todd was a momentous choice, for she was deeply involved in a love affair with Austin Dickinson, Susan's husband and Emily's brother. An accomplished artist and musician, Todd brought much-needed vitality and commitment to preparing Dickinson's poetry for publication. After finally enlisting Thomas Wentworth Higginson as co-editor, Todd completed Poems of Emily Dickinson in 1890, just four years after the poet's death. Bookseller Inventory # 2684

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Poems Third Series

DICKINSON, EMILY

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston (1896)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1896. Cloth. Book Condition: About Fine. 1st Ed. One quarter green cloth over white cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Gilt edges in binding A which is preferable and more attractive. Housed in a felt lined clamshell box in one quarter green gilt decorated leather over floral embossed grey cloth. This copy inscribed by the editor Mabel Loomis Todd " With affectionate wishes Mabel Loomis Todd, Amherst 23rd April 1898" Supposedly a wedding present from her to a friend. A virtually fine copy with very minor soiling. The gilt being quite sharp. This is the third book of Dickinson's poems to be published (all posthumously) and includes 160 poems published here for the first time. A very nice copy in an attractive box of a significant book of American poems. Size: 12 Mo. Inscribed By the Editor. Bookseller Inventory # 18356

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Spring Unfolding. Ah Sunflower by William Blake, Iris by Cyrano (sic), A Sepal, petal, and a thorn by Emily Dickinson, Tulips by A. E. Stallings.

McCarthy, Mary. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Cyrano de Bergerac, and A.E. Stallings.

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Item Description: Boston, MA, 2013. Artist's book, unique, a series of 4 Japanese-style table screens each of Japanese Ginga bronze cloth, interior lining gold paper over boards, each collaged with mostly Japanese hand-made papers cut to from the images of the four flowers which illuminate the poem focusing on a particular flower (4 screens with one flower particular to that screen). Page size: 10 x 4 inches, 8 panels to a screen opening to 33 inches. Housed in custom-made green cloth over boards box by the artist. The text of each poem is written by the artist in brown, black, white and green inks respectively. For "Ah Sunflower" the text of Blake's verse follows the sunflowers in an arc across the horizon as if the path of the sun. The flower images are bold, spikey, and almost vibrate and owe something to Van Gogh's imagining of the plant. "Iris" has verse on the first panel of the screen only What follows is an every-enlarging display in various colors (as happens in nature) of this elegant plant. "A Sepal, petal, and a thorn" is written in white on the second panel following the opening image of a long-stemmed red rose. Rosa rugosas (pink) follow, creeping along the bottom of the screen, enlarging and spreading out - as is their habit - as if clambering up a post. "Tulips" has the text in green on the fourth and fifth panel, with yellow, orange, red parrot, white, pink, and red with black center tulips on the three preceding and three final panels. Above the text are beds of red, white, orange, and yellow tulips as if a small view of the huge flower beds we associate with the Dutch growers of this graceful flower. For each of the texts and flowers, Ms. McCarthy has created a world of images to co-exist with the words they inspired. Rather than be overshadowed by them, these colorful beauties let the reader know they are the source of imagination. See an Image. Bookseller Inventory # 10770

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Poems : Second Series

Dickinson, Emily

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston (1891)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1891. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ownership signature on title page of Harrison Gray Otis Blake. He notes that this was a gift from Mrs. S. B. Rice in December, 1891. Blake was a great friend of H. D. Thoreau and subsequent editor of many of his journals. Pencil notes by Blake in contents page and text. Front hinge cracked; cover lightly rubbed and soiled ; otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000932

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Poems Third Series

Dickinson, Emily; Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston (1896)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1896. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 12mo; viii + 200pp; Exceptional First Edition copy, white cloth boards with green cloth shelfback, gilt ruled division to panels with floral design front panel, all page edges gilt, ribbon marker, no markings, inscriptions or bookplates, very slight soil & spotting to panels, hint of softening to spine ends, else Fine; a truly exemplary copy of the scarce First Edition; BAL 4661, binding 1 ("Roberts Bros" on spine), non-beveled variant, no priority. Bookseller Inventory # 8125

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POEMS . EDITED BY TWO OF HER FRIENDS . SECOND SERIES.

Dickinson, Emily:

Published by Boston: Roberts Bros., 1891. (1891)

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Item Description: Boston: Roberts Bros., 1891., 1891. Medium gray cloth, decorated in gilt, t.e.g. Frontis manuscript facsimile. Early ink name on free endsheet, with 1985 ink gift inscription below, minor rubbing at tips, otherwise a very near fine copy, without the plain dust jacket and box. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, first printing, Myerson's binding B. The second collection in book form of Dickinson's poems, edited posthumously by Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higginson. The first printing consisted of only 950 copies, issued in three different bindings. Like its predecessor, this is a title which has become noticeably less easy to acquire over the last decade. MYERSON A2.1.a. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 66916

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POEMS: SECOND SERIES, AND POEMS

Emily Dickinson, edited by two of her friends, T. W. Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd

Published by Roberts Brothers 1891, 1892, Boston (1891)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers 1891, 1892, Boston, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition, and eighth edition. 2 Volumes. Small octavo. Half white calf with floral paper boards, the most expensive publisher's "Gift Binding" (Binding C) and the rarest. "Poems: Second Series",1891, is a first edition BAL 4656. "Poems", 1892, is the eighth edition, first state. Myerson A1.1.i Condition of both is VERY GOOD ; both are very well matched in terms of condition, with minor shelf-wear and some darkening to the extremities of the calf. Covers are clean with no damage. Bindings are both tight. Spines are both toned with some craquelure, and the labels are not present except for a scrap of the title label of Poems: Second Series". Bindings are tight and text unmarked, except for a small gift message dated 1897 on the ffep of "Poems". and a previous owner's name and town on that of "Poems: Second Series" in a period copperplate hand. Also, the title pg, tissue guard, and a few pgs of text are lightly foxed, the tissue guard being more deeply foxed. Both books are in a custom-made quarter morocco box, with gray cloth and gilt spine titles. Condition of the box is excellent. Poetry. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 17286

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Poems: Third Series

Dickinson, Emily

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1896. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, containing the first appearance in print of over 150 of Dickinson's poems. In the publisher's original three-piece binding of white cloth-covered boards with a green cloth shelf back and a gilt-stamped rule where the two cloths meet. This is Myerson's A binding, the more elaborate and expensive of the two bindings offered at the time of publication. It is rarer and considerably more appealing than the B binding, which was a plainer uniform cloth. All edges gilt. Complete with one white wove endpaper and one laid paper blank at both the front and back. Ink gift inscription from 1967 on the front free endpaper.Apart from some minor soiling to the cloth, and a tiny bit of foxing to the endpapers, this is a bright copy, Very Good or better. Myerson 4.1.a. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000204

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Poems: Second Series

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1891. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Publisher's original grayish green cloth. Top edge gilt. Myerson's Binding "B." There are a few small flecks of discoloration to the cloth on the lower spine and along the front joint, and there is a small puncture hole in the back board with a resultant pin-prick through the blank margin of the last thirty or so pages. Otherwise, this a bright and Very Good copy with very little wear. Myerson A 2.1.a. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000203

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Poems. Third Series

Dickinson, Emily

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1896. Gilt Decorated Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. Apparent second edition; Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. Copyright page bears the designation "second edition", though this copy is otherwise identical to the first edition. This is the only such I've seen. 12mo, 200 pp., gilt decorated olive green cloth, beveled edges. Moderate wear to spine ends, corners a bit worn, darkening throughout spine, general light wear. Very Good, tightly bound and with bright cover gilt. Please see scan. Very scarce example of an exemplary collection of poems by Emily Dickinson, who, though she wrote somewhere between 1,200 and 1,800 poems in her life, disliked publicity so much that no more than ten of her poems were published during her life, and only three or four of those with her advance knowledge. The first collection of her poems to see print, Poems, was published in 1890, four years after her death in 1886. That was followed by Poems - Second Series [1890/91]and then in 1896 by this collection, Poems - Third series. Her fame grew later, and her name was not well-known until some forty years after her death. Nice, fine condition plate-block of four 8-cent Emily Dickinson stamps loose-laid within. L-31n. Bookseller Inventory # 000496

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Poems: Third Series.

Dickinson, Emily.

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1896. First edition of Emily Dickinson's third book. 12mo, original gilt-stamped ivory boards, green cloth spine, all edges gilt. The present copy is binding A (no priority established in Second and Third Series). Myerson A1.1a, A2.1a, A4.1. BAL 4655, 4656, 4661. Grolier American 100, 91. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. Some light wear to the extremities. A very nice copy. A poet who took definition as her province, Emily Dickinson challenged the existing definitions of poetry and the poet's work. Like writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman, she experimented with expression in order to free it from conventional restraints. After discovering hundreds of Emily's poems shortly after her death, the poet's sister Lavinia resolved that the poetry must be published. She later wrote: "I have had a 'Joan of Arc' feeling about Emilies [sic] poems from the first" (Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, December 23, 1890, as quoted in Bingham, p. 87). Lavinia approached two of the poet's friends--sister-in-law Susan Dickinson and mentor Thomas Wentworth Higginson --for help. Susan did not pursue publication quickly enough for Lavinia, and Higginson was otherwise occupied. To fulfill her vision, Lavinia turned to Mabel Loomis Todd, the vivacious young wife of an Amherst College professor. Todd was a momentous choice, for she was deeply involved in a love affair with Austin Dickinson, Susan's husband and Emily's brother. An accomplished artist and musician, Todd brought much-needed vitality and commitment to preparing Dickinson's poetry for publication. After finally enlisting Thomas Wentworth Higginson as co-editor, Todd completed Poems of Emily Dickinson in 1890, just four years after the poet's death. Bookseller Inventory # 3130

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A Ship of Truth. How Books Carry the Human Soul.

Leavitt, Nancy Ruth. Dickinson, Emily and Theodore Parker.

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Item Description: Stillwater, ME, 2011. Artist's book, one of 12 copies, all on archival paper vellum and transparent vellum with original (each different) collages of hand-made pastepaper by the artist, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, and archival Mohawk Superfine paper for the hand-lettered text, each signed and numbered by the artist, Nancy Ruth Leavitt. Page size: 4-3/4 x 7 inches; 16pp. Bound by Joelle Leavitt Webber: accordion folds based on a structure developed by Hedi Kyle and re-interpreted by Joelle Leavitt Webber, each fold holding a double-sided leaf with text on one side and collage on the reverse, all housed in a hand-painted pastepaper (inside and outside) box, hinged with Japanese paper to open as a Japanese-style box, lying completely flat, with button closure. The book can be read by turning each page as in a conventional book or can be removed from the box and displayed as screen of the collages. As with the collages, each box varies in colors, but all are in the blue-purple-green palette. The text is hand- lettered in black Sumi ink in an Italic script by the artist. Both texts - the Emily Dickinson the more well-known - are complementary and both irresistible to any bibliophile.The text of the verse by Emily Dickinson (Verse 1263) reads:There is no Frigate like a BookTo take us Lands awayNor any Coursers like a PageOf prancing Poetry –This Traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of Toll –How Frugal is the ChariotThat bears the Human soul.The text of Theodore Parker's "The Book Lover" reads:A great book that comes froma great thinker – it is a ship of thought,deep-freighted with truth,with beauty too. It sails the ocean,driven by the winds of heaven,breaking the level seas of life into beautywhere it goes, leaving behind ita train of sparkling loveliness,widening as the ship goes on.And what a treasure it bringsto every land, scattering the seeds oftruth, justice, love, and piety,to bless the world in ages yet to come! See an Image. Bookseller Inventory # 10466

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POEMS. Third Series

Dickinson, Emily

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Item Description: 1896. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896. Original grey cloth decorated in gilt, beveled. First Edition, which consisted of only 1,000 copies.~Emily [1830-1886] attended Amherst Academy; spent one year (1847-48) at South Hadley Female Seminary (ancestress of Mount Holyoke College); visited Washington and Philadelphia for a few weeks in the spring of 1854, while her father was in Congress; spent part of 1864 and 1865 in Boston to be treated for eye trouble; and died at fifty-five of Bright's disease. That is the entire record of her outward life. It is the least important thing about her.~To account for Emily Dickinson the recluse, who for twenty years never went farther than her garden gate, who saw no one but her family and a very few chosen friends, who dressed always in white and wrote her poems secretly on scraps of paper, rolled and tied with a thread and thrust into bureau drawers, one need not imagine any strange mysteries of love and renunciation. Certainly Emily loved an unknown man, loved him deeply and unceasingly, but could not or would not marry him.~She had the same sort of demanding, tyrannical, autocratic, and possessive father as did Elizabeth Barrett; and she did not escape. Emily's lover was not strong enough to overcome the terrific attachment, half love, half fear, that tied her to [her father] Edward Dickinson. Her hermit life, driven into and upon herself, was her answer to the tyranny which turned an ardent, gay, witty girl into a shy and withered spinster. [K&H]~Other than a few poems anonymously contributed, none of Emily's verse was published during her lifetime (-- to avoid what she called "the auction of the mind"). After her death, her brother William and sister Lavinia (who controlled the manuscripts) arranged to have a volume published in 1890; one of the friends who edited it, T. W. Higginson, could not convince Houghton Mifflin (for whom he worked) to publish it -- as they considered it "confused." Roberts Bros tentatively issued just 500 copies, and was then dumbfounded to see the book meet unprecedented demand and quickly run through many printings. Thus a "Second Series" of additional poems was published in 1891 (960 copies), followed by this "Third [and last] Series" in 1896. The cover design for all three volumes includes Indian pipes -- from a painting Mabel Loomis Todd had given to Emily in 1882 that thereafter hung in the latter's bedroom -- what Emily called her "preferred flower of life."~The 1,000 copies were bound in two similar cloth bindings (no priority, but of differing price). Binding A is white cloth with gilt Indian pipes, with pea-green cloth spine and all page edges gilt (priced at $1.50); binding B is grey (as here) or olive cloth, beveled, also with the Indian pipes, with only the top edge gilt (priced at $1.25).~This is a handsome, just-about-fine copy (the slightest of rubbing at the very tips); the original white silk ribbon is still present (though detached). Myerson A4.1.a. Bookseller Inventory # 12567

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Poems by Emily Dickinson

Dickinson, Emily; Todd, Mabel Loomis; Higginson, T W [eds.]

Published by James R Osgood, London (1891)

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Item Description: James R Osgood, London, 1891. Brown hardback cloth cover. First UK Edition. 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). xiv, 158pp. G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jacket. Rebound. Cover lightly bumped and marked. Slight spotting to page ends.Teg. Bookseller Inventory # r3556

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FURTHER POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON. Edited by her Niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi and Alfred Leete Hampson

Dickinson Emily

Published by Boston Little, Brown and Company 1929 (1929)

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Item Description: Boston Little, Brown and Company 1929, 1929. First edition LIMITED to 465 hand-numbered copies of which 450 were for sale. This an out of sequence copy which was never numbered. With manuscript facsimile of a poem as frontispiece. 8vo, very finely bound in half green morocco and green cloth, the back gilt ruled along the edges, the spine with raised bands ruled in blind creating gilt framed compartments, one compartment with a black morocco label lettered and framed in gilt, t.e.g. [2], xx, 208 pp. A very fine and beautiful copy. LIMITED FIRST EDITION, containing roughly 200 posthumously published poems by Dickinson, most of which were discovered in the possession of her sister. Ms. Dickinson's niece says in the introduction, "When the little, unexplored package gave up these poems of Emily Dickinson which her sister, Lavinia, saw fit never to publish, it was for one breathless instant as if the bright apparition of Emily had returned to the old house". Bookseller Inventory # 25754

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The Years and Hours of Emily Dickinson.

DICKINSON, Emily.) LEYDA, Jay.

Published by New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960 (1960)

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Item Description: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960, 1960. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges dyed blue. Housed in the publisher's slipcase. Contemporary gift inscription to volume I. A few tiny spots to edges of text block. An excellent, fresh set. First edition, first printing. This scarce set compiles the complete details of Dickinson's life on a day-to-day basis using the author's own diaries and letters and other contemporary sources. A beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 86674

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Poems (Edited by two of her friends Mabel Loomis Todd and TW Higginson)

DICKINSON, Emily

Published by James R Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., London (1891)

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Item Description: James R Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., London, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 12mo., 17.9 x 12 cm. Yellow cloth bound with gilt titles stamped to the front and spine. Top edge gilt other edges uncut, 158pp. The boards and gilding are bright with slight toning to the spine and a little light dust marking. There is some slight cockling at the front and rear fore edges and at the spine edge to the rear. Internally, the book is very good plus with no inscriptions and only a little light toning to the free endpapers and one or two spots only to the uncut edges otherwise crisp and bright. All in all a very good clean copy of this scarce volume. Bookseller Inventory # 000443

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Sampler (Signed Limited Edition)

Dickinson, Emily; Kiki Smith (artist)

Published by Arion Press, San Francisco (2007)

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Item Description: Arion Press, San Francisco, 2007. One of 400 numbered copies (this being No.194) SIGNED by the artist, Kiki Smith, on the colophon page. Fine in quarter leather and embroidered cloth covered boards in the matching slipcase, as issued. A sampling of poetry by Dickinson, the title refers to the embroidery samplers which inspired Kiki Smiths work for the project. Smith's prints imitate the stichwork of 19th century samplers. 220 pages, 206 images including a frontispiece portrait of Emily Dickinson. Printed by letterpress on handmade paper. Bookseller Inventory # 117440

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Sampler

Dickinson, Emily; and Kiki Smith (illustrator)

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Item Description: Arion Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This exquisite limited edition presents a selection of two hundred poems by Emily Dickinson, one of America's greatest poets, with prints by the acclaimed contemporary artist Kiki Smith. The edition is printed by letterpress on handmade paper, produced by the acclaimed Arion Press which "produces some of the most beautiful limited-edition, handprinted books in the world," according to the New York Times. The title of this book was chosen to signal that this is a sampling of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, and it refers to embroidered samplers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that inspired the imagery of Kiki Smith. The artist has made prints for every page of the poetry, as well as the half-title page and a portrait of Emily Dickinson on the frontispiece, 206 images in all. These are original prints, for which the artist has scratched lines in the emulsion of photographic negatives with an etching needle and other sharp-pointed tools, thus allowing light to pass through them in the making of photopolymer plates for letterpress printing. The artwork imitates stitchery with short straight and slightly curved strokes like the stitches in samplers, traditionally sewn by young women to demonstrate their domestic skills. The subtle patterns in the artwork of cross-stitches and hatchings become recognizable figures or mysterious forms related to the wondrous imagery in Emily Dickinson's poems. The book measures 11 by 7 inches, 220 pages. The type is Monotype and handset Walbaum. The type and polymer plates were printed by letterpress in black ink for the type and red-brown ink for the plates. The paper was made by hand at the Twinrocker mill. The sheets are hand-sewn with a red-brown goatskin spine, tan cloth sides, with the front cover embroidered in red thread for title and author and artist names. The book is presented in a slipcase. The edition is limited to 400 numbered copies for sale, signed by the artist. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 081

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Poems by Emily Dickinson. Second Series

DICKINSON, Emily

Published by Roberts Brothers (1891)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1892: Gray cloth with gilt stamping. First Edition, with no subsequent printings listed. In About Very Good condition. Clean text. Two pages show offsetting from a clipping once stored between them; a few small tears to edge of pages. Ink and pencil inscription at front free end paper, light offsetting to end sheets. Boards show rubbing and light soiling. Wear with light fraying to corners and spine ends. Spine slightly darkened. A lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 131120925

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A MASQUE OF POETS. INCLUDING GUY VERNON, A NOVELETTE IN VERSE

Dickinson, Emily; Rossetti, Christina (poems); Lathrop, George Parsons (editor)

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston (1878)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1878. First Edition. 16mo; the 'No Name' format, issued in publisher's black 'V' cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red and gilt on spine and panels; printed endpapers; 301pp, [2]. Cloth rubbed at corner tips, exposing the boards, with shallow loss at crown and base of spine; rubbing to cloth along rear joint, with discreet exposure of threading; binding sound and firm, clean throughout, with the decorative elements nicely preserved - a solid Very Good copy. An important volume in the "No Name" series, which featured American poetry and prose written by prominent authors whose identities were kept secret. The present volume, published in a tiny edition of 2,000 copies, features contributions by two authors whose works are strongly associated with the feminist movement: "Husband and Wife," by Christina Rossetti (pp.42-44), and most notably, "Success" by Emily Dickinson. While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, "Success" is credited with being the only poem published during her lifetime. Despite the flaws, an attractive copy of an important debut. BAL 118. Bookseller Inventory # 1410

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SAMPLER: Poetry by Emily Dickinson. Art by Kiki Smith.

Dickinson, Emily.

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Item Description: Arion Press, San Francisco, 2007. Book Condition: As new. Limited edition. 217, [1] pp., 4to, half russet morocco and tan cloth with red thread embroidery. Illustrations by Kiki Smith on nearly every page printed in red ink. Slipcase. Beautifully presented selection of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Title alludes both to the "sampling" of the poet's work as well as the needlework sampler-inspired illustrations. Prospectus and sample of the handmade paper used in the printing are laid in. Also included is a printed 2008 New Year's greeting from the Press featuring Emily Dickinson's poem "Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers" and Kiki Smith's "dots on a disc of snow" - an illustration printed from a plate not used in the book. Edition of 400 copies numbered for sale and 26 lettered copies, this #99. Signed by the artist. Bookseller Inventory # 20604

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SAMPLER .

Arion Press]: Dickinson, Emily:

Published by San Francisco: Arion Press, 2007. (2007)

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Item Description: San Francisco: Arion Press, 2007., 2007. Small quarto. Quarter morocco and embroidery decorated cloth. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine in near fine slipcase with small smudge and label shadow at lower edge of one panel. First edition in this format. Frontis and illustrations by Kiki Smith. One of 400 numbered copies (of 426), printed on Twinrocker paper, and signed by the artist. Foreword by Andrew Hoyem. Smith's illustrations are etchings creating images in the mode of traditional sewn samplers. In print at $1200. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 64753

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UNDER THE LIGHT, YET UNDER] A POEM BY EMILY DICKINSON

Emily Dickinson; designed by Joe Marc Freedman

Published by Sarabande Press (1982)

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Item Description: Sarabande Press, 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine binding. Four fold accordion binding in cloth with text of Dickinson';s poem printed on paper designed by Karen Miles and mounted; colophon printed and inset on the front board; all housed in clamshell box with marbled trays and leather spine label; digital images can be made available upon request. Near Fine binding. Limited Edition, numbered 14 of 20 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 257088

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Letters of Emily Dickinson.

Dickinson, Emily.

Published by Roberts Brothers, Boston. (1894)

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Item Description: Roberts Brothers, Boston., 1894. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good or better. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Dickinson, Emily. Letters of Emily Dickinson. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. In Two Volumes. Boston: Roberts Brothers 1894. 1st Edition, 2nd issue [with textual corrections "Paration to Me" changed to "of her letters" Volume I, v, line 4]], binding A. 6 13/16 x 4 3/8. Original green buckram, gilt Indian pipes design on front covers and spines, Boston Roberts Bros stamped at lower spine. [i-iv], [i]-xii, [1]-228; [i], vi, [vii-viii], [229]-454 pp. Two frontispiece illustrations and three facsimiles (as issued). Fly-title each volume. Front cover illustrations very bright. Spine gilt faded and cloth a bit darkened. Front and rear cloth both volumes fresh and un-soiled. No previous owner writing. Bindings tight, contents clean. Just trace rubbing to the extremities. Hinges not cracked or starting. Top edge dusty. Lovely, very good + set. Bookseller Inventory # 000673

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