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Poems. Third Series by  Emily Dickinson - First Edition - 1896 - from Singularity Rare & Fine and Biblio.com

Poems. Third Series

by Dickinson, Emily

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1896 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: Singularity Rare & Fine US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000496
  • Title: Poems. Third Series
  • Author: Dickinson, Emily
  • Format/binding: Gilt Decorated Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Roberts Brothers
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1896
  • Keywords: Poetry, Emily Dickinson, Antiquarian, Poems, first edition, Classic
  • Bookseller catalogs: Antiquarian; Poetry;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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