POEMS: SECOND SERIES, Emily Dickinson - 1892 [2nd Printing] T.W. Higginson VG

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SECOND PRINTING. POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED. A late 19th century volume with gilt top edge securely bound in gently darkened and rubbed grey cloth featuring gilt stamped cover title with vignette and a secure, mildly worn spine with dulled gilt stamped lettering and design. Interior is gently age-toned. Volume exhibits minimal signs of commensurate age and wear. Overall in Very Good condition. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! Please see description for more details. AS IS.

Poems: Second Series

by Emily Dickinson 

edited by T.W. Higginson and  Mabel Loomis Todd

Second Printing. Published by: Roberts Brothers. Boston, MA. 1892. 

  • Gilt stamped covers exhibit minimal signs of commensurate age and wear. 
  • Beveled grey cloth boards featuring gilt stamped lettering with vignette to the cover and spine.
  • Boards are gently darkened and rubbed with light stains to areas. 
  • Corners are mildly rubbed. 
  • Spine, with dulled gilt stamping, is firm though darkened and exhibits pushed ends with rubbing and tears. Please see photos. 
  • Original white silk ribbon marker is present though detached. 
  • Binding is secure overall though slightly loosened from pages 98-129 with light cracks to the gutters along pages 112/113 and 128/129. Please see photos. 
  • Endpapers are age-toned with mild foxing.
  • Ffep bears a signature in ink and a date ink pencil while the rear pastedown bears notes ink ink from a previous bookseller. 
  • Interior is age-toned with pages 97/98 bearing a .5" tear a portion of the outer edge. Please see photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Top edge gilt while the remaining edges are darkened and gently rubbed. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20181022
230 pages. 4.75" by 7".


The second printing of Emily Dickinson's second posthumously published book of poetry edited and prefaced by friends T.W. Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd with a facsimile of her poem Renunciation. 



From T.W. Higginson


The "portfolios" were found, shortly after Emily Dickinson's death, by her sister and only surviving housemate. Most of the poems had been carefully copied on sheets of note-paper, and tied in little fascicules, each of six or eight sheets. While many of them bear evidence of having been thrown off at white heat, still more had received thoughtful revision. There is the frequent addition of rather perplexing foot-notes, affording large choice of words and phrases. And in the copies which she sent to friends, sometimes one form, sometimes another, is found to have been used. Without important exception, her friends have generously placed at the disposal of the Editors any poems they had received from her; and these have given the obvious advantage of comparison among several renderings of the same verse.


To what further rigorous pruning her verses would have been subjected had she published them herself, we cannot know. They should be regarded in many cases as merely the first strong and suggestive sketches of an artist, intended to be embodied at some time in the finished picture.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: 2nd Printing
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Topic: Poetry
Year Printed: 1892
Place of Publication: Boston MA
Publisher: Robert Brothers
Author: Emily Dickinson
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