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    Sale 2355 | Lot 66
    Price Realized: $7,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2355 Lot 66

      DICKINSON, EMILY. Poems * Poems Second Series * Poems Third Series. Together, 3 First Editions. Edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and T. W. Higginson. 12mo, publisher's cloth with silver or gilt-stamped lettering and "Indian Pipes" floral motif on covers (Second Series rebound in contemporary 3/4 vellum gift binding). Poems is a first printing, top edges gilt, hinges splitting but textblock still secure, discreet bookplate on rear pastedown. Second Series; spine dried with some flecking, all edges gilt, small inkstamp a portion of which has offset to lower title-page. Third Series in BAL Binding 1 ("Roberts Bros" on spine) in unbevelled boards, with very minor soiling, all edges gilt; each volume in either clamshell box (Poems) or chemise and slipcase. BAL 4655; 4656; 4661, respectively. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890; 1891; 1896

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

      first editions of dickinson's first three books of poetry. Printed in runs of 500, 960, and 1000, respectively. Though seven of her poems were published in magazines during her lifetime, these posthumous volumes represent her first published collections of verse. The success of the first volume led to ten printings within the first year, prompting the editors to publish the further two selections.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,500