[DICKINSON, EMILY] A Masque of Poets
. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878. First edition. Publisher's cloth, cloth slipcase. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (17 x 11 cm); [303 pp.] The cloth spine detached but present, corners rubbed, a typed list of contributors to the work tipped-in, bookplate, a sound copy worthy of repair.
This scarce work prints Emily Dickinson's poem Success, the only poem published in a book by Dickinson during her lifetime (a few poems appeared in newspapers, sometimes without her consent). Other anonymous authors in the work include Louisa May Alcott, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, James Russell Lowell, Sidney Lanier, Christina Rossetti, Celia Thaxter. The book is rare at auction.
C From the Collection of Nancy Susan Reynolds
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