Sale 21FL01 | Lot 59

[DICKINSON, EMILY] A Masque of Poets

Catalogue: Fine Literature
[DICKINSON, EMILY]  A Masque of Poets

Lot Details

Lot 59
[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); 301, [2] pp., with the publisher's blue printed slip before the title. Small losses to spine tips with the title portion detached but present, library stamp and ink numerals to title, pocket removed from rear pastedown, with a letter laid-in regarding its withdrawal from the Skaneateles Library, New York.

This scarce compilation of anonymously authored poems includes Emily Dickinson's Success, the only poem published in a book by Dickinson during her lifetime (a few poems appeared in newspapers, sometimes without her consent). Other unnamed authors in the work include Louisa May Alcott, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, James Russell Lowell, Sidney Lanier, Christina Rossetti, Celia Thaxter. The book is infrequently at auction.

C The Julius and Theodore Cohn Library

Estimate: $150 - $250
Sold for $283 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $150 - $250
Sold for $283 (includes buyer's premium)

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Fine Literature

Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 10am EDT