Emily Dickinson: Poems (Second Series). (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891), first edition of the second series, 230 pages, green cloth shelf back and white boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and front board, all edges gilt, 12mo (approximately 4.5" x 7"), no dust jacket (as issued). This book represents just the second ever release of the reclusive Amherst poet's work, and was edited by "two of her friends", T.W. Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd. This second series of Poems delivered to the world some of Dickinson's most well-regarded poems, such as "I'm nobody! Who are you?", which displays her sadly underappreciated sense of humor. It also includes a facsimile of Dickinson's handwritten manuscript for "Renunciation" as the frontispiece. The book is in good condition, with soiling to the boards, edge wear present, bumped corners, and mild foxing (mainly at the endpapers).

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