Dickinson's only lifetime book publication

A Masque of Poets. Including Guy Vernon, a Novelette in Verse.

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878.

Price: $850.00


About the item

First edition, second printing (Red Line Edition). Frontispiece and illus. vignettes. 301, [2] pp. 12mo. Dickinson's only lifetime book publication. Publisher's maroon cloth, stamped in gilt, some rubbing to head and foot of spine, otherwise near fine. Myerson C1; BAL 118 & 4654.

Item #352075

No Name Series No. 14. With Emily Dickinson's "Success" at page 174, which represents her only known publication in book form during her lifetime. Both printings were advertised in Publisher's Weekly for November 15 publication, then both listed again for December 7 (No Name) and the Red Line edition finally listed as published December 10. While the No Name edition was printed in an edition of 2000 copies, the Red Line edition (referring to the printer's device on every page) was printed in an edition of 500. Myerson notes No Name edition printed November 12 and Red Line edition printed November 27.