Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1924. First Edition [Third Impression]. Hardcover. A Very Good copy the first edition, third impression of this work in the Publisher's original green boards with the front board lettered, lined, and decorated in gilt and the spine lettered and lined in faded gilt, and with the illustration of Dickinson remaining integral and in excellent condition. The spine ends are rubbed and worn. Each board's bottom and leading corners are rubbed, the front hinge is broken and the volume shows general wear, including a scratch and some marking to the rear board. The remains of a Strand invoice for the book [together with "Face to Face"] dated in 1990 is loosely laid in and a small Strand price sticker is affixed to the front pastedown. [A copy of a check with some notes below it in blue ink is also loosely laid in.] The author, Martha Dickinson Bianchi was Emily Dickinson's niece and her last living direct descendant who brought Emily Dickinson's line to its end. [QUITE NOTABLY: After her mother Susan and her aunt Lavinia died, Bianchi inherited the Dickinson manuscripts that remained in her family (the other significant portion of the manuscripts was held by Mabel Loomis Todd).] Copies of any impression of the first edition are surprisingly SCARCE TO THE MARKET.
NOTE: After her mother Susan and her aunt Lavinia died, Bianchi inherited the Dickinson manuscripts that remained in her family (the other significant portion of the manuscripts was held by Mabel Loomis Todd). In 1914 Bianchi published The Single Hound: Poems of Emily Dickinson, which helped revive interest in her aunt’s work. Very good. Item #3782