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Book Description

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY EDITOR. 8vo, pp. xii, 132 + 12 illustrations by Graves. Black buckram spine, blue-grey paper boards, lettered in gilt. Pushing to spine ends, bumps to bottom corners and edges, a few nicks to paper. Inscribed in blue pen to ffep: “To my friend across the sea/ Sally McCracken/ from/ Helen H. Arnold/ Christmas/ 1948”. A small bundle of ephemera laid in, comprising: a Christmas card from Arnold, three photographs (two featuring Arnold and her husband bound for England on the Parthia, Liverpool (April 1949), plus a portrait of a fine bearded collie), four newspaper and one magazine clippings (incl. a review of the year book and announcement of an Arnold lecture), and closing with a compliment slip to “Mrs Davidson” from Kathryn White, Assistant Curator/Librarian, The Bronte Society (June 1992), about sending on this book. In the original blue-grey dust jacket, lettered in black: spine and rear panel sunned, chips to head of spine, top edge creased. Very good/ very good. An attractive edition with an interesting clutch of ephemera, relating to the mid-century Dickinson scholar and advocate of the poet.
Dealer Notes
Alongside lecturing on Dickinson, Arnold also published a selection of the poet’s correspondence in 1943, ‘"From the garden we have not seen": New letters of Emily Dickinson’ (Boston: New England Quarterly, XVI:3, pp. 363-375). Arnold was also an expert on the Brontës, a connection gestured to by the Brontë Society compliment slip laid in here.
Author DICKINSON, Emily; ARNOLD, Helen H. (editor); GRAVES, Louise B. (illustrator)
Date 1948
Publisher Northampton, Massachusetts: The Hampshire Bookshop
Condition Very good/ very good

Price: £120.00

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