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American Sonnets.

By: Higginson, T.W. Thomas Wentworth and E.H. Bigelow, eds.

Price: $400.00

Seller ID: higginson,t.w.thomaswentworthande.h.bigelow,eds.40


Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1890. First edition (BAL 8373). Original green cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, top edge gilt, 280 pp. Ownership signature of Mary Mapes Dodge, a contributor, date Xmas, 1890. One or a few short poems by a great number of contributors, famous and forgotten, many not known for their poetry. With Edith Wharton's first book appearance, "Euryalus", commemorating her visit to a ruined castle in Sicily, which she liked because "Luckily, it has escaped the distinction of being restored." (Wright, ed., "Edith Wharton Abroad", 1996, p.12). Mrs. Dodg... View more info

Typed Letter, Signed.

By: Higginson, T.W. Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $80.00

Seller ID: higginson,t.w.thomaswentworth.80dated29buckingha


Dated 29 Buckingham Street, Cambridge, Mass., March 9, 1901. "Dear Ward,- I think it a good plan to have some literary guest at each meeting of the Authors' Club, that is why I took pains to bring Burroughs and then Prince Kropotkin. But I could only do it by taking the latter with me in a coupe and I think the club might justly pay for this...", then he gives information on his brother-in-law, Francis Thacher, who will accept the payment, as he is about to leave for New York. There is a holograph postcript asking to know "how the child gets on". The Boston Authors Club was fou... View more info

Autograph Note, Signed.

By: Higginson, T.W. Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $55.00

Seller ID: higginson,t.w.thomaswentworth.55nodate,printedle


No date, printed letterhead: "Massachusetts Military and Naval History. 25 Buckingham Street, Cambridge, Mass." This was Higginson's home address, from which he apparently conducted business as the State Military and Naval Historian, a position he held for eight years. Just four words, "For Sea Island subscription", then signed - perhaps accompanying a donation to help the Sea Island, South Carolina black soldiers who had fought for Higginson in the War. Two horizontal folds, in Fine condition. View more info

Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone. A Thanksgiving Sermon: Preached in Newburyport, Nov. 30, 1848.

By: Higginson, T.W. Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $67.50

Seller ID: higginson,t.w.thomaswentworth.67.50newburyport:c


Newburyport: Charles Whipple; Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1848. Second edition (BAL 8192, "somewhat revised from the first edition" of the same year). Original printed wrappers, 12 pp. A very political sermon focusing on the immorality of slavery. A little edgewear and soiling, but essentially Fine. View more info

Concerning All of Us.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth25newyork:harperandbrot


New York: Harper and Brothers, 1893. First edition, later printing. (BAL 8392). Original green cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated. A Fine copy. View more info

Cheerful Yesterdays

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth15bostonandnewyork:houg


Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1901. First edition thus, volume one of the Writings, a later printing. The first printing was 1900, the first edition was 1898. Ex-library copy, lots of markings, some soiling and fraying. A Good, sound copy. View more info

Book and Heart: Essays on Literature and Life.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth35newyork:harperandbrot


New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897. First edition. Original red cloth decorated in gilt and black (BAL 8417). Bookplate, some soiling, a very little foxing. A Very Good copy. View more info

Concerning All of Us.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth20newyork:harperandbrot


New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892. First edition, printing one (BAL 8392). Original green cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated. Ownership signature dated in 1892. A Fine copy. View more info

Exercises in Celebrating the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Cambridge Held December 28, 1880.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, and others.

Price: $275.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth,andothers.275cambridge


Cambridge: City Council (John Wilson and Son), 1881. First edition (BAL 8324). Original brown cloth, gilt-lettered, elaborately decorated in gilt and black, illustrated, 163 pp. A presentation copy: "Moncure D. Conway with best regards of Thos. Wentworth Higginson Cambridge, Mass. U.S.A." Higginson contributed two addressed, during the Afternoon Exercises and the Banquet. Other contributors were Henry W. Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Some wear and soiling, a Good copy. View more info

John Greenleaf Whittier.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth.35newyork:macmillan,19


New York: Macmillan, 1902. First edition (BAL 8449). Original blue cloth, gilt, decorated in gilt and blind. top edge gilt, others uncut, title in red and black. In the "English Men of Letters" series. Light rubbing, a stray mark to the spine, essentially a Fine copy, unopened. View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $80.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth.80datedbuckinghamst.,c


Dated Buckingham St., Cambridge, June 5, 1904. "Dear Miss Woolley", giving her a bill for his services, a lecture, $60, and expenses, $5. Then, "I watched the weather with solicitude & was grieved to hear that your fete had to be adjourned indoors." Annotated at the top in another hand: "Col. Higginson's Expenses". This may be Miss Mary Emma Woolley, who had been inaugurated President of Mt. Holyoke Female Academy in 1900. Folded once, a Fine letter. View more info

Old Cambridge.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth.35newyork:macmillan,18


New York: Macmillan, 1899. First edition (BAL 8429). Original maroon cloth, gilt. Spine slightly sunned, else Fine. View more info

Common Sense About Women.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth.125boston:leeandshepar


Boston: Lee and Shepard; New York: Charles Dillingham, 1882. First edition (BAL 8327). Original brown cloth, gilt, elaborately decorated in gilt and black, 403 pp. Higginson is promoting equality for women, who are just as smart and capable as men, despite the opinions of most men, including Huxley and Darwin. Dedicated (in print) to "My Little Daughter Margaret". Higginson is credited as "discoverer" of Emily Dickinson's poetry. She wrote to him, a stranger, in 1862: "Will you be my preceptor, Mr. Higginson?" ("Letters...", v.1, p.304). Slight rubbing, a clean,... View more info

"The Life of Birds" and "Gabriel's Defeat" in "The Atlantic Monthly"

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth.25forseptember,1862.on


for September, 1862. One complete issue in original printed wrappers. The former was reprinted in "Outdoor Papers", 1863 (Cambridge Public Library, Bibliography of Higginson, 1906). Gabriel, who belonged to a certain Thomas Prosser, "who had the reputation among his neighbors of behaving with great barbarity to his slaves" was "a fellow of courage and intellect above his rank in life", who led slave revolt in Virginia in 1800. Both stories unsigned, but Higginson is identified as the author of these two articles by his wife (...the Story of His Life, 1914). Some edgewea... View more info

The Afternoon Landscape. Poems and Translations.

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth.

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: higginson,thomaswentworth.300newyorkandlondon:lo


New York and London: Longmans, Green, 1889. First edition (BAL 8363). Original quarter brown cloth, gilt, over lighter brown cloth, decorated in gilt. A presentation copy: "Maria C.S. Bell with author's love, Cambridge, Mass., May, 1889. A Bell descendant also signs. Some wear, staining. Very Good. View more info

Autograph Letter, Signed, to Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

By: Matthews, Brander [Thomas Wentworth Higginson].

Price: $85.00

Seller ID: matthews,brander[thomaswentworthhigginson].85dat


Dated New York, April 5th, 1887. "Dear Col. Higginson", arranging for a Higginson lecture later in the month. "Mr. Thompson tells me that you have promised an abstract of your lecture. I confess that I am anxious to see it.....I read your paper ("Mr. Hamerton on Literature in a Republic") in the "Harvard Monthly" and Hamerton's letter and your rejoinder in last week's "Bazar". Two conjugate leaves, 2 pp., address panel of the original mailing envelope pasted to a third page. Beginning to separate at the fold, mounting adhesions to the last page, a blank. Ver... View more info