Boston: Charles Goodspeed, 1902. Drab gray boards, paper spine label, untrimmed and largely unopened. Shallow chip to crown of spine, some hand soiling to boards and label, but a very good copy. First edition of the poet's first book, published the year prior to his graduation from the Sorbonne as the first American to win the prestigious Doctorat ès Lettres. One of 352 copies printed by Updike at the Merrymount Press (this copy not numbered, as usual). It was to be the only book published during his lifetime: Stickney died of a brain tumor in 1904, after having returned from seven years studying abroad and settling in as Instructor of Classics. George Cabot Lodge, William Vaughn Moody, and John Ellerton Lodge edited the posthumously published 1905 edition of his poetry. SMITH 130. (Inventory #: WRCLIT76154)
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