The book list below includes approximately 120 volumes selected from a list of over 2,500 titles owned by members of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens.
Last updated March 2012
Alexander, Archibald. A Pocket Dictionary of the Holy Bible…. 7th edition. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1831.
Arnim, Bettina (Brentano) von. Gunderode. Boston: E.P. Peabody, 1842.
Badger, Mrs. C.M. Wild Flowers Drawn and Colored from Nature . . ., with an introduction by Mrs. L.H. Sigourney. New York: Charles Scribner, 1859.
Bennet, John, Curate of St. Mary’s, Manchester. Letters to a Young Lady. . . .. 8th American edition. New York: G. Long, 1824.
Bentham, Jeremy. Benthamiana: or, Select Extracts…. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1844.
Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. . . . Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1843. (Two copies, one for each house.)
Blackstone, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England, 4 vols. Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1771-72.
Brontë, Anne, Emily, and Charlotte. Poems, by Currer Bell [pseud.]. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1860. (ED’s copy, offered to Samuel Bowles in 1861 and to Thomas Niles in 1883, and returned each time, has disappeared.)
Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre . . ., by Currer Bell [pseud.]. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1864.
Brontë, Charlotte. Villette [pseud.]. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. (This edition was Emily Dickinson’s copy.)
Brontë, Emily. Wuthering Heights, by Ellis Bell [pseud.]. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, Franklin Square, 1858.
Brown, Thomas. Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind. Hallowell [ME]: Masters, Smith & Co., 1848, 2 vols.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Prometheus Bound and other poems…. New York: C.S. Francis; Boston: J.H. Francis, 1851.
Browning, Robert. Sordello, Stafford, Christmas-Eve & Easter-Day…. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864.
Bryant, William Cullen. Poems by. . . . Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1849.
Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress, in two parts. Boston: Phillips and Sampson, 1847. (Two parts in one volume.)
Burns, Robert. The Complete Works of. . . . Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1853.
Bushnell, Horace. Christian Nurture. New York: Charles Scribner, 1863.
Bushnell, Horace. Sermons for the New Life. 6th edition. New York: Charles Scribner, 1860.
Byron, George Gordon, 6th baron. Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: with Notices . . . by Thomas Moore. . . . New York: J. & J. Harper, 1830, 2 vols.
Byron, George Gordon, 6th baron. The Works of Lord Byron. New York: Long, 1821,4 vols.
Carlyle, Thomas. Critical and Miscellaneous Essays. . . . New York: D. Appleton, 1860.
The Casket: A Christmas . . . Present for . . . Young Persons, MDCCCXXIX, Boston: Bowles and Dearborn, [c1828].
Cervantes, Saavedra, Miguel de. The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote, 4 vols. Philadelphia: Conrad, 1803.
Child, Lydia Maria. The Frugal Housewife. . . . 2nd edition. Boston: Carter and Hendee, 1830. (The family housekeeping and cook book.)
Clarke, Mary Victoria (Novello). The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1877. (Given to ED by Judge Otis Phillips Lord in 1880.)
Clay, Henry. The Life and Speeches of…. New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1843 2 vols.
Cruden, Alexander. A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures . . . Old and New Testaments. . . . 10th London edition. Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle, 1835.
Dickens, Charles. American Notes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1842.
Dickens, Charles. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son. . . . New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1847 [i.e. 1848].
Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Philadelphia: Lee & Blanchard, 1842.
Dickens, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop. Philadelphia: Lee & Blanchard, 184_(?).
Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist. Philadelphia: Lee & Blanchard, 1842.
Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield. Beauties of the British Poets. . . . New York: J.S. Anderson, 1826.
Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield. Endymion. New York: D. Appleton, 1880.
Downing, Andrew Jackson. The Architecture of Country Houses. New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1859.
Emerson, Benjamin Dudley. The National Spelling-Book. . . . 58th edition. Boston: Carter Hendee & Co., 1835. Or: 70th edition. Boston: John B. Russell 1837. (Both copies were in the Homestead.)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Essays . . . First Series. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Essays . . . Second Series Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Poems. Boston: James Monroe and Company, 1847. (The Dickinson copy had cream-yellow boards.)
Ford, Emily Ellsworth (Fowler). My Recreations. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872.
Frothingham, Octavius Brooks. Theodore Parker: A Biography. . . . Boston: J.R. Osgood and Co., 1874.
Fullerton, Lady Georgiana Charlotte. Grantley Manor, A Tale. New York, Philadelphia: D. Appleton, 1848.
Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn. The Life of Charlotte Brontë. New York: Appleton, 1858.
Gilchrist, Alexander. Life of William Blake, 2 vols. London: Macmillan, 1863.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust, A Tragedy….translated from the German with notes by Charles T. Broods. Third edition. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860.
Gray, Thomas. An Eleg Written in a Country Churchyard, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1854.
Gregory, John. A Father’s Legacy to His Daughters. New York: J.P. Peaslee, 1834.
Griswold, Rufus Wilmot. Gems from the American Poets. . . . Philadelphia: H. Hooker, 1844.
Griswold, Rufus Wilmot. The Sacred Poets of England and America. . . . Philadelphia: D. Appleton & Co., 1849.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Blithedale Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852.
Herndon, William Lewis, and Gibbon, Lardner. …Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon. . . . Washington: R. Armstrong, Public Printer, 1854.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Short Studies of American Authors…. Boston: Lee & Shepart; New York: C.T. Dillingham, 1880.
History of the Connecticut Valley…. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1879. 2-vols.
Hitchcock, Edward. Elementary Geology. . . . Third edition. New York: Dayton & Newman, 1842.
Hitchcock, Edward. The Power of Christian Benevolence Illustrated. . . . Life of Mary Lyon. . . . Second edition. Northampton: Hopkins, Bridgman; Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1851.
Hitchcock, Edward. The Religion of Geology. Boston: Phillips, Samson, 1851.
Hitchcock, Edward. Religious Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena. . . . Amherst: J. S. & C. Adams, 1850.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell. Poems . . . New and Enlarged. Boston: W.P. Ticknor & Co., 1849.
Huntington, Frederic Dan. Christian Believing and Living. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, 1860.
(There was a copy in each house.)
Irving, Washington. Life of George Washington. 5 vols., New York: G.P. Putnam, 1859-60.
Jackson, Helen Hunt. Bits of Talk . . . For Young Folks by H.H. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1876.
Jackson, Helen Hunt. Verses. Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870.
Junius [pseudo.]. The Letters of Junius. Boston: N.H. Wittaker, 1829, 2 vols.
Kingsley, Charles. Yeast: A Problem, reprinted with corrections and additions from Fraser’s Magazine. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859.
Lewes, George Henry. Ranthorpe. London: Chapman and Hall, 1847.
Locke, John. The Conduct of Understanding…Essays…by Lord Bacon; with sketches of the lives of Locke and Bacon. New York: S. King, 1825.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The Golden Legend. Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Hyperion, A Romance, 11th edition. Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Poems. . . . 2 vols. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.
Lowell, James Russell. A Fable for Critics. Second edition. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1848.
Lowell, James Russell. My Study Windows. Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1872.
Lyman, Joseph B. and Laura E. The Philosophy of House Keeping.... Hartford: Goodwin and Bets, 1867.
Macaulay, Thomas B. The History of England…. Boston: Phillips Sampson,1849. 2 vols.
Milton, John. Paradise Lost . . . in 12 Books. Philadelphia: B. Warner; Griggs & Co., Printers, 1819.
Moore, Thomas. Irish Melodies. . . . Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1865.
More, Hannah. Coelebs in Search of a Wife. . . . 5th American edition. Boston: J. West [et al], 1810, vol. 2 of 2.
The New England Primer….improved. Hartford: Ira Webster, 1843.
Ollendorff, Heinrich Gottfried, Ollendorff’s New Method of Learning to Read…the German Language.…Third edition revised and corrected. New York: D. Appleton & Co.; Philadelphia: G.S. Appleton, 1846.
Parker, Theodore. Prayers. Boston: Walker, Wise and Company, 1862.
Patmore, Coventry. The Angel in the House: the Betrothal. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857.
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. The Last Leaf from Sunnyside. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1854.
Pollok, Robert. The Course of Time . . . with essay by James Scott. New York: Robert Carter, 1848.
Porter, Jane. Thaddeus of Warsaw. New York: Evert Duyckinck; J.& J. Harper, printers, 1820.
Quarles, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral, a new edition, revised & corrected by Robert Wilson. London: J. Robins, 1824, 2 vols. in 1.
Richter, Jean Paul Friedrich. Titan: A Romance. . . . Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.
Ruskin, John. The True and the Beautiful.3rd edition. New York: J. Wiley, 1860.
Santine, Joseph Xavier Boniface. Picciola. The Prisoner of Fenestrella . . ., a new edition. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1848.
Scott, Sir Walter. Waverly Novels, vols. II, III, IV, V. Philadelphia: Louis Godey, 1841.
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria. Hope Leslie. New York: White, Gallaher, and White, 1827, 2 vols.
Shakespeare, William. The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of Wm. Shakespeare. . . . Bibliography by Charles Knight, 8 vols. Boston: Little Brown, 1853.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works. Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, 1853.
Sprague, William Buell. Letters on Practical Subjects, 9th American edition, revised and enlarged. Albany: E.H. Pease, 1851.
Stephens, John Lloyd. Incidents of Travel in Central America…. New York: Harper and Brothers (?), 1841.
Taylor, Sir Henry. Philip Van Artevelde: A Dramatic Romance…. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.
Tennyson, Alfred. Poems by. . . . Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853, 2 vol.
Tennyson, Alfred. The Princess: A Medley.Boston: W. D. Ticknor, 1848.
Thompson, James. The Seasons. . . . New York: W. G. Gilley, 1817.
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. (A copy resided in each house.)
Thoreau, Henry David. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862.
Tupper, Martin Farquhar. Proverbial Philosophy…First [second] Series. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1846.
Upham, Charles Wentworth. Life of John Charles Fremont. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1856.
U.S. 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1854-1855. Journal of the Senate . . . Second Session of the Thirty Third Congress. Washington, D.C.: Beverly Tucker, 1854.
Watts, Isaac. The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1834.
Webster, Noah. An American Dictionary of the English Language.... First Edition with Corrections ... Introductory Dissertation on ... Languages.... Amherst, Mass: J.S. and C. Adams, 1844, 2 vols.
Williams, Henry Willard. Recent Advances in Ophthalmic Science. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866.
Wordsworth, William. The Complete Poetical Works of. . . . Philadelphia: Hayes & Zell, 1854.
Wordsworth, William. Poetical Works of. . . , 4 vols. London: Longmans, Rees, Orme, 1832.
Wordsworth, William. The Wreath: A Collection of Poems. . . . Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1824.
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