Replenishing the Shelves: Book List

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 June 2014

Arnim, Bettina (Brentano) von. Gunderode. Boston: E.P. Peabody, 1842.

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.

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.

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, vol. 2.

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.

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.)

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.

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.)

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.

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.

Herndon, William Lewis, and Gibbon, Lardner. …Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon. . . . Washington: R. Armstrong, Public Printer, 1854.

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.

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.

Kingsley, Charles. Yeast: A Problem, reprinted with corrections and additions from Fraser’s Magazine. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859.

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. 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. 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.

More, Hannah. Coelebs in Search of a Wife. . . . 5th American edition. Boston: J. West [et al], 1810, vol. 2 of 2.

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.

Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. The Last Leaf from Sunnyside. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1854.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

See the titles of Books Acquired for Replenishing the Shelves.