Emily Dickinson's Reading, 1836 - 1886, by Jack L. Capps
Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
The book is in Very Good Condition; The Dust Jacket looks like it had enough of Emily's reading, needed an adventure, wriggled free and went to pub overnight, then crawled home a little worse for wear. Missing top right corner, and faint stain over "ck" in Dickinson on cover. Other than that, dust jacket remains respectable.
About this book
Capps demonstrates that as a working poet, Dickinson was greatly influenced by the books she read. His book includes an annotated index of her reading, pointing out wherever possible its relation to specific poems and letters.