The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson: the First and the Second Series. By Ralph Waldo Emerson. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

$55.00

Ralph Waldo Emerson led the transcendentalist movement in the 19th century. He was a brilliant essayist and poet. He was also actively involved in the Abolitionist movement, lecturing and publishing against slavery for years. Emerson ran in highly connected circles. He was famously close to Henry David Thoreau. He hosted John Brown at his home to discuss strategies for the advocation of the Abolitionist cause. He met with Abraham Lincoln through a mutual friend, Charles Sumner, and became a proud supporter of the 16th president. He was close to the family of Louisa May Alcott, and he was the godfather of William James. Yet in his busy life Emerson somehow managed to produce some of the most beloved essays in American Literature. The First Series and the Second Series, published 1841 and 1844, respectively, defined the transcendentalist movement and captured the nation’s individualist values. They were read widely, affecting the minds of his contemporaries and successors for generations.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the full tan leather boards, finely 22k gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and ribbon sewn in. This copy contains the publisher’s bookplate laid in, unsigned.

A fine collector’s copy of The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson: the First and the Second Series. By Ralph Waldo Emerson. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 6 in