THE COMPLETE WORKS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON, WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY EDWARD WALDO EMERSON AND A GENERAL INDEX

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Add 
to Cart
Price: $2,750.00


Place Published: Cambridge
Publisher: The Riverside Press
Date Published: 1930-1904
Edition: Autograph Centenary Edition
Book Id: 2740

Description

One of 600 numbered sets signed by the publisher, Houghton Mifflin, with a page of Emerson manuscript inserted after the works half-title in Vol.1. Twelve octavo volumes (23cm); dark yellow-brown coarse B cloth (linen), each volume with paper label at spine. Manuscript page begins: "Will any one question the uses of an aristocracy? Not whilst there is any remainder of the substance in the form. For the name is a verdict. The noble ennobles. That is his use. Can there be any greater?" Title labels lightly toned and dusty, three with tiny nicks and some minute wear; remnant of small label at front pastedown of Vol.IV; hairline tear (1/2 cm) at crown on Vol.X, with evidence of worming at upper right margin of pp.247-308 (no deeper than 1cm); faint, scattered foxing to a few endpapers, else fresh and clean throughout; all hinges sound; Near Fine.

Comments

A uniformly handsome edition of the author's complete works, gathering his poetry, essays, addresses, lectures, correspondence, and miscellaneous writings. Myerson B19; BAL 5463.


More Literature: webrss

By This Author: Emerson, Ralph Waldo
By This Publisher: The Riverside Press
Find Us On Facebook
Search
Topic Notification


Site by Bibliopolis