Representative Men: Seven Lectures. RALPH WALDO EMERSON.

Representative Men: Seven Lectures.

Publisher: Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1850.
Edition: First edition, first issue.
Bibliographical References: BAL 5219, second printing; Myerson A22.1.b, second printing, binding A. Both the first and second printings were issued in December, 1849.
Condition: Corners and hinges skillfully repaired; fine copy.
Book ID: 27051

Description

12mo, original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. Two pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.

Comments

Emerson's essays on Plato, Swedenborg, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Goethe. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to "Mrs. Bancroft / with affectionate regards of / R. W. Emerson / Concord Feb. 8, 1850." Mrs. Bancroft was Elizabeth Davis Bancroft, wife of the historian George Bancroft. The Bancroft and Emerson families were close.

Price: $5,000.00

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