"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail": The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson; Finely Bound

  • The Essays of Emerson.
  • The Essays of Emerson.

The Essays of Emerson.


Item Number: 104534

London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1899.

Quarto, 2 volumes, elaborately bound in full morocco by Morrell for C. Scribner’s Sons, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition. An exceptional presentation.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

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