The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson; Finely Bound

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

The Essays of Emerson.

Item Number: 70023

London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1899.

Quarto, 2 volumes, bound in full morocco, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, 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.