"TRUST THYSELF: EVERY HEART VIBRATES TO THAT IRON STRING": FIRST EDITION OF EMERSONS ESSAYS: SECOND SERIES
Essays: Second Series.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo.$1,750.00
Item Number: 3957
Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1844.
First edition, first printing. Octavo, original brown cloth. Benjamin Seaver’s copy, with his contemporary signature to the front free endpaper. Seaver was the thirteenth mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.
"Timeless, and without a trace of dating, these essays are as readable, and to a considerable extent as much read, today as a hundred years ago" (Grolier, 100 American 47).
Other Books by this Author
First Edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Fortune of the Republic; Inscribed by Him to Elizabeth Peabody
Boston: Osgood, 1879.
First edition. Octavo, original publishers cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Miss E.P. Peabody from R.W.E.” The recipient Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was a close friend of Emerson’s, who tutored Peabody in Greek and were both integral contributors to the Transcendental Movement. She was an American educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States. She also served as the translator for the first English version of a Buddhist scripture which was published in 1844. In near fine condition.
Carte-de-visite of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boldly signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson below the photograph. In near fine condition. Matted and framed. Rare.
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903.
Autograph Centenary edition with a double sided manuscript in Emerson’s hand bound into volume one. Octavo, 12 volumes, bound in original cloth. One of 600 copies. Numerous mounted photogravure illustrations. 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?”Introduction and notes by Edward Waldo Emerson. In near fine condition. A nice example of this set.
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.
"O come, then, quickly come! We are budding, we are blowing; And the wind that we perfume Sings a tune that's worth the knowing": First Edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's poems; Inscribed by Him
Boston: James Munroe & Co, 1847.
First edition with four pages of publisher’s ads dated January 1, 1847 bound before the title of this collection of poems. Octavo, bound in publisher’s boards covered in coated ivory-colored paper, with publisher’s label on spine. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “Elizabeth Burgess with the best wishes of R.W.E. 1 Jan. 1847.” In very good condition with some wear to the binding. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Emerson in the year of publication.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
London: W. H. Allen, 1971.
First edition of the author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by Kadare on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
The Annie Dillard Reader Including: Piligrim At Tinker Creek; Teaching A Stone To Talk; Holy the Firm; An American Childhood; The Living.
New York: Haper Collins Publishers, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur and his wife, “For Charlee and Richard with best wishes Annie Dillard.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: FSG, 1989.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize- winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Oscar Hijuelos on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.