By Ralph Waldo Emerson
London   Macmillan and Co
7.5" by 5.5" 321; 538; 326; 476pp
A beautifully bound four volume edition of the works of American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Bumpus half calf bindings.
By Ralph Waldo Emerson

1906 The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

London   Macmillan and Co
7.5" by 5.5" 321; 538; 326; 476pp
A beautifully bound four volume edition of the works of American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Bumpus half calf bindings.
£290.00
: 4kgs / : 909F2

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Description

Leather Binding, Signed Binding

A four volume set of the works of the American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist, and poet, termed 'the most gifted of the Americans' by Nietzsche.

Volume I features Emerson's 'Miscellanies', with an introduction by John Morley; Volume II features 'Essays'; Volume III contains 'Poems', and volume IV is 'English Traits and Representative Man'.

Two further volumes of this set were published, but are not present here.

Each volume retains the original half title.

With the morocco bookplate of W.A. Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey to the front pastedown of each volume. William Foyle founded Foyles bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex. Beeleigh housed his library, one of the largest private libraries in England.

In half calf signed bindings by Bumpus.

Condition

In half calf signed bindings, with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, lovely. Discolouration to back strips, as is common with green calf. Light rubbing to back strip heads and tails. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

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