Item #17067 Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 1860, First Edition. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 1860, First Edition
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 1860, First Edition

Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life, 1860, First Edition

First Edition

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. The Conduct of Life. Boston: Ticknor and Fields Boston, 1860. First edition, first printing. 8vo (4 1/2 x 7 in.; 115 x 178 mm). Original full brown cloth, covers elaborately ruled and stamped in blind, spine gilt lettered, brown coated endpapers. In custom quarter brown morocco slipcase and folding chemise. Half-title, publisher's advertisements at end. The Conduct of Life is a collection of essays in which Emerson sets out to answer the question of the times: How shall I live? Composed of nine essays, each preceded by a poem. These 9 essays are largely based on lectures Emerson held throughout the country. Emerson first conceived of his philosophy after a voyage to England and Europe brought him into contact with many eminent scholars. Ownership signature to half-title. Minor toning, one or two stray spots. Small chip to front free endpaper. In very good condition.

Item #17067

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