Item #17070 "Letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to a friend, 1838-1853," First Edition, It is thus that his letters to his friends may show Emerson in a clearer mirror even than his poems and his essays. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
"Letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to a friend, 1838-1853," First Edition, It is thus that his letters to his friends may show Emerson in a clearer mirror even than his poems and his essays...
"Letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to a friend, 1838-1853," First Edition, It is thus that his letters to his friends may show Emerson in a clearer mirror even than his poems and his essays...

"Letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to a friend, 1838-1853," First Edition, It is thus that his letters to his friends may show Emerson in a clearer mirror even than his poems and his essays...

First Edition

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson to a friend, 1838-1853. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Edited by Charles Eliot Norton. 81 pages. Original green cloth boards. 7.25 x 5 in. Gilt detail to front cover and spine. “The letters and fragments of letters here printed are part of the early records of a friendship which, beginning when Emerson was thirty years old, lasted unbroken and cordial until his death. In his well-known essay, Emerson has set forth his conception of friendship in what, with no derogatory intention, he called ‘fine lyric words,’ and his idealizing genius is nowhere more manifest than in his depicting of it…It is thus that his letters to his friends may show Emerson in a clearer mirror even than his poems and his essays. They are at times the most intimate expressions, the most vivid illustrations of his essential individuality…” Light shelfwear to cover. Interior front hinge loose. Light toning and some scattered small stains. Dampstaining and pencil checkmarkto to page 32-33. Else in very good condition.

Item #17070

Price: $200.00