Description[Ralph Waldo Emerson]. Group of Five Books. Boston and London: 1847-1903. First editions, one limited.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson]. Group of Five Books. Includes:
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Poems. London: Chapman, Brothers, 1847. First English edition. [and:] R. W. Emerson. Nature; Addresses, and Lectures. Boston and Cambridge: James-Munroe and Company, 1849. First edition. [and:] R. W. Emerson. English Traits. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1856. First edition. [and:] [James Thayer Bradley]. A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1884. First edition. [and:] F. B. Sanborn. The Personality of Emerson. Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed, 1903. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies, this being "315."
Three octavos, two twelvemos. Contemporary bindings. Poems in a dust jacket. Some rubbing and extremity wear on covers. Poems has spine and outer perimeters of covers darkened, corners bumped, few places over-opened, light scattered foxing with heavier foxing on preliminary and terminal sheets, pp. 27-46 and 51-70 shaken, with inscription by the publisher on front free endpaper: "With the Publisher's Compliments." Nature; Addresses and Lectures has spine ends and corners bumped with boards showing, light scattered foxing, ink ownership signature on front free endpaper, pencil annotations and marks occasionally throughout, over-opened at pp. 14-15, numerous pencil annotations on rear pastedown. English Traits has Faint foxing on top edge, over-opened in some places, small strips of staining on fore-edges of pp. -16, gatherings containing pp. 123-131 and pp. 171-178. A Western Journey has restoration on dust jacket verso with some chipping, soiling, edgewear, and minor creasing; front free endpaper and pp. -, front hinge broken, rear hinge cracking, light toning on page edges. Overall, very good.
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