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    Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1903-1904). Autograph Centenary edition, limited to 600 numbered copies, this copy being unnumbered and designated "publisher's copy," signed by the publisher, and with a leaf of manuscript, in Ralph Waldo Emerson's ink holograph insert. The manuscript leaf, numbered in pencil "78"/"79," begins: "The poor Duc d'Orleans, Egalite, was the floppail into which was thrown all the filth of the revolution...Talleyrand, still with the same... spoke favorably of his natural talents, said, nothing must be imputed to the Duke... & could not therefore distinguish good from evil..." and consists of twenty-two lines total, written on recto and verso of one quarto sheet, neatly folded, and tipped into volume one (as issued). Twelve octavo volumes. Uniformly bound in publisher's dark yellowish-brown coarse linen, with printed paper label on spine. Each volume is illustrated with photogravure plates. Fine. A very attractive set; all volumes especially fresh and clean and spine labels bright.

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