Signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870.

    New and revised edition, first thus. Signed by Emerson on second free endpaper of Volume I. Two octavo volumes. iv, 566; iv, 491 pages.

    Contemporary full brown morocco with five raised bands. Blind ruling and decoration to boards and backstrips. Gilt titles on backstrips and gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece. Mild rubbing with darkening to backstrip and edges. Both front free endpapers are detached and laid in. Minor toning to pages. A very good set. Signed copies quite rare.

    Myerson, pp. 543-544. BAL 5375.

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