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    Autograph Centenary Edition in Twenty-Two Volumes, with Emerson Manuscript Leaf

    Ralph Waldo Emerson. Complete Published Works and Journals Bound with Manuscript Page. The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903-04. [and:] Journals. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1909.

    Autograph Centenary Edition limited to 600 sets of which this is number 57. Original manuscript leaf in Emerson's hand tipped in to Volume I of Works. The handwritten narrative expresses Emerson's feelings about the teachings of the theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, particularly with regard to the resurrection. Twelve octavo volumes of the Works; ten octavo volumes of the Journals.

    Uniform half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands. Gilt designs and lettering to spines. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spines modestly faded. Page edges mildly toned. A near fine set.


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    February, 2010
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