Emerson’s Essay - First Series; Second Series; - and - Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Richard Garnett Circa 1893 - Wm. L. Allison Co., New York ‘There is a difference between one and another hour of life in their authority and subsequent effect. Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. Yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than all other experiences.’

A handsomely bound, 19th century collection of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s first and second series of essays – including
‘Self-Reliance’, ‘The Over-Soul’, ‘Circles’, ‘The Poet’, ‘Experience’, and ‘Nature’ – his most important works, and those that represent the core of his thinking. Together with ‘Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson’ mostly compiled from Garnett’s earlier biography of Emerson titled ‘Life’, and a short bibliography. Volume I with a frontispiece portrait of Emerson.
  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American essayist, lecturer and poet, and the leader of the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-nineteenth century. He wrote on numerous subjects, always developing ideas of individuality and freedom, and of the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. A friend and mentor to fellow Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, he remains a significant figure of the American Romantic Movement.

Duodecimo, two volumes (binding size 19.1x13cm), pp. 364 [4]; [2] 280, 100 (’
Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson’) v (’Bibliography’) [3].
  Condition: Fine in very good bringins, wear to corners edges and more so to heads of spines, rear hinge of volume II cracked.   Ref: 110135   Price: HK$ 900