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NATURE
Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. First edition. Very Good +. Second state of the first printing with p. 94 correctly printed. BAL 5181. In Myerson's "Cloth 1, Stamping B." A Very Good + copy without repairs or sophistication, small loss at the spine ends, previous owner's name on the front fly leaf, and light foxing throughout. "By Ralph Waldo Emerson" written on title page. Binding tight, hinges strong and original blindstamped cloth is clean and relatively unfaded. & & The author's first book and the "first clear blast on New England's Transcendental horn." "Dictionary of American Bibliography." Seeing nature through a fresh, American lens, Emerson looks at: commodity, beauty, language and discipline with regard to how nature influences man in each category. A passionate and hugely influential work, inspiring Thoreau's "Walden" among many others. One of the foundational works in American literature. An excellent copy, housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Grolier "100 Books Famous in English Literature" 80. Myerson A3.1.a. BAL 5181. Very Good +.
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