viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Recently found by viaLibri....

THE METHOD OF NATURE. AN ORATION DELIVERED BEFORE THE SOCIETY OF THE ADELPHI, IN WATERVILLE COLLEGE, IN MAINE, AUGUST 11, 1841
Boston: Samuel G. Simpkins, 1841.. 30pp. Octavo. Original printed medium brown wrappers. Small, shallow discoloration at top edge, faint historical society blindstamp in title and upper wrapper, narrow partial split to spine, soft vertical crease and occasional light marginal foxing; a good copy. First edition of this significant lecture, which, by its injection of the element of ecstasy as "the law and call of nature," marked a turning point in Emerson's thought on the relationship between man and nature. Myerson suggests the edition may have consisted of as few as 500 copies. This copy bears a presentation inscription on the upper wrapper: "Dr Pennington with the regards of C.E. Park[?]" (the donor's name is obscured a bit by the type decoration in the corner of the frame). One could not be blamed for hoping, though without definitive proof, that the recipient might have been African American abolitionist Rev. James W.C. Pennington. A notation in another hand appears above the inscription: "Main Pamp. Vol. 2." MYERSON 11A.1. BAL 5190.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
Last Found On: 2014-10-29           Check availability:      Biblio    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/years/items/780154/1841-emerson-ralph-w-the-method-of-nature-an-oration

Browse more rare books from the year 1841


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     561 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2017 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.