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RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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INSCRIBED BY EMERSON TO HIS CLOSE FRIEND AND LONGTIME ADVISER

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays: Second Series. Boston, 1844.

First edition, presentation copy, of the second series of Emerson's essays including such important works as "Experience," "The Poet," and "Nature," usual mixed first and second printing but composed almost entirely of first printing sheets, inscribed in the year of publication to his close friend and trusted adviser: "Abel Adams from his friend, R.W.E. 15 October, 1844." $17,500.

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"A FECUND CROP THINE ACRES YIELD, WHICH I GATHER IN A SONG"

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Poems. Boston, 1847.

First American edition, second issue, presentation copy, of Emerson's first collection of poems, inscribed in the year of publication to the adopted daughter of Abel Adams, one of Emerson's closest friends and most trusted advisors: "Abby L. Adams from R.W.C. 25 Dec. 1846." $16,000.

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“THE IMAGINATION IS NOT A TALENT OF SOME MEN, BUT IS THE HEALTH OF EVERY MAN”

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Complete Works. Cambridge, 1903-04. Twelve volumes.

“Autograph Centenary” edition, number 37 of 600 copies, illustrated with 56 photogravures, with original manuscript leaf in Emerson’s hand discussing poetry and imagination mounted in Volume I, handsomely bound. $12,500.

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EMERSON'S LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS, THE COPY OF EMERSON'S NEIGHBOR, JEANIE M. LEBRUN, BEARING BOTH HER SIGNATURE AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON'S SIGNATURE

EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Letters and Social Aims. Boston, 1876.

First edition, first printing, association copy, of the last volume of essays published during Emerson's lifetime, bearing the ownership signature of Emerson's neighbor, Jeanie M. LeBrun, and additionally signed for her by Emerson and dated by him in the year of publication, "6 Jan 1876." $11,000.

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"IF A SLAVE-HUNTER COMES AMONG US… REGARD HIM AS THE COMMON ENEMY OF MANKIND"

(ADAMS, John Quincy; EMERSON, Ralph Waldo). Address of the Committee… Held at Faneuil Hall, September 24, 1846. Boston, 1846.

First edition of this record of a turning point in Massachusetts abolitionist history as Bostonians crowded into Faneuil Hall in 1846 to protest the capture of a fugitive slave on Boston’s streets, with a speech by President John Quincy Adams, correspondence from Emerson, and listing white abolitionists Theodore Parker and Wendell Phillips, and black abolitionist William Nell as members of a Vigilance Committee. $650.

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