FINELY BOUND AUTOGRAPH EDITION OF BURROUGHS’ WRITINGS
BURROUGHS, John. The Writings. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1904-22. Twenty-three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter navy morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and mostly unopened. $3500.
“Autograph Edition” of the works of one of America’s greatest nature writers, number 159 of only 750 copies signed by Burroughs and the publisher, illustrated with frontispieces and numerous plates from original photographs and etchings.
“Burroughs, under the influence of Emerson and Thoreau, became the greatest writer of nature essays after his two Transcendentalist masters” (Hart, 111). In addition to his nature writing, this set includes Whitman: A Study, Burroughs’ homage to his friend and mentor. Complete in 22 volumes with an additional volume containing minor later works that was added in 1922.
One leaf with expert repair. Fine condition.