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C L Hawley

Literary criticism, history, theology, philosophy, classics, history of art and architecture, Yorkshire, Lancashire and also some children's books especially foreign language Ladybird books.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Works, Volumes II, III, IV, V VI and A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson in 2 volumes


Very attractive set of seven volumes in matching half leather bindings. Maroon leather to spines and corners with raised bands and gilt titles, and gilt device to each spine compartment. Marbled papers to boards. Marbled endpapers. Gilt to top edge. The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Part Set, missing Volume I: Volume II - Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888, Volume III - Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1890, Volume IV - English Traits and Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883, Volume V - The Conduct of Life & Society and Solitude by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883, Volume VI - Letters and Social Aims by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1885. With the slightly taller 2 volume memoir, bound to match, A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson by James Elliot Cabot, in Two Volumes - 1887. memoir has volume numbers to the spine but the Works do not, possibly indicating that they were bound without volume I for some reason, but on the shelf it is not evident a volume is missing as a result. Leather is in excellent condition with a hit of scuffing to edge of raised bands to Essays and English Traits, and a little rubbing to corners with occasional surface scratch to same. conduct of life has a couple of spots of something Very clean and sound set. Volume I of the memoir has a little tiny area of damage to the leather to the top edge. Some Occasional foxing internally. Very clean. A very attractive set.