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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
THE COMPLETE WORKS. CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: RIVERSIDE PRESS, 1903-04 
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LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
THE COMPLETE WORKS. CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: RIVERSIDE PRESS, 1903-04 
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo
THE COMPLETE WORKS. CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: RIVERSIDE PRESS, 1903-04 
22 volumes, 8vo. Photogravure frontispieces and title page vignettes, titles and half-titles printed in red and black, numerous photogravure illustrations, ONE LEAF OF MANUSCRIPT BOUND IN, AND TWO LEAVES OF LETTER TIPPED INTO FIRST VOLUME. Three-quarter black morocco, green cloth boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, gilt titles and text in two, others with elaborate gilt scroll designs, top edges gilt, many uncut; bumping to extremities, light fading to spines. 
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THE AUTOGRAPH CENTENARY EDITION, no. 494/5 of 600 sets, with one leaf of manuscript bound in, and two leaves of letter tipped in.

The first volume contains an inlaid autograph manuscript leaf by Emerson with 13 lines of text, taken from a lecture that was delivered in Boston, as well as journal entries: "The detachment of the Puritans without aristocracy is the supreme fortune of the colony." The letter, with 32 lines of text, is dated "Concord Sept. 28, 1862".

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