Title: Representative Men: Seven Lectures
Publisher: Donohue, Henneberry and Company
Publication Date: 1890
Antiquarian book copy in Very Good Condtion of Representative Men: Seven Lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This edition published by Donohue, Henneberry and Company, Chicago. No publication date, ca. 1890. 267 pages, 6 x 4-3/8 x 7/8 inches, 16 cm. Dark blue cloth boards with silver tone stamped design and lettering. These essays were first published by Emerson in 1850. CONDITION NOTES: This cover of this copy which both interesting reading and suitable for decorative home decor display shows very light rubbing with little wear to the extremities. Spine head and tail just a bit tipped, lower corners very lightly bumped. Moderately age toned paper. Pages show only few pencil notations including name on front free endpaper along with previous owners initials written in ink on FFE as well. Solid binding, no hinge splits. Spine shift to 1/8 inch. Chapters: 1 Uses of Great Men, 2 Plato; or, the Philosopher, Plato; New Readings, 3 Swedenborg; or, the Mystic, 4 Montaigne; or, the Skeptic, 5 Shakespeare; or the Poet, 6 Napoleon; or, the Man of the World, 7 Goethe; or, the Writer. Quote from chapter one: I count him a great man who inhabits a higher sphere of thought, into which other men rise with labor and difficulty; he but to open his eyes to see things in a true light, and in large relations; whilst they must make painful corrections, and keep a vigilant eye on many sources of error. Used: Very Good Antiquarian Cond. Bookseller Inventory # 010769
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