Essays & English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER] 1972 • The Harvard Classics

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Essays and English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson edited by Charles W. Eliot 


Compiled and Edited by Charles W. Eliot LL D in 1909, the Harvard Classics is a 51-volume Anthology of classic literature from throughout the history of western civilization. The set is sometimes called "Eliot's Five-Foot Shelf."  Volume 5 contains a 18 essays from Ralph Waldo Emerson and the journal later published as English Traits.

Deluxe hardcover re-issue.  Decorative endpapers, gilded spine and frontispiece.  

Book is in very good condition.  Some visible shelf and edge wear to cover / spine. 

Reads good as new. 

Essayist, poet, and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) propounded a transcendental idealism emphasizing self-reliance, self-culture, and individual expression. 

This combination of Emerson's best essays with those that made him the most esteemed American in the Old World form the foundation of the American Renaissance and epitomize the corpus of this country’s greatest thinker.