Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, . 8vo. ix, [iii], 357 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Emerson. Black cloth; an excellent, uncut copy. Item #12170
Emerson (1803-82), whose original profession and calling was as a Unitarian minister, left the ministry to pursue a career in writing and public speaking, becoming one of America’s best-known and best-loved nineteenth-century figures. The present work, compiled from carefully selected passages from fifty-five years of journal entries, reveals Emerson’s thoughts, religious sentiments, impressions of books, authors, contemporaries, and much more. An insightful record of Emerson’s personal beliefs, as well as a social and historical record of his age.
Perry (1860-1954) was an American scholar and editor, especially noted for his work in American literature.