1940 · Philadelphia
An essay read before a meeting of the Philobiblon Club at Philadelphia on 24 October 1940, and now privately printed for the Members of the Club" (title-page). The colophon tells us: "Two hundred and fifty copies, printed by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorn House, Windham, Connecticut, were complete on the last day of the year nineteen hundred and forty. The type is Bulmer, hand set; the paper Worthy Charta. The portrait of Emerson is a wood-cut by James Britton, and is issued through the courtesy of Edwin Valentine Mitchell."
The title-page is printed in black with two blue lines; the portrait of Emerson is in blue on a pale ochre field; the colophon incorporates a large blue "H."
Lawrance Thompson (1903–73) was a member of the English faculty at Princeton University and the official biographer of Robert Frost. New. Publisher's gray cloth shelfback with orange-red marbled paper sides.
Deckle edges. In the original gray cloth openback slipcase. (Inventory #: 35754)