1906. EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson, with Preface by Thomas Carlyle. Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1906. Small quarto, original full vellum gilt, uncut. $2200.Limited Doves Press edition of Emersons Essays, one of only 325 copies, beautifully printed from the first English edition by Cobden-Sanderson and Walker, bound in traditional Doves vellum.Originally published in 1841, this renowned collection of essays captures the spirit of Emerson's timelessness ""without a trace of dating The Essays' ethical inspiration and stimulation, their occasional startling phrase, their individualistic idealism, which stirred renascent Yankee New England to its depths, speaks with the same simple power and force in the midst of modern complexities"" (Grolier American 100, 47). The Doves Press, founded in 1900 by Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, was one of the great English private presses. In contrast to Kelmscott, the books of the Doves Press were characterized by a stark simplicity. Its printer's device (the outline of two doves), for example, was used as its watermark rather than printed. Just two years after this edition appeared, Cobden-Sanderson asserted his independence from Walker by throwing the printing type (to which Walker laid claim) into the Thames. The Doves Press Essays contains the original preface by Thomas Carlyle and 12 of Emerson's humanist studies, including his celebrated ""Self-Reliance,"" as well as ""History,"" ""Compensation,"" ""Spiritual Laws,"" ""Love,"" ""Friendship,"" ""Prudence,"" ""Heroism,"" ""Over-Souls,"" ""Circles,"" ""Intellect"" and ""Art."" Ransom, Doves 9. Interior fine, vellum quite lovely. An exceptional copy. (Inventory #: 105520)
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