Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1856. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. First Printing, with '(1)' on half-title, Stereotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry on title page verso, battered type at the bottom of page 230, and type of last line on p. 304 not battered. 8vo: 312pp. Publisher's dark brown ribbed T cloth, covers paneled in blind with florets in each boxed corner, spine lettered in gilt and stamped in blind with rules and boxes with florets within, pale yellow end papers.Toe of spine bumped, else a superlative example, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. BAL 5226. Cooke, p. 111. Myerson A24.1.a. Fine-. Item #BB1317
During a second trip to England, in 1847-1848, Emerson lectured in the industrial cities, which yielded material for this popular book (including a chapter on a visit to Stonehenge with Thomas Carlyle) and afforded him renewed contact with Europe's intellectual elite (among them, Dickens, Tennyson, and de Tocqueville). On an earlier trip, in 1832, he visited John Stuart Mill, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Carlyle, the last of whom became a lifelong friend, correspondent, and intellectual goad. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.