Sartor Resartus.

By: Carlyle, Thomas.

Price: $450.00

Quantity: 1 available


Boston: James Munroe; Philadelphia: James Kay; Pittsburg: John I. Kay, 1837. Third edition, Tarr's A5.3, preceded by the London privately printed edition and the first American, just 500 copies, of 1836. Original brown embossed cloth,in a vine pattern, lettered in gilt. With the ownership signature of John Gallison King, dated January 1838, who in that year would graduate from Harvard College. From a prominent family, he became an attorney in Boston. He was married to Jane Francis Tuckerman, a friend and former pupil of Margaret Fuller, in 1843; by early in 1847 they had separated (Hudspeth, v.4, p.260 of the Fuller letters). At Harvard King was a member of "The Band", a group of five who "lived in the closest intimacy" - the others were James Russell Lowell, William Wetmore Story, William Abijah White, and Nathan Hale. Four of them had sisters "of nearly their own age, all charming young women", who were a sort of auxiliary to "The Band". Lowell would marry one of them, Maria White, in 1844 (Hale, E.E., 1899). Le Baron Russell (Harvard '32) and Charles Stearns Wheeler (Harvard '37) had arranged for the publication of Sartor Resartus, and edited it from the Fraser's Magazine version of 1834. Slightly cocked, worn at the spine ends, some rubbing and staining, spine sunned. A Good, sound copy.

Title: Sartor Resartus.

Author Name: Carlyle, Thomas.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: carlyle,thomas.450boston:jamesmunroe;philadelphi