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Boston: James Munroe, 1836. First published edition (Tarr, A5.2), one of 500 printed. O.A. Brownson's copy, his signature on the title. A library re-bind, withdrawn from the University of Detroit Library - Brownson spent the last bit of his life in Detroit with his son, Henry. Orestes Augustus Brownson, one-time Transcendentalist (with 2 1/2 column inches of entries in the index of Perry Miller's The Transcendentalists 1978), full time reformer, was ambivalent about Carlyle. He acknowledged his "strong love for Carlyle," but "(Carlyle) has no faith in efforts to meliorate society, and sneers at him who would labor for the progress of the species" (Brownson's Boston Quarterly Review, July, 1839, p.269, quoted in Ryan's biography of him, 1976, pp. 155-6). This early title by the little-known Carlyle had two editions in America before the first English edition in 1838. Ugly rebind, spine panel just hanging on, but little wear elsewhere. Bookplate of the University of Detroit Library, ownership embossings on the title and three other leaves, card pocket and barcode sticker on rear pastedown. Light to moderate foxing, closed edge tears to some leaves. Penciled ticks, underlinings on 30 pages. Textblock cut down for the rebind, taking a fraction of the top of the "O", "A", and "B" of the signature, and the second leg of the second "n" in Brownson. Even so, distinguished by its association.
Title: Sartor Resartus.
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