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Boston: James Munroe, 1839. In Four Volumes, complete. First edition, second printing of volumes 1 and 2, first printings of volumes 3 and 4 (Tarr, A10.1.I-IV, the American issue, binding C. Edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Myerson F1). Original black cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt, decorated in blind. This copy with a gift inscription in each volume, "A.O. Gay, 1843, from his Mother". With a later holograph note laid in, giving some of the genealogy of this prominent Massachusetts family, descended from William Bradford and James Otis. Arthur Otis Gay was the 11th of 12 children of Ebeneezer and Mary Allyne Otis Gay. Their second son was Martin Gay (b. Feb. 16, 1803) who, as a freshman at Harvard, innocently inspired Emerson to infatuation in his junior and senior years, though they exchanged less than a dozen words and a couple of lengthy stares during that time (Rusk, 1939). Emerson wanted to bring these essays to the young, liberal, well-educated Americans who were hungry for them, and he wanted to provide the Carlyles with much needed income. The English soon followed with a similar edition of five volumes (1840). A little chipped at 3 spine tops, v.3 badly chipped there. A little wear to the other edges. Most covers with slight random damp-stains. A few gatherings starting. Moderate foxing. A Good, sound copy.
Title: Critical and Miscellaneous Essays.
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Seller ID: carlyle,thomas.300boston:jamesmunroe,1839.infour