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Elizabeth and Her German Garden

By Anon

New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 11 E. 16th St, ca. 1902. 12 x 18.3 cm. Gentle writings, in somewhat diary form, of a young woman about her garden in Germany. Decorated red cloth on board, spine sunfaded. Inscription on ffep: ""With best wishes for ""A Merry Christmas"" from Cousin Abbie, 1902"". Child's lettering in pen on two pages. Good. . Catalogs: Literature.


Nature and Art

By Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Philadelphia, PA: Henry Altemus, 1896. 13 x 18.5 cm. "The rounded world is fair to see, Nine times folded in mystery; Though battled seers cannot impart The secret of its throbbing heart, Throb thin with Nature's throbbing breast, And all is clear from east to west."" On last page Emerson writes about boat at St. Petersburg, which plies along the Lena. He must mean the Neva, since the Lena is thousands of miles to the east, in Siberia. Decorated cover on white paper--design shows cattails and water. Small chip on spine, minor soiling. Inscription on ffep attached with cellophane tape, ""Season's Greetings and love from Sarah"". Good. . Catalogs: Literature.


Round Table, The; A Saturday Review of Literature, Society and Art, New York, May 11, 1867, vol. V, No. 120

New York, NY: Henry Sedley and Dorsey Gardner, 1867. 26 x 38 cm. Author's Edition of Dickens' ""Great Expectations."" Review, Conington's Aeneid. The Gardiner Will Case, connection with Pres. Tyler. Poetry: The Cowherds of Gnonthal; The White Lily. Paper periodical, edges frayed, good. . Catalogs: Literature.


From Confucius to Mencken; the trend of the World's best Thougt as Expressed by Famous Writers of all time

By Pritchard, F.H., Editor

New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, ©1929. 14 x 22 cm. Interesting collection: Plutarch, Cicero, Abdurrahman Ibn Khaldun, Izaak Walton, Sir William Temple, A.C. Benson, W.B. Yeats, Sainte-Beuve, Giacomo Leopardi, Johann G. Herder, and more… Dark green cloth on board, clean. Inscription on ffep. Pencil lines in margin occasionally in first 30 pp. Very good. . Catalogs: Literature.


English Traits, by R.W. Emerson

By Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Boston, MA: James R. Osgood & Co., Late Ticknor & Fields and Fields. Osgood & Co, 1876. 12 x 18 cm. This is Emerson's frank and tart assessment of the Englishman. He calls on Coleridge and gets a blast against Unitarianism. He visits Wordsworth and gets an assessment of America: No class of gentlemen (a class of men of leisure),""too much given to the making of money."" Emerson discusses ""Race"" vis-a-vis the British, and also Arabs, negroes, French and others. Then he discusses ""Ability"", and ""Solidarity"". ""Character""-""-the British are reputed morose......they are sad by comparison with the signing and dancing nations."" He also discusses Aristocracy, Literature, Universities and makes a special trip to Stonehenge, and discusses that. His overall assessment of the British is quite positive. Beige cloth on board, blindstamped design with gilt title, slight wear to heel and toe of spine; small nameplate ""Clara Hersey, 315 Walnut Ave."" on front pastedown. Very good. . Catalogs: Literature.