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Group Title: Parker Dexter Howe Library
Title: The Parkman Dexter Howe Library
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Title: The Parkman Dexter Howe Library
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Language: English
Creator: Howe, Parkman Dexter, d. 1980
Ives, Sidney
Rheault, Charles A
Goodspeed, George T
Stoddard, Roger E
Borst, Raymond R
Myerson, Joel
O'Neal, David L
O'Neal, Mary T
MacDonnell, Kevin B
Baum, Rosalie Murphy
Pickard, John B
Tanselle, G. Thomas ( George Thomas ), 1934-
Crane, Joan St. C
Lancaster, John, 1943-
Hurff, Carmen Russell
Tilton, Eleanor Marguerite, 1913-
Winship, Michael
University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville
Publication Date: 1983-
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Title Page
        Title Page
    Front Matter
        Front Matter 1
        Front Matter 2
    Half Title
        Page i
        Page ii
    Title Page
        Page iii
    Editorial board
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        Page v
        Page vi
    A descriptive catalogue of the Henry David Thoreau collection
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        Page 2
        Page 3
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    Table of Contents
        Page 5
        Page 7
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Table of Contents
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Henry David Tboreau Collection
Raymond R. Borst
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Henry Adams, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Louisa May Alcott
by John Alden
William Cullen Bryant
by Motley F. Deakin
Emily Dickinson
by Joel Myerson
Robert Frost
by John Lancaster
Nathaniel Hawthorne
by C. E. Frazer Clark
Oliver Wendell Holmes
by Eleanor M. Tilton
Sarah Orne Jewett
by Rosalie A. Baum
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
by David L. O'.7eal
James Russell Lowell
by Kevin MacDonnell
Herman Melville
by G. Thomas Tanselle
Edna St. Vincent Millay
by Ruth Mortimer
John Greenleaf Whittier
by J. Benedict Pickard and Michael Winship



Parkman Dexter Howe

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The Henry David Thoreau Collection
Raymond R. Borst
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection
Joel Myerson

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Raymond Gay-Crosier, Chairman; Professor of French
Alistair M. Duckworth, Professor of English

Sidney Ives, University Librarian for Rare Books & Manuscripts
Aubrey L. Williams, Graduate Research Professor of English


John Alden, Emeritus Keeper of Rare Books
Boston Public Library


John Lancaster, Special Collections, Archives, Amherst College

Ruth Mortimer, Rare Books, Smith College

Roger E. Stoddard, The Houghton Library, Harvard University

Michael Winship, Editor, Bibliography of American Literature

Main entry under title:
The Parkman Dexter Howe Library.
Limited edition of 500 copies.
Includes index.
Contents: pt. 1. The collector and the collections /
Charles A. Rheault, George T. Goodspeed, Parkman Dexter
Howe. A descriptive catalogue of the early New England books /
Roger E. Stoddard pt. 2. The Henry David Thoreau
collection / Raymond R. Borst. The Ralph Waldo Emerson
collection / Joel Myerson.
1. American literature New England Bibliography -
Catalogs. 2. University of Florida. Dept. of Rare
Books and Manuscripts Catalogs. 3. Howe, Parkman
Dexter, d.1980 Library Catalogs. I. Howe, Parkman
Dexter, d.1980. II. Ives, Sidney. III. University of Florida.
z1251.E1P37 1983 [ps243] 016.81'08'0974 84-8702

1984 The University of Florida

All rights reserved


W ITH THIS NUMBER of the catalogue we inaugurate de-
scriptions of individual author collections, necessitating an
approach somewhat different from that demanded by the mix of authors
described by Roger Stoddard in the Early New England section. I will
not repeat the course charted in Part I, but a few comments should
perhaps be offered.
As before, the order of publications is chronological; magazines are
in their original printed wrappers unless otherwise noted; leaf measure-
ments are to the nearest half centimeter, height being given first; and
all inscriptions and marks of ownership are transcribed verbatim, al-
though they may be expanded in a note. There are two indices, of
provenance, and of authors and titles; names in the first are given
verbatim as recorded in the descriptions. Users of the catalogue will
learn that the collections are not static: we maintain a list of desiderata
to be acquired with funds raised through memberships in the Howe
Society. Thus, the frontispiece to the Thoreau descriptions, the only
known copy of a broadside documenting a Thoreau family industry, was
bought by the Society.
Our publication program depends on contributions from many dif-
ferent bibliographers, each with an individual style. I have not lopped
and chopped, hoping to reach an apparent consistency. Our bibliograph-
ical consultant, John Alden, tells me that he is "personally averse to
the notion of imposing consistency of treatment on your contributors:
I would prefer permitting each to adopt those methods individually
thought most appropriate for the material. The result would display a
variety of ways of handling material, and as techniques prove instructive
in themselves." I happily defer to his judgment, so that Professor Myer-


son, for example, discusses multiple copies under a single entry, whereas
Mr. Borst numbers and describes every copy separately. I have edited
copy for uniformity mainly as to the order of elements of description
and for basic style.
No one has worked harder than my assistant, Carmen Russell, in the
preparation of copy for this number: her skills have been employed at
every stage, from the drudgery of routine typing to the hard and finicky
labors of indexing and proofreading; without her help we would still be
far from publishing. Mr. Alden has spent much time reading copy, as
have the members of our Publications Board: Professors Raymond Gay-
Crosier, chairman; Aubrey L. Williams; Alistair M. Duckworth; and
the late T. Walter Herbert. Michael Winship, editor of the Bibliography
of American Literature, knows the collections well, and has made many
suggestions for both style and content. He and John Lancaster, Ruth
Mortimer, and Mr. Stoddard continue as counsel. The catalogue is again
designed by Freeman Keith to be both beautiful and easy to use. All the
texts from now on will be independently paged and imposed so that
purchasers may, if they desire, rebind issues alphabetically by author
when the series is completed.
We are indebted to all the distinguished scholars who have joined us
in this continuing publication of Mr. Howe's collections, and notably to
Mr. Borst and Professor Myerson, who have broken ground for others
and posed and resolved questions we could not foresee in our initial
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A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Henry David Thoreau Collection

Raymond R. Borst



Dedicated to
The Shepard Broad Foundation
whose benefactions helped to make
this catalogue possible



The Henry David Thoreau Collection

Index: Provenances

Index: Authors and Titles


ENDPAPERS: Thoreau's survey of John B. Moore's farm
in Concord (HDT 20)

FRONTISPIECE: An advertisement for the Thoreau
family firm (HDT 6)

PLATE I: Autograph manuscript of essay read
at Harvard commencement, 1837 (HDT MS 1)

PLATE II: Inscription on flyleaf of HDT 11

PLATE I I: Autograph manuscript of Thoreau's poem
for his sister (HDT MS 2)

facingpage 12




THE Thoreau section of the Parkman D. Howe Library contains
striking pieces, among them a 75-line poem in Thoreau's hand,
once part of the famous Wakeman collection, not as yet published in this
version; an original broadside advertising Thoreau pencils; James Rus-
sell Lowell's copy of the scarce ,Esthetic Papers; Thoreau's own copy of
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; and the copy of A Week that
he presented, through Frank Sanborn, to the author of a notice of his
book in the Harvard Magazine.
All printings and reprintings of Thoreau's writings are identified by
reference to the full bibliographical descriptions published in Raymond
R. Borst, Henry David Thoreau: A Descriptive Bibliography, University
of Pittsburgh Press, 1982. Variations in the Howe copies as well as all
inscriptions and provenances are noted. If no note appears, the binding
and printing are those of a recorded copy. Printed works, both by and
about Thoreau, are entered chronologically; manuscripts are listed in a
second section with the prefix HDT MS. Those books previously in the
collections of the University of Florida, and gifts of the Howe Society,
are so identified.


HDT 1 Harvard University. A Catalogue of the Officers and Students
of Harvard University, for the Academical rear 1836-7.
Cambridge, 1836.
A 36-page booklet in printed pale-blue wrappers. 5 Information on admis-
sion, costs and courses. On page 15, "Undergraduates, Senior Sophisters"
include "Thoreau, David Henry Concord H[ollis Hall] 23." James Russell
Lowell is listed as junior sophister, p. 16. f Inscribed on front wrapper:
"Joshua T. Newhall with respects of T[homas3 B[ancroft] Newhall." Thomas
Bancroft was then a senior class law student.

HDT 2 Harvard University. Order of Exercises for Commencement,
XXX August, MDCCCXXXVII. Cambridge, 1837.
Two copies. Folio, 4 pp., page 1 as well as the printer's note on p. 4 in Latin;
pp. 2 and 3 in English. f On page 1 under "Exercitationes hasce Juvenes in
Artibus initiati," Thoreau is listed as "David-Henricus Thoreau." On page 2
under "Exercises of Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts": "4. A
Conference. 'The Commercial Spirit of Modern Times, considered in its in-
fluence on the Political, Moral, and Literary Character of a Nation.' Charles
Wyatt Rice, Brookfield. David Henry Thoreau, Concord. Henry Vose, Dor-
chester." Note that Thoreau's name is officially David Henry Thoreau on
Harvard's records. See HDT MS 1 for the original manuscript from which
Thoreau read his speech.

HDT 3 The Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion. Edited by
.Nathan Hale, Jr. January, 1843. Boston, 1843.
Borst D 19. Bound without wrappers in three-quarter sheep. I Contains the
first printing of Thoreau's essay "A Walk to Wachusett," pp. 31-36. Re-
printed in Excursions (HDT 29). f Pencil signature of E. P. Somerby,
Boston, on endpaper.


HDT 4 The United States Magazine and Democratic Review. October,
November, 1843. Washington, D.C., 1843.
Borst D28-D29. Bound without wrappers in contemporary three-quarter
sheep, marbled boards. I First printing of Thoreau's essay "The Landlord"
in the October 1843 issue on pp. 427-430. Reprinted in Excursions (HDT
29). First printing of the book review "Paradise (to be) Regained" in No-
vember 1843 issue, pp. 451-463. Reprinted in A rankee in Canada (HDT 37,
38). [ Bookplate of Marvin Preston. UF copy.

HDT 5 The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Reli-
gion. July 1840-April 1844.
Boston, London, 1840-44.
Borst D2-D18; D20-D27; D30-D35; 16 issues (a complete run) bound
without wrappers in 4 volumes in full morocco. f Contains 31 articles, poems,
and translations attributed to Thoreau. D32, "The Preaching of Buddha,"
has long been thought to be Thoreau's work, but new evidence appears to
make it the work of Elizabeth Peabody. f Inscribed, Vol. 2, "Florence Bag-
ley from Wm E. Channing"; Vol. 3, "Florence Bagley from W.E.C."; Vol. 4,
"Florence Bagley from William Ellery Channing." Of Channing it will be
recalled that he was a particular friend of Thoreau, accompanying him on his
trips to Cape Cod, Maine, and Canada. I Another set, already at UF, be-
longed to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. See RWE 25.

HDT 6 J. Thoreau & Co. Manufacturers of Black and Red Lead
Pencils... Boston [ca. 18451
Broadside, 20 x 15 cm., printed in black and red. I In the mid 1840s the
Thoreau pencil business was flourishing as a result of an improved product,
and the company began to advertise. The printers of this, Warren S. Beal
and Charles C. Mead, were partners between 1843 and 1846, hence the date
assigned. For more about the pencils, see HDT 9, RWE 238, and the fron-
tispiece illustrating this broadside.

H DT 7 Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art.
March, April, 1847. Philadelphia, 1847.
Borst D37. Modern wrappers. 9 "Thomas Carlyle and His Works" serial-


ized in two installments: March, 1847, pp. 145-152; April, 1847, pp. 238-
243. Reprinted in .A ankee in Canada (HDT 37, 38). S Gift of Gordon
Cronin; in decorative wrappers by Gray Parrot.

HDT 8 The Union Magazine of Literature and Art. January-Decem-
ber, 1848. New York, 1848.
Borst D38. 12 issues bound without wrappers in three-quarter leather. f
"Ktaadn," serialized in five installments: "The Wilds of the Penobscot,"
July 1848, pp. 29-33; "Life in the Wilderness," August 1848, pp. 73-79;
"Boating on the Lakes," September 1848, pp. 132-137; "The Ascent of
Ktaadn," October 1848, pp. 177-182; "The Return Journey," November
1848, pp. 216-220. Reprinted in The Maine Woods (HDT 30). Gift of the
Howe Society.

H DT 9 Refined Lead Pencils, Best Quality, Manufactured by J. Thoreau
& Co. Concord, Mass. Concord [ca. 1849]
Twelve Thoreau pencils in original paper band. Pencils are 16.3 cm. long,
.6 cm. diameter, with square lead .2 cm. Unfinished cedar, stamped "J. Tho-
reau & Co." See HDT 6. 5 By 1849 the Thoreaus had given up most of their
pencil-making and devoted their time to plumbago (graphite), which was
ideal for the newly-invented electrotyping. Thoreau's A Week did not sell
well and he was faced with paying the printing costs; he attempted to do so in
1849 by manufacturing a thousand dollar's worth of pencils. He tried to sell
them in New York but the market was flooded and he disposed of them at a
huge loss. These pencils may have been part of that sale.

HDT 10 A Week on the Concordand Merrimack Rivers. Boston, 1849.
Borst Al.l.aa, as binding 2, but light brown. f In this copy, which was
Thoreau's own, he made the following corrections in pencil: p. 8.32 "s"
written in before "ummer"; p. 24.14 substituted "sensitive" for "sensible";
p. 36.32 corrected misspelled "creditaby"; p. 139.12 changed "experience"
to "expe(diency)." S Armorial bookplate of Samuel Henshaw inside front
cover. Henshaw (1852-1941) was the Director of Harvard's University Mu-
seum for many years and a distinguished book collector in the field of natural
history. Signature of Henry D. Thoreau on recto of free front endpaper.


H DT 11 A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Boston, 1849.
Borst Al.l.a1, binding 1. f Frank Sanborn was a senior and editor of the
Harvard Magazine at the time that this copy was left in his room at Hol-
worthy Hall to be given to Edwin Morton, author of "Thoreau and His
Books." Sanborn, in his biography of Thoreau (Boston, 1882, p. 196), wrote
of the incident: "Thoreau, whom I had never seen, called at my room in
Holworthy Hall, Cambridge, in January, 1855, and left there in my absence,
a copy of the 'Week' with a message implying it was for the writer of the
magazine article." Sanborn later wrote to Thoreau that he had carried out
the mission and would like to meet the author. Thoreau came to know both
Morton and Sanborn very well. The missing three lines on page 396 have
been supplied by Thoreau in pencil, and "experience" changed to "expedi-
ency" on p. 139. 1 Signature of "E[dwin]. Morton" (Harvard 1855) inside
front cover. Inscription on recto of front flyleaf (see illustration): "To The
'Unknown' (but guessed at) Critic of the Harvard Magazine, from the
Author. Jan. 16th 1855." And in Morton's hand: "Sent me by Mr Thoreau,
in consequence of a Screed in The Harv. Mag. for Dec. '54." f P1. II.

HDT 12 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, ed. Aesthetic Papers.
Boston, 1849.
Borst D39, original printed wrappers, back wrapper wanting; BAL 5217 and
7599; RWE 61. I Thoreau's article, "Resistance to Civil Government," on
pp. 189-211, was later called "Civil Disobedience." This was the May 1849
number. More issues were promised when suitable articles and sufficient sales
justified its reappearance, but no others were published. Since it was the only
number, some scholars class it as a pamphlet rather than a periodical. fT
James Russell Lowell's copy, with his signature on the front cover, dated
May 16, 1849.

HDT 13 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. January-March, 1853.
New York, 1853.
Borst D42; unbound issues; January lacks back cover; February has complete
wrappers; March lacks both covers. f "Excursion to Canada" serialized as:
"Concord to Montreal," January 1853, pp. 54-59; "Quebec and Montmo-
renci," February 1853, pp. 179-184; "Quebec and Montmorenci" continued,
March 1853, pp. 321-322; "St. Anne," March 1853, pp. 322-329. Reprinted
in A rankee in Canada (HDT 37, 38). The editor, Charles F. Briggs, was
formerly editor of the Broadway Journal and Holden's Dollar Magazine.

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HDT 14 [Samuel Longfellow and Thomas Wentworth Higginson,
comps.] Thalatta: A Book for the Sea-Side. Boston, 1853.
Borst Cl, brown cloth; BAL 1380 and 8217. f Thoreau's "The Fisher's
Boy" is on p. 196; the poem first appeared in a slightly different form in A
Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (HDT 10, 11). This is the first
appearance of Thoreau's poetry in an anthology.

HDT 15 Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston, 1854.
Borst A2.1.a, advertisements dated April, 1854. Imperfect: pp. 235-238
wanting. [ Inscribed on title page: "H.C. Fifield."

HDT 16 Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston, 1854.
Borst A2.1.a, advertisements dated June, 1854. I Inscription on recto of
endpaper: "Charles Lowell, Esq. with the regards of H.D.T." The identifi-
cation of Charles Lowell is uncertain. He could be the Charles Lowell who
married Thoreau's Aunt Nancy's daughter, Mary Ann, in 1834 in Bangor,
but could also be Charles Russell Lowell (Harvard 1854), nephew of the
poet, brother-in-law of George William Curtis, and a friend of Sanborn and
Morton (see HDT 11).

HDT 17 Putnam's Monthly Magazine. June-August, 1855.
New York, 1855.
Borst D45. June lacks both covers; July has complete wrappers; August lacks
back cover. I "Cape Cod" serialized as: "The Shipwreck," June 1855, pp.
632-637, and "Stage-Coach Views," pp. 637-640; "The Plains of Nanset
[sic]," July 1855, pp. 59-66; "The Beach," August 1855, pp. 157-164.
Reprinted in Cape Cod (HDT 36).

HDT 18 The Atlantic Monthly. June-August, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Borst D46. f "Chesuncook," June 1858, pp. 1-12; July 1858, pp. 224-233;
August 1858, pp. 305-317. Reprinted in The Maine Woods (HDT 30).

HDT 19 Harvard University. Committees of Examination.
Cambridge, 1859.
Four-page leaflet. SI Page 1 contains a printed letter announcing appoint-


ments to Harvard University committees. On page 3 Thoreau is listed as
appointed to the Committee for Examination in Natural History. Only San-
born has mentioned this appointment, and he dates it incorrectly. This docu-
ment brings to light a forgotten fact about Thoreau's life, and is the only
known copy outside the Harvard archives. f With this is George T. Good-
speed's card, inscribed (to Mr. Howe): "You aren't the only celebrity who
has served on the visiting committee for the library!"-referring to Whit-
tier's appointment, also announced here.

HDT 20 Plan of John B. Moore's Farm in Concord, Mass.
Boston, 1860.

Broadside, 44.5 x 64.5 cm. After title: "To be sold by Public Auction on the
premises on Thursday May loth 1860 at 1 o'clock P.M. N. A. Thompson &
Co, Auctioneers, Office Old State House, Boston. Surveyed by Henry D.
Thoreau. April 1860." i Thoreau wrote in his journal on 19 April 1860:
"Surveying J.B. Moore's farm." On another occasion Thoreau wrote that
J. B. Moore said that he had caught 20 pounds of pickerel in Walden Pond
one winter. Moore is also mentioned in other passages in the journal, in-
dicating that Thoreau knew him well. This map was apparently one of the
flyers issued to publicize the sale. The manuscript is at the Concord Free
Public Library. Only one other copy is known, at the American Antiquarian
Society. See endpapers.

HDT 21 James Redpath. Echoes of Harper's Ferry. Boston, 1860.
Borst C2, original maroon TZ cloth; BAL 143. i The first printing of "Lec-
ture by Henry D. Thoreau," pp. 17-42, and "Mr. Thoreau's Remarks," pp.
439-445, concerning John Brown, who was executed on 2 December 1859.
Both speeches were reprinted in Miscellanies (HDT 55).

HDT 22 Abstract of Returns of the Agricultural Societies of Massachu-
setts,for 1860. Boston, 1861.
Borst C3.b, "Succession of Forest Trees," pp. 11-23. This abstract is bound
with The Eighth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of
Agriculture...for 1860. i Address given by Thoreau at Concord, Mass., on
20 September 1860 and first printed in Transactions of the Middlesex Agricul-
tural Society for the Tear 1860 (Borst Cs.a) as "An Address on the Succession
of Forest Trees." Reprinted in Excursions (HDT 29). f Book label of Ste-


phen H. Wakeman, who formed one of the finest private collections of Tho-
reau ever assembled. It was sold at auction on 29 April 1924.

HDT 23 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Borst D49. If Contains the first printing of Thoreau's essay "Walking," pp.
657-674. Reprinted in Excursions (HDT 29).

HDT 24 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Borst D50. 5 Contains the first printing of Emerson's eulogy (RWE 108)
"Thoreau," pp. 239-249. Reprinted as "Biographical Sketch" in Excursions
(HDT 29).

HDT 25 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Borst D51. 5f Contains first printing of Thoreau's essay "Autumnal Tints,"
pp. 385-402. Reprinted in Excursions (HDT 29).

HDT 26 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Borst D52. 5 Contains the first printing of "Wild Apples," pp. 513-526.
Reprinted in Excursions (HDT 29).

HDT 27 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Borst D58. I Contains the first printing of "Life Without Principle," pp.
484-495, one of Thoreau's most important essays. Reprinted in A Tankee in
Canada (HDT 37, 38).

HDT 28 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Borst D61. 5f Contains the first printing of "Night and Moonlight," pp.
579-583. Reprinted in Excursions (HDT 29).

HDT 29 Excursions. Boston, 1863.
Borst A3.1.a, blue-green, horizontal TR cloth; BAL 5238; RWE 112. f5
Edited by Emerson. 5 Levi Thaxter's copy, with his signature in ink on the


recto of the free front endpaper and at the top of the title page, dated Septem-
ber, 1864. Levi Thaxter was the husband of the writer Celia Thaxter (1835-

HDT 30 The Maine Woods. Boston, 1864.
Borst A4.1.a, purple TR cloth, without inserted catalogue; BAL 3068; list on
p [ii] priced. f Edited by William Ellery Channing and Sophia Thoreau.
f Printed label, "Albert S. Brown, Worcester," pasted on front paste-down,
above inscription, "Albert S. Brown, Christmas 1864. G and S.W.R."

HDT 31 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1864. Boston, 1864.
Borst D71. f Contains the first printing of "The Wellfleet Oysterman,"
pp. 470-478. Reprinted in Cape Cod (HDT 34).

HDT 32 The Boatswain's Whistle. Published at the National Sailors'
Fair, November 9-19, 1864. Boston, 1864.
Two copies. Borst D73, original printed wrappers; BAL 1416. f "Looming
in the Sun," in no. 9 (dated Nov. 18, 1864), p. 70, is extracted from "The
Highland Light," which appeared a few days later in the Atlantic Monthly
(HDT 33), and then as a part of Cape Cod (HDT 34). The second copy is in
full morocco, gilt.

HDT 33 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1864. Boston, 1864.
Borst D74. T "The Highland Light," pp. 649-659, printed a few days ear-
lier in The Boatswain's Whistle (HDT 32). Reprinted in Cape Cod (HDT 34).

HDT 34 Cape Cod. Boston, 1865.
Borst A5.1.ax, purple BD cloth, inserted advertisements dated December,
1864; BAL 3070, binding B. f Edited by William Ellery Channing and
Sophia Thoreau. I Inscribed on recto of flyleaf: "A.S. Brown July 9th, 1865
Nellie 7th" [sic]. Printed label, "Albert S. Brown, Worcester," pasted inside
front cover. Unidentified newspaper clipping tipped to recto of free front end-
paper entitled "Thoreau and His Writings. His habits of Thought-Cape
Cod," dated June 10, 1865, in pencil.


HDT 35 Letters to Various Persons. Boston, 1865.
Borst A6.1.a, binding 4; BAL 5246. f Edited by R. W. Emerson with the
help of Thoreau's sister Sophia. f Printed label, "Albert S. Brown, Worces-
ter," pasted inside front cover. Clipping from the Worcester Daily Spy, "Tho-
reau and His Writings," a reprint of James Russell Lowell's well-known
review of this book in the .North American Review, tipped to the free front
endpaper. Inscribed on flyleaf: "A.S. Brown Sept. 1865 Sarah B.R."

HDT 36 Letters to Various Persons. Boston, 1865.
Borst A6.1.a, binding 2; not seen by BAL. Otherwise as HDT 35. f Book-
plates of Jennie E. Turner and War Service Library of Cleveland Public
Library. UF copy.

HDT 37 A Yankee in Canada. Boston, 1866.
Borst A7.1.a, purple C cloth; BAL 3071, binding A. f Edited by William
Ellery Channing and Sophia Thoreau. f Inscribed on the recto of front fly-
leaf, "Albert S. Brown with love of Henry W. Brown Nov. 1, 1866." Printed
label, "Albert S. Brown, Worcester," pasted inside front cover.

HDT 38 A Tankee in Canada. Boston, 1866.
Borst A7.1.a, purple Z cloth without center wreath on covers, a variant not
in Borst; BAL 3071, binding B. Otherwise as HDT 37. UF copy.

HDT 39 A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.... JNew and
Revised Edition. Boston, 1868.
Borst A1.2.a, note 2, CM cloth (patterned sand) in purple. "Ticknor & Co."
on the bottom of the spine indicates that it is one of the earlier bound copies.
f This second edition has some 1000 corrections made by Thoreau.

HDT 40 A Masque of Poets. Boston, 1878.
Borst C7.a; BAL 118 (jVo JName format). First printing of "Pilgrims," pp.
168-169. Blue publisher's note tipped in, asking that editors in "reprinting


S. or extracts" give credit to Roberts Brothers. 2000 copies printed.
"Pilgrims" was reprinted in Miscellanies (HDT 55).

HDT 41 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1878. Boston, 1878.
Borst D76. 5 "April Days," pp. 445-454. I First printing of these journal
entries. Reprinted in Early Spring in Massachusetts (HDT 45).

HDT 42 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1878. Boston, 1878.
Borst D77. ff "May Days," pp. 567-576, f First printing of these journal
entries. Reprinted in Excursions, 1894, The Riverside Edition, pp. 410-437.

HDT 43 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1878. Boston, 1878.
Borst D78. f "Days in June," pp. 711-719. SI First printing of these jour-
nal entries. Reprinted in Summer: From the Journal of Henry D. Tboreau
(HDT 48).

HDT 44 Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Short Studies of Ameri-
can Authors. Boston, 1880.
Borst C8, mustard cloth; BAL 8312. S "Thoreau," pp. 22-31, the first print-
ing of Thoreau's journal entry for 28 October 1853, in which he wrote about
the publishers' returning to him unsold copies of A Week. This includes the
sentence, "I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven
hundred of which I wrote myself."

HDT 45 Early Spring in Massachusetts. Boston, 1881.
Borst A8.1.a. f Edited by H. G. O. Blake, who inherited Thoreau's journals.
I Inscribed on front flyleaf: "Lewis C. Dawes Englewood N.J. Aug. 7 '97."

HDT 46 Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. Henry D. Thoreau.
Boston, 1882.
Borst C9; BAL 126, wanting 3 pp. of advertisements at front. "American


Men of Letters" series, edited by Charles Dudley Warner. Prints previously
unpublished manuscripts: letter to Mother, 29 August 1843, pp. 92-98, re-
printed in Familiar Letters, 1906 (HDT 71, vol. VI); selections from Tho-
reau's journal for 3 April 1856, pp. 22-23, reprinted in Journals, 1906 (HDT
71, vol. XIV); poem "To My Brother," pp. 176-177, reprinted in Poems of
.Nature, 1895 (HDT 58).

HDT 47 Raymond Landon Bridgman, comp. Concord Lectures on
Philosophy. Cambridge [1883]
Borst Cl1, chocolate cloth; BAL 129. S Contains previously unpublished
Thoreau material reprinted in HDT 56, 64.

HDT 48 Summer: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau.
Boston, 1884.
Borst A.9.1.a, green S cloth. f Edited by H.G.O. Blake. If Inscribed on
title page: "E.R. Hoar." Ebenezer Rookwood Hoar (1816-1895), commonly
called Judge Hoar, was Attorney General of the United States (1869-1870).
A friend of Thoreau, he came from one of Concord's oldest families.

HDT 49 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1885. Boston, 1885.
Borst D89. f "Winter Days," pp. 79-88. First printing of these journal
entries. Reprinted in Winter: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau (HDT

HDT 50 Walden ... with an Introductory N'ote by Will H. Dircks.
London, 1886.
Borst A2.2.a, dark blue S cloth, paper label (not in Borst). f First English
edition of Walden. I Bookplate of John F. Pontin; signed on the free front
endpaper, "W.H. Witherby." Gift of the Howe Society.

HDT 51 Winter: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau.
Boston, New York, 1888.
Borst AlO.1.a., green S cloth. f Edited by H. G. O. Blake.


HDT 52 Essays and Other Writings ... Edited, with aprefatory note,
by Will H. Dircks. London [1891]
Borst E2, but second line of imprint reads "Paternoster Square," without
mention of Newcastle-on-Tyne. "The Scott Library" on front cover; green
cloth, gilt.

HDT 53 The Atlantic Monthly. May, June, 1892. Boston, 1892.
Borst D93. 5 "The Emerson-Thoreau Correspondence," (May) pp. 577-
596; (June) pp. 736-753. First printing of Thoreau's letters. Reprinted in
Familiar Letters of Henry D. Thoreau (HDT 56).

HDT 54 Autumn. Boston, 1892.
Borst A 1.1.a, but collating [14 2-308 314 (-4)]; green S cloth. 91 Excerpts
from Thoreau's journal edited by H. G. O. Blake. [ Bookplate of Clara and
Cornelius Delafield DuBois.

HDT 55 Miscellanies. Boston, New York, 1894.
Borst A12.1.a, green S cloth. S Front flyleaf inscribed "From Alfred W.
Hosmer, 12.25.93." See HDT 58 for information concerning Hosmer.

HDT 56 Familiar Letters of Henry David Thoreau. Edited, with an
Introduction and JNotes by F. B. Sanborn.
Boston, New York, 1894.
Borst A13.1.b, trade edition, green S cloth. [ Inscribed on the front flyleaf:
"For the Misses Hosmer 12.25.94." On the back free endpaper in pencil
"Miss Annie J. Ward Spencer, Mass. (Scribners 1876) Mrs. James Cruick-
shank Spencer, Mass.," and on the back flyleaf "Ellen D. Sewell Osgood
Rev. Joseph Osgood," all in the same hand. Miss A. J. Ward is referred
to in a footnote on page 119 of Poems of Nature, 1895 (HDT 58). Ellen D.
Sewell Osgood received an offer of marriage from Thoreau in 1840. Her
father made her reject the offer because Thoreau was in his opinion a religious
radical. Later she married the Rev. Joseph Osgood.

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HDT 57 Samuel Arthur Jones. Bibliography of Henry David Thoreau.
New York, 1894.
Allen, p. 88; original boards, vellum spine, printed label. Printed for the
Rowfant Club of Cleveland by the De Vinne Press of New York. Edition
limited to 90 numbered copies, of which this is number 60. i In addition to
the bibliography, there is a chronology of Thoreau's life and a list of reviews
and criticisms.

HDT 58 Poems of NVature. Selected and Edited by Henry S. Salt and
Frank B. Sanborn. Boston, London, 1895.
Borst A14. 1, but the title leaf a cancel; pale green V cloth; at bottom of spine:
"Boston & The Bodley Head." One of 250 copies published in America by
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 750 copies in all were printed in England, of which
500 were issued with the base of the spine reading "The Bodley Head &
Boston." The English title page reads "London: John Lane The Bodley Head.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co." This is reversed on the
American copies. J Inscribed on half-title "From Alfred W. Hosmer Dec.
25, 1895." Alfred (Fred) Winslow Hosmer (1851-1903) was descended
from one of the founding families of Concord. He worked in a Concord dry
goods store and spent his spare time photographing Thoreau haunts and col-
lecting anything pertaining to Thoreau. His collection, now at the Concord
Free Public Library, is one of the most important in existence.

HDT 59 Some Unpublished Letters of Henry D. and Sophia E. Thoreau
... Edited with a Prefatory .Note by Samuel Arthur Jones.
Jamaica, Queensborough, New-York, 1899.
Borst A15.1; number 37 of 150 numbered copies. i Inscribed on recto of
free front endpaper, "To Alfred W. Hosmer with grateful regards of Frank E.
Hopkins January 1899," and "For the Misses Hosmer with best regards of
Alfred W. Hosmer. March 16, 1902." Frank E. Hopkins was proprietor of
the Marion Press and publisher of this work. Dr. Samuel Arthur Jones (1834-
1912) was a homeopathic physician in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

HDT 60 Louisa May Alcott. Thoreau's Flute. [Detroit, 1899]
BAL 228, original green wrappers, unstitched. Printed at the Stylus Press
for E. B. Hill. [ First printed in the Atlantic Monthly for September 1863.


HDT 61 [Samuel Storrow Higginson] Henry D. Thoreau.
Detroit, 1900.
2 pp. on one side of a folded half-sheet 18 x 14 cm., unstitched in gray wrap-
pers. Printed at the Stylus Press by E. B. Hill. 1 A poem taken from an
article in the Harvard Magazine for May 1862. The author's name is given
as "Storms Higginson." While a pupil at Sanborn's Concord school, he went
with Thoreau on the nature walks described here.

HDT 62 Of Friendship. [Cambridge] 1901.
Borst A1.6. Numbers 33 and 493 of 500 copies printed by Bruce Rogers.
An excerpt from A Week. UF copies.

HDT 63 Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. The Personality of Thoreau.
Boston, 1901.
Borst C17, boards, paper label, number 341 of 500 copies printed on French
hand-made paper by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, published by
Charles E. Goodspeed. i Contains previously unpublished Thoreau writ-
ings. 1 Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, "Ex Libris Francis Bullard"
(Harvard 1886). Inscribed on free front endpaper, "Miss Abby Hosmer
With kindest regards of Otto Fleischner and Addie M. (Hosmer) Fleischner."

HDT 64 The Service. Edited by F. B. Sanborn. Boston, 1902.
Borst A16.1, number 44 of 500 numbered copies on French hand-made paper,
printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press. S[ First complete printing.

HDT 65 A Bit of Unpublished Correspondence between Henry D. Tho-
reau and Isaac T. Hecker. By E. Harlow Russell.
Worcester, 1902.
Borst A17.1; wrappers. f Reprinted from the "Proceedings of the American
Antiquarian Society for April 1902." Isaac T[homas] Hecker (1819-1888)
boarded at Thoreau's home in Concord. He became a Brook Farm member,
was later converted to Catholicism, and became a Redemptorist priest.


Eplias] Harlow Russell was principal of the Worcester, Mass., Normal
School and later inherited Thoreau's journals from H. G. O. Blake.

HDT 66 Anna and Walton Ricketson. Daniel Ricketson and His
Friends. Boston, New York, 1902.
Borst C19. 5 Daniel Ricketson (1813-1898), the New Bedford Quaker,
wrote to Thoreau in 1854 as soon as he read Walden. Two months later
Thoreau replied, and a strong friendship ensued. Anna and Walton were
Daniel's children.

HDT 67 Ralph Waldo Emerson. Henry D. Thoreau.
Lakeland, Mich., 1904.
Myerson A51.1; BAL 5317; Allen 83. Original wrappers. Two copies, one
in leather-backed cloth slip case. From the private press of Edwin B. Hill, a
Detroit journalist who printed limited editions for friends. l A reprint of
the obituary in the Boston Daily Advertiser, 8 May 1862, adding letters of
Thoreau and Sanborn. There was a second edition from Hill's press at
Ysleta, Texas, in 1942.

HDT 68 Cape Cod. With illustrationsfrom sketches in colors by Amelia
M. Watson. 2 vols. Boston, New York, 1904.
Reprint of the 1896 edition (Borst A5.3). Boxed, paper label. ST Inscribed
on the recto of the free front endpaper, "Mary Louisa Trumbull Cogswell,
Worcester, July 12, 1905 [Thoreau's birthday]."

HDT 69 Sir Walter Raleigh ... Edited by Henry Aiken Metcalf.
Boston, 1905.
Borst A19.1, but collates [12 2-154] with inserted frontispiece and certificate
of issue. One of 489 copies. Printed for members of the Bibliophile Society.
f Contains the first printing of the essay on Raleigh.


HDT 70 The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau ... Edited by Franklin
Benjamin Sanborn. 2 vols. Boston, 1905.
Borst A18.1, but Vol. I collates [12 (1+1, 2+1) 2-6 (-1) 7-234 242], three-
quarter leather. One of 489 copies printed for members of the Bibliophile
Society. f Contains Thoreau's diary notes of his first voyage up the Mer-
rimack River with his brother John, on 2 September 1839. On 11 May 1861
he left with Horace Mann, Jr., for Minnesota in search of better health. This
was to be his last major journey, and his daily notes are given in Vol. II.
Mann, son of the educator, was 17 years old at the time; he died of tubercu-
losis at 24.

HDT 71 The Writings of Henry David Thoreau.
20 vols. Boston, New York, 1906.
Borst B3; original cloth, paper labels, uncut. Published by Houghton, Mif-
flin and Co. in a numbered edition of 600 and an undetermined number of sets
with the letter "X" where the set number usually appeared. f This is the
"Manuscript Edition," and tipped into the first volume is a leaf of Thoreau
manuscript, parts of Vol. IV, Cape Cod and Miscellanies. One side of it, be-
ginning "I found one stone on the top of the bank .. ," will be found on p.
109, 1. 20, and continues to p. 110, 1.5. The other side, beginning "The
ocean here is ," will be found on p. 111, 1.29, and continues to p. 112,
1.20. Contains the first printings of the journals available then, in Vols. VII-
XX. f This set is marked with "X" followed by "Publisher's Copy." Vol. I
is also inscribed in ink "Houghton Mifflin & Co."

HDT 72 A Little Book of Nature Themes Selected by Thomas Coke
Watkins. Portland, Me., 1906.
Borst E6. If Extracts from Thoreau's writings. I Inscribed "Bess Hinck-
ley" on recto of flyleaf. UF copy.

HDT 73 Unpublished Poems by Bryant and Thoreau. Boston, 1907.
Borst A21.1; BAL 1805. Two of 470 copies printed for members of the Bibli-
ophile Society I Prints "Musings," by William Cullen Bryant, and "God-
frey of Boulogne," by Thoreau.


HDT 74 Francis H. Allen. A Bibliography of Henry David Thoreau.
Boston, New York, 1908.
Brown V cloth, paper label on spine. Text is printed and numbered on the
rectos only; the front matter, appendix, and index are normally paged. Pub-
lished by Houghton Mifflin Co. and limited to 530 copies, of which this is
no. 522. f Inscribed "Misses Hosmer with the grateful regards of Francis H.
Allen Nov. 20, 1908."

HDT 75 [Jean Munroe Le Brun] Henry Thoreau's Mother.
Lakeland, Mich., 1908.
Allen, p. 81; original wrappers. Two copies, one in leather-backed cloth slip
case. Printed by Edwin B. Hill. f Reprints a letter of Mrs. Le Brun that
appeared in the Boston Daily Advertiser, 14 February 1883, to defend Tho-
reau's mother and refute statements made by F. B. Sanborn in his recently
published Henry D. Thoreau. Hill printed a second edition in 1940, at his press
in Texas.

HDT 76 George Searle Phillips. Geo. S. Phillips on "Walden."
[Mesa, Ariz., ca. 1915]
Small folio, 18 x 12.5 cm., printed by Edwin B. Hill on peach paper. 9 Prints
a letter from Phillips to the editor of the American Review; and on p. [3] a
poem, "H.D.T.," by F.D.W.

HDT 77 Two Thoreau Letters. [Mesa, Ariz., 1916]
Not as described in Borst A22.1: this has eight leaves 15.5 x 9.5 cm.; ex-
planation of letters on p. 2. Printed by Edwin B. Hill. I Contains two previ-
ously unpublished Thoreau letters: one to his Harvard classmate, Charles
Wyatt Rice, the other to his Bangor cousin, George Thatcher.

HDT 78 The Seasons. [Mesa, Ariz., 1916]
Not as described in Borst A23.1: this has six leaves, 16.5 x 10 cm., limited
to 250 copies, author's name on title page. Two copies, one in gray wrappers,
with title and author printed on front wrapper, the other in unprinted peach


wrappers. Printed by Edwin B. Hill. The first printing of a boyhood com-
position. The manuscript is in the Hosmer collection at the Concord Free
Public Library.

HDT 79 Thoreau's Last Letter with a Note on His Correspondent,
Myron B. Benton by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
Amenia, N.Y., 1925.
Borst A25.1, wrappers. "Troutbeck Leaflets Number Five." One of 200
copies printed for the friends of J. E. and Amy E. Spingarn at the Troutbeck
Press. f Reprinted from Familiar Letters (HDT 56). I Myron B. Benton
was a young man from Leedsville, N.Y., who wrote to Thoreau in January,
1862, praising his books and enquiring about his health. Thoreau replied on
21 March 1862 in a letter dictated to his sister. This is not, in fact, his last
letter; one to Ticknor & Fields of 2 April 1862, also in his sister's hand, has
now been found.

HDT 80 Charles Cestre and Berthe Gagnot, eds. Anthologie de la
Littirature Americaine. Paris, 1926.
Pp. 1-404, original printed wrappers. f Contains "Thoreau (1817-1762
[sic])," pp. 217-224; "En pleine nature," p. 217; "Comment reformer le
monde," p. 221; "Lettre a Harrison Blake," p. 222; and "James Russell
Lowell's Essai sur Thoreau," p. 226.

HDT 81 The Moon. Boston, New York, 1927.
Borst A26.1, original boards, vellum spine, in slip case. One of 500 copies,
printed in England. f Part of this appeared previously, in Excursions (HDT
29) and the Atlantic Monthly (HDT 28), as "Night and Moonlight." f
Composed from notes which Thoreau transcribed from his journals in the
preparation of an essay or lecture that he called "The Moon."

HDT 82 The Transmigration of the Seven Brahmans.
New York, 1931.
Borst A27.1.a. No. 103 of 200 numbered copies on hand-made wove paper.
In the original blue box. S Thoreau's translation, edited by Arthur Christy;


from the French translation by M. A. Langlois of the Harivamsa, from the

HDT 83 The Transmigration of the Seven Brahmans.
New York, 1932.
Borst A27.1.b, second printing of 1000 copies, on laid paper.

HDT 84 Walden. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Boston, 1936.
Borst A2.26. Printed at the Merrymount Press for members of the Limited
Editions Club. Illustrated and signed by Edward Steichen. UF copy.

HDT 85 Henry Seidel Canby. Thoreau. Boston, 1939.
Borst C27, trade edition. I Contains a previously unpublished Thoreau let-
ter to James Russell Lowell, and fragments from the 1849 journal.

HDT 86 Reginald Lansing Cook. The Concord Saunterer; Including a
Discussion of the NVature Mysticism of Thoreau.
Middlebury, Vt., 1940.
Borst C29, limited to 600 copies. Printed paper boards. SI Contains a previ-
ously unpublished Thoreau text (a college essay: "Whether Moral Excel-
lence tend directly to increase Intellectual Power?") and first printings of
several Thoreau letters. UF copy.

HDT 87 Henry David Thoreau. Quotations from His Writings.
Worcester, 1948.
Borst E26, a miniature book (7.5 x 5 cm.) of Thoreau quotations, published
by Achille J. St. Onge in an edition of 750 copies, and edited by Amy W.
Smith. UF copy.

HDT 88 Cape Cod. New York [1951]
Borst A5.7.a, first printing of this edition. fS Edited by Dudley C. Lunt.


HDT 89 Survey of Walden Pond. Boston, 1954.
Full-size collotype reproduction from the original drawing by Thoreau, 1846,
in the possession of the Concord Free Library. Reproduction by The Meriden
Gravure Company, published by Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., Boston. I
A reduced copy of this survey is inserted in early printings of Walden.

HDT 90 Joseph Ishill. Thoreau, the Cosmic Yankee.
Berkeley Heights, N.J. 1954.
Boards, linen spine, paper label, limited to 65 copies. i Brief comments on
Thoreau and extracts from his writings printed at Ishill's Oriole Press. First
published in brochure form for the Thoreau Centennial of Walden in The
Roman Forum, Los Angeles, Calif., 1946. UF copy.

HDT 91 Mr. Thoreau Declines an Invitation. Richmond, 1956.
Borst A31.1, wrappers. If First printing of two papers by Thoreau: a letter
and a questionnaire. f Colophon: "Approximately 135 copies were printed";
edited by Walter Harding.

HDT 92 Joseph Ishill. Thoreau, the Cosmic rankee.
Berkeley Heights, N.J. 1962.
Reprint of HDT 90. UF copy.

HDT 93 Moncure Daniel Conway. A Century Ago with Thoreau.
Berkeley Heights, N.J., 1962.
Gray wrappers. Printed at the Oriole Press by Joseph Ishill. One of 150
copies. f Extract from Moncure Daniel Conway's Autobiography. UF copy.

HDT 94 Amos Bronson Alcott. The Forester.
Berkeley Heights, N.J., 1962.
Gray wrappers. 150 copies printed by Joseph Ishill at the Oriole Press. [
Reprints Alcott's poem to commemorate the centenary of Thoreau's death.
UF copy.


HDT 95 Hannah Hudson. Henry David Thoreau: Concord Books.
Berkeley Heights, N.J., 1962.
Blue wrappers, not paged. 125 copies printed by Joseph Ishill at the Oriole
Press. f An extract from an article by Miss Hudson printed in Harper's
Monthly Magazine, June 1875, pp. 18-32. Reprinted to commemorate the cen-
tenary of Thoreau's death. UF copy.

HDT 96 Samuel Arthur Jones. Thoreau's Incarceration.
Berkeley Heights, N.J., 1962.
Tan wrappers. Printed by Joseph Ishill at the Oriole Press. f An account of
Thoreau's jailing, told by the jailer; originally published in The Inlander at
Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 1898, vol. IX, pp. 96-103. Reprinted for
the Thoreau Centennial. UF copy.

HDT 97 Love. Berkeley Heights, N.J., 1964.
Borst A6.2, red wrappers, not paged. One of 50 copies published and printed
by Joseph Ishill at the Oriole Press. f The text is from Thoreau's letter of
September 1852 to H.G.O. Blake. UF copy.

HDT 98 Thoreau: Two Fragments from the Journals.
Iowa City [1968]
Borst A36.1, one of 220 copies. Edited by Alexander C. Kern and published
by the Windhover Press. UF copy.

HDT 99 Raymond R. Borst. Henry David Thoreau: A Descriptive
Bibliography. Pittsburgh, 1982.
Standard binding of the Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography 5 Lists all first
printings of Thoreau in books, periodicals, and newspapers, as well as se-
lected reprints. 1 Inscribed: "For the Howe Thoreau Collection from Ray-
mond R. Borst, 28 February 1983."



HDT MS 1 Autograph manuscript of essay read at Harvard Commence-
ment. [Cambridge, 1837]
Title leaf: "A Conference. 'The Commercial Spirit of Modern Times con-
sidered in its influence on the Political, Moral, and Literary Character of a
Nation.' Rice-Thoreau-Vose." Text from which Thoreau read his con-
tribution, on the ". Moral Character of a Nation," in Harvard University
commencement exercises. Six pages, four leaves, 24.5 x 19.5 cm. Dated 18
August [1837, in pencil]. Cf. HDT 2. I P. D. Howe wrote of this, "In
accordance with custom everybody who participates in an occasion of this
kind at Harvard must submit a copy of his remarks to the University for their
archives. I have checked with the University and find that their copy is similar
to this one. There can be no question that this copy was used by Thoreau to
read his piece at the Commencement Exercises on August 30, 1837." l P1. I.

HDT MS 2 Autograph poem: "Whether we've far withdrawn."
ca. 1849.
Comprises 75 lines in ink on sheet folded once to form four pages, 25 x 19.5
cm., with alterations and corrections in Thoreau's hand. f Thoreau's trib-
ute to his sister Helen, who died on 14 June 1849, published for the first time
in a variant version in Carl Bode, Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau (Chicago:
Packard & Co., 1953), p. 215. f This was in the Wakeman collection be-
fore its 1924 auction. f P1. III.

HDT MS 3 Manuscript leaffrom "Cape Cod."
[Concord, before 1865]
Holograph beginning "I found one stone on the top of the bank. ." See
HDT 71 for full description.



Autograph initials, signatures, and notes of ownership are transcribed here
as they are written, although they may be identified and expanded in the
bibliographical notes.

Allen, Francis H., HDT 74
Bagley, Florence, HDT 5
Borst, Raymond R., HDT 99
Brown, A. S., HDT 34, 35
Brown, Albert S., HDT 30, 34,
35, 37
Brown, Henry W., HDT 37
Bullard, Francis, HDT 63
C., W. E., HDT 5
Channing, William Ellery, HDT 5
Channing, Wm. E., HDT 5
Cleveland Public Library, HDT 36
Cogswell, Mary Louisa Trumbull,
HDT 68
Cruickshank, Mrs. James, HDT 56
Dawes, Lewis C., HDT 45
DuBois, Clara and Cornelius
Delafield, HDT 54
Fifield, H. C., HDT 15
Fleischner, Otto and Addie M.
(Hosmer), HDT 63
Goodspeed, George T., HDT 19
Henshaw, Samuel, HDT 10
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth,

Hinckley, Bess, HDT 72
Hoar, E. R., HDT 48
Hopkins, Frank E., HDT 59
Hosmer, Alfred W., HDT 55, 58,
Hosmer, Miss Abby, HDT 63
Hosmer, Misses, HDT 56, 59, 74
Houghton Mifflin & Co., HDT 71
Lowell, Charles, HDT 16
Lowell, J. R., HDT 12
Morton E, HDT 11
Nellie, HDT 34
Newhall, Joshua T., HDT 1
Newhall, T B, HDT 1
Osgood, Ellen D. Sewell, HDT 56
Osgood, Rev. Joseph, HDT 56
Pontin, John F., HDT 50
Preston, Marvin, HDT 4
R., G and S. W., HDT 30
R., Sarah B., HDT 35
Somerby, E. P., HDT 3
T., H. D., HDT 16
Thaxter, Levi, HDT 29
Thoreau, David Henry [sic],


Thoreau, Henry D., HDT 10, 11
Turner, Jennie E., HDT 36
Wakeman, Stephen H., HDT 22,

War Service Library of Cleveland
Public Library, HDT 36
Ward, Annie J., HDT 56
Witherby, W. H., HDT 50


Abstract of Returns of the Agri-
cultural Societies of Massachu-
setts, HDT 22
"An Address on the Succession of
Forest Trees," HDT 22
Aesthetic Papers, HDT 12
Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-
1888, HDT 94
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888,
HDT 60
Allen, Francis Henry, b. 1866,
HDT 74
Anthologie de la Litterature
Amiricaine, HDT 80
"April Days," HDT 41
"The Ascent of Ktaadn," HDT 8
The Atlantic Monthly, 1858-1892,
HDT 18, 23-28, 31, 33, 41-43,
49, 53
Autumn, HDT 54
"Autumnal Tints," HDT 25
"The Beach," HDT 17
Bibliography of Henry David
Thoreau, HDT 57
A Bibliography of Henry David
Thoreau, HDT 74
"Biographical Sketch" [of Tho-
reau], HDT 24
A Bit of Unpublished Correspon-

dence between Henry D. Thoreau
and Isaac T. Hecker, HDT 65
Blake, Harrison Gray Otis,
1816?-1898, HDT 45, 48, 51, 54
"Boating on the Lakes," HDT 8
The Boatswain's Whistle, HDT 32,
Borst, Raymond Richard, HDT 99
The Boston Miscellany of Litera-
ture and Fashion, 1842-1843,
Bridgman, Raymond Landon,
1848-1925, HDT 47
Briggs, Charles Frederick, 1804-
1877, HDT 13
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-
1878, HDT 73
Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961,
HDT 84, 85
"Cape Cod," HDT 17, HDT MS 3
Cape Cod, HDT 34, 68, 88, HDT
MS 3
A Catalogue of the Officers and
Students of Harvard University,
A Century Ago with Thoreau,
HDT 93
Cestre, Charles, b. 1871, HDT 80
Channing, William Ellery, HDT
30, 34, 37, 38


"Chesuncook," HDT 18
Christy, Arthur, b. 1899, HDT 82
"Civil Disobedience," HDT 12
"Comment reformer le monde,"
HDT 80
Committees of Examination [Har-
vard], 1859, HDT 19
Concord Lectures on Philosophy,
HDT 47
"Concord to Montreal," HDT 13
The Concord Saunterer, HDT 86
"A Conference. 'The Commercial
Spirit of Modem Times,' "
HDT 2, HDT MS 1, P1. I
Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-
1907, HDT 93
Cook, Reginald Lansing, b. 1903,
HDT 86
Daniel Ricketson and His Friends,
HDT 66
"Days in June," HDT 43
The Dial: A Magazine for Litera-
ture, Philosophy, and Religion,
1840-1844, HDT 5
Dircks, Will H., HDT 50, 52
Early Spring in Massachusetts,
HDT 45
Echoes of Harper's Ferry, HDT 21
The Eighth Annual Report of the
Secretary of the Massachusetts
Board of Agriculture, HDT 22
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-
1882, HDT 24, 35, 36, 67
"The Emerson-Thoreau Cor-
respondence," HDT 53
"En pleine nature," HDT 80
Essays and Other Writings, HDT 52
"Excursion to Canada," HDT 13
Excursions, HDT 3, 4, 22, 23, 24,
25, 26, 28, 29, 42
Familiar Letters, HDT 56

The First and Last Journeys of
Thoreau, HDT 70
"The Fisher's Boy," HDT 14
The Forester, HDT 94
Gagnot, Berthe, HDT 80
Geo. S. Phillips on "Walden,"
HDT 76
"Godfrey of Boulogne," HDT 73
Goodspeed, Charles E., 1867-
1950, HDT 63, 89
Graham's American Monthly Maga-
zine of Literature and Art,
March, April, 1847, HDT 7
"H. D. T.," HDT 76
Hale, Nathan, Jr., HDT 3
Harding, Walter, HDT 91
Harivamsa, HDT 82
Harvard Magazine, HDT 11
Harvard University, HDT 1, 2, 19
Hecker, Isaac Thomas, 1819-
1888, HDT 65
Henry D. Thoreau, HDT 67
Henry D. Thoreau [S. S. Higgin-
son], HDT 61
Henry D. Thoreau [Sanborn],
HDT 46
Henry David Thoreau: A Descrip-
tive Bibliography, HDT 99
Henry David Thoreau: Concord
Books, HDT 95
Henry Thoreau's Mother, HDT 75
Higginson, Samuel Storrow, HDT
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth,
1823-1911, HDT 14, 44
"The Highland Light," HDT 32, 33
Hill, Edwin Burlingame, 1872-
1960, HDT 60, 61, 67, 75-78
Hudson, Hannah, HDT 95
Ishill, Joseph, 1888-1966, HDT
90, 92-94, 96, 97


J. Thoreau & Co. Manufacturers,
"James Russell Lowell's Essai
sur Thoreau," HDT 80
Jones, Samuel Arthur, 1834-1912,
HDT 57, 59, 96
[Journal selections, 3 April 1856],
HDT 46
Kern, Alexander C., HDT 98
"Ktaadn," HDT 8
"The Landlord," HDT 4
Langlois, M. A., HDT 82
Le Brun, Jean Munroe, HDT 75
"Lecture by Henry D. Thoreau,"
HDT 21
[Letter to his mother, 29 August
1843], HDT 46
Letters to Various Persons, HDT
34, 35
"Lettre a Harrison Blake," HDT
"Life in the Wilderness," HDT 8
"Life Without Principle," HDT 27
A Little Book of Nature Themes,
HDT 72
Longfellow, Samuel, 1819-1892,
HDT 14
"Looming in the Sun," HDT 32
Love, HDT 97
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-
1891, HDT 35, 80
Lunt, Dudley Cammett, HDT 88
The Maine Woods, HDT 30
A Masque of Poets, HDT 40
"May Days," HDT 42
Metcalf, Henry Aiken, 1845-
1911, HDT 69
Miscellanies, HDT 21, 55
The Moon, HDT 81
Moore, John B., HDT 20

Morton, Edwin, 1832-1900, HDT 11
Mr. Thoreau Declines an Invitation,
HDT 91
"Mr. Thoreau's Remarks," HDT 21
"Musings," HDT 73
"Night and Moonlight," HDT 28
North American Review, HDT 35
Of Friendship, HDT 62
Order of Exercises for Com-
mencement [Harvard], 1837,
"Paradise (to be) Regained,"
Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer,
1804-1894, HDT 5, 12
[Pencils], HDT 6, 9, also RWE 238,
The Personality of Thoreau, HDT 63
"Pilgrims," HDT 40
"The Plains of Nanset [sic],"
HDT 17
Plan of John B. Moore's Farm,
HDT 20, endpapers
Poems of Nature, HDT 58
"The Preaching of Buddha,"
Putnam's Monthly Magazine,
1853-1855, HDT 13, 17
"Quebec and Montmorenci,"
HDT 13
Redpath, James, 1833-1891, HDT
Refined Lead Pencils ... J. Thoreau
& Co., HDT 9, frontispiece
"Resistance to Civil Govern-
ment," HDT 12
"The Return Journey," HDT 8
Ricketson, Anna, HDT 66
Ricketson, Daniel, 1813-1898,
HDT 66
Ricketson, Walton, HDT 66


Robinson, Edwin Arlington,
1869-1935, HDT 79
Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, HDT
Russell, Elias Harlow, 1836-
1917, HDT 65
Salt, Henry Stephens, 1851-
1939, HDT 58
Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin,
1831-1917, HDT 11, 19, 46, 56,
58, 63, 64, 70
The Seasons, HDT 78
Selected Quotationsfrom the
Writings of Henry David
Thoreau, HDT 87
The Service, HDT 64
"The Shipwreck," HDT 17
Short Studies of American Authors,
HDT 44
Sir Walter Raleigh, HDT 69
Smith, Amy W., HDT 87
Some Unpublished Letters of
Henry D. and Sophia E.
Thoreau, HDT 59
"St. Anne," HDT 13
"Stage-Coach Views," HDT 17
"Succession of Forest Trees,"
HDT 22
Summer: From the Journal of
Henry D. Thoreau, HDT 48
Survey of Walden Pond, HDT 89
Thalatta: A Book for the Seaside,
HDT 14
"Thomas Carlyle and His
Works," HDT 7
Thoreau, Sophia E., d. 1876,
HDT 30, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 59
"Thoreau," HDT 24
Thoreau, HDT 85
"Thoreau (1817-1762 [sic]),"
HDT 80

"Thoreau" [in T. W. Higginson,
Short Studies], HDT 44
"Thoreau and His Books," HDT
"Thoreau and His Writings,"
HDT 34
"Thoreau and His Writings.
His Habits of Thought-Cape
Cod," HDT 34
[Thoreau Pencils], HDT 6, 9
Thoreau, the Cosmic Tankee, HDT
90, 92
Thoreau: Two Fragments, HDT 98
Thoreau's Flute, HDT 60
Thoreau's Incarceration, HDT 96
Thoreau's Last Letter, HDT 79
"To My Brother," HDT 46
Transactions of the Middlesex
Agricultural Society, HDT 22
The Transmigration of the Seven
Brahmans, HDT 82, 83
Two Thoreau Letters, HDT 77
The Union Magazine of Litera-
ture and Art, 1848, HDT 8
The United States Magazine and
Democratic Review, 1843, HDT 4
Unpublished Poems by Bryant and
Thoreau, HDT 73
Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-
1941, HDT 63, 64
W., F. D., HDT 76
Walden, HDT 15, 16, 50, 84
"A Walk to Wachusett," HDT 3
"Walking," HDT 23
Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-
1900, HDT 46
Watkins, Thomas Coke, HDT 72
Watson, Amelia M., HDT 68
A Week on the Concord and
Merrimack Rivers, HDT 10,
11, 39, P1. II


"The Wellfleet Oysterman,"
HDT 31
"Whether we've far withdrawn,'
"Wild Apples," HDT 26
"The Wilds of the Penobscot,"

Winter: From the Journal of
Henry D. Thoreau, HDT 49, 51
"Winter Days," HDT 49
Worcester Daily Spy, HDT 35
The Writings of Henry David
Thoreau, HDT 71
A Yankee in Canada, HDT 37, 38






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A Descriptive Catalogue of
the Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection

Joel Myerson



Dedicated to
Members of the Presidents Council,
University of Florida,
whose gifts helped to make
this catalogue possible



The Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection

Index: Provenances

Index: Authors and Titles


FRONTISPIECE: Broadside on satin of Emerson's letter
resigning from the Second Church and Society
(RWE 10)

PLATE I: Programme for Emerson's ordination facingpage 12
(RWE 5)

PLATE II: First printing of the "Concord Hymn" (RWE 17) 13

PLATE III: Unrecorded printing of the "Fourth of July Ode" 28
(RWE 84)

PLATE IV: Autograph manuscript of "American Civilization" 29
(RWE MS 7)


T HE Parkman Dexter Howe collection of books by and about Ralph
Waldo Emerson is one of the finest ever assembled. It rivals the
collections at Columbia University, the Concord Free Public Library,
Harvard University, the New York Public Library, and Yale University
in its impressive holdings of first editions and association copies. Virtu-
ally every work by Emerson published during his lifetime is represented
here. The value of the Howe collection was recognized by Jacob Blanck,
who consulted it and listed unique copies from it when he published in
1959 the volume of his Bibliography of American Literature (New Haven:
Yale University Press) containing Emerson (3:16-70). It is a pleasure
now to make the full contents of this collection available to the public.
All items appearing in Blanck's work are assigned their "BAL" entry
or page numbers. Everything appearing in my Ralph Waldo Emerson: A
Descriptive Bibliography (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press,
1982) is assigned a "Myerson" entry number. The Howe Collection
includes a number of items not seen by Blanck or me in preparing our
works. Both Blanck and I systematically excluded certain categories of
entries from our works; there are thus a number of items in this catalogue
not listed in BAL or Myerson because they fall outside the scope of the
books' coverage. For books published in a series, I have followed the
format of my bibliography: when the series is identified in the work
(such as on the title page or the binding, or in a half-title), it is in italics;
when the series is unidentified but can be ascertained from publishers'
records or contemporary book trade accounts, it is placed within quota-
tion marks.
I am grateful to Sidney Ives, University Librarian for Rare Books and
Manuscripts, and to his assistant, Carmen Russell, for their help. Eleanor
M. Tilton graciously supplied information for dating Emerson's manu-
script letters. JOEL MYERSON


RWE 1 Harvard University. Catalogue of the Oficers and Students of
the University at Cambridge, October, 1818. Cambridge, 1818.
Broadside, 55 x 43.5 cm. S[ "Ralph W. Emerson," a sophomore, is rooming
at no. 5, Hollis Hall.

RWE 2 Harvard University. Order of Exercises for Commencement,
XXIX August, MDCCCXXI. [Cambridge, 1821]
4 pp. SI Emerson is listed as one of three participants in "A Conference, 'On
the character of John Knox, William Penn, and John Wesley' (p. 1).

RWE 3 The Christian Disciple and Theological Review. November-
December 1822. Boston, 1822.
Myerson El. SI Contains Emerson's first publication, "Thoughts on the
Religion of the Middle Ages," signed "H. O. N.," an acronym formed from
the final letters in Emerson's full name. I Inscribed "Theodore Sedgwick,
Albany" on front wrapper. Sedgwick (1780-1839), lawyer and author, was
a brother of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, the novelist.

RWE 4 [Andrews Norton, ed.3 The Offeringfor 1829.
Cambridge, 1829.
Two copies. Myerson D1; BAL 5173. SI Contains "An Extract from Unpub-
lished Travels in the East," "William Rufus and the Jew," and "Fame,"
Emerson's first appearance in a book. S[ Copy A is in original green silk and
contains handwritten identifications of the anonymous contributions that es-
tablished Holmes's authorship of two poems, his first book appearance also.


The copy came from a family friendly to the Holmeses, the Jenkses of Bedford
(see Eleanor M. Tilton, 'Literary Bantlings,' Papers of the Bibliographical
Society of America, Vol. 51, First Quarter 1957). When he acquired it from
Goodspeed's, Mr. Howe alreadypossessed the anonymous supplement, Honig's
Owl-Tower. A German Tale (Cambridge, 1829), in wrappers. 5 Copy B, now
in library buckram, was bequeathed to the Harvard College Library by James
Russell Lowell in 1891 and was later released by William A. Jackson. Both
frontispieces are BAL'S state B (no sequence established).

RW E 5 Boston. Second Church. Order of Services at the Ordination of
Mr Ralph Waldo Emerson, as Junior Pastor of the Second
Church and Society in Boston, on Wednesday, March 11, 1829.
Boston, 1829.
Broadside, 38.5 x 23 cm. Pl. I.

RWE 6 James Kendall. A Sermon. Delivered at the Ordination of Her-
sey Bradford Goodwin as Colleague Pastor with Ezra Ripley,
D.D., of the Congregational Church and Society in Concord, Mass., Feb. 17,
1830. Concord, 1830.
Myerson D2; BAL 5174. Modem wrappers. I Contains "The Right Hand
of Fellowship."

RW E 7 Society for Promoting Theological Education. Address of the
Directors of the Society for Promoting Theological Education.
With the Act of Incorporation, By-Laws, and a List of the Members of That
Society. Boston, 1832.
16 pp. Original printed wrappers. 5I Emerson is listed as one of the "Annual
Subscribers" (p. 16).

RW E 8 Frederick Turell Gray. The Sunday Schoolteacher's Reward.
An Address Delivered Before the Hancock Sunday School, on
the Removal of That School to the Vestry of the Second Church, March 31,
1832. Boston, 1832.
26 pp. Original printed wrappers. 5I Emerson is listed as having given a
prayer on this occasion (p. 25). 51 Signature of S. May, Jr., on title. Samuel


May, Jr. (1810-1899), Harvard 1829, a close associate of William Lloyd
Garrison, was himself an active Abolitionist.

RWE 9 Letter from the Rev. R. W. Emerson to the Second Church and
Society. Boston, 1832.
Myerson A1.1; BAL 5175. Cover title. Only soo copies were printed. One of
six known copies. I With this letter, Emerson formally severed his connec-
tion with the Unitarian establishment.

RWE 10 Mr. Emerson's Letter to the Second Church and Society.
Boston, 1832.
Myerson A1.2; BAL 5176. Silk broadside, 45.5 x 31 cm. One of four known
copies. I PDH notes that since the records of the Second Church show that
funds provided only for the pamphlet printing (RWE 9), "presumably the
broadsides were printed and sent with the compliments of the printer, and
were few in number." f Frontispiece.

RWE 11 Henry Ware, Jr. A Sermon Delivered at the Ordination of
Rev. Chandler Robbins, Over the Second Congregational Church
in Boston. December 4, 1833. Boston, 1833.
Myerson D3, pamphlet printing described in the .Note: B AL 5177. Original
printed wrappers. f Contains Emerson's hymn beginning "We love the
venerable house."

RWE 12 Concord, Mass. Second Centennial Celebration. Order of
Exercises, At the Second Centennial Celebration of the Settle-
ment of Concord. Sept. 12, 1835. [Concord? 1835]
Broadside, 42 x 19 cm. f Emerson is listed as giving the oration (see
RWE 18).

RWE 13 A Historical Discourse Delivered Before the Citizens of Con-
cord, 12th September, 1835 on the Second Centennial Anniver-
sary of the Incorporation of the Town. Concord, 1835.
Myerson A2.1, 2nd state; BAL 5178. Original printed wrappers. [ Inscribed


by Emerson to "Professor [John Gorham] Palfrey." Palfrey (1796-1881),
who had previously been the Unitarian minister of the Brattle Street Church
in Boston, was at this time Professor of Sacred Literature at Harvard.

RWE 14 Dr. S. C. Hewett, Bone-Setter. New York, 1835.
Myerson D4; BAL 5179. I Contains Emerson's letter of December 10, 1832,
endorsing Hewett's treatments. The PDH copy is described in BAL.

RWE 15 Thomas Carlyle. Sartor Resartus. Boston, 1836.
Myerson D5, II; BAL 5180. f Although Emerson wrote the "Preface of the
American Editors," he did not actually participate in editing this book. 5
Presentation inscription to "J. N. Stoddard from his friend L. B. Russell"
and "Stoddard-Donnelly" at head of title.

RWE 16 Nature. Boston, 1836.
Three copies. Myerson A3.1.a, 1st state, cloth 2 (green), stamping E (copy
A); 1st state, cloth 2 (dark blue), stamping E (copy B); 2nd state, cloth 2
(green), stamping E (copy C). BAL 5181, 1st state, cloth B, frame E; 1st
state, cloth B, frame E; 2nd state, cloth B, frame E. f Copy A is inscribed
by Emerson to Andrew L. Russell, his Harvard classmate. Copy B is inscribed
by Jones Very, the Transcendentalist poet, dated September, 1836, and con-
tains his extensive marginal annotations. Very was to meet Emerson in person
two years later, and in 1839 Emerson edited and published Very's Essays and
Poems (RWE 22). Copy C is inscribed "Wm. Carr from his friend L. W.

RWE 17 Original Hymn. [Concord, 1837]
Myerson A4. 1; BAL 5182. One of four known copies. f This is the "Concord
Hymn," beginning "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, / Their flag to
April's breeze unfurled, / Here, once, the embattled farmers stood, / And
fired the shot heard round the world." I On the face, in a contemporary
hand (Dr. Jarvis's?), "Sung by the people on battleground at the completion
of the monument 4th July 1837." And on the reverse, "I begged this of Mrs.
Brown to send to you she said 'yes write my name on back side with my love,
so here it is-from Mrs. Lucy Brown with her love. please to accept. Dr. Jarvis
the la.t ias sic] singing pretty good." [? another hand] "Dr. Edward Jarvis"




SOn er, thine eye benimna bend,
The held of thy truth,
Who, in thy service, vrO to spend
The treaures of his youth.
For AIr we humbly cve thy caru ;
Thy fidth ud hope to heer;
Thy strength, the pla aud toi to bhar
e made, Of every coming yar.
d; Her may the gopel of thy So,
i pre, P ur when Jersus h
A frl, fartter'd current ran,
With joy and healing firught
Here may the young and thoughbte learn
To walk in Wisdoam path;
And here the aged pirit hrun
With love and perfect fifth.
Her may the mourners hart rejoice
In hopes ofpcomsed hleave, -
m And harrowing Sftiel hathe vroe,
Thattikfo ir iA.
Mhy seals, beneath thy servan' cme,
To tothn an glory brought,
In joyfld numbers, witnsoe heur
How faithflly he wrought.
And, when the ful hour dall come,
Tbhat ndon eauthly ties
KMy he and they happier home
Eoy beyond the oldeh.

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The Lord wil comfort Zion, he will comfort her wun place an

mak her like Ede, like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladnea e hall be fonod thereiL, Thoakgiviog uad the
ice of melody.
We prai thee, 0 God, we ak ldge thee to betheLord. All
the earth doth worbip thee, the Father eveduting. To thee all
ange cry aloed, the Heave an d all the power theeh, to the
Cherubim, to the Serapbim conti.n lly do cryy,Holy, ho ly Lod,
God of abaoth, Heaven and earth ae full of the mjety of thy


fOuON-P-IR or I3C It. DLtTT'

PLATE 1: Programme for Emerson's ordination (RWE 5)

ORDER o Sv1 IC ...-



Am ton us a"wc soccitff






G ,A GoD, whoM universal away
All heen revere, all world. obey,
Now make the Saviour'. glory kow
Extend h. power, exalt hi throne.
Through Him shall endle-.prnyes
And praise throng to crown his hea
Hir nme, like sweet peufume, holl
With every daily e.rifiee.
Let every creature rse and bring
Pecular honor to our King!
Angela descend with -onop g.i.,
And earth repeat the long Amea

smzumwwwwona warn

How beautiful the feet of those
Who publish Peace from heaven!
How glad the me ge they diacloe
From Him, to save u giren!
Glory to God, good will to men,
And Peace on earth, attend hi reigi
The world wax dark with wo and st
Pain, a, and death bore sway;
And soul, ordained to obler life,
In fear and bondage lay.
His word went forth-earth'. evil cc
And rnom'd spirit rst in peace.
That Peace, which earth cn never
And never take away,
Shall conquer time and death, and li
Through heaenro eternal day.
Prais to the Lord! whose boundlee
Redeem and arves our Uinfl race.



FATrn I we bow in fervent pryer
th this, thy holy place,
That we, thy children, her may Ihl
The blasipe of thy gr

i 1


By the rude bridge that arched the flood, .
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here, once, the embattled farmnr stob ,

The foe, long since, in silence slept;
Alike, the conqueror silent sleeps; -
LodK T ahi rubed bridge has swept
1 Down wke terJu hth seaward creps'
On this gre a bank, this soft stream,
We place witbjoya votive-tore,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like oar tes,,our sons are gone.
O Thou wJh made those heroes dve ..,
STo die, or eave their children free,-
Bid. Timnp yseqssi Sparem -
The shAft we raise to them and Thee.

PLATE I First printing of the "Concord Hymn" (WE 17)
PLATE ii: First printing of the "Concord Hymn" (RWE 17)


[and] "two last verses very pretty." Dr. Jarvis published several books on
public health and was for many years president of the American Statistical As-
sociation. Lucy [Jackson] Brown was Emerson's sister-in-law. The recipient
is unidentified. 1 The final stanza, as printed here, invokes a Supreme Being,
"O Thou," and "Thee," changed by Emerson in later printings to a "Spirit"
antecedent of a lower-cased "thee." P1. II.

RW E 18 An Oration Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at
Cambridge, August 31, 1837. Boston, 1837.
Myerson A5.1; BAL 5183. Original printed wrappers. SI This is the "Amer-
ican Scholar" address. I Inscribed by Emerson to Elizabeth Hoar, who had
been engaged to marry Emerson's brother Charles before his death in 1836.

RW E 19 An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity Col-
lege, Cambridge, Sunday Evening, 15 July 1838.
Boston, 1838.
Myerson A7.1; BAL 5184. Original printed wrappers. Sf This is "The Di-
vinity School Address." I Inscribed by Emerson to Elizabeth Hoar.

RWE 20 An Oration Delivered Before the Literary Societies of Dart-
mouth College, July 24, 1838. Boston, 1838.
Myerson A8.1; BAL 5185. Original printed wrappers. If This is "Literary
Ethics." Inscribed by Emerson to John Keyes, a friend and neighbor in

RWE 21 Thomas Carlyle. Critical and Miscellaneous Essays.
4 vols. Boston, 1838-1839.
Myerson Fi; BAL 5187. 9f Edited and with an introduction by Emerson.
I Signature of "Mary Gifford" in vol. I.

RWE 22 Jones Very. Essays and Poems. Boston, 1839.
Myerson F2; BAL 5188. S Edited by Emerson. f[ Inscribed: "[illegible] to
Maria P. Woodward Nov. 27 1857." Jf Very's autograph fair copy of "The
Robbin" [sic] is loosely inserted.


RW E 23 The Western Messenger: Devoted to Religion and Literature.
April, 1839. Louisville, 1889.
Myerson E14. Original printed wrappers. First printing of "Good-bye,
Proud World!"

RWE 24 TheDial:A Magazinefor Literature, Philosophy,and Religion.
Boston, 1840.
Two copies. Single sheet, folded to make four pages, printed on p. 1 only.
9 Two of five known copies. The rare prospectus for the Dial, probably
written by George Ripley.

RWE 25 TheDial:A Magazinefor Literature, Philosophy, andReligion.
4 vols. Boston, London, 1840-1844.
Two sets. Myerson E16-E33, E35-E39, E41-E84, E86-E98, Eloo-E113.
Emerson helped Margaret Fuller edit the first two volumes, and edited
the final two volumes himself. I Vols. 2-4 of copy A are inscribed by Wil-
liam Ellery Channing, the Transcendentalist poet. Copy B (UF copy) was
owned by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and contains his identifications of

RWE 26 Essays. Boston, 1841.
Two copies. Myerson Alo.I.a: copy A, binding C (black) and copy B,
binding D. BAL 5189, binding C and binding D. f Copy A is inscribed by
Emerson to Andrew L. Russell in March 1841. Both PDH copies are de-
scribed in BAL.

RW E 27 The Method of Nature. An Oration Delivered Before the Soci-
ety of the Adelphi, in Waterville College in Maine, August 11,
1841. Boston, 1841.
Myerson All.1; BAL 5190. Original printed wrappers. 9 Bookplate of
B. George Ulizio.


RW E 28 Two Sermons on the Death of Rev. Ezra Ripley, D.D. One
Preached at the Funeral, by Rev. Barzillai Frost, of Concord;
the Other on the Following Sabbath, by Rev. Convers Francis, D.D., of
Watertown. Boston, 1841.
Myerson D6; BAL 5191. Original printed wrappers (back wanting). 1 Con-
tains Emerson's notice of Ezra Ripley, his step-grandfather, reprinted from
the Concord Republican of October 1, 1841.

RWE 29 Man the Reformer. A Lecture on Some of the Prominent Fea-
tures of the Present Age. Read Before the Mechanics' Appren-
tices' Library Association at the Masonic Temple, Boston, U.S.
London, 1842.
Myerson A12.1; BAL 5192. Cover title. One of five known copies in the
original format.

RW E 30 Rufus Wilmot Griswold, comp. Gemsfrom American Poets.
New York, Philadelphia [1842]
Myerson D7 (see NVote one); BAL 5193. f Reprints "Good-bye, Proud
World!" The PDH copy, with the added Appleton imprint, is described in
BAL. For a new edition, see RWE 40.

RWE 31 Rufus Wilmot Griswold, comp. The Poets and Poetry of
America. Philadelphia, 1842.
Myerson D8. [ Reprints five poems by Emerson. The biographical sketch
of Jones Very was prepared by Griswold from a letter which Emerson had
sent him. f Inscribed: "Samuel B. Cruft to Eunice M. Fox, Portland,
June 22nd 1842."

RWE 32 Thomas Carlyle. Past and Present. Boston, 1843.
Myerson F3; BAL 5194. f Edited and with an introduction by Emerson. f
Printed label of O. Ames, Jr. Oliver Ames, Jr. (1807-1877) is perhaps best
remembered for his involvement in the Cr6dit Mobilier scandal.


RW E 33 Orations, Lectures and Addresses and .Nature: An Essay, and
Lectures on the Times. 2 vols. in 1. London, 1844.
Myerson A14.1.a and A1s.l.a; BAL 5197 and 5196, first printing. Bound in
contemporary three-quarter calf.

RWE 34 The Young American. A Lecture Read Before the Mercantile
Library Association in Boston, at the Odeon, Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 7, 1844. London, 1844.
Myerson A15; BAL 5343. Cover title (bound in cloth with binder's leaves).
5 Frank Maier and Walter Thomas Wallace bookplates. On Maier as a col-
lector, see Carl L. Cannon, American Book Collectors and Collecting (New
York: H. W. Wilson, 1941), pp. 178-179; on Wallace, pp. 151-152.

RWE 35 Essays. Second Series. Boston, 1844.
Myerson A16.1.a-b, binding A (light purple A cloth [ribbed morocco]);
BAL 5198, binding A. 5 Pencil signature of Sophia Metcalf, Providence,
1 January 1845.

RWE 36 Essays. Second Series. London, 1844.
Myerson A16.2.a, but in a previously unrecorded binding of dark green T
cloth (rib); front and back covers: blank; spine: goldstamped '[rule] / [rule]
/ EMERSON'S / ESSAYS / [rule] / [rule]'; white endpapers; p. 121 prints
as '12'; and leaf I12, containing the publisher's advertisements, is cancelled.
BAL 5344. If Bookplate of Charles C. Auchincloss. Gift of Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Stoughton, Jr. (Howe Society).

RWE 37 An Address Delivered in the Court House in Concord, Massa-
chusetts, on 1st August 1844, on the Anniversary of the Eman-
cipation of the .Negroes in the British West Indies. Boston, 1844.
Myerson A17.1.a, binding B; BAL 5199. Original printed wrappers. S Sig-
nature on cover of Isabella Odiorne.


RWE 38 An Address Delivered in the Court House in Concord, Massa-
chusetts, on 1st August 1844, on the Anniversary of the Eman-
cipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies. Second Thousand.
Boston, 1844.
Myerson A17.1.b; see BAL 5199. Original printed wrappers.

RWE 39 The Emancipation of the JNegroes in the British West Indies.
An Address Delivered at Concord, Massachusetts, on 1st Au-
gust 1844. London, 1844.
Myerson A 17.2; see BAL 5199. One of two known copies in original printed

RWE 40 Rufus Wilmot Griswold, comp. Gems from the American
Poets with Brief Biographical Notices. Philadelphia, 1844.
Myerson D7, with the imprint described in .Vote two; BAL 5200. I Prints
"Good-bye, Proud World!" and "The Problem." A new edition of RWE 30.

RWE 41 The Gift: A Christmas and ,New Tear's Present.
MDCCCXLIV. Philadelphia, 1844.
Myerson D9; BAL 5195. First printing of "The Garden of Plants."
Book label of Stephen H. Wakeman.

RWE 42 Essays. Second Series. Boston, 1845.
Myerson A16.1.c, binding D; see BAL 5198.

RWE 43 The Gift: A Christmas, New rear, and Birthday Present.
MDCCCXLV. Philadelphia, 1845.
Myerson D 11; BAL 5202. 1 First printings of "The Poet's Apology" (later
reprinted as "The Apology") and "Dirge."


RWE 44 [Chandler Robbins, ed.] Our Pastors' Offering. A Compi-
lation from the Writings of the Pastors of the Second Church.
For the Ladies' Fair to Assist in Furnishing the N.ew Church Edifice.
Boston, 1845.
Myerson D12; BAL 5203. f Contains a letter to Robbins and "The Last
Farewell" (written by Emerson's brother Edward), "Woodnotes," and "My
Thoughts." f Signature of Louis H. Buckshorn on endpaper.

RW E 45 [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.] The Waif: A Collec-
tion of Poems. Cambridge, 1845.
Three copies. Myerson G6; BAL 5204. Copy A is in glazed boards, inscribed
"Mrs. N. Appleton. from the Editor. Jan. 1. 1845."; copy B is in illuminated
wrappers, pencil signature of Emily Merril; copy C is in glazed wrappers,
paper label, signed "Paulina C. Jones, Jan. 1, 1845." i Contains "Each in
All" (later reprinted as "Each and All").

RW E 46 Voices of the True-Hearted. Sixth Month.
Philadelphia, 1845.
Original printed wrappers. [ Partial reprinting of "Heroism" from Essays:
Second Series. Reissued in 1846 (see RWE 51). [ Signed by Daniel B. Smith.

RWE 47 Address of the Committee Appointed by a Public Meeting Held
at Faneuil Hall, September 24, 1846,for the Purpose of Con-
sidering the Case of Kidnapping from Our Soil. Boston, 1846.
Myerson D13. Original printed wrappers. S Contains a letter by Emerson.

RWE 48 [John Chapman, ed.] Characteristics of Men of Genius. A
Series of Biographical, Historical and Critical Essays, Selected
by Permission, Chiefly from the North American Review.
2 vols. London, 1846.

Myerson D14; BAL 5208. f Reprints "Milton" and "Michel Angelo." S
Book label of John Hewetson, bookplate of Frank Maier.


RWE 49 The Diadem for MDCCCXLVI. Philadelphia, 1846.
Two copies. Myerson D15; BAL 5206. I Contains "Loss and Gain," "A
Fable," and "The Fore-Runners." f Copy A has holograph poem-"Shall
we meet in Heaven?"-signed Mary E. Stevens Kimball, Aug 26th 1847.
Copy B signed "W. J. Keegan."

RWE 50 John Ware. Memoir of Henry Ware.
2 vols. in 1. Boston and London, 1846.
See Myerson D16. Bound in contemporary leather. f Contains letters by
Emerson. Previously unrecorded two-volume new edition of this title. If
Book label of Dawes E. Furness.

RWE 51 Voices of the True-Hearted.
18 nos. in 1 vol. Philadelphia, 1846.
Myerson GlO; BAL 3:61 (and see entry 1024). See RWE 46 for an earlier
appearance. No. 1 reprinted with general title and index; pp. 3-16 not present.

RWE 52 Poems. London, 1847.
Myerson A18.1.a, binding A, with the catalogue described in N'ote two;
BAL 5210, 1st binding. I Bookplate of Thomas B[ird]. Mosher (1852-
1932), the Portland, Me., publisher; pencil signature of "Bessie Ford."

RWE 53 Poems. Boston, 1847.
Two copies. Myerson A18.2.a2, binding A, with the catalogue described in
.Note one and the cancelled leaf described in JVote two; and rebound in half
morocco without the catalogue. BAL 5211. Copy A is inscribed by Em-
erson to James Russell Lowell on 25 December 1846, and by Lowell's grand-
daughter, Esther Lowell Cunningham, in 1912. Copy B is inscribed by Emer-
son to Edmund Hosmer, a friend and neighbor in Concord.

RW E 54 The Diadem for MDCCCXLVII.
Philadelphia, Boston, 1847.
Myerson D17; BAL 5209. f Contains "The World-Soul."


RWE 55 [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, comp.] The Estray: A
Collection of Poems. Boston, 1847.
Myerson Gil; BAL 3:61 (and see 1:100). Cloth. f Contains "The Prob-
lem." I PDH: "Autograph presentation copy, with the inscription 'Anne L.
Pierce, Jan. 1 1847' in Longfellow's hand ... The recipient was Longfellow's
sister, who married his classmate, George W. Pierce."

RWE 56 Essays: First Series. JNew Edition. Boston, 1847.
Myerson Alo.5.a, binding D; BAL 5213.

RW E 57 The Massachusetts Quarterly Review. December 1847.
Boston, 1847.

Myerson E117. Original printed wrappers. f Contains Emerson's "Editor's
Address." f Bookplates of W. T. Wallace and J. C. Chamberlain.

RW E 58 The Massachusetts Quarterly Review. December 1847- Sep-
tember 1849. 2 vols. Boston, 1847-1849.
Myerson E117-E120. Half morocco. f Four prose pieces by Emerson.

RWE 59 The Univercoelum and Spiritual Philosopher. September 16,
1848. New York, 1848.
[ Contains "Prospects of the Race," a partial reprinting of the "Prospects"
chapter from .Nature.

RWE 60 Town and Country Club. [Boston, 1849]
Myerson A19; BAL 5215. f Emerson wrote and arranged for the printing of
the prospectus for this short-lived club. P. [s] bears an autograph note
from A. B. Alcott to Edmund Quincy.

RW E 61 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, ed. Aesthetic Papers.
Boston, 1849.

Myerson D 18. Original printed wrappers. f Contains "War." f Signature
of James Russell Lowell, dated May 16, 1849.


RWE 62 Nature; Addresses, and Lectures. Boston, 1849.
Myerson A2 1.1.a 1, binding A (medium brown), with the catalogue described
in JNotefour; BAL 5218, binding A. T Inscribed by Emerson to Elizabeth
Hoar in September 1849. The PDH copy is described in BAL.

RWE 63 Representative Men: Seven Lectures. Boston, 1850.
Two copies. Myerson A22.1.a (both). BAL 5219, first printing (both). i
Bookplate of H. T. Davis in copy A.

RWE 64 Representative Men: Seven Lectures. London, 1850.
Myerson A22.2.a, binding A (dark brown), in the Catholic Series (see JNote
one) and with the catalogue described in JNotefour. See also BAL 5219.

RWE 65 Representative Men: Seven Lectures. London, 1850.
Myerson A22.3.a; see BAL 5219. One of two known copies in the original

RW E 66 The Boston Book. Being Specimens of Metropolitan Literature.
Boston, 1850.
Myerson G16; BAL 3:61 (and see entry 5929). If Contains "Nature" (from
Essays: Second Series) and "Concord Monument" ("Concord Hymn").

RWE 67 The Liberty Bell. By Friends of Freedom. Boston, 1851.
Myerson D20; BAL 5221. f Contains "Translations from the Persian of
Hafiz" and "Translation from the Persian of Nisami."

RWE 68 Memory and Hope. Boston, 1851.
Myerson G20; BAL 3:61. i Contains "Dirge."


RW E 69 Margaret Fuller Ossoli. Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli.
2 vols. Boston, 1852.
Myerson F4; BAL 5222. f Co-edited by Emerson with William Henry
Channing and James Freeman Clarke. Emerson wrote chapters four and five
("Visits to Concord" and "Conversations in Boston").

RWE 70 [Caroline Kirkland, comp.] Garden Walks with the Poets.
New York, 1852.
Myerson G21; BAL 3:61 (and see entry 1379). f Contains "The Rhodora"
and "The Snow-Storm."

RW E 71 Kossuth in New England. A Full Account of the Hungarian
Governor's Visit to Massachusetts; with His Speeches, and the
Addresses That Were Made to Him, Carefully Revised and Corrected.
Boston, 1852.
Myerson D21; BAL 5223. I Contains an address by Emerson. [ Signature
of Timothy T. Sawyer.

RWE 72 Memorial of James Fenimore Cooper. New York, 1852.
Myerson D22. [ Contains a letter by Emerson. f Bookplate of Oliver
Henry Perkins.

RWE 73 Julia Griffiths, comp. Autographs for Freedom.
Auburn, N.Y., 1854.
Myerson D23; BAL 5224. Contains "On Freedom."

RWE 74 Concord. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Order of Exercises at
the Dedication of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Sept. 29,
1855. 2 P.M. Concord, 1855.
Broadside, 24.5 x 18.5 cm. I Lists an address by Emerson, first published
in Miscellanies (1904).


RWE 75 Copy for the Convenience of Private Reading Only. [Letter to
Walt Whitman]. [Brooklyn, N.Y., 1855]
Myerson A23; BAL 5225. Broadside, 17 x 13 cm. f Printed by Whitman to
advertise Leaves of Grass. For Whitman's later uses of this letter, see RWE
78 and RWE 96.

RWE 76 English Traits. Boston, 1856.
Two copies. Myerson A24.1.a (both); BAL 5226. I Copy A is inscribed by
Emerson to Mrs. [Richard Henry] Dana[, Jr.]. Copy B is signed by J. Wig-
glesworth of Boston.

RWE 77 Miscellanies; Embracing JNature, Addresses, and Lectures.
Boston, 1856.
Myerson A21.1.b; BAL 5367. Sf Edmund Clarence Stedman's copy, with his
marginal annotations. Gift of George T. Goodspeed.

RWE 78 Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass. Second Edition.
Brooklyn, 1856.
Myerson D26; see BAL 5225. 51 Reprints Emerson's letter to Whitman
(RWE 75), and quotes from it in goldstamped letters at the base of the spine:
"I Greet You at the Beginning of A Great Career. R W Emerson."

RWE 79 Putnam's Magazine. October 1856. New York, 1856.
Contains Parke Godwin's review of English Traits (pp. 407-415).

RWE 80 Putnam's Magazine. December 1856. New York, 1856.
Myerson E127. f Contains "Samuel Hoar." f Signature on cover of T. S.

RWE 81 Concord, Mass. Fourth of July Breakfast and Floral Exhibi-
tion, at the Town Hall, Concord, For the Benefit of Sleepy
Hollow Cemetery. Ode. [Concord, 1857]
Myerson A25.1, first state; BAL 5227, state A. One of two known copies.


RWE 82 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1857.
Myerson E129-E1ss. S Contains five poems by Emerson.

RWE 83 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1857.
Myerson E134. 5 Contains "Society and Solitude."

Boston, 1857.

Boston, 1857.

RWE 84 Framingham, Mass. Anti-Slavery Celebration, 1858. Hymns
and Songs for the Anti-Slavery Celebration of the Declaration
of Independence at Framingham, July 5, 1858. [Framingham] 1858.
Not in Myerson; not in BAL. Single sheet, 32.5 x 26.5 cm., printed on both
sides. [ Reprints the last six stanzas of the "Fourth of July Ode" (RWE 81).
P1. III.

RWE 85 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1858. Boston, 1858.
Myerson E135-E136. [ Contains "Two Rivers" and "Books."

RWE 86 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1858.
Myerson E137. 5 Contains "Persian Poetry."

RWE 87 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1858.
Myerson E138. SI Contains "Eloquence."

RWE 88 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1858.
Myerson E139. f Contains "Waldeinsamkeit."

Boston, 1858.

Boston, 1858.

Boston, 1858.

RWE 89 Boston Burns Club. Celebration of the Hundredth Anniver-
sary of the Birth of Robert Burns, at the Boston Burns Club,
January 25th, 1859. Boston, 1859.
Myerson D32; BAL 5230. SI Contains a speech by Emerson.


RW E 90 The Conduct of Life. Boston, 1860.
Myerson A26.1 .a, sequence 1, binding A (dark brown); BAL 5231, first print-
ing, variant A. f Inscribed by Emerson to Edmund Hosmer on 13 December

RWE 91 The Conduct of Life. Boston, 1860.
Myerson A26.1.a, sequence 2, binding A (dark brown); B AL 5231, first print-
ing, variant B. S Signature of Henry C. Cranston.

RWE 92 The Conduct of Life. Boston, 1860.
Myerson A26.1.a, sequence 3, binding B (dark brown); B AL 5231, first print-
ing, variant C. If Contains an inserted handwritten slip reading "From the
Author" (but not in Emerson's hand). Frank Maier bookplate.

RWE 93 The Conduct of Life. Boston, 1860.
Myerson A26. 1.b, with the publisher's catalogue described in .Jote two; B AL
5231, reprint A.

RW E 94 James Redpath. Echoes of Harper's Ferry.
Myerson D35; BAL 5233. fI Contains two speeches by Emerson.

RWE 95 The John Brown Invasion. An Authentic History of the
Harper's Ferry Tragedy. Boston, 1860.
Myerson D36; BAL 5232. Original printed wrappers. SI Contains a speech
by Emerson.

RWE 96 [Walt Whitman] Leaves of Grass Imprints. American and
European Criticisms of "Leaves of Grass." Boston, 1860.
Myerson G37; see BAL 5225. Original printed wrappers. Sf Reprints Emer-
son's letter to Whitman (RWE 75).


RWE 97 Concord. School Committee. Reports of the School Commit-
tee, and Superintendent of Schools, of the Town of Concord,
Mass., with a Notice of an Exhibition of the Schools, in the Town Hall, on
Friday, March 30, 1860. Concord, 1860.
Original printed wrappers. Also issued as an appendix to the Reports of the
Selectmen ... Town of Concord, from March 7, 1859, to March 5, 1860, BAL
106; see also RWE 126. Contains a summary of remarks by Emerson
(supplement, p. 5). The Superintendent of Schools was Bronson Alcott.
Inscribed by Bronson Alcott to John D. Philbrick, Superintendent of the
Boston Public Schools. Bookplate of Stephen H. Wakeman (1859-1924)
whose collection of American authors was sold at auction in 1924.

RWE 98 Tributes to Theodore Parker, Comprising the Exercises at the
Music Hall, on Sunday, June 17, 1860. With the Proceedings
of the 7New England Anti-Slavery Convention, at the Melodeon, May 31,
and the Resolutions of the Fraternity and the Twenty-eighth Congregational
Society. Boston, 1860.
Myerson D38; BAL 5234. Original printed wrappers. [ Contains remarks
by Emerson. Walter Thomas Wallace and Henry W. Poor bookplates.

RWE 99 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1860. Boston, 1860.
Myerson E141. f Contains "Song of Nature."

RW E 100 The Dial. A Monthly Magazine for Literature, Philosophy
and Religion. January-December 1860.
12 nos. in 1 vol. Cincinnati, 1860.
Myerson E140, E142-E153. 5 This resurrection of the original Dial by
Moncure Daniel Conway lasted for only one volume. 9 First printings of
thirteen poems, unsigned.

RWE 101 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1860. Boston, 1860.
Myerson E154. f Contains "Culture."


RW E 102 [James Thomas Fields, ed.] Favorite Authors.
Boston, 1861.
Myerson G39; BAL 3:62 (and see entry 5943). f Contains "Threnody."
I Bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson, friend of PDH and himself an out-
standing collector of New England authors.

RWE 103 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1861.
Myerson E155. f Contains "The Test."

Boston, 1861.

RWE 104 The Household Journal, November 2, 1861.
New York, 1861.
Head title. 5 Reports a lecture by Emerson on "Conversation."

RWE 105 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Myerson E156. 9 Contains "Old Age."

RWE 106 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Myerson E157. 5 Contains "American Civilization." For a description of
the manuscript of this essay, see RWE MS 7.

RWE 107 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Myerson E159. 9 Contains "The Titmouse."

RWE 108 The Atlantic Monthly. August, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Myerson El60. fS Contains "Thoreau." For reprintings of this essay, see
RWE 112 and RWE 207.

RWE 109 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1862. Boston, 1862.
Myerson E161. SI Contains "The President's Proclamation."


RWE 110 Dwight's Journal of Music. January 10, 1863.
Boston, 1863.
Head title. "The Jubilee Concert" reports this about Emerson's "pro-
logue": "This was not in the bills [program]; the Committee, making a
virtue of necessity, had kept it back for a surprise. The truth is, our poet,
while he worked and strove to do it, feeling the imperative splendor of the
opportunity, was far too true a poet and too much upon his honor with the
Muse, to compromise her name by any rash announcement without authority
of her own sign manual, to-wit the actual 'arrival of the poem;' in spirit
heartily he said yes, but it was only for the Muse to say yes in fact.
... It was a hymn of Liberty and Justice, wild and strong, and musical and
very short, and in his rich tones spell-bound the great assembly" (pp. 326-
327). For more information on the "Boston Hymn," see RWE 11 and RWE
MS 8.

RWE 111 Dwight's Journal of Music. January 24, 1863.
Boston, 1863.
Myerson E162. Head title. SI Contains "Boston Hymn." For an account of
its delivery, see RWE 110 and RWE MS 8.

RW E 112 Henry David Thoreau. Excursions. Boston, 1863.
Myerson F5; BAL 5238; HDT 29. fS Edited by Emerson with a biographical
sketch of Thoreau (a reprinting of RWE 108). SI Signature of Levi Thaxter
on free front endpaper and title. Thaxter was the husband of Celia Thaxter
(1835-1894), the author.

RWE 113 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1863. Boston, 1863.
See Myerson E162. [S Contains "Boston Hymn."

RWE 114 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1863. Boston, 1863.
Myerson E164. SI Contains "Voluntaries."


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RWE 115 [Alexander Bliss and John Pendleton Kennedy, comps.]
Autograph Leaves from Our Country's Authors.
Baltimore, 1864.
Myerson G44; BAL 3:62 (and see entry 2418). i Contains a facsimile of the
manuscript of "Worship." I Stephen H. Wakeman bookplate.

RWE 116 Frank Moore, comp. Lyrics of Loyalty. New York, 1864.
Myerson G46. I Contains "Boston Hymn."

RWE 117 Memorial RGS. Cambridge, 1864.
Myerson D49; BAL 5240. S Contains letters by Emerson and "Voluntaries."
I Presentation copy to Sarah C. Atkinson from "her cousin" Sarah B. Shaw,
mother of Robert Gould Shaw, in whose memory the volume was compiled.
From the library of William Parsons Atkinson.

RWE 118 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1864. Boston, 1864.
See Myerson E68. I Contains "Saadi."

RW E 119 The Boatswain's Whistle. Published at the NVational Sailors'
Fair. Boston, .November 9-19, 1864. Boston, 1864.
Two copies. Myerson E 165; BAL 5242. Copy A in original printed wrappers,
copy B in hard-grain morocco. f Contains "Sea-Shore."

RWE 120 Parker Fraternity. Sunday Evening Course. [Six Lectures
on American Life... Education... Social Aims... Reforms
. Table Talk ... Books... Character]. [Boston, 1864]
Admission ticket, 7.5 x 10 cm. f Emerson was the lecturer.


RW E 121 Henry Ward Beecher. The Address of Henry Ward Beecher
on the Raising of the Flag ofthe United States at Fort Sumter,
April 14th, 1865, Also Ralph Waldo Emerson's Oration at the Funeral of
Mr. Lincoln. London [1865?]
Myerson G51; see BAL 5245. Cover title. Bound in full calf, with blanks
for bulk.

RWE 122 Century Association, New York. The Bryant Festival at
"The Century." Illustrated Edition. New York, 1865.
See Myerson D54; BAL 1692. I Contains remarks by Emerson. This large
paper printing with illustrations is number 59 of 150 copies. 5 Autographed
by Bryant, R. H. Dana, Jr., and others.

RW E 123 Musle-Huddeen Sheik Saadi. The Gulistan or Rose Garden,
trans. Francis Gladwin. Boston, 1865.
Myerson D55; BAL 5247. The preface is by Emerson.

RW E 124 Henry David Thoreau. Letters to Various Persons.
Boston, 1865.
Myerson F6; BAL 5246. f Edited by Emerson. f Signature (dated Sept.
1865) and book label of Albert S. Brown of Worcester.

RWE 125 [John Gilmary Shea, ed.] The Lincoln Memorial.
New York, Chicago, 1865.
Myerson D56, with the imprint described in JNote two; BAL 5245, 2nd edition.
I Contains an address by Emerson. The PDH copy is described in BAL.

RWE 126 Concord, Mass. Selectmen. Reports of the Selectmen and
Other Officers, of the Town of Concord,from March 1, 1864,
to March 1, 1865... Concord, 1865.
Myerson D58; see BAL 3:67. Original printed wrappers. f Included is the


"Annual Report of the School Committee 1864-65," also issued sep-
arately (see BAL 110); the appendix is signed by Emerson and others. S
Bookplate of Stephen H. Wakeman.

RWE 127

[James Thomas Fields, comp.] Good Company for Every
Day in the rear. Boston, 1866.

Myerson D63. I Reprints "The Titmouse."

RWE 128 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1866. Boston, 1866.
Myerson E169. Contains "My Garden."

RWE 129 May-Day and Other Pieces.

Boston, 1867.

Two copies. Myerson A28.1.a., binding A (medium purple) and binding B;
BAL 5250. I[ Copy A is inscribed "To the family of Elmwood [Wests of
Haverhill, not the Lowells] ." by John Greenleaf Whittier on August 4,
1867. Copy B is inscribed by Ralph Waldo Emerson to Sarah Palfrey on
May 1, 1867.

RWE 130

Oliver Wendell Holmes and Donald G. Mitchell, eds. The
Atlantic Almanac. 1868. Boston, 1867.

Myerson D66; BAL 5253. Original printed wrappers. 5 Contains "Domestic

RWE 131

Concord, Mass. Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Soldiers'
Monument in Concord, Mass. Concord, 1867.

Myerson D67; see BAL 5254. Original printed wrappers. The frontispiece is
a photograph of the monument. ff Contains an address by Emerson.


RWE 132 Free Religious Association. Free Religion. Report of Ad-
dresses at a Meeting Held in Boston, May 30, 1867, To
Consider the Conditions, Wants, and Prospects of Free Religion in America.
Together with the Constitution of the Free Religious Association There
Organized. Boston [1867]
Two copies. Myerson D68; BAL 5251. Original printed wrappers. f Con-
tains remarks by Emerson.

RWE 133 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1867. Boston, 1867.
Myerson E170. I Contains "Terminus."

RWE 134 Parker Fraternity. Admit One Person. Lectures.
[Boston, 1867]
Admission ticket, 7.5 x 11.5 cm. f Emerson is listed with William Lloyd
Garrison, Moses Coit Tyler, Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Sumner, and
Wendell Phillips as among those who will be appearing in the series.

RWE 135 Philadelphia. Public Ledger. The Public Ledger Building,
Philadelphia: With an Account of the Proceedings Connected
with Its Opening June 20, 1867. Philadelphia, 1868.
Myerson D72. I Contains a letter by Emerson.

RWE 136 Boston. City Council. Reception and Entertainment of the
Chinese Embassy, by the City of Boston. Boston, 1868.
Myerson D73; BAL 5257; cloth. I Contains a speech by Emerson.

RWE 137 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1868. Boston, 1868.
Myerson E174. f Contains "Aspects of Culture."


RWE 138 Louis Agassiz. Address Delivered on the Centennial Anni-
versary of the Birth of Alexander von Humboldt Under the
Auspices of the Boston Society of N.atural History. With an Account of the
Evening Reception. Boston, 1869.
Myerson D74; BAL 5259. Original printed wrappers. If Contains remarks
by Emerson.

RWE 139 Free Religious Association. Proceedings at the Second
Annual Meeting of the Free Religious Association. Held in
Boston May 27 and 28, 1869. Boston, 1869.
Myerson D76; BAL 5258. Original printed wrappers. f Contains an address
by Emerson.

RWE 140 The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. New and
Revised Edition. 2 vols. Boston, 1870 [1869]
Myerson B2 (purple P cloth [pebble]); BAL 5375. f Inscribed by Emerson
in vol. 1 to Thomas Carlyle on October 30, 1869: "With unchangeable affec-
tion of his old Friend." Carlyle acknowledged receiving these "pretty" vol-
umes in a letter to Emerson of January 4, 1870 (see The Correspondence of
Emerson and Carlyle, ed. Joseph Slater [New York: Columbia University
Press, 1964] p. 558).

RWE 141 Society and Solitude. Twelve Chapters. Boston, 1870.
Myerson A31.1.a (medium green); BAL 5260, first printing. i Inscribed
by Emerson to James Russell Lowell, "with affectionate regards."

RW E 142 Society and Solitude. Twelve Chapters. London, 1870.
Myerson A31.2.a, binding B; see BAL 5260.

RWE 143 New England Society in the City of New York. Sixty-
Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the NJew England Society
in the City of Vew York, at Delmonico's, December 22, 1870. [N.p., 1870]
Myerson D81; BAL 5262. Original printed wrappers. SI Contains a speech
by Emerson.


RWE 144 William Watson Goodwin. Plutarch's Morals. Translated
from the Greek by Several Hands. Boston, 1871.
Reprint of Myerson D78; reprint of BAL 5261. Contains an introduction
by Emerson.

RWE 145 The Unity of Italy. The American Celebration at the Unity of
Italy, at the Academy of Music, JNew York, January 12,
1871, with the Addresses, Letters and Comments of the Press.
New York, 1871.
Myerson D83. Previously unrecorded green pebbled cloth. fS Contains a let-
ter by Emerson. f Armorial bookplate of William W. Gay.

RWE 146 William Ellery Channing. The Wanderer. A Colloquial
Poem. Boston, 1871.
Myerson D84; BAL 5263. fS Contains a preface by Emerson.

RWE 147 Winter Poems by Favorite American Poets. Boston, 1871.
Myerson G66; BAL 3:62 (and see 1:377). S Contains "The Snow-Storm."

RW E 148 Remarks on the Character of George L. Stearns, at Medford,
April 14, 1867. [N.p., 1872]
Myerson A32.1; BAL 5265.

RWE 149 John Greenleaf Whittier, comp. Child Life: A Collection
of Poems. Boston, 1872.
Myerson G68; BAL 3:62 (and see entry 2913). fI Contains "The Mountain
and the Squirrel" ("A Fable").


RWE 150 Massachusetts Historical Society. Tribute to Walter Scott
on the One Hundredth Anniversary of his Birthday, by the
Massachusetts Historical Society, August 15, 1871. Boston, 1872.
Myerson D82, entry for JNote one; BAL 5264. Original printed wrappers.
f Contains remarks by Emerson.

RWE 151 Concord, Mass. Free Public Library. Dedication of the Jew
Buildingfor the Free Public Library of Concord, Massachu-
setts. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1873. Boston, 1873.
Two copies. Myerson D87; BAL 5267. Original printed wrappers. I Con-
tains an address by Emerson.

RWE 152 Etta Maria Austin, comp. Little People of God and What
the Poets Have Said of Them. Boston, 1874.
Myerson G74; BAL 3:63. T Contains a selection "From 'Threnody.' "

RWE 153 Song from the Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Printedfor
Private Circulation. [London] 1875.
Myerson A33; B AL 5383. Covertitle. f Musical adaptationof "The Apology."

RWE 154 Parnassus. Boston, 1875.
Myerson F7, first edition; BAL 5269, first edition. I Edited by Emerson with
the help of his daughters, Ellen Tucker Emerson and, primarily, Edith Emer-
son Forbes. 5 Inscribed by Emerson on 1 January 1875 to Dr. W[illiam].
Benjaminn. Carpenter (1813-1885), the eminent English naturalist he met
while in England.

RWE 155 To the Alumni. [N.p., 1875]
Myerson D96. Small broadside, 20 x 12.5 cm. f Advocating James Elliot
Cabot for the Harvard Board of Overseers.


RWE 156 Letters and Social Aims.

Boston, 1876.

Myerson A34.1.al (grayish brown S cloth [diagonal fine rib]); BAL 5272.
f Inscribed by Emerson to George Higginson. Later signature of Mary Lee
Blake. Emerson has corrected the reading "inviolate" on p. 308, line 5, to

RWE 157 Selected Poems. New and Revised Edition. Boston, 1876.
Myerson A18.4.a (green); BAL 5274. Vol. 9 of the Little Classic Edition.

RWE 158

Concord, Mass. Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration of
the Concord Fight. April 19, 1875. Concord, 1876.

Two copies. Myerson D98; BAL 3:63. Cloth and hitherto unrecorded wrap-
pers. I Contains an address by Emerson.

RWE 159 John GreenleafWhittier, comp. Songs of Three Centuries.
Boston, 1876.
Two copies. Myerson G82; B AL 3:63 (and see entry 2857). Both the "House-
hold" and "Holiday" formats. Copy A ("Household Edition") has the title
page in black (not in Myerson). Copy B ("Holiday Edition") has the title
page in red and black. I Contains seven poems by Emerson.

RWE 160

Octavius Brooks Frothingham. Transcendentalism in New
England. A History. New York, 1876.

Myerson D99; BAL 5275. f Contains "Letter to the Second Church" (RWE
9 and 10) and "The Lord's Supper." Inscribed by Frothingham to "Geo
Wm Curtis." Inserted is a letter of October 14, 1875, from Frothingham to
Curtis asking him for information about the Transcendental period.

RWE 161 The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1876.
Myerson E184. f Contains "Boston."

Boston, 1876.


RWE 162 Bryan Waller Procter. An Autobiographical Fragment and
Biographical Notes. Boston, 1877.
Procter's name and pen name-Barry Cornwall-appear at head of title. f
Previously unrecorded American reprinting of Myerson D102. f Contains
a letter by Emerson.

RWE 163 [Elizabeth Hoar] Mrs. Samuel Ripley. From "Worthy
Women of Our First Century." Philadelphia, 1877.
Myerson D104, reprinting described in the Jote; see BAL 5277. Original
printed wrappers. 1 Inscribed "Fanny with love from E. H."

RW E 164 Fortune of the Republic. Lecture Delivered at the Old South
Church, March 30, 1878. Boston, 1878.
Two copies. Myerson A36.1.a: copy A is in binding A (dark brown S cloth
[diagonal fine rib]), and copy B is in binding B (light greenish gray wrap-
pers); BAL 5278. f Copy B is signed by Boston Lawyer John C[hipman].
Gray (1839-1915) on August 10, 1878.

RW E 165 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places. Asia.
Boston, 1878.
Myerson G91; BAL 3:63. f[ Contains "Brahma." S Inscribed by the editor
for J[ohn]. O[wen]., 1878.

RW E 166 George Barrell Emerson. Reminiscences of an Old Teacher.
Boston, 1878.
Myerson D106. f Contains a letter by Emerson. f Inscribed "Wm Winn
from his friend Geo. B. Emerson, Aug. 19, 1879." Gift of the Howe Society.

RWE 167 Jonathan French Stears. Bedford Sesqui-Centennial Cele-
bration, Aug. 27, 1879. Historical Discourse. Boston, 1879.
Myerson DI08; BAL 5281. Original printed wrappers. I Contains remarks
by Emerson. [ Inscribed by Josiah A. Stears, the author's brother. Ste-
phen H. Wakeman bookplate.


RWE 168 The Hundred Greatest Men. Portraits of the One Hundred
Greatest Men of History ... Volume I. Poetry.
London, 1879.
The first gathering only of Myerson Dl09; the first gathering only of BAL
5282. Unbound. f Contains "General Introduction to the Work," compiled
for Emerson from his journals by Ellen Tucker Emerson and James Elliot
Cabot. The PDH copy is located in B AL.

RWE 169 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, comp. Poems of Places.
New England. Vol. 1. Boston, 1879.
Myerson G95; BAL 3:63. f Contains six poems by Emerson. SI Inscribed
by the editor for "JCohn]. O[wen]. Decr 14, 1878."

RWE 170 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, comp. Poems of Places.
JNew England. Vol. 2. Boston, 1879.
Myerson G96; BAL 3:63. I Contains "Monadnoc."

RWE 171 The Preacher. (Reprinted from "The Unitarian Review.")
Boston, 1880.
Myerson A38; BAL 5283. Original printed wrappers. Tipped in publicity slip
as described in Myerson A38, Vote two, addressed to the editor of the Chris-
tian Leader of Utica, N.Y.

RWE 172 Mary Elizabeth (Fiske) Sargent. Sketches and Reminis-
cences of the Radical Club of Chestnut St., Boston.
Boston, 1880.
Myerson D113; BAL 5284. 1 Contains letters and remarks by Emerson, and
"Religion," "Boston," and "The Beggar begs by God's command."

RWE 173 The Swordand the Pen. December 13, 1881. Boston, 1881.
Myerson E195; BAL 5285. f Contains selections from unpublished writings
in George Willis Cooke, "Words from Emerson."


RWE 174 Concord Club. Constitution and By-Laws of the Concord
Club. Boston, 1881.
Original printed wrappers. I Emerson is listed as an "Honorary Member"
(p. 15).

RWE 175 The Emerson Birthday-Book. Boston [after 1881]
Reprinting of Myerson C9.1; reprinting of BAL 5402. Pencilled date of 21
June 1889.

RWE 176 Alexander Ireland. In Memoriam. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Recollections of His Visits to England in 1833, 1847-8,
1872-3 and Extracts from Unpublished Letters. London, 1882.
Myerson D122; BAL 3:68. [ Contains letters by Emerson. S Inscribed "A.
Ireland's best respects" to "J[ames]. E[lliot]. Cabot" on June 1, 1882.

RWE 177 Massachusetts Historical Society. Tributes to Longfellow
and Emerson by the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Boston, 1882.
Myerson G114; BAL 3:64. Trade printing in paper covered boards (see
Myerson G114, V'ote one). i Reprints Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas
Carlyle in 1848," "Speech Before the Boston Bums Club," and "Sir Walter

RWE 178 Thomas William Parsons. Emerson. [N.p.] 1882.
BAL 15595. Broadside, 26.5 x 20 cm. f Commemorative poem.

RW E 179 Thomas Carlyle. The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, ed. Charles Eliot
Norton. 2 vols. Boston, 1883.
Myerson A39.1.c; see BAL 5289. No. 208 of the large paper printing limited
to 250 copies. I Bookplate of George Gordon Ladds.


RWE 180 Boston. [Boston, 1883]
Not in Myerson; BAL 5411. 5f A reprint. One of the Old South Leaflets.

RW E 181 Alexander Ireland. The Book-Lover's Enchiridion: Thoughts
on the Solace and Companionship of Books, and Topics Inci-
dental Thereto; Garnered from Writers of Every Age for the Help and
Betterment of All Readers. Boston, 1883.
"Third Edition. With Large Additions." [ Contains various selections by

RWE 182 The Atlantic Monthly. October, 1883.
Myerson E207. Contains "Historic Notes on Life and

RWE 183 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1883.
See Myerson E34. f[ Contains "Ezra Ripley."

RWE 184 The Atlantic Monthly. December, 1883.
Myerson E206. 9 Contains "Mary Moody Emerson."

Boston, 1883.
Letters in Mas-

Boston, 1883.

Boston, 1883.

RWE 185 Poems. jNew and Revised Edition.
Boston, New York, 1884.
Myerson A18.6.al; BAL 5292. Vol. 9 of the Riverside Edition.

RWE 186 Miscellanies. Boston, New York, 1884.
Myerson A40.1.d; BAL 5291, state B. Vol. 11 of the Riverside Edition. I
Bookplate of Herbert D. Ward.

RWE 187 Lectures and Biographical Sketches.
Boston, New York, 1884.
Myerson A41.1.1 .b; BAL 5294, first printing. Vol. 10 of the Riverside Edition.


RWE 188 Lectures and Biographical Sketches.
Boston, New York, 1884.
Myerson A41.2.a (medium brown S cloth [diagonal fine ribj); BAL 5293.
Vol. 10 of the Little Classic Edition.

RWE 189 The Senses and the Soul, and Moral Sentiment in Religion.
London, 1884.
Myerson A42; BAL 5295. Cover title. One of five known copies in the orig-
inal format.

RWE 190 [John Murray Forbes, comp.] An Old Scrap-Book.
[N.p.] 1884.
On title: "Printed, but not Published, for Distribution, as a Passing Token to
Personal Friends." I Contains various selections by Emerson. 5 Inscribed
by Forbes to Mary A. Cunningham on February 8, 1884.

RW E 191 William Hague. Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Paper Read Be-
fore the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,
December 14, 1883, with Afterthoughts. New York, 1884.
Two copies. Original printed wrappers. Copy A has Henry W. Poor and
Walter Thomas Wallace bookplates.

RWE 192 Oliver Wendell Holmes. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Boston, New York, 1885.
Myerson D133; BAL 3:68. 1 Contains selections from previously unpub-
lished letters and manuscripts. f Presentation inscription to J. Elliot Cabot
from Oliver Wendell Holmes, 9 December 1884.

RW E 193 Thomas Carlyle. The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872. Supplementary Letters.
Boston, 1886.
Myerson A43; BAL 5299. f Office copy of the publisher, Ticknor and


RW E 194 Samuel Longfellow. The Life and Letters of Henry Wads-
worth Longfellow. 2 vols. Boston, 1886.
Myerson D134, large paper printing described in .Vote one; BAL 12258.
Contains unpublished Emerson letters. 5 Bookplate of Philip Greely Brown.

RWE 195 Transcendentalism and Other Addresses. New York, 1886.
Myerson C17.1.a; BAL 5424. The title essay is really by Charles Mayo
Ellis (see An Essay on Transcendentalism [Boston, 18423). Inscribed on
December 25, 1886: "Augusta from Carlotta."

RWE 196 David Greene Haskins. Ralph Waldo Emerson. His Mater-
nal Ancestors with Some Reminiscences of Him.
Boston, 1886.
Myerson D135. Original printed wrappers. f Contains letters by Emerson
and "On the Death of Mr. John Haskins."

RW E 197 Samuel Longfellow. Final Memorials of Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow. Boston, 1887.
Myerson D136, large paper printing described in .Note one; BAL 12260. SI
Contains letters by Emerson. fS Bookplate of Philip Greely Brown.

RWE 198 [Theodore Bacon] Delia Bacon. A Biographical Sketch.
Boston, New York, 1888.
Myerson D139; BAL 13210 (printed copy of a letter from J. R. Lowell to the
author) tipped inside back cover. f Previously unpublished material from
letters. f Inscribed by Nathaniel T. Bacon to William H. Shields; Carroll
Atwood Wilson bookplate; A.N.s. from Wilson to PDH inserted.

RWE 199 Amos Bronson Alcott. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher
and Seer. An Estimate of His Character and Genius in Prose
and Verse. Boston [1888]
Myerson D141; BAL 3:69 (and see BAL 133). f Contains a letter by Emer-


son. I Inscribed "Frederic S. Chase. Christmas, 1888. J.S.W." Frederic
Starkweather Chase (1862-1947) was a Waterbury, Conn., industrialist.

RWE 200 Borrowings. Compiled by the Ladies of the First Unitarian
Church of Oakland, California. San Francisco, 1889.
Myerson H40; BAL 5300. S Contains the first appearance of Emerson's fa-
mous "mouse-trap" saying.

RWE 201 The Atlantic Monthly. January, 1892. Boston, 1892.
Myerson E222. [ Contains "Boston."

RWE 202 The Atlantic Monthly. May, 1892. Boston, 1892.
Myerson E223. I Contains the first part of "The Emerson-Thoreau Cor-
respondence," ed. F. B. Sanborn.

RWE 203 The Atlantic Monthly. June, 1892. Boston, 1892.
Myerson E224. f Contains the second part of "The Emerson-Thoreau Cor-
respondence," ed. F. B. Sanborn.

RWE 204 Natural History of Intellect and Other Papers.
Boston, New York, 1893.
Myerson A44.2.b; BAL 5303. Vol. 12 of the Riverside Edition.

RWE 205 Franklin Benjamin Sanborn and William Torrey Harris.
A. Bronson Alcott: His Life and Philosophy.
2 vols. Boston, 1893.
Myerson D147; BAL 1:26. [ Contains selections from previously unpub-
lished letters and manuscripts.


RW E 206 Samuel Thomas Pickard. Life and Letters of John Green-
leaf Whittier. 2 vols. Boston, New York, 1894.
Myerson D150. [ Contains a letter by Emerson.

RWE 207 Henry David Thoreau. Miscellanies.
Boston, New York, 1894.
Borst A12.1.a. f Reprints a biographical sketch of Thoreau by Emerson (see
RWE 108). I Inscribed by Alfred W. Hosmer, a friend and neighbor of
Emerson and Thoreau in Concord, on 25 December 1893.

RWE 208

Edward Everett Hale, ed. Two Unpublished Essays. The
Character of Socrates. The Present State of Ethical Philos-
ophy. Boston, 1896.

Myerson A45.1., binding A; BAL 5304, binding A.

RWE 209 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1897. Boston, 1897.
Myerson E229. f Contains "A Correspondence Between John Sterling and
Ralph Waldo Emerson," ed. Edward Waldo Emerson (see RWE 210).

RWE 210

Edward Waldo Emerson, ed. A Correspondence Between
John Sterling and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Boston, New York, 1897.

Myerson A46.1.a, binding B; BAL 5306. For an earlier printing, see RWE

RWE 211

Charles Eliot Norton, ed. Letters from Ralph Waldo Emer-
son to a Friend, 1838-1853. Boston, New York, 1899.

Myerson A47.1.a, binding B; BAL 5307. [ The friend was Samuel Gray


RWE 212 Cephas Brainerd and Eveline Warner Brainerd, eds. The
.New England Society Orations. Addresses, Sermons and
Poems Delivered Before the .New England Society in the City of New rork
1820-1885. 2 vols. New York, 1901.
MyersonD165; BAL5308. f Contains Emerson's "Oration" and "Response."

RWE 213 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1902. Boston, 1902.
Myerson E233, E234. If Contains Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "Walks
with Ellery Channing," with previously unpublished journal material, and a
letter by Emerson printed in "The Contributors' Club."

RW E 214 Printed Copy of Sermon Preached by Ralph Waldo Emerson
on the Death of George Adams Sampson, 1834.
EBoston] 1903.
Myerson A48; BAL 5311. Cover title. Limited to thirty copies. Notice of
limitation signed by William Sampson.

RWE 215 The Atlantic Monthly. April, 1903. Boston, 1903.
Myerson E238. T Contains "Correspondence Between Ralph Waldo Emer-
son and Herman Grimm," ed. Frederick William Holls (see RWE 218).

RWE 216 Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, ed. Tantalus.
Canton, Pa., 1903.
Myerson A50; BAL 5313.

RWE 217 The Booklovers Magazine. February, 1903.
Philadelphia, 1903.
Myerson E237. f Contains facsimiles of manuscript letters by Emerson
throughout this special issue devoted to him.


RWE 218 Frederick William Holls, ed. Correspondence Between
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Herman Grimm.
Boston, New York, 1903.
Myerson A49.1.a; BAL 5312. Original printed wrappers. For an earlier
printing, see RWE 215.

RWE 219 The Emerson Centennial, May 25, 1903. Extracts from a
Few of the Many Tributes to Emerson Called Forth by the
Centennial Observances from Some of the Leading Scholars of Today.
[Boston, 1903]
BAL 3:69. Original printed wrappers.

RWE 220 Chicago. All Souls Church. Ralph Waldo Emerson....
Centennial Celebration Held at All Souls Church, Chicago,
Sunday, May Twenty-Fourth ... [Chicago, 1903]
Single sheet, folded to make four pages. Head title.

RWE 221 Social Circle in Concord. Emerson Centenary. Memorial
Exercises in the Meeting House of the First Parish, in Con-
cord, Massachusetts on Monday Afternoon May the Twenty-Fifth Nineteen
Hundred and Three ... Arranged by the Social Circle of Which He Was a
Member for Forty-Two Years. [Concord, 1903]
8 pp. Cover title.

RWE 222 Collectanea. Henry D. Thoreau. Emerson's Obituary.
Lakeland, Mich., 1904.
Myerson A51.1; BAL 5317; HDT 67. Original printed wrappers. Printed by
Edwin B. Hill.

RW E 223 Edward Waldo Emerson, ed. Natural History of Intellect
and Other Papers. Boston, New York, 1904.
Myerson A44.3.b; BAL 5316. Vol. 12 of the Centenary Edition.


RWE 224 The Atlantic Monthly. July, 1904. Boston, 1904.
Myerson E247. 5 Contains "Washington in Wartime."

RWE 225 The Atlantic Monthly. September, 1904. Boston, 1904.
Myerson E249. [S Contains "Shakespeare."

RWE 226 The Atlantic Monthly. November, 1904. Boston, 1904.
Myerson E250. f Contains "Country Life."

RWE 227 Essays. With preface by Thomas Carlyle.
Hammersmith, England, 1906.
Myerson A10.33; BAL 5476. Printed by the Doves Press and bound in limp
vellum. UF copy.

RWE 228 Friendship. New York, San Francisco, 1906.
Myerson A10.83; BAL 5474. Designs by Fred W. Goudy.

RWE 229 Heroism. New York, San Francisco, 1906.
Myerson Alo.111; BAL 5475. Designs by Fred W. Goudy.

RWE 230 Prudence. New York, San Francisco, 1906.
Myerson Al0.123.a. Designs by Fred W. Goudy.

RWE 231 George Willis Cooke. A Bibliography of Ralph Waldo
Emerson. Boston, New York, 1908.
Myerson D180; BAL 3:69. Limited to 580 copies. SI Reprints Emerson's
prospectus for Carlyle's Critical and Miscellaneous Essays.


RWE 232 Charles C. Bigelow, ed. Uncollected Writings. Essays,
Addresses, Poems, Reviews and Letters New York, 1912.
Myerson A54.1.a; BAL 5325. f Inscribed "From G. Henry Clements" on
December 25, 1912, and with the bookplate of Vincent Yardley Bowditch,
Harvard 1875.

RWE 233 Bliss Perry, ed. The Heart of Emerson's Journals.
Boston, New York [n.d.]
Reprinting of Myerson A52.2; reprinting of BAL 5494.

RW E 234 Mary Hosmer Brown. Memories of Concord.
Boston, 1926.
Contains recollections of Emerson by a friend and neighbor in Concord.

RWE 235 Willis Reed, ed. A Letter of Emerson. Being the First
Publication of the Reply of Ralph Waldo Emerson to Solo-
mon Corner of Baltimore in 1842. Boston, 1934.
Myerson A57; BAL 5332.

RWE 236 Kenneth Walter Cameron, ed. Nature. New York, 1940.
Myerson A3.1.b; BAL 3:69.

RW E 237 Lawrance Thompson. Emerson and Frost: Critics of Their
Times. Philadelphia, 1940.
Slipcase. Limited to 250 copies.

RWE 238 Thoreau's Pencils. [Cambridge, 1944]
Myerson A61; BAL 5336. No. 52 of 75 copies, numbered with a Thoreau
pencil. See HDT 6 and 9 for more about the pencils. St Prints a letter by
Emerson. SI Gift of Michael Winship.


RWE 239 Mr. Emerson Lectures at the Peabody Institute.
Baltimore, 1949.
Myerson D211. Original printed wrappers. I Contains letters by Emerson.

RWE 240 Kenneth Walter Cameron, ed. Indian Superstition.
Hanover, N.H., 1954.
Myerson A63; BAL 5337. Limited to 450 copies.

RWE 241 Herbert Faulkner West, ed. Mr. Emerson Writes a Letter
About Walden. [Hanover, N.H.] 1954.
Myerson A64. l.a. Wrappers.

RWE 242 Compensation. New York, 1956.
Myerson A10.67. Printed by the Kindle Press. UF copy.

RWE 243 J. Chesley Mathews, ed. Dante's Vita Nuova.
[N.p.] 1957.
Myerson A65.1.a. Original printed wrappers. If Emerson's translation.



RWE MS 1 [Jacob A. Cummings] School Atlas to Cummings' An-
cient and Modern Geography. Seventh edition.
Boston [n.d.]
Emerson's copy, with his inscriptions, "R Waldo Emerson" and "R Waldo
Emerson 1821," but without annotations. Originally inscribed, "Ralph W
Emerson from his brother William." Emerson had written his brother Wil-
liam on January 13 and 15, 1816, "On Monday I begin to study Geog-
raphy at [Boston] Latin School with Cummings' Geography' (see The Letters
of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ed. Ralph L. Rusk, 6 vols. [New York: Columbia
University Press, 1939], 1:15). This book is listed in Walter Harding,
Emerson's Library (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1967),
without location, as being sold by the American Art Association at the Bern-
heim-Barker sale on January 14-15, 1926 (pp. 73-74).

RWE MS 2 Autograph letter to [Frederic Henry Hedge] April 12,
1838, 2pp. New York, 1838.
This letter contains an interesting description of a visit with William Cullen
"He is so free of all pretensions[,] so manly & simple that I like him well
[& never rec cancelled] do ignore his politics. But he suffers, I think, man-
ifestly from want of Culture[,] plainly has no time for books or thoughts but
must welter all day in the foaming foolishness of newspapers[.] Therefore
he stares & rubs his eyes when you speak of the beauty which once he wor-
shipped daily; and now talks of poetry being for young men & women & for
the aged: but men in middle life do not know it. A good deal of phlegm in
his constitution to which this perverse habitude is superadded seems to make
the genial word you get from him precious, and then he looks
Now my weary lips I close
Leave me leave me to repose."
This letter was first printed by "A. T. S." in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine,
38 (October 1886): 452.


RW E MS 3 Autograph letter from Thomas Gold Appleton [before May
27, 1848] I p. Paris [n.d.]
Asks Emerson to dine and meet Countess Baudrand "tomorrow." Evidently
the two men missed their appointment because of some contretemps of dating.
See RWE Ms 4.

RWE MS 4 Autograph letter from Thomas Gold Appleton to Emerson,
May 27, 1848, 2pp. Paris, 1848.
Appleton apologizes for the misunderstanding and asks Emerson to dine on
Monday, May 29. Tipped into RWE 232.

RWE MS 5 Autograph letter to Thomas Gold Appleton, May 27,
1848, p. Paris, 1848.
Emerson cannot dine on Monday the 29th because he will be at Rachel's last
performance as Lucrece, but he has "pestered you enough on the subject of
that visit. We will adjourn it for the present." The notes (RWE MS 3, 4 and
5) must have been exchanged by courier. Unpublished.

RWE MS 6 Autograph letter to Thomas Gold Appleton [July 2,1863s?
2pp. Concord [n.d.]
Changing a meeting date with Appleton because it would have fallen on the
Fourth of July. The date is supplied by Professor Eleanor M. Tilton.

RWE MS 7 Autograph manuscript of essay "American Civilization"
[1862D 148 pp. Concord [1862]
This is the printer's copy manuscript for the essay which was published in
the April 1862 Atlantic Monthly (see RWE 106). The essay was originally
delivered as a lecture, and the manuscript shows the usual interfiling of vari-
ous types of papers associated with Emerson's lecture manuscripts. There are
minor differences between the manuscript and the printed text. f P1. IV.

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