Boston: Crocker and Ruggles, 1842.
First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Very Good Condition. Item #039066
Attributed to Ellis, this is the first, and in many ways only, attempt to describe the tenets of transcendentalism. Founded six years earlier by Emerson, Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Theodore Parker and others, American transcendentalism shaped mid-century thought in the United States influencing both the utopian communities like Brook Farm and a vast array of literature.
Rebound in plain black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front boards. Old library stamp on introduction page, scattered light foxing, two marginal paper repairs on the final two leaves. Exceedingly rare - Walter Harding, who wrote the introduction to the 1954 facsimile said "now has become so rare that few even know of its existence". Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Americana. Inventory No: 039066.