Concord Days, by Amos Bronson Alcott

First Edition. Published in 1872 by Roberts Brothers, Boston.


Forgive us, dear Bronson, but we must describe the physical praises and faults of this book:

Red cloth covered boards with gold gilt lettering. Gilt lettering remains bright; cover, back and spine show sigs of wear with some rubbing and bumping to corners. Several small tears at the top of the spine (the type that make you want to remind people not to pull an antiquarian book off the shelf by grabbing the top of it's spine!) Former library book with library number of spine and a few library markings inside. 

Inside, binding is secure with cosmetic cracking and exposing of the hinges in several places. Pages remain nicely crisp and clean. 

Slight shelf lean to book. 


Now, onto the good stuff! About Concord Days by Amos Borson Alcott:


First published in 1872, Concord Days was one of Alcott's most popular works and is one of the most important books about the community of Transcendentalists in Concord. The book marks the passing of the seasons in rural New England, during a single year from spring to summer to fall.


Written at Orchard House, the Alcott home in Concord, Massachusetts, the writings were drawn from his diaries and dwelt largely on the personalities of Alcotts famous friends--Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau--introducing these great American writers to a wider American audience.


This important book reveals Alcott's own belief that mankind can achieve perfection: "Man becomes godlike as he strives for divinity, and divinity ever stoops to put on humanity and deify mankind."


Concord Days, by Amos Bronson Alcott