Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, With Annotations. Edited by Edward Waldo Emerson and Waldo Emerson Forbes. Covering 1820-1876.
Complete, 10 volume set of which NINE are First Editions, and the 6th volume (1841-1844) is a 1911 edition (added to complete the set).
The nine first editions are in the original green cloth with gold-gilt lettering. Very good antiquarian condition with light wear to the top of the spines, bright gilt, tight bindings, and clean pages. The inside covers of the first two volumes appear to have had a bookplate removed.
The 6th volume in the set (1841-1844) is ex-library and bears ex-library markings faintly on the spine, and noticeably internally on the front board and front pages. In the photographs, this volume appears noticeably more "blue-green" than the others. In person, the color is not as pronounced and appears similar to the others. All volumes have the relevant dates on the spine and this volume has a "6" on the spine as well.
A scarce set by Concord's "Father of Transcendentalism".