Sale 18BP01 | Lot 61

EMERSON, RALPH WALDO Autograph letter signed.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 61
EMERSON, RALPH WALDO Autograph letter signed.
Four pages written in black ink on a folded sheet of note paper, dated Concord, Tuesday Morning, 28 June (year not stated but likely 1853?), prefixed "My Dear Sir" (the recipient given at the end below Emerson's signature), each page 7 x 5 1/2 inches (17.5 x 13.5 cm); the body of the text 29 lines, plus greeting and felicitations. Usual folds, three small tabs of paper affixed to the second sheet (as a seal?), housed in a double-sided frame.
North Pinder was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, who visited Emerson on July 5, 1853. A few days in advance of the visit, Emerson writes of a greeting from [Margaret] De Quincey that is on its way (carried by Pinder?), and mentions that his house is in some upheaval because of painters "just now making a desolation of my home," and this letter sets up a preliminary meeting. See The Letters of Ralph Waldo Emerson, volume 8, p. 370 for an account of this episode.


Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $1,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $1,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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