The Conduct of Life.

The Conduct of Life.
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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. 8vo, [i-ix] x-xi [xii] [9] 10-398 [399: ad] pp. Original blindstamped publisher’s cloth, brown coated endpapers. Insignificant stain on lower cover, corners worn, crown and foot of backstrip chipped. Faint water stain to lower outer corner of leaves throughout. First edition, first printing, variant C (no precedence, BAL 5231). Emerson’s best-selling self-help book. A collection of essays addressing the question “How shall I live?” in which he revisits themes of earlier lectures and works such as Nature (1836) under the headings of Fate, Power, Wealth, Culture, Behavior, Worship, Considerations by the Way, Beauty and Illusions. (Item Id: 105459)

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