Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. Three Quarter Leather. Small Octavo. Near Fine. Item #08395
First Published Edition. Edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson. One of 500 Copies. Bound in 3/4 black textured leather and marbled boards with gilt lettering spine, marbled endpapers. Additional lined paper pages bound in front and rear. Mild cover edge wear. Minimal scattered foxing. viii, 299 pp. The American edition is the first published edition, of which only 500 copies were printed. The British edition of 1834 was limited to 58 copies for friends and used the plates from Fraser's Magazine. Carlyle's most enduring and influential work.