6 Vol. Leather Book Set “Works of Emerson” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

6 Vol. Leather Book Set “Works of Emerson” by Ralph Waldo Emerson – Important Provenance

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6 Vol. Leather Book Set Titled “Works of Emerson” by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Published Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1929

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  • 6 Vol. Leather Book Set Titled “Works of Emerson” by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Published Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1929 | The Books have been bound by the Heralded Henry Stikeman in 3/4 navy Moroccan leather over cloth, gilt-tooled and -lettered spines, t.e.g. Harvard edition. Stikeman & Co. (bookbinders) was the most prominent and celebrated (among his peers) art book binder in American History.  Henry Stikeman’s career paralleled the heyday of art bookbinding in America: beginning toward the end of the 19th century and ending and ending well into the 20th. A Stikeman binding dating from 1880s through 1940s is considered the very best book bindings of recent history| Approx. Size: 8.5″ H x 6″ W.

    Important Provenance:

    • Acquired by R.L. Cleary – see bookplate to front paste-down;
    • Then Owned by Elmer Holmes Bobst (1884–1978), American businessman, philanthropist, and namesake of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library of New York University, Ex-libris Elmer Holmes Bobst with his bookplate to front paste-downs.
    • Then owned by the famous and popular author Tom Clancy
    • Acquired from the Estate of Tome Clancy by Worthington
  • Artist / Maker

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Kind

    Books, Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Documents & Manuscripts

    Title

    Works of Emerson

    Other

    Gilt Lettering, Leather Bound