Observations on the Growth of the Mind [Second Edition]

Boston: Adonis Howard, 1829. Reed was a leading exponent of Swedenborgianism in the United States, and an important early influence upon the Transcendentalists and especially Ralph Waldo Emerson. Geldard (God in Concord; NY: 1999) in fact refers to Reed as "...the John the Baptist of Transcendentalism, and his Observations his call to 'Make Way.'" The ownership signature is uncertain but possibly that of Charles Oliver Emerson (b.1856), Maine lawyer and third cousin of Ralph W. Emerson. This edition uncommon both institutionally and in commerce, with about a dozen locations noted in OCLC. Second Edition. 18mo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards; 85pp. Typical light rubbing and wear; faint scattered foxing to text; Very Good. Ownership signature of a Charles O. Emerson to flyleaf and title page.

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