[Item #49287] Observations on the Growth of the Mind. SWEDENBORGIANISM, Sampson REED, TRANSCENDENTALISM.

Observations on the Growth of the Mind

Boston: Cummings, Hilliard and Company, 1826. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); removed; 44pp. Light foxing, faint pencil notes at end of last leaf of text (serving as rear wrapper), else Very Good and sound.

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.'" SHOEMAKER 25905.

Price: $450.00

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