Early Collectors and Donors: William Taylor Newton's Emerson Collection

29.  William Taylor Newton, compiler.  Emersoniana: Being Criticisms of the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Chiefly, from American and English Reviews . . . [an assemblage of pieces removed from periodicals and bound together as 16 volumes in 17, the title varying in some volumes], compiled 1887-1918. 





Shown: Vols. 1-10 (compiled 1887-1904).  From the Newton/Emerson Collection (part of the CFPL Concord Authors Collection).  Gift of Edith Emerson Forbes and Edward Waldo Emerson, 1918.

W. T. Newton’s collected and bound Emersoniana—rich documentation of Emerson’s reception in his lifetime and the decades following his death—presents a luxe appearance in its gold-stamped red morocco and marbled paper bindings.  Note Newton’s monogram appears on the front covers of the volumes.


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