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Memoir of BRONSON ALCOTT Life and Philosophy RARE 2 Vol Boston Victorian Antique
Memoir of BRONSON ALCOTT Life and Philosophy RARE 2 Vol Boston Victorian Antique
Memoir of BRONSON ALCOTT Life and Philosophy RARE 2 Vol Boston Victorian Antique
Memoir of BRONSON ALCOTT Life and Philosophy RARE 2 Vol Boston Victorian Antique
Memoir of BRONSON ALCOTT Life and Philosophy RARE 2 Vol Boston Victorian Antique

Memoir of BRONSON ALCOTT Life and Philosophy RARE 2 Vol Boston Victorian Antique
There’s only one other set currently on sale. Volume I: 1 blank leaf + half title + 1 leaf with an engraved portrait of Alcott on the verso + tissue guard + TP + [iii]-v = Preface + [vii] = Contents + 1-354 + 1 blank leaf; Volume II: 1 leaf with an engraved portrait of Alcott on the verso + tissue guard + TP + [i] = Contents + [355]-679 + 2 blank leaves, Octavo. The memoirs were assembled by Alcott’s friends, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (who wrote the first biography of Alcott) and William Torrey Harris (the founder of the Journal of Speculative Philosophy among many other things). These two wrote a large part of these two volumes and edited for inclusion significant materials left by Alcott as well as contributions from others who knew him. A contemporary review (The Monist, October 1893) called this one of the most noteworthy biographies of this biographical year. Bronson Alcott was an American philosopher, teacher, reformer, and member of the New England Transcendentalist group. The self-educated son of a poor farmer, he travelled in the South as a peddler before establishing a series of schools for children. His educational theories owed something to Johann H. Pestalozzi, the Swiss reformer, but more to the examples of Socrates and the Gospels. His aim was to stimulate thought and “awaken the soul”; his method was conversational, courteous, and gentle. Questions of discipline were referred to the class as a group. These innovations were not widely accepted, and before he was 40 he was forced to close his last school, the famous Temple School in Boston and sell its contents to ease his debts. Alcott served as superintendent of schools in Concord, Mass. From 1859 through 1864. Bronson Alcott was a vegetarian, an abolitionist, and an advocate of women’s rights; his thought was vague, lofty, and intensely spiritual. Always poor or in debt, he worked as a handyman or lived on the bounty of others until the literary success of his second daughter, Louisa May Alcott, and the popularity of his lectures on the lyceum circuit finally brought him financial security. Publisher’s original blue pebbled cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Each of the front free endpapers has the underlined k signature of J. Tight, bright and clean ex-library copies of this important Transcendentalist memoir. This item is in the category “Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable”. The seller is “polesworthantiqueprintsshop” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Vietnam.
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Publication Year: 1937
  • Grade: Very Good
  • Author: Shepard, Odell
  • Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown And Company
  • Special Attributes: First Edition
  • ISBN: DoesNotApply

Memoir of BRONSON ALCOTT Life and Philosophy RARE 2 Vol Boston Victorian Antique