London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1860. Author's edition. Leather bound. 287pp. Octavo [20 cm] Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in 3/4 blue leather with marbled paper over boards, a lavish gilt tooled spine, and two red leather spine labels. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. The spine is ever so slightly sunned (gilt remains incredibly bright). Very Good +. Item #63846
Emerson's collection of essays exploring various characteristics of individual behavior and human character.
"The Conduct of Life (1860), Emerson's most mature work, reveals a developed humanism together with a full awareness of human limitations. It may be considered as partly confession." - Britannica.com.