THOREAU HAVING JUST PUBLISHED ”WALDEN”, AGREES TO A READING ON CAPE COD — “THAT IS AS LARGE A TASTE OF MY PRESENT SELF AS I DARE OFFER YOU ”
THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. (1817-1862). American transcendentalist writer. Very rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Henry D. Thoreau”. One page, quarto. Concord, Massachusetts, October 4, 1854.
RARER THAN POE OR MELVILLE — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNATURE OF MARGARET FULLER
FULLER, SARAH MARGARET. (1810-1850) Journalist, women’s rights activist; considered the most important woman in the Transcendentalist movement; Her book ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century‘ is considered the first major feminist work in the United States; died at sea, off Fire Island, NY in a ship wreck. Her exceedingly-rare Signature, “S. M. Fuller”, affixed to a letter written by her brother, the Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller.
CHECK SIGNED BY LONGFELLOW
LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH. (1807-82). American poet. Partly-printed Check Signed, “Henry W. Longfellow”, with internal printed Internal Revenue stamp. 7″ x 2.75″ inches, Cambridge, Massachusetts. September 6, 1881.
DID RALPH WALDO EMERSON BELIEVE IN THE ‘SCIENCE’ OF PHRENOLOGY?
EMERSON, RALPH WALDO. (1803 -1882) Author, poet, and philosopher; leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Autograph Letter Signed “R.W. Emerson”. Two pages, small octavo. Cincinnati, Ohio. December 7, 1852.