Book Description

1898, First edition. Printed on Van Gelder paper. Zaehnsdorf binding. Scarce
Dealer Notes
The Story of My Heart is a book first published in 1883 by English nature writer, essayist, and journalist Richard Jefferies.

The book has been described as a "spiritual autobiography" where Jefferies idealises the English countryside as a sort of utopia. The book and its themes have been compared to the transcendentalist movement. Other Transcendentalist themes concerning rapturous union with Nature can be found in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and John Muir. The scholar Roger Ebbatson considers that the book's "speculative" spiritualism is emblematic of the decline of Christian belief in the more empirical Victorian era. (Wikipedia)
Author Jefferies, R.
Date 1898, first thus
Binding Green morocco with gilt, by Zaehnsdorf
Publisher Mosher, Portland Maine
Condition Good, some rubbing to spine and board edges and extremes, top edge gilt others uncut,
Pages viii, 147

Price: £120.00

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