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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History. Six Lectures, Reported, with Emendations and Additions

Carlyle, Thomas

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1841
Condition: Good Hardcover
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First American edition. Finely ribbed brown cloth, with ornamentation in blind. 283 pp, including 3 pages of ads at the end. Plus 16 pp of ads at the rear. A collection of lectures/essays reflecting on heroes in literature and society, including the gods of Scandinavian mythology, the Islamic prophet Mahomet, Dante, Shakespeare, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Samuel Johnson, Luther and the Reformation, Cromwell and Napoleon. A somewhat philosophical work, musing on the need and importance of heroes in society. GOOD condition. Covers faded, with minor soiling and a few faint drip stains to the front and rear. Mostly minor scuffing. Extremities scuffed, with the cloth worn and frayed, especially at the tips of the spine. Small hole in the cloth at the upper front hinge. Text block solid, with minor scattered soiling and minor to moderate foxing throughout, heavier to the first few pages. Dampstain present at the top margin, a bit larger and darker to the first few pages. Previous owner's signature present. (Dyer p. 105). Bookseller Inventory # 005701

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Title: On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in ...

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1841

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No

Edition: First American Edition.

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