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Andrews Norton's attack on Transcendentalism and Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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Collection of Primary Publications of Andrews Norton's attack on Transcendentalism and Ralph Waldo Emerson entitled A Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity

Norton, Andrews

Cambridge and Boston

Various publishers



Seven volumes (six pamphlets). First and Second Editions.

On July 15, 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his famous "Divinity School Address," considered an attack on the traditional church, and it provoked numerous responses, none more biting and direct than that of Andrews Norton, the distinguished theologian at Harvard.

  • Norton, Andrews. Norton’s Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity: Delivered at the Request of the “Association of the Alumni of the Cambridge Theological School,” on the 19th of July, 1839. 64 pages. (8vo) later three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine lettering; marbled endpapers; original wrappers bound in. Edges worn; front hinge starting; bookplate of James William Ellsworth on front pastedown; very good.
  • Norton, Andrews: Remarks on a Pamphlet Entitled “’The Latest Form of Infidelity’ Examined.” Cambridge: John Owen, 1839. 72 pages. (8vo) original printed wrappers. Spine deterioriating with covers nearly detached; wrappers soiled; light foxing throughout; very good.
  • Norton, Andrews. Tracts Concerning Christianity. Cambridge: John Bartlett, 1852. 392 pages. (8vo) brown blindstamped cloth, gilt spine lettering. Slight edgewear; ownership signature on ffep; near fine.
  • An Alumnus of That School [Cambridge]. A Letter to Mr. Andrews Norton. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1839. 160 pages. (8vo) bound with string lacking original wrappers. Outer pages soiled; dampstaining; ownership signature to title page; very good.
  • Ripley, George. A Second Letter to Mr. Andrews Norton. Boston: James Monroe and Company, 1840. 85 pages. (8vo) lacking wrappers. Very good.
  • Ripley, George. A Third Letter to Mr. Andrews Norton. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1840. 154 pages. (8vo) lacking wrappers. Dampstaining; foxing; very good.
  • Letter to Andrews Norton, on Miracles. Boston: Weeks, Jordan and Company, 1840. (8vo) yellow printed wrappers. Chipping along edge; front cover half detached; soiling; very good.

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