Title: Sartor Resartus, Heroes and Hero-Worship, Past and Present, 1892
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publisher: Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co., London
Condition: Very Good
A finely bound edition of several works by Thomas Carlyle, containing Sartor Resartus, being a parody of Hegel, and German Idealism more generally. The philosopher character of Diogenes Teufelsdrockh is also a literary device through Carlyle expresses harsh truths. On Heroes is a collection of six different lectures on prominent historical figures, laying out Carlyle’s ideals on heroic leadership, which he views as lost in his era. Lastly, Past and Present draws upon the 12th century publishing known as Chronicles of the Abbey of Saint Edmund's Bury, in which Carlyle compares the monks of the monastery and their reverence for good work ethics and heroism, compared to the disappointing leadership of his era.
One finely bound volume in octavo, 192+176+203 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor wear and rubbing noted at the joints and corners, with the red hue being worn down on the spine. There is little to no foxing or staining present.