Compensation was printed in similar style to two other books that could be considered companions to it: Emerson’s Of Friendship and Hawthorne’s The Old Manse—more commonly known as Mosses from an Old Manse. Of Friendship was printed two years before Compensation, and The Old Manse a year after Compensation. In fact, all three authors knew each other and had a point of connection in Concord’s Old Manse. These editions, like the Old Manse and the writers who knew it, are exemplars of American craftsmanship.
Ralph, Emerson Waldo, "Compensation" (1903). Riverside Press Editions Designed by Bruce Rogers. 3.