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THE MAINE WOODS by  Henry David THOREAU - First Edition - 1864 - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 015689)

THE MAINE WOODS

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THE MAINE WOODS

by THOREAU, Henry David

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Contents clean. Spine pleasantly sunned, tips a bit frayed, gilt clear. Near Fine and scarce in this condition
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About This Item

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents clean. Spine pleasantly sunned, tips a bit frayed, gilt clear. Near Fine and scarce in this condition. Original purple Z cloth. BAL 20113: 1650 copies printed though Borst A4.1.a states that 1450 copies were printed. True first printing with list of Thoreau's books priced. Catalogue dated April 1864 with last leaf advertising "The Thirteenth Volume."

About THE MAINE WOODS, Dave Foreman, Earth-First eco-warrior/author, has written that it is "Thoreau's finest book, far deeper and more important than WALDEN ... on his two trips into the deep Maine wilderness [Thoreau] had the epiphany that enabled him to realize that 'in wildness is the preservation of the world.' MAINE not WALDEN changed American intellectual history."

Synopsis

"What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature." Henry David Thoreau Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes constantly, Thoreau was just as likely to turn his observant eye to the habits and languages of the Abnaki Indians or the arduous life of the logger as he was to the workings of nature. He acutely observed the rivers, lakes, mountains, wolves, moose, and stars in the dark sky. He also told of nights sitting by the campfire, and of meeting men who communicated with each other by writing on the trunks of trees. In The Maine Woods , Thoreau captured a wilder side of America and revealed his own adventurous spirit.

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Details

Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
015689
Title
THE MAINE WOODS
Author
THOREAU, Henry David
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Contents clean. Spine pleasantly sunned, tips a bit frayed, gilt clear. Near Fine and scarce in this condition
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ticknor & Fields
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1864
Keywords
First Editions; Natural History; New England; 19th Century Literature
Bookseller catalogs
19th Century American Literature; Americana; Henry David Thoreau;

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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gilt
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