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Manuscript leaf from Cape Cod by  Henry David Thoreau - 1849 - from Bromer Booksellers (SKU: 26999)

Manuscript leaf from Cape Cod

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Manuscript leaf from Cape Cod

by Thoreau, Henry David

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1849. Single sheet measuring 7 1/2 inches by 9 3/4 inches. In brown ink with pencil annotations and strikethroughs. This is a section of Thoreau's working notes from his visit to Cape Cod in 1849, and the text touches on a comparison of land transportation to the expediency of the sea as a means of getting places. At one point, Thoreau muses, "A sleigh is never seen at least it's a great novelty, on the Cape the snow being either absorbed by the sand or blown into drifts." After a paragraph about fences, the manuscript closes on a full sentence about Provincetown Harbor, "which as well as the greater part of the Bay, and an indefinite expanse of the ocean, we overlooked from our perch, is deservedly famous." The published text, which was released posthumously in 1865, varies from this manuscript version. The leaf is set into a paper window mount and accompanied by a small black & white photographic print showing a beach dune. Matted and attractively framed. Faint crease and slight separation along old horizontal crease with no loss. Fine.


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About Bromer Booksellers

Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books, as well as highspots of literature. Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, literary first editions, illustrated books from the fifteenth century to the present, children's books, and miniature books.


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