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Walden; or, Life in the Woods by  Henry David Thoreau - First edition, one of 2000 copies printed - 1854 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 320652)

Walden; or, Life in the Woods

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods

by Thoreau, Henry David

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Original brown vertical-ribbed cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, pa
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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition, one of 2000 copies printed. Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and an engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Without ads (no priority established among the catalogues). 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown vertical-ribbed cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. First edition, one of 2000 copies printed. Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and an engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Without ads (no priority established among the catalogues). 1 vols. 8vo. "Solid chunks of thought, in the midst of a solid chunk of nature, proving that the minimum of cash expenditure and of creature comfort may result in the maximum of acute observation and cerebration, - for almost a hundred years an inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity" (Grolier 100).

A superb unsophisticated copy of the American classic. Allen, pp. 8-10; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106; Grolier, American 63

Synopsis

Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is an American classic. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.

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Bookseller
James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
320652
Title
Walden; or, Life in the Woods
Author
Thoreau, Henry David
Format/binding
Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and an engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Witho
Book condition
Used - Original brown vertical-ribbed cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, pa
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, one of 2000 copies printed
Publisher
Ticknor and Fields
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1854
Keywords
American | Henry David Thoreau
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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