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The writings of Henry David Thoreau. by  Henry David Thoreau - Hardcover - The Manuscript Edition - 1906 - from Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio and

The writings of Henry David Thoreau.

by Thoreau, Henry David

Condition: Fine/The Houghton Mifflin company published the Manuscript Edition of Thoreau's writings in "standard" brown cloth, but

Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co. [at the Riverside Press], 1906. The Manuscript Edition. Fine/The Houghton Mifflin company published the Manuscript Edition of Thoreau's writings in "standard" brown cloth, but a few deluxe sets were bound in 3/4 levant as offered here. The leather-bound sets come with 40 full-page illustrations that are not present in the standard issue, including a color frontispiece and a "carbon photograph" of a flower in each volume. The manuscript leaf included in this set is from "Cape Cod" (1865), published just after Thoreau's death. It is a passage that interrupts a discourse to muse momentarily on the Cape's prehistory independent of civilization. "It was even then Cape and Bay, --ay, the Cape of Codfish and the Bay of Massachusetts, perchance." This particular passage (which differs somewhat from the published version) is sculpted with penciled corrections.. 23 cm; 20 volumes. 3 portraits, 141 illustrations, most of them photogravure plates by Herbert W. Gleason of scenes described by Thoreau, including two frontispieces in each volume. 20 of the photogravures are hand-colored. Manuscript leaf in Thoreau's hand with several pencil corrections (apparently by the author) bound into volume 1. Printed tissue guards. Red publisher's logo on each title page. Printed on white wove paper watermarked 'Thoreau' within a holly wreath. Bound in 3/4 green levant morocco extra over marbled paper, ruled in gilt, spines with raised bands in six panels decorated and titled in gilt; top edge gilt. Green silk ribbon. Limited to 600 copies, this is set #410, numbered in each volume, signed "Houghton Mifflin Co." on the limitation page. Reference: Borst, B3. Pristine condition.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5900
  • Title: The writings of Henry David Thoreau.
  • Author: Thoreau, Henry David
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: The Houghton Mifflin company published the Manuscript Edition of Thoreau's writings in "standard" brown cloth, but
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: The Manuscript Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Co. [at the Riverside Press]
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1906
  • Keywords: American transcendentalism Cape Cod Provincetown Sets and bindings Emerson
  • Bookseller catalogs: What Happened in North America;


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