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Video review of illustrated edition of Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau & Scot Miller


Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau is one of the great travel books. Published in 1865, Thoreau describes the natural environment and people of ‘the bare and bended arm of Massachusetts’ during three short visits to Cape Cod spread over six years. A first edition will cost over $1200 but a great alternative is the illustrated edition of Cape Cod featuring photography by Scot Miller. Published in 2008, this book combines Thoreau’s original text with Miller’s beautiful photos. The images are often startlingly blue and reinforces Thoreau’s opinion that Cape Cod is all about the ocean.

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