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Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854, 1854. A fine, unsophisticated copy of this American classic, which was "for almost a hundred [but now almost 160] years an inspiration to nature lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists - and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity -" (Grolier 100) First edition. 12mo (7-1/4 x 4-3/8 inches). Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and an engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Original brown vertical-ribbed cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Pale yellow coated endpapers, with 8-page publisher's advertisements dated May 1854 bound in between rear endpapers (no priority established among the catalogues). Housed in a beige linen sliding case, with chemise. Some very light spotting to endsheets, title-page with a few minor spots, otherwise an excellent, bright, copy, with a mid-19th century Welsh bookseller's ticket on the front pastedown. Allen, pp. 8-10; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106; Grolier, American 63. Bookseller Inventory # 259291

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WALDEN: Or Life In The Woods

Thoreau, Henry D.
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Book Description: Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1854. Hardcover. First edition. 8vo. One of 2000 copies with the earliest state of the ads (April, 1854). Contemporary ownership signature on the front free endpaper. A fine collector's copy of this highspot of American literature, showing the minutest of use. Housed in a custom-made chemise and slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 24034

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Walden, or Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Ticknor & Fields, 1854. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the earliest ads dated April, 1854. A beautiful copy with a hint of wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this scarce First Edition in collector's condition. We buy Thoreau First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5331022080

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

THOREAU, Henry D.
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854, 1854. Octavo. Original brown ribbed cloth, title gilt to spine, large decorative device within blind panels to the boards, pale yellow endpapers. In a custom blue quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Small "ex libris" sticker and cataloguing entry to front pastedown. Binding very lightly rubbed with a few worn spots to head and tail of spine, very light foxing to endpapers and title page. An exceptionally clean and fresh copy. Wood-engraved title-page vignette of Thoreau's hut, chart of Walden Pond, and 8-page publisher's catalogue dated April 1854. First edition. Following the failure of his first book A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden was not a runaway success. The edition of 2,000 took five years to sell through, but it was from the very first an immensely influential text, and remains so today: "For almost a hundred years an inspiration to nature lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity" (Grolier). "Most copies have publisher's advertisements inserted at the back with varying dates of no known bibliographical significance" (BAL), though April is the earliest. With the bookplate of American journalist and newspaper publisher James Strohn Copley (1916–1973) to the chemise. BAL 20106; Borst A2.1.a; Grolier American 100, 63. Bookseller Inventory # 61949

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WALDEN: OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS

THOREAU, HENRY DAVID
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Book Description: TICKNOR & FIELDS, BOSTON, 1854. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. 1st Edition. In original brown cloth with no restoration; with 1st state (April) ads. Some minor foxing. 1 of 2,000 copies. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10467

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WALDEN: Or, Life in the Woods.

THOREAU, Henry David.
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1854., 1854. First Edition, first impression, with the earliest ads, dated April, 1854. Only 2000 copies of the first impression were printed. Not only the most famous nature book by an American, but probably the most famous since Walton?s Compleat-Angler? (Bennett, Practical Guide Amer. Book Collecting p.114). ??a permanent part of world literature? (Barrett-Grolier, Twenty-Five Important Works of American Literature 14). BAL 20106. Harding, Centennial Check-list of?Walden, l. Allen 8. Borst A2.1a. Grolier American 63. Johnson, High Spots of American Literature pp.72-3. Myerson A2.1.a. Bookplate of American collector Willis Vickery. 8vo, 357 + 8pp ads, with inserted map of Walden Pond with the imprint and facing p.307. Original brown cloth, lemon yellow endpapers. Light foxing to title, ink signature on title, a very nice copy. Calf-backed cloth case with chemise. Bookseller Inventory # 4464

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WALDEN; Or, Life in the Woods.

Thoreau, Henry D[avid].
(Dickerson, MD, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Ticknor and Fields,, Boston:, 1854. First edition. By far his most famous and lasting work. One of the Grolier 100. This reflection on the simple life in a natural setting compresses Thoreau's experiences over the course of two-plus years in a cabin near Walden Pond into a single year and is considered to be a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, spiritual discovery, and a manual for self-reliance. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."--Thoreau. Brown cloth, yellow endpapers, and lithographed map of Walden Pond tipped in facing p.307, as called for. This copy with ads tipped in at front and back dated May 1854--presumably an early copy, as tipped-in ads range from April to October. Name stamped on front pastedown, covers show very subtle spotting, very minor professional repair at spine ends (just an eighth-inch) and corners (a scant sixteenth-inch). A nice copy of this classic collection of essays. Housed in blue-green cloth chemise and old red cloth slipcase with black leather spine labels on the red leather spine, which shows some rubbing to corners and spine bands. A nice copy of this classic collection of essays. Bookseller Inventory # 52678

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WALDEN, Or, Life In the Woods

Thoreau Henry David
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Book Description: Boston Ticknor and Fields 1854, 1854. First edition, first state of the text, earliest state of the ads. Illustrated with the map of Walden Pond printed on a separate leaf and inserted at p. 306 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt and ruled in blind on spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. Housed in a fold-over morocco backed case. 357, [8 ads (dated April 1854)]. A very nice, very handsome copy indeed, internally quite pleasing with a bit of the usual spotting typical to the paper of the period, the binding very expertly and unobtrusively refreshed at the spine panel. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A SEMINAL WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. WALDEN has taken its place as one of the most important pieces of American literature and a highlight of American thought. In attempting an experiment in simple living Thoreau became the embodiment of the American quest for the spiritual over the material; and his book, ostensibly a simple record of his experiment, has earned the reputation as a work of great philosophical import. Bookseller Inventory # 23940

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition. One of 2000 copies. Original publisher's blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved title-page vignette of Thoreau's hut, chart of Walden Pond, and 8-page publisher's catalogue dated June, 1854. The Bibliography of American Literature states that the ads are inserted "the varying dates of no known bibliographical significance," it is still preferable to have ads that are dated prior to publication (August 9, 1854). A few very minor stains to covers, spine ends lightly worn with minor chipping. Internally, very clean with a few scattered spots of foxing and a stain to the upper corner of the first several leaves, early pencil notation to front flyleaf noting, "Choice Copy, 1st ed." A completely unsophisticated and bright copy without any repair or restoration. Housed in a custom folding case. Bookseller Inventory # HDT003

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Walden; or, life in the woods.

THOREAU, Henry D.
(Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Ticknor & Fields,, Boston:, 1854. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 357, [7] pp., plus 8 pages publisher's advertisements dated May, 1854. Map of Walden Pond facing page 307. A couple of leaves in the back are misbound, but appear to have been done so at the time the book was originally bound. Original brown cloth stamped in blind with gilt lettering on spine, expertly rebacked; interior with minor spotting, but overall an excellent copy. First edition of an American classic, one of two thousand copies of the first printing. Originally written in a journal before they were made into a book, the entries date from 1839 and extend to within a few months of the publication. This was the second of two books published during the author's lifetime.Thoreau (1817-62), New England transcendentalist, natural philosopher and peaceful anarchist, opposed the oppressive forces of government and industrial life upon the individual. He acted variously upon his philosophy, gradually removing himself from economic production, then living apart from the community in his retreat at Walden Pond. Later he was to refuse to pay his poll tax as a protest against the Mexican war, being jailed for a single night before an aunt paid the tax. He further demonstrated his conviction in the supremacy of conscience over law by assisting in the escape of fugitive slaves. Bookseller Inventory # 10741

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Walden, or Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1854. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the earliest ads dated April, 1854. A wonderful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL brown cloth from the publisher with some professional restoration. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with an acetate dustjacket to protect the book. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11260932431

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854, 1854. Nice unsophisticated copy First edition. 12mo (7-1/4 x 4-3/8 inches). Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and a engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Original brown vertical ribbed cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers, with 8-page publisher's advertisements dated April 1854 bound in between rear endpapers (no priority established among the catalogues), some wear to spine extremities and corners, gilt on spine very slightly darkened, bookplate on front pastedown, a few small ink marks on Contents page, upper corner of text mildly dampstained throughout, some intermittent light soiling in text, small portion of lower corner of pp. 117-8 missing, overall, a very good copy, housed in green cloth clamshell case. Allen, pp. 8-10; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106; Grolier, American 63. Bookseller Inventory # 222962

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

Thoreau, Henry David.
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Book Description: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1854. First edition. Octavo, original brown cloth with eight pages of advertisements dated April inserted between rear endpapers. Title-page vignette of Thoreau's cottage and lithographed map of Walden Pond. In near fine condition, with only light wear to the spine. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Allen 8; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106. A very sharp copy of this work. "[Walden] still seems to me the best youth's companion yet written by an American, for it carries a solemn warning against the loss of one's valuables, it advances a good argument for traveling light and trying new adventures, it rings with the power of powerful adoration, it contains religious feeling without religious images, and it steadfastly refuses to record bad news" (E. B. White, Yale Review, 1954). Bookseller Inventory # 2878

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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1854. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. title vignette; Inserted Map (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition, first printing of one of the most influential works ever published. Original brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind (recased preserving original endpapers, with renewed spine tips; some occasional spotting and browning to text; contemporary ink signature of Edward J. Rawson on front endpaper). Only 2000 copies of the first edition of "Walden" were issued, and sales were so slow it was not reprinted until 1862 (as fewer than800 copies had been sold by August of 1855). This copy has the October, 1854 ads inserted at rear. This copy is bound in the chocolate brow cloth, with the "Ticknor & Co." spine imprint. Includes the inserted map following page 306. BAL 20106. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00509839

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854: First Edition, First Printing with catalog at rear dated October, 1854. Map at page 307 intact. In Good condition, with signs of use and age. Brown ribbed cloth is rubbed, mottled and edge worn, frayed and chipped at extremities with exposed tips. Spine lettering still legible, though lightly rubbed. Binding is fragile, with a few leaves beginning to separate. Historical museum stamps to paste downs with no other institutional indications. Vintage bookseller inkless emboss to front free end paper. Previous owner name on first three pages, with occasional pencil marking in margins, and text; could be erased with extreme care. Pages show age related wear. A complete, unrestored copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works. Bookseller Inventory # 131119775

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WALDEN; OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS

THOREAU, Henry David
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Book Description: Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1854. Hardcover. First Edition. Rebound around the turn of the twentieth century by Crombie & Lamothe in 3/4 brown morocco and marbled paper boards with five raised bands and gilt ruling and lettering, matching marbled paper used as pastedowns and endpapers. The original cloth covers and spine, in very nice condition with the gilt still bright, are bound at the rear, though the eight-page publisher's catalogue has not been bound in. With engraved title page and map. There is a marginal dampstain in the outer top and bottom corners throughout, except on the map, rarely just touching the text but mostly not affecting any text. Small, neat bookplate of Abram Joseph Abeloff on the front endpaper. Very minor rubbing to joints. Very Good or better in an attractive binding. Bookseller Inventory # 011384

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First Edition. First edition of this profoundly influential philosophical work on the experience of wilderness, the foundational document of ecocriticism. One of only 2,000 copies printed. Eight pages of ads dated June, 1854 bound at the rear mark this as an early copy (the official publication date was in August). A decent copy: rear joint repaired and lightly glazed at an early date, light wear to extremities, one signature sprung, text lightly foxed, bookplate. These minor faults notwithstanding, a very attractive example of one of the greatest -- and most subversive -- tracts in American literature. Bookseller Inventory # 12143

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WALDEN: Or, Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1854. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. A Very Good copy, which has benefited from professional restoration to the spine. Cloth added at spine ends and hinges repaired. Retains original buff end papers and ads, dated September 1854. BAL 20106 states that ads are without bibliographical significance. No work on internal pages, which are generally clean, but several pages have erased pencil markings. One of just 2,000 copies of the first edition, the importance of which cannot be overstated. "Not only the most famous nature book by an American, but probably the most famous since Walton's Compleat-Angler" (Bennett, Practical Guide Amer. Book Collecting p. 114). The author's own words explain his actions better than any others: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion." Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 519

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Walden, or a Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry D.
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Book Description: Ticknor and Fields, Boston MA, 1854. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 ". September 1854 ads. This book has been professionally restored. The spine has been rebacked with only about 1/2 inch or so of new brown cloth showing underneath. lacks rear free endpaper. a little light foxing to beginning and end pages. light dampstain to top edge of about 125 pages. lower corners a bit worn. really a very nice copy. photos upon request. small original booksellers label on inside front cover and small blind embossed booksellers imprint on first page. shipping will be extra for this book, please inquire. a very scarce book and a landmark in American literature. 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 68606

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WALDEN

Henry David Thoreau
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Book Description: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1897. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1897, two volume complete set with ultra rare original dust jackets, WALDEN, Or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau, with an introduction by Bradford Torrey, 1st edition, one of only two recorded sets with the dust jackets. Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. Gorgeous willow leaf pattern, after a design by Sarah Whitman, illustrated with many black and white photographs, 259 and 263 pages, entirely complete with all illustrations and fly pages. No plates or signatures, no foxing or stains, very clean and very tight. Even sunning to spines, near very fine volumes overall, dust jackets have small nips to spine edges else near fine. Nicely decorated jackets have the same blazing gilt willow leaves as on the cover boards. Cover boards are like new having been protected by jackets all these years, blazing gilt leaves. Both are now protected in Mylar. Investment quality, incredibly rare jackets. Please see the photos provided, ask any questions. Thank you for viewing, see our other fine books for sale. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10235904931

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Sartain's Union Magazine [first Appearances of A Voyage in a Balloon and Walden] 1852 Vols. X and XI in One

Verne, Jules and Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: John Sartain & Co., Philadelphia, 1852. Half Morocco and Marbled Paper. Book Condition: Good Plus. [from engravings] (illustrator). First Edition. 10" x 6.75". Philadelphia: John Sartain & Co., 1852. Verne translation by Anne T. Wilbur. All eight numbers from volumes X and XI of Sartain's Union Magazine [January through June 1857 comprising Vol X., with July and August of 1852 - after which Sartain's ceased publication - comprising Vol. XI]. Vol. X 516 pp., Vol XI 208 pp., bound as one volume. 10" x 6.75" , half black morocco with marbled paper boards. Personalized plate at center cover, apparently as produced, in the name of Jane A. Warner. Later of the Forbes Library, Northampton, MA., with that organization's bookplate at front pastedown and perforated stamp at title page, other Forbes indication at rear endpapers. Binding is quite scuffed, with corners and spine ends thoroughly affected; hinges starting. Sporadic light foxing throughout, lightly showing a bit at the Verne first appearance in some margins only, not affecting the Thoreau first appearances. Good plus for the volume, Very Good plus or better for the textblock as a whole and the subject entries in particular. In the dying months of Sartain's Union Magazine in 1852, it might have been of some benefit had that publisher been able to look to the future and understand the significance of what was contained in the the May, July and August numbers: The first appearance in English of Jules Verne ["A Voyage in a Balloon"], in May, and the first appearance of any portion of Henry David Thoreau's Walden [two essays, "The Iron Horse" in July and "A Poet Buying a Farm" in August]. Therein the last Sartain's hardbound volume contained seminal appearances of what would become two of the the most significant and most widely reprinted authors in history, in two vastly disparate genres. Sartain's had, with its last gasps, done with these three short and - at the time - inconspicuous pieces exactly what so many periodical publications of its type and era sought to do. This volume contains all eight months; it appears that some, perhaps most, other examples of the hardbound volume did not include the July and August numbers containing Thoreau's essays, although statistics on this point are unavailable to me. "A Voyage in a Balloon" - as "Un Voyage en Balloon" - was Verne's second tale, published originally in France a year earlier. Anne T. Wilbur translated the 7-page story for Sartain's - and even received, in the index, authorship credit, although the story itself is rightly credited. Later to become part of the Doctor Ox aggregations, it was - Taves & Michaluk, V012 - "apparently the first time Verne ever appeared in English." He would have been about twenty-four years old at the time. The two Thoreau essays - respectively three pages and one page in Sartain's dense double-column presentation - were the first taste ever of Walden, which was published in book form two years later, in 1854. Bearing as well the seemingly countless articles, stories, poems and charming engravings which were the stock-in-trade of such publications, this one, particular, dying volume of Sartain's Magazine may be, much more significantly, a peerless confluence of inchoate genius, from two who would thereafter take distinct paths to literary immortality. L5. Bookseller Inventory # 000266

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Walden, or Life in the Woods

THOREAU (Henry David)
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Book Description: Chapman & Hall Ltd, London, 1927. Eric Fitch Daglish (illustrator). First edition with these illustrations. Illustrated with 16 woodcuts by Eric Fitch Daglish. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full dark green morocco, the spine lettered in gilt on black leather labels with an owl centre tool at the foot, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Bookseller Inventory # 3433

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Walden

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1884. Hardback. Book Condition: Good+. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. 357pp, [3], original small pebble grain cloth, original paper label to spine, brown endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, paper label rubbed with small amount of loss to head, light foxing to edges of text block. Internally quite bright and clean, very slightly cracked between pages 240-241, pages to second half of the book largely unopened. The first UK edition of Thoreau's classic, published in April 1884. Allen, page 10. Bookseller Inventory # 000831

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Walden

Thoreau, Henry D.
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Book Description: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1865. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition, 5th Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First edition, either the 4th or 5th printing? Spine ends are frayed about 1/4 of an inch and the spine is faded. The covers are also faded but not as much as the spine. End papers have very light soil. Preliminary pages, title page, publishers ads and page edges have light foxing. The distractions are not from usuage but from just being on a bookshelf , neglected. Text is so clean the book appears to have never been read. Bookseller Inventory # 003318

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Walden or Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David
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Book Description: The Bibliophile Society, Boston, 1909. Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Herbert Gleason (illustrator). First Edition. Herbert Gleason. First Edition. [14 incl frontis & 2 tp], ix-xxxii, [2], 208; [8], 263, [1] pages. 2 volumes complete. Quarter vellum over brown paper boards. Corners vellum. Untrimmed and uncut. Some minor loss to the paper boards. Vellum darkened. Spine gilt still bright and readable. Shelfwear. Errata tipped in at page xi (Vol 1). Photographs by Herbert Gleason. Also illustrated by small engravings. Presents nicely on the shelf. Boards. One of 461 copies. One title page on vellum. Nicely produced. Bookseller Inventory # 23001

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Walden

Thoreau, Henry David; Will H. Dircks (Introductory Note)
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Book Description: Walter Scott, London, 1886. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. A nice copy of the first British edition, first printing w/appendix and four pages of ads at rear, part of the Camelot Classics series, edited by Ernest Rhys. Near Fine -/Very Good+. Text is tight and clean. A few small light faded spots to blue cloth boards, spine label is toned with two tiny chips to the label top edge (lettering still very readable), unavoidable light toning to front and rear endpapers/pastedowns, tiny chip/tear to front endpaper foredge. Previous owners' name, place (Bath, England), and date (April 11, 1961) to front endpaper, small label and bookseller stamp to front pastedown bottom corner. No remainder mark or spray. Not ex-lib. Not a Book Club Edition. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 5124-TS

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Walden. With an Introductory Note by Will H. Dircks

Thoreau, Henry David
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: London: Walter Scott, 1886, 1886. First English edition, Camelot Classics series. 8vo. 336 (+8 ads) pp. Blue cloth, paper spine label. Extremities bumped, chip to head of spine, minor soiling to boards. Very Good. BAL 20184. Bookseller Inventory # 55643

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Book Description: John Sartain & Co, Philadelphia, 1852. Disbound. Book Condition: Good. First English Edition. First English Edition. A non-contiguous assemblage of material from Sartain's Union Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book from 1851 and 1852. The volume, missing the front board, would benefit from being disassembled and rebound in it's component parts - half title pages are mis-matched, engravings are found in odd places, etc. We have not collated this volume and cannot guarantee completeness of the other articles, engravings, etc other than to note that the Verne and Thoreau articles noted in this description are present and complete, and that the issue title pages are also present, hence the pricing at well below "market values". There are numerous other interesting items in this assemblage including an early poem with color plate, Godey engravings, etc etc. Disbound. Contains 2 literary giants in original publications before they were well known - Jules Verne, and Henry David Thoreau. The Verne piece , "A Voyage in a Balloon" was translated from the French by Anne T. Wilbur. Taves and Michaluk (V012, p 143) note that "This was apparently the first time Verne ever appeared in English . The assemblage also contains "The Iron Horse" by Thoreau, and "A Poet Buying a Farm" also by Thoreau, notable for being early contributions to his famous novel "Walden". Bookseller Inventory # 21741

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WALDEN

THOREAU, Henry David
(Malvern, WOR, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: Walter Scott, London, 1886. Hb without Dj. Book Condition: Good+. First English Edition. 13cm - 18cm with (xxviii) 336pp. Published in the Camelot Classics series edited by Ernest Rhys. Introductory note by Will H Dircks. Decorative head and tail pieces to chapters. Dark blue cloth with light wear to extremities, and title plate browned. Pages untrimmed. First 2 pages are torn but they remain attached and with text complete. O/w interior clean and binding sound. No inscription. All profits to Amnesty International. Bookseller Inventory # 007261

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Walden: or Life in the Woods

Thoreau, Henry David; Adams, Raymond (intro); Ruzicka, Rudolph (illus)
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition thus. Bottom corners lightly bumped, spine sun toned, small (approx. 3mm) water spot at spine, else tight, bright and unmarred. Slipcase shows very minor shelf wear, toned at top, toning at open edges and leading edge of cloth lining. Quarterbound, yellow cloth spine, blue and pale blue patterned boards. 8vo. xviii, 355pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Limited to 1000 copies. Designed and illustrated by Rudolph Ruzicka. With an Introduction by Raymond Adams. A very handsome volume. Very Good+ in Very Good+ Slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1218

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