WALDEN: Thoreau Henry David WALDEN: Thoreau Henry David WALDEN: Thoreau Henry David


Thoreau Henry David

Published by Boston The Bibliophile Society 1909, 1909
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2 volumes. First edition of the complete work and one of only 461 copies on Holland paper. The first truly complete edition of the whole of the WALDEN text. A copy with pleasing provenance, having belonged to Dr. Roderick Terry, author, artist and highly accomplished collector. His fine library was sold by Anderson Galleries in the late 1930's. With the title-pages to Volumes I and II in multiple states, one engraved and one etched, one designed, and with thirteen other illustrations from photos, facsimiles, and etchings, printing on vellum and Holland papers. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original three-quarter white vellum over boards, lettered in gilt and colours on the spines, pages untrimmed, with all tissue guards as called for. xxxii, 208; 263 pp. A very handsome and very nice set of this important and scarce edition. The bindings are in a fine state of preservation with only very light evidence of mellowing at the spine panels, the tips and extremities are all in very nice condition. With the typical evidence of the foxing usual to Vol. I. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. This edition restores some 30,000 words of Thoreau's manuscript which were cut before the book's first publication in 1854. This copy is very fresh, internally with only light evidence of the usual foxing, and is largely unopened. The fact that the title-page is in two states provides a nice opportunity to compare side by side the results of etching and engraving. One of the greatest books 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 # 26290

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Publisher: Boston The Bibliophile Society 1909

Publication Date: 1909

Binding: Hardcover

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