A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Thoreau, Henry D.

Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1862
From Clarel Rare Books (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

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FIRST EDITION, ONLY PRINTING, SECOND ISSUE. Publisher's original green cloth. 1000 copies were printed by James Munroe and Company in 1849, but the book didn't sell well and the bulk of the edition, 256 bound copies and another 450 in sheets were returned to Thoreau in October of 1853. Thoreau famously recorded in his journal, "I now have a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself." The books spent the next nine years in Thoreau's attic bedroom, with Thoreau occasionally selling copies or giving them away to friends. After his death in 1862, Ticknor and Fields bought the remaining bound copies and the 450 sets of sheets [which were bound with cancelled title pages making up this Second Issue]. Apart from a few small nicks to the head of the spine, this is a bright copy, Very Good to Near Fine, and quite uncommon thus. BAL 20104. Bookseller Inventory # 000238

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Title: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields, Boston

Publication Date: 1862

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