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Walden, or Life in the Woods: Thoreau, Henry David

Thoreau, Henry David

Published by Ticknor & Fields (1854)

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About this Item: Ticknor & Fields, 1854. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-5331022080

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THOREAU, Henry David.

Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1854)

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About this Item: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1854. FIRST EDITION. 1 blank leaf + TP + 3-357 + 3 blank leaves + [1]-8 = advertisements, small Octavo. First Edition (BAL 20106; Borst A2.1.a).Illustrated with title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and the plan of Walden Pond facing page 307. The final advertisements are dated "May 1854". Other copies are known to have ads dated April, June, September and October of 1854 but there is "no known bibliographical significance" (BAL, Vol. 8, p. 254) based on the fact that the book was printed in an edition of 2,000 copies on July 12, 1854 and published on August 9th of that same year (although ads dated before the publication date should count for something).For the next 36 years, Ticknor and Fields and their successors used these same plates to print the next 27 printings of the book. The only change came in the various imprints and in the dropping of the subtitle "Or, Life in the Woods" at Thoreau's request for the second printing in 1862.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.From the private library of the prominent New York banker, Henry William Poor (1844-1915) who was, according to his online biographical listing "a man of refined and scholarly tastes and prominent in the social life of the city. He is an ardent student and a great lover of books and has, by careful and gradual accumulation, collected one of the finest private libraries in the city of New York." His bookplate (here on the inside front cover), has a the family crest and Latin motto reading: Pauper non in spe (Not poor in hope). Original brown cloth with embossed covers and bright gilt lettering on the spine. Corners lightly bumped. Minor wear to exterior except for a small (¼" x 1`") dark stain on lower edge of front cover. Small bookplate on side front cover ("Henry William Poor") and a pencil date on front free endpaper ("August 13, 1854") - just four days after the books original publication date. With very occasional pencil underlining and marginalia. Two unattributed poems ("Walden Woods" and "Walden Water") pasted down to inside rear cover. Overall, a lovely copy of this American Masterpiece. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Seller Inventory # 892

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THOREAU, HENRY DAVID

Published by TICKNOR & FIELDS, BOSTON (1854)

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About this Item: TICKNOR & FIELDS, BOSTON, 1854. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: None. 1st Edition. In original brown cloth with no restoration; with 1st state (April) ads. Some minor foxing. 1 of 2,000 copies. None. Seller Inventory # 10467

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods.: THOREAU, Henry D.

THOREAU, Henry D.

Published by Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854 (1854)

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About this Item: 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. Housed in a brown flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contemporary pencilled ownership inscription of Ann Lyon, Wales, Massachusetts, to front free endpaper. Spine a little faded and rubbed, just worn at extremities, slight loss of gilt to spine letters, the occasional spot, firm and clean, a very good copy. Wood-engraved title-page vignette of Thoreau's hut, chart of Walden Pond, and 8-page publisher's catalogue dated September 1854 bound between the rear endpapers. 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). BAL 20106; Borst A2.1.a; Grolier American 100, 63. Seller Inventory # 125743

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Thoreau, Henry D.

Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1854)

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About this Item: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1854. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. No Jacket. First Edition. Very nice first edition in original brown cloth covers with embossed decorations on front and back. Spine has gilt lettering and slight wear on ends. Illustration of Thoreau's cabin on title page and map/plan of Walden Pond at Page 307. Has 1 blank leaf in front and 3 blank leaves at back. 8 pages of advertisements at end dated June 1854. Previous owner's name in ink on endpage along with collection sticker. Some foxing. Page 69 missing 2 inch piece at edge with no loss to text. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 042683

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WALDEN, Or, Life In the Woods: Thoreau Henry David

Thoreau Henry David

Published by Boston Ticknor and Fields 1854 (1854)

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About this Item: Boston Ticknor and Fields 1854, 1854. First edition, first state of the text, September ads (the various ads are of "no known bibliographical significance" -BAL, 20106). Illustrated with the map of Walden Pond printed on a separate leaf and inserted at p. 307 and with title vignette of the cabin in the woods. 8vo, publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt and ruled in blind on spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. 357, [8 ads} pp. A handsome copy of this important work, internally very pleasing and very fresh and essentially free of the browning which so often effects this title, the binding with gentle and expert restoration at the head and tail of the spine and with a little touching up of the tips but with brighter gilt then is typically seen and with sturdy, solid hinges. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF A SEMINAL WORK IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. WALDEN IS AN ICONIC BOOK and it has taken its place as 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. "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." Walden is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Simple living and self-sufficiency were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by transcendentalist philosophy, a central theme of the American Romantic Period. As Thoreau made clear in his book, his cabin was not in the wilderness, but at the edge of town, only about two miles from his family home. Seller Inventory # 28704

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Walden; Or, Life In The Woods: Henry D. Thoreau

Henry D. Thoreau

Published by Ticknor And Fields,, Boston: (1854)

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About this Item: Ticknor And Fields,, Boston:, 1854. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing.. First Printing Very good+ in its original vertically ribbed, brown cloth with blind embossing on both boards and blind embossed bands on the spine which is also decorated with gilt lettering. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with several closed tears to the head and heel of the spine which have been professionally repaired on the reverse side of the headcap. There are two, small black ink marks on the upper corner of the front board and there is an early prior owner's name, date of "Sept. 21st 1855" and location of Worcester (Massachusetts) on the first free end page. Pages 263 through 350 have a light dampness stain in the upper margins none of which impact on the printing. The cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The joints and hinges are tight and strong and there are no pages loose or ragged. Vary pale yellow end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by eight pages of publisher's ads dated May, 1854 sewn between the rear end sheet. The book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slip case of a color in harmony with the cloth covers of the book. Illustrated with an engraving on the title page and Thoreau's map of Walden Pond facing page 307. This classic of American literature only saw 2,000 first edition copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.a). Seller Inventory # TB29350

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods: Thoreau, Henry David

Thoreau, Henry David

Published by Ticknor and Fields (1854)

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About this Item: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Somewhat recent full leather binding with gilt tooling and raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end sheets. Bound without ads and lacking inserted map at page 307. Leather binding lightly rubbed and lightly scuffed. Contents Very Good, pages toned and with light, sporadic foxing, several nicks and creases, light damp staining to bottom edge of prelims and terminals. A solid copy of one of the most important Transcendentalist works. Seller Inventory # 171013001

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Thoreau, Henry David:

Published by Boston, Ticknor and Fields, (1854)

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About this Item: Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1854. 357 pages and 8 pages of advertisements dated April 1954; 1 plan; 1st Ed. All four corners are rubbed and frayed, particularly the lower two. Small chip to front edge of rear corner. The lable to the spine is gilt, but cracked and partly missing affecting the words ‘Walden‘ and ‘Life‘. The covers themselves are dulled and somewhat rubbed. The title page has a damp stain which continues decreasingly through the first 30 pages. The hinges to the content page are weakened and loosened at the top though the page is still intact. A previous owner has pasted a newspaper cutting to the top of the first page proper ‘Economy‘, dealing with living in the ascetic conditions prevailing around Thoreau‘s house in the woods. The stitching between the advertisement pages is visible. Inside the front cover is a book plate, ex libris, of Anne Bradstreet Stedman depicting lake and mountain surrounded by a border of flowers, books, an owl, a squirrel and an anchor. - Additional pictures (jpg files) available on request. Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für den Versand als Büchersendung (bis 1 kg). Wiegen Buch und Verpackung mehr, können die Versandkosten innerhalb von Deutschland 4,50 Euro (Päckchen bis 2 kg) oder 6,90 Euro (Paket über 2 kg) betragen, in einem solchen Fall werden Sie informiert. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 440 8°, original brown cloth covers, pale yellow endpapers. Seller Inventory # 19720

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WALDEN: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York (1897)

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About this Item: Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York, 1897. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1897, 2 volume complete set, WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau with the ultra rare original designed dust wrappers by Sarah Whitman, published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York, introduction by Bradford Torrey, first edition thus. Willow Leaf design by Whitman still bright on books, sun fading to jackets. 259 and 263 pp. Many photo gravure illustrations. Very clean, tight, sharp corners, hinges are not cracked, solid, sun fading to spines else near fine to fine overall, both volumes are entirely complete, no names or bookplates, exactly as shown. Volume two has old fading inside front cover from newspaper article left there for decades. A rare opportunity to acquire ultra rare, original jackets in very good condition, professionally restored at edging, as shown. Please refer to the photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly. Thank you for viewing, see our other fine books for sale. Free USPS Priority, insured shipping. Seller Inventory # ABE-15800156523

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Walden or Life in the Woods: Thoreau, Henry David

Thoreau, Henry David

Published by Ticknor and Fields Boston 1854 (1854)

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About this Item: Ticknor and Fields Boston 1854, 1854. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First editon. 8vo, [1] 357 [1] pages, woodcut on title, lithographed map at page 307; without advertisements but with original covers and spine cloth bound-in. Light water staining to outside corners of pages but not effecting text. Otherwise quite clean and without foxing. Handsomely bound in three-quarter morocco, with six spine sections, gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Very good condition, a very handsome copy. Seller Inventory # 8320

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Verne, Jules and Thoreau, Henry David

Published by John Sartain & Co., Philadelphia (1852)

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About this Item: John Sartain & Co., Philadelphia, 1852. Half Morocco and Marbled Paper. Condition: Good Plus. [from engravings] (illustrator). First Edition. 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. Seller Inventory # 000266

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Thoreau, Henry D.

Published by Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. First edition, second printing (Borst, A2.1.b). Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, ruled and decorated in blind, chocolate endpapers, 357 pp., the engraved map of Walden Pond facing p.307, 16 pp. of ads dated May, 1862, inserted at the back. Without the sub-title "or, Life in the Woods". From Walter Harding’s Checklist of the Editions of .Walden, 1954: "In an unpublished letter .to Messrs. Ticknor & Fields of March 4, 1862, just two months before his death, Thoreau wrote requesting that the sub-title be dropped on all future editions (i.e., impressions) . .A second impression of 280 copies was made in March and April of 1862 and released a few weeks after Thoreau’s death on May 6, 1862. Strangely enough, (1954)

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About this Item: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. First edition, second printing (Borst, A2.1.b). Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, ruled and decorated in blind, chocolate endpapers, 357 pp., the engraved map of Walden Pond facing p.307, 16 pp. of ads dated May, 1862, inserted at the back. Without the sub-title "or, Life in the Woods". From Walter Harding’s Checklist of the Editions of .Walden, 1954: "In an unpublished letter .to Messrs. Ticknor & Fields of March 4, 1862, just two months before his death, Thoreau wrote requesting that the sub-title be dropped on all future editions (i.e., impressions) . .A second impression of 280 copies was made in March and April of 1862 and released a few weeks after Thoreau’s death on May 6, 1862. Strangely enough, 1954. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. First edition, second printing (Borst, A2.1.b). Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, ruled and decorated in blind, chocolate endpapers, 357 pp., the engraved map of Walden Pond facing p.307, 16 pp. of ads dated May, 1862, inserted at the back. Without the sub-title "or, Life in the Woods". From Walter Harding’s Checklist of the Editions of .Walden, 1954: "In an unpublished letter .to Messrs. Ticknor & Fields of March 4, 1862, just two months before his death, Thoreau wrote requesting that the sub-title be dropped on all future editions (i.e., impressions) . .A second impression of 280 copies was made in March and April of 1862 and released a few weeks after Thoreau’s death on May 6, 1862. Strangely enough, the existence of this second and of the third impressions was not known to collectors until it was pointed out by Prof. Raymond Adams in an article in American Literature, II, (May, 1930) .The binding of this impression is unchanged (from the first printing), but the endpapers are chocolate brown (instead of white)." Adams did not own a copy of this second printing when he issued his two volume The Thoreau Library of Raymond Adams, A Catalogue,1936 and Supplement, 1937. For more information on the first three printings see Tryon and Charvat, The Cost Books of Ticknor and Fields , 1949. An original miniature watercolor, 4 x 3 ¼ inches, pasted to the front pastedown - the pond and the cabin from the southwest, with three people in a rowboat on the pond; contemporary (about 1871) newspaper clippings pasted to the free endpapers andthe flyleaves, penciled ownership signature dated Phila., 1869 on the title. Spine ends a little rough, holes in cloth of the front joint, a total of about 2 ¼ inches, but the hinges and endpapers are perfect and the volume is sound. If not for the holes in the cloth, a Very Good copy. Seller Inventory # fcc79403f50270b04ec3a37381098bf6

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THOREAU, Henry D. (TORREY, Bradford). (GLEASON, Herbert W.).

Published by Houghton Mifflin And Company/ The University Press Cambridge,, Boston and New York: (1906)

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About this Item: Houghton Mifflin And Company/ The University Press Cambridge,, Boston and New York:, 1906. First edition (Walden Edition).. THOREAU, Henry D. THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU. (Walden Edition) [in twenty volumes]. (Edited by Bradford Torrey, with illustrations of Herbert W. Gleason). Twenty small octavo volumes [uniformly bound (as issued) in 20 volumes (20 cm)], green cloth stamped in gold, gilt top edge, [each volume paginated individually], illustrated including frontispiece (portraits: vol.1, 6, 7), photographic illustrations, plates, maps (1 fold.); "Printed from the same plates as the Manuscript edition." Edited by Bradford Torrey, with illustrations of Herbert W. Gleason. Contents consist of following individual volumes: 1. A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers --2. Walden --3. The Maine woods --4. Cape Cod, and miscellanies --5. Excursions, and poems --6. Familiar letters / edited by F. B. Sanborn --7 - 20 [in 14 volumes]. Journal / edited by Bradford Torrey, 1837-1846, 1850 - Nov. 3, 1861. A fine set (in twenty uniform volumes); a few volumes have slight rubbing, else the volumes are uniformly bright, printed text and illustrations are fresh and clean. Seller Inventory # 82043

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THOREAU, HENRY DAVID

Published by Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862 (1862)

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About this Item: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862, 1862. First edition, second printing. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Vignette title and map. 16 pages of publisher's advertisements dated August 1862. Thoreau's famous work, here in its second printing published about six weeks before his death on May 6, 1862. Thoreau requested the words "or, Life in the Woods" be eliminated from the title of this printing, which used the stereotype plates of the first printing with the revised title-page. Borst notes that 280 copies were printed March 21, 1862. Ink signature on the front free endpaper of Charlotte Newell Bast [?] dated Boston, October 23, 1862. ? During his lifetime, Thoreau published only two full-length books: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers in 1849 and Walden in 1854 and again this printing. The binding is similar to the binding on the first printing. A little wear to the head and foot of the spine and edges; two faint white marks on the spine; very good copy. Uncommon. Borst A2.1.b; cf. BAL 20106 for the first printing. Seller Inventory # 27702

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Walden or Life in the Woods: Thoreau, Henry David

Thoreau, Henry David

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1936)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1936. Paper Covered Boards. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Edward Steichen (illustrator). SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER Edward Steichen, #1459 of 1500 copies printed. Illustrated with Photographs Taken at Various Seasons at Walden Pond by Edward Steichen, and with an Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Near Fine, 1/8" tear to linen at head of spine, no glassine jacket but with the SCARCE publisher's newsletter and card laid in, in a Near Fine slipcase, 2" tear at top corner and faint stain to paper label at spine. The book is designed by Daniel Berkeley Updike and printed by him at the Merrymount Press in Boston. 320 pp, page size 7" by 9 3/4". Sixteen photographs by Steichen, all reproduced by the collotype process by hand. The binding is in decorative green handmade paper covered boards with the back covered with black linen stamped in gold. SCARCE in lovely condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Limited and Numbered, Signed 1st Edition. SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER. Limited Edition. Seller Inventory # 006181

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Walden: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1866)

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About this Item: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1866. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau. First edition, early printing. The first printing was published in 1854 by the same publisher. Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1866. Measures 4.5" x 7.25", 357 pages. The book is in good condition. Stains to the covers with gently bumped corners. Scuffing and light cloth loss to the edges of the spine. The gilt titling is bright and clear. The paper at the hinges is lifting. Previous owner's signature in ink on the front paste-down. The front endpaper is loose. Small stain to the top edge of the margins. The binding is cracked at page 166. The textblock is lightly toned, with some scattered foxing. A scarce copy of this early edition. Originally published in 1854, "Walden" went out of print in four years and was not reprinted until after Thoreau's death in 1862. Inspired by the transcendentalism movement, Thoreau immersed himself for two years, two months and two days in the woodlands owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau and the transcendentalists believed that man was inherently good, but that they were corrupted by society - especially politics and organized religion. Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(I3-11). Seller Inventory # 002871

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THOREAU (Henry David)

Published by Chapman & Hall Ltd, London (1927)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 3433

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Henry David Thoreau

Published by Perfection Learning (1989)

ISBN 10: 0895989689 ISBN 13: 9780895989680

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About this Item: Perfection Learning, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0895989689

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WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS.; Introduction: STEICHEN]. Thoreau, Henry

STEICHEN]. Thoreau, Henry David

Published by Printed at the Merrymount Press for the Members of The Limited Editions Club, Boston (1936)

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About this Item: Printed at the Merrymount Press for the Members of The Limited Editions Club, Boston, 1936. Hardcover. Steichen, Edward (illustrator). First edition thus. 4to., xiii, 290 pp., collotype plates. Cloth-backed pastepaper over boards, titled in gilt on spine. Slight wear to spine ends and tips, else a very good copy. Lacking the card slipcase. One of 1500 copies, SIGNED by the photographer. The photographs were made at Walden Pond at various times of the year expressly for this edition. Seller Inventory # 51389

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Thoreau, Henry David; Will H. Dircks (Introductory Note)

Published by Walter Scott, London (1886)

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About this Item: Walter Scott, London, 1886. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 5124-TS

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THOREAU, Henry David

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1927)

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1927. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Eric Fitch Daglish (illustrator). Reprint. Bound in 1/4 vellum over blue boards, stamped in gold. Top Edge gilt. Pages uncut. Printed on English hand made paper with the plates on Japanese Vellum. This is # 26 of 100 copies, signed by the artist on a limitation page. A bit of dustiness to bottom edge and a bit of toning to endsheets, but overall, a tight, clean copy. 289 pp. 17 woodcuts by Daglish. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by the Artist. Limited Edition. Seller Inventory # 5001290

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THOREAU (Henry David)

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About this Item: Paris, Nouvelle Revue française, (10 janvier) 1922. 1 vol. (170 x 220 mm) de 271 et [1], 1 f. Broché. Edition originale de la traduction française.Un des 108 exemplaires sur vergé pur fil Lafuma-Navarre (n° XIV imprimé pour M. Henry Thomas). Seller Inventory # 16105

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THOREAU (Henry David)

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About this Item: Paris, Nouvelle Revue française, (10 janvier) 1922. 1 vol. (170 x 220 mm) de 271 et [1], 1 f. Broché. Edition originale de la traduction française.Un des 108 exemplaires premiers exemplaires réimposés in-4 sur vergé pur fiil Lafuma Navarre (n° XCVII). Il est nominatif pour "M. Azaria", mais est ensuite devenu celui de Jean Carrive, qui y a apposé sa signature autographe et un paraphe en fin. Seller Inventory # 19818

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Thoreau, Henry David

Published by Walter Scott, London (1886)

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About this Item: Walter Scott, London, 1886. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. First UK. Very scarce sopy of the first UK edition of Walden; blue cloth covered boards; paper spine label present (Camelot Classics, Walden, By, H. D. Thoreau, 1886) with some light browning and edge chips; binding slightly cocked; book clean and tight; light wear to top and bottom of spine; bookplate on the front pastedown of Walter Coote who I believe to be the late 19th c. naturalist; no other signatures or marks; foxing to endpapers although text is clean; rear hinge starting but book is solid; scarce 19th c. first of a classic Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 000329

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Verne, Jules; Thoreau, Henry David

Published by John Sartain & Co, Philadelphia (1852)

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About this Item: John Sartain & Co, Philadelphia, 1852. Disbound. 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" and "A Poet Buying a Farm" both by Thoreau. These articles are notable for being early contributions to Thoreau's famous work "Walden, Or Life in the Woods" published in 1854, which detailed his personal experiences and reflections near Walden Pond in Concord Massachusetts. Seller Inventory # 21741

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Walden: Thoreau, Henry David

Thoreau, Henry David

Published by Walter Scott, London (1886)

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About this Item: Walter Scott, London, 1886. First edition thus. 16mo. [xxviii], 336, [4] pp. Cloth, label, very good. (14435). Camelot Classics. Introductory note by Will H. Dircks. Seller Inventory # 1073

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THOREAU, Henry Davd

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1936)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1936. Quarto. Condition: Very Good. Edward Steichen photographs (illustrator). First edition thus. Quarto, 290 pages, cloth, clothbacked boards (rubbed), no glassine dj, worn publ's slipcase, inked name of . Laird on free endpaper, short tear at head of spine, waxy stain at heel of slipcase, Copy no. 507 of 1500 copies signed by Steichen, whose photos of Walden Pond beautify the book. {Borst A2.26]. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Printed at the Merrymount Press. Seller Inventory # DEMO016670I

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Thoreau, Henry David

Published by Walter Scott, London (1886)

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About this Item: Walter Scott, London, 1886. Original Blue Cloth. Condition: Near Very Good. First English Edition. Printed paper label slightly worn. The first English edition printed in England. Size: 16mo. Seller Inventory # 007479

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Thoreau, Henry

Published by Limited Editions Club (1936)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. Boxed. Signed by Edward Steichen. Seller Inventory # Thoreau-oversize0002409

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