Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.
First edition, one of 2000 copies printed. Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and an engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Without ads. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown vertical-ribbed cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers Allen, pp. 8-10; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106; Grolier, American 63. Item #320652
“Solid chunks of thought, in the midst of a solid chunk of nature, proving that the minimum of cash expenditure and of creature comfort may result in the maximum of acute observation and cerebration, — for almost a hundred years an inspiration to nature-lovers, to philosophers, to sociologists, to those of a Calvin Coolidge turn, and to persons who love to read the English language written with clarity” (Grolier 100).
A superb unsophisticated copy of the American classic.
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