1881 Rare Book - CAPE COD by Henry David Thoreau. Association Copy of Maria Rebecca AUDUBON.
Author : Henry David Thoreau;
Title : CAPE COD
Language : Text in English
Publisher : Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 252 pages
Binding : Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean). Quite a nice copy, with the ex-libris of Maria Rebecca Audubon on the pastedown. Miss Audubon was the daughter of John Woodhouse Audubon, and the granddaughter of John James Audubon. Her ex-libris features an engraving of her illustrious grandfather's rendering of the Wild Turkey, and above it the words "America My Country". Later on, as stated on the ex-libris, Mis Audubon gave this book to the famous ortnithologist Fred J. Pierce.
Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 200)
The book : Rare association copy of Cape Cod by Thoreau. Based on several trips to the Cape and originally published as a series of articles, Henry David Thoreau's Cape Cod is a remarkable work that depicts the natural beauty of Cape Cod and the nature that surrounds it. Thoreau, a consummate lover of the outdoors and nature is right at home in the Cape and he details his excitement of the area with naturalist portraits of the indigenous species and animals. Any lover of nature or of Cape Cod in general will delight in this captivating depiction of the area in the early to mid 1800s..
The author : Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
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