1886 Rare FIRST BRITISH EDITION - WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau.
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Author: Henry David Thoreau; Will H. Dircks (Introduction).
Language: Text in English
Publisher : London: Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row. 1886. First British (London) Edition.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages : xxviii, 336 + 4pp adverts.
Binding: Very good original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, title label worn but still readable - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, upper margin of 2 pages 37-40 cut low without affecting the text - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 500)
The book: Rare First British (London) edition of Walden in the original blue publisher's cloth -- Walden is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is a part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, a voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and (to some degree) manual for self-reliance.
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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