1886 Rare Victorian Book - WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau with an introductory note by Will H Dircks


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Author : Henry David Thoreau; Will H. Dircks (Introduction)
Title : WALDEN.
Language : Text in English
Publisher : London: Walter Scott, no date (circa 1886 - Introductory Note dated March 1886).
Size : 7.5 " X 5 " 
Pages  xxviii-336 pages  
Binding : Very good full cloth binding (hinges fine) under a removable protective mylar cover . 
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
Illustrations : Including a nice frontis photographs of Walden Pond.

The book : Rare 19th century edition of Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, 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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