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).
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London: Walter Scott, Ltd., no date (circa 1886 - Introductory Note dated March 1886).
Size : 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: xxviii-336 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good original decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
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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