1886 Scarce Victorian Book - WALDEN or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau.
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Author: Henry David Thoreau; Will H. Dircks (Introduction).
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London: Walter Scott, Ltd. 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, no date (circa 1886).
Size : 7 " X 5 ".
Pages : xxviii-336 pages + 20 pages of catalogue.
Binding: Scarce, attractive and very good gilt decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, gilt is very bight - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, all edges gilt, some toning of title page - as shown).
The book: Scarce in this beautiful binding variant, this is an early 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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