1894 Rare Book Set - WALDEN or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau.
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Author: Henry David Thoreau.
Title: WALDEN in Two Volumes.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, (Cambridge, The Riverside Press), 1894. (Complete two volumes set).
Size: 6.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 514 pages.
Binding: Very good, near fine, original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
The book: Rare Riverside edition in two volumes of Walden in a very good original navy-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. This particular copy was the property of Milton Horn (September 1, 1906 – March 29, 1995) - a Russian American sculptor and artist known for work that, according to a 1957 citation of honor from the American Institute of Architects, demonstrated "the truth that architecture and sculpture are not two separate arts but, in the hands of sympathetic collaborators, one and the same".
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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