1899 First Copeland Illustrated Edition - WALDEN or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau.
Author: Henry David Thoreau. Charles Copeland, illustrator.
Title: WALDEN or Life in The Woods. With an Introduction by Charles G. D. Roberts.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: New York, T.Y. Crowell & Company, no date (circa 1899). First Copeland Illustrated Edition.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xvi-350 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, name of a previous 1901 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustration: Complete with the color frontispiece, the illustrated title page and the nice 3 full-page color illustrations by Charles Copeland.
The book: Scarce First Copeland Illustrated Edition of Walden in a beautiful binding. The book is a reflection on Thoreau's two-year experience of living in a cabin he built himself in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau describes his solitary and simple life in nature, meditating on the virtues of self-reliance, individualism, and non-conformity. He also criticizes the materialistic and conformist society of his time and advocates for a simpler, more meaningful way of living. "Walden" is considered a classic of American literature and a foundational text of the environmental and transcendentalist movements.
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.
The illustrator: Charles George Copeland (1858–1945) was an American book illustrator active from about 1887 until about 1940. He was a member of the Boston Watercolor Society, and the Boston Art Club. His illustrations were used in a variety of books.
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