1902 Scarce Edition - WALDEN or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau with 28 Illustrations.
Author: Henry David Thoreau. (Bradford Torrey, introduction).
Title: WALDEN or, Life in the Woods. Illustrated with Photogravures.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, (Cambridge, The Riverside Press),1902. First thus in this beautiful binding variant with the photogravures.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xliii-522 pages.
Binding: Attractive, scarce, and very good, near fine original illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, gift note of a previous 1909 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece portrait and the 28 full-page inspiring illustrations and photogravures.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy in this binding variant available worldwide).
The book: Scarce 1902 Houghton, Mifflin and Company complete edition in one volume of Walden with the photogravures in a scarce illustrated binding variant -- 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.
In 1897 the publisher issued a Holiday Edition of Walden in two volumes, illustrated with photogravures. The present Edition is a reissue of that of 1897, with only such changes as were necessary to bring the whole work into a single convenient volume. A rare find in any condition!
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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