1944 Rare in a Beautiful Bayntun Binding - WALDEN or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau. First edition illustrated by ALDREN A. WATSON.
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Author: Henry David Thoreau. Aldren Watson, illustrator.
Title: WALDEN or, Life in the Woods. Illustrations by Aldren Watson.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Mount Vernon, N.Y., Peter Pauper Press, no date (1944). First edition illustrated by ALDREN A. WATSON.
Size: 10 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: 318 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine red half morocco leather binding, finely bound by Bayntun binder, Bath (hinges fine) under a removable protective mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A rare find in such a nice binding!
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the title vignettes and the full-page inspiring illustrations by ALDREN A. WATSON.
The book: Attractive First edition illustrated by ALDREN A. WATSON in a nice morocco binding by Bayntun of Walden, 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.
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: Aldren A. Watson (1917–2013) was an American author, illustrator, and book designer. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a family of artists and writers. Watson was best known for his detailed and accurate illustrations and his informative, engaging books on traditional handcrafts and country living.
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