The Manuscript Edition. This set number 255 of 600 numbered and signed by the publisher. With a leaf from an original draft manuscript entirely in Thoreau’s autograph, bound into the first volume.
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20 volumes, octavo (220 147 mm). Recent dark green morocco, raised bands, titles and tools to compartments gilt, floral frames to boards gilt, top edges gilt, other untrimmed, marbled endpapers. With a fold out map of Concord, reproductions of Thoreau’s journal illustrations, and over 100 tissue-guarded photogravures, some of which are hand-coloured. Mild toning to margins of text blocks, otherwise a fine set.