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THOREAU, Henry David.

Rare books by Henry David Thoreau, including first editions and finely bound copies of Walden and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and handsome sets of his collected works. Regularly stocked editions of Thoreau's works include the Writings.

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  1. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
    First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself." The... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 52313

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  2. The Maine Woods.
    First edition. One of 1650 copies published on May 28, 1864 with the list of Thoreau's books priced and no edition statement on the copyright page. The cloth is a variant not listed in BAL. In August of 1846 Thoreau briefly left Walden Pond to travel to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The record of this trip, entitled "Ktaadn",... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 79531

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  3. Letters to Various Persons.
    First edition in the binding variant A, described in BAL as presumably the earliest of a number of styles, and cloth type Z. This volume compiles a large number of letters written by Thoreau to correspondents such as his wife, his sister, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with nine poems. An exceptional copy, Thoreau's books... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 79534

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  4. 79532
    First edition in binding variant A with Thoreau named as the author of Walden on the spine, and cloth type Z, one of several binding styles used on the first edition without precedence. Cape Cod, a collection of ten essays on the scenery and people of the region, was based on three trips that Thoreau made between 1849 and... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 79532

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  5. The Writings.

    The Writings.

    Boston and New York: 1906

    The Manuscript Edition. Number 322 of 600 numbered sets, signed by the publisher on the limitation page. With a sample of Thoreau's autograph tipped-in on the first front free endpaper, a clipped extract of a letter, holograph, in pencil, to Harrison Blake, Concord, 29 June 1858, concerning a proposed trip to the White Mountains... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 86731

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    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. Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 94914

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