Search results for: 'THOREAU, Henry D'
THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
Boston and Cambridge : 1849First 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 present copy has the three... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 52313
THOREAU, Henry David. Cape Cod.
Boston : 1865First 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 1855. A lovely copy, Thoreau's... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 79532
THOREAU, Henry David. The Maine Woods.
Boston : 1864First edition, one of 1,650 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", was first published in The... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 79531
THOREAU, Henry David. Letters to Various Persons.
Boston : 1865First 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 are rarely found in such beautiful... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 79534
THOREAU, Henry David. The Writings.
Boston : 1906The 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£12,500.00
Stock Code: 94914
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.
Concord, : 1856RWE returns a book of newly published poems written by a neighbour (" which I have kept longer than was right, from liking & because one is always expecting a better day & mood to read these pastoral verses. I find them always pleasing, with a solid honesty quite free from prettiness or showiness And whilst they particularly please me that he praises... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 70151
SLOCUM, Joshua. Sailing Alone Around the World.
New York : 1900First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his lecture manager on the front free endpaper, "Major J. B. Pond, yours truly Joshua Slocum, The Spray, New York, April 27th 1900", with Pond's bookplate to the front pastedown. Pond (1838-1903) was a civil war veteran and highly successful manager who also promoted Mark Twain,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 133645