• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    THOREAU, Henry David (1817-1862). Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.

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    THOREAU, Henry David (1817-1862). Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.

    8o (180 x 114 mm). Original brown cloth stamped in blind, spine gilt-lettered (slightest rubbing at spine ends); quarter morocco slipcase.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (one of 2000 copies), title vignette of Thoreau's hut in the forest, full-page map of Walden Pond in 1846 (with imprint), 8-page publisher's catalogue dated May 1854 at rear. Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106; Grolier American 63. A VERY FINE COPY.


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