14 December 2000
THOREAU, Henry David (1817-1862). Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1854. 8o. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt-lettered (a trifle rubbed, occasional slight marginal staining). Provenance: Pencilled inscription "H.W. Bache from his Uncle. Dec. 24/54" on front free endpaper.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (one of 2000 copies), title vignette of Thoreau's hut, map of Walden Pond, 8-page publisher's catalogue dated June 1854 at rear. Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106; Grolier American 63. A very good copy.
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