8 April 2003
THOREAU, Henry David (1817-1862). Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.
8o. 8-page publisher's advertisement at end dated September 1854 (no priority). Vignette of Thoreau's hut on title, map of Walden pond. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt-lettered (some light wear at extremities, covers lightly rubbed, one gathering partly sprung); quarter morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, one of 2,000 copies. Borst A2.1a; BAL 20106; Grolier American 63; Johnson High Spots 72.
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