5 December 2006
THOREAU, Henry David (1817-1862). The Writings. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1906.
20 volumes, 8o. Frontispieces and photogravure plates. Original green cloth, paper spine labels, uncut, some leaves unopened (cloth faded, some minor wear at spine ends).
LIMITED EDITION, number 255 of 600 sets of the Manuscript Edition signed by the publisher and WITH A TWO-PAGE AUTOGRAPH FRAGMENT BY THOREAU in the first volume. Approximately 28 lines in two unrelated passages, Thoreau writes: "... I look over the plains west-ward from my native town, I see the farmhouses nearly half a mile apart, few and solitary, in these great fields-between these stretching woods-out of the world where the children have to go far to school- the still-stagnant heart-eating life ever-lasting gone to seed country-so far from the PO where the weekly paper comes- where the new-married wife cannot live for loneliness and the young man has to depend upon his horse for society..." (20)
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