C. W. March (signature in pencil, 30 June 1849) — Sotheby's New York, 2 December 2014, lot 164
BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Thoreau's first book, lacking "Author of 'Walden'" printed under author's name on title-page. This book, published at Thoreau's expense, fared poorly: of the 1000 copies printed, 706 copies were returned to the author. Acceptable copies are scarce.