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Thoreau, Henry David
A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS. BOSTON: JAMES MONROE, 1849
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Thoreau, Henry David
A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS. BOSTON: JAMES MONROE, 1849
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Thoreau, Henry David
A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS. BOSTON: JAMES MONROE, 1849
8vo. A few faint spots to title. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt spine title; short closed tears to cloth at spine ends repaired. Half-green morocco gilt slipcase, chemise.
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Provenance

C. W. March (signature in pencil, 30 June 1849) — Sotheby's New York, 2 December 2014, lot 164

Literature

BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a

Catalogue Note

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.

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