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Thoreau, Henry David | "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…"

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Thoreau, Henry David | "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…"

Thoreau, Henry David | "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…"

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Current bid:

15,000

USD

(1 bid, reserve met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

5 days, 14 hours

5 days, 14 hours

January 25, 08:50 PM (GMT)

January 25, 08:50 PM (GMT)

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Thoreau, Henry David

Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854


8vo. Wood-engraved vignette of Thoreau's hut after a sketch by his sister Sophia, lithographed plan of Walden Pond, 8pp. of publisher's advertisements at the end dated May 1854; some relatively minor toning and spotting throughout. Publisher's brown cloth decoratively ruled and stamped in blind, spine gilt-lettered; very minor shelfwear primarily to lower edges. Housed in custom clamshell case.


First edition — one of 2,000 copies. 


"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."


Combining nature, philosophy and the classics, Thoreau's account of his year in a shack along the shore of Walden pond was wholly unlike what had come before, and his achievement was a uniquely American contribution to literature.


A handsome copy of this cornerstone of Transcendentalism.

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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REFERENNCE:

BAL 20106; Borst A2.1.a; Grolier American 63