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Author Name    Thoreau, Henry David; Torrey, Bradford (introduction)

Title   WALDEN OR LIFE IN THE WOODS WITH AN INTRDUCTION BY BRADFORD TORREY

Binding   cloth

Book Condition   Very good

Edition   First Thus

Publisher   Boston Houghton Mifflin Comapny 1897

Illustrator   Hosmer, Alfred Winslow

Seller ID   336

8vo (7" x 5"). Vol. I: xliii; [7] -259. Vol. II: vi; 261 - 522. Holiday Edition. Unsigned publisher's binding by Sarah Wyman Whitman in olive green sateen cloth decorated in gold with tipped corners and 6 milkweed leaves that span the covers and spine in the manner of book clasps found in incunabula repeating the design on the rear cover. Spine with titles in Mrs. Whitman's rustic, sans-serif lettering stamped in gold. t.e.g. Each volume contains a frontis. of Thoreau with a captioned tissue guard and 15 full page photogravure illustrations with captioned tissue guards, including views of Walden and Concord from photographs by Alfred Winslow Hosmer. This holiday edition of Walden was a companion set to the 2 volume holiday edition of Thoreau's Cape Cod with a Whitman binding design released by Houghton in 1896. Whitman maintained the thematic continuity of the cover designs for the two companion sets by using a design of milkweed leaves on Walden as a reflection of the milkweed stems she used on the cover design of Cape Cod1. According to BAL, publisher's records indicate that 2504 copies of vol. I and 2550 copies of vol. II were printed. Although this production of Walden was issued with both dust jackets and a box, it is rare to find the volumes of this set with unsunned spines and intact dust jackets since both the box and the dust jackets were generally discarded during the life of the book. BAL 20193. 1. RBS 423: 07.14.99. Sue allen.

Thoreau, Walden, illustrated, nature, Sarah Wyman Whitman, Sarah Whitman, Sue Allen

Price = 175.00 USD



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