May 20, 2021 12:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 38
 

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[Literature] Thoreau, Henry D(avid).
Walden: or, Life in the Woods

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition (one of 2,000 copies printed). 8vo. 357, (7), 8 (May 1854 ads) pp. Illustrated with engraved vignette title-page and engraved map of Walden pond facing p. 306 (with imprint). Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and in gilt, very lightly worn, a few chips at spine ends, faint staining at foot of spine with gilt "TI" in "TICKNOR" chipped away; all edges trimmed; yellow endpapers; scattered light spotting to text; in custom brown cloth slip case. BAL 20106; Borst A2.1.a

A handsome, unsophisticated copy of Thoreau's masterpiece.

Sold for $13,860
Estimated at $6,000 - $9,000


 

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition (one of 2,000 copies printed). 8vo. 357, (7), 8 (May 1854 ads) pp. Illustrated with engraved vignette title-page and engraved map of Walden pond facing p. 306 (with imprint). Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and in gilt, very lightly worn, a few chips at spine ends, faint staining at foot of spine with gilt "TI" in "TICKNOR" chipped away; all edges trimmed; yellow endpapers; scattered light spotting to text; in custom brown cloth slip case. BAL 20106; Borst A2.1.a

A handsome, unsophisticated copy of Thoreau's masterpiece.

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