Walden. By Henry David Thoreau. Limited Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1975.

$60.00

Henry David Thoreau was one of America’s most notable thinkers and authors in the nineteenth century. He was a leading contributor to the transcendentalist movement alongside Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many others. His philosophical writings, especially “Civil Disobedience”, are still widely cited today, and his essays on natural history and ecology are also defining progenitors of the conservation movement that blossomed decades after his death. Thoreau was also a staunch abolitionist. He publicly defended the actions of John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, noting that civil disobedience would be just and necessary in the face of the un-bounding oppression of Black people in America. Yet for all his achievements, Henry David Thoreau’s most revisited text is easily Walden, or Life in the Woods. It is a memoir of his time living at the isolated Walden Pond in Massachusetts. The work is framed as a sort of experiment, with Thoreau hoping to reconnect with nature in order to more accurately assess the state of society and civilization. It remains a classic of American literature.

This limited edition is in fine condition. In the original green leather, finely gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in.

A fine collector’s copy of Walden.

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Walden. By Henry David Thoreau. Limited Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1975.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in