Lot 263THOREAU, HENRY DAVID
Walden; or, Life in the Woods. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches (18.5 x 11 cm); 357 pp., inserted map, 8 pp. publisher's ads at rear dated May 1854. The binding skillfully refurbished, restoring wear at the head and foot of the spine, the covers slightly rubbed but generally sound, original endpapers, hinges uncracked, a sporadic small stain in the upper margin of the book, some toning and scattered foxing as usual.
While BAL gives no priority to the date of the inserted ads, this copy has ads dated from May 1854, preceding the publication of the book that August. BAL 20106.
C Property of a Maine Collector
Sold for $6,250
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