Rare Books Walden or Life in the Wood by Henry David Thoreau 1981 Easton Press Collectible Book Gifts Naturalist books of nature

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This is a near fine (almost like new) leather-bound hardcover. 1981 Easton Press The 100 Greatest Books Written Collectors Edition. NOTE: previous owners bookplate as provided by Easton Press when purchased, neatly placed on first blank page. No other marks or flaws noted inside. Bound in brown full leather, the binding features gold designs and lettering to cover along with all 3 pages being tipped in gold gilt. The fine binding is accentuated with a hubbed spine and attached satin ribbon bookmark. Silk moire fabric endpapers in gold, front and back. Smyth sewn binding along with acid neutral paper assures durability and classic Easton Press bindings. This copy is still crisp and clean inside. The binding is tight and straight. Barely a hint of shelf wear to leather hardcover boards. Crown octavo book size or 5.5" x 8" with 335 pages.

Originally published in 1854, Walden or Life in the Wood by Henry David Thoreau is the author's reflection on living a simple life in the woods of nature. It is somewhat a statement of independence, social experiment, and spiritual awakening. It is set on Walden Pond where Thoreau built a cabin and lived there over the course of 2 years, 2 months, and 2 days. The land upon where the cabin was built was owned by fellow author and friend of Thoreau's, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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