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CAPE COD

by HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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  • Hardcover
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TICKNOR & FIELDS, January 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. Dark green cloth, gilt legible. Chipping at the spine ends, long slit at the front gutter, 2' narrow chip at the rear gutter, front hinge blown, text block firm and only mildly toned.

Synopsis

Thoreau's classic account of his meditative, beach-combing walking trips to Cape Cod in the early 1850s, reflecting on the elemental forces of the sea Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau’s journey of discovery along this evocative stretch of Massachusetts coastline, during which time he came to understand the complex relationship between the sea and the shore. He spent his nights in lighthouses, in fishing huts, and on isolated farms. He passed his days wandering the beaches, where he observed the wide variety of life and death offered up by the ocean. Through these observations, Thoreau discovered that the only way to truly know the sea—its depth, its wildness, and the natural life it contained—was to study it from the shore. Like his most famous work, Walden , Cape Cod is full of Thoreau’s unique perceptions and precise descriptions. But it is also full of his own joy and wonder at having stumbled across a new frontier so close to home, where a man may stand and “put all America behind him.” Part of the Penguin Nature Library Series Editor: Edward Hoagland With an Introduction by Paul Theroux

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Bookseller
Dunaway Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
90895
Title
CAPE COD
Author
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fair
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
TICKNOR & FIELDS
Date Published
January 1865

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Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc....
Chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
Gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
Hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...

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