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Walden or Life in the Woods by  Henry David Thoreau - Hardcover - Reprint - 1981 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00007504)

Walden or Life in the Woods

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Walden or Life in the Woods

by Thoreau, Henry David

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Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press [1981], 1981. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. [5], 6-335, [1] pp. Bound in black leather with gilt decorations on the boards and the spine; all edges gilt. Copper decorative silk pastedowns and endpapers. Illustrated with a frontispiece and in-text wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason. Three tiny spots of rubbing on the edge of the front board.

Synopsis

From the book:When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again. I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent. Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like. Others have been curious to learn what portion of my income I devoted to charitable purposes; and some, who have large families, how many poor children I maintained. I will therefore ask those of my readers who feel no particular interest in me to pardon me if I undertake to answer some of these questions in this book. In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.

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book dealer
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00007504
Title
Walden or Life in the Woods
Author
Thoreau, Henry David
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Easton Press [1981]
Place of Publication
Norwalk, CT
Date Published
1981

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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.

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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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... [more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]

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