Lot 99 of 196:
Thoreau on the Concord and Merrimack his 1st book  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,560
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Place:
Boston and Cambridge
Publisher:
James Munroe and Company
Date:
1849
Description:

413 + [1] ad pp. (12mo) 18.5x11 cm (7½x4½"), old black half calf and cloth, red morocco label lettered in gilt. First Edition, First Issue.

The author's rare first book. Of the 1000 copies printed, 294 were sold or given away, the remaining 706 copies were sent from the publisher's warehouse to Thoreau's home after which Thoreau is noted as having remarked "I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself." Many of the remaining sheets were issued with a new title page in 1862. BAL 20104.

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Condition:
Light wear to binding, previous owner's name stamped on edges of page block; light foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
259890
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