"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived": First Edition of Henry David Thoreau's Walden
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.
First edition of Thoreau’s masterpiece. Octavo, original brown cloth with eight pages of advertisements inserted between rear endpapers. Title-page vignette of Thoreau’s cottage and lithographed map of Walden Pond. In very good condition with only light wear to the spine. Housed in a custom half leather clamshell box. Allen 8; Borst A2.1.a; BAL 20106. A very sharp example of this work.
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