New York London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Small 4to, brown quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over tourquoise boards, frontispiece and numerous B&W drawings as vignettes in-text by Abigail Rorer, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped) illustrated by Rorer, map endpapers of the Concord area, 409 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #2714
Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading Transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, in which he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, bright, clean with lovely illustrations and a FINE bright unruffled dj.
Previous owner's inscription on half title.