West Virginia: West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1966. Limited Illustrated Edition - Necessarily a Reprint. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Small 4to (9 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W), brown one-eighth cloth with "A WEEK" in gold on the spine over off-white speckled boards with a lithographed winged insect & gilt title on front cover, Foreword by Jean A. Bradnick, illustrated with full-page engravings and vignettes of various fish, insects, and creatures, slipcase printed by offset lithography depicting flying insects, pictorial muddy green endpapers with engraved fish, [1-4], 5-207 numbered pages, [text verso: 208], [209: decorative page, 210: verso Ad for Walden; 211: decorative page, 212 verso: Colophon; 213-214: illustrated pages; 215-216: blank endpaper]. Fine / Slipcase. Item #2747
SCARCE SUPERIOR ILLUSTRATED EDITION of Thoreau's classic on A WEEK IN THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS in Fine original slipcase.
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 books Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (originally published as "Resistance to Civil Government"), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) is ostensibly Thoreau's narrative of a boat trip from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire, and back, that he took with his brother John in 1839. John died of tetanus in 1842 and Thoreau wrote the book, in part, as a tribute to his memory. Thoreau completed the first draft of his book at Walden Pond, so it has a close association with his other masterpiece.
Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry amount to more than 20 volumes. 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.--adapting Wikipedia.