New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017. Debby Cotter Kaspari. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. 8vo, gray cloth with silver lettering on spine, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with picture of a squirrel by the illustrator Debby Cotter Kaspari, who has created several B&W detailed sketches of Thoreau's Journal of Concord creatures which grace this handsomely produced book, red endpapers, 256 pages. As New / As New. Item #5965
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.
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