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    Henry David Thoreau. Cape Cod. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865.

    First edition, first printing, American issue. Small octavo. [8], 252, plus 23, [1] pages. Publisher's catalogue, dated December, 1864.

    Original dark green bead-grain cloth. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, spine ruled in blind and decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Foot of spine expertly repaired. Glue (?) stain across front pastedown. Gilt on spine a little dull. Early ink presentation inscription, dated April 1865, on preliminary blank. Occasional minor foxing. Small dampstain and slight damage to fore-edge of firsts three gatherings (to page 48). Slight stain to pages 22 and 23.


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    "As 2,000 sets of sheets were printed and royalty paid only on 1,750, possibly 200 copies or more were sent to England to be bound and sold under an English imprint" (Borst). Borst A5.1.a1.



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