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    Henry David Thoreau. Excursions. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.

    First edition, first printing. Octavo. 319, [5, blank] pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait, with tissue guard.

    Original dark green diamond-grain cloth. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, spine ruled in blind and decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Light rubbing to spine extremities. Tiny chip to fore-edge of front free endpaper. Slight staining to pages 32 and 33. Early ink markings to page 213, offsetting to pages 212, 214, and 215. Small leather bookplates of Alex. M. Hudnut and Neva & Guy Littel on front pastedown. A few tiny marginal (ink?) spots. Overall a very good copy housed in a dark green cloth slipcase.


    More Information:

    "1,558 copies were printed of this edition but only 1,500 were bound" (Borst). Borst A3.1.a.



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