Letters to Various Persons

Henry David THOREAU

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Letters to Various Persons
Letters to Various Persons


THOREAU, Henry David. Letters to Various Persons. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. Octavo, original blind- and gilt-stamped purple cloth. Housed in a custom chemise and slipcase. $2600.

First edition of this wonderful posthumous collection of Thoreau’s letters, edited by Emerson, a fine copy in the original cloth.

This first collection of Thoreau's letters was edited after his death by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who notes in his preface, "It may interest the reader… to know that nearly all these letters have been printed from the original autographs furnished by the persons to whom they were addressed." With nine poems appended to the letters. BAL binding "A"; Borst binding "5," priority undetermined. BAL 20116. Borst A6.1.a. Allen, 21. Johnson, 501.

A beautiful copy in fine condition.

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