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WALKING
[Cambridge]: Riverside Press, 1914. First Separate Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ in good slipcase. #390 of 550 numbered copies in one printing at the Riverside Press. Narrow duodecimo. 7 1/2 in (19 cm) tall; 100 p. Quarter bound yellow buckram spine with slate gray paper-covered boards, gilt titling to spine and front cover, in original slate gray slipcase. Top edge trimmed; others untrimmed. Tight, clean and square binding. Stands straight. Square corners. Bright, heavy-stock text pages boldly inked; pristine and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, foxing, marks, tears or folds. Slipcase intact including its paper label. Spine sunned and slightly cocked, rear joint fabric with small area of pinholes, edges lightly foxed, endpapers lightly toned, terminal pages faintly smudged. Slipcase with some wear, toning and foxing. Walking began as a speech in 1851, which was revised into an essay in 1861. It was published in a magazine posthumously in 1862. Walking was first collected by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Excursions of 1863. A work of nature and philosophy, Walking is considered to have laid the foundation for Walden as well as the environmental movement. As Thoreau proclaims on page 42, "For I believe that climate does thus react on man, -- as there is something in the mountain air that feeds the spirit and inspires." Well-preserved limited numbered first separate edition. BAL 20228. Henry David Thoreau's 'Walking,' NYT, May 10, 2017.
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