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Boston, Ticknor and Fields 1865 - CAPE COD 1865; Henry David Thoreau; First Edition, First Issue; Boston, Ticknor and Fields; 252 Pages, 24 of Ads Dated Dec. 1864; w4.8"xh7.4"; Very Rare!!! One of Only 2,000 Copies Printed!!! ATTRIBUTES: A Charming, sleek original beaded brown cloth cover design with stamped borders, pretty gold binding, brown end pages and a Great Travelogue from the Legendary Author!!! SUMMARY: In the plants, animals, topography, weather, and people of Cape Cod, Thoreau finds 'another world' Encounters with the ocean dominate this book, from the fatal shipwreck of the opening chapter to his later reflections on the Pilgrims' landing and reconnaissance. Along the way, Thoreau relates the experiences of fishermen and oystermen, farmers and salvagers, lighthouse-keepers and ship captains, as well as his own intense confrontations with the sea as he travels the land's outermost margins. Chronicles of exploration, settlement, and survival on the Cape lead Thoreau to reconceive the history of New England - and to recognize the parochialism of history itself. BACKGROUND: Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. CONDITION: Condition is Good+/Very Good. Some wear to edges, little to boards, slight lean inward/right to the front board, some glue to inner spine, most pages are very good, light blemish to upper right margin at edge in beginning, couple tiny black dots at very edge of a few pages, blemish to upper/lower margins of ads, hinges/text block are very good for 150 years old!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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