Thoreau, David Henry ~ Walden
David Douglas, Edinburgh : 1884
The First British printing published by David Douglas, Edinburgh in 1884. The sheets were printed in America and then were subsequently bound by David Douglas in Edinburgh, with a new title page and contents page, along with two pages of ads to the rear. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Original green pebbled cloth with publisher's printed spine label, which is toned and a little rubbed but complete. A little pushing to the spine ends and light rubbing to the lower corners. Mild offsetting to the end papers with a little toning and spotting to the text-block and prelims. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Protected in a loose Mylar cover. The issue 'probably consisted of just a few hundred copies' in two binding states, of which this is the first (Kevin MacDonnell, 'Collecting Henry David Thoreau', www.abaa.org). Very scarce and preceding the First UK edition of 1886.
CONDITION: Very Good+