Atlantic Monthly - Volume 2

Thoreau's Only Atlantic Published Work In His Lifetime - Much, Much More

Year 1858
Printing FIRST
Binding Leather
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The Atlantic Monthly, 1858. Volume II - June-December 1858. Book measures 6 1/2 x 9 1/2". FIRST EDITION, thus, first printing. Very good condition, bound with leather spines over cloth covered boards, minimal wear, binding is firm and secure, interior is clean with some minor scattered foxing. Includes many first printings of stories, poems and essays by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes and others. Some of the highlights: Contains all three parts (in June, July and August) of the first printing of Thoreau's “Chesuncook”, his first writing for the Atlantic and the only work they published during his lifetime. (Borst D46, reprinted in “The Maine Woods” in 1864). Also contains the first printing of the Emerson essay, “Eloquence” (Myerson E138, September) and his poem “Waldeinsamkeit” (Myerson E139, October). Oliver Wendell Holmes contributes six essays in the series “Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table”, one each month and prior to their first collection in book form.