|Publisher||HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO.|
Houghton Mifflin Co. 1936. 6" x 9". FIRST EDITION, thus. Very good condition, green cloth with silver titles in black title box, tight hinges, some darkening to the spine, very clean internally, some age-toning to pages. Ten Color Plates by N.C. Wyeth plus text illustrations. Illustrated with color illustrated enndpages, ten (10) exquisite color plates plus text illustrations by the legendary American artist N.C. Wyeth, an admirer of Thoreau and his works. Wyeth grew up near Walden Pond, and clearly had an affinity for the people and characters about whom Thoreau wrote. Though Concord is best known for the initial conflict in the American Revolutionary War, it also has a remarkably rich literary history from the mid-nineteenth century centered around a group of Transcendentalists including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. Thoreau lived in a small cabin near Walden Pond. He wrote "Walden" in 1854. After being imprisoned in the Concord jail for refusing to pay taxes in political protest, Thoreau penned the influential essay on Civil Disobedience. 255 pages.