1897 - Walden, Illustrated Edition
By Henry D. Thoreau
Introduction By Bradford Torrey
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Publishers/ Boston and New York
The Riverside Press, Cambridge
Illustrated With Photogravures
Art nouveau cover design by Sarah Wyman Whitman.
In Two Volumes.
Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904) was an American artist and designer, known for her contributions to the Arts and Crafts movement and her work in book design and illustration. Whitman was one of the few successful female designers of her time, and her work was highly respected by her peers. She was also a prominent philanthropist and supporter of women's education and suffrage. Whitman's legacy continues to inspire and influence contemporary artists and designers.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American writer, philosopher, and naturalist, best known for his book "Walden," a reflection on simple living in natural surroundings. Thoreau was a transcendentalist who believed in the importance of individualism, self-reliance, and the power of nature. He was also an advocate for civil disobedience and the abolition of slavery. Thoreau's writings continue to inspire and influence people today, and he is considered one of the most important figures in American literature and philosophy.
Green cloth with illustrated gilt leaf detail to front & back boards and spine, gilt text to spine, gilt to top edges, frontispiece with tissue guard, Vol II has some mild damp-staining to upper right of some pages which does not interfere with integrity of pages, sun-fading to spines & some areas on boards, Vol I has some marking to lower board(per photo), light rubbing to gilt on corners of boards, 259pp, 522pp. Scarce/Rare.
Size: 5” x 7 1/2”
A very beautiful antiquarian 2-volume set of this renowned work!