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Poems of Nature, by Henry David Thoreau

Selected by Henry S. Salt and Frank B. Sanborn

First American Edition,  First Printing, 1895.

Published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. London: John Lane. Boston: The Bodley Head.

Binding A. 

Duodecimo:  7" x 4.5". 122 pages. 16 page publisher catalog bound in at the rear.


Printed and bound in London.  270 copies were sent to the United States and issued with a new title page for Houghton Mifflin.


Includes first print appearances of Thoreau's Poems "Nature", "Inspiration", "The Aurora of Guido", "To the Maiden in the East", "Greece", "The Funeral Bell", "The Fall of the Leaf",  "A Winter Scene", "Poverty", "Independence", and "Ding Dong".   Many of the other poems in this volume had appeared in shorter versions throughout Thoreau's previous works.


Fair/Good Condition. 


Hardcover. Green buckram has faded over time, and sun-browned on spine. Noticeable cosmetic wear and places of staining to front and back covers. Fraying over top and bottom of spine. Gold gilt lettering on spine was printed  in a delicate/thin font and is faint on first glance, and easily readable when angled to correct light. 

Inside, the binding is good. Cosmetic cracking and exposing of hinges and netting in the middle of the volume.  Rough cut pages are clean wtih some light browning around edges throughout. 


References: BAL 20134 and 20135 , Borst A.14.1 



Poems of Nature, by Henry David Thoreau

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