Henry David Thoreau

American poet, essayist, philosopher, naturalist and pacifist Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) is perhaps best known for Walden, or Life in the Woods written during his stay on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s property outside Concord, MA. Among his other well-known works are Civil Disobedience and The Maine Woods.

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The Library a Wilderness
Henry David Thoreau

2021 / Journal excerpts / $60.00
Fine / 16 pp

Edition is out of print

This is a lively setting of Henry David Thoreau’s journal entries for March 15 and 16, 1852. In these passages, Thoreau celebrates the arrival of spring with the pronouncement of his desire to do better and live fuller, and to “have my immortality now.” This is also the source of his much-quoted assertion that the library is “a wilderness of books.” “Books which are books are all that you want—& there are but half a dozen in any thousand,” wrote Thoreau, and we hope that this little volume is one of them.

This book was composed in Linotype Janson and printed letterpress on Zerkall mouldmade paper in black, green, yellow, blue and grey. Casebound in ochre cloth with straw-coloured mouldmade paper over boards. Issued wrapped in a yellow card band and a paper envelope printed in yellow and black. Small octavo format. Limited edition of 75 copies.

Other Books by this Author

Man is Altogether Too Much Insisted On
Henry David Thoreau

2021 / / $25.00 CAN
Fine / 8 pp
Survey of a Swamp
Henry David Thoreau

2019 / Essay / $25.00 CAN
Fine / 8 pp
Still Deep and Sweet: Henry David Thoreau on Maple Sugaring
Henry David Thoreau

2019 / Essay / $70.00 CAN
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The Dream of the Toad
Henry David Thoreau

2017 / Essay / $25.00 CAN
Fine / 12 pp
Henry David Thoreau

2009 / Essay / $150.00 CAN
9781554470495 / Fine / 96 pp

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