With a manuscript leaf from "Wild Apples"
The writings of Henry David Thoreau
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1906. Manuscript Edition, limited to 600 sets (this is no. 387), signed by the publishers, containing a leaf of Thoreau's manuscript, written in ink on both sides; the entire text concerns apples, portions of which appeared in his essay, "Wild Apples." 20 volumes, 8vo, portraits and numerous plates throughout after photographs by Herbert Gleason. In original green buckram, paper labels on spines; lacking the rare printed dust-jackets, with the buckram cracked along 2 or 3 joints, some chipping at the tops of 5 or 6 spines, 1 label slightly abraded, a few leaves in volume 11 carelessly opened, spines uniformly sunned, occasional light pencil annotation in the Journals; but on the whole, the set looks pretty presentable as it sits on the shelf, and the leaf of manuscript with a neat and imperceptible reinforcement at the fold, otherwise fine. Allen, p. 52; BAL 20145; Borst B3. BAL notes that vols. I-V are reprints, but vols. VI-XX contain material not published before, and represent the first complete edition of the Journals. Item #46165