Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. First Illustrated Edition. Handsome edition of Thoreau's journey along the Massachusetts coastline. BAL 20192. Item #4273
One of 5,134 sets. Two octavo volumes (19.25cm); publisher's olive green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and in blind to spines and covers (designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman); top edges gilt; viii,173,; [viii],208,pp, with color frontispieces and illustrations throughout the text by Amelia M. Watson. Gentle sunning to spines and board edges, some light, scattered foxing to endpapers, with contemporary owners penciled name and address to front endpaper of each volume; small ink spot to right edge of front cover on Vol.1; Very Good+, lacking the scarce and fragile dustjackets.