Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1909. Very Good. Item #12729
Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1909. One of 10 copies printed for W.K. Bixby, from a total print run of 483. Two small quarto volumes. 208 pp.; 263 pp. Manuscript facsimiles, engravings, and photographs, all present and complete. Errata slip in volume one tipped in at p. xi. Vellum backed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Lacks slipcase and glassine dust jackets. Ex-library copy.
Light edgewear and general rubbing to boards. Ex- Washington University library with adhesive remnants from removed call numbers on spines and institutional bookplates (marked as deaccessioned) on front pastedowns, along with glue remnants to rear pastedowns, and a few stamps and pencil annotations, else pages largely unmarked and legible throughout. Binding is sound.
Presented as a "complete edition" by Sanborn, compiled from seven drafts Thoreau prepared before publication. Includes 12,000 words not in the original edition.