Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 18669. First edition. Original dark green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. 1546 copies were printed and bound in three lots, this copy in the "B" binding (no wreath on the sides, spine imprint stamped from sans serif type), described, without any priority assigned, by BAL but not mentioned by Borst. Slight rubbing to extremities, loss of a little spine gilt, but a very good copy. BAL 20117; Borst A7.1.a. First edition, edited by Thoreau's sister, Sophia Thoreau, and William Ellery Channing. Item #31922
This work contains, besides the the travel narrative which is the title work, the book publication of Thoreau's two most famous essays, "Civil Disobedience" and "Life Without Principle;" all of his major political writings; and one work, "Prayers," which is actually by Ralph Waldo Emerson.