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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1884. First edition (Borst, A9.1.a.1, American issue; BAL 20127). Original green cloth, gilt, bevelled edges, black endpapers, 382 pp., 16 pages of undated ads inserted at the back, folding map of Concord on tissue inserted before the title. George Partridge Bradford's copy, signed twice (Geo. P. Bradford, Concord Mass.). Another early signature under the first Bradford one - "Rebecca Ames". Bradford (1807-1890) "was a confidant of Emerson; he brought Emerson and Bronson Alcott together; he was a friend of Hawthorne; he was an outdoor companion of Thoreau, who acknowledged him as an expert naturalist; and he was a business partner of famed horticulturist Marston Watson of Plymouth" (James M. Mathews, "George Partridge Bradford: Friend of Transcendentalists" in "Studies in the American Renaissance", 1981, pages 133-156, ed. Joel Myerson). With the presentation bookplate of Carnegie-Mellon University's Hunt Library, "In Memory of Donald M. Goodfellow", and a small library stamp on the rear flyleaf. Moderate rubbing to spine ends, light to edges; front endpapers beginning to crack. A Very Good copy.
Title: Summer: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau.
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