Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 259

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
THOREAU, HENDRY DAVID. Autograph Letter Signed, "Henry D. Thoreau," to the publishers of Putnam's Monthly Dix & Edwards, acknowledging receipt of payment for an installment of "Cape Cod." 1 page, 8vo; docketing on verso, faint scattered foxing, folds. Concord, 2 June 1855

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"Your check on the Nassau Bank for forty dollars, in payment for part of 'Cape Cod,' has come safely to hand. Please accept my thanks for your promptness."
The book, Cape Cod, published posthumously in 1865, contains Thoreau's observations during a number of excursions he made to Cape Cod between 1849 and 1856. It first appeared as a series of articles during the summer of 1855 in Putnam's Monthly magazine.