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    Sale 2247 | Lot 348
    Price Realized: $9,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2247 Lot 348

      THOREAU ON AUTUMNAL FOLIAGE THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. The Writings . . . Manuscript Edition. 20 volumes. Illustrated with a folding map of Concord and 103 plates with lettered tissue guards. 8vo, publisher's green buckram, spines evenly faded to tan, covers mostly faded, printed paper spine labels; partially unopened, scattered minor toning to margins and occasional short clean tears from deckle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, Riverside Press, 1906
      Estimate $6,000-9,000

      manuscript edition in original bindings. number 566 of 600 sets signed by the publisher and with an original manuscript sheet by thoreau from his journal tipped into Volume 1, in ink, with 2 small pencil notations. This leaf reads: "However, [then a pencil addition - "the greater part of"] our most brilliant trees are peculiarly American; and whether they do not attain to equal or considerable brightness when transplanted into England, I do not know. I perceive that many causes produce or hasten the change of the leaf, both drought and excess of wet, and frost, and heat, and in general, anything which ripens fruit either in due time or prematurely. In remarkably dry seasons, [pencil addition - "as in 1854"] especially in dry places, as on rocky hills, the trees will assume their natural colors and lose their leaves a month earlier than usual, and I have sometimes thought that the brilliancy of the autumnal tints depended on the greater or less drought of the summer."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $9,000