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Sale 2493 Lot 261
"THE ASTRONOMER KNOWS WHERE TO GO STAR-GATHERING" THOREAU, HENRY DAVID. The Writings. 20 volumes. Titles in red and black. Illustrated with a folding map of Concord and 103 plates with lettered tissue guards. 8vo, contemporary 3/4 crushed green morocco, gilt foliate spine compartments, top edges gilt. Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906
Estimate $7,000 - 10,000
manuscript edition, in original binding. number 70 of 600 sets signed by the publisher and with an original manuscript sheet by thoreau from his journal tipped-in to volume 1. The two page manuscript fragment comprises 58 lines from "Autumnal Tints," in altered form, published in the Atlantic Monthly, October 1862, and collected in Excursions the following year. The fragment concludes with the line containing the title phrase: "When you come to observe faithfully the changes of each humblest plant, you find that each has sooner or later its peculiar autumnal tint, or tints [...]." Fine set. Borst B3.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,750