The book for sale is a rare signed, limited edition of Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece Walden or Life in the Woods. The book is illustrated by renowned photographer Edward Steichen and was published by Limited Editions Club in 1936 as a limited edition of 1500 copies. This is copy number 68 and is signed by Steichen. The book is in near fine condition with slight toning to the spine, several crack at the top and bottom of spine, and some wear to the top and bottom board edges, see photos.
The spine and boards are tight and straight. There are no internal markings, other than Steichen's signature. There is no previous owner's bookplate.
The sale also includes the rare LEC monthly newsletter, Number 85, June 1936. The original slipcase is present and in fair condition with considerable wear and multiple splits at almost every seem, as well as a missing section of the bottom card stock, see photos.
Steichen's photos were taken at various season at Walden Pond. The book was printed at the Merrymount Press. This is a beautiful copy of this extraordinary production of the Limited Editions Club. The condition of the book is exceptional for its age.Let me know if you have questions or if you would like to see additional photographs. The item "STEICHEN Limited Editions Club WALDEN Numbered HENRY DAVID THOREAU Signed LEC" is in sale since Thursday, November 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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