Walking, Henry David Thoreau 1988
Henry David Thoreau died a scant month before Walking was first published in June, 1862. He had been too ill to read proof, and as a result, unapproved editorial alterations were made to the original. Most subsequent publications continued with the same alterations. For this edition Carolee Campbell has studied the printers’ copy manuscript written in Thoreau’s hand at the Concord Free Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts, along with scholarly documentation, to produce a version of the essay that reflects Thoreau’s intention as closely as possible.
The type for this edition is Spectrum and Antigone printed in three colors on dampened handmade Charter Oak from the Barcham Green Hayle Mill in England. The boards are covered in handmade Barcham Green Renaissance III paper with an Irish linen spine. As the paper mill closed in 1987, this paper is no longer available. The titling, opening capital letter, and ending dash were taken from the printers’ copy manuscript written in Thoreau’s hand.
There are 150 numbered copies in the edition. 13 inches by 9.5 inches. 40 pages.