Title page from the original autograph manuscript of Henry David Thoreau's Walden. ŠThe Huntington Library

The first page of Thoreau's Walden, published in August of 1854. Thoreau lived at Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847 in a cabin he built on land owned by Emerson.
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