Edited by H.G.O. Blake. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884. Original dark green cloth with facsimile signature in gilt, beveled.
First Edition, which consisted of only 1260 copies (WALDEN, in comparison, consisted of 2000 copies). This was the second of Thoreau's four "seasons" to be posthumously published from his journal; EARLY SPRING had come out in 1881, and WINTER and AUTUMN (curiously out of order) would come out in 1888 and 1892 respectively. The frontispiece consists of a folding map of Concord, with the homes of R.W. Emerson and Nathl. Hawthorne highlighted (as well as Walden Pond).
This is a bright copy, fine except for a little faint speckling on the front cover -- a common difficulty for this Thoreau binding. Borst A9.1.a.; Blanck 20127. Item #15106