“Nearly a century has passed since Thoreau paddled the length of Moosehead in his birchbark canoe heading for the headwaters of the Allegash and the white water of the East Branch of the Penobscot River. To those familiar with the north woods of the State of Maine this new edition of an old favorite will be like a breeze laden with the smell of balsam. To those who are not, this account of Thoreau’s excursions in the watersheds of the Kennebec, the Penobscot and the St. John will prove a welcome revelation.
This new edition which departs from the traditional framework originally given to the book—not by Thoreau himself but evidently by his literary executors—has been recast in order that the reader may accompany Thoreau around the whole swing of the Ktaadn country, instead of on the three separate overlapping trips.
The artist, Henry B. Kane, who is well known to all lovers of Thoreau, has drawn his illustrations with complete fidelity to the text and a wealth of imaginative understanding. The text arrangement of the three trips has been skillfully and reverently put together by Dudley C. Lunt, who on successive occasions has covered practically all the waterways and terrain visited by Thoreau a century ago.” (flap copy)
- Title: The Maine Woods
- Author: Henry David Thoreau
- Illustrator: Henry Bugbee Kane
- Editor: Dudley C. Lunt
- Publisher: Bramhall House
- Place: New York
- Year: 1950
- Length: 340pp
- Dimensions: 75” x 8.5” x 1.25
- Condition: The dustjacket is in good condition—lightly tanned and warn about the edges but largely intact. A clear mylar cover protects the dustjacket. The golden yellow cloth-covered boards are in great condition. The binding is tight and complete. The pages are crisp and clean—no tears or extraneous marks. One or two of the pages have been dogeared.