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Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes and Ditches: Excerpts from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau
     

Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes and Ditches: Excerpts from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau

by Henry David Thoreau, Abigail Rorer (Illustrator), Bradley P. Dean (Introduction)
 

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Henry David Thoreau has long been revered for his writings and observations on the natural world. His words evoke his environment with stunning clarity as well as his own innate sense of wonder. His journal, from which the text of Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes & Ditches is drawn, shares these strengths, providing an intimate view of Thoreau's day-to-day

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Henry David Thoreau has long been revered for his writings and observations on the natural world. His words evoke his environment with stunning clarity as well as his own innate sense of wonder. His journal, from which the text of Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes & Ditches is drawn, shares these strengths, providing an intimate view of Thoreau's day-to-day existence.

The selected excerpts are pulled from the months of March, April, and May, and all pertain to what are now called vernal pools—temporary pools of water, free of fish, at their peak in the spring, and the breeding ground for numerous creatures.

In this volume, Thoreau's words are accompanied by twenty-eight engravings by artist Abigail Rorer. The delicacy and detail of these engravings make them the perfect companion to Thoreau's words, adding another layer of beauty to his observations. Each engraving is a work of art in and of itself, enriched by the text and Thoreau's visionary descriptions. The engravings are based on the woods and vernal pools explored by Thoreau, lending them undeniable authenticity.

Thoreau once proclaimed, "I have an appointment with spring." Through his words and Rorer's art, so too does the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619021730
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Abigail Rorer is the founder of Lone Oak Press, which publishes award-winning fine press books, broadsides, and ephemera with wood engravings and etchings. The winner of many awards, including the Outstanding Print from Overseas from the British Society of Wood Engravers, she lives in Petersham, Massachusetts.

Bradley P. Dean was the editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin, a position he held for eleven years. The recipient of many research fellowships, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Antiquarian Society, he was honored with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Henry David Thoreau Environmental Education Award in 1993. He died in 2006.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 12, 1817
Date of Death:
May 6, 1862
Place of Birth:
Concord, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Concord, Massachusetts
Education:
Concord Academy, 1828-33); Harvard University, 1837

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