Originally published in 1865 by Houghton and Mifflinís predecessor, Ticknor and Fields, Henry David Thoreauís
Cape Cod is a wonderfully written, surprisingly funny account of 19th century life on the Cape, well before it became a major tourist attraction. To this day, many people consider it to be the best book ever been written about Cape Cod. This new illustrated edition features the complete 1906 Houghton Mifflin edition text of Thoreau's classic work, the stunning photography of Scot Miller, and a foreword from preeminent Thoreau biographer Robert Richardson.
For his book, Thoreau spent about three weeks in Cape Cod on three trips over a six-year period. Scot Miller spent about six weeks on seven trips over a sixteen-month period. Thoreau observed and wrote about the landscape, seascape and culture. Scot observed and photographed the same of today. Many of the lush color photographs have a timeless quality and show things Thoreau could easily have seen: the Great Beach, imposing cliffs, sand dunes, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, beach grass, seaweed; others reflect the unique personality of Cape Cod and its people today: from local artists to architecture. The combination of Thoreau's timeless text and Millerís exquisitely reproduced color photographs make this an indispensable addition for anyone who loves Thoreau's writing and the perfect book for anyone who loves Cape Cod or photography.
The book is being published in association with the Walden Woods Project, which is dedicated to preserving the lands Thoreau wrote about. For each copy sold, Houghton Mifflin and Scot Miller are making a donation to the Walden Woods Project.
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In 2004, to mark the 150th anniversary of the original publication of Henry David Thoreauís Walden, one of the most widely read and influential books ever published, Houghton Mifflin published a special anniversary edition of the classic work featuring eighty-nine stunning color photographs by Scot Miller. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson contributed a thoughtful introduction as well. The beautifully illustrated edition is priced at $28.12, half a cent less than Thoreau spent building his cabin at Walden Pond. Houghton Mifflin and photographer Scot Miller will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book to the Walden Woods Project.