Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walden; or Life in the Woods by Henry D. Thoreau, this broadside has a hand-colored engraving of the view of Walden Pond from Thoreau’s cabin site. The text is taken from the chapter ‘The Ponds” from Walden and begins:
Of all the characters I have known, perhaps Walden wears best, and best preserves its purity. Many men have been likened to it, but few deserve that honor. . . .
Designed, engraved and printed by Abigail Rorer. The typeface is Perpetua on Rives Heavyweight. Hand-colored engraving, engraved initial, letterpress. 9 x 17.25. Edition: 70. Price: $120