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Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)

Auction:
2167
Lot:
77
Sold for:
$23,500$20,000

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Auction:
Sale #2167 - 2167
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 26, 2002 11:00AM

Description:

Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862) Autograph manuscript poem, previously unpublished entitled 'The Just Made Perfect", two pages, dated June, 1843, "A stated music rises on my ear, born on the breeze from some adjacent veil, a host of knights, my own true ancestors, tread the lofty strains and pass away. In long procession of this music's sound the just move onward in deep serried ranks with serene looks of hope and gleaming brows as if they were the temples of the day, gilt by an unseen sun's resplendent ray," forty-seven lines total, full copy on request. Apparently unpublished.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Keywords

Civil disobedience, Ecological succession, Henry David Thoreau, Voluntaryists