THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Original blind-ruled brown cloth, housed in custom brown morocco-backed slipcase with inner cloth chemise. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1849. First edition of the author's first book. BAL 20104, Binding A, with the three blank lines on p. 396. Published at the author's expense in an edition of 1000 copies. It did not sell well and subsequently is very scarce. Spine repaired, light wear to corners, small hole to inner front hinge, ownership signature "Charles Glover Pond, Rochester, 1862" on title page, else very good.