PRE-ORDER Book Gift Set: Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau Gift Set
This ready-to-give, gift wrapped collection includes our illustrated copy of Where I Lived and What I Lived For, a pocket notebook, a 5x7 art print (wooden easel included!) and a postcard.
Preorder, ships Dec 7
To Live Deliberately: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For By Henry David Thoreau
Book 5 from our Illustrated Classics Collection
Henry David Thoreau dropped the gauntlet with Walden in 1854, and it is more relevant than ever. To Live Deliberately is our visual reimagining of Thoreau's most well known essay, Where I Lived and What I Lived For. Accompanied by 30 illustrations, the essay challenges the trappings of modern living and embraces an ascetic rejection of the material and the trivial in exchange for a reconnection with nature as a path toward self discovery. We judiciously edited his essay to avoid any unnecessarily confusing news references, and were amazed to discover that not only does this manifesto otherwise hold up, but feels surprisingly modern and more relevant than ever. Thoreau's rejection of news as largely gossip, and the obsession with travel and railroads as idle self indulgence bear a sobering resemblance to our modern preoccupation with social media and internet surfing. In both instances, the impulse to seek distraction is the same. 72 pages, 4.5 x 0.25 x 6 inches.
Our pocket notebooks are printed and constructed in Portland, Oregon using vegetable-based inks and 100% recycled paper (a portion of which is from recycled books). 3.5 inches, 32 lined sheets, saddle stitched, recycled paper.
5x7 Art Print
Our art prints are printed in California on premium, fine art, FSC certified paper. We use soy and vegetable-based inks and uncoated paper for a beautiful, elegant finish.
We print our postcards on thick, premium paper that makes them suitable for framing, displaying or mailing. Printed in California on FSC certified, sustainable paper.
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