BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARIES OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU AND OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THE THOREAU FAMILY, 1776-1869
Woodhouselee, Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813). Elements of general history, ancient and modern. By Alexander Fraser Tytler … With a continuation, terminating at the demise of King George III., 1,820. By Rev. Edward Nares … To which are added, a succinct history of the United States; with additions and alterations. By an American gentleman … With an improved table of chronology; a comparative view of ancient and modern geography; and questions on each section. Adapted for the use of schools and academies, by an experienced teacher (Concord, N.H.: Horatio Hill, & Co., ). 527, 44 pages. (The continuation by Edward Nares and the “Questions for the Examination of Scholars” have separate title pages, each dated 1830; the latter is paged separately.)
Signature of Henry D. Thoreau in ink on front paste-down endpaper and (in the form “H.D. Thoreau”) on front free endpaper. Presented by Sophia E. Thoreau, 1874. Bound in leather; black spine label. Accession no. 10408.
Community Preservation funding for this project to conserve the CFPL's Thoreau Books Collection and to provide electronic access to annotated pages within the collection was approved by the citizens of the Town of Concord at Town Meeting in 2008.