Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. First edition. Posthumous collection of Thoreau's letters to family and friends, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, who edited this work. Also includes nine poems. BAL 20116, binding variant A, presumed to be the first one. Original green HC (pebbled) cloth. A good, strong, and still attractive copy with endpapers cracking at hinges though hinges still tight, cloth at spine ends apparently strengthened at some point but now chipped away; and gilt on spine a little dulled.