Thoreau on Cape Cod His Journeys and the Lo
Exquisite! Capturing the "Spirit" of Thoreau
This is an exquisite book in all respects: quality of paper, binding, and printing; layout of artistic illustrations throughout the text and quality reproductions of maps.
Although I have not read much of Thoreau, this book has certainly inspired me to read all his works and to find out more about this extraordinary human being's perspectives on living, society and life itself.
July 27, 2013
Loved this book
Lovely quality, I especiallly enjoyed the feel of the pages, and the Cape Cod blue cover. Excellent quality and content not usually found these days.
March 21, 2011
Quality and Class
When I turn these pages, I feel soothed—the ancient maps, the drawings, the beautiful paper it’s printed on. This book has a quality befitting the subject matter. It’s true class. I’m amazed at how high the quality is when the price is so reasonable. What a treasure from the sea. Thank you, Levenger!
February 28, 2011
Thoreau on Cape Cod
This was a truly beautiful book. Living on Cape Cod during the summer and visiting for weeks in winter, I feel that this book resonated with me. I have wanted to order it for years. The problem for me was the price of the book. In retrospect, I still feel it was overpriced, but I was given a cash gift for the holidays and decided to splurge. I would recommend this as a gift book to anyone
February 13, 2011
Behold, the printed book!
Finally, a gift to be cherished...amazing to hold in my hands these incredible old, old maps that were once in Thoreau's hands. I am a true techno-addict and love my e-reader but Levenger Press produces such beautiful collector's pieces...substance, quality and art. Couture books but without the high price. Anticipating your next book products.
November 19, 2010
Rediscovering Cape Cod
As a Thoreau scholar I first have to admit that I am always skeptical about abridged editions, but the "gentle" abridgements have been done respectfully, and I would hope that readers will be encouraged to read more Thoreau.
The book is beautiful! The map reproductions are such a wonderful addition that I feel like Thoreau is wth me as a guide. Living in a world where book production values have declined, it is reassuring to hold in my hand a book from a publisher that knows how a book should feel in your hand, how the words should sit on the page, how the illustrations should work with the words. It makes me feel that the fate of the printed book may not be as dire as we imagine.
I encourage any book lover to add this to their shelves. It will not disappoint.
And Cape Cod is an amazing book. Don't be fooled by its calm representation as a travelogue. Any book in which the narrator begins with a shipwreck and death, travels toward the light, and ends with the narrator standing with his back to everything he knows, transcends the genre.
October 15, 2010