‘War’ from ‘Walden.’
Thoreau, Henry David.

[New York and Bremen, Maine:] Red Angel Press, 2006. One of one hundred copies, signer by the artist/printer. Printed in reddish-brown and black on Nideggen paper. Woodcut illustrations printed on Sekishu paper. A fine copy. Reddish-brown cloth, stamped in darker reddish-brown with a “W” on the front cover and an “AR” on back panel, dark reddish-brown endpapers Quarto. 8 ” x 8 . [28] pp. (Item ID: 13875)

$450.00

“This piece, from the chapter Brute Neighbors, is a metaphorical and satirical observation of red ants battling black ones in the author’s woodlot. References to historical battles—the Trojan War, Napoleonic Wars and the American Revolution —powerfully and succinctly suggest the absurdity of man's bellicose activities. This passage by Thoreau has been referred to as ‘The War of the Ants.’ We have titled it simply, War” (from the prospectus).

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