Various artists/makers

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Like Calderon's Prisoner and Through South America, this book uses textured gold to create a shimmering cover design for Thoreau’s masterpiece. The oval title is framed by a pea vine motif alluding to Thoreau’s self-sufficiency at Walden where he grew peas, corn, potatoes, and turnips.

Walden, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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