I am getting super stoked for my upcoming late summer vacation to beautiful Cape Cod. As if I need reminding of the Cape’s timeless beauty, I have been referring to the work of iconic naturalist Henry David Thoreau who wrote about his visits there. You can find Thoreau’s writings in many books and even online for free. However, I enjoyed the treatment his works received in Cape Cod – Illustrated Edition of the American Classic by Henry David Thoreau with photography by Scot Miller.

About Cape Cod – Illustrated Edition of the American Classic by Henry David Thoreau with photography by Scot Miller:

“Originally published in 1865, Henry David Thoreau’s Cape Cod is a wonderfully written, surprisingly funny account of nineteenth-century life on the Cape well before it became a major tourist attraction. To this day, many people consider it the best book ever written about Cape Cod. This new illustrated volume features the complete text of Thoreau’s classic work as published in Houghton Mifflin’s 1906 edition, the stunning photography of Scot Miller, and a foreword from the preeminent Thoreau biographer, Robert Richardson. Many of the lush color photographs show elements of the landscape that Thoreau would have seen: the great beach, imposing cliffs, sand dunes, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, beach grass, seaweed; others reflect the unique personality of Cape Cod and its people today, including local artists and architecture. The combination of Thoreau’s timeless text and Miller’s exquisitely reproduced color photographs make this an indispensable book for anyone who loves Thoreau’s writing or Cape Cod.”

Seeing the landscapes Thoreau wrote about brought to life in photos put the work into perspective, and makes you appreciate how blessed we are to have the so much of the same landscape Thoreau saw preserved as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Cape Cod – Illustrated Edition of the American Classic by Henry David Thoreau with photography by Scot Miller is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

Read Henry David Thoreau’s musing on Cape Cod here.

Visit Cape Cod National Seashore online here.