A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers. Henry David Thoreau.
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
First hardcover book publication of Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience"
A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First edition. Bound in publisher's original "C" cloth, binding "A," BAL 20117. One of 1546 copies. A Very Good+ copy with the spine sunned and a small chip from the crown. A contemporary owner's signature on the first blank, dated 1867. An excellent copy internally.

This work is of singular importance due to its publication of Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience" (preceded by publication in Elizabeth Peabody’s anthology “Aesthetic Papers”). Among books that changes the course of human history, this one deserves to rank among the very top, inspiring Mahatma Gandhi to overthrow British rule in India and Martin Luther King, Jr. to force equal rights between black and white in America, to name but a few.
Very Good + (Item #2144)

Price: $1,125