Boston: Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1866. 1st Edition. cloth. A YANKEE IN CANADA WITH ANTI-SLAVERY AND REFORM PAPERS
Thoreau, Henry David
Published by Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1866
Very Fine First edition.
1st Edition. First Edition, binding "A" dark plum-brown publisher's textured cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, Brown surface paper ends, One of 1546 BAL 20117. This copy Housed in a green chemise and slipcase appears to have never been read, a slight fading of the spine and the gilt is still unusually very bright, not damage to the inner joints of the original brown endpapers.
If there is a copy that is to be owned and treasured for its condition and content it has to be this one in near perfect condition.
"A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers" is a collection of essays and writings by the American transcendentalist author Henry David Thoreau. It was published posthumously in 1866 by Ticknor and Fields, a Boston-based publishing firm. The collection includes a travel narrative, "A Yankee in Canada," as well as various essays on topics such as anti-slavery and social reform.
The title essay, "A Yankee in Canada," documents Thoreau's journey to Canada in the 1850s. Thoreau was known for his love of nature and his philosophical reflections, and this work combines his observations of the Canadian landscape with his thoughts on the cultural and political differences between the United States and Canada. The collection also includes essays related to Thoreau's activism, particularly his anti-slavery stance. Thoreau was a strong advocate for civil disobedience and resistance to unjust laws, as famously expressed in his essay "Civil Disobedience." This collection likely includes some of his writings on these themes.
Thoreau's works are often associated with transcendentalism, a philosophical and literary movement that emerged in the 19th century in the United States. Transcendentalists emphasized the inherent goodness of people and nature, as well as the importance of self-reliance and individual intuition.
"A Yankee in Canada, With Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers" provides readers with insights into Thoreau's views on various social and political issues of his time, making it a valuable addition to his body of work. Thoreau's writings continue to be studied and appreciated for their intellectual depth, poetic prose, and exploration of themes that remain relevant today.
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