A Yankee In Canada; with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers, by Henry David Thoreau
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First edition.
Bound in finely woven green cloth. Scarce, only one of 1,546 copies. A very good copy, very clean and tight with the exception of some notes in pen on p. 118. The first book publication of "Civil Disobedience" and "Life Without Principle, " Thoreau's two most famous essays, as well as all of his major political writings. "Civil Disobedience" influenced, among others, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. who cited it as his first intellectual contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance.