First edition, one of 25 copies printed. 23pp. Publisher's original printed paper-covered boards. Page edges untrimmed. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with some chipping and loss to the spine and a little rubbing and wear to the extremities. The contents with toning to the endpapers are otherwise clean and bright throughout.
A scarce and early work by Henry Stephens Salt (1851-1939), the socialist, pacifist, pioneering author on vegetarianism and animal rights and noted literary scholar. One of the leading humanitarian thinkers and activists of his age, Salt counted William Morris, Leo Tolstoy, Edward Carpenter, Peter Kropotkin, George Bernard Shaw and Kier Hardie amongst his circle of friends. His numerous works on his intellectual heroes Percy Shelley and Henry David Thoreau were some of his most successful contemporary publications. In the present work, Salt discusses Thomas Jefferson's Hogg's contentious biography of his old friend Shelley, critiquing Hogg's account and offering his own thoughts on the pair's relationship. Only two institutional copies are recorded on Copac (Oxford and Manchester).
Stock code: 21356