First abridged edition. Publisher's original green limp cloth with titles in black to the upper cover and spine and advertisements in black to the rear cover. 6pp. of related advertisements at the rear. A very good copy, the binding square and tight, with minor creasing, rubbing and fraying to the spine and corners. The contents, with pencil marks to the margins of numerous pages and an ink inscription to the title page of part one, are lightly foxed throughout.
The first abridged edition of Howard Williams' seminal vegetarian anthology. First published in 1883, The Ethics of Diet gathered together a wide variety of writings in favour of a vegetarian diet from the ancient world to the present day, forming the first collection of vegetarian philosophy and serving to formally establish the diet's historical tradition. Highly influential in its day – with Gandhi and Tolstoy amongst its enthusiastic readers – the present, cheaper, more accessible edition demonstrates the work's ongoing reach, moving beyond its initial readership amongst the intelligentsia to a more popular audience (as demonstrated by the various health-food advertisements at the rear).
Stock code: 24429