Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866.
First edition. [iv], 286 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in publisher's zigzag textured green cloth. Wear and splitting at the joints, inner joint splitting. Bookplate. Laid into a blue morocco slipcase ands chemise BAL 20117; Borst A 7.1.a; Allen, 22-23; Downs, Books That Changed America 8. Item #320721
Includes the first appearance in a volume of Thoreau’s writings of "Civil Disodedience," which, "through its impact on Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., the anti-Nazi movement in Europe in the 1940s, and anti–Vietnam War protesters in the 1970s, has had a wider political influence than any other American literary document" (ANB)
This copy inscribed on ffep "Theo Brown with the kind regards of S.[ophia] E.[lizabeth] Thoreau."
Theophilus Brown, a Worcester tailor whose humor and charm attracted the city's intellectuals to his shop, and earned him the nickname "the wit of Worcester." Brown met Thoreau through their mutual friend H.G.O. Blake.
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