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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Yankee in Canada.
Boston: : Ticknor and Fields., 1866. ([Cambridge, Mass.] : University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co., Cambridge.)
|Named Person:||John Brown; John Brown; Thomas Carlyle; Wendell Phillips|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henry David Thoreau; Sophia E Thoreau; William Ellery Channing; Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Notes:||First edition, edited by Sophia E. Thoreau and William Ellery Channing.
The first three chapters of A Yankee in Canada appeared in Putnam's magazine in 1853 under the title "Excursion to Canada."
"Prayers" was attributed to Thoreau by mistake, only a prayer in verse included being his (on p. 120, with first line "Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf"). The essay itself, first published in the Dial, is by Emerson, and is now published in his Natural history of the intellect.
Collation: pi² 1-12¹² [$1,5 (-1₅) signed]; 146 leaves, pp. [4 unn.] [1-3] 4-286 [287-288 (blank)] (internal unnumbered pages not noted). Also includes unused signatures for pi² A-I⁸ J⁸ K-R⁸.
Bound in publisher's cloth; BAL notes 3 variant designs and a variety of cloth grains and colors; Borst details cloth variants, but describes only the design corresponding to BAL binding A.
|Description:||, 286,  p. ; 19 cm.|
|Contents:||A Yankee in Canada --
Anti-slavery and reform papers : Slavery in Massachusetts --
Civil disobedience --
A plea for Captain John Brown --
Paradise (to be) regained --
Herald of freedom --
Thomas Carlyle and his works --
Life without principle --
Wendell Phillips before the Concord Lyceum --
The last days of John Brown.
|Responsibility:||By Henry D. Thoreau, author of "A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rovers," "Walden," "Cape Cod," etc., etc..|
- Québec (Province) -- Description and travel.
- Slavery -- United States.
- Civil disobedience.
- Brown, John, -- 1800-1859.
- Carlyle, Thomas, -- 1795-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Phillips, Wendell, -- 1811-1884.
- Esclavage -- États-Unis.
- Québec (Province) -- Descriptions et voyages.