The Books of Henry S. Salt, 1887-1937

When I talked with Henry S. Salt last summer and saw his keen eyes looking at me from the vantage point of eighty-six years on the frontiers of human reform, I became conscious that I was in the presence of greatness, that a vast deal of life lay behind so keen an understanding. As I saw behind him a shelf of books all with his name on their backs, I knew that his human sympathy had flowered into warm expression more times than I had dreamed of before.

All of us know the excellence of his biography of Thoreau, not surpassed in over forty years; some of us know his dozens of magazine articles about Thoreau; but have any of us realized the range of his work in the past fifty years? That its sheer range may be appreciated, and omitting all of his periodical articles, I have compiled a list of the various editions of Mr. Salt's separate publications and send the list as a tribute to the English and best biographer of Thoreau, hoping to remind us that there still is in the world one protestant against man's inhumanity.

  • 1887
    • A Shelly Primer. "Shelley Society Publications. Fourth series No. 4." London: Reeves and Turner.
  • 1888
    • Literary Sketches. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowery and Co.
    • A Study of Shelley's "Julian and Maddalo." (Limited to 25 copies) Privately printed. Place and publisher not indicated.
  • 1889
    • An Examination of Hogg's "Life of Shelley." (Limited to 25 copies) Privately printed. Place and publisher not indicated.
    • Life of James Thomson ("B.V.") With a Selection from his Letters and a Study of his Writings. London: A.C. Fifield.
  • 1890
    • The Life of Henry David Thoreau. London: Richard Bentley and Son.
  • 1892
    • Animals' Rights and Social Progress, with a Bibliographical Appendix. New York: Macmillan.
    • Animals' Rights and Social Progress, with a Bibliographical Appendix. Revised edition. London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd.
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Monograph. "Dilettante Library." London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowery and Co.
    • Shelley's Principles: Has Time Refuted or Confirmed Them? London: Reeves and Turner.
  • 1893
    • Richard Jeffries: A Study. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowery and Co.
    • Songs of Freedom (Selected and Edited) "Canterbury Poets." London: Walter Scott, Ltd.
    • Tennyson as a Thinker. London: Reeves and Turner.
  • 1894
    • Animals' Rights, Considered in Relation to Social Progress. Also an Essay on Vivisection in America by Albert Leffingwell. New York and London: Macmillan.
    • Richard Jeffries: A Study. New York: Macmillan.
  • 1896
    • Life and Writings of Henry David Thoreau. From same plates as "Great Writers Series" edition, with new title page. London: Walter Scott, Ltd.
    • The Life of Henry David Thoreau. Revised edition. "Great Writers Series." New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
    • The Life of Henry David Thoreau. Revised edition. "Great Writers Series." London: Walter Scott, Ltd.
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet and Pioneer: A Biographical Study. London: Reeves and Turner. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
    • The Song of the Respectables and Other Verses. Manchester: Labour Press Society, Ltd.
  • 1897
    • Cruelties of Civilization: A Program of Human Reform. (Edited by Henry S. Salt) London: Reeves and Turner.
  • 1901
    • Kith and Kin: Poems of Animal Life. London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd.
  • 1902
    • Shelley as a Pioneer of Humanitarianism. "Reprinted from Humane Review." London: Humanitarian League.
  • 1904
    • De Quincey. "Miniature Series of Great Writers." London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd.
    • De Quincey. "Miniature Series of Great Writers." New York: Macmillan.
  • 1905
    • Animals Rights Considered in Relation to Social Progress. Revised edition. London: A.C. Fifield.
    • Life of James Thomson ("B.V.") With a Selection from his Letters and a Study of his Writings. London: A.C. Fifield.
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet and Pioneer. "Cheaper edition." London: A.C. Fifield.
    • Richard Jeffries: His Life and His Ideals. London: A.C. Fifield.
  • 1906
    • Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues. London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd.
    • Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues. Second edition revised. New York: Macmillan.
    • Richard Jeffries: His Life and His Ideals. New and cheaper edition in "Simple Life Series." London: A.C. Fifield.
  • 1908
    • On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills: Pilgrimages to Snowdon and Scawfell. London: A.C. Fifield.
  • 1909
    • The Ethics of Corporal Punishment. London: The Humanitarian League.
    • The Eton Hare Hunt. London: A.C. Fifield.
    • The Secret of the Reptile House. Snake Feeding at the Zoological Gardens. London: The Humanitarian League.
    • Tennyson as a Thinker. London: A.C. Fifield.
  • 1911
    • On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills: Pilgrimages to Snowdon and Scawfell. London: A.C. Fifield.
  • 1912
    • Treasure of Lucretius. Place and Publisher not indicated.
  • 1913
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet and Pioneer. Revised edition. London: Watts and Co.
  • 1914
    • The Humanities of Diet: Some Reasons and Rhymings. London: Vegetarian Society.
    • Life of James Thomson ("B.V.") With a Selection from his Letters and a Study of his Writings. Revised edition. London: Watts and Co.
  • 1915
    • Animals Rights and Social Progress, with a Bibliographical Appendix. Revised ed. London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd.
  • 1916
    • The Flogging Craze: A Statement of the Case Against Corporal Punishment. London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd.
  • 1917
    • David Henry Thoreau: A Centenary Essay. London: The Humanitarian League.
    • Killing for Sport: Essays by Various Writers. Edited by Henry S. Salt, with preface by Bernard Shaw. "War Time Edition." London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd.
  • 1918
    • Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues. Second revised edition. London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd.
  • 1921
    • Seventy Years Among Savages. London: Allen and Unwin.
    • Seventy Years Among Savages. New York: Boni.
  • 1922
    • Animals Rights Considered in Relation to Social Progress. Revised edition. London: George Bell and Sons, Ltd. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company.
    • The Call of the Wildflower. London: Allen and Unwin.
    • On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills: Pilgrimages to Snowdon and Scawfell. Revised edition. London: C.W. Daniel Company.
  • 1923
    • The Story of My Cousins: Brief Animal Biographies. London: Watts and Company.
  • 1924
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet and Pioneer. London: Allen and Unwin.
  • 1926
    • Homo Sapeins and Other Verses. London: Watts and Company.
    • The Story of Dido and Aeneas: The Fourth Book of Virgil's "Aeneid" Translated into English Verse. Translated by Henry S. Salt. London: Watts and Company.
  • 1928
    • The Story of Aeneas: Virgil's "Aeneid" Translated into English Verse. Translated by Henry S. Salt. Cambridge Univ. Press.
      (Same) New York: Macmillan and Company.
    • Our Vanishing Wildflowers and Other Essays. Afterword by Sir M. Abbot-Anderson. London: Watts and Company.
    • Memories of Bygone Eton. London: Hutchinson and Company.
  • 1929
    • Political Justice: A Reprint of the Essay on Property from the Original Edition by William Godwin. Edited by Henry S. Salt. London: Allen and Unwin, Ltd.
  • 1930
    • Company I Have Kept. London: Allen and Unwin.
  • 1931
    • Cum Grano, Verses and Epigrams by Henry S. Salt. Berkley Heights, N.J.: Oriole Press.
  • 1933
    • Logic of Vegetarianism, Essays and Dialogues. Revised edition. London: The Vegetarian Society.
  • 1935
    • The Creed of Kinship. London: Constable and Company.

A Note on the Text:

1st issued by Raymond Adams at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, December 1937.

Source: Reproduced from a typescript in The Raymond Adams Collection in the Thoreau Society Collections: Salt, Henry S.