The Books of Henry S. Salt, 1887-1937

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.

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