Boston: Bela Marsh, 1849. First Edition. Octavo (18.5cm); original green blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 414pp.; engraved portrait frontispiece. Corners gently bumped, tiny dampstain to upper cover, spine a bit toned, brief foxing to preliminaries, else a Very Good or better copy.
Part autobiography, part personal philosophy by the important American proto-anarchist, feminist and abolitionist Herny Clarke Wright, published by the Boston radical publisher Bela Marsh, known for disseminating works by fellow abolitionists and freethinkers throughout the mid-19th century.