London: John Mardon, 1839. First U.K. Edition. Described as the "immediate antecedent of Thoreau's doctrine of simplicity" (Leo Stoller, "Thoreau's Doctrine of Simplicity" "New England Quarterly," Vol. 29, no. 4, Dec. 1956, p. 443), "Self-culture is practical, or it proposes as one of its chief ends to fit us for action, to make us efficient in whatever we undertake, to train us in firmness of purpose and to fruitfulness of resource in common life" (p. 13). Octavo (23cm.); disbound; 44pp. Exceedingly brittle and chipped along extremities, leaves loose. A Fair to Good but complete copy only.