First edition, first printing. Publisher's original navy blue cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean and bright throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£5.95 net to the front flap). An excellent copy.
The first edition of the English philosopher's seminal work on animal rights, providing a radical reappraisal of humanity's standing in the world, and asserting the need to expand the liberal principal of safeguarding other species from 'unnecessary' pain to include an acknowledgement of their right not to be harmed for any human purpose. As part of this, Clark thereby argues in favour of the widespread adoption of vegetarianism. An influential work in the development of the modern animal rights movement.
Stock code: 19579