1879-1905 Twenty-Four Pamphlets on Socialism
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Present here are:
William Ward's very scarce 1905 pamphlet 'Christ and the Unemployed', a Christian socialist take on unemployment in Great Britain. Retaining the front wrap.
The second work is an excerpt from Henry George's essay 'The Condition of Labour', an open letter to Pope Leo XIII discussion the labour movement amongst England's working classes. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of the author.
Henry Varley's lecture 1901 'God's Settling Day. Recent National Events and the South African War', discussing the use of forced labour. A very scarce work, retaining the publisher's original front wrap.
The very scarce 1879 work 'Historical Credibility, with Special Reference to Miracles: A Chapter of Logic for Every Day Life', credited to 'An Ex-Scholar of Oxford', and not recorded by Jisc or WorldCat. Lacking the publisher's wraps.
An undated thirty-two page account of the 'Life of Oliver Cromwell'.
Coulson Kernahan's 1897 work 'The God and the Ant', a work of devotional and apocalyptic literature. Retaining the front wrap.
A 1898 publication of Leo Tolstoy's 'The Christian Teaching', which 'first appeared in six numbers of The New Age, July-August 1898, now completely revised', this edition was published in September of the same year. A scarce publication of a work that presents Tolstoy's belief in Christian anarchism. Retaining the front wrap.
Rabbi Hermann Adler's very scarce work on health and hygiene, 'Sanitation as Taught by the Mosaic Law', published in 1893. Retaining the front wrap.
MP J. Keir Hardie's very scarce 1905 article 'John Bull and his Unemployed: A Plain Statement of the Law of England as it affects the Unemployed'. Retaining the front wrap.
Thomas Naylor's very scarce 1904 essay, which appeared in the Daily Chronicle, 'Yellow Labour: the Truth about the Chinese in the Transvaal'. Retaining the front wrap.
A short twenty-four page biography of Leo Tolstoy, removed from another work and inserted here.
Aylmer Maude's very scarce 1902 pamphlet 'Right and Wrong', a discussion of morality. Maude, along with his wife Louise, was an English translator of Tolstoy's works. Together they wrote his biography.
The fourth edition of John Clifford's pamphlet 'Oliver Cromwell and the Free Churches', issued by the National Council of Evangelical Free Churches, and discussing the lessons to be learned from Cromwell's reign. Retaining the front wrap.
John Burns's essay on 'Labour and Free Trade', discussing the politics of free trade and protectionism. Lacking publisher's wraps.
The very scarce 1903 pamphlet 'Socialism and the German Kaiser', which reproduces speeches by Georg von Vollmar and Ferdinand August Bebel, translated into English by C. and A.M. Thompson. These two speeches discuss socialism in Germany prior to the First World War. Lacking publisher's wraps.
Robert Blatchford's [Nunquam] 1895 'Some Tory Socialisms', reproducing speeches by Arthur James Balfour and Robert Cecil Salisbury. Lacking publisher's wraps.
The scarce 1895 work 'That Blessed Word - Liberty', by Alex M. Thompson, discussing socialism. Lacking the publisher's wraps. Lacking publisher's wraps.
A thirty-two page discussion of agriculture in the 1890s.
William Sowerby's scarce 1896 pamphlet 'The Agricultural Deadlock, and how to overcome it by rational means'. Without the publisher's wraps.
The 1895 essay 'Hail referendum! The shortest way to democracy' by Alex M. Thompson, a discussion of political reform of government. Lacking the original wraps.
The very scarce c1894 'Pioneer Pamphlets No. 1', with the three essays 'Why should London grow?', 'Guardian angels', and 'Cockneyfied socialism'. Lacking the publisher's wraps.
Tom Mann's very scarce 1896 'A Socialist's View of Religion and the Churches'. Retaining the original front wrap.
H. Morgan-Browne's very scarce 'The Office Boy in Public Affairs'. Lacking the publisher's wraps.
Present here are:
In a cloth binding. Bumping to spine head and tail, with discolouration to back strip and some areas of discolouration to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly age toned, with areas of spotting and some foxing throughout. Former owner's inscription in pencil to head of a preliminary leaf of each pamphlet, with the odd further pencil notation.
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