BROWER, James H. [Hatton]
The Mills of Mammon
Joliet, IL: P.H. Murray, 1909. First Edition. Octavo. Original gilt- and ink-blocked cloth; 491p; 8 leaves of plates. With laid-in promotional slip. Minor soiling to boards; small stain at base of front cover, still a tight, attractive copy, Very Good or better, of the decidedly uncommon first edition. Described by Rideout as sounding like "500 pages of Harold Bell Wright on a soapbox," Brower's work was a direct attack on the moral and cultural depredations of capitalism. This copy retains a printed promotional leaflet in which the author invites the reader not "to hesitate to tell me just what you think of the Mills of Mammon -- go after it from title page to the end." We have never seen this leaflet in any other copy. HANNA 468. Rideout p.293.