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The Uvdal Pilot Community (Norway). Project 323
[Paris]: European Productivity Agency, [1957]. Quarto. Printed wrappers; 37p; illus. Slight toning to wrapper extremities, else Near Fine. Chronicles the first few years of the experimental co-operative community of Uvdal, Norway. Two inserted leaves of halftone plates.
[Item #10690]
Price: $45.00
 
The Uvdal Pilot Community (Norway). Project 323
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Equality
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1897. First Edition. The sequel to Bellamy's enormously popular Looking Backward 2000-1887. An uncommonly well-preserved example. Small octavo (20cm). Salmon cloth boards, blocked in brown and gilt on spine and front cover; viii, 412, (8)pp. Tight, clean Near Fine copy, just lightly dusted at...
[Item #17915]
Price: $75.00
 
Equality
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Looking Backward 2000-1887
Boston: Ticknor & Company, 1888. First Edition. Without question the most influential 19th-century American utopia, and included among the Grolier Club's One Hundred Influential Books Printed Before 1900. Looking Backward spawned not only a host of literary imitators, accounting for the great profusion of utopian fantasies between 1890 and 1900...
[Item #17556]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Looking Backward 2000-1887
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Social Destiny of Man: or, Association and Reorganization of Industry
Philadelphia: C.F. Stollmeyer, 1840. First Edition. Brisbane's (1809-1890) major work, and the first complete exposition in America of the ideas of the French utopian socialist Charles Fourier. As the direct inspiration for the conversion of George Ripley's Brook Farm to a Fourierist phalanx in 1842, and the subsequent establishment of...
[Item #13547]
Price: $500.00
 
Social Destiny of Man: or, Association and Reorganization of Industry
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My Friends at Brook Farm
New York: Desmond Fitzgerald, 1912. First Edition. Octavo. Green cloth boards, gilt titles; 172pp; illus. Mild soil to edges of text block, light wear, VG or better. MYERSON A133. DARE 525.
[Item #8438]
Price: $60.00
 
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Bill of labor exchange note for 1/4
Kepner, PA: Brunswick Valley Colony, 1897. Serial number 38; oblong bank note (6.75x15.5cm.); illus.; printed in brown and red on recto, green on verso. Signed by C. A. (?) Burrows, Pres., and C. (?) D. Rapp, Acct. Previous folds, small loss to top left-hand corner slightly affecting image, else Very...
[Item #21600]
Price: $50.00
 
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A Series of Common Sense Tests whereby any person may answer for himself or herself the question "Am I Educated" Formulated by Dr. Herman H. Horne [...]
Alpine, NJ: Wilbur F. Copeland / The Copeland School, N.d. (after 1910). Wilbur F. Copeland (likely dates 1864-1943), a disciple of Edward Bellamy and Laurence Gronlund, founded the Straight Edge Society, a Christian Socialist community, in New York in 1899. According to Trahair (Utopias and Utopias: An Historical Dictionary, Westport...
[Item #20356]
Price: $60.00
 
A Series of Common Sense Tests whereby any person may answer for himself or herself the question "Am I Educated" Formulated by Dr. Herman H. Horne [...]
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The Torch
Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1948. First Edition. Future dystopia with libertarian undertones. Originally serialized in the Argosy in 1920; this is the first book edition. Small octavo (19cm). Cloth boards; pictorial dustjacket; 229pp. Illustrated by L. Robert Tschirsky. About Fine, in a bright, unclipped dustwrapper, Near Fine.
[Item #13066]
Price: $35.00
 
The Torch
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The Industrial Republic: A Study of the America of Ten Years Hence
New York: Doubleday, Page, 1907. First Edition. A key early work by Sinclair, supplying a sort of non-fiction sequel to his The Jungle, which had been published a year earlier. In the current work Sinclair analyzes present economic conditions,concentrating on wage-slavery and concentration of wealth, and predicts an inevitable social...
[Item #16763]
Price: $50.00
 
The Industrial Republic: A Study of the America of Ten Years Hence
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Communist and Co-Operative Colonies. Translated by Ernest F. Row
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. N.d. [1930]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards; paper spine label; 222pp. Ink ownership signature to front endpaper, else a tight, Near Fine and unmarked copy, lacking dustwrapper.
[Item #20192]
Price: $20.00
 
Communist and Co-Operative Colonies. Translated by Ernest F. Row
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Socialism New and Old
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1901. Later printing. Octavo. Red cloth boards, blocked in black and gilt on spine and covers; lv,416,[4]pp. Hint of fading to spine; ownership signature to front flyleaf; Very Good to Near Fine. In the publishers "International Scientific Series."
[Item #24745]
Price: $25.00
 
Socialism New and Old
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Socialism Before the French Revolution: A History
New York: Macmillan, 1907. First Edition. Octavo (19cm). Maroon cloth boards, lettered in black on spine; dustjacket; xviii,339,[2]pp. Slight lean to text block, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the scarce publisher's printed dustwrapper(later), die-cut at top of spine to reveal spine title (probably as issued). Jacket advertises "New...
[Item #24744]
Price: $75.00
 
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Thomas Say, Early American Naturalist.
Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas, 1931. First Edition. 8°; cloth boards; xiv+260pp; bibliog; illus. Gentle fade to spine, else Fine, lacking jacket. INSCRIBED by author Weiss on front endpaper. Scholarly biography of the eminent American naturalist, with lengthy sections devoted to his period of residence at New Harmony and to the...
[Item #8445]
Price: $60.00
 
Thomas Say, Early American Naturalist.
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Llano's Co-operative Units. Food, Clothing and Shelter is Assured by the Adoption of This System
Newllano: Llano Co-Operative Colony, N.d. (ca 1934). Eleven-point plan for "forming co-operative Units on the land...[to be] carried out by a family, a group of families, or numbers of people combining themselves together upon the land and from it producing all that the soil itself can be made to give...
[Item #20406]
Price: $50.00
 
Llano's Co-operative Units. Food, Clothing and Shelter is Assured by the Adoption of This System
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An Immigrant of a Hundred Years Ago: A Story of Someone's Ancestor
Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1941. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Printed card wrappers; 35pp. Wrappers slightly toned and soiled; text clean and unmarked; a solid, VG copy. A product of the eccentric visionary and bookseller Charles Heartman, published at his remotee, Mississippi utopian colony "Book Farm", which he envisioned as...
[Item #24181]
Price: $20.00
 
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History of The Hopedale Community, from Its Inception to Its Virtual Submergence in the Hopedale Parish
Lowell: Thompson & Hill - The Vox Populi Press, 1897. First Edition. This copy with an undated presentation inscription to Harvard economist Charles Phillips Huse: "C.P. Huse, from his pupil, George D. Osgood. A grandson of the man who saved the Community remnants and never received any thanks for so...
[Item #8405]
Price: $300.00
 
History of The Hopedale Community, from Its Inception to Its Virtual Submergence in the Hopedale Parish
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The Supercity: A Planned Physical Equipment for City Life
Washington DC: [Robert R. Kern], 1924. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original dark green buckram, spine embossed in gilt; [2],349pp.; 4 plates of plans. About Fine. Proposal for the construction of the ideal city, which would be "put...to work to the end that part of the world's work may be accomplished...
[Item #24862]
Price: $100.00
 
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The Red Peril
Cleveland: The Ohio Apostolate, 1912. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Printed thick paper wrappers; 56pp. Inked catalog number to front wrapper, else just light external wear and soil; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. A Catholic priest's exegesis on the evils of Socialism. Includes a substantial section on the Society of...
[Item #20428]
Price: $60.00
 
The Red Peril
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The New Harmony Communities
Marion, Ind. Chronicle Company, 1902. Second Edition. History of the failed utopian Owenite community of New Harmony, founded in 1825 on the Wabash River in Posey County, Indiana, the original location of the Rappite town of Harmony. The society, consisting of approximately 1000 members by the end of its first...
[Item #24579]
Price: $200.00
 
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Astyanax: an Epic Romance of Ilion, Atlantis & Amaraca
New York: Broadway Publishing Co. 1907. First edition. Octavo. Original gilt-pictorial ribbed blue cloth; variously paged; 47 inserted leaves of plates; 4 folding maps. Trivial rubbing to board corners, else a remarkable, unworn copy, very near Fine. Prehistoric lost race novel involving Atlantis, Troy, and Mexico.
[Item #11378]
Price: $300.00
 
Astyanax: an Epic Romance of Ilion, Atlantis & Amaraca
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The Rise of Dennis Hathnaught: Life of the Common People Across the Ages as Set Down in the Great Books of the World
Brooklyn: Writers' Publishing Co. [1915]. A popular history of the laboring class, here personified in the figure of "Dennis Hathnaught." Composed by MacCarthy in order that the reader, presumably of the working class, "may be taught to judge more intelligently of his own time and its problems if he has...
[Item #22077]
Price: $200.00
 
The Rise of Dennis Hathnaught: Life of the Common People Across the Ages as Set Down in the Great Books of the World
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The Pilgrims of Russian-Town. The Community of Spiritual Christian Jumpers in America. The Struggle of a Primitive Religious Society to Maintain Itself in an Urban Environment
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932. First Edition. A study of the lives and practices of the Molokan community in Los Angeles, a group of the Russian peasant sect who dissented from the Russian Greek Orthodox church to pursue a "better way of life." Octavo (20cm). Grey cloth boards, frontis...
[Item #14896]
Price: $40.00
 
The Pilgrims of Russian-Town. The Community of Spiritual Christian Jumpers in America. The Struggle of a Primitive Religious Society to Maintain Itself in an Urban Environment
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The Oneida Community. A Dialogue.
No Place: No Publisher. First Edition. N.p., n.d. (ca 1894). 8°; self-wraps; 22pp. A fine copy. DARE 1527. A brief history of Oneida presented in the form of a dialogue between "Inquirer" and "Communist." OCLC locates a dozen copies; this is a fresh example. Octavo.
[Item #8459]
Price: $75.00
 
The Oneida Community. A Dialogue.
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Address on Free Inquiry / To Which is Added, Aphorisms on Free Inquiry, by Thomas Jefferson, one of the Presidents of the United States
London: J. Watson, N.d. [ca 1840]. A freethought tract. The Jefferson aphorisms are in fact not added, but incorporated into the text. Not in Ballinger (Nat. Library of Wales); OCLC finds 15 locations. 16mo. Printed pamphlet; 16pp. Removed; lacking original cover wraps; Good.
[Item #19376]
Price: $250.00
 
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A Lecture on Consistency, as Delivered in New York, Boston and London
[London: D.B. Cousins, ca 1841]. A freethought tract. Not in Ballinger (Nat. Library of Wales); OCLC finds 8 locations; later reissued by J. Watson and others. 16mo. Printed pamphlet; 16pp. Removed; lacking original cover wraps; Good.
[Item #19367]
Price: $250.00
 


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