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The Science of Society. No. 1. The True Constitution of Government in the Sovereignty of the Individual as the Final Development of Protestantism, Democracy and Socialism [togther with, as issued] No. 2, Cost the Limit of Price
Boston: Sarah E Holmes, 1888. The definitive edition of Andrews's most important work, regarded by James J. Martin as "the finest statement of Warrenism ever written" (Men Against the State, p. 153). This edition republishes two separate works originally published in 1851. The first had been delivered earlier as a....
[Item #31905]
Price: $650.00
 
The Science of Society. No. 1. The True Constitution of Government in the Sovereignty of the Individual as the Final Development of Protestantism, Democracy and Socialism [togther with, as issued] No. 2, Cost the Limit of Price. ANARCHISM, Stephen Pearl ANDREWS.
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The Basic Outline of Universology. An Introduction to the Newly Discovered Science of the Universe; its Elementary Principles; and the First States of their Development in the Special Sciences. Together with Preliminary Notices of Alwato, the Newly Discovered Scientific Universal Language, Resulting from the Principles of Universology
New York: Dion Thomas, 1872. First Edition. An attempt at universal philosophy, bringing together language, music, mathematics, and religious (as well as anti-religious) thought. This was Andrews's most ambitious (or at least most all-encompassing) work, and includes the first introduction of his invented language, "Alwato," which was to be the...
[Item #31930]
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The Basic Outline of Universology. An Introduction to the Newly Discovered Science of the Universe; its Elementary Principles; and the First States of their Development in the Special Sciences. Together with Preliminary Notices of Alwato, the Newly Discovered Scientific Universal Language, Resulting from the Principles of Universology. Stephen Pearl ANDREWS.
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Charles Fourier: Sein Leben und Seine Theorien
Stuttgart: Verlag von J.H.W. Dietz, 1890. First Edition. German-language biography of the French utopian socialist and inventor of the Phalanstère, a building design for an intentional community. August Bebel was co-founder of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (1869) and acted as chairman of the Social Democratic Party of...
[Item #25452]
Price: $350.00
 
Charles Fourier: Sein Leben und Seine Theorien. August BEBEL, Arthur Brisbane, provenance Albert.
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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. Edward BELLAMY.
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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. Edward BELLAMY.
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Looking Backward 2000-1887
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [1931]. Reprint. Attractive reissue, for the "Riverside Library" series, of Bellamy's landmark utopian novel. Adds a brief (4pp) introduction by the left-wing journalist Heywood Broun and a striking Art Deco dustwrapper, designed by Roland Cosimini (Jackets Required, p.24). Octavo (21cm); textured red cloth boards, with titles stamped...
[Item #27957]
Price: $85.00
 
Looking Backward 2000-1887. Edward BELLAMY, novel, Heywood BROUN, introduction.
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This Ugly Civilization
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1929. First Edition. Borsodi's first full-scale work calling for a return to agrarian homesteading and human-scale technologies. This Ugly Civilization, written at the height of (and as a direct attack on) the influence of the rhapsodists of the "Machine Age," is a prescient and scathing...
[Item #21941]
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This Ugly Civilization. Ralph BORSODI.
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Précis de l'Organisation du Travail, Extrait de "L'Organisation du Travail et l'Association"
Paris: A la Librairie Sociétaire, 1846 [but 1848]. Second Edition. French dyer's proposal of Fourierist principles of organization for the working class, making the argument that certain points could be adopted by contemporary employers. Briancourt's publication could be considered one of a number of unsuccessful attempts to inspire the founding...
[Item #32022]
Price: $200.00
 
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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. Albert BRISBANE.
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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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Erewhon Revisited: Twenty Years Later. Both by the Original Discoverer of the Country and by his Son
London: Grant Richards, 1901. First Edition. Octavo. Original deep red cloth with gilt titles; xi, 338, (1)pp. Slight external wear; endpapers darkened as usual, else a tight, Very Good to Near Fine copy with gilt bright on spine and front cover. Lacking errata slip noted in Lewis. The sequel to...
[Item #21495]
Price: $250.00
 
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Erewhon: or, Over the Range
London: Grant Richards, 1901. New and Revised Edition. Octavo. Original deep red cloth with gilt titles; xviii, 324, (1)pp. Mild discoloration to boards; endpapers darkened and a few scattered and faint spots of foxing to text else a tight, attractive copy with gilt bright on spine and front cover; Very...
[Item #21493]
Price: $350.00
 
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Erewhon; or, Over the Range
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, [1917]. First American Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original blue cloth, printed paper labels to upper cover and spine; xxvii,[1],320pp. Spine a bit cocked, labels darkened, last third of textblock fore-edge dampstained not affecting interior, else About Very Good and sound. Utopian satire first published anonymously...
[Item #21481]
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Erewhon; or, Over the Range. Samuel BUTLER.
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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 [...]. Wilbur F. COPELAND.
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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. DYSTOPIAS, Jack BECHDOLT.
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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. ECONOMICS - SOCIALISM, Upton SINCLAIR.
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Herland. Introduction by Ann J. Lane
New York: Pantheon, 1979. First Separate Edition. A lost feminist utopia, originally published serially in Gilman's feminist journal The Forerunner in 1915. Rediscovered by Lane in the Seventies, this is the first edition in book form. Endlessly reprinted, but the first edition is actually somewhat uncommon, especially so signed. Octavo...
[Item #31263]
Price: $60.00
 
Herland. Introduction by Ann J. Lane. Charlotte Perkins GILMAN.
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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. William GRAHAM.
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Where Socialism Failed: An Actual Experiment
New York: McBride, Nast & Co. 1913. First American Edition. The Operation consisted of 220 Australians who moved to Paraguay in 1893 to establish the utopian settlement "New Australia" under the leadership of William Lane, a utopian socialist. Because of Lane's unpopular views on alcohol and sexual relationships, a splinter...
[Item #28633]
Price: $100.00
 
Where Socialism Failed: An Actual Experiment. Stewart GRAHAME.
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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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Summer Time Ends
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1935]. First American Edition. Thick octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth in the yellow second issue dust jacket printed in red and black; [2],877pp. Jacket rather dust-soiled with a few tiny chips to extremities, else Very Good and sound overall. Second issue dust jacket with the extensive blurb by...
[Item #32028]
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. HARMONY SOCIETIES, Harry B. WEISS, Grace M. ZIEGLER.
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Brotherhood of the New Life. Letter from Thomas Lake Harris, with Passing Reference to Recent Criticisms
Santa Rosa: T.L. Harris, 1891. First Edition. DARE 1057. By the 1890s Harris’s free love advocacy had come under the severe scrutiny and criticism of his California neighbors. In this pamphlet he attacks his detractors as “moral carrion” and defends his practices as the best path to overcoming “the universal...
[Item #8447]
Price: $200.00
 
Brotherhood of the New Life. Letter from Thomas Lake Harris, with Passing Reference to Recent Criticisms. Thomas Lake HARRIS.
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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
 
An Immigrant of a Hundred Years Ago: A Story of Someone's Ancestor. Charles HEARTMAN.
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American Communities: Brief Sketches of Economy, Zoar, Bethel, Aurora, Amana, Icaria, The Shakers, Oneida, Wallingford, and the Brotherhood of the New Life
Oneida: Office of the American Socialist, 1878. First edition. A standard sourcebook on American utopias, including notes on many communities which do not receive much mention elsewhere. There was a simultaneous issue in wrappers; expanded editions were issued in 1902 and 1908. The first edition is somewhat uncommon, especially in...
[Item #25943]
Price: $300.00
 
American Communities: Brief Sketches of Economy, Zoar, Bethel, Aurora, Amana, Icaria, The Shakers, Oneida, Wallingford, and the Brotherhood of the New Life. William Alfred HINDS.


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