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Christianity and Art
Cappel-y-ffin: Frances Walterson, 1927. First, Limited Edition. GILL 13: "...Comprises two esays which originally apeared in Blackfriars...both were revised for the present publication and again revised and reprinted in shortened form and as separate essays in Art-Nonsense..." One of 200 signed copies. Small octavo (20cm); original blue buckram, lettered in...
[Item #14069]
Price: $400.00
 
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From the Jerusalem Diary of Eric Gill
London: Privately Printed, 1953. First, Limited Edition. One of 300 numbered copies. 16mo; quarter linen over printed paper boards; original glassine (unprinted) jacket; 59pp; 10 gravure plates of Gill's friezes for the Archaeological Museum of Jerusalem, commissioned in 1934. Hint of sunning to upper board edges, else Fine in original glassine. GILL Bibliography 54a.
[Item #7011]
Price: $200.00
 
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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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Concerning Dragons. A Rhyme By H.D.C.P. Emblems By A.E.R.G.
Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1929. Reprint. Original pictorial self-wraps; 8pp. Fine. First published in 1916; the Gill bibliography notes a number of reprints through 1930. All the Ditchling printings are now uncommon, especially in fine condition.
[Item #7039]
Price: $150.00
 
Concerning Dragons. A Rhyme By H.D.C.P. Emblems By A.E.R.G.
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Social Worship for Use In Families Schools & Churches [...] Issued on Behalf of the West London Ethical Society as a Memorial of its Twenty-First Anniversary
London: The West London Ethical Society/The Ethical Church, 1913. First Edition. The first volume consists of meditations and homilies chosen from both clerical and secular sources, intended to illustrate the non-religious principles of Ethical Culture. The second volume, edited by Charles Kennedy Scott, is a compilation of secular hymns for...
[Item #15746]
Price: $600.00
 
Social Worship for Use In Families Schools & Churches [...] Issued on Behalf of the West London Ethical Society as a Memorial of its Twenty-First Anniversary
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Sculpture: An Essay By Eric Gill. Reprinted from "The Highway" June A.D. 1917
Ditchling: Douglas Pepler, 1918. First Edition. Apparently a mixed issue: covers are Gill's third variant (without the crossed-out price), but title page (rules) and pagination (p.5) conform to the earlier state. Since the wrappers on our copy are undersized by about 1/4", it seems plausible that this copy may have...
[Item #7029]
Price: $400.00
 
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Art & Prudence. An Essay.
London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. First, Limited Edition. A superlative copy of this Gill rarity. Includes two full-page copperplate engravings by Gill. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Small octavo (19cm). Original red buckram boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 18pp + two inserted leaves of plates. Bookplate of...
[Item #7020]
Price: $300.00
 
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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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Commerce. Being Extracts from The Summa Theologica of S. Thomas Aquinas, Part II. Questions lxxvii and lxxviii, as literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province, and Published by Messrs. R.&T. Washbourne. A.D. 1918
Ditchling: S. Dominic's Press, 1919. First Thus. Issued as Pepler's "Welfare Handbook" no. 6. The woodcut cover device is not attributed. Not in Gill. 12mo (13cm). Original gray paper wrappers; 22pp. Woodcut device to front cover, repeated as tail-piece on p.22. Slightly soil and foxing to cover wrappers; text fresh...
[Item #18981]
Price: $125.00
 
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Murvale Eastman, Christian Socialist
New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1891. First Edition. Blake calls this "...a long and tedious novel...[with] interminable sermons lauding Christian Socialism and the usual assortment of abductions, long-lost children and bomb plots..." WRIGHT III #5526. PRESTRIDGE 14. BLAKE 216. Nice copy. Octavo (19cm). Publisher's blue cloth boards, stamped in...
[Item #15722]
Price: $50.00
 
Murvale Eastman, Christian Socialist
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Distributive Justice: The Right and Wrong of Our Present Distribution of Wealth
New York: Macmillan, 1927. Second Edition, Revised. Octavo. Maroon cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; xi, 404pp. Straight, tight, Very Good or better, free of markings or significant wear. Ownership signature ("TJ Ailey") to front endpaper. Social and economic justice from the viewpoint of a Catholic theologian.
[Item #20115]
Price: $40.00
 
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Spain! Is Armageddon Coming?
First Edition. Holmes, a radical Unitarian socialist, was a co-founder of the ACLU and War Resisters League, and a charter member of the NAACP. In the present speech he decries the situation in Spain and calls for an end to the civil war, for which he assigns blame equally to...
[Item #12914]
Price: $75.00
 
Spain! Is Armageddon Coming?
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A Countryman's Calendar: Sayings for the Months
Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1927. First Edition. Small octavo; linen-backed printed paper boards; 31pp; illus. Moderate soil and wear to spine and board edges; internally Fine; Very Good overall. Handsome woodcut decorations; unattributed but quite likely the work of Desmond Chute and Dudley Short, two of Pepler & Gill's acolytes...
[Item #7016]
Price: $100.00
 
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Original albumen cabinet card, Zoar Hotel, 1892
S.i. 1892. Attractive view of the grand hotel at Zoar, during the community's heyday as a resort community for wealthy Clevelanders, and just prior to the community's dissolution. The Society of Separatists of Zoar, a utopian socialist community, was established in 1814 by a community of German pietists under the...
[Item #19767]
Price: $200.00
 
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The Harmonists: A Personal History
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Book Service, 1943. First Edition. Excellent first-hand account of the history and final years of the Harmony Society, written by its last leader. With numerous photographic plates (halftones). Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 425pp; illus. Small spot of discoloration at crown of spine; bookplate...
[Item #16633]
Price: $40.00
 
The Harmonists: A Personal History
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Shakerism or, The Romance of a Religion
Dayton: Otterbein Press, 1912. First Edition. Brief, sympathetic account of Shaker history, followed by a fundraising appeal to members of the United Brethren Church for funds to purchase and maintain the orphanage at Union Village, a former Shaker community which had been purchased by the Brethren in 1910. The author...
[Item #16636]
Price: $30.00
 
Shakerism or, The Romance of a Religion
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The Communistic Societies of the United States; From Personal Visit and Observation
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. First edition. Nordhoff’s survey of Utopian communities, based entirely on personal visits, remains the most reliable and thorough examination by a contemporary observer, providing detailed and generally sympathetic descriptions of life at Bethel, Aurora, Icaria, Amana, Oneida, Zoar, and the various Shaker communities. This...
[Item #11343]
Price: $250.00
 
The Communistic Societies of the United States; From Personal Visit and Observation
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The Communistic Societies of the United States; From Personal Visit and Observation
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. First edition. Nordhoff’s survey of utopian communities, based entirely on personal visits, remains the most reliable and thorough examination by a contemporary observer, providing detailed and generally sympathetic descriptions of life at Bethel, Aurora, Icaria, Amana, Oneida, Zoar, and the various Shaker communities. This...
[Item #15074]
Price: $350.00
 
The Communistic Societies of the United States; From Personal Visit and Observation
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A Concise History of the United Society of Believers called Shakers
East Canterbury, NH: Printed at Shaker Village, 1893. First Edition. Nice copy of this oft-cited Shaker history, originally published as a series of articles in the "Manufacturer and Builder" (1891). RICHMOND 1249 & 3581: "Robinson knew the Canterbury, N.H. Shakers and wrote about the sect sympathetically and knowingly." Octavo. Original...
[Item #11345]
Price: $200.00
 
A Concise History of the United Society of Believers called Shakers
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Communities of the Past and Present
Newllano, LA: Llano Colonist, 1924. First Edition. General history of utopian experiments, from Ephrata to the “Heaven Everywhere” experiment of 1923. Introduction by Job Harriman, founder of the Llano Colony and editor of its newspaper, the Llano Colonist. Original drab printed paper boards; 156pp. Ink stain to front board; hinges...
[Item #20104]
Price: $100.00
 
Communities of the Past and Present
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Socialism and the Ethics of Jesus
New York: Macmillan, 1914. Second Printing. Octavo. Blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, stamped in black on front cover; 527pp + ads. Tight, straight, Near Fine copy with text clean and unmarked. Unusually well-preserved.
[Item #18887]
Price: $25.00
 
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Metzerott, Shoemaker
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1889. First Edition. Reverse-Socialist-conversion novel, in which a fiery Socialist prods his fellow workers into a strike, only to see his own son killed in the resulting melee. A conversion to non-violent Christian Socialism follows. Probably the most enduring work by Woods (1853-1925), who was...
[Item #16708]
Price: $150.00
 
Metzerott, Shoemaker
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The City Wilderness: A Settlement Study by Residents and Associates of the South End House
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1898. First Edition. Thorough study of the Settlement movement in Boston's South End at the conclusion of the 19th century. Illustrated with maps and diagrams, including a two-page map of "The Chief Institutions & Meeting Places in a Part of the South End Boston." A particularly well-preserved...
[Item #16934]
Price: $75.00
 
The City Wilderness: A Settlement Study by Residents and Associates of the South End House