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God's Dealings vs. Our Social Conditions: A Series of Conferences
New York: Joseph F. Wagner, [1912]. First Edition. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); original tan printed wrappers; [4],75pp. Extremities toned and lightly rubbed, else Very Good or better. Pro-Christian Socialist pamphlet, apparently Bellord's only published work according to holdings in OCLC.
[Item #23146]
Price: $45.00
 
God's Dealings vs. Our Social Conditions: A Series of Conferences
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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 Needs of the City: An Address Delivered before the Boston Conference of the Evangelical Alliance, December 4, 1889 [Inscribed to Dr. Albert Shaw]
New York: Evangelical Alliance for the United States, 1889. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original olive staplebound wrappers; 14pp. Upper cover slightly toned at spine and bottom edge, else Very Good. Author inscription to upper cover: "Dr. Albert Shaw, [illegible] Editor of the Tribune, With the regards of the Author." Shaw...
[Item #26977]
Price: $125.00
 
The Needs of the City: An Address Delivered before the Boston Conference of the Evangelical Alliance, December 4, 1889 [Inscribed to Dr. Albert Shaw]
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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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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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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
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Democratic Industry: A Practical Study in Social History
New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1920. Reprint of the first (1919) edition. Octavo (19cm.); original cloth in white dust jacket printed in blue; ix,[3],362pp. A few short chips and tears to jacket extremities, several clean tears along folds, the largest to lower 2/3rds of rear jacket spine fold with...
[Item #25538]
Price: $40.00
 
Democratic Industry: A Practical Study in Social History
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Joseph Tuckerman: Pioneer in American Social Work
Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1940. First Edition. Large octavo. Original printed thick-paper wrappers; xvii, 450pp. Mild external toning and wear, else Near Fine. Inscribed by the author on half-title, dated 1956. McColgan a Catholic priest from Boston; this was his doctoral dissertation, a scholarly study of the...
[Item #26475]
Price: $40.00
 
Joseph Tuckerman: Pioneer in American Social Work
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Labour and Childhood
London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1907. First Edition. 12mo. Cloth-backed boards; xv, 205,[2]pp. Tight, Near Fine copy, lacking dustwrapper. Presumed remainder issue, with the Swann Sonnenschein sheets in a binding which bears the Allen & Unwin slug at base of spine. Fresh copy of this pioneering work on child welfare by the...
[Item #28768]
Price: $50.00
 
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Invitation to the Lecture "Nationalism, Its Principles, Aims, & Methods"
New York: Nationalist Club of New York, no. 9, 1890. First Edition. Lecture organized by one of the many Nationalist Clubs, socialist political groups which began to emerge in the United States after the publication of Edward Bellamy's novel Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (1888). Oblong palm card (7.5x12.5cm.); printed on pink...
[Item #25206]
Price: $75.00
 
Invitation to the Lecture "Nationalism, Its Principles, Aims, & Methods"
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The Oneida Community. A Dialogue.
No Place: No Publisher. First Edition. N.p., n.d. (ca 1894). Octavo; 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.
[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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Hard Times: Their Cause and Cure [cover title]
Minneapolis: 1886. First Edition. 16mo (15cm.); original olive printed wrappers; 48pp. Upper cover darkened, some tiny losses to extremities, else Very Good. Christian Socialist's view on the economic depression which plagued that last few decades of the 19th century. Not in EGBERT.
[Item #26975]
Price: $75.00
 
Hard Times: Their Cause and Cure [cover title]
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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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The Oneida Community. Replies by one of the surviving members, to the interrogatories of a French political economist [M. Fabré]
Kenwood [NY]: 1897. First Edition. Replies, by a former resident, to "Monsieur [Auguste?] Fabre", answering questions regarding the disbanding of the Oneida Community. "I believe that the first cause of the dissolution of the Oneida Community was the plan and purpose of God...a second cause was the intense opposition or...
[Item #24976]
Price: $75.00
 
The Oneida Community. Replies by one of the surviving members, to the interrogatories of a French political economist [M. Fabré]
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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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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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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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The Socialist Movement
Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1902. First Edition. 12mo (19cm.); original salmon staplebound wrappers; 31pp. A bit of dust-soiling and a few short closed tears to extremities, else Very Good and sound. Short tract by the Christian Socialist leader Reverend Charles H. Vail, at the time the National Organizer...
[Item #26890]
Price: $30.00
 
The Socialist Movement


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