New York: John B. Alden, 1890. Fairly representative Progressive Era omnium-gatherum of social reform ideas, statistics, and economic theory. The author was a California lawyer and journalist, for some time assistant managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner, and the author of some twenty books on a wide variety of topics including California history, social reform, and spiritualism. From the advertising leaf: "...An impartial discussion of some of the wrongs and rights of capital and labor, together with an analysis of industrial depressions as related to the present railway system. Also, a glance a co-operative profit-sharing, an analysis of Henry George's land fallacies, with thoughts on socialism and the future of labor, containing notes and tables on the social condition of the people." Narrow small octavo (18.5cm x 11cm). Original terra-cotta cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 182pp, with advertising leaf facing title page; index. Covers slightly soiled and rubbed; dusting to text block edges and endpapers; still a tight, internally clean copy, VG.