Oneida: Office of the American Socialist, 1878. First edition. Octavo (22.5cm). Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 176pp; frontis,  inserted leaves of plates (wood engravings). Verso of final text leaf contains advertisements for two other Oneida publications. Mild external rubbing, touch of wear at base of spine, still a tight, straight, Very Good to Near Fine copy, nicely preserved.
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 nice condition. HOWES H503.