HINDS, William Alfred
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 nice condition. HOWES H503. 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.