Boston: Arena Publishing Company, 1893. First Edition. Still the authoritative biographical source for Brisbane, the utopian socialist who was the leading popularizer in America of the ideas of Charles Fourier. Brisbane was instrumental in the conversion of Brook Farm to a Fourierist phalanx. An uncommon work. Large octavo (23cm). Pale blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 377pp + 8pp publisher's ads; portr. frontispiece. Tight, attractive copy, lightly worn at board edges, endpapers darkened as usual; a little dulled on spine, but generally sound and better than typically seen. Private library label of John Sullivan inside front cover.