Progress & Plenty: Advocates the Single Tax, a Scientific Currency, and a Minimum Wage to Abolish Poverty and Unemployment [Inscribed & Signed to Henry Ford]. SOCIALISTS, James S. PATON.

Progress & Plenty: Advocates the Single Tax, a Scientific Currency, and a Minimum Wage to Abolish Poverty and Unemployment [Inscribed & Signed to Henry Ford]

Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1918. Second Edition. Uncommon work by a student of George Henry's, whose influence would lead a group of twenty-eight single-tax disciples from Des Moines, Iowa, to found the Fairhope Industrial Association on Mobile Bay in Alabama in 1893. The Association, where Paton resided at the time of publication, still operates as a single-tax community to this day under the name the "Fairhope Single-Tax Corporation." A significant association copy, the industrialist Henry Ford having been in favor of a Single Tax system (see David Lanier Lewis, The Public Image of Henry Ford (1976), p. 76). We find three copies of this edition in OCLC as of August, 2018, at Kansas State, the Minnesota Historical Society, and U. Oregon. Small octavo (19cm.); publisher's green cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt; 136pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Light shelf wear to cloth extremities, corners slightly softened, minor offsetting to endpapers, else Very Good or better. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper: "Presented to Henry Ford by Jas. S. Paton / Fairhope, Ala."

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