Ten Men of Money Island or, The Primer of Finance. UTOPIAN FICTION, S. F. NORTON, TAX REFORM, Seymour F.

Ten Men of Money Island or, The Primer of Finance.

Chicago: By the Author, 1894. Revised Edition. A tax reform utopia, originally published serially in the Chicago Sentinel between 1879 and 1885. An author's note at base of title page states: "...it was then published in cheap pamphlet form - of which over a hundred thousand copies have since been sold. Its popularity as an educator seems to warrant the present better and more expensive edition." Issued as Vol. I, no. 1 in Norton's Quarterly Sentinel, apparently a successor to his weekly newspaper of the same name. No further numbers of the Quarterly appear to have been issued.

Ten Men of Money Island was variously reprinted, even as late as 1930, including editions by Wayland's Appeal to Reason, the London utopian publisher Reeves, and the Chicago publisher F.J. Schulte. SARGENT p.45 (citing only the London ed.). Not in Negley or Lewis, and not found in Wright. 12mo (20cm); original pictorial wrappers, stapled; 93,[1]pp; illus. Text is tanned and a bit brittle at the edges, neat splits to front wrapper above and below the staples, with several tiny tears, and a few slivers missing from wrapper extremities, particularly at preliminary and terminal leaves; Good, complete copy.

Price: $150.00

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