Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1874. First Edition. Social and political essays, with a brief autobiography, by the prominent 19th-c. reformer, philanthropist, abolitionist and peace activist, founder of The League of Universal Brotherhood (1846) and editor of the pacifist newspaper The Christian Citizen. Of Burritt, DAB writes: "Almost uniquely in America of his generation, Burritt was capable of thinking in international terms...his sympathies with free trade and labor were intelligent and realistic. Only two years after the publication of the Communist Manifesto (1848) he was advocating...a strike of the workers of the world against war as the only alternative to a Congress and Court of Nations..." 12mo (18cm). Publisher's green beveled cloth boards, decoratively ruled in black, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; brown coated endpapers; 360pp. Mild external wear, but a tight, well-preserved, Very Good or better copy. Early 20th-century gift inscription, in ink, to first blank.