New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); blue-gray cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in silver and black on spine and front cover; viii,412,[8]pp ads. Gently spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn, with some faint moisture staining to lower front and rear covers (though contents unaffected); previous owners ink name to front endpaper, with some crinkling to right edge of textblock on a few of the center gatherings; just Very Good.

A Socialist single-tax utopia, the sequel to Bellamy's enormously popular Looking Backward 2000-1887. "It argues that economic equality is the cornerstone on which the complete life of an industrial democracy rests - political, intellectual, ethical. Although it emphasizes the place of religion in the world of A.D. 2000, society needs no organized church or ordained ministry" (Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 1-7). BAL 967; SARGENT p.56; NEGLEY 81.

Price: $50.00

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