Lowell: Thompson & Hill - The Vox Populi Press, 1897. First Edition. This copy with an undated presentation inscription to Harvard economist Charles Phillips Huse: "C.P. Huse, from his pupil, George D. Osgood. A grandson of the man who saved the Community remnants and never received any thanks for so doing; a man who was equally eminent as a manufacturer, a philanthropist, and a kind husband and father." This apparently refers to George Draper, Osgood's maternal grandfather; Draper was a prosperous loom manufacturer who, with his brother Ebenezer, controlled nearly 75% of Hopedale's business shares. The brothers' abandonment of Hopedale in 1856 led to the community's precipitous collapse (perhaps accounting for the paucity of thanks complained of in Osgood's inscription). Octavo (20.5cm.); original maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt; xvii, 415pp; engr. frontis. portr. Hint of sunning to spine; bit of ink offsetting to front pastedown from presentation inscription (see note), else a very fresh, clean copy, Near Fine. DARE 1149.