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OWEN, Robert. The Life of Robert Owen: Written by Himself,
London : 1857-8First edition of the autobiography of Robert Owen (1771-1858), one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time, "published in his eighty-seventh year, but probably written much earlier, perhaps when he was planning the writing of his memoirs in 1835. The first volume takes the story of his life to the early 1820s" (Goldsmiths'... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 87786
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
(OWEN, Robert.) [BRANAGAN, Thomas.] The Pleasures of Contemplation, Being a desultory Investigation of the Harmonies, Beauties, and Benefits of Nature:
Philadelphia : 1817An important early American utopian tract and probably the earliest appearance of Owenism in America. Blatchly, a New York Quaker and apothecary, was founder and moving spirit of the New York Society for Promoting Communities, an important source of utopian ideas and activity for several years preceding Owen's arrival in America. In 1822, Blatchly published... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 121970
ADAMS, Bernard. Nothing of Importance.
New York : 1918First US edition, first printing, originally published by Methuen in the UK in 1917. Classic account of "everyday life and work in the trenches from the point of view of a fighting pacifist" (Falls). John Bernard Pye Adams (1890-1916), was a classics scholar educated Malvern and St. John's, Cambridge, who had spent time as assistant to the Educational... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140719
[RAPP, George.] Thoughts on the Destiny of Man:
Indiana : 1824First edition, the first extensive publication of this important American utopian community. "A statement of the principles upon which the Society was founded and of its aspirations... printed on their own press... and probably edited by Father Rapp himself" (quoted in Sabin). The Society had earlier published just one other work, a small leaflet of... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 87748
DAWE, W. Carlton. Yellow and White.
London : 1895First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the publisher to his close friend, "Dr Pritchard from J.L." on the front free endpaper. The recipient was Dr Owen Pritchard, a fellow bibliophile who owned a house at 37 Southwick Street where he ran a successful practice. When John Lane was searching for new lodgings, Dr Pritchard offered him a room to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137134