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WOMEN'S EDUCATION - The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. A run of twenty-three issues of its Report.
Oxford : 1894-1919A set of important reports published by the pioneering Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), containing a mass of historical information relating to the state of women's education in Oxford at the height of the suffragette agitation. The earliest is dated 1894-95, the latest 1918-19; each spans from October of one year to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 124133
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
DURKHEIM, Emile. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life.
London : 1915First edition in English of Durkheim's sociological study of religion, first published in French in 1912 as Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse, and one of his most influential and enduring works.
"In his last great work, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, Durkheim gave his most compelling demonstration of the structuralist... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146071
SENHOUSE, Roger; TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Anthropologie structurale; [together with] Anthropologie structurale deux.
[Paris] : 1958 & 1973Scarce first edition, first impression, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to fellow social anthropologist and ethnologist Sir Raymond Firth on the half-titles, "A Raymond Firth, avec l'amitié de Claude Lévi Strauss" and "To Raymond Firth, with warmest regards, Claude Lévi Strauss". Anthropologie structurale and Anthropologie structurale... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 118218
[SLAVERY] CAMPBELL, John. Candid and impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; the comparative importance of the British and French islands in the West-Indies: with the value and consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated. Illustrated with copper plates.
London : 1763First edition of the first-named, fourth of the second which was first published Antigua, 1750 under the pseudonym of "An Old Planter". John Campbell (17081775), was a highly successful historian and miscellaneous author, Johnson thought well of him and praised the usefulness of his knowledge, also describing him as "the richest author that ever grazed... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 132583
BUTLER, William. An Introduction to Arithmetic. Designed for the Use of Young Ladies. By William Butler, Private Teacher of Writing, Accounts, and Geography.
London : A reworking of the author's 1784 and 1788 publications, with a companion work of exercises. The first part has only 4 prefatory pages of letterpress dated November, 1806, in which Butler claims to have printed over 4000 copies of his text:
"In the course of nearly forty years attendance on ladies' schools, I have frequently observed, that their... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 137843
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class.
New York : 1899First edition of the Norwegian-American professor's first published book, his most successful work. Veblen's thesis was a serious economic analysis of contemporary America, but after William Dean Howells gave the book a rave review as a social satire, it became a best-seller. "Into it he poured all the acidulous ideas and fantastic terminology that... Learn More£3,750.00
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EMERSON, Harrington. The Twelve Principles of Efficiency.
New York : 1912First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the refrigeration scientist Mary Engle Pennington: "To Miss M. E. Pennington. 'I learned about - refrigeration - from her.' With the sincere regards of the author, Harrington Emerson, August 28th 1916". Emerson (1853-1931), an influential American business theorist, made significant contributions... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 120873
MILLAR, John. Observations Concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society.
Dublin : 1771First Dublin edition, following the London edition published the same year. A professor of law in the University of Glasgow and a major influence on Scottish jurisprudence, this was the first major work of John Millar. The Observations were "a pioneering attempt at a historical sociology of social authority, taking up, in turn, familial relations, age,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124116
KAUFMANN, Felix. Methodology of the Social Sciences.
London : 1944First edition of the Austrian-American philosopher's examination of the methodological issues in social science, in which Kaufmann argues that methodology should be recognised as an autonomous rational discipline separate from deductive logic. Originally intended as an English translation of Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften (1936), it eventually... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 119682
BENTLEY, Nicolas. Sticking it to the Man.
[1960s]A hippy blows a defiant raspberry at the Establishment, represented by Judge, Priest, General (whited out), and Policeman.
The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 100802
DARWIN, Erasmus. A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education, in Boarding Schools.
Derby : 1797First edition of Erasmus Darwin's treatise on the education of women, advocating a curriculum to include grammar, languages, arithmetic, history and science. The work originated as advice to his two illegitimate daughters, Susanna and Mary Parker, for whom he had bought a converted inn to run as a school for girls. Though still aiming to produce informed... Learn More£1,500.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Chrestomathia. Being a Collection of Papers, explanatory of the Design of an Institution, Proposed to be set on foot, under the name of The Chrestomathic Day School, for the extension of the new system of instruction to the higher branches of learning, fo
London : 1816First public edition, a re-issue of the original sheets of part I, with a cancel title page, of Bentham's main work on education, together with the first edition of part II.
"In 1814 Bentham became interested in a scheme, sponsored by Francis Place, James Mill, and others, to extend the Lancastrian scheme of instruction to Higher Education. He... Learn More£3,250.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Rationale of Reward.
London : 1825First edition in English, and first separate edition. The work was originally published as part of the Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses, of 1811, a compilation made by Dumont from two sets of manuscripts by Bentham, one in English, and the other, the Essai sur les Récompenses, in French. This English translation was made by Richard Smith, who... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 101521
JOHNSON, Samuel (preface); DODSLEY, Robert. The Preceptor: containing A General Course of Education.
London : 1783Eighth edition of this popular epitome of contemporary learning, first published in 1748. Robert Dodsley compiled the work, but it is noted for its preface by Samuel Johnson, who also contributed "The Vision of Theodore", a moralist allegory of human life, which Johnson is reputed by Boswell to have thought "the best thing he ever wrote" (Life of Johnson).... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127217
MORE, Hannah - SHAW, William. The Life of Hannah More.
London : 1802First edition, inscribed on the initial blank verso "from the author", of the most vitriolic attack made against More during the Blagdon controversy, the most contentious episode in her career; an uncut copy in excellent condition.
More's philanthropic efforts, especially her rural charity schools, were met with "considerable hostility from local... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 147495
HEARD, Gerald. These Hurrying Years.
London : 1934First edition, first impression; rare in the dust jacket. Gerald Heard (1889-1971) was a British author and philosopher whose innovative works examined history in the context of humankind's evolving consciousness. This book is his attempt to write a "history of our own times" and to determine the underlying causes of modern events. His conclusion, that... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 68865
(BOOTH, Charles.) SMITH, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (ed.) The New Survey of London Life & Labour.
London : 1930-1935First edition, a major re-evaluation by the London School of Economics of Charles Booth's Life and Labour of the People in London, a generation on from its publication. Booth's (1840-1916) study, a key resource for the social and economic history of late Victorian London, was based on findings collected between 1886 and 1902, with editions published... Learn More£7,500.00
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MOIVRE, Abraham de; Roberto Gaeto, translator & prefator. La Dottrina degli azzardi applicata ai problemi della probabilitá della vita, delle pensioni vitalizie, reversioni, tontine, ec.
Milan : 1776First edition in Italian of part of de Moivre's early and important contribution to the calculus of games of chance and probability theory, one of the first instructional texts on the subject, which together with the works of Montmort and Bernoulli was one of the most important books written on the subject in the early eighteenth century. His introduction... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133671
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle.
London & Paris : 1768First edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy. The work is based on Le Mercier de la Rivière's L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés politiques (with which it is here bound), which Adam Smith referred to as "the most distinct and best connected account... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 93587
DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.
Paris : 1912First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon collegue D. Parodi, Bien cordialement, E. Durkheim". Dominique Parodi (1870-1955) was among Durkheim's collaborators on their journal Année sociologique, subsequently the General Inspector of Public Instruction in France from 1919 to 1934, where he presided... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 140596
WELLS, H. G. (intro.); MORE, Sir Thomas. Utopia.
London : September 1908First edition of More's Utopia with Wells's introduction, this copy inscribed by Wells incorporating one of his "picshuas", a sketch of a baby-faced flower denominated (somewhat in the manner of Edward Lear's nonsense botany), "To sketch Utopiana Grandiflora, from H. G. Wells". This edition appeared as part Blackie & Son's Red Letter Library series,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 137554
PETTY, William. Political Arithmetick,
London : 1691Second edition, first published the previous year, of what is by title at least Petty's key work, posthumously published. After training as a doctor and being admitted to the College of Physicians, Petty worked for many years as an administrator in Ireland, and was a founding member of the Royal Society. He has gone down in history as the originator... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 127275
GREGORY, John. A Father's Legacy to his Daughters.
London : 1774Second edition, first published the same year, and one of several editions published in 1774. "After the death of his wife, on 29 September 1761, Gregory wrote A Father's Legacy to his Daughters to relieve his loneliness and to record her opinions about the education of their two surviving daughters... He may have incorporated the advice given him by... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 130297
DURKHEIM, Emile. Education and Sociology.
London : 1953First edition in English, first impression, of three essays by "one of the most important theorists in the development of modern sociology" (Barnes p. 213). The first of his works to be published posthumously, it was originally published in France in 1922. This edition includes the translation of Bouglé's original introduction as well as the additional... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 117126
WINTER, Ella. Red Virtue.
New York : 1933First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "So have I, and it still does. Ella Winter" below the printed epigraph "I've seen The Future - and it works!", supplied by Lincoln Steffens, the American journalist whom Winter married in 1924. Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 107240
DEPARCIEUX, Antoine. Essai sur les probabilités de la durée de la vie humaine;
Paris : 1746First edition. "After long investigations of tontines, individual families, and religious communities, Deparcieux published his results in the famous Essai sur les probabilités de la durée de la vie humaine (Paris, 1746; suppl., 1760), one of the first statistical works of its kind. It consists of treatises on annuities, mortality, and life annuities.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 112142
PICHON, Thomas-Jean. La Physique de l'Histoire,
Amsterdam : 1765One of two 1765 editions of Pichon's work, the other printed in The Hague (also issued with a London-imprint title page), of unknown priority. The French churchman Thomas Jean-Pichon (1731-1812) can be claimed as part of the anti-philosophe reaction, with his writings countering the enlightenment and the Encyclopédie. The present work is a study of... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129387
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Structural Anthropology.
London : 1968 & 1977First UK edition, first impression, of this groundbreaking work, key to the development of structuralism. The two volumes were originally published in Paris in 1958 and 1973 respectively, the latter being the year Lévi-Strauss was elected to the Académie français. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 119877
SHAW, Nellie. Whiteway.
London : 1935First edition, first impression, in notably attractive condition, of this work by one of Whiteway's founding members Nellie Shaw, "an anarchist-feminist seamstress from Penge" (Butler & Bundy, p. 25). Whiteway was a Tolstoyan anarchist community established near the Gloucestershire village of Miserden in 1898 based on the principles of equality between... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 113477
SHLAKMAN, Vera. Economic History of a Factory Town.
Northampton, Massachusetts : First edition, uncommon in commerce, of the celebrated economist's key analysis of women factory workers in the 1800s, more generally an important microeconomic study of an American industrial town and her first and last book. The small thesis note pasted above the imprint on the title page states that it was entered as part of Shlakman's doctorate... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140360
[DEFOE, Daniel.] Conjugal Lewdness: or, Matrimonial Whoredom.
London : 1727First edition, rare first issue. Contemporary critics attacked the work's title, which, according to Defoe, was viewed as "a Breach upon Modesty" and offensive to their ears, and the book was reissued the same year with a cancel title page, more politely titled as A Treatise concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed. The first issue is rare,... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 124762
[BREEN, Walter, pseud.] EGLINTON, J. Z. Greek Love.
New York : 1965First edition, second printing, of this controversial historical study, "the only comprehensive work in any language, to my knowledge, that unequivocally espouses the right of an older male to have social-sexual relations with a young boy" (Dr Albert Ellis's postscript). This copy has the ownership inscription of gay publisher Winston Leyland (b.1940),... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 122977
ROWNTREE, B. Seebohm, & Bruno Lasker. Unemployment.
London : 1911First edition, first impression, of this collaborative work between sociologist Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (18711954) and writer Bruno Lasker (18801965). Presentation copy inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper: "Theodore H. Rowntree with kind regards from the authors. 6.xi.1911". Theodore Hotham Rowntree (1867-1949) was Seebohm's cousin.... Learn More£90.00
Stock Code: 140983
HAYAKAWA, S. I. Language In Action.
1939An early typescript of a fundamental work on language. The author was inspired by the work of groundbreaking semanticist Alfred Korzybski, applying his theories to sociology and politics in reaction to the fascist use of language to oppress. Hayakawa was a lecturer at the Armour Institute of Technology in 1939 and this copy is likely from an edition... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 52003
BOTERO, Giovanni. Della Ragion di Stato, Libri Dieci. Con tre Libri Delle Cause Della Grandezza e Magnificenza Delle Città.
Venice : 1589First edition. Botero's work is in two parts. The first part is his most famous contribution to political philosophy. Entitled "The Reason of State", Botero provides an extended discussion of the moral question of acting in the state's best interests, and offers a direct rebuttal to the ideas espoused by Machiavelli. A champion of the counter-reformation,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 124167
GAYA, Louis de. Matrimonial Ceremonies Display'd:
London : 1748First edition under this title, originally written in Italian but first published in French as Les ceremonies nuptiales de toutes les nations in 1680, with Italian and English translations first appearing in 1685, the English one as Nuptial Rites. Louis de Gaya's account of the plurality of marriage rituals across the world held a great fascination... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 125235
VASCO, Giambattista, & Mr. Beardé de l'Abbaye. La félicité publique considérée dans les paysans cultivateurs de leurs propres terres.
Lausanne : 1770First edition in French of the Italian economist's La Felicità pubblica (1769), discussing the states benefits of letting farmers own the land they work, and the scope of that ownership, if granted at all. The pastedowns are title pages for a 1772 Paris edition of Ludovico Antonio Muratori's Traité sur le bonheur public, which was first published... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 141265
ITARD, Jean Marc Gaspard. De l'Éducation d'un Homme Sauvage,
Paris : 1801First edition of Itard's first account of his attempted education of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Itard was a French physician noted for his work with deaf-mutes, but his attempts to educate Victor were a failure. Some have considered this to be the first documented case of autism. Though that diagnosis is controversial, Victor of Aveyron is probably... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 41810
SMILES, Samuel. Life and Labour.
London : 1887First edition. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) had achieved wide fame with his 1859 work Self-Help, which promoted self-reliance and self-improvement, and has been seen as one of the defining texts of the Victorian era. "Believing that his essential message was only partially accepted and cautious about the effect of the extension of the franchise in 1867,... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 124687
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. Sur l'éducation nationale dans les États-Unis d'Amérique. Seconde édition.
Paris : 1812.Stated second edition but apparently the first printed. Schelle cites a "Philadelphia 1800" edition (no. 74) but we have been unable to locate a copy and it is apparently unrecorded. Dupont had published in 1793 a work of 47 pages entitled Vues sur l'éducation nationale par un cultivateur ou moyen de simplifier l'instruction, de la rendre à la fois... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 113624
PARETO, Raffaele. Del mal uso che si fa delle medie nelle scienze fisiche e sociali:
Modena : 1869First edition. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "All'egregio sig. Prof. Gilberto Gavi?". Father of the famous economist and sociologist Vilfredo Pareto, Raffaele Pareto (1812-1882) was a prominent civil engineer whose career began in France where he had sought exile following his involvement with Giuseppe Mazzini's movement for Italian unification... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 114087
HAGGARD, H. Rider. Regeneration
1910First edition, first impression, presentation copy, with the author's signed inscription facing the title page, "To Ronald Ross, from H. Rider Haggard, Ditchingham, 12 January 1911". The recipient was Haggard's friend, the Nobel laureate Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932). Awarded the Nobel for medicine (the first Briton to be awarded one) in recognition of... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 28655
BENTLEY, Nicolas. New boys.
[1960s]A school bully looms superciliously over the Pakistani contingent of the new school intake. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 100809
DUCHESNE. Code de la police, ou analyse des reglemens de police; divisé en douze titres.
Paris : 1757One of two duodecimo editions published in 1757; WorldCat lists copies with the same title, date and imprint, with xlii, (6) and 485 pages, whereas our copy comprises the title, 390 pages, plus the leaf of approbation, with 3 leaves removed between the end of the text and the leaf of approbation, which together with the title page seems to be printed... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 126367
BURTON, Elaine. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.
1954Two scrapbook albums of photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, compiled and neatly annotated by Elaine Burton MP (1904-1991) upon her return from the three-week British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia starting on 30 September 1954.
Burton was one of two women selected as a participant, the second being Conservative MP Edith... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 131618
COMMONS, John R. Proportional Representation.
New York : 1896Scarce first edition, published as volume VIII of Crowell's Library of Economics and Politics, edited by Richard T. Ely. One of the founders of the Institutional School of economics, Commons (1862-1945) was both a theorist and a successful maker of economic policy, as well as an important historian of industrial society and labour movements. He was... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101294
LASSALLE, Ferdinand. Das System der erworbenen Rechte.
Leipzig : 1861First edition of Lassalle's principal work, which Schumpeter describes as "a brilliant piece of legal sociology that dazzled many a professional jurist." (History of economic analysis, p. 454).
"It was Lassalle's great contribution to call into being the first political party of German workers, the Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeitierverein, organized... Learn More£1,750.00
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TRISTAN, Flora. Promenades dans Londres.
Paris : 1840First edition, notably rare, of the revolutionary French socialist and feminist's critique of London following her 1839 visit to England, emphasising the city's poverty crisis as a symptom of the English capitalist system, and written in the fluent reportorial style for which Tristan became best known. WorldCat locates just six copies in institutional... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127491
WHITEHEAD, Alfred North - CARY, Joyce. Power in Men.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, presentation copy to Alfred North Whitehead, signed by Cary on the title page and with his presentation inscription to the front free endpaper: "A. N. Whitehead from his obliged and grateful reader the author." An excellent association, reflecting Whitehead's key influence on Cary's political thought in the present work.
Whitehead's... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 38517
WOODWARD, Kathleen. Jipping Street.
London : 1928First UK edition, first impression, in the scarce dust jacket featuring a striking woodcut by John Nash, which also appears tipped-in as a frontispiece, depicting three men rescuing the body of a drowned woman from a river. It was first published in New York by Harper & Brothers earlier the same year. The Harper dust jacket was illustrated by British... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 130552
BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
LEVASSEUR, Pierre Émile. Histoire des classes ouvrières en France depuis 1789 jusqu'à nos jours.
Paris : 1867First edition of Levasseur's History of the Working Classes in France from 1789, from the library of Edward Spencer Beesly, the leading British Positivist, sympathiser with the International Working Men's Association (the first International), and friend of Karl Marx, with his pencil ownership inscription to the front pastedown of volume I, and with... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123597
HUTT, Allen. This Final Crisis.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Allen Hutt (1901-1973) journalist and political activist. "After a spell at the International Lenin School and two years as chief sub-editor at the newly launched Daily Worker (1930-32), Hutt produced a series of books on British working-class politics, most of them developing historical narratives which seemingly culminated... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 96264
BOWLEY, A. L., & Margaret H. Hogg. Has Poverty Diminished?
London : 1925First edition of the sequel to the study Livelihood and Poverty (1915), which analysed working-class households in Northampton, Warrington, Reading, Bolton and Stanley according to conditions such as wages, family size, and standards of living. Has Poverty Diminished? presents the results of a follow-up study of the same areas and seeks to "ascertain... Learn More£60.00
Stock Code: 141158
CITY PLANNING - SILKIN, Lewis. Housing.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Silken became the Chairman of the Housing and Public Health Committee in 1934 and this report was produced after a committee tour of 11 European cities. 10 years later Silken's New Towns Act, drawing on some of the ideas in this early report, "designated fourteen such towns - eight in the Greater London area, three in... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 119039
JEVONS, W. Stanley. Methods of Social Reform
London : 1883First edition of this posthumously published collection of papers on questions of reform, including politics and economics, libraries and museums, working women, school examinations, animal cruelty, the post office, alcohol taxes, and the railways. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 141888