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OWEN, Robert.

The Life of Robert Owen: Written by Himself,

With Selections from his Writings and Correspondence; A Supplementary Appendix to the First Volume of The Life of Robert Wilson: Containing a Series of Reports, Addresses, Memorials, and Other Documents, Referred to in that Volume. 1808-1820 [all published].

London, Effingham Wilson, 1857-8 Stock Code: 87786
£2,750.00

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First 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' Owen Exhibition). The scarce second volume, numbered 'I A', contains reprints of early pieces by Owen and others.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (212 x 132 and 215 x 138 mm). Vol. 1: Contemporary blue half calf and marbled boards, red morocco label, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. Vol. 1a: Original purple cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, decorative border blind-stamped to boards, yellow endpapers.

Illustrations

Folding engraved plate in supplement.

Condition

Expert restoration to vol. 1a at extremities and recolouring to leather to vol. I, thus presenting well as a very good set, contents clean.

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