A Colony on the Cotswolds.London, the C. W. Daniel Company, 1935 Stock Code: 113477
NotesFirst edition, first impression. Whiteway was a Tolstoyan anarchist community established by Quaker journalist Samuel Veale Bracher near the Gloucestershire village of Miserden in 1898. "Vegetarianism was obligatory, nudism optional An early visitor remarked that prosperity sapped some of the primitive rigour from the venture. However, the sexual permissiveness that had been one of the founding tenets remained In the 1920s the Colony was infiltrated by the Home Office, anxious about revolutionary tendencies" (Aslet, Villages of Britain, online). Shaw was one of the first members of the community, which survives to the present day.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket.
Facsimile frontispiece of a letter from H. G. Wells, 5 photographic plates.
4 laid-in newspaper clippings regarding a radio play about Whiteway, with accompanying annotated leaves. Small hole to front joint not reaching text-block, spotting to edges. An excellent, bright copy in the dust jacket with a few markings to the front panel and two portions of tape-repair to verso.
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