Progress And Poverty:
William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street, E.C.
An inquiry into the cause of industrial depressions, and of increase of want with increase of wealth. the remedy.
8vo. 7.5 x 5 inches. [viii] + 440 pp. +  pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original red cloth with black titles and decoration. Extremities worn and rubbed with damp stains, including head and tail of spine. Hinges just starting to crack and flyleaves browned, but otherwise a very good copy. Torn bookplate of F. J. Maynard. Early UK edition of the most famous work of the US political economist and journalist, Henry George (1839-97), a title first published in 1879, which came to sell millions of copies. George believed that income derived from the ownership of land and natural resources, should belong equally to all in society; this was to be achieved by a single tax on land values. This copy is undated but the advertisements include other titles first published in 1895 and 97 by the late Victorian radical publisher, William Reeves.
[Stock No. 27464]