130
130
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. [PART 3]. FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION: RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, 1814; A NEW VIEW OF SOCIETY...ESSAY FOURTH. FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION: RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, 1814
Estimate
1,5002,000
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130
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. [PART 3]. FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION: RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, 1814; A NEW VIEW OF SOCIETY...ESSAY FOURTH. FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION: RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, 1814
Estimate
1,5002,000
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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. [PART 3]. FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION: RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, 1814; A NEW VIEW OF SOCIETY...ESSAY FOURTH. FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION: RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, 1814
8vo, part 3: title and 15pp. preliminaries, 53pp.; part 4: title and 8pp. preliminaries, 61pp., both parts interleaved with blank leaves, original prospectus for the first two parts loosely inserted, original drab paper-covered boards, offsetting and browning, covers detached, spine torn and defective, partially disbound, county council library stamps; [together with:] This Day is published, Price One Shilling, Essay First, of A New View of Society...Richard Taylor, [1813], the original prospectus, single sheet
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Provenance

Bolton King, armorial bookplate; Warwickshire County Council Library, label and stamps throughout

Literature

PMM 271; Kress B6194; Goldsmith Cat. 20854 (incorrectly calling for 93 pages for part 3)

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITIONS OF PARTS 3 AND 4 OF "THE FIRST PRACTICAL STATEMENT OF SOCIALIST DOCTRINE" (PMM), in which Owen laid down the principles which had guided his 'Lanark Experiment' in which he had immeasurably improved the living and working conditions of the workers at his New Lanark cotton mills. Owen's central thesis was that man's character was made not by him but by circumstances beyond his control and that the formation of upright responsible citizens would result from individuals being placed under proper physical, moral and social influences from the earliest age. The first and second essays had been published by Cadell and Davies in 1813. Owen's theories were an influence on the idealistic industrial ideas of Henry Ford. The prospectus, loosely inserted in this copy, is recorded by COPAC at the British Library and National Library of Scotland only.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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