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Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress
London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office by Wyman and Sons, 1909. pp. xiii, 1238. List of Members, (p.ii), Table of Contents (pp. iii-x), Royal Warrant (pp. xi-xiii).[Majority] Report (pp. 1-645; Index (p.646); List of Principal Recommendations (pp. 647-670); Separate Report by the Prebendary H. Russell Wakefield, Franccis Chandler, George Lansbury and Mrs. Sidney Webb (pp. 719- 1238. The Commission was appointed in 1905 "to inquire: - 1) Into the working of the laws relating to the relief of poor persons in the United Kingdom; 2) Into the various means which have been adopted outside of the Poor Laws for meeting distress arising from want of employment, particularly during periods of severe industrial depression." The Commission was famously split…(more)
London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office by Wyman and Sons, 1909. pp. xiii, 1238. List of Members, (p.ii), Table of Contents (pp. iii-x), Royal Warrant (pp. xi-xiii).[Majority] Report (pp. 1-645; Index (p.646); List of Principal Recommendations (pp. 647-670); Separate Report by the Prebendary H. Russell Wakefield, Franccis Chandler, George Lansbury and Mrs. Sidney Webb (pp. 719- 1238. The Commission was appointed in 1905 "to inquire: - 1) Into the working of the laws relating to the relief of poor persons in the United Kingdom; 2) Into the various means which have been adopted outside of the Poor Laws for meeting distress arising from want of employment, particularly during periods of severe industrial depression." The Commission was famously split and its recommendations were published in one report. A large propganda campaign was organized by Sidney and Beatrice Webb in support of the recommendations for prevention of destitution. In the years that followed, the fabric of the old Poor Law was gradually dismantled and the new system of social insurance took its place. ISBN: 281AIB1050938.(less)
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in full leather, rebound with original covers. Spine with 5 raised bands. Title and date in gilt on leather labels on spine. Covers are worn and scuffed. Binding is tight, gutters intact. Marbled endpapers. Ex-lib, wihdrawn from G.L.C. Members Library.Book ID: 267769More details Price: $200.00
Radical Nomad: Essays on C. Wright Mills and His Times
Ann Arbor: Center for Research on Conflict Resolution. The University of Michigan, 1964. 218 mimeographed pages. Hayden was an American social and political activist, author, and politician. He was best known for his major role as an anti-war, civil rights, and radical intellectual activist in the 1960s, authoring the Port Huron Statement and standing trial in the Chicago Seven case. ISBN: 281AIB1048004.
First edition (first printing). "Preprint" noted on title page. A near fine mimeographed copy in expandable metal-clipped folder. Title page has pulled free from metal clips. A rare item from Hayden's early activism days.Book ID: 262918More details Price: $200.00
A Ten Years' War: An Account of the Battle with the Slum in New York
New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1900. 267 pages. Frontispiece of George E. Waring, Jr, with tissue guard. 11 addtional photographic illustrations. ISBN: B000KYP39O.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in green cloth with edge and corner wear. with edge fraying. Rear hinge cracked. No dust jacket.Book ID: 140029More details Price: $87.50
The American Way of Death [Uncorrected Proofs]
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. 249 pages. Uncorrected proofs. ISBN: 281AIB1048832.
Very good in pink wrappers (paperback). Turtleback binding. Some mild cover soiling, edge fading and mild edge wear.Book ID: 264152More details Price: $60.00
New Age Sociology
New York: D. Appleton-century Company, 1940. 597 pages. By the American sociologist, economist and eugenicist who became chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union the same year this book was published in which he writes that differences in birth rates between races show "in what directions our race is being modified. Recognition that these differentials hold out the possibility of better breeds evolving fills dreamers with hopes for a glorious social future based upon a purged and select humanity" -- page 40. ISBN: B000S88H90.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a dust jacket with lightly toned spine with short chips and tears to the edges.Book ID: 262411More details Price: $50.00
The Emerging Religion of Science
New York: Praeger, 1989. 164 pages. Addresses the modern Western world caught in a battle of the Bible vs. Evolution. The final book by the former director of the American Jewish Committee, which led an educational campaign against anti-Semitism during World War Two. Published posthumously, Rothschild completed the manuscript in the months before his death in 1986. ISBN: 9780275930974.
First edition (first printing). Covers slightly splayed, thus a near fine copy; no dust jacket. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author's grandson; "To Steve, I know my grandfather would have been pleased to know you had this." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance. Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book." We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.Book ID: 200662More details Price: $40.00
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
Random House, 2019. ISBN: 9780812993264.
NEWBook ID: 238986More details Price: $28.00
Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions
W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. ISBN: 9780393635065.
NEWBook ID: 234419More details Price: $27.95
The Privileged Ape: Cultural Capital in the Making of Man (Frontiers in Thought)
Park Ridge, NJ: The Parthenon Publishing Group, (1989). 266 pages. A book the evolution of human intelligence. ISBN: 9780940813809.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With a signed letter from publisher addressed to Stephen Jay Gould laid in: "We have the pleasure of enclosing a copy... the author, Mr. Jack Cohen, thought you may find [it] interesting." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.Book ID: 205528More details Price: $25.00
Plenitude (Culture by Commotion, Book One)
Toronto: Periph.:Fluide, 1997. 165 pages. 6-3/4 by 9-1/4 inches. About the variety and diversity of humans and fellow travelers. Illustrated. Text printed in black and green. ISBN: 9780968225103.
First edition (first printing). Light corner wear else a fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Dear Professor Gould, Thought you might find something of interest here -- it's a little odd but then so is much of the contemporary world! Regards, Grant (Antioch 76)." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.Book ID: 218708More details Price: $25.00
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Harper Paperbacks, 2018. ISBN: 9780062464347.
NEWBook ID: 259997More details Price: $22.99
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Penguin Books, 2018. ISBN: 9780143110910.
NEWBook ID: 246401More details Price: $20.00
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Spiegel & Grau, 2019. ISBN: 9780525512196.
NEWBook ID: 250175More details Price: $18.00
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Broadway Books, 2017. ISBN: 9780553447453.
NEWBook ID: 256968More details Price: $17.00
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Harper Paperbacks, 2017. ISBN: 9780062300553.
NEWBook ID: 216160More details Price: $16.99
Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
W. W. Norton & Company, 2020. ISBN: 9780393357837.
NEWBook ID: 262225More details Price: $16.95
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
The Experiment, 2018. ISBN: 9781615194940.
Markdown NewBook ID: 225559More details Price: $16.95
The Year of the Young Rebels
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969. 186 pages. ISBN: 9780297178354.
A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.Book ID: 262068More details Price: $15.00
The Evolution of Human Sociality
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 9780847695355.
FineBook ID: 220481More details Price: $15.00
Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress
Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster, 2019. ISBN: 9781451659108.
Very GoodBook ID: 255111More details Price: $12.50