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  • Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress by Hamilton, George; Kelly, Denis; Robinson, Henry; Provis, Samuel; Bentham, Frank Holdsworth; Downes, A. H.; Gardiner, Thory Gage; Lansbury, George; Loch, G. Stewart; Macdougall, J. Patten; Nunn, T. Hancock; Phelps, L. R.; Smart, William; Wakefield, H. Russell; Bosanquet, Mrs.; Webb, Mrs. Sidney; Hill, Miss Octavia; Chandler, Francis
    Hamilton, George; Kelly, Denis; Robinson, Henry; Provis, Samuel; Bentham, Frank Holdsworth; Downes, A. H.; Gardiner, Thory Gage; Lansbury, George; Loch, G. Stewart; Macdougall, J. Patten; Nunn, T. Hancock; Phelps, L. R.; Smart, William; Wakefield, H. Russell; Bosanquet, Mrs.; Webb, Mrs. Sidney; Hill, Miss Octavia; Chandler, Francis
    Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress

    First Edition

    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…

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    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.

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    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: 267769
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  • Radical Nomad: Essays on C. Wright Mills and His Times by Hayden, Thomas
    Hayden, Thomas
    Radical Nomad: Essays on C. Wright Mills and His Times

    First Edition

    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: 262918
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  • A Ten Years' War: An Account of the Battle with the Slum in New York by Riis, Jacob A.
    Riis, Jacob A.
    A Ten Years' War: An Account of the Battle with the Slum in New York

    First Edition

    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: 140029
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  • The American Way of Death [Uncorrected Proofs] by Mitford, Jessica
    Mitford, Jessica
    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: 264152
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  • New Age Sociology by Ross, Edward Alsworth
    Ross, Edward Alsworth
    New Age Sociology

    First Edition

    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: 262411
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  • The Emerging Religion of Science by Rothschild, Richard C.
    Rothschild, Richard C.
    The Emerging Religion of Science

    First Edition

    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: 200662
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  • Brooks, David
    The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

    Random House, 2019. ISBN: 9780812993264.

    NEW

    Book ID: 238986
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Sociology
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  • de Waal, Frans
    Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions

    W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. ISBN: 9780393635065.

    NEW

    Book ID: 234419
    Keywords: Hardcover, New, Sociology
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  • The Privileged Ape: Cultural Capital in the Making of Man (Frontiers in Thought) by Cohen, J.
    Cohen, J.
    The Privileged Ape: Cultural Capital in the Making of Man (Frontiers in Thought)

    First Edition

    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: 205528
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  • Plenitude (Culture by Commotion, Book One) by McCracken, Grant
    McCracken, Grant
    Plenitude (Culture by Commotion, Book One)

    First Edition

    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: 218708
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  • Harari, Yuval
    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

    Harper Paperbacks, 2018. ISBN: 9780062464347.

    NEW

    Book ID: 259997
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  • Sapolsky, Robert M.
    Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

    Penguin Books, 2018. ISBN: 9780143110910.

    NEW

    Book ID: 246401
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  • Harari, Yuval Noah
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    Spiegel & Grau, 2019. ISBN: 9780525512196.

    NEW

    Book ID: 250175
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  • Desmond, Matthew
    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

    Broadway Books, 2017. ISBN: 9780553447453.

    NEW

    Book ID: 256968
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  • Vance, J. D.
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    Harper Paperbacks, 2017. ISBN: 9780062300553.

    NEW

    Book ID: 216160
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  • de Waal, Frans
    Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

    W. W. Norton & Company, 2020. ISBN: 9780393357837.

    NEW

    Book ID: 262225
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  • Rutherford, Adam
    A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes

    The Experiment, 2018. ISBN: 9781615194940.

    Markdown New

    Book ID: 225559
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  • The Year of the Young Rebels by Spender, Stephen
    Spender, Stephen
    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: 262068
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  • Sanderson, Stephen K.
    The Evolution of Human Sociality

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 9780847695355.

    Fine

    Book ID: 220481
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  • Ryan, Christopher
    Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress

    Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster, 2019. ISBN: 9781451659108.

    Very Good

    Book ID: 255111
    Keywords: Hardcover, Sociology, Used
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