SOCIALIST

[ Pamphlet. ] A Summary of the Principles of Socialism. Written for the Democratic Federation, by H. M. Hyndman and William Morris.

Author: 
H. M. Hyndman and William Morris [ The Democratic Federation, London ]
Publication details: 
London: The Modern Press, 13 and 14, Paternoster Row, E.C. 1884.
£75.00

62pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In fair condition, on aged paper, and separated into two parts at pp.16-17. The title-page only gives Hyndman and Morris as the authors, but In type, at end, is the following: 'Signed the Executive Committee of the Democratic Federation, | E. Belfort Bax. | Herbert Burrows. | R. D. Butler. | H. H. Champion, | Hon. Secretary. | W. J. Clark, | Lecture Secretary. | H. A. Fuller. | H. M. Hyndman, | Chairman. | J. L. Joynes. | Tom. S. Lemon. | James Macdonald. | William Morris, | Hon. Treasurer | James F. Murray. | H. Quelch. | A. Scheu. | Helen Taylor.

[ Pamphlet. ] Women's Wages, And the conditions under which they are earned.

Author: 
Isabella O. Ford [ Isabella Ormston Ford (1855-1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist ] [ The Humanitarian League, London ]
Publication details: 
The Humanitarian League's Publications. No. 8. London: William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street. 1893.
£80.00

17+[3]pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. The last three pages carry advertisements for the Humanitarian League, with a list of publications on the last page. Scarce. For more on Ford, see her entry in the Oxford DNB.

[ Pamphlet. ] Wrongs that require Remedies, Being the first of four Lectures delivered in the West End of London during June, 1887, by H. H. Champion.

Author: 
H. H. Champion [ Henry Hyde Champion (1859-1928), socialist and journalist ] [ The Aberdeen Standard ]
Publication details: 
Aberdeen: Published at the Aberdeen Standard Office. 1893.
£45.00

15pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. The second page (reverse of title) carries a list of 'Pamphlets by the same Writer, on Labour Questions. Now Ready (Sept., 1893.)' and is headed: 'NOTE - This Pamphlet contains the substance of an address to an audience of wealthy people in St. James's Hall, Piccadilly, in the middle of the London Season in the Jubilee year.' Scarce. For more on Champion, see his entry in the Oxford DNB.

[ Pamphlet. ] Mr. Gladstone and the Eight Hours Law.

Author: 
H. M. Hyndman [ Henry Mayers Hyndman (1842-1921) [ The Twentieth Century Press, Limitted, London ]
Publication details: 
London: Published by The Twentieth Century Press, Limited, 44, Gray's Inn Road, W.C.
£45.00

16pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. Hyndman is described on the title-page as 'Author of "The Historical Basis of Socialism," "The Bankruptcy of India," "England for All," "Commercial Crises of the Nineteenth Century," "Booth's Book Refuted," &c.' Concludes: 'Thus the growing agitation for an Eight Hours Law may soon develop into a demand for the collective control of the whole industrial sysytem by the workers.' Scarce.

[ Pamphlet. ] Five Dead Men whom I knew when Living: Robert Owen, Joseph Mazzini, Charles Sumner, J. S. Mill, & Ledru Rollin.

Author: 
Charles Bradlaugh [ Robert Owen; Joseph Mazzini; Charles Sumner; John Stuart Mill; Ledru Rollin ]
Publication details: 
London: Freethough Publishing Company, 28, Stonecutter Street, E.C. Undated [ 1880s ].
£65.00

30pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. The Freethought Publishing Company was Bradlaugh's own vehicle. Preceded in publication by an edition by C. Watts, London, circa 1877. Scarce.

[ Pamphlet. ] How to solve the Unemployment Problem by Co-operative Organisation of the Unemployed with State Control.

Author: 
Duncan C. Dallas [ Social-Democratic Federation; Independent Labour Party; co-operative movement in Victorian England ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed & Published by the Twentieth Century Press Ltd, 37a, Clerkenwell Green, E.C. January, 1895.
£45.00

16pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. On title-page: 'Friends desirous of distributing the Pamphlet can obtain a parcel of 50, post free, for 3/6. | N.B. - Any profits from the sale of this Pamphlet will go to help the Unemployed Agitation, and will be divided equally between theh Social-Democratic Federation and the Independent Labour Party.' Scarce.

[ Pamphlet. ] An Eight-Hour Law.

Author: 
H. H. Champion [ Henry Hyde Champion (1859-1928), socialist and journalist ] [ The Aberdeen Standard ]
Publication details: 
Aberdeen: Published at the Aberdeen Standard Office. 1893. [ 'Printer: JAMES BLAIR, 15 St. Nicholas St., Aberdeen. ]
£45.00

[16]pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. Scarce. For more on Champion, see his entry in the Oxford DNB.

[ Pamphlet. ] Verbatim Report of the Debate in St. James's Hall, July 2nd, 1889. The Single Tax v. Social-Democracy: Which will most benefit the people? Between Henry George and H. M. Hyndman.

Author: 
[ Henry George; H. M. Hyndman; Social-Democratic Federation ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed and published at the "Justice" Printery, 337, Strand. 1889.
£45.00

29pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. Covering the last page is an advertisement ('Object' and 'Programme') for the Social-Democratic Federation. Scarce.

[ Pamphlet. ] The Commune of Paris. [ Its Story and Meaning. ]

Author: 
[ James Leatham ]
Publication details: 
[ London: Twentieth Century Press. 1890. ]
£35.00

16pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. Drophead title. The cover carried the author's name, publication details, and the full title: 'The Commune of Paris: Its Story and Meaning'. Scarce

[ Pamphlet. ] The Position of the Agricultural Labourer in the Past and in the Future. By an Agricultural Labourer.

Author: 
'An Agricultural Labourer' [ also 'A. W.' ]
Publication details: 
London: William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street, E.C. Publisher of Works on Land, Labour, Capital, &c
£80.00

63pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In fair condition, on aged paper. Signed in type at end 'A. W.' First page of text headed: 'The state of the Farm Labourers and Labourers generally, and their wants, adn theh neeed there is of an alteration in the present Land System.'

[ Walter Greenwood, novelist. ] Autograph signature.

Author: 
Walter Greenwood (1903-1974), English novelist, author of 'Love on the Dole' (1933)
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£25.00

In blue ink, on 3.5 x 10 cm piece of thick paper, cut from a letter. In good condition, with traces of glue from mount on reverse. Reads: 'Yours faithfully | Walter Greenwood'.

[ Henry Noel Brailsford, journalist and socialist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H. N. Brailsford') to 'Dear Watson' [ Francis Leslie Watson ], fulsome in praise of his BBC Radio programme on Mahatma Gandhi.

Author: 
H. N. Brailsford [ Henry Noel Brailsford ] (1873-1958), journalist and socialist, foreign correspondent of the Manchester Guardian [ Francis Leslie Watson (1907-1988), biographer; Mahatma Gandhi ]
Publication details: 
Greylands, London Road, Amersham. 18 November 1956.
£80.00

2pp., 12mo. 33 lines of text in blue ink. In good condition, lightly-aged. He writes that his family have 'all been listening to your third broadcast on Gandhi with pleasure and admiration'. He cannot imagine 'a better treatment of the subject', and is 'lost in admiration for the skill with which you pieced all these fragments together, and wove out of them a thrilling and convincing narrative [...] The old charwoman at Bow was a delight, and how sympathetic & interesting was Lord Templewood! But there wasn't a "dud" among all your many contributors, both the Indians & the English.

[ Michael Foot, sometime leader of the Labour Party. ] Autograph Manuscript, extensively revised, of an early draft of his book 'The Pen and the Sword: A Year in the Life of Jonathan Swift'.

Author: 
Michael Foot [ Michael Mackintosh Foot ] (1913-2010), leader of the Labour Party, author and journalist [ Jonathan Swift ]
Publication details: 
Composed in the years preceding the publication of the book by Macgibbon & Kee, London, 1957.
£1,800.00

Heavily influenced by its author's own journalistic career, 'The Pen and the Sword' is not only of great significance in the development of Michael Foot's thinking, but is also an important work in the study of Jonathan Swift. The book was a firm success, going through four printings between 1957 and 2008. It was first published in London by Macgibbon and Kee, with the subtitle 'A Year in the Life of Jonathan Swift' (the year in question being 1710).

[ 'The Clarion', socialist periodical: E. F. Fay, A. M. Thompson, Robert Blatchford; M. Blatchford. ] Card with reproduction of photograph captioned 'Principal Writers of "The Clarion," the foremost advocate of evolutionary Socialism in England.'

Author: 
[ 'The Clarion', Manchester socialist periodical; Robert Blatchford (1851-1943), Socialist writer; Edward Francis Fay; Alexander Mattock Thompson] [ Georg Meisenbach, London photographer ]
Publication details: 
Without date or place. [ Georg Meisenbach, London. Between 1891 and 1896.]
£90.00

Dimensions of card: roughly 12 x 18 cm. Dimensions of image: 10 x 14 cm. Printed on shiny paper. Aged, spotted and worn. 'Meisenbach' in bottom right-hand corner of image. Caption above the image: 'Principal Writers of "The Clarion," the foremost advocate of evolutionary Socialism in England.' Beneath the image: 'E. F. Fay (THE BOUNDER). A.M. Thompson (DANGLE). Robert Blatchford (Nunquam). M. Blatchford (MONT BLANC).' Undated, but certainly dating from between 1891, when the Clarion was founded, and 1896, when Fay died.

Autograph Postcard Signed 'Gilbert Slater' to C.H. Grinling, pioneer socialist.

Author: 
Gilbert Slater (1864–1938), economist and social reformer.
Publication details: 
[No place given] 11 Dec. 1922
£56.00

Postcard, 12 lines on one side, address on other. "I saw Galton F.W. Galton, sometime secretary to the Webbs] today, & he promised to put the pamphlet before his C[ommit]tee. He seemed to think that they would quite probably undertake the publication. I presume this would be acceptable in case no further progress has been made towards guarantee. He said they would not [underlined] subsidise publication by another body [...] a promising opening." Slater tarted the addess with "F.W." (crossed out) supporting identification of F.W. Galton.

[Pamphlet.] Education in the Melting Pot | Education and Politics | The Idealism of 1918 | Disillusionment | Forces behind the "Cuts." | The forthcoming Budget | What of the Future?

Author: 
[Bessie Callender] [Scottish Socialist Teachers' Society]
Publication details: 
Published by the Scottish Socialist Teachers' Society. February 1923. [Pilot Press, printers, Glasgow, 'The only I.L.P. Printing Establishment in Scotland'.]
£60.00

15 + [1]pp., 8vo. Stapled. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in fair condition, on aged and worn paper.

[Sidney Webb.] Autograph Card Signed ('Sidney Webb') to Sidney A. Gimson of the Leicester Secular Society, declining to undertake a lecture.

Author: 
Sidney Webb [Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield] (1859-1947), with his wife Beatrice Webb [Martha Beatrice Webb, Baroness Passfield] (1858-1943), Fabian socialist economist [Sydney Ansell Gimson]
Publication details: 
6 Blythewood Square, Glasgow. 9 September 1892.
£35.00

Written in pencil on a neat small official 'POST CARD', printed with stamp and bearing a Glasgow postmark. In good condition, lightly aged. 'Dear Mr Gimson | I am sorry to say I have so much work that I do not like to undertake any lecture at Leicester this year. Please excuse me this time'. Gimson was president of the Leicester Secular Society and brother of Ernest Gimson (1864-1919), arts and crafts architect and furniture designer.

[Printed pamphlet by the Socialist Party of Canada.] The Socialist Manifesto.

Author: 
[The Socialist Party of Canada, founded in 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba]
Publication details: 
Published by the Socialist Party of Canada, P.O. Box 1751, Winnipeg, Canada. [Preface dated 'DOMINION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, | JUNE, 1944.']
£120.00

42pp., 12mo. In yellow wraps printed in black and red, with 'Object' and 'Declaration of Principles' of the SPC inside the front cover, and advertisements for SPC publications on both sides of the back cover. Stapled. In fair condition, aged and worn, with pencil ownership inscriptions of 'Jean Thurlow'. The Preface begins: 'This pamphlet was first published in 1910 as the Manifesto of the Socialist Party of Canada. During the ten-year period ending in 1920, five editions, totalling more than 25,000 copies, were issued.

[Printed anti-Vietnam War handbill.] "October 27th March to U.S. Embassy."

Author: 
[October 27 Committee for Solidarity with Vietnam; the Vietnam War; Ho Chi Minh]
Publication details: 
'Issued by: OCTOBER 27 COMMITTEE FOR SOLIDARITY WITH VIETNAM | 1, Temple Fortune Mansions, London, N.W.11.' [Printed by Fermaprint Ltd., 17 Fleet Street, E.C.4.'], 1968.
£90.00

Printed in black on one side of a piece of 32 x 20.5 cm paper. Fold mark. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Illustration of Viet Cong holding up an AK47 in top right-hand corner. Dense text beginning: 'The heroic People's Liberation Armed Forces and the people of South Vietnam are trouncing the Americann aggressors, the main enemy of the people of the world.' Sections headed: 'PEOPLE'S VICTORIES IN SOUTH VIETNAM', 'BRITISH IMPERIALISM - U.S. STOOGE' and 'FALSE SOLIDARITY AND ACTUAL BETRAYAL'. Slogans at foot of page: 'U.S.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Stewart D. Headlam') from the Christian socialist clergyman Stewart Duckworth Headlam to an unnamed correspondent, discussing 'a dangerous modern mistake' in the interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount.

Author: 
Stewart Headlam [Stewart Duckworth Headlam] (1847-1924), Church of England clergyman and Christian socialist
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Wavertree, St Peters Road, St Margaret's, Twickenham. 9 July 1902.
£65.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Worn and with a couple of pinholes. His correspondent's previous letter included a statement which Headlam would like verified: 'I dont think the ordinary customer is quite such a fool as that statement implies'.

Typed Letter Signed from John Papworth to Mrs Ena Driberg, wife of the Labour MP Tom Driberg

Author: 
John Papworth (b.1921), English economist and activist, personal adviser to the President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda [Ena Mary Binfield, née Lyttelton, wife of Tom Driberg of Bradwell Lodge, Essex]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the British Asian and Overseas Socialist Fellowship (London Branch). 15 November 1957.
£36.00

1p., 4to. Fair, on aged paper, with one small burn-hole to margin. Addressed to 'Mrs. T. Driberg, | Bradwell Lodge, | Bradwell juxta Mare, | nr. Southminster, | Essex.' He thanks her for receiving 'an African boy from Northern Rhodesia and some members of my family', and 'showing us the details of your charming house so unhesitatingly'. He discusses the 'astonishing contrast the house is to the landscape around it.

Autograph Letter Signed David Masson. to J.M. Ludlow, leading Christian socialist, about the founding of a new daily newspaper

Author: 
David Masson [David Mather Masson] (1822–1907), Scottish literary critic and historian
Publication details: 
16 Regents'Villas, Avenue Road, [London?}, 12 May 1856
£165.00

Two pages, 12mo, letter inset into larger page, both sides visible, good condition. Masson has been introduced to a Mr J. Stuart Glennie by Professor Blackie, and talking about a matter of importance, in which he has also been seeking to interest Mr. Carlyle and others whom you know. It seems that a movement is in progress, & insuch a way as almost certainly to issue in success, for the establishment on Limited Liability principles of a new daily newspaper. At present the chief promoters of he paper are liberal & influential nonconformists; but Mr.

Autograph Letter Signed from the novelist Eden Phillpotts to an unnamed woman, discussing the handling of socialism in his 1926 play (with his daughter Adelaide) 'Yellow Sands', as well as his own political views, sympathetic to Italian Fascism.

Author: 
Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960), English novelist, strongly associated with Dartmoor, Devon, his daughter Mary Adelaide Eden Phillpotts [later Ross] (1896-1993)
Publication details: 
Torquay, Devon. 4 May 1927.
£95.00

2pp., 4to. 41 lines. In fair condition, on aged paper. He begins by stating that 'Yellow Sands' 'only touches social questions by the accident of the plot. Socialism is a word the definition of which no two people appear to agree about. Ask a dozen Socialists what they understand by their faith & they will each tell you something different.' The opinions depicted in the play are both 'clear' and 'foggy', 'but it is [in] no sense propagandist - I hate propaganda in art.' He goes on to discuss his own views: 'I am not a socialist.

Autograph Letter Signed ('F D Maurice') from the Christian Socialist and theologian F. D. Maurice [John Frederick Denison Maurice] to his publisher, regarding J. H. MacMahon's 'highly creditable' edition of Aristotle's Metaphysics.

Author: 
F. D. Maurice [John Frederick Denison Maurice] (1805-1872), Christian Socialist and Professor at King's College, London [Alexander Macmillan (1818-1896), publisher; John Henry MacMahon (1829-1900)]
Publication details: 
15 March [after 1857].
£95.00

1p., 12mo. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, laid down on a grey paper backing. Addressed to 'My dear Macmillan. He begins by asking: 'Could you do anything in this matter?' He considers 'Mr. McMahon's Edition of Aristotle's Metaphysics a highly creditable & conscientious work'. In a postscript he gives his opinion that 'The Letters [...] will fill rather more space than the Sermon'. According to the Oxford DNB, Maurice was the firm's 'first truly prolific author', and was referred to by Alexander Macmillan as 'their prophet'.

Commemorative printed menu of a public dinner celebrating the '25th Anniversary of Formation' of the Cambridge Trades Council and Labour Party. Signed by the politician Hugh Dalton.

Author: 
Hugh Dalton [Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton] (1887-1962), British Labour Party Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1945-1947 [Cambridge Trades Council and Labour Party]
Hugh Dalton [Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton]
Publication details: 
6 March 1937; at Dorothy Cafe [Foister & Jagg, printers, Cambridge].
£56.00
Hugh Dalton [Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton]

Printed on three sides of a bifolium on yellow card, with leaves roughly 12 x 20 cm each. Foister & Jagg's slug, on the back of the menu, almost removed by glue from mounting in album: otherwise good. Listing the members of the 'Anniversary Celebrations Committee', together with the 'Menu' and 'Toast List'. Dalton's signature ('Hugh Dalton') is written in pencil on the otherwise blank reverse of the second leaf.

Autograph Note Signed F D Maurice, theologian, to Mr [Southey?].

Author: 
F.D. Maurice, (1805-1872), English theologian and Christian Socialist.
Autograph Note Signed F D Maurice, theologian, to Mr  [Southey?].
Publication details: 
No place, 28 Jan. [1867?]
£56.00
Autograph Note Signed F D Maurice, theologian, to Mr  [Southey?].

One page, 12mo, creased and slightly chipped, text clear and complete: I thank you very much for your very liberal & kind present to our projected Girls Home. It is particularly pleasant to me to have the sympathy of you & your [sister?] in it. See http://anglicanhistory.org/maurice/kingsley1873.html for Charles Kingsley's quotation of Maurice presumably when the Girls Home (22 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London) was founded in 1867.

Printed pamphlet headed 'Commune Meeting. March 17th, 1899.' Containing the poems 'All for the Cause!' and 'No Master' by William Morris, and also 'The Wearing of the Green' and 'Annie Laurie (Sung by Albert Parsons before his death on the scaffold'.

Author: 
William Morris [Ernest Belfort Bax; Social Democratic Federation]
[William Morris] Printed pamphlet headed 'Commune Meeting. March 17th, 1899.'
Publication details: 
H. J. Goss and Co. Artistic Printers, 299 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross.
£350.00
[William Morris] Printed pamphlet headed 'Commune Meeting. March 17th, 1899.'

12mo, 3 pp (with printer's device on fourth page). Bifolium. Crisply printed in small type. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. 'All for the Cause!' ('Words by William Morris. Music by Belfort Bax, also Austrian Hymn, and Chants of L., No. 55') is thirty-two lines long, on the first page. It begins 'Hear a word, a word in season, for the day is drawing nigh, | When the Cause shall call upon us, some to live, and some to die!' 'No Master' ('Words by William Morris. Tune - The Hardy Norseman (Chants of L., No.

Autograph account by Frederick Leman Whelan of a visit by him to the Soviet Union in 1936, as leader of 'the League of Nations Union party' of British 'useful idiots'; with other matter relating to the U.S.S.R.

Author: 
Frederick Leman Whelan (1867-1955), Fabian socialist author and founder of the Stage Society [the Soviet Union; USSR; Russian Revolution; League of Nations Union; useful idiots]
MS. Account a visit to the Soviet Union in 1936
Publication details: 
'To Leningrad & Moscow Intourist "S.S. Cooperazia". Sat. 27th June to Sunday 19th July 1936.' [First entry dated 22 June 1936.]
£850.00
MS. Account a visit to the Soviet Union in 1936

Small 4to, 61 pp, with the first four pages unpaginated and the last ones paginated 1-57. In notebook of good laid paper, in decorative boards. Text clear and complete. Very good, on lightly-aged paper; in worn and chipped wraps, with 'U.S.S.R.' on spine and front board. Various addresses by Whelan inside the front cover, with the date 1936 amended to 1945 and 1950. Pages of slogans and abbreviations are followed by the notebook itself. The volume intersperses notes on the visit (ending at p.31) with extracts of quotations, statistics and other matter about the Soviet Union.

The Chelsea Herald. Progressive Conservatism, Local Interests and Social Reforms. Circulating throughout the Borough, in Chelsea, Kensington, Hammersmith and Fulham.

Author: 
The Chelsea Herald, newspaper [Horsley Woods, proprietor; progressive Conservatism]
Publication details: 
No. 1. Vol. 1. 16 February 1884. 'Printed and Published by the Proprietor, Horsley Woods, at his Steam Printing Works, 207, King's-road, and Manresa-road, Chelsea.'
£85.00

Tabloid, 16 pp. Unopened. Text clear and complete. On aged and foxed paper, with chipping to edges. Editorial, headed 'The Work Before Us', lays out the position of the new paper: 'It will be the duty and ambition of the "CHELSEA HERALD," while neglecting no local interest, while carefully protecting local enterprise from ignorant and intolerant dictation, to do all in its power to strengthen the hands of the True Popular Party of England in the National Legislature of the land.' Reports include 'Alleged Starvation of a child' and 'Jobbery in Fulham'.

Autograph Letter Signed to [Dorothy] Owston-Booth.

Author: 
Ishbel Macdonald (1903-1982), hostess at Downing Street of her father the British Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald
Publication details: 
30 September 1936; on letterhead of Upper Frognal Lodge, Hampstead, NW3.
£56.00

4to, 1 p. On cream paper with letterhead printed in green. Fair, on lightly spotted and creased paper. She cannot make an appointment for an interview 'for various reasons [...] The chief reason being that I do not give interviews'. Owston-Booth was a contributor to the Windsor Magazine.

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