New York: Social Science Publishers, 1926. First Edition. Soft cover. Duodecimo size, 272 pp., inscribed by Scott Nearing. Very Good Plus. Item #SB2205
Title page continues: "A Cooperative Study by The Labor Research Group", with Scott Nearing stated as "Leader". Volume inscribed by the author in the year of publication and includes essays written by, in addition to Mr. Nearing, Jack Hardy, Dan Israel, Myra Page, Louis Silverstein, Barbara Bil, Hiroshi Shmidzu, Eve Dorf and Clarence Miller (among others).
The Preface opens with, "Twenty students met early in the autumn of 1923 and decided to form a Research Study Group. After some discussion as to the field for work they began an investigation of Social Revolution" and the book sets forth their research, their interpretations and conclusions, and their wish to set the results of their research before a wider audience.
Scott Nearing (1883-1983) was a pacifist and political activist throughout his life, taking often unpopular stands against war and what he saw as political and economic oppression. He was so consistent in his beliefs that Alan Ginsberg referred to him as a "grand old man, a real mensch" in his poem "America".
___DESCRIPTION: Softbound, red wraps with black lettering on the front and spine, prior ower name (inscribee - James H. Wolfe) written at the top of the front wrap, inscription written at the top of the half-title as follows: "James H Wolfe - / Compliments of the / auth. / Scott Nearing / Dec. 4. 1926". We were unable to definitely find who James Wolfe was; there was another author by that name who published a work titled "Minor Parties in the GDR", but there is no way to know. Small octavo size, pagination: (i)-x, 1-262 includes a short Index at the rear.
___CONDITION: The volume could almost be called near fine, as it has a strong, square text block, the wraps have few creases, the spine is uncreased, and the only prior owner markings are the author inscription referred to above and the name of the inscribee written at the top of the front wrap. We are grading as very good plus as there is some slight wear to the front joint and the tail of the spine, and a small amount of loss to the lower front corner of the wrap; please see pictures and request more if needed.
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