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Radical Wrongs in the Precepts and Practices of Civilized Man by  J [Jacob] WILSON - First Edition - 1892 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

Radical Wrongs in the Precepts and Practices of Civilized Man

by WILSON, J [Jacob]

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Newark NY: by the Author, 1892. First Edition. A social reform tract by the middling-prominent linguist and newspaper editor of Newark, New York. Wilson (1821-1914) was, according to his entry in The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography (1918) the editor and publisher of the Newark Courier from 1871 to 1906, and was reputed "one of the best general linguists in this country." He was the author of numerous volumes on grammar and linguistic reform, including Errors in Grammar (1858) and Phrasis (1864); after the Civil War his attention appears to have fixed on social and moral topics, culminating in a series of reform tracts of which the present title is the first. In it, Wilson condemns "practices of modern social life that, in the opinion of the author, are wrong...[he] denounces war, cruelty to animals, capital punishment, private ownership of land, taking payment for the use of money, disposing of property by will, etc., with equal emphasis" (from a contemporary review in Popular Science, Apr 1892). An uncommon volume; OCLC gives six locations, three in New York. Octavo. Brown cloth boards, blocked in gilt and black on spine and front cover; 414, (2)pp. Slight external wear, including a small gouge to cloth on spine, else a tight, well-preserved volume, easily Very Good.




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