Sign In | Register
Radical Wrongs in the Precepts and Practices of Civilized Man by  J [Jacob] WILSON - First Edition - 1892 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

Radical Wrongs in the Precepts and Practices of Civilized Man

by WILSON, J [Jacob]

Condition: See description

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.


Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Help & frequently asked questions


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new...[more]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing ei...[more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use....[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
First Edition
In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in cases ...[more]


$4.00 shipping to USA

More shipping options >

How to tell if a signature is real

How to tell if a signature is genuine

Author's signatures can undoubtedly increase the value of a rare book or first edition. The more scarce the book is, the more an autograph adds to its value. But how to tell if the signature is real? Find out how you can avoid common pitfalls in identifying an author's signature.

Nebula Award Winners of the 1970s

Collecting Nebula Award Winners of the 1970s

The Nebula Award has been awarded to stories in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre every year since 1966. Learn about the winners of the 1970s!