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Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase in Want with Increase of Wealth.  The Remedy
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Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase in Want with Increase of Wealth. The Remedy

By George, Henry [Signed]

New York: Henry George & Co.. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by Henry George [1839-1897] upon first blank leaf. Publisher's brown blind-ruled cloth, gilt-lettered spine, floral endpapers; 4,xi,[3],512,[2],4,[4]pp. Moderate wear to extremities. Few light red pencil marks to four leaves. Trifles of ink writing atop front free endpaper and second blank leaf. Several thin ink lines on pages 138 and 241. Binding tight. 19 x 13 cm. George, an unknown printer in 1870's San Francisco, witnessed the city's evolution from rough encampment to wealthy metropolis, while at the same time observing the emergence of pauperism. He endeavored to discover why wealth grew simultaneously with poverty and, after years of study, produced this book, determining that a single tax on land value was the solution. Once early publishing difficulties were overcome, sales of the book skyrocketed into the millions internationally, exceeding all titles other than the bible in the 1890s. As a result, the Single Tax Movement was founded and George soon became the third most famous American, behind only Thomas Edison and Mark Twain. George inscribed this copy to Wm. B. Scott with whom he worked at The Standard, a weekly single-tax newspaper George founded and published from 1887 to 1890. An impressive signed association copy of what is considered the most influential of American works on economics. It is indeed ironic that, despite the exalted efforts of George, today's uber-wealth of San Francisco co-exists with a multitude of homeless souls cast upon her streets. Fundaburk 1451, Howes G-106, Batson p.87, Grolier - American One Hundred, #81. . Good. 1880. Fourth Edition.

$25000.00

Why Civilizations Collapse; Fields, Dr. E.R. [Introduction]
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Why Civilizations Collapse; Fields, Dr. E.R. [Introduction]

By Smith, Drew L.

USA: Truth at Last Books. Paperback. 80 pages. Second edition of this work first published in 1965. "Author was one of the leaders in the struggle to maintain the segregation of the races. He was a direct descendant of one of our nation's founding fathers, John Witherspoon, a signer of the original Declaration of Independence." - Introduction. The purpose of this book is "to show, without any malice or hatred for any race, the background of the color problem in world history, the way in which it has affected, and is now affecting, the white race, and how the challenge of color may be combatted for the benefit of all mankind." - Foreword. Chapters include: Why did the mighty Egyptian civilization perish?; Racial amalgamation in India; The harmful effect of race mixing in Brazil; Race, color and chaos; Russia, communism and race; The Rising Tide of Asiatic Immigration; Colonization - the solution to the Negro proglem; The making of white America; The Constitution and the Negro question. Light wear. Several grainy black and white illustrations. Neat ink underlining on most pages. A sound copy. . Good. 2002. Second Edition.

$79.95

Making Vancouver: Class, Status, and Social Boundaries, 1863-1913
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Making Vancouver: Class, Status, and Social Boundaries, 1863-1913

By McDonald, Robert A. J.

Canada: UBC Press. Hardcover. 0774805552 316 pages. Footnotes, select bibliography and index. Black and white illustrations. "Explores the years 1863 to 1913, when the population and institutions of this young community had not yet stabilized and expectations of material betterment remained high." - from dust jacket. Few markings to contents. Moderate wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Bordart. A sound copy. Vancouver Sun review clipping laid-in. . Good. 1996. First Edition.

$49.95

Reasonable Radicals and Citizenship in Botswana: The Public Anthropology of Kalanga Elites (African Systems of Thought)
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Reasonable Radicals and Citizenship in Botswana: The Public Anthropology of Kalanga Elites (African Systems of Thought)

By Werbner, Richard

U.S.A.: Indiana University Press. Paperback. 025321677X 255 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Author and subject indexes. "Examines the Kalanga, a minority ethnic group that has served Botswana in business and government since independence." - from back cover. Minimal markings to contents. Somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A sound working copy. . Fair. 2004. First Edition.

$49.95

Defensive Racism: An Unapologetic Examination of Racial Differences
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Defensive Racism: An Unapologetic Examination of Racial Differences

By Steele, Edgar J.

USA: ProPer Press. Hardcover. 0976125900 378 pages. "Compulsively readable, incisive in its analysis, and deft in its marshalling of factual evidence... so good, I would recommend it to my own mother." - from dust jacket review. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy. . Very Good. 2005. Second Printing.

$199.95

Lives of the Bigamists: Marriage, Family, and Community in Colonial Mexico
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Lives of the Bigamists: Marriage, Family, and Community in Colonial Mexico

By Boyer, Richard

USA: University of New Mexico Press. Hardcover. 0826315712 340 pages. Footnotes, bibliography and index. Light wear. Tight and square. Moderate quantity of light pencil underlining and marginalia to contents. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1995. First Edition.

$149.95

Crime and Social Progress - No. 7 Penal Reform League Series
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Crime and Social Progress - No. 7 Penal Reform League Series

By St. John, Arthur

London: Penal Reform League. Paperback. 10 pages. "A lecture delivered before the Psycho-Therapeutic Society at the Caxton Hall, Westminster, January 17th, 1910." - from page 3. Somewhat above-average wear and soiling. Some age-toning. Pencil underlining and marginalia. Prior owner's ink stamp atop front cover. . Fair. 1918. Second Edition.

$69.95

The Sociology of Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish: A Bibliography with Annotations, Volume II 1977-1990
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The Sociology of Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish: A Bibliography with Annotations, Volume II 1977-1990

Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Hardcover. 0889209995 194 pages. Name index. Subject index. Includes items missed by the first volume in 1977. Binding tight. Moderate wear. Usual library markings. Handsome gilt lettering and decoration upon front board. A sound working copy. . Good. 1991. First Edition.

$59.95

The Boiler Room and Other Telephone Sales Scams
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The Boiler Room and Other Telephone Sales Scams

By Stevenson, Robert J.

USA: University of Illinois Press. Hardcover. 0252022653 265 pages. References. Index. "Very important and wonderfully researched - this guy knows boiler rooms like nobody's business!" - Jack Katz. "... a fine contribution to the sociology of deviance, occupations, and fieldwork." - Robert R. Faulkner. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Moderate wear to dust jacket with short closed tear to bottom edge of front panel. Quality copy of this fascinating reference. . Very Good. 1998. First Printing.

$169.95

Essays on the Sociology of Culture
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Essays on the Sociology of Culture

By Mannheim, Karl

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Hardcover. 253 pages. Index. "Contains three hitherto unpublished essays by Karl Mannheim." - from dust jacket. i Towards the Sociology of teh Mind, An Introduction ii The Problem of the Intelligentsia, An Inquiry into its Past and Present Role iii The Democratization of Culture. Book clean and unmarked. Opening along front hinge. Above-average wear to dust jacket. A worthy working copy. . Good. 1967. Reprint.

$49.95

Essays on the Sociology of Knowledge
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Essays on the Sociology of Knowledge

By Mannheim, Karl

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Hardcover. 327 pages. Index. "Offers for the first time in English a number of essays, originally produced in various German periodicals, in which the author first elaborated his insight into the social dimensions of thinking." - from dust jacket. Light wear to clean unmarked book. Somewhat above-average wear to dust jacket. Prior owner's name clipped from top corner of first two pages. A sound copy. . Very Good. 1968. Reprint.

$129.95

From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology
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From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology

By Weber, Max; Gerth, Hans H.

London: Taylor & Francis Books Ltd. Hardcover. 0710032544 490 pages. Index. Footnotes. "An anthology of the work of Weber in the fields of science and politics, power, religion and social structure. Each section contains either the original essays in their entirety, or extensive excerpts from Weber's works on the subject under discussion." - from dust jacket. Average wear to book which is unmarked but for some squiggles to lower edge of textblock. Binding sound. Dust jacket heavily worn. . Good. 1970. Reprint.

$89.95

Fei Xiaotong and Sociology in Revolutionary China (Harvard East Asian Monographs)
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Fei Xiaotong and Sociology in Revolutionary China (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

By Arkush, R. David

Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Harvard University Asia Center. Hardcover. 0674298152 386 pages. Index, bibliography, glossary. Lightly worn former library copy with usual markings. Sound working copy. . Good. 1981. First Edition.

$49.95

The Blind Eye of History: A Study of the Origins of the Present Police Era
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The Blind Eye of History: A Study of the Origins of the Present Police Era

By Reith, Charles

London: Faber & Faber Limited. Hardcover. 264 pages. Index. Short bibliography. Author submits that "all means of enforcing laws comprise physical, or military, force, moral force and police force, used separately or together, and that military force and moral force alone or together always fail to secure sustained observance of laws in a community unless they are provided with police force, as a medium through which they can function." - from Preface. Cleand unmarked with moderate wear. Bit of foxing, primarily at and near endpapers. Sound copy,. . Good. 1952. First Edition.

$69.95