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Titre : DREAM OF A FREE-TRADE PARADISE, AND OTHER ...
Éditeur : Published by the Industrial League, Philadelphia
Date d'édition : 1886
Reliure : Soft cover
16mo, pp. [1-2] 3-32, six illustrations by Henry L. Stephens, original self wrappers. Later edition. Includes "Dreams of a Free-Trade Paradise. A Laissez Faire Tale," pp. 3-12, which depicts a satirical utopia in which the principle of laissez-faire has been carried to its logical conclusion. This edition, reprinting three "sketches" from the larger 1872 edition, includes a fourth, "A Congressional Romance," not in the 1872 collection. This pro-tariff pamphlet, issued by The Industrial League as "Tariff Tract No. 11," probably in response to political battles over the Tariff Reform Bill of 1886. The sketch was collected later in AMERICAN UTOPIAS: SELECTED SHORT FICTION, edited by Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. (New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1971). The cover (functioning also as title page) identifies Elder as Secretary of the Industrial League. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 57. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 58. Not in Negley. Covers chipped and discolored at margins, more so to front cover, some mild wear and soiling, a good copy. An uncommon edition. OCLC reports 6 copies. (#139880). N° de réf. du libraire 139880
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