ARTS AND CRAFT SOCIALISM

Belfort BAX, and Victor DAVE. The Socialist Platform. No. 4. A short Account of the Commune of Paris.

London, socialist League Office, 1886.

8vo, pp. [2], [59]-79, [1 (advertisement for the League’s publications]; woodcut device of the Socialist League to front wrapper; a very good copy, stapled as issued; wrapper with short splits at foot of backfold and around staple; pencil inscription ‘Edward J. Walson’ to front wrapper.

£650

Approximately:
US $860€760

Add to basket Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Belfort BAX, and Victor DAVE. The Socialist Platform. No. 4. A short Account of the Commune of Paris.

Checkout now

First and only edition of Morris’s, Bax’s, and Dave’s account of the Commune of Paris of 1871, presented as ‘the starting point of the irresistible Unity of Socialism in Europe and America’.

An irregular complement to the Socialist League’s journal The Commonweal (under Morris’s editorship from its establishment in 1885 until his ousting in 1889), The Socialist Platform was ‘intended in great measure to be a Commentary on the Manifesto of the League’, which had itself been published with notes by Morris and Bax. The Platform, with its distinctive woodcut headpiece by Walter Crane (bearing the motto ‘agitate, educate, organize’), ran to seven issues, of which four were authored by Morris. Among these, the Short Account appears to be by far the rarest; his other contributions are Useful Work v. Useless Toil (no. 2), True and False Society (no. 6), and Monopoly: Or, How Labour is Robbed (no. 7).

Scott, p. 24.

You may also be interested in...

RAMSAY, Allan.

The Gentle Shepherd, a Scotch Pastoral … attempted in English by Margaret Turner.

First edition of this parallel-text translation of Ramsay’s Scots verse drama, a subscriber’s copy from the library of Mary, Lady Vincent, née Chiswell, wife of Sir Francis Vincent (1747–1793), resident consul at Venice.

Read more

[LAPINI, Bernardo.]

Vita di Madonna Onorata scritta da Bernardo Ilicino publicata per la prima volta sopra un codice del secolo XC da Giuseppe Vallardi figlio.

First appearance in print of this life of the Sienese noblewoman Onorata Saracini (née Orsini, 1435–1457), by her contemporary, the late fifteenth-century physician and writer Bernardo Lapini (or Ilicini), here edited by the Milanese print and old master dealer Giuseppe Vallardi (1784–1863) and published to mark the wedding of Beatrice Archinto and Emilio Altieri, Prince of Oriolo and Viano. Vallardi offers a brief survey of the life and writings of Lapini, and copious notes on the text.

Read more