In the lists of books here given, I have endeavored to
select some of the best and most elementary works upon
each subject. I have confined myself to works in the
English language. With the exception of Social
Statics, I have omitted all books which are out of print.
It is hardly necessary to add that, though I recommend
these books, I do not thereby indorse every statement
made in any one of them.
ANDREWS, STEPHEN PEARL, Science of society;
Part I. True constitution of government in the
sovereignty of the individual. Part 2. Cost the limit
of price. Bost., 1888. 165p., 8vo. S. E. Holmes.
Cloth, $1.00; paper, 50c.|
This work is an elaborate exposition of the teachings of Josiah Warren by one of his foremost disciples.
MACKAY, JOHN HENRY, The anarchists; a picture
of civilization at the close of the 19th century. Trans.
from the German by George Schumm. Bost., 1891.
315p., 12mo. Tucker. Cloth, $1.00; paper, 50c.|
While cast in the form of a story, this book contains many excellent economic arguments, directed principally against the communists.
PROUDHON, PIERRE JOSEPH, System of economical
contradictions; or, Philosophy of misery.
Trans from the French by Benj. R. Tucker. v. I.
N. Y., 469p., 8vo. Humboldt. Cloth, $2.00; paper,
It discusses in a style as novel as profound, the problems of Value, Division of Labor, Machinery, Competition, Monopoly, Taxation and Providence, showing that economic progress is achieved by the appearance of a succession of economic forces, each of which counteracts the evils developed by its predecessor, and then, by developing evils of its own, necessitates its successor, the process to continue until a final force, corrective of the whole, shall establish a stable economic equilibrium.
PROUDHON, PIERRE JOSEPH, What is property?
an enquiry into the principles of right and government;
prefaced by a sketch of Proudhons life and
works. Trans. from the French by Benj. R. Tucker.
N. Y., 498p , 8vo. Humboldt. Cloth, $2.00;
paper, $1.20. (Humboldt Library Nos. 172-175.)|
A systematic, thorough and radical discussion of the institution of property its basis, its history, its present status and its destiny together with a detailed and startling expose of the crimes which it commits, and the evils which it engenders.
TUCKER, BENJAMIN R., Instead of a book; by a
man too busy to write one. A fragmentary exposition
of Philosophical Anarchism. N. Y., 1893. 522
p., 8vo. Tucker. Cloth, $1.00; paper, 50c.|
Principally composed of discussions reprinted from the file of Liberty. In this way the objections of all classes of opponents are met and answered and many obscure points are made clear. The best book for anyone who wishes to gain a clear idea of the principles of Anarchism.
|VS-Appx.7||In addition to these works the following papers are very valuable:|
LIBERTY. A fortnightly journal of Philosophical
Anarchism. Edited by Benj. R. Tucker. 8 pages.
$2.00 per year. P. O. Box 1312, New York.|
The pioneer of Anarchism in America. Commands articles from the pens of the best writers upon the subject and contains interesting discussions upon the various applications of its philosophy.
EGOISM. A fortnightly Anarchistic paper. 4 pages.
50c per year. P. O. Box 366, Oakland, Cala.|
A lighter and more humorous paper than Liberty, but advocating the same general principles.
CLODD, EDWARD, Story of creation; a plain
account of evolution. N. Y., 129p., 8vo. Humboldt.
Paper, 15c. (Humboldt Library, No. 110. )|
The best short account of evolution for popular reading yet published.
CLODD, EDWARD, Story of primitive man. N. Y.,
1895. 190p., il. 16mo. Appleton. Cloth, 40c.
(Library of Useful Stories, No. I .)|
An excellent outline of the subject.
|VS-Appx.12||HUXLEY, THOMAS HENRY, Evidences as to mans place in nature. N. Y., 62p., 8vo. Humboldt Paper, 15c. (Humboldt Library, No. 4.)|
HUXLEY, THOMAS HENRY,
On the origin of
Species; or Causes of the phenomena of organic
nature. N. Y., 49p., 8vo. Humboldt. Paper, 15c.
(Humboldt Library, No. 16.)|
Prof. Huxleys works need no recommendation from any source.
ROMANES, GEORGE JOHN, Scientific evidence of
organic evolution. N. Y., 55p. 8vo. Humboldt.
Paper. 15c. (Humboldt Library No. 40.)|
An excellent plea for evolution as opposed to special creation.
BADCOCK, JOHN, Jr. Slaves to duty; a lecture delivered
before the South Place Junior Ethical Society,
29th Jan., 1894. Lond., 1894. 33p., 12mo. Reeves.
A unique addition to the pamphlet literature of Anarchism in that it assails the morality superstition as the foundation of the various schemes for the exploitation of mankind. Max Stirner himself does not expound the doctrine of Egoism in bolder fashion.
|VS-Appx.16||MILL, JOHN STUART. Utilitarianism. Lond. 1891. 96p., 8vo. Longman. Cloth, 5s.|
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD, Quintessence of Ibsenism.
Bost., 18gr. 170p., 12mo. Tucker. Paper, 25c.|
Pronounced by the London Saturday Review a most diverting Book and by the author, the most complete assertion of the validity of the human will as against all laws, institutions, isms, and the like, now procurable for a quarter.
TAK KAK, Philosophy of Egoism. A series of fifteen
articles which appeared in Egoism, from
May, 1890, to Dec. 1891. |
These form the most complete exposition of Egoism that has ever been published in English.
Macmillan & Co adverti-e [sic] The Works of Friedrich
Nietzsche in 11 vols. to appear in the spring of 1896.
These will be invaluable to the deep student of Egoism.
BAKOUNINE, MICHAEL, God and the State. Trans.
from the French by Benj. R. Tucker. Ed. 7. Bost.,
1890. 52p, 8vo. Tucker. Paper, 15c.|
One of the most eloquent pleas for liberty ever written. Paines Age of Reason and Rights of Man consolidated and improved. It stirs the pulse like a trumpet call.
Sociology; based upon
ethnography. Trans. from the French by H. M.
Trollope. New ed. Lond., 1893. 634p., 8vo. Chapman,
Hall. Cloth. 3s, 6d.|
In many respects the best outline of the development of human society. It is a perfect mine of information, and is written in a very readable manner.
SPENCER, HERBERT, Principles of Sociology.
N. Y., 1888. 2 vols., 8vo. Appleton. Cloth, $4.00.|
Mr. Spencer stands unequalled as a writer upon such subjects. The depth of his research is marvelous. His philosophic conception of the relation of one fact to another has placed him in the front rank among philosophers of all ages. Important though all his works are, perhaps the Principles of Sociology transcends all the others in usefulness. Part of the third volume is now appearing serially in The Popular Science Monthly.
FOWLER, C. T., Prohibition, or Relation of government
to temperance. Kansas City. 1885. 28p. 12
mo. Fowler. Paper, 6c.|
This pamphlet shows that prohibition cannot prohibit and would be unnecessary if it could.
|VS-Appx.24||HERBERT, AUBERON, Politician in sight of haven; being a protest against government of man by man. N. Y. Tucker. Paper, 10c.|
SPENCER, HERBERT, Social statics; or, Conditions
essential to human happiness specified, and the first
of them developed. With a notice of the author.
N. Y., 1862. 533p., 8vo. Appleton. Cloth, $2.00.|
One of Spencers earliest works. The principle of equal freedom is deduced and explained. This edition is now out of print, but several pirate editions are on the market. The Revised edition is very much abridged and greatly inferior to this.
SPENCER, HERBERT, Prison ethics; in, Essays,
scientific, political and speculative, v. 3, p 152-191.
(Also in, British Quarterly Review, July, 1860.)|
A plea for the application of the principle of equal freedom to the treatment of criminals.
SPOONER, LYSANDER, Free political institutions;
their nature, essence and maintenance. An abridgement and rearrangement of Trial by Jury.
by Victor Yarros. Bost, 1890. 47p., 8vo. Tucker.
An historical review of the jury system. It claims for the jury the right to judge the law as well as the prisoner. A strong protest against the tyranny of the State, of particular value in these days of government by injunction.
SPOONER, LYSANDER, Illegality of the trial of
John W. Webster. Bost., 1850. 16p., 8vo. Tucker.
A legal protest against packing juries by selecting jurors and rejecting all who are opposed to the law involved.
VALUE AND SURPLUS VALUE.
BOEHM-BAWERK, EUGENE VON, Positive theory
of capital. Trans. with a preface by Wm. Smart.
Lond., 1891. 468p., 8vo. Macmillan. Cloth, $4.00.|
A profound analysis of value. The original exposition of the Marginal utility theory.
FOWLER, C. T., Co-operation; its laws and principles.
Kansas City, 1885. 28p., 12mo. Fowler. Paper, 6c.|
An essay showing Liberty and Equity as the only conditions of true co-operation, and exposing the violations of these conditions by Rent, Interest, Profit, and Majority Rule.
FOWLER, C. T., Reorganization of business. Kansas City, 1885. 28p., 12mo. Fowler. Paper, 6c.|
An essay showing how the principles of co-operation may be realized in the store, bank and factory.
The Chapter on Value in Proudhons System of economical
Contradictions, and Part 2 of Andrews [sic] Science of
Society are very valuable in this connection.
MONEY AND INTEREST.
BILGRAM, Hugo, Involuntary idleness; an exposition
of the cause of the discrepancy existing between
the supply of, and the demand for, labor and its
products. Philadelphia, 1889. 119., 16mo. Lippincott. Cloth, 50c.|
A remarkably fine analysis of interest showing that it is due to the scarcity of money. It also shows the evil results of usury.
GREENE, WILLIAM B., Mutual banking; showing
the radical deficiency of the present circulating
medium and the advantages of a free currency. New
ed. with a preface by Henry Cohen. Denver, 1896.
78p., 12 mo. Cohen. Paper, 10c.|
A wonderfully clear exposition of the theory of Mutual Banks by its originator, showing how interest can be abolished.
FOWLER, C. T., Land tenure. Kansas City, 1885.
26p., 12mo. Fowler. Paper, 6c.|
An essay showing the governmental basis of land monopoly, the futility of governmental remedies and a natural and peaceful way of starving out the landlords.
INGALLS, J. K., Work and wealth. Bost., 1881.
13p., 8vo. Tucker. Paper, 15c.|
A demand for free land as a basis for industrial prosperity.
GEORGE, HENRY, Protection and free trade. N.
Y., 1891. 216p., 12mo. George. Paper, 25c.|
This has also been printed as part of the Congressional Record. A good plea for free trade.
TUCKER, BENJAMIN R., et al., Discussion of the
question of copyright. Appeared in Liberty
and was continued for several months, commencing
13th Dec., 1890.
FOWLER, C. T., Corporations. Kansas City, 1885.
28p., 12mo. Fowler. Paper, 6c.|
An essay showing how the monopoly of railroads, telegraphs, etc., may be abolished without the intervention of the state.
DONISTHORPE, WORDSWORTH, Law in a free
State. Lond., 1895. 324p., 8vo. Macmillan. Cloth,
Is offered to the public as the best nut-crackers the Author is able to turn out of the workshop, wherewith to crack the nuts that many find so hard.
MORLEY, JOHN, On compromise. Lond., 1891.
296p, 12mo. Macmillan. Cloth, $1.50.|
Devoted to considering some of the limits that are set by sound reason to the practice of the various arts of accommodation, economy, management, conformity or compromise.
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