Individualist Anarchism: Liberty's Recommended Reading
Over the course of Benjamin Tucker's periodical Liberty, (1881-1908), the subscribers were often regaled with 'recommended readings' -- in essence, the 'must' titles for a discriminating individualist anarchist to have on his or her bookshelf. If you have a whimsical moment or two to spare, browse the following cyber-shelves and see the books your 19th century counterpart stocked in place of Mises, Rothbard, and Rand.
Compiled with a smile by Wendy McElroy :)
[The descriptions are Liberty's own, usually rendered on the last
page of the issue where books were offered for sale through Liberty
(Boston) and then Tucker's own bookstore (New York).]
- Anarchism: Its Aims and Methods. By Victor Yarros. An address
delivered at the first public meeting of the Boston Anarchists' Club
and adopted by that organization in its authorized exposition of its
principles. With an appendix giving the Constitution of the
Anarchists' Club and explanatory notes regarding it. 30 pages. 5
cents; 6 copies, 25 cents; 25 copies, $100; 100 copies, $3.
- Anarchism or Anarchy? A Discussion between William H.
Tillinghast and Benj.R. Tucker. Prefaced by an Open Letter to Rev.
William J. Potter. Sent on receipt of a postage stamp.
- An Anarchist on Anarchy. An eloquent exposition of the
beliefs of Anarchists by a man as eminent in science as in reform.
By Elisee Reclus. Followed by a sketch of the criminal record of the
author by E. Vaughan. Price, 19 cents.
- The Anarchists. A Picture of Civilization at the Close of the
Nineteenth Century. By John Henry Mackay. Translated from the German
by George Schumm. A poet's prose contribution to the literature of
philosophic and egoistic Anarchism. The author traces his own mental
development in London amid the exciting events of 1887,--the
manifestations of the unemployed, the rioting at Trafalgar Square,
and the executions at Chicago. The antagonism between Communism and
Anarchism sharply brought out. One of the world's great artists
places his pen at the service of Anarchism. 315 pages. Price, cloth,
$1.00; paper, 50 cents.
- Anarchists' March. Tune: Bjorneborganes Marsch (Finnish War
Song). Words by J.Wm. Lloyd. Price, 10 cents.
- The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.--Oscar Wilde. A poem of
more than 600 lines, dedicated to the memory of a trooper of the
Horse Guard who was hanged in Reading Gaol during the poet's
confinement there. An English classic. Cloth $1.00; paper, 10 cents.
- The Ballot. By William Walstein Gordak. A short
the absurdity of majority rule. Printed as a leaflet, with an
effective advertisement of Liberty on the back. Excellent for
propagandism. Ten center per hundred copies.
- A Blow at Trial by Jury. By Benj.R.Tucker. An examination of
the special jury law passed by the New York legislators in 1895. A
speech delivered by the editor of Liberty at a mass meeting held at
Cooper Union, New York, June 25, 1897, under the auspices of the
Central Labor Union, Typographical Union No.6, and other labor
organizations. Distribution of this pamphlet among lawyers and
legislators will tend indirectly to interest them in Anarchism. 48
pages. Single copy, 5 cents.
- Bombs: The Poetry and Philosophy of Anarchism. By William A.
Whittick. 187 pages. Price, cloth, 75 cents; paper, 56 cents.
- Captain Roland's Purse: How it is Filled and How Emptied. By
John Ruskin. The first of a projected series of Labor Tracts.
Supplied at 37 cents per hundred.
- Causes of the Conflict Between Capital and Labor. By D.H.
Hendershott. A 92-page pamphlet showing that all the wealth in the
world consists of unconsumed wages earned by somebody, but that most
of it is withheld from the earners through Interest, Rent, Profit,
and Taxes. Price, 25 cents.
- Citizen's Money. a critical analysis in the light of free
trade in banking. By Alfred B. Westrup. 27 pages. Price, 10 cents.
- Co-Operation: Its Laws and Principles. 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. By C.T. Fowler. Containing a portrait of
Herbert Spencer. Price, 6 cents; two copies, 10 cents.
- Co-Operative Homes. An Essay showing how the kitchen may be
abolished and the independence of woman secured by severing the
State from the Home, thereby introducing the voluntary principle
into the Family and all its relationships. By C.T. Fowler.
Containing a portrait of Louise Michel. Price, 6 cents; two copies,
- Corporations. An essay showing how the monopoly of railroads,
telegraphs, etc. may be abolished without the intervention of the
State. By C.T. Fowler. Containing a portrait of Wendell Phillips.
Price, 6 cents; two copies, 10 cents.
- The Dawning. A Novel. "Oh Heaven! Apollo is once more among
the herdsmen of Admetus, and the herdsmen know not it is the Sun-
God!" An octavo volume of nearly four hundred pages, bound in cloth.
- The Fallacies in 'Progress and Poverty'. A bold attack on the
position of Henry George. Written for the people, and as
revolutionary in sentiment, and even more radical than 'Progressand Poverty' itself. By William Hanson. 191 pages, cloth. Price,
- A Female Nihilist. A thrilling sketch of the character and
adventures of a typical Nihilistic heroine. By Stepniak, by
"Underground Russia". Price, 10 cents.
- The Financial Problem: Its Relation to Labor Reform and
Prosperity. Demonstrating the abolition of interest to be
unavoidable. By Alfred B. Westrup. 30 pages. Price, 10 cents.
- Free Political Institutions: Their Nature, Essence, and
Maintenance. An abridgment and rearrangement of Lysander
Spooner's "Trial by Jury". Edited by Victor Yarros. Chapters: I.
Legitimate Government and Majority Rule, II. Trial by Jury as a
Palladium of Liberty, III. Trial by Jury as Defined by Magna Carta,
IV. Objections Answered, V. The Criminal Intent, VI. Moral
Considerations for Jurors, VII. Free Administration of Justice, VIII.
Juries of the Present Day Illegal. Price, 25 cents.
- God and the State. One of the most eloquent pleas for liberty
ever written. Paine's 'Age of Reason' and 'Rights of Man'
consolidated and improved. It stirs the pulse like a trumpet call.
By Michael Bakounine. Founder of Nihilism and Apostle of Anarchy.
Translated from the French by Benj.R. Tucker. 52 pages. Price, 15
- Henry George, Traitor. By Benj.R. Tucker. Proving that the
leader of the Single-Taxers was a hypocrite and a coward in his
sanctioning of the hanging of the Chicago Communists. Single copy, 3
cents; 10 copies, 10 cents; 100 copies, 80 cents.
- The Herald of Anarchy. English Organ of Anarchism. Seeks to
destroy the authority and prestige of National Government as well as
to combat all other forms of tyranny: advocates free access to
the land, the abolition of national monetary laws and restrictions
on credit, free contract, and free love. Published monthly at the
Labor Press, 57 Chancery Lane, London, W.C., England. Price,
post-free, 3 cents; annual subscription, 36 cents.
- Heroes of the Revolution of '71. A souvenis picture of the
Paris Commune, presenting Fifty-One Portraits of the men whose names
are most prominently connected with that great uprising of the
people, and adorned with mottoes from Danton, Blanqui, Pyat,
Proudhon, J.Wm Lloyd, Tridon, and August Spies. Of all the Commune
souvenirs that have ever been issued this picture stands easily
first. It is executed by the phototype process from a very rare
collection of photographs, measures 15 inches by 24, and is printed
on heavy paper for framing. Over 50 portraits for 25 cents.
- Ideo-Kleptomania: The Case of Henry George. By J.W. Sullivan.
The author offers evidence to show -- That Henry George took his doctrine bodily from Patrick Edward Dove. That academic authority has
pronounced Henry George's arguments against Malthus simply those of
William Godwin and Herbert Spencer, without a new thought added.
That his attack on the wages-fund theory Henry George but
re-employed ideas already well-used in economic disputes, without
giving credit to the thinkers with whom they originated. That Henry
George entertains the peculiar belief that a writer may put ideas
into print as his own, no matter how he comes by them. With Henry
George's denial of plagiarism. One Hundred Pages, 15 cents.
- Instead of a Book: By a Man Too Busy to Write One. A
Fragmentary Exposition of Philosophical Anarchism. Culled from the
writings of Benj.R. Tucker. A large, well-printed, and excessively
cheap volume of 524 pages, consisting of articles selected from
Liberty and classified under the following headings: (1) State
Socialism and Anarchism: How Far They Agree, and wherein They
Differ; (2) The Individual, Society, and the State; (3) Money and
Interest; (4) Land and Rent; (5) Socialism; (6) Communism; (7)
Methods; (8) Miscellaneous. The whole elaborately indexed. Price,
- International Address. An elaborate, comprehensive, and very
entertaining Exposition of the principles of the Working-People's
International Association. By William T.[sic] Greene. Price, 15
- Involuntary Idleness. By Hugo Bilgram. An exposition of the
causes of the discrepancy existing between the supply of and the
demand for labor and its products. 119 pages. Price, in cloth, one
- The Iron Law of Wages. By Hugo Bilgram. This pamphlet
demonstrates that wages could not be kept down to the cost of the
laborer's subsistence were it not for the monopoly by a privileged
class of the right to represent wealth by money. Price, 5 cents.
- The Kreutzer Sonata. By Leo Tolstoi. Suppressed by the Czar.
Translated by Benjamin R. Tucker. This novel is the boldest work yet
written by the famous Russian author. Dealing with the questions of
love and marriage, it urges a morality that is more than puritanical
in its severity, while handling the delicate subject with all the
frankness of the realistic school. In St. Petersburg and Moscow
manuscript copies pass from hand to hand and are read aloud in
This book, so far as the central lesson to be drawn from it
is concerned, is of a reactionary character, and should not be
regarded as a part of Liberty's propaganda. Yet it is a work of
interest, almost a masterpiece of art, a romance not without
sociological importance. No lover of independent thought can fail to
admire its rare unconventionality, the fearless way in which the
author addresses polite circles upon a subject which they generally
taboo[sic]. Price, in cloth, $1.00; in paper, 50 cents.
- The Labor Dollar. By Stephen Pearl Andrews. Price, 10 cents.
- Land Tenure. 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. By C.T. Fowler.
Containing a portrait of Robert Owen. Price, 6 cents; two copies, 10
- Love, Marriage, and Divorce, and the Sovereignty of the
Individual: A Discussion between Henry James, Horace Greeley,
and Stephen Pearl Andrews. Including the replies of Mr. Andrews,
rejected by the New York Tribune, and a subsequent discussion,
occurring twenty years later, between Mr. James and Mr. Andrews.
xPrice, 25 cents.
- Lysander Spooner's Pamphlets
Sold for the Benefit of the Spooner Publication Fund.
The undersigned [Benj.R. Tucker] has purchased from the
heirs of the late Lysander Spooner all of his printed pamphlets and
unpublished manuscripts, and proposes to sell the former to obtain
means for the publication of the latter. The list given below
indicates all of Mr. Spooner's works with the exception of five or
six which are entirely out of print. Of some there are but three or
four copies left, and there are stereotype plates of but few. Some
may never be reprinted. Those persons who apply first will be served
first. The pamphlets are catalogued below in an order corresponding
closely to that of the order of publication.
- The Deist's Immortality, and an essay on Man's
Accountability for His Belief. 1834. 14 pages. Price, 15 cents;
soiled copies 10 cents.
- A Question for the Clergy. A four-page tract. Price, 5
- The Unconstitutionality of the Laws of Congress
Prohibiting Private Mails. Printed for the American Letter Mail
Company. 1844. 24 pages. Price, 15 cents; soiled copies, 10 cents.
- Who Caused the Reduction of Postage? Ought He to Be
Showing that Mr. Spooner was the father of cheap postage in
America. This pamphlet embodies the one mentioned immediately
before it in this list. 1850. 71 pages. Price, $1.00; soiled
copies, 75 cents. The same, minus the first 16 pages, which
consist of a preface and a letter from Mr. Spooner to M.D.
Phillips, will be furnished at 50 cents.
- Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster. Containing
substance of the author's larger work, 'Trial by Jury', now out of
print. 1850. 16 pages. Price, 15 cents; soiled copies, 10 cents.
- The Law of Intellectual Property; or, an Essay on the
of Authors and Inventors to a Perpetual Property in Their Ideas.
Stitched in parts, but unbound. 1855. 240 pages. Price, $1.25. Part
I of the same, containing 166 pages, will be furnished at $1.00.
- Address of the Free Constitutionalists to the people of
the United States. A refutation of the Republican Party's
doctrine of the non-extension of slavery. 1860. 54 pages, Price,
25 cents; soiled copies, 15 cents.
- A New System of Paper Currency. Showing its outline,
advantages, security, practicability, and legally, and embodying the
articles of association of a mortgage stock banking company. 1861.
122 pages. Price, 75 cents.
- Considerations for Bankers and Holders of United States
Bonds. Showing that the author's system of paper currency cannot
be legally prohibited or taxed, and that the legal tender acts and
the national banking act are unconstitutional. 1864. 96 pages.
Price, 75 cents; soiled copies, 50 cents.
- No Treason No.II. 1867. 16 pages. Price, 20 cents;
- No Treason No.VI. Showing that the constitution is of
authority. 1870. 59 pages. Price, 50 cents; soiled copies 25
- A New Banking System. Showing the capacity of the
for furnishing an enormous amount of loanable capital, and how
this capacity may be made operative. 1873. 77 pages. Price, 50
cents, soiled copies 25 cents.
- The Law of Prices: A Demonstration for the Necessity
an Indefinite Increase of Money. 1877. 14 pages. Price, 10 cents;
soiled copies, 5 cents.
- Our Financiers: their Ignorance, Usurpations, and
Exposing the fallacy of the Inter-convertible bond scheme, and
contrasting therewith some rational conclusions in finance. 1877. 19
pages. Price, 10 cents.
- Revolution: The Only Remedy for the Oppressed
Ireland, England, and Other Parts of the British Empire. No. 1. A
reply to "Dunraven. This is the pamphlet of which the Irish
revolutionary party distributed 100,000 among the British
aristocracy and bureaucracy. 1880. 11 pages. price, 10 cents.
- Natural Law; Or, the Science of Justice. A treatise
natural law, natural justice, natural rights, natural liberty,
and natural society; showing that all legislation whatsoever is an
absurdity, a usurpation, and a crime. Part First. 1882. 21 pages.
Price, 10 cents.
- A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard. Challenging his
that of all the other so-called senators and representatives in
congress--to exercise any legislative power whatever over the people
of the United States. Price, 3 cents.
- A Letter to Scientists and Inventors on the Science
Justice and Their Right of Perpetual Property in Their
Discoveries and Inventions. 1884. 22 pages. Price, 25 cents;
soiled copies, 15 cents.
- A Letter to Grover Cleveland on His False Inaugural
Address, the Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the
Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People. 1886.
110 pages. Price, 35 cents.
- Modern Marriage. By Emil Zola. Translated from the French by
Benj.R. Tucker. In this, his latest story, Zola takes four typical
marriages,--one from the nobility, one from the bourgeoisie, one
from the petty bourgeoisie, and one from the working people,--and
describes, with all the power of his wondrous art, how each
originates, by what motive each is inspired, how each is consummated, and how each results. Price, 15
- Money and Currency. By A.H. Stephenson and G.F. Stephens. The
invention of money--the standard of value--government issues of
money--the best currency--solution of the money question. Price, 15
- Mutual Banking. Showing the Radical Deficiency of the
existing Circulating Medium, and how Interest on Money can be
Abolished. By William B. Greene. Price, 25 cents.
- My Uncle Benjamin. A Humorous, Satirical, and Philosophical
Novel. By Claude Tillier. Translated from the French by Benjamin R.
Tucker. With a sketch of the author's life and works by Ludwig Pfau.
This novel, though it has enjoyed the honor of three translations
into German, has never before been translated into English. It is
one of the most delightfully witty works ever written. Almost every
sentence excites a laugh. It is thoroughly realistic, but not at all
repulsive. Its satirical treatment of humanity's foibles and its
jovial but profound philosophy have won its author the title of "the
modern Rabelais". My Uncle Benjamin riddles with the shafts of his
good-natured ridicule the shams of theology, law, medicine,
commerce, war, marriage, and society generally. 312 pages. Price, in
cloth, $1.00; in paper, 50 cents.
- A Politician in Sight of Haven. Being a Protest against the
Government of Man by Man. By Auberon Herbert. Price, 10 cents.
- Prohibition. An essay on the relation of government to
temperance, showing that prohibition cannot prohibit, and would be
unnecessary if it could. By C.T. Fowler. Price, 6 cents; two copies,
- Prostitution and the International Woman's League. By Henry
Edger. Price, 15 cents.
- Proudhon and His 'Bank of the People'. By Charles A. Dana.
Being a defense of the Great French Anarchist, showing the evils of
a specie currency, and that interest on capital can ought to be
abolished by a system of free and mutual banking. Cloth, 10 cents;
leatherette, 25 cents.
- The Quintessence of Ibsenism. By G. Bernard Shaw. Pronounced
by the London 'Saturday Review' a "most diverting book," and by the
author "the most complete assertion of the human will as against all
laws, institutions, 'isms', and the like, now procurable for a
quarter." Ibsen's works have been read very widely in America, and
there have been almost as many interpretations as readers. This
conflict of opinion will cause the liveliest curiosity to know what
view is taken by Mr. Bernard Shaw, who is not only one of the
keenest students of Ibsen, but one of the wittiest writers in
England. He takes up the plays verbatim, subjects each to searching
analysis, and extracts the quintessence of the whole.
Nearly 200 pages. Price, paper, 25 cents.
- The Radical Review: Vol.I., handsomely bound in cloth, and
containing over sixty Essays, Poems, Translations, and Reviews, by
the most prominent radical writers, on industrial, financial,
social, literary, scientific, philosophical, ethical, and religious
subjects. 828 pages octavo. Price $5.00. Single numbers, $1.15.
- The Rag-Picker of Paris. By Felix Pyat. Translated from the
French by Benjamin R. Tucker. Four Thousand Copies Sold the First
Week. Third Edition now in Press. A novel unequaled in its
combination of dramatic power, picturesque intensity, crisp
dialogue, panoramic effect, radical tendency, and bold handling of
social questions. Originally written as a play, this masterpiece
achieved the great success known to the French stage. Recent, and
just before his death, the author elaborated his play into a novel,
in which form it presents a complete panorama of the prison of the
- The Reorganization of Business. An Essay showing how the
principles of cooperation may be realized in the Store, the Bank,
and the Factory. By C.T. Fowler. A portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Price, 6 cents; two copies, 10 cents.
- The Rights of Women and the Sexual Relations. An Address to
an Unknown Lady Reader. By Karl Heinzen. Translated from the German
by Emma Heller Schumm. "A freedom which in freedom and force of
statement remains today the most cogent argument yet written in
favor of a larger personal liberty for the sex. It is made
accessible to English readers tardily yet in time, when the whole
civilized world is blinking at the mockery of many if not most
marriages."--Editorial in Philadelphia Press. Cloth, $1.00; paper,
- The Science of Society. By Stephen Pearl Andrews. This work,
long out of print, is now republished to meet a demand which for a
few years past has been rapidly growing. First published about forty
years ago, and yet in its teachings still far in advance of the
times, it comes to the present generation practically as a new book.
Josiah Warren, whose social philosophy it was written to expound,
was in the habit of referring to it as the most lucid and complete
presentation of his ideas that ever had been written or ever could be
written. It will undoubtedly take rank in the future among the
famous books of the nineteenth century.
It consists of two parts, as follows:
Part I--The True Constitution of Government in the
Sovereignty of the Individual as the Final Development of
Protestantism, Democracy, and Socialism.
Part II--Cost the Limit of Price: A Scientific Measure of
Honesty in Trade, as one of the Fundamental Principles in the
Solution of the Social Problem.
Price, in cloth, one dollar.
- Slaves to Duty. By John Badcock, Jr. A unique addition to the
pamphlet literature of Anarchism. 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. 30 pages. Price, 30 cents.
- So The Railway Kings Itch for an Empire, Do They? By a 'Red
Hot Striker,' of Scranton, Pa. A reply to an article by William M.
Grosvenor in the International Review. Price, 10
cents; per hundred, $4.00.
- Social Wealth: The Sole Factors and Exact Ratios in its
Acquirement and Apportionment. This handsome octavo volume of 320
pages treats of the usurpations of Capitalism, showing that Land and
Labor are the only natural capital, or source of wealth; exposing
the trick of treating variable and invariable values as one; and
explaining the true mean [sic] of Value in Exchange; showing that in
the production of wealth cooperation always exists, and exposing the
fraudulent methods by which equitable division is defeated;
exploding the 'Taxation' and other 'Remedies' for the wrongs done
Industry proposed by George, Wallace, and Clark, and demonstrating
that the scientific is the only safe method of investigation for the
employer or the employed who seeks salutary reform. Price, one
- Socialistic, Communistic, Mutualistic, and Financial
Fragments. By William B. Greene. Price, $1.25.
- The State: Its Origin, Its Nature, and Its Abolition. By
Albert Tarn, an English Anarchist. 19 pages. Price, 5 cents.
- The Story of an African Farm. A Novel. By Ralph iron (Olive
Schreiner) A romance, not of adventure, but of the intellectual life
and growth of young English and German people living among the Boers
and Kaffirs, picturing the mental struggles through which they
passed in their evolution from orthodoxy to rationalism; and
representing advanced ideas on religious and social questions. A
work of remarkable power, beauty, and originality. 375 pages. Price,
in cloth, 60 cents.
- A Strike of Millionaires Against Miners: Or, The Story of Spring
Valley. By Henry D. Lloyd. A book to be read by everyone who
wants to learn the methods by which, in this free and glorious
Republic, the people are being robbed of their labors and liberties.
It takes the coal business as the most representative of the
tendency to monopoly, so rapidly converting all the great industries
of the country into private estates for the Lords of Industry, and
it tells the story of Spring Valley, Illinois made famous by the
cruel lock out there to starve the men into giving up their union
and taking lower wages -- as a typical 'modern instance' of this
tendency. It uses this story as an illustration of the wicked drift
of our entire business system towards exaggerated wealth for the
few, and extreme poverty for the multitude. Price in cloth, $1.00;
in paper, 50 cents.
- Sturm. To German Readers. By John Henry Mackay. A Collection
of Egoistic and Anarchistic poems in the German language. Second
edition, with dedicatory poem to Max Stirner. 115 pages. Price,
cloth, 75 cents; paper, 50 cents.
- System of Economical Contradictions: Or, the Philosophy of
Misery. By P.J. Proudhon. Translated from the French by Benj.R.
Tucker. This work, one of the most celebrated written by Proudhon,
constitutes the fourth volume of the Complete Works, and is published
in a style uniform with that of "What is Property?" 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. 460 pages, octavo, in the highest style of the
typographic art. Price, cloth, $3.50; full calf, blue, gilt edges,
- Taxation or Free Trade? A Criticism upon Henry George's
'Protection of Free Trade.' By John F. Kelly. 16 pages. Price, 5
cents; 6 copies, 25 cents; 100 copies, $3.
- The Thirty-Six Trades of the State. By Arsene Alexandre.
Translated from the French by Benj.R. Tucker. Showing the state as a
jack-at-all-trades and good at none. Single copy, 3 cents; 10
copies, 10 cents; 100 copies, 80 cents.
- Three Dreams in a Desert. By Olive Schreiner. An allegorical
prose-poem beautifully picturing the emancipation of woman and
foreshadowing the results thereof. Price, 5 cents; six copies, 25
cents; 100 copies, $3.
- True Civilization: A Subject of Vital and Serious Interest to
all People, but Most Immediately to the Men and Women of Labor and
Sorrow. By Josiah Warren. A Pamphlet of 117 pages, now passing
through its fifth edition, explaining the basic principles of Labor
Reform,--Liberty and Equity. Price 30 cents.
- A Vindication of Natural Society. By Edmund Burke. Showing
the Inherent Evils of all State Governments. "In vain you tell me
that artificial government is good, but that I fall out only with
the abuse. The thing--the thing itself is the abuse."--Burke. 36
pages. Price, 10 cents.
- Voluntary Socialism. By F.D. Tandy. A complete and systematic
outline of Anarchistic philosophy and economics, written in a clear,
concise, and simple style. It is followed by a suggestive
bibliography of books of service to those who wish to study the
subject more deeply, and contains also a complete index. Price,
cloth, $1.00; paper, 50 cents.
- Voluntary Taxation. An essay showing that the public revenues
should be considered as insurance premiums, not to be exacted by
compulsion. By J.Greevz Fisher. 31 pages. Price, 3 cents.
- What is Freedom, and When am I Free? Being an attempt to put
Liberty on a rational basis, and wrest its keeping from irresponsible
pretenders in Church and State. By Henry Appleton. 27 pages. Price,
15 cents; two copies, 25 cents.
- What Is Property? Or an Inquiry into the Principle of Right
and of Government. By P.J. Proudhon. Prefaced by a Sketch of
Proudhon's Life and Works, and containing as a Frontispiece a fine
steel Engraving of the Author. Translated from the French by Benj.
R. Tucker. A systematic, thorough, and radical discussion of the
institution of property,--the 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. 500 pages octavo. Price, cloth, $3.50; full calf, blue,
gilt edges, $6.50.
- What's To Be Done? A Nihilistic Romance. Written in prison.
Suppressed by the Czar. By N.G. Tchernychewsky. With a portrait of
the author. Translated by Benj.R. Tucker. In cloth, $1.00. In paper,
- The Wind and the Whirlwind. A poem worthy of a place in every
man's library, and especially interesting to all victims of British
tyranny and misrule. A redline edition, printed beautifully in large
type, on fine paper, and bound in parchment covers. Elegant and
cheap. 32 pages. Price, 25 cents.
- Wind-Harp Songs. By J.Wm. Lloyd. Poems of life, love, nature,
liberty, and death. An appropriate gift book. nicely bound. Price
- Work and Wealth. By J.K. Ingalls. 13 pages. Price, 10 cents.