Inscribed to the Queen of Portugal

Owen, Robert. The book of the new moral world, containing the rational system of society, founded on demonstrable facts, developing the constitution and laws of human nature and of society.

London, Effingham Wilson, 1836.

8vo. XXXII, 104 pp. Contemporary green cloth with goltstamped title to upper cover and spine.


First edition of the manifesto of Utopian Socialism. Parts II to VII would not appear until 1842-44.

Inscribed by the author to Queen Mary II of Portugal on the front flyleaf: "To Her Majesty / the Queen of Portugal / Presented by the Author". The engraved arms of the Portuguese royal family on front pastedown. Uncut as issued, a very pretty copy.

Williams 47. Kress C 4213. Goldsmiths' 29743. Stammhammer I, 164 ("1820" in error).

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