Leipzig: Verlag von Gustav Fock, 1892-1893.
Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #13997
Ex-Library Library REBIND, library stamps/labels/pocket, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; German language. Volumes I & II of 3, each self-contained works on key thinkers in the history of 19th century socialism. Includes both Erste Abtheilung: Saint-Simon und der Saint-Simonismus AND Zweite Abtheilung: Fourier, Seine Theorie und Schule. General title of volume II is Geschichte des Socialismus und Kommunismus im 19. Jahrhundert.(Third volume in series was on Louis Blanc.) "The two installments already published of this work make up but a small part of the book as it will appear when completed. It takes up the history of nineteenth century socialism in greater detail than the volume by Kirkup, and has more of a narrative and expository character. The preface (to part II.) states that "all dependence on second-hand material has been avoided on principle," the aim being to meet the want that exists in economic literature of "a history of socialism drawn directly from original sources." The author treats his material from the standpoint of economics, and introduces no biographical matter, beyond what is necessary in order to an intelligent discussion from that standpoint. It is (or perhaps better, promises to be) a work of painstaking research, and is exhaustive to the extent which its volume will permit. The summaries of the various doctrines discussed are necessarily somewhat brief, but these, as well as the discussion and the estimates of men and doctrines, are fair and dispassionate." - Thorstein Veblen review in The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 1, No. 2. (Mar., 1893), p. 302.; Ex-Library; 106+131 pages.