Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase in Want with Increase of Wealth. The Remedy

By: George, Henry [Signed]

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Book Condition: Good


Signed and inscribed by Henry George [1839-1897] upon first blank leaf. Publisher's brown blind-ruled cloth, gilt-lettered spine, floral endpapers; 4,xi,[3],512,[2],4,[4]pp. Moderate wear to extremities. Few light red pencil marks to four leaves. Trifles of ink writing atop front free endpaper and second blank leaf. Several thin ink lines on pages 138 and 241. Binding tight. 19 x 13 cm. George, an unknown printer in 1870's San Francisco, witnessed the city's evolution from rough encampment to wealthy metropolis, while at the same time observing the emergence of pauperism. He endeavored to discover why wealth grew simultaneously with poverty and, after years of study, produced this book, determining that a single tax on land value was the solution. Once early publishing difficulties were overcome, sales of the book skyrocketed into the millions internationally, exceeding all titles other than the bible in the 1890s. As a result, the Single Tax Movement was founded and George soon became the third most famous American, behind only Thomas Edison and Mark Twain. George inscribed this copy to Wm. B. Scott with whom he worked at The Standard, a weekly single-tax newspaper George founded and published from 1887 to 1890. An impressive signed association copy of what is considered the most influential of American works on economics. It is indeed ironic that, despite the exalted efforts of George, today's uber-wealth of San Francisco co-exists with a multitude of homeless souls cast upon her streets. Fundaburk 1451, Howes G-106, Batson p.87, Grolier - American One Hundred, #81.

Title: Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase in Want with Increase of Wealth. The Remedy

Author Name: George, Henry [Signed]

Categories: Sociology, Signed, Economics,

Edition: Fourth Edition

Publisher: New York, Henry George & Co.: 1880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 169H4360

Keywords: Georgism, Single Tax Movement, Henry George, Real Estate Tax, Economics, Progressive Era, Political Economy,