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Hertzka, Theodor

Freiland. Ein sociales Zukunftsbild. Zweite durchgesehene Auflage.

Dresden & Leipzig, E.Pierson’s Verlag nd (preface dated May 1890).

Reference: 13591
Price: £85 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. vi + (2) + 330 + (2)pp. Twentieth century boards, original front and back printed wrappers mounted on upper and lower covers. A good copy internally.

Second, revised edition (the first edition had been published earlier in the same year). The book’s author, Theodor Hertzka (1845-1924), wrote this Utopian novel to set out a vision for a new self-governing socialist community, sited in East Africa but largely peopled by European settlers, and it represents a significant contribution to the literature on such topics, particularly for the emphasis Hertzka places on explaining the community’s economic basis.