Adventures in socialism: New Lanark establishment and Orbiston Community.
Glasgow. John Smith and Son, Ltd., 1910. First edition.
8vo. xv, , 329pp, . With half -title, four photogravure plates, and a folding lithographic plan. Title in red and black. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Inscribed to half-title; 'Alex. Cullen'.
Adventures in Socialism presents a history of New Lanark, a cotton mill village on the River Clyde, southeast of Glasgow, founded in 1786 by David Dale. The industrial triumph of New Lanark combined with the success of the surrounding workers community, a milestone in the development of urban planning, made the village an epitome of utopian socialism. The author, Scottish architect Alexander Cullen (1856-1911), continues to relate the history of the Orbiston Community, a fleeting venture and social experiment founded, like New Lanark, on the principles of reformer Robert Owen. The Community consisted of a single stone building designed to accommodate 1000 residents. The project failed after a single year, in 1827.£ 175.00 Antiquates Ref: 11018