THE WORLD A DEPARTMENT STORE.; A story of life under a cooperative system. With illustrations by Harry W.

Wilkinson. Lewiston, Me. Bradford Peck, (1900). First edn. 8vo, pp 307. Lacks one half of the folding frontispiece. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 143; Negley, p. 51. Item #14162

Inscribed: "E. W. Tyler | with the compliments of the author | The Union of all its | people into a Natural | Trust with full (?) ground (?) | and learn the interests | of all. | Sincerely yours for | Social Order and the kingdom | of Harmony Human Hood | Bradford Peck | December 16th, 1905" Peck was President of the largest department store in Lewiston, Me. and VP of a similar store in Joliet, Il. Herein he decries the centralization of economic power in the US and describes and advocates a system of cooperative ownership and production in a Utopian narrative.The protagonist awakes from a twenty-five year sleep in 1925 in a new city where the co-operative movement reigns supreme.

Price: $175.00

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