SOCIALISM; The Fabian Essays by G. Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb, William Clarke, Sydney Olivier, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas and Hubert Bland edited by . .with an essay on The Fabian Society and Its Work by William Clark and An Introduction to this American edition by Edward Bellamy, author of "Looking Backward"

Boston: Charles F Brown, (1894). First Authorized US Edn. 8vo, pp 218 Little rubbed on the top of the spine which is a little darkened, a near fine copy Bound in red cloth stamped in black and gilt BAL 966; Lawrence BB7c. Item #20788

An un-authorized edition of this collection was issued in 1891. This is the first edition with the Edward Bellamy introduction. Although Shaw and Bellamy had similar political views this is the only time that their names appeared on the same title-page. Bellamy's introduction answers the question "What is Socialism" and runs10 pages. Shaw wrote two of the essays: "The Basis of Socialism" and "The Transition to Social Democracy."

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