This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... Purpled Ease No quarter! We want all that you possess. We will be content with nothing less than all that you possess. We ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... Purpled Ease No quarter! We want all that you possess. We will be content with nothing less than all that you possess. We want in our hands the reins of power and the destiny of mankind. Here are our hands. They are strong hands. We are going to take your governments, your palaces, and all your purpled ease away from you, and in that day you shall work for your bread even as the peasant in the field or the starved and runty clerk in your metropolises. Here are our hands. They are strong hands.--JackLondon. 'HE above is taken from 'a postal card sent out by the publishers of Jack London's books. Jack is i a Marxian Socialist all day long, and he is much more frank than most of his party. All the other Socialists I ever met, alternately admit and deny that what they want is a division of property DEGREES Jack London stands by his guns and declares, "We want all you possess." And when he says "you" he means the people who own property. He is talking to the owners and managers of the " tools," by which he means the railroads, mills, shops, stores, factories, mines and steamships. That is to say, Jack is going to take things away from the present owners and give these things to " we." Jack assumes that property in the hands of the Socialist would be much better managed than it is now in the hands of those who own it. 5 This threat of Jack's would be a tragic thing if Jack and his pals were really going to do all they say they are. But they are not going to do anything but talk. That is their "hold." Folks who can, do; those who can't, chin. Jack is a writing tramp who roams the world for thrills and copy. He is kindly, intelligent, amusing, indolent, and absolutely without the power to manage anything -- even his own tongue. He is a good fellow;...Read Less
Good. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Ribbon bound manuscript is in good condition with significant edgewear and small tear on top of cover. Label with previous owner's name and address inside the front cover. Here garthered together by his son, are the potent sayings, the muscular commonsense, and the energetic idealism which made up Elbert Hubbard's philosophy-the teachings by means of which he helped thousands of men and women to achievement.
Very Good in Fair jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Rare w/jacket. Tan cloth semi-hard boards, brown cover design and stamped spine titles, moderate shelf wear. Pages very good. Dj some chip, classic design; protected in new clear sleeve. Here gathered together by his Son Elbert Hubbard II, are the potent sayings, the muscular commonsense, and the energetic idealism whcih made up Elbert Hubbard's philosophy-the teachings by means of which he helped thousands of men and women to achievement. A potent blend of wisdom, humor, foresight, wit and muscular common sense, epigrams, mottoes, preachments and upliftin idealism. Elbert Hubbard presents his own thoughts, reactions, and beliefs on life and living, properity, success and happiness. 180 pages.
Near Fine in VG+ jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Light brown linen covered flexible boards, lettered in bordered in brown, illus. endpapers. 180 pp. Slightly rubbed extremities, nearly as issued. Dust jacket notably well preserved, with minor loss at two spots: head of spine and along top front edge, trace of loss along bottom front edge, flaps intact, minimal soiling.
(VG / None)Bk is Very Good: Corners & spine edges rubbed. Reprint HB NoDJ 180 pages Very minor cover spots, pgs 123-127 small corner creased, pages starting to yellow from outer edges, o/w clean & tight. Describedto clarify the AB rating (c) 1930 By The Roycrofters.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Orange cloth-lined stiff butcher paper, illust. cover/jacket. very minor moisture damage. Normal wear to edges and corners of cover/jacket. Book in very great condition. Bound by a ribbon. Very good copy. 180 pgs.
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