This is for Patchen

(The rest of you won’t be interested.)

The books we bought at Bolerium finally arrived in the M-bag:

* The History of the Haymarket Affair, by Henry David (New York: Russell & Russell, 2d edition)

* The Savage Mind, by Claude Levi-Strauss (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966; first American edition; every home should have one.)

* History of Greece, by J. B. Bury (London: Macmillan: 3d ed, revised by Russell Meiggs, 1963)

* Love’s Coming of Age: a series of papers on the relations of the sexes, by Edward Carpenter (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1911; first American edition; first published in England, 1896)

* Harold J. Laski on the Communist Manifesto (New York: Vintage Books, 1967: this is an American edition of the 1948 centenary edition of the Manifesto which the Labour Party published in Britain, with Laski’s hundred-page introduction)

* The Marx-Engels Register, by Hal Draper (New York: Schocken Books, 1985)

* Towards Socialism, eds. Perry Anderson and Robin Blackburn (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1966)

* The Sociological Imagination, by C. Wright Mills (New York: Oxford University Press, 1959; I suppose this is the first edition, though I may be wrong; every home should have one of these, too)

* The Realization and Suppression of the Situationist International: An Annotated Bibliography, 1972-1992, by Simon Ford (Edinburgh: AK Press, 1995)

* Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure, by Edward Carpenter (New York: George Allen, 1912; twelfth edition)

* Ioläus: An Anthology of Friendship, ed. Edward Carpenter (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1916; you may by now be detecting an Edward Carpenter theme)

* The Intermediate Sex: a study of some transitional types of men and women, by Edward Carpenter (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1912; I think this is probably the first US edition)

* Thomas More and his Utopia, by Karl Kautsky (London: ILP Publication Department, 1927: no idea whether this is any good or not, but it looked interesting)

* Russian Thinkers, by Isaiah Berlin (New York: Viking Press, 1978)

0 thoughts on “This is for Patchen”

  1. My goodness! I was just looking for a new post on cricket, but this makes my day. On my last trip, incidentally, Carey McWilliams was my Edward Carpenter; I’ll be back in late December, so we’ll have to see who emerges as the author of choice this time.

    Thanks! — Patchen

    PS: The Mills, which this home has as well, is indeed the 1st ed.

  2. I’ll be in the Bay Area, too, in late December (flying back to England on 30 December), so with luck I’ll see you there.

    (This trip will also include my first, long-awaited visit to Las Vegas.)

  3. Excellent news! We’re there from the 17th-27th. I’ll be curious to see what souvenirs you bring home from Vegas. Whatever it is, I bet it’ll have sequins.

    See you on the left coast…

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