Chicago: Charles H. Kerr and Company, 1899. Edition Not Stated. Hardcover. (Assume First). 12mo., 268 pages. -- Head and heel of spine rubbed. Corners rubbed. -- Sound binding and internally sound. -- Signed "Compliments Author". -- A very scarce book, Condition is overall:. Good. Item #9500
"The Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company was established in Chicago, Illinois in 1886 as Charles H. Kerr & Co. by Charles Hope Kerr, originally to promote his Unitarian views. As Kerr's personal interests moved from religion to populism to Marxism and he became interested in the labor movement, the company's publications took a similar turn. During the 1920s Kerr ceded control of the firm to the Proletarian Party of America, which continued the imprint as its official publishing house throughout its four decades of organized existence. -- Control moved again during the decade of the 1960s, this time to a circle of Chicago radicals with close affinity to the ideas of the Industrial Workers of the World, who gave the company its current operating moniker. The Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company remains in operation in the second decade of the 21st century, making it the oldest radical book publisher in America."wiki.