Opinions on various subjects, dedicated to the industrious producers. William Maclure.
Opinions on various subjects, dedicated to the industrious producers

Opinions on various subjects, dedicated to the industrious producers

New Harmony, Indiana: printed at the School Press, 1831. First edition, second issue; 2 volumes in 1, large 8vo, pp. [4], 480; 481-640; uncut; original brown cloth-backed boards, printed paper label on spine; cloth cracked along the joints, the whole a bit shaken; some toning of the text; a good copy. The text in the first issue ends on p. 592; in this second issue the text ends at 640, ending there in the middle of a sentence. A third volume appeared in 1838. Maclure came from Scotland to America about 1789, to become one of America's pioneer geologists. Early in the 19th century he set out on travels to make the first geological map of the United States which he published in 1817. In 1819 he purchased a large tract of land in Spain to establish an agricultural school. When the land was seized by the Church he turned to Robert Owen with his scheme for the projected colony at New Harmony. Although he eventually severed ties with Owen and New Harmony over money matters, it was largely his money and ideas which supported the schools and scientific research for which New Harmony is today justly famed. These Opinions on political, economic, social, and Utopian subjects were published in a variety of places and were published by friends at New Harmony from correspondence sent by Maclure from Mexico. Byrd & Peckham 444; Howes M-162; Kress C.2880; Sabin 43554; Streeter VII, 4241. Item #58036

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