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OWEN, Robert (1771--1858)
Observations on the effect of the manufacturing system: with hints for the improvement of those parts of it which are most injurious to health and morals. Dedicated most respectfully to the British legislature. By Robert Owen. The second edition.
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Cadell and Davies; J. Hatchard; Murray; Constable and Co., and Oliphant and Co., Edinburgh; Smith and Sons, and Brash and Reid, Glasgow; and sold by all the booksellers in town and country, 1817.
20 p. ; 20.2 cm. (8º)

First published in 1815. Owen's system of educational reform and the principles of socialism embodied in his experiments in philanthropic management in his mills at New Lanark were set out in his A new view of society: or, essays on the formation of the human character preparatory to the developement of a plan for gradually ameliorating the condition of mankind, 1813 (3rd ed., 1817, q.v.).

Copy Notes Bound (4) in a collection of pamphlets, after a copy of Owen's Observations of the effect of the manufacturing system, 1816 (2nd ed., 1817, q.v.).

Binding C19th half dark blue hairsheep, blind-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, gilt-lettered 'Pamphlets'. Numbered '84' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5458


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