The Labour Association for Promoting Co-Operative Production, Based on the Co-partnership of the Workers. First Report, 1884 - 1885
(Labour Association)

London, England: Labour Association, 1885. F 8 pages; text concerning itself with the doings in the first year of the Association, work & progress; history; adoption of various resolutions and the plan of the organization; model rules, conferences, lodges and meetings; with a list of subscribers at back which included the Leeds Industrial Co-Operative Society, the Marquis of Ripon, the Airedale Manufacturing Company, Bradford and Coventry Lodge and other individuals and organziations; with a cash accounting and financial staement, the Guarantors listed as T.D. Galpin, Bolton King, E.V. Neale, E.O. Greening; listed on one panel by Henry Rowley, Secretary of the organization and with information including financial returns and explanations regarding the success of this French farm association of labor in Aisne, begun in 1856 by Jean-Baptiste Godin, " ...influenced by the ideas of the philosopher Charles Fourier. In 1880 Godin created a cooperative association by which the workers owned and managed the complex..." (internet research) - this pamphlet not dated and presumably reflecting 1885, which would bring the report five years from the assocation's founding; publication # 7 of the Labour Association as listed on the front wrapper panel; approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" size; original light gray side-sewn printed paper wrappers; old library rubber stamp on cover, handwritten numbers; some edgewear and chipping, to edges of wraps, dustiness; in good condition, interesting ephemeral British Labour history; an OCLC search reveals a few of the later reports held institutionally, nothing noted for this one. Good Paperback (Item ID: 21783)


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