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The City For The People or The Municipalization of the City Government and Of Local Franchises (inscribed by the author and the publisher)

Frank Parsons

Published by C.F. Taylor (1899), Philadelphia, 1899
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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N.d. (1899) Presumed first edition. Hardcover in gray cloth. Inscribed by Parsons and also signed by the publisher C.F. Taylor on the first front blank. Patterned endpapers; 597 pp. with index of subjects and index of persons and places, additional pages of exerpts at rear. A tight, very good example, bit of soiling to the cloth and with light edge tidemarking to the first several leaves. Frank Parsons (1854-1908) was an American educator and social reformer, a leading social commentator of the Progressive Era and is considered the father of the vocational guidence movement. He wrote a series of books on scoial issues; this work, quite forward-looking for its time, deals with the public ownership of monopoly industries as a necessary means to combat predatory corporations, and also espouses a merit system for civil service, preferential voting, machine counting of ballots, and other means of fighting corruption in urban situations. Bookseller Inventory # GE18006

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Title: The City For The People or The ...

Publisher: C.F. Taylor (1899), Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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