"MARRIAGE AND LOVE HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON… ARE, IN FACT, ANTAGONISTIC TO EACH OTHER…": ANARCHISM AND OTHER ESSAYS, INSCRIBED BY EMMA GOLDMAN
GOLDMAN, Emma. Anarchism and Other Essays. New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association, 1910. Octavo, original grey cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
First edition, inscribed in the year of publication, "Lillian Brown, my friend so near and yet so far. Emma Goldman New York Dec 20 1910."
Goldman had been known mostly as a public speaker before she founded the magazine Mother Earth in 1906; she quickly showed herself to be an accomplished writer on a wide variety of topics. In addition to her essay on Anarchism, this collection includes works on modern drama, women's rights, prisons, patriotism ("A Menace to Liberty"), "Minorities Versus Majorities," "The Psychology of Political Violence" and other topics. With a biographical sketch of Goldman by Czech anarchist Hippolyte Havel. Recipient Lillian Brown was present with Goldman and a small group of anarchists as they founded the Political Prisoner's Amnesty League by candlelight, as noted by Goldman in her autobiography, Living My Life.
Text fine, cloth soiled, spine toned. A very good copy, rare and desirable inscribed by Goldman.