- [?1821] (Creation)
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ii, 53 ff. ; 325 x 200 mm.
Quarter leather and marbled paper over boards; 'ROBERT OWEN SOCIAL SYSTEM MANUSCRIPT' (gold on spine).
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Simon Finch Rare Books; London; Purchase; February 2003; 0200302104.
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A manuscript copy, [?1821] (watermark 1820), of a treatise entitled The Social System, by the philanthropist and social reformer Robert Owen, apparently in the hand of his son, Robert Dale Owen.
The text differs from that published in The New Harmony Gazette, 2.8-2.24 (November 1826-March 1827), for which see Selected Works of Robert Owen, ed. by Gregory Claeys, 4 vols (London, 1993), II, 56-104.
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Item: 1.1. Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 004286428. Date: 20040421. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Binding : Quarter leather with marbled paper sides Textblock : Staining, acidic paper, minor tears on front page. Institution: WlAbNL.
Item: 1.2. Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 004286428. Date: 20050520. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Binding : Quarter leather with marbled paper sides Textblock : Staining, acidic paper, minor tears on front page, deacidified non-aqueously. Institution: WlAbNL.
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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23902E.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Geraint Phillips, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones.