1902 Yeast, A Problem by Charles Kingsley


A handsomely bound edition of Charles Kingsley's first work, Yeast, A Problem, printed in London in 1902.

About the Work -

Motivated by his strong convictions as a Christian Socialist Kingsley wrote Yeast as an attack on Roman Catholicism and the Oxford Movement, on celibacy, the game laws, bad landlords and bad sanitation, and on the whole social system insofar as it kept England’s agricultural laborer class in poverty. The title was intended to suggest the "ferment of new ideas". Yeast was influenced by the works of the philosopher Thomas Carlyle, and by Henry Brooke's novel The Fool of Quality.

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 18.5 x 12 x 2 cm. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper covering the boards (hardcover). Spine with five raised bands; four compartments with central gilt flower, and title and author in the other two in gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. 272 pages.

Condition -

See pictures. Handsome book. Some shelf wear, edge wear, rubbing, etc.. Bookseller notes erased from blank front endpaper. Ex libris plate "Thos. F. Neighbour" on paste-down. The slightest thumbing to 1/2 title, title. A touch of toning throughout. Very occasional, and small, fox spot.

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