DescriptionWalter A. Wyckoff. The Workers, An Experiment in Reality. London: William Heinemann, 1898-1899.
First English editions. Two small octavo volumes, The East (published 1898) and The West (1899). xii, 241; viii, 347 pages. Both volumes illustrated. Frontispieces.
Both volumes half-bound in green morocco with marbled boards. Raised binds. Gilt titles, rules and decorations to spine. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spines are sunned. Foxing to bottom edges. Very good.
Wyckoff, a sociology professor at Princeton, traveled the United States for two years in the early 1890s, living as a day laborer. Here he writes of his experiences in a variety of jobs, including farm hand, hotel porter, logger, hired man at an asylum, and road builder on the grounds of the Chicago World's Fair.
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