(London: Essex House Press, 1901). 16mo. 400pp. One of 250 copies printed under the care of C.R. Ashbee. With a wood-engraved pictorial frontispiece by Reginald Savage, and numerous initials surrounded by flowers called "pinks," designed by Ashbee. Woolman, an eighteenth-century New Jersey Quaker, advocated the simple and unostentatious life, and preached against slavery. Ashbee thought of him as "the first Socialist of the age of Industrialism." A stout little book, in a uniform format with Ashbee's John Bunyan and his William Penn, which three books Ashbee referred to as "a series of dumpy little Puritans." Very slight wrinkles to spine ends, else a fine, unopened copy in full vellum with yapp fore-edge, and title printed on spine. Item #28297
(Ashbee p. 59; Ransom 18; Crawford, C.R. Ashbee, Yale, 1985, pp. 382-3 and plate 190).