San Francisco: Better Days Publishing Co., 1891. Hardcover. 373p., bound in original blue cloth, damp stain at bottom edge (not penetrating), paper slightly browned, ownership inscription on endpaper, first edition. *Baird & Greenwood no. 825. Blake p. 217 notes: "A terrible utopian novel in which a general strike results in the death of industrialist Lorin French."
"Dedicated to millionaires who help workers. Narrates the history of a gold mine owner who uses his money to increase the money supply, to start co-op and urban renewal projects, and to develop powerful weapons to enforce peace. Contains many anti-Semitic and anti-Indian passages." *Roemer p. 191.