Stuttgart. 1886. ,139,pp. Original pink printed wrappers. Some loss to top portion of cover, some chipping and light dust soiling. Internally quite clean. Very good. Untrimmed and unopened. Item #WRCAM43764
First German edition of this work on the Icarian community, which translates as ICARIA, A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF COMMUNISM. Founded by Etienne Cabet, the Icarian Community was among the most interesting of Utopian experiments in the United States during the 19th century. Cabet relocated a group of French bourgeoisie and peasants to America to form the basis of his utopian community. After an unsuccessful attempt to settle in Texas, the Icarians established themselves in Nauvoo, Illinois, an abandoned Mormon town. After Cabet's death in 1855, the group splintered, with some of the remaining Illinois group moving to Corning, Iowa. This work follows the movement from 1848, when the group migrated to America.