Beatrice and Sidney Webb at the Trades Hall, Adelaide, 1898

Mosman, N.S.W. The Pump Press, 1978.

Limited Edition.

Number 55 of 80 copies.

Fine press publication regarding the work of Beatrice Webb (1858 -1943) and Sidney Webb (1859 -1947), noted English Fabian Socialists who visited Australia in 1898 addressing the United Trades and Labour Council in Adelaide.

"Mrs Webb... remarked that public opinion in Australia and in all the colonies was strangely backward on the subject of factory legistlation. It should be the business of all trade unionists to destroy the idea that unregulated individual bargaining was the best for the worker. It was the restriction of the hours of labour that guaranteed the personal freedom of those who had to work..." [Beatrice Webb, Adelaide, 1898.].

Item #1663

Octavo, original string-bound paper wrappers, 8 pages, 2 photographic portraits, a fine copy.

Price (AUD): $65.00  other currencies