Business: As It Is, and As It Might Be. Joseph Lyndall.

Business: As It Is, and As It Might Be

London: Walton and Maberly, 1854. Paperback. [4], 140, 4 p.; 19 cm. Original green paper wrapper printed in black. Front wrapper and title page with vignette indicating that this was a Young Men's Christian Association prize essay. Printed by Wertheimer and Co. Last four pages contain publisher's catalog. According to the Preface, this essay was judged the winner among 46 essays on the topic written by young businessmen (not over 36 years old). The judges of the contest were: Richard Burgess, Charles Stovel, Thomas Binney, and George Hitchcock. Contents: The physical evils of the present system of business -- The moral evils of the present system of business -- The difficulties presented by the evils of the present system of business to the attainment and development of personal piety -- Remedial suggestions. An interesting and perceptive examination of working conditions in mid-19th-century England. Very scarce in the original wrapper. In Good Condition: lacking back wrapper; front wrapper slightly soiled and separating along joint; some loss of wrapper at ends of spine; a few pages stained by former presence of botanical specimen; one pencilled notation; otherwise clean and tight. Good. Item #001647

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