'Books for Free' is back, close to Tufnell Park tube station. It's been closed for the past month while moving a few doors down from its old haunt. I'm so pleased it's returned. Every time I go in there, I come across the most tremendous finds.
This morning I picked up thses two Fabian pamphlets from just before the First World War. Nice. And the provenance makes them even nicer. They appear to come from the library of G.D.H. Cole (1889-1959), himself a prominent Fabian, economist, historian and political theorist. A left-wing polymath, in other words, and one of the most influential socialist intellectuals Britain has seen.
The right-hand of the pamphlets has Cole's signature at the top right. Very nice!
And the Fabian slogan of that time: 'Knowledge is Power'.
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