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British Anarchist Publications 1880-1890

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In his "Recollections and Reflections" (Carl Slienger; London,1976) first printed in "Freedom" in 1912 Frank Kitz writes that in 1878 or shortly afterwards the Socialist "sections" in London published the pamphlet "The Principles of Social Democracy" by John Sketchley and the "English section undertook the reissue of two pamphlets on Communism by Henry Glasse" (p13). Sketchley's pamphlet was around 54pp ( E P Thompson in  "William Morris:From Romantic to Revolutionary" calls it a book)

 

 

 

 

1881                          The Cambridge Review ( March 30) has an article on "Anarchy" by Karl Pearson who claims that there is a small party of anarchists in the UK and their organ "Anarchist" has thousands of copies "scattered broadcast throughout the factories and workshops of this country"

N. Walter, in his discussion of John Quail's book,"(Freedom"  2nd, 16th, 30th September 1978) suggests that this  is the paper published by Edward Nathan-Ganz in Boston in January 1881

 

 

 

1882

 

Dan Chatterton              The Commune of England        London, self published. 

 

1883

 

Dan Chatterton              Babies and Bunny Rabbits; A Popular Educator     London, self published

 

Michael Bakunin               God and The State                        Science Library;Tunbridge Wells.

                                       (reprint of Tuckers edition 

 

                                        Manifesto of the Socialists and Anarchists tried in Lyons by the French government in January 1883"      Apparently produced by a group of revolutionaries including Kitz and Lane.( according to Thomas -"Anarchists Ideas and Countercultures in Britain")The only thing I have seen  that could be this is a !one page sheet  published by The International Socialist Federation, 15,Poland St, London W January 23 1883. However this version is entitled " Manifesto of the Socialists tried in Lyon by the French republican Government" The same,perhaps?

 

1884 November-December    Long essay on anarchism in four issues of "Justice" (SDF paper) by "An English Anarchist" ( Charlotte Wilson)

 

 

1885         

 

Elisee Reclus                    Evolution and Revolution trans. Seymour.  International Publishing Co

                                          (advertised in July 1885 "The Anarchist" as now ready)

                                        A third edition is advertised in 1886

 

Peter Kropotkin                  An Appeal To The Young   (Modern Press?)

 

"Arbeiter Fraint"            July 1885  some anarchist material but the paper did not become primarily anarchist until April 1891

 

Henry Seymour              P J Proudhon  (reprinted from 'The Anarchist")

 

Henry Appleton                  What Is Anarchism    (leaflet- published by Seymour)

 

Henry Seymour                   Labor and Capital   ( leaflet published by Seymour) both mentioned in "The Anarchist" Sept. 1885

 

 

1886

 

P J Proudhon                        The Malthusians  (prefatory note Henry Seymour and translated by Benjamin Tucker) International Publishing Co. reprinted from "The Anarchist"

                                            Second edition July 1886

 

P J Proudhon                         What Is Property?  advertised in the October 1886 "Anarchist" as available.I presume this was the Benjamin Tucker published 1876 edition( Princeton).Seymour had, throughout 1886, said this work was " in the press" but I can't see any evidence of it ever appearing.

 

An English Anarchist (Charlotte Wilson)          "The Criminal Law Amendment Act" (reprinted from "The Anarchist")

 

Peter Kropotkin                    Expropriation   (International Publishing Co,) trans. Henry Glasse

 

Peter Kropotkin                   War  (International Publishing Co.)

 

Peter Kropotkin                    Law and Authority   (International Publishing Co.)

 

E. C Walker                           Love and Law               (International Publishing Co.?)

 

 

Peter Kropotkin                   The Place of Anarchism In Socialistic Evolution   (International Publishing Co.                        Sept 1886. First published in "The Anarchist" 1st July 1886

                                            2nd edition 1887  (William Reeves)

 

N. Cherneyshevsky              "What Is To Be Done" transl. and published By Benjamin Tucker.This edition available through 'The Anarchist" ( July 1886)

 

Stephen Pearl Andrews         The Labor Dollar

 

E. H Heywood                       Cupid's Yokes

 

E.H Heywood                        Natural Law

 

W. B. Greene                         Mutual Banking

 

 

 

 

1887

 

J.K Ingalls                           Work and Wealth: An Essay On The Economics of Socialism International Publishing Co.

 

Dan Chatterton                   Blood, Bullets and Bayonets  c.

 

Dan Chatterton                    The Franchise Swindle                   London, self published

 

Henry Seymour                    The Philosophy of Anarchism          International Publishing Co? (March?) 

                                            First appeared in "The Anarchist" Jan-Feb 1887

 

Joseph Lane                         Anti Statist Communist Manifesto      W.J. Ramsey; London   (June)

 

Peter Kropotkin                    The Place of Anarchism In Socialistic Evolution   International Publishing co.some have  another edition  in 1886.It did appear in "The Anarchist", No 17 July 1886.It was reprinted in 1887 by William Reeves.

 

Peter Kropotkin                     In Russian and French Prisons                              Ward and Downey, London 

 

Lothrop Withington                Constructive Murder: a speech delivered at a meeting to denounce the judicial assassination of the Chicago anarchists, held at the Communist Club, Tottenham Street on Friday evening October 7th 1887         Henry Seymour? 1887

         First printed in "The Anarchist" Nov.1st 1887

 

 

David Andrade              Free-Love Defined and Defended  (four page propaganda leaflet)   Henry Seymour (August?)  

 

August Spies                 Autobiography                            Chicago: Nina Van Spies, 1887  

 

Charles Theodore Reuss         The Matrimonial Question: From an Anarchistic Point of View     Henry Seymour   (October?)

 

Chicago Anarchists                  The Accused The Accusers   Chicago : Socialistic Publishing Society, 1886?                           

 

1888  

 

 

 

 

John Most                                The Accusation; a speech delivered by John Most, at Kramers Hall, New York, on November 13th 1887, in denunciation of the judicial butchery of the Chicago anarchists: for delivering which, he has been sentenced to twelve months imprisonment by Judge Cowling

                            H. Seymour (January )

 

 

Albert Parsons                         Anarchism: It's Philosophy and Scientific Basis          

                                             (available through "The Anarchist" from February 1888

 

Dan Chatterton                      Merry England, so called                          London, self published

 

Henry Seymour                      Michael Bakounine :A biographical sketch  self published, London

 

 

 

Henry Seymour                       The Anarchy of Love                               self published, London

                                            (serialised in the July and August issues of "The Anarchist".Advertised as a pamphlet in the August issue

 

Henry Seymour                       Anarchy,Theory and Practice                   self published, London

 

Proudhon                         System of Economical Contradictions or The Philosophy of Misery   Tucker, Boston

 

Victor Yarros                        Anarchism:It's Aims and Methods.

                                            available in "The Anarchist"( July)

 

1889

Edward Carpenter               Civilisation:Its cause and cure                   Swann Sonnenschein, London

 

Peter Kropotkin                         The Wage System                                  Freedom Press

 

H B Samuels                              A Straight Talk to Working Men             Socialist League     February( 4pp)

 

David Nicoll                               The Chicago Martyrs                              Socialist League   November(3pp)

 

Henry Seymour                           The Malthusian Theory

 

 

Some publication details.In the June 1887"Anarchist" Seymour wrote:

 

"The International Publishing Co. as it stood has been dissolved, but will be carried on as an anarchistic publishing house by myself" I am inclined to think that what came from Newington Green after June 1887 was not published by International Publishing Co.but by Henry Seymour.More later.

 

Not sure just how much of Chatterton is anarchist.Perhaps by 1887? I have added the Carpenter because it is considered one of his most anarchist texts...Also date of Expropriation by Kropotkin.Presumably Proudhon's 'What is Property?" transl. by Benjamin Tucker in 1876 was circulating through Seymour.Need to check the date of the  W. Reeves edition.

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newspapers

 

Le Travail (ed Brocher) Fr. 1880-81

 

Freheit  (English language) 1881 edited by Frank Kitz.English section of the Rose St,Club.Published as the organ of a Defence Committee ( London)

 

Die Autonomie  ( London) November 1886-1893

 

Der Rebell (London)  October 1883-October 1886

 

Le Bulletin du Congres de Londres  1881 (June-) ed Brocher under the name Rechorb

 

We know Le Revolte was being sold in London before 1885 (eg Trunk selling it in Stanhope St)

 

 

The Anarchist (March 1885-magazine format from March 1887  -1888?

 

Freedom         October 1886-

 

The Radical Review ( ed. Henry Seymour) January-September 1889

 

Lucifer, the Lightbearer available through "The Anarchist" from 1885

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian newspapers in London 

 

La Guerre Sociale, journal socialiste-revolutionnaire ( October 1878- November 1878) London. Four issues   Zanardelli instrumental in it's publication

 

According to Diapola the paper oscillated between socialism and anarchism.4pp. Two in French, two in Italian

 

Bollettino Socialista Rivoluzionario               March-May 1879  London

Zanardelli

 

L'Associazone   ( ed Malatesta et al)              30/11/89

 

 

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