The Sovereigns of Industry
Boston: Lee & Shepard, Publishers, 1875. Very Good. Item #13737
Boston: Lee & Shepard, Publishers, 1875. First Edition. Octavo. 165 pp. + 21 pp., including Constitutions and Officers of the Order of the Sovereigns of Industry. Lacking front fly leaf. Burnt umber boards stamped in gilt; brown endpapers.
Boards edgeworn with some general spotting and scuffing. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
The Sovereigns of Industry was a workingman's organization inspired by the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also known as the National Grange. The organization's membership surged after its formation, but quickly succumbed to the economic pressures of the Long Depression and disbanded in 1880.