Melbourne, Australia: The Henry George Foundation, January 1942. Second Edition. Paperback. Second edition, first printing. Near fine condition. This is a wartime reprint of extracts from two Churchill speeches delivered in the House of Commons on 4 May 1909 and at King's Theatre, Edinburgh, 17 July 1909. This pamphlet was first published as "The Menace of Land Monopoly" by the Henry George foundation in 1941. In 1942 the pamphlet was retitled and republished as "On Human Rights". The publisher's introductory note states: "In now publishing these extracts it is hoped that Mr. Churchill's eloquent and emphatic criticism of the present Land System will not be lost sight of in the post-war reconstruction for a New Social Order of which so much is being heard."
The pamphlet measures 7.125 inches tall x 4.75 inches wide. It is sixteen pages in length with stapled cream colored card wraps. The front cover bears a decidedly resolute head and shoulders image of Churchill. This copy is crisp and bright. There is minor creasing at the upper front cover corner and some minor soiling to the blank rear cover. The binding staples are firmly inact. The contents are clean and bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks. There were 15,000 copies printed of "The Menace of Land Monopoly" and 10,000 copies printed of "On Human Rights". Both editions are now scarce, particularly in such condition. Protected in a removable, archival mylar sleeve.
Reference: Cohen A140.2, Woods A14(c) & A91. Item #001319