Yeast: A Problem


Kinglsey, Charles (1819-1875)

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Kinglsey, Charles (1819-1875). Yeast: A Problem. London: Macmillan & Co., 1879. pp. xxvi, 324. Small 8vo., measuring 5″ x 7.5″. Bound in contemporary utilitarian navy blue cloth with gilt rules, and lettering to the spine; new endpapers. No detectable flaws, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound bindign; near fine. Influcenced by the reformist ideas of Thomas Carlyle, and by Henry Brooke’s novel, The Fool of Quality, Kingsley penned, “Yeast, A Problem” in 1874. In it Kingsley leads a condemnation of the Catholic Church, the Oxford Movement, clerical celibacy, and the entire British social system which kept its agricultural and labour classes in permanent poverty. Hardcover. (#1357) $49.00