Stuttgart: Verlag von Robert Lutz, 1886. 8vo. vii, 139 pp. Printed in Fraktur. Original brown printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers brittle and chipped at the edges; title and last leaf browned by the wrappers, else very good. Item #48308
First edition in German. The author's own copy, with his ownership signature at the head of the front wrapper. Albert Shaw, who graduated in 1879 from Iowa College, now Grinnell, was a student there during the rupture of the Corning, Iowa, Icarian community. In 1884 he both completed a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and published Icaria: A Chapter in the History of Communism, from which this German edition was translated. It follows the course of the movement from 1848 on and closes with a consideration of other reform societies. Shaw was a journalist and author who wrote particularly on government and political systems and was editor of the Review of Reviews and newspapers. OCLC locates 8 copies in the U.S. and one in Europe.