New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Hardcover. 8vo (8.1 in, 20.6 cm).  xvi, 471  [8 ads]  pp.
First edition: William Addison Phillips (1824-1893) "became conspicuous as a radical anti-slavery journalist and politician." In Labor, Land and Law, Phillips "presented a program including: a graduated land tax for the purpose of reducing the size of holdings, preservation of public timber and reforestation of cut-over land, lease of grazing rights on public domain in tracts large enough to support a family, reservation in the public interest of subsoil rights to minerals, postal-savings banks through which the government might borrow from its people in national emergencies, organization of all labor, graduated taxation of large fortunes and inheritances, and regulation of public utilities." - DAB.
NUC 0329445. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black lettering to front cover. Green endpapers. Subtle ownership stamp to pastedown. Tail of spine bumped, top edge dusty with intermittent small foxing. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition presents well. Very good+. Item #1082