SA1005 | For Love and Money | Ltd.Ed.66

SA1005 | For Love and Money | Ltd.Ed.66

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2nd issue of the egoist journal "Stand Alone". Limited to 66 copies. 28 pages, 5.25x8.5", Saddle-stitched booklet
For Love and Money by Leighton Pagan With introduction by Trevor Blake
Leighton Pagan was the pseudonym of John Badcock Jr., more widely known for his work Slaves to Duty. Pagan was a public speaker and author with an egoist perspective on sex and relations. The topics he addressed and the groups he spoke to show a singular dedication to the individual’s wants (and wantonness) as supreme over society. For Love and Money is a pamphlet collecting two published speeches by this strident individualist. It was promoted as a pamphlet that “EGOISTS SHOULD READ” in the Nietzschean/Egoist journal The Eagle and the Serpent in 1898. A review in the contemporary British journal The Adult said: “Any who draw their portraits of free lovers from Artemus Ward’s delightful absurdities will regard the distinction of a free lover with a sense of humour as sufficiently unique, but in adding to this gift of writing wittily and luminously on the currency question, Mr. Pagan attains to the miraculous.” We see there a now wholly obscure reference to Abraham Lincoln’s favorite author (real name Charles F. Browne), who published a story Artemus Ward Among the Free Lovers in 1858. The two sections of For Love and Money were advertised as follows: 1.— The Judgment of Paris—up to date, a lecture given before the Legitimation League, dealing in the most unconventional way with the vital questions of marriage and free love. 2.—The Money Famine, a reprint of an interesting article on the money question from the Free Review.
This facsimile was prepared by Underworld Amusements for the Union of Egoists. A portion of the profits will be used to further the archival, historical, biographical and bibliographical work at www.UnionOfEgoists.com. Special thanks to the University of Michigan Library, Joseph A. Labadie Collection.

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