London: Printed and Published by A. Bonner, 1887. First edition. Self-wrappered pamphlet, 7 x 4.75 inches, 20 pages. Some light soiling and wear; in good condition. Item #18916
“Commerce is an eloquent peace preacher; the frequent and more complete intermingling of unarmed peoples begets distaste for war; national prejudices die away under frequent contact; explanations are easier as peoples know one another better. I am in favor of this Channel tunnel because it will give to us in this island easier means of seeing our European brethren in their own cities.” A late work from the free thought reformer, a detailed review of the arguments for the economic and political benefits of a tunnel running between Britain and France. This copy with a notched spine and neatly stitched (perhaps with later stitching) and neatly repaired along the spine; perhaps lacking wrappers.