PAYNE, Roger. The Hobo Philosopher or The Philosophy of the Natural Life.

(Puente, CA): Published by the Author at Fellowship Farm, no date [1918].  Stated Edition de Luxe.  12mo.  50 pages. Prepared by Payne for distribution to those he met on the road the volume is a thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of the philosophy of the hobo life by one of its most articulate and engaging proponents. Payne’s passionate manifesto for economic freedom and personal liberty will make you think about the way we live, work, and interact with each other, and may even inspire you to hit the road and join the ranks of the hobos yourself.  The volume is illustrated with four full-page photographic plates.  A very good copy in sewn wrappers with light green Art Nouveau framing elements.  This example signed by author at his frontis portrait.


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