Astonishingly, Lysander Spooner has been very active during our hiatus. One of the most welcome developments is that the wonderful Online Library of Liberty has published The Collected Works of Lysander Spooner (1834-1886) in five volumes of facsimile pdf. On Amazon you can currently find sellers offering complete hardcover collections of Spooner’s work for $350-$425. I’m delighted with this free version.
Volume I (1834-1850) [473 pp.]
1.The Deist’s Immortality, and an Essay on Man’s Accountability for his Belief (Boston, 1834).
2.”To the Members of the Legislature ofMassachusetts.” Worcester Republican. -Extra. August 26, 1835.
3.The Deist’s Reply to the Alleged Supernatural Evidences of Christianity (Boston, 1836).
4.Supreme Court of United States, January Term, 1839. Spooner vs. M’Connell, et al.
5.Constitutional Law, relative to Credit, Currency, and Banking (Worcester, Mass.: Jos. B. Ripley, 1843).
6.The Unconstitutionality of the Laws of Congress, Prohibiting Private Mails (New York: Tribune Printing Establishment, 1844).
7.Poverty: its Illegal Causes and Legal Cure. Part First. (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1846).
8.Who caused the Reduction of Postage? Ought he to be Paid? (Boston: Wright and Hasty’s Press, 1850).
9.Illegality of the Trial of John W. Webster. (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1850)
10.A Defence for Fugitive Slaves (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1850).
Volume II (1852-1855) [463 pp.]
11.An Essay on the Trial by Jury (Boston:John P. Jewett and Co., 1852).
12.The Law of Intellectual Property; or An Essay on the Right of Authors and Inventors to a Perpetual Property in their Ideas, Vol. 1 (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1855).
Volume III (1858-1862) [488 pp.]
13.To the Non-Slaveholders of the South (1858).
14.Address of the Free Constitutionalists to the People of the United States (Boston: Thayer & Eldridge, 1860).
15.The Unconstitutionality of Slavery (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1860).
16.The Unconstitutionality of Slavery: Part Second (Boston: Bela Marsh, 1860).
17.A New System of Paper Currency. (Boston: Stacy and Richardson, 1861).
18.Our Mechanical Industry, as Affected by our Present Currency System: An Argument for the Author’s “New System of Paper Currency” (Boston: Stacy & Richardson, 1862).
Volume IV (1863-1873) [306 pp.]
19.Articles of Association of the Spooner Copyright Company for Massachusetts (1863).
20.Considerations for Bankers, and Holders of United States Bonds (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1864).
21.A Letter to Charles Sumner (1864).
22.No Treason, No. 1 (Boston: Published by the Author, 1867).
23.No Treason. No II.The Constitution (Boston: Published by the Author, 1867).
24.Senate-No. 824. Thomas Drew vs. John M. Clark (1869).
25. No T reason. No VI. The Constitution of No Authority (Boston: Published by the Author, 1870).
26. A New Banking System: The Needful Capital for Rebuilding the Burnt District (Boston: A. Williams % Co., 1873).
Volume V (1875-1886) [294 pp.]
27.Vices are Not Crimes: A Vindication of Moral Liberty (1875).
28.Our Financiers: Their Ignorance, Usurpations, and Frauds. Reprinted from “The Radical Review” (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1877).
29.The Law of Prices: A Demonstration of the Necessity for an Indefinite Increase of Money. Reprinted from “The Radical Review” (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1877).
30.Gold and Silver as Standards of Value: The Flagrant Cheat in Regard to Them. Reprinted from “The Radical Review” (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1878).
31. Universal Wealth shown to be Easily Attainable (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1879).
32. No. 1. Revolution: The only Remedy for the Oppressed Classes of Ireland, England, and Other Parts of the British Empire. A Reply to “Dunraven” (Second Edition, 1880).
33. Natural Law; or the Science of Justice: A Treatise on Natural Law, Natural Justice, Natural Rights, Natural Liberty, and Natural Society; showing that all Legislation whatsoever is an Absurdity, a Usurpation, and a Crime. Part First. (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1882).
34. A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard: Challenging his Right – and that of all the Other So-called Senators and Representatives in Congress – to Exercise any Legislative Power whatever over the People of the United States (Boston: Published by the Author, 1882).
35. A Letter to Scientist and Inventors, on the Science of Justice, and their Right of Perpetual Property in their Discoveries and Inventions (Boston: Cupples, Upham & Co., 1884).
36. A Letter to Grover Cleveland, on his False Inaugural Address, the Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People (Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, Publisher, 1886).