The Commonweal

An incomplete archive of the publication The Commonweal produced by the Socialist League which was one of the earliest socialist/anarchist organisations in the UK, and edited by William Morris.

Submitted by Rory Reid on August 18, 2018

The Socialist League was formed in 1885 after a split from the Social Democratic Federation. By 1888 there was a split between the parliamentarians and anti-parliamentarians.

Original here:- https://archive.org/details/0544678.0004.001.umich.edu

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Rory Reid

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Rory Reid on February 13, 2017

I tried to upload the files as PDF's but they're too large for the site(i.e. over 16MB)

Steven.

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on February 13, 2017

RobberBurns88

I tried to upload the files as PDF's but they're too large for the site(i.e. over 16MB)

Ah right well thanks for this. Could you try compressing them with this? https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

That usually works to get stuff below 16 and keep it readable

Rory Reid

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Rory Reid on February 13, 2017

I tried but it only seems to have reduced it from 97.5 MB to 35.4 MB. Trying again.

Rory Reid

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Rory Reid on February 13, 2017

Most I can get them down to is 30MB

Steven.

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on February 13, 2017

RobberBurns88

Most I can get them down to is 30MB

thanks for trying! If they are down to 30 MB, then you could still post each one in two parts if you split the PDF https://smallpdf.com/split-pdf
sorry about the hassle we really appreciate your help! Unfortunately we have to keep the file size limit down to avoid using up our bandwidth

jondwhite

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by jondwhite on February 13, 2017

I've added documents in docx and odt as these have resulted in much smaller file sizes than the pdfs.

Steven.

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on February 14, 2017

jondwhite

I've added documents in docx and odt as these have resulted in much smaller file sizes than the pdfs.

I had a look through these and unfortunately they were rife with OCR errors, so I have added the PDF in three parts instead

darren p

5 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by darren p on August 18, 2018

I have all the issues of The Commonweal as pdf files in volumes by year. The trouble is apart from volume one all the files are larger than 32MB. Is there any other way they could be uploaded? Think I found them on Archive.org but it was over a year ago...

EDIT: Just read the comments above - attempting the compression thing now..

OK. I've compressed a couple of the volumes. It loses a bit of the quality though. Think I'll try to split the higher resolution scans into separate issues and then upload them bit by bit..

darren p

5 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by darren p on August 18, 2018

I've loaded the full set as a single zip to here:
https://archive.org/details/Commonweal

Wasn't sure if I should put the link in the description above?