Before The Brave

Before The Brave

Octavo. Original red cloth boards; 131p. INSCRIBED on front endpaper to Patchen's friend, the playwright & screenwriter Jacques Thery: "For Jacques Thery, friend / Kenneth Patchen / June 1937." Clean, sturdy copy of Patchen's first book, sunned on spine and to a lesser degree on board extremities, internally fresh and...

Leah Schwartz: the life of a woman who managed to keep painting

Leah Schwartz: the life of a woman who managed to keep painting

Oblong quarto (23cm x 29cm); cloth boards; dustjacket; 294p. Inscribed by the artist on front endpaper to artist Bernarda Bryson Shahn: "Dear Bernarda / Congratulations on your retrospective! this book is the result of my retrospective last year / with love Leah Dubin Schwartz," undated but obviously contemporary. Fine copy...

The United Prayer of British Labourers and Artisans

The United Prayer of British Labourers and Artisans

Broadside (27x21.5cm.); text printed entirely in green within green typographically decorative border on stiff card stock. Previous folds, edges a bit worn from handling, verso (blank) rather soiled; overall Very Good and sound.

Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]

Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]

Original silk-screened poster, 33-1/2" x 27-1/2" (at largest dimension). Printed in black ink on newsprint. Borders irregular; archivally conserved on tissue-paper backing; archivally hinged to acid-free backer and framed. Slight browning; few mended tears at edges; Very Good / B+.

"C" is for Corpse [with Signed Bookplate Laid In]

"C" is for Corpse [with Signed Bookplate Laid In]

First Printing. Octavo; pale gray paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 243pp, [1]. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket.

Saint Mammon: a Literary Blue Book of American Society. By a Member Of It

Saint Mammon: a Literary Blue Book of American Society. By a Member Of It

Original pictorial cloth boards; 440pp; illus. INSCRIBED: "Alice Merritt / from/ William Neely Freeman" on front endpaper. Spine slightly darkened; brief rubbing to covers and joints; thin split at base of rear hinge (internal); Very Good.

Amber Satyr

Amber Satyr

Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 304pp. Green top-stain slightly faded, else Near Fine in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped and just very lightly worn; Near Fine.

At Swim-Two-Birds

At Swim-Two-Birds

Octavo (20cm.); original cloth-backed boards in yellow decorative dust jacket; 315pp. Very light foxing to upper jacket panel and top textblock edge, spine darkened; Near Fine in Very Good jacket.

Touch and Go. A Play in Three Acts

Touch and Go. A Play in Three Acts

12mo. Original flexible paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 96pp. Publisher's trade list (4pp) laid in. Mild wear to spine and covers; printed bookplate of noted folklorist Mellinger E. Henry to front pastedown; offsetting to endpapers from laid-in items. Very Good or better in the fragile dustjacket, which has small loss at base...

Paper-Making By Hand in Japan

Paper-Making By Hand in Japan

Quarto (30cm). Cream vellum boards, stamped in gilt; illustrated dustjacket; 75pp text and [26pp] of photographic plates, followed by xxiv tipped-in paper specimens. This copy inscribed on second blank: "To Mrs. Bernarda B. Shahn, with the compliments of Bunsho Jugaku," dated in 1970 and with the author's address penned above...

Cholera

Cholera

Octavo (20cm). Illustrated wrappers by Josef Sima; 101pp. Moderate rubbing and wear, with a touch of irregular fading to wrappers; Very Good.

We Appeal to You for a Fair Trial

We Appeal to You for a Fair Trial

First edition, large broadside (56.6x43cm.); photographic illustration of sixteen of the seventeen New York Smith Act defendants adorning top half of broadside, text printed in four columns. Previous folds, a few shallow chips along edges not affecting text, else Very Good. Order blank for donors printed on lower right-hand corner.....

A Passage to India

A Passage to India

Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth boards, lettered in yellow on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 322pp. A straight, tight copy, moderately foxed on prelims and page edges, scattered faint foxing to text; solidly Very Good. In original dustwrapper, price-clipped and with old clear tape reinforcements verso, still very nicely preserved with...

The Communistic Societies of the United States; From Personal Visit and Observation

The Communistic Societies of the United States; From Personal Visit and Observation

Publisher’s green cloth boards lettered in gilt; laid endpapers; 439, (8)pp; illus; map. Engraved bookplate of Frederic Rowland Marvin to front pastedown. Bit of minor fraying to spine ends; a bright, Near Fine copy.

Old Creole Days

Old Creole Days

First state, lacking the publisher's ads at rear. Octavo; brown 'S' cloth, with titling stamped in gilt and decorations stamped in black on spine and front panel; [viii], 299pp, [4] blank. Some light rubbing to edges, with a touch of faint spotting to preliminary and terminal leaves; hinges sound -...

Light in August

Light in August

Octavo (21cm); original tan coarse cloth boards. First binding, lettered in blue and orange on spine and in orange on front cover; reddish-brown top-stain; dustjacket; 480pp. A Fine copy in the original, unclipped jacket, well-preserved but for two small clear tape repairs verso, mild rubbing and fading to spine and...

What Socialists Think [a Series of 5 Leaflets, Including]: I: How We Explain People's Actions; II: How the Laborer Makes Surplus Value and How the Capitalist Gets It; III: The Class Struggle Between Workers and Owners; IV: The Co-operative Commonwealth; V: The Socialist Party of America

What Socialists Think [a Series of 5 Leaflets, Including]: I: How We Explain People's Actions;...

Five leaflets, each a single sheet folded to make 4pp, ca 14cm x 9cm. Paper slightly toned, but not brittle; light soil; Very Good. The complete series.

You Play The Black and The Red Comes Up

You Play The Black and The Red Comes Up

Octavo (21cm). Red linen boards, titled in black on spine and front cover; yellow top-stain; 213pp. Bit of soiling to upper edge of text-block, with consequent dulling to top-stain; very minor thumb-soil within; in all a tight, straight copy, VG+ to Near Fine. Lacking the scarce dustwrapper.

The Real Bohemia: A Sociological and Psychological Study of the "Beats" [Inscribed Presentation Copy to Contributor David Meltzer]

The Real Bohemia: A Sociological and Psychological Study of the "Beats" [Inscribed Presentation Copy to...

Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 250pp. Warmly inscribed by editor Rigney to David Meltzer (contributor to the work) and his wife: "To David & Tina Meltzer with my deep appreciation for their very real help in producing this book - Francis Rigney." Undated, but clearly...

The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

Octavo (23cm); gray and black cloth boards with gold foil wrap-around title band, printed in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 270pp. Square, tight copy with typical toning/offsetting to boards from jacket. Jacket unclipped, gently toned at spine and margins, but otherwise crisp, clean and free of wear. A......

The Dark Mother

The Dark Mother

First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); dark green cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 376pp. Some trivial offset from flaps onto endpapers, else Fine. Dustjacket has a $2.50 price written in ink at upper right corner of front flap; spine slightly darkened, with a....

One Man's Initiation - 1917

One Man's Initiation - 1917

First Issue (per Ahearn), with broken "d" and the word "flat" obliterated on p.35, line 32. Octavo (19cm); pale blue mesh cloth, with titling and rule stamped in black on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 128pp. Top edge slightly foxed, with offset to pastedowns and endpapers; Near Fine. Dustjacket with...

The Golden Village

The Golden Village

Cloth boards; dusjtacket; 318pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in unclipped dustjacket, slightly soiled and edgeworn, Very Good or better.

Giants in the Earth; A Saga of the Prairie

Giants in the Earth; A Saga of the Prairie

Octavo; gilt-pictorial cloth; 465pp. Text block edges mildly dusted; top-stain faded, else Fine in the scarce and fragile pictorial dustwrapper, lightly edge-worn, mildly eroded at spine-ends, but unclipped and quite handsome.

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