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101.

The Hills Step Lightly
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1934. First Edition. The author's second novel, the story of a North Carolina woman's life, "from her lonely post-Civil War childhood with a widowed mother, through an emotionally eventful life to her old age. An interesting background of witch lore, mountain humor and the...
[Item #25445]
Price: $125.00
 
The Hills Step Lightly
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Original Design
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1933. First American Edition. The author's first novel, examining the daily workings of a machine factory at the beginning of the Depression. "The interest is centered sympathetically in the character of a pattern maker, whose invention saves the factory from going on the rocks...
[Item #25444]
Price: $250.00
 
Original Design
103.

Foolish Giant
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1937. First American Edition. The author's first novel, set in an unnamed small town and following the tragic path of a widower and his twin sons. The father, a gifted speaker and member of the Communist party, is tarred, feathered, and beaten to death...
[Item #25443]
Price: $350.00
 
Foolish Giant
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Bloodbird [Inscribed]
New York: Smith & Durrell, 1941. First Edition. Longstreet's pseudonymous novel chronicles the clash between midwestern farmers and corporate interests over the erection of a hydroelectric dam and powerlines during the 1920's. Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002) was a prolific author and Hollywood screenwriter whose credits included Silver River (1948); The Jolson...
[Item #25442]
Price: $150.00
 
Bloodbird [Inscribed]
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The Golden Spike
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. First Edition. Dell's novel of "college life and marriage in the Middle West," which centers around the day-to-day joys and struggles between the son of an itinerant printer and his wife from a considerably higher social standing. HANNA 964. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); blue...
[Item #25441]
Price: $60.00
 
The Golden Spike
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Fresh Furrow
Chicago: Willett, Clark & Co. 1936. First Edition. Billed by the publisher as the "Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Co-operative movement in America;" set in a Missouri farming community during the Depression. HANNA 1912. Octavo (20.25cm); light greenish-tan cloth, with titles stamped in dark brown on spine; dustjacket; 257pp. Small...
[Item #25440]
Price: $75.00
 
Fresh Furrow
107.

Big Steel
New York: The Macaulay Company, 1934. First Edition. Novel of the steel industry from the late nineteenth century to the Depression, as seen in one man's rise from steel worker to magnate. Uncommon, particularly so in the scarce pictorial dustjacket. HANNA 3439. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); dark blue-gray cloth, titled...
[Item #25439]
Price: $250.00
 
Big Steel
108.

Saturday Afternoon
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1930. First Edition. First novel by the native Chicago author, who prior to its publication was known primarily for her short stories and as the associate editor of "Poetry: A Magazine of Verse." Novel set in Chicago following the antics of the heroine Susannah...
[Item #25438]
Price: $200.00
 
Saturday Afternoon
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Hide!
Boston: Meador Publishing Company, 1959. First Edition. The author, a right-wing Christian conspiracist, attacks communism, socialism, and capitalism in equal measure, along with evolutionary theory, modern psychology, vaccination, and practical jokes. The general tenor of the book can be gathered from the caption to a cartoon on page 103: "An...
[Item #25437]
Price: $35.00
 
Hide!
110.

A Village Romeo and Juliet
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. First American Edition. A major and well-loved work by the Swedish poet and author of German literature - one which Friedrich Nietzsche called "one of the four masterpieces of German prose." With a lengthy introduction by Edith Wharton. Scarce in the original dustjacket. First...
[Item #25436]
Price: $350.00
 
A Village Romeo and Juliet
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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1950. Wright's fourth book, a moving and shocking autobiography of race relations, growing up in the South, and his eventual move to Chicago, where he established his writing career and became involved with the Communist Party. First Printing of this edition, bearing...
[Item #25434]
Price: $75.00
 
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
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The Movement of Transition: A Study of the Plays of Wole Soyinka
Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 1975. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original simulated cloth in green pictorial dust jacket; x,235pp. General rubbing and minor wear to jacket extremities, else Very Good. Academic study of 11 Soyinka plays by a Senior Lecturer in English at the University.
[Item #25432]
Price: $40.00
 
The Movement of Transition: A Study of the Plays of Wole Soyinka
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Lettres de Ma Cambuse
Yaoundé: Editions Abbia avec la collaboration de CLE, 1964. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original white and green wrappers printed in red and black; 62,[2]pp.; illus. Dust-soiling, else Fine. Winner of the Académie Française's Prix Mottard by Cameroonian author and founder of l'Association des Poètes et des Ecrivains Camerounais. Originally the...
[Item #25430]
Price: $40.00
 
Lettres de Ma Cambuse
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Assuring Freedom: Scholars-Statesmen Lecture Series Number One, 1969-70
New Orleans: Dillard University, 1970. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original pale grey card wrappers; xiii,[1],129pp. Minor wear from handling, else Near Fine. Collection of papers, including "The Black College: In Conflict and Challenge," by Frederick D. Patterson; "The Black Woman in the American Economic Structure," by Elizabeth Duncan Koontz; and...
[Item #25429]
Price: $45.00
 
Assuring Freedom: Scholars-Statesmen Lecture Series Number One, 1969-70
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Black Man's Town
London: Jonathan Cape, [1953]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in brick pictorial dust jacket, red topstain; 249pp.; illus., color pictorial map endpapers. General edge wear to jacket extremities, spine and flap folds darkened, dust-soiling most noticeable to rear jacket panel. About Very Good overall. Social, economic, and personal account...
[Item #25428]
Price: $30.00
 
Black Man's Town
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The Third Sex
[New York]: Beacon Books / University Publishing and Distributing Corporation, 1959. First Edition. Lesbian novel centered around a two-way marriage of convenience, in which the female protagonist marries the brother of her female lover, while he uses this curtain of propriety to his advantage in pursuing his male love interest...
[Item #25427]
Price: $125.00
 
The Third Sex
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Booker T. Washington, Builder of a Civilization [Julius Rosenwald Presentation Copy]
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917. Reprint. Biography of Washington by his chief aide Emmett J. Scott, with the managing editor of Doubleday Lyman Beecher Stowe, who recruited a member of his class at Harvard, Theodore Roosevelt, to contribute a preface. Copyright 1916. Octavo (24cm.); original green blind-ruled cloth...
[Item #25426]
Price: $150.00
 
Booker T. Washington, Builder of a Civilization [Julius Rosenwald Presentation Copy]
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Strange Delights
New York: Midwood / Tower Publications, 1962. First Edition. Soft-core lesbian novel pseudonymously written by science fiction author Robert Silverberg. Cover art by Paul Rader. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; dark pink edge-staining; 189pp, [3] ads. A few pinpoint rubs to extremities, else a Fine, unread copy.
[Item #25425]
Price: $85.00
 
Strange Delights
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Susanne
New York: Liveright, Inc., Publishers, 1933. First American Edition. Danish author's novel about a young girl's rise from humble surroundings to the sophisticated upper class, after marrying the son of a wealthy ship-owner. Scarce in dustjacket. Octavo (19.5cm); chickpea-colored cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover;...
[Item #25423]
Price: $125.00
 
Susanne
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Enslaved Brains
New York: Avalon Books, 1965. First Edition. Novel centered around an authoritarian dystopia controlled by scientists, where eugenics laws control breeding and the brains of the dead are re-animated to run machinery. Octavo (20cm); blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; 192pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket.
[Item #25422]
Price: $60.00
 
Enslaved Brains
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Youth of the Happy Land
New York: Youth Publishers, n.d. [1934]. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers; 44,[2](ads)pp.; illus. Faint dampstaining, else Very Good and sound. Propaganda pamphlet on Soviet education and youth culture, adorned with photographs of smiling children, handsome young men, and skiing beauties.
[Item #25421]
Price: $30.00
 
Youth of the Happy Land
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Housing in the United States: Problems and Policy
Montreal: International Labour Office, 1945. Offprint. Reprinted from the International Labour Review, Vol. LII, no. 1, July, 1945. Octavo (23cm.); original yellow staplebound wrappers printed in brown; [2],28,[2]pp.; tables throughout. Dustsoiling along wrapper extremities; vertical fold, minor wear from handling, else Near Very Good. Survey of American housing policy at...
[Item #25420]
Price: $30.00
 
Housing in the United States: Problems and Policy
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Capitalism's Individual Ownership, the Deep Thing of God; or, The Only Solution of the Coal Problem, the Labor Problem, the Farm Problem, and of Each and All Problems of Wealth and Poverty, and of Democracy and Liberty
Battle Creek, MI: Wages, Wealth and Welfare Press, 1929. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original blue cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; viii,760pp. Shows signs of being ex-library, with minor spine label residue and redacted rubberstamp to front free endpaper; spine quite darkened, else Very Good and sound.
[Item #25419]
Price: $125.00
 
Capitalism's Individual Ownership, the Deep Thing of God; or, The Only Solution of the Coal Problem, the Labor Problem, the Farm Problem, and of Each and All Problems of Wealth and Poverty, and of Democracy and Liberty
124.

Karl Marx and America
Yonkers: Earl Browder, 1957. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original yellow staplebound wrappers; 38 typescript leaves printed on rectos only. Fine. Selected essays by the ex-Communist Party leader, published over a decade after his expulsion.
[Item #25418]
Price: $30.00
 
Karl Marx and America
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Spain 1936 [...] Findings of an International Youth Commission
[New York: International Youth Commission, n.d. (ca. 1936)]. First Edition. Account of the Spanish Civil War based on the Commission's travels through that country in 1936. Organizations represented within the Commission include the National Student Federation of America, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation of Canada, Young Communist League, American League Against...
[Item #25417]
Price: $40.00
 
Spain 1936 [...] Findings of an International Youth Commission

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