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No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
Cambridge, MA: Cell 16, 1971. First Edition. Single issue of this short-lived, sporadically-published journal of separatist feminist theory & politics. Contributions by Valerie Solanas, Betsy Warrior, Dana Densmore, others. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed card wrappers; 127pp. Light external wear; text clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good or better.
[Item #18429]
Price: $25.00
 
No More Fun & Games! A Journal of Female Liberation. Issue 5 (July 1971): The First Revolution
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War On Saturday Week
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1937. First American Edition. Adam's first novel, dealing with the rise of British political extremism on the left and right in the years leading up to the Second World War. Largely forgotten, Adam was the author of six books between 1937 and 1970, including her highly-regarded semi-autobipographical novel...
[Item #18897]
Price: $85.00
 
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Let's Go Some Where. Introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks
Chicago: Third World Press, 1973. Second Printing. Chicago poet's fourth published collection. With an introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks; cover blurbs by Brooks and Sonia Sanchez. Octavo (21cm). Stapled, illustrated wrappers; 32pp. Mild rubbing to covers; Very Good.
[Item #14682]
Price: $20.00
 
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Voo Doo / Love Magic
Chicago: Third World Press, 1974. First Edition. The Mississippi poet's first published collection. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound, illustrated wrappers; 23pp. Fine.
[Item #14681]
Price: $20.00
 
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Black Boy of Atlanta
Boston: House of Edinboro, 1952. First Edition. Biography of Major Richard Robert Wright, highest-ranking African-American military officer during the Spanish-American War and first President of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth (now Savannah State University). The author was herself a major figure among African-American feminists, and was the first...
[Item #15090]
Price: $200.00
 
Black Boy of Atlanta
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From Memphis & Peking
New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. The author's first poetry collection. She would go on to later fame as the author of the international best-selling novel Sally Hemings, and for her high-profile lawsuit against Steven Spielberg for copyright infringement after his misappropriation of her novel Echo of Lions, based...
[Item #14692]
Price: $15.00
 
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Angela Davis: An Autobiography
New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. Quite nice copy of Davis's somewhat hard-to-find autobiography, written shortly after her imprisonment and trial in the Soledad brothers murder case (she was found not guilty). This copy without the ubiquitous remainder stamp (but with a "Withdrawn" stamp from an institutional library on...
[Item #14309]
Price: $35.00
 
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Women Builders. Revised and Enlarged by Charles H. Wesley and Thelma D. Perry
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, 1970. Reprint. A popular history of influential African-American women, illustrated with halftone portraits throughout. First published in 1931; this is a substantially revised edition prepared under the direction of Charles H. Wesley. There was also a cloth issue. Small octavo (18.5cm). Original illustrated wrappers (softcover);...
[Item #14360]
Price: $25.00
 
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Marriage and Race Death. The Foundations of an Intelligent System of Marriage
New York: Morrison I. Swift Press, 1906. First edition. A headlong and somewhat disjointed attack on capitalism, particularly on its baneful influence on women and moral institutions, especially marriage. Swift uses "race" in the most generic sense, and generally argues that all modern races have been equally degraded. He advocates...
[Item #10285]
Price: $200.00
 
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Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: Random House, 1993. First Edition. A collection of the late author's inspirational essays reflecting on life, faith, and human nature. Limited Issue, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.30, which she has signed: "Joy! Maya Angelou." Octavo; maroon cloth, with titles stamped...
[Item #19912]
Price: $175.00
 
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The Confession of a Rebellious Wife
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1910. First edition. A scarce American feminist novel, originally published (also anonymously) in the American Magazine for July, 1909. A contemporary reviewer noted of this work: "the writer passes from idealizing a lover whom she fancies she understands, to a state of mind in which...
[Item #11695]
Price: $450.00
 
The Confession of a Rebellious Wife
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The Women in Hitler's Life
New York: Herald Publishing Co, 1944. Pictorial staple-bound pamphlet; illus.; 23pp. Spine shows small tears at ends but still sound, corners of front cover chipped, else a clean copy with bright photos of Leni Riefenstahl, Unity Freeman, La Jana and group shots of 'typical' German woman.
[Item #9143]
Price: $12.00
 
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Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
Buffalo: Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis / October Graphics, [1971]. An original poster printed by October Graphics designer Vinton Kirk for the Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis. Kirk's image of Davis prominently features the concluding lines of James Baldwin's famous "An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y....
[Item #19760]
Price: $3,500.00
 
Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
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Gold Flower's Story
Somerville, MA: New England Free Press, n.d. [ca 1968]. Octavo; staple-bound pamphlet, 43pp; illus. Mild toning & wear; sticker shadow to front cover; Very Good. Reprint of an extract from Belden's "China Shakes The World," originally published in 1949. Presumably the first NEFP printing, with 25 cent cover price.
[Item #16888]
Price: $15.00
 
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Gold Flower's Story
Somerville, MA: New England Free Press, n.d. [ca 1969]. Octavo; staple-bound pamphlet, 43pp; illus. Mild toning & wear; sticker shadow to front cover; Very Good. Reprint of an extract from Belden's "China Shakes The World," originally published in 1949. Presumably the second NEFP printing, in slightly larger format and with...
[Item #16889]
Price: $12.00
 
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The Professor. A Tale
London: Smith, Elder, 1857. First Edition. First state, with publisher's catalog a rear of v.II dated June, 1857. Two octavo volumes. 20th-century binding by Zaehnsdorf of red polished calf over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Includign original half-titles and fly-leaves; early ownership signatures, just lightly rubbed at board corners;...
[Item #17697]
Price: $1,200.00
 
The Professor. A Tale
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Villette
London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1853. First Edition. Three octavo volumes. Attractive 20th-century binding of quarter-morocco over marbled boards; new endpapers; bound without half-titles or terminal adverts. Occasional light foxing within, but overall a very attractive copy of Bronte's last published novel.
[Item #17701]
Price: $1,350.00
 
Villette
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Woman From Bondage To Freedom
New York: The Critic & Guide Company, 1921. First Edition. A survey of the evolution of women's roles from prehistory to the end of the suffrage era. Includes a chapter on Birth Control A fresh copy. Ads at rear promote the publisher's ample list of publications on sexuality, birth control...
[Item #16967]
Price: $30.00
 
Woman From Bondage To Freedom
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Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
[San Francisco: ca 1980]. A striking graphic of a female MPLA rebel fighter shouldering an AK-47. Issued without imprint. Jerry Biggs was a prominent and prolific Bay Area graphic artist. This work is pictured in Cushing, All of Us Or None: Social Justice Posters of the Bay Area (Berkeley: 2012), p.104...
[Item #18403]
Price: $200.00
 
Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
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Anarcho-Feminism From Siren and Black Rose: Two Statements
London: Black Bear, 1977. First Edition Thus. Folded pamphlet; 4pp. Fine. Includes two seminal works of anarcho-feminism: "The Anarcho-Feminist Manifesto" of the Chicago Anarcho-Feminists and "Blood of the Roses" by Red Rosia and Black Maria of Black Rose Anarcho-Feminists (Cambridge). Both articles originally published in the journal Siren, Vol. I....
[Item #17881]
Price: $15.00
 
Anarcho-Feminism From Siren and Black Rose: Two Statements
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Original Broadside for a Lecture by Ella Reeve Bloor, Kansas City, MO.
Kansas City, MO: Workers' World, [1919]. Original broadside for a proposed lecture by Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor in Kansas City, MO, with time and place undetermined. The broadside, published by the newspaper Workers' World, supplies roughly 30 lines of text, providing background on Bloor's life and accomplishments, and detailing her...
[Item #19861]
Price: $150.00
 
Original Broadside for a Lecture by Ella Reeve Bloor, Kansas City, MO.
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Gay Bar [Limited Edition, Signed]
San Francisco: Pan-Graphic Press, 1957. First Edition. Memoir of gay bar owner Helen Branson, whose bar “Helen’s” was a San Francisco institution and a crucible for the nascent Gay Rights movement. A valuable picture of gay life at a time when homosexuality was still a forbidden topic for discussion or...
[Item #19738]
Price: $1,250.00
 
Gay Bar [Limited Edition, Signed]
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Girl Gangs: A Survey of Teen-Age Drug Addicts, Sex Crimes, Rape, Kleptomania, Prostitution, Truancy, and Other Social Deviations
New York: Padell, [1952]. First Edition. Sensationalized "analysis" of teen-age girl delinquency, with a predictable emphasis on sexual deviancy and prostitution. Brilliant photo-pictorial jacket art. Rear panel of jacket advertises other Padell titles of a similar (or similarly) bent: Strange Loves by La Forest Potter M.D. and Sex Life in...
[Item #21279]
Price: $100.00
 
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Jeremy Hamlin
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934. First Edition. Superb copy of this novel by the native New Hampshire author, telling the story of "a New England village dictator as seen by four of his fellow citizens." HANNA 470. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); blue cloth, with titles stamped in black on...
[Item #21605]
Price: $150.00
 
Jeremy Hamlin
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Freedom For All
New York: Post War World Council, 1941. First Separate Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; 21pp. Small crease to top right corner of first page, slight sunning to cover, else near fine. Reprinted from The New York Times, November 15, 1941. 12mo.
[Item #9025]
Price: $75.00
 
Freedom For All


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