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5°[Quinto] Cuerpo de Ejercito: Estampas de la Guerra
Zaragoza: Junta Recaudatoria Civil de Zaragoza, (1937). First Edition. Album of pro-Fascist propaganda photographs from the Spanish Civil War, many claiming to document Communist atrocities against women and children. Frontispiece portrait of Francisco Franco. Somewhat uncommon; OCLC finds about 10 locations, of which 7 in North America. Small, square octavo...
[Item #17479]
Price: $150.00
 
5°[Quinto] Cuerpo de Ejercito: Estampas de la Guerra
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The Salvage of Catalonia's Historical and Artistic Patrimony
N.p. [Barcelona]: Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937. First Edition. Illustrated survey of endangered medieval and renaissance artworks rescued during the Spanish Civil War. There were simultaneous editions in French and Spanish (though we find no evidence, interestingly, of a Catalan edition). Many artworks pictured in halftone...
[Item #18747]
Price: $50.00
 
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The Fields of Paradise [Signed and Inscribed]
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1940. First Edition. A novel of the Mexican Revolution. Bates (1899-2000) is best remembered for his 1936 work The Olive Field, a novel of Spain completed just prior to the onset of the Civil War. A nominal Communist, Bates saw active duty with the...
[Item #22410]
Price: $100.00
 
The Fields of Paradise [Signed and Inscribed]
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Lean Men: An Episode in a Life
London: Peter Davies, 1934. First U.K. Edition. Bates' second book and first novel, a tragic, revolutionary novel of the Spanish Civil War. First Impression, preceding the American edition published by Macmillan by one year. Octavo (22cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; gray topstain; dustjacket; 555pp, [1]...
[Item #21757]
Price: $125.00
 
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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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Red Notes About Red Musicians. Reprints from the Brooklyn Tablet
N.p. [New York]: S.i. [Christian Front, ca 1939]. Extracts from the Catholic press assailing Communist involvement in the Musician's Union. One article includes a list of some fifty musicians, including Pablo Cassals, Rudolph Ganz, Morton Gould, John Hammond, Fritz Reiner, Virgil Thompson, and others, noting their involvement in a fundraiser...
[Item #19520]
Price: $75.00
 
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Comunicat de Premsa, No. 208, June 16
Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, [1938]. Press release issued by the government office of Catalonia. Originally issued in Catalan on the 14th of April, towards the end of the Aragon Offensive (March 7 to April 19, 1938), a Nationalist campaign during the Spanish Civil War. This communication gives a detailed description...
[Item #22325]
Price: $150.00
 
Comunicat de Premsa, No. 208, June 16
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Infants
Barcelona: Edicions del Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, [ca 1936]. Suite of twelve handsome lithographs by the Catalan painter Pere Créixams (1893-1965), all depicting Catalonian children against the backdrop of various scenes from the Civil War. Each image is accompanied by a brief patriotic slogan in Catalan...
[Item #17499]
Price: $300.00
 
Infants
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The Theme Is Freedom [Inscribed]
New York: Dodd, Mead Company, 1956. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); dark green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt, black and red; dustjacket; 263pp. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "For Anita Heffner / Greetings, John Dos Passos." Bookplate of author Marvin K. Heffner on...
[Item #18749]
Price: $200.00
 
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The Spanish Republic and the Causes of the Counter-Revolution
San Francisco: The Spanish Relief Committee, 1937. The first pamphlet issued by the Spanish Relief Committee of San Francisco, elaborating on the causes of the counter-revolution in Spain. The main goal of the SRC was to collect funds and donations to distribute for reconstruction purposes. Slim octavo (22.5cm); beige stapled...
[Item #17297]
Price: $25.00
 
The Spanish Republic and the Causes of the Counter-Revolution
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Xibanya ren min jun zhan ge...er Xibanya ge chang le.
Dalian: Guanghua Shudian, 1948. First Edition. Collection of Spanish Civil War songs originally compiled by U.S. veterans of the conflict, translated by Fang, and published in Dalian while it was under Communist control but before the Chinese revolution had succeeded on a national scale. Rare; we note none in commerce...
[Item #19318]
Price: $450.00
 
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Regeneracion. Organo de la Federacion Anarquista del D.F. Ano 1, Numero 8 (1 Oct 1937)
Mexico, D.F. Federacion Anarquista del D.F. 1937. Principal organ of the Mexican Anarchist Federation. Most of the content of this issue relates to the Spanish Civil War, including reproductions of several striking propaganda posters. Single, original issue. Tabloid (ca 21" x 16"); 4pp; illus. Horizontal and vertical folds; overall toning...
[Item #18443]
Price: $150.00
 
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Himno de Riego: National Anthem of the Spanish Republic
London: Friends of the Spanish Republic, N.d. [1937?]. English version of the Anthem of the Spanish Republic, published "in support of the people in Spain in their fight for a free democracy and against Fascism." Rare; not located in OCLC; none others in commerce (2013). Quarto. Single sheet folded to...
[Item #18316]
Price: $200.00
 
Himno de Riego: National Anthem of the Spanish Republic
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Selected Letters
New York: New Directions, 1983. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 172pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket. The first English language edition of Garcia Lorca's letters, presenting an intimate autobiographical record of the Spanish poet from age 20 until...
[Item #18287]
Price: $50.00
 
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The Spanish Earth
Cleveland: The J.B. Savage Company, 1938. First edition. Contains the transcript of Hemingway's original narration for the film The Spanish Earth. The book was published under the aegis of a precocious Cleveland high-school student named Jasper Wood, who had been sufficiently moved upon seeing the film that he convinced Hemingway...
[Item #17097]
Price: $350.00
 
The Spanish Earth
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En la Lucha I: Palabras y Hechos, 1936-1939 [all published]
Moscu: Editorial Progreso, 1968. Memoirs of the Spanish Civil War by Basque Communist activist, politician, and celebrated public speaker. Exiled at the end of the War, Ibarruri was appointed General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Spain, a position which she held from 1942 to 1960...
[Item #25193]
Price: $75.00
 
En la Lucha I: Palabras y Hechos, 1936-1939 [all published]
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Cantos de la Nueva Resistencia Española 1939-1961. Con la colaboración de Margot Galante Garrone
Montevideo, Uruguay: Editorial el Siglo Ilustrado, 1963. First Thus. First Spanish-language edition. 12mo; pictorial thick paper wrappers; xli, [80pp]. Mild bumps to corners; text paper very mildly tanned at margins; Very Good. Originally published in Italian as Canti della nuova Resistenza spagnola (Torino: 1962). Political and protest songs of the...
[Item #25690]
Price: $40.00
 
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The Yoke and the Arrows: A Report On Spain
New York: George Braziller, 1957. Second Printing. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 203pp. Tight straight copy in lightly soiled dustwrapper with small ink mark to front panel; Very Good. Account of Spanish life & culture under the Franco regime, drawn mostly from Matthews's long career as a New York Times...
[Item #20339]
Price: $25.00
 
The Yoke and the Arrows: A Report On Spain
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Tortura y Salvacion de Malaga (Episodios de la Guerra Civil - Numero 6)
Valladolid: Libreria Santaren, [1937]. First Edition. One of a series of anti-Republican tracts by this fascist author, this detailing the liberation of Malaga by the Nationalist troops in 1937. Striking cover graphic signed "S.F." Uncommon, with few individual holdings noted in WorldCat, though some institutions seem to have catalogued the...
[Item #18319]
Price: $75.00
 
Tortura y Salvacion de Malaga (Episodios de la Guerra Civil - Numero 6)
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La Commune de Paris y La Revolución Española
Barcelona: CNT - AIT Comité Nacional / Sección Información y Propaganda, 1937. First Edition. Transcript of an address made by Federica Montseny at a March, 1937 conference of the CNT in Valencia. Montseny has been called "the one true intellectual" among the Spanish anarchists who collaborated with the Republican government;...
[Item #17596]
Price: $150.00
 
La Commune de Paris y La Revolución Española
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Democracy! Which Brand: Stalin's or Jefferson's?
San Francisco: The Spanish Relief Committee, 1937. The second pamphlet issued by the Spanish Relief Committee of San Francisco, discussing religious persecution and the "legality" of the Spanish government. The main goal of the SRC was to collect funds and donations to distribute for reconstruction purposes. Slim octavo (22.5cm); beige...
[Item #17298]
Price: $25.00
 
Democracy! Which Brand: Stalin's or Jefferson's?
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Homage To Catalonia
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. Reprint. Octavo; goldenrod cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in olive on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 232pp. Touch of sunning to spine panel, else Fine in a Near Fine, similarly sunned dustjacket. An attractive copy of Orwell's personal account of the Spanish...
[Item #18229]
Price: $100.00
 
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Intoxication Made Easy [Limited Edition]
New York: Modern Age Books, 1941. First, Limited Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed pink paper-covered boards in publisher's pictorial slipcase; 146pp. Limited to 100 copies, signed by both authors. A Fine copy in bright, Near-Fine slipcase, virtually free of wear. Extended, lighthearted essay on the joys and technique of paella, the national...
[Item #21820]
Price: $175.00
 
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All the Brave: Drawings of the Spanish War
New York: Modern Age Books, 1939. First Edition. Reproductions of Quintanilla's subtle pencil sketches of scenes from the Spanish Civil War; this was probably the most popular of the many such sketchbooks that appeared in the wak of the conflict. With an introduction by Ernest Hemingway. There was a simultaneous...
[Item #18746]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Fields of Paradise
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1940. First Edition. A novel of the Mexican Revolution. Bates (1899-2000) is best remembered for his 1936 work The Olive Field, a novel of Spain completed just prior to the onset of the Civil War. A nominal Communist, Bates saw active duty with the International Brigade...
[Item #13387]
Price: $75.00
 
The Fields of Paradise


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