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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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Lean Men: An Episode in a Life
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front panel; black topstain; dustjacket; 555pp. Handful of small spots to spine cloth and some trivial dust soil to upper board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped...
[Item #18761]
Price: $125.00
 
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Men In Battle
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939. First Edition. Uncommonly nice copy of Bessie's uncommon first novel, of American soldiers fighting for the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. Based on Bessie's own experiences as a volunteer in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion - a period of his life which would...
[Item #16587]
Price: $250.00
 
Men In Battle
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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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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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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 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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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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Espanoles, catalanes: Todos los partidos y organizaciones antifascistas...
N.p. Partido Comunista de Espana / P.S.U. de Cataluna, [1937]. Small recruiting broadside, urging workers and farmers to enlist immediately in the antifascist cause. "Todos los hombres, todas las mujeres, todos los hijos de la Patria hemos de realizar ahora el maximo esfuerzo...Resistid! Combatid sin un desmayo! Trabajad sin tregua!"...
[Item #15807]
Price: $150.00
 
Espanoles, catalanes: Todos los partidos y organizaciones antifascistas...
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News of Spain. November 9, 1938
New York: The Spanish Information Bureau, 1938. First Edition. Weekly organ of the Spanish Information Bureau, the American propaganda arm of the Spanish Republic. This issue features news of offensives on the Segre and Ebro Rivers; pleas for refugee relief; and an article on sculptor Jo Davidson's series of busts...
[Item #15028]
Price: $45.00
 
News of Spain. November 9, 1938
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Communism and the Spanish Civil War
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1955. First Edition. Scholarly study of the role of the Kremlin in the Spanish Civil War. Reissued in a trade edition in 1965; the present edition somewhat uncommon. Octavo. Original printed buff wrappers (softcover); 290pp. Includes bibliography. Scattered foxing to covers; text generally clean and...
[Item #16509]
Price: $35.00
 
Communism and the Spanish Civil War
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Communism Was My Waking Time
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1958. First Edition. Very scarce volume collecting Cornford's verse, essays and selected correspondence, and including brief memoirs by Victor Kiernan and Bernard Knox. Foreword and commentary (in Russian) by B.A. Gilenson. Cornford (1915-1936) was a gifted young poet and Cambridge intellectual when, in 1936, he...
[Item #11823]
Price: $200.00
 
Communism Was My Waking Time
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España ante el Mundo
Mexico: Editorial "Mexico Nuevo" 1937. First Edition. Pro-Republican propaganda from the Spanish Civil War. The author served both as Minister of Public Instruction and Fine Arts, and Minister of Agriculture for the Republican Government. This work was reprinted in Paris in 1938; the current edition somewhat uncommon, especially in such...
[Item #16602]
Price: $50.00
 
España ante el Mundo
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Controversy on Spain between H.A. Gwynne, C.H., Editor of the "Morning Post," and A. Ramos Oliveira, Spanish Writer
London: United Editorial, Ltd, [1937]. First Edition. Reprints a series of letters between H.A. Gwynne, editor of the London fascist newspaper The Morning Post, and Ramos Oliveira, a pro-Republican Spanish author. Octavo (21cm). Sewn pamphlet; 72pp. General toning and soil to covers; faint vertical crease to front wrapper; text clean...
[Item #16199]
Price: $30.00
 
Controversy on Spain between H.A. Gwynne, C.H., Editor of the "Morning Post," and A. Ramos Oliveira, Spanish Writer
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Spain! Is Armageddon Coming?
First Edition. Holmes, a radical Unitarian socialist, was a co-founder of the ACLU and War Resisters League, and a charter member of the NAACP. In the present speech he decries the situation in Spain and calls for an end to the civil war, for which he assigns blame equally to...
[Item #12914]
Price: $75.00
 
Spain! Is Armageddon Coming?
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Campesino, defiende con las armas al gobierno que te dió la tierra
Valencia: Graficas Valencia, Intervenido U.G.T. - C.N.T. [1936]. A dramatic poster of impressive scale, produced to celebrate the land reform policies of the Republican government in the months following the fascist rebellion. Renau (1907-1982) was among the most talented and most prolific of the left-wing artists engaged by the Ministerio...
[Item #16202]
Price: $3,500.00
 
Campesino, defiende con las armas al gobierno que te dió la tierra


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