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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: $50.00
 
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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Paloma en Madrid: Memorias de una Española de julio 1936 a julio 1937
Avila: Imprenta y Encuadernación Sigirano Díaz, 1939. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original pictorial wrappers; 239pp. Price on rear wrapper effaced, some minor wear as usual, else a Very Good, unopened copy. Novel set during the Spanish Civil War.
[Item #28795]
Price: $35.00
 
Paloma en Madrid: Memorias de una Española de julio 1936 a julio 1937
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Spanish Prelude
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1937]. Reprint. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket, orange glazed endpapers; [8],305pp. Jacket extremities rubbed and rather worn, upper jacket flap with original price rubbed away, else Near Fine in About Very Good jacket. Winner of the Houghton Fellowship Prize. Set in Spain...
[Item #28761]
Price: $25.00
 
Spanish Prelude
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The Broken Root
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1951]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [6],308pp. Jacket extremities rather worn with a few closed tears, else Very Good and sound. Novel set in Fascist Spain.
[Item #26558]
Price: $30.00
 
The Broken Root
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The Broken Root [Edmund Fuller's Advance Copy]
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1951]. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [6],308pp. Jacket rather ragged with long tear to bottom spine edge of upper panel, spine faded; Near Fine in Good to Very Good jacket. Advance copy with review slip accomplished in manuscript...
[Item #26554]
Price: $75.00
 
The Broken Root [Edmund Fuller's Advance Copy]
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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
 
Lean Men: An Episode in a Life
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The Olive Field
London: Jonathan Cape, [1936]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in black decorative dust jacket; 477pp. Several closed tears to jacket extremities, a few just touching text, else Fine in Near Very Good jacket. Novel by the organizer of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, depicting the lives...
[Item #22409]
Price: $125.00
 
The Olive Field
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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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Calendar: SAESA Talleres Collectivos. Acero Electrico Moldeado
Barcelona: SAESA, 1937. Sixteenth annual calendar issued by the Spanish industrial welding collective. Calendar divided into four trimesters, with each sheet perforated below the top piece for removal. Striking graphic. Not found in OCLC. Original calendar for the year 1937; four long sheets, lithographed in black and red (rectos only)...
[Item #27146]
Price: $150.00
 
Calendar: SAESA Talleres Collectivos. Acero Electrico Moldeado
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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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Auca del Moro Feixista [No. 7]
Barcelona: Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, [ca 1937]. The auca is a traditional Catalán broadside form consisting of 24 or 48 (or some other number evenly divisible by 4) illustrated panels, usually with a rhyming couplet in Catalán captioning each image. Aucas were a highly popular form...
[Item #26161]
Price: $250.00
 
Auca del Moro Feixista [No. 7]
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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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Del Alto Ebro a las Fuentes del Llobregat. Treinta y Dos Meses de Guerra de la 62 Division. Con illustraciones de los artistas sres. Farré, Moisés y Viladomat
[Madrid]: Editora Nacional, 1940. First Edition. Quarto. Printed card wrappers; 227pp; illus. General external soil; text block bumped at upper corner; Very Good. Regimental history of the the Falangist 62nd Division in the Spanish Civil War, by its commander Antonio Sagardía Ramos, known as "The Butcher of Pallars" for his...
[Item #28703]
Price: $150.00
 
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For Whom the Bell Tolls [Limited Edition, Signed by the Illustrator]
Princeton: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club by the Princeton University Press, 1942. First Thus. Limited to 1500 copies of which this is no. 1304. Large, thick octavo (26cm.); original two-toned cloth, spine elaborately embossed in gilt, red topstain, glassine dust jacket, orange paper-covered board slipcase, spine...
[Item #22887]
Price: $300.00
 
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A New Song [Initialled by Hughes, with his notations throughout]
New York: International Workers Order, 1938. First Edition. An important pre-WWII collection, with Hughes firmly in his proletarian mode and at the height of his involvement with the American Communist Party. Includes Hughes's great Spanish Civil War poem "Song for Spain." Introduction by Michael Gold, and wrappers illustrated by Joe...
[Item #27596]
Price: $250.00
 
A New Song [Initialled by Hughes, with his notations throughout]
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Spain: The Elections of February 16, 1936
[London: Press Department of the Spanish Embassy in London, 1937]. First Edition. Octavo (24.5cm.); original printed staplebound self-wrappers; 7pp. About Fine. Overview of the Spanish election which ultimately led to the start of the Civil War just a few months later. Includes the contents of two articles, the first by...
[Item #26641]
Price: $25.00
 
Spain: The Elections of February 16, 1936
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They Still Draw Pictures! A collection of 60 drawings made by Spanish children during the war. Introduction by Aldous Huxley
New York: Spanish Child Welfare Association of America, 1938. First Trade Edition. Published and sold to raise funds for relief of Spanish refugee children during the Civil War. There was a simultaneous limited edition of 100 signed copies, and a second edition the same year in white wrappers. Spiral-bound illustrated...
[Item #28715]
Price: $50.00
 


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