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Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
N.p, n.d. [London: All London Squatters, ca 1974?]. Poster calling attention to the plight of those evicted from the Camden Street Squat, formerly located at 220 Camden High Street. The owner of the building, Joseph Levy (1906-1990), was a wealthy London property developer whose company Stock Conversion helped rebuild the...
[Item #19873]
Price: $750.00
 
Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
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The Negro Family in the United States
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940. Second Printing. A classic study, in the University of Chicago Sociological Series. With 11 diagrams and maps and several dozen statistical tables. Octavo (20cm). Original cloth boards with pictorial front-cover onlay; xxxii+686pp; illus. Moderate wear and soiling; brief ex-library indications including inked call number...
[Item #14176]
Price: $25.00
 
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History of the Wheel and Alliance, and the Impending Revolution
Fort Scott, KS: J.H. Rice & Sons, 1889. First Edition. Octavo. Decorated cloth boards; 776, [6]pp. Board edges rubbed (corners showing); foxing to edges of text block; else a solid, VG copy. The official history of the Agricultural Wheel and Farmer’s Alliance, two closely-associated radical agrarian movements founded in the...
[Item #8467]
Price: $75.00
 
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A Living without a Boss. Illustrated
New Haven: Harper and Brothers, 1911. First Edition. Anonymously-written account of a newspaperman's escape from urban dependency and rebirth as a farmer and rural real-estate agent. Highly representative example of the progressive-era 'back-to-the-land' movement genre, celebrating Americans' independence, pluck, and courage in the face of economic adversity. Marketed as a....
[Item #20234]
Price: $200.00
 
A Living without a Boss. Illustrated
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Injurious Effects of Tobacco
Philadelphia: The Tract Association of Friends, N.d. [ca 1880]. First Edition. Assembles an impressive range of arguments against the use of tobacco, from blindness and irregular heartbeat to feeble-mindedness and moral degeneration. OCLC 4 locations; none others in commerce (2013). 12mo. Folded self-wraps; 12pp. Light external wear; faint creases to...
[Item #18863]
Price: $45.00
 
Injurious Effects of Tobacco
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The Rose Door
Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 1911. First Edition. A socialist conversion novel exploring the economic basis of white slavery, originally published serially in Kerr's International Socialist Review. A title fraught with bibliographic complexity, as varying issues and printings appear to have been produced more or less at the publisher's whim, some...
[Item #18909]
Price: $150.00
 
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[Item #18936]
Price: $20.00
 
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The Tongues of Toil and Other Poems
Chicago: The Workers' Art Press, 1913. Socialist poems in praise of the workers' struggle. This is the first trade edition, following a limited edition in 1910. 12mo. Green cloth (hardcover); 192pp. Corners and spine ends touched, else close to fine with gilt bright on boards and no internal soiling or wear.
[Item #1311]
Price: $18.75
 
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Photographic Archive of Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in California and the Mountain West
ca. 1933-1936. A charming assemblage of images of Civilian Conservation Corps camp life, catalogued as received, all apparently documenting the career of one CCC youth, identified only as "Jack," from ca. 1933 to 1936. Locales identified in the photographs include Zion National Park; Hornbrook, California; and several identified simply as...
[Item #18879]
Price: $1,200.00
 
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The Negro and Crime in Virginia. Publications of the University of Virginia Phelps-Stokes Fellowship Papers: Number Fifteen
Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 132pp. Fresh copy, clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine.
[Item #18958]
Price: $20.00
 
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The Bitter Cry of the Children
New York: Macmillan, 1906. First Edition. A socialist's exposť of child labor in America, well-illustrated with photographic plates credited to Marjory Hall, G.W. Goler, Peter Roberts, and the Pennsylvania Child Labor Committee (the last photographic plates, though uncredited, almost certainly by Lewis Hine). Spargo (1876-1966) edited the socialist monthly The...
[Item #15675]
Price: $275.00
 
The Bitter Cry of the Children
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Avarice: A History
Washington, D.C. Public Affairs Press, 1965. Blue cloth (hardcover); 260pp. A universal history of greed. Scarce. Ownership signature inside front cover; small ink mark to bottom edge of text block, else about fine in striking pictorial dustjacket mildly rubbed. Nice copy of this uncommon and invaluable book.
[Item #1323]
Price: $30.00
 
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Portrait with Autograph Sentiment, ca 1914
N.p. Jacob S. Coxey, Sr. (1854-1951; aka "General" Coxey) was among the most colorful agitators of the early labor movement. He gained the sobriquet "General" when in 1894 he led a group of 400 unemployed laborers, popularly known as "Coxey's Army" from Massillon, Ohio to Washington, DC. to demand unemployment...
[Item #17329]
Price: $175.00
 
Portrait with Autograph Sentiment, ca 1914
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The Boy and His Gang. Illustrated
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1912. First Edition. Sociological study of Boston-area boy gangs, illustrated with four pages of photographic plates (halftones). The plates are evocative; though clearly staged the author appears to have used real gang members for his subjects. Puffer was Director of the Beacon Vocation Bureau, a private...
[Item #13299]
Price: $200.00
 
The Boy and His Gang. Illustrated
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The Dangerous Classes of New York, and Twenty Years' Work Among Them
New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 1872. First Edition. Pictorial survey of vice and crime in New York city, with special attention to homeless children. Brace (1826-1890) was a pioneer of child welfare, founder of the Children's Aid Society and of the Orphan Train movement. Engraved text illustrations throughout. Octavo (20.5cm)...
[Item #14884]
Price: $125.00
 
The Dangerous Classes of New York, and Twenty Years' Work Among Them
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Street Arabs and Gutter Snipes. The Pathetic and Humorous Side of Young Vagabond Life in the Great Cities, With Records of Work for Their Reformation
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Co. 1884. First Edition. Issued simultaneously under a variety of imprints (including Boston and Chicago); curiously, OCLC offers no record of this San Francisco variant. A sensational pictorial account of the plight of America's homeless children, beggars and tramps, with desultory excursions into the topic...
[Item #13386]
Price: $200.00
 
Street Arabs and Gutter Snipes. The Pathetic and Humorous Side of Young Vagabond Life in the Great Cities, With Records of Work for Their Reformation
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Misery and Its Causes (American Social Progress Series)
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1913. Later printing. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth (hardcover); 274, 14pp. A bright, clean copy, close to fine, free of marking or wear.
[Item #2514]
Price: $12.00
 
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The American Jail: What It Is and What To Do About It
New York: Standing Committee on Jails of the American Prison Association, (1937). First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed wrappers; 24pp. Light external soil and wear; Very Good. Includes brief (1-pp) bibliography.
[Item #19834]
Price: $20.00
 
The American Jail: What It Is and What To Do About It
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School Ain't No Way.../ Appalachian Consciousness
Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company, 1972. First Edition. Journal and ruminations based on the author's 3-month-long experiment in alternative education in a conservative, rural West Virginia school district (purposely left unidentified in the text). Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards; dustjacket; 128pp. Inscribed by the author on front endpaper. Clean, tight...
[Item #14694]
Price: $30.00
 
School Ain't No Way.../ Appalachian Consciousness
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Jubilee Souvenir of St. Joseph's House for Homeless Industrious Boys, 725-735 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 1889-1914
Philadelphia: Bradley Printing Co. 1914. First Edition. Deluxe 25th-anniversary keepsake of this Catholic orphanage founded in 1889. Nicely printed and well illustrated with protraits, views of the grounds, and scenes in the boys' dormitories, classrooms, vocational training spaces, athletics grounds, etc. Uncommon; none others in commerce (2013); OCLC gives 3...
[Item #18871]
Price: $150.00
 
Jubilee Souvenir of St. Joseph's House for Homeless Industrious Boys, 725-735 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 1889-1914
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The Radical Remedy in Social Science: or, Borning Better Babies Through Regulating Reproduction by Controlling Conception. An Earnest Essay on Pressing Problems
New York: Murray Hill Publishing Company, 1886. First Edition. A rather bold discussion of conraception as a path to "fewer and better babies." The author was a journalist and physician, an outspoken advocate for the dissemination of sexual information and a co-founder of the Free Speech League. He was an...
[Item #17455]
Price: $200.00
 
The Radical Remedy in Social Science: or, Borning Better Babies Through Regulating Reproduction by Controlling Conception. An Earnest Essay on Pressing Problems
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The Autobiography of a Beggar. Prefaced by Some of the Humorous Adventures & Incidents related in The Beggars' Club [Signed Presentation Copy]
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1903. First Edition. Friedman's fourth book, following closely on his Rideout-listed socialist novel "By Bread Alone". A highly interesting association, inscribed to one of the foremost left-wing political cartoonists of the era. An uncommon book in any incarnation; this a particularly fresh and desirable copy...
[Item #18821]
Price: $500.00
 
The Autobiography of a Beggar. Prefaced by Some of the Humorous Adventures & Incidents related in The Beggars' Club [Signed Presentation Copy]
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Report of the Mayor's Committee on Unemployment
New York: [Press of C.S. Nathan], 1916. First Edition. First large-scale survey of unemployment and relief in New York City, conducted by a Commission established by Mayor John Purroy Mitchell in 1914. Illustrations after photographs. Octavo. Tan printed card wrappers; 109pp; 4 inserted leaves of plates (halftones); folding table. Covers...
[Item #18757]
Price: $60.00
 
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Zion Town -- A Study in Human Ecology. Publications of the University of Virginia Phelps-Stokes Fellowship Papers: Number Thirteen
Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1935. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 65pp. Fresh copy, clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine.
[Item #18960]
Price: $20.00
 
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Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy
Brantford, Canada: Bradley-Garretson Co. 1907. First Edition. Octavo; pictorial cloth boards, 331pp. Uncommon issue for the Canadian market. Tight and Near Fine in the original cloth boards - an unusually well-preserved copy of this book which is typically found well-worn. A fairly typical turn-of-the-century attempt by a popular author to...
[Item #19087]
Price: $60.00
 
Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy


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