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Illinois State Penitentiary [cover title]
[Joliet, IL?]: Vocational School Print Shop, [1940]. First Edition. Small 12mo (14.5cm.); original pale green pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 34pp.; illus. About Fine. Small broadsheet laid in providing data regarding "Escapes and Returned from Escape for Calendar Years Ending Dec. 31st, 1939" and "Average Inmate Per Capita Cost 20 Year...
[Item #26965]
Price: $75.00
 
Illinois State Penitentiary [cover title]
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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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Cora Street
Pittsburgh: ACTION-Housing, 1969. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original brown printed wrappers; [2],77,[1]pp.; illus. Fine. "A Pioneering Demonstration in Rehabilitating Aging but Structurally Sound Housing" (from upper cover).
[Item #22706]
Price: $45.00
 
Cora Street
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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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Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. First Edition. At the time of its publication, Jacques Maritain called Reveille for Radicals an "epoch-making" book, and time has only reinforced the enduring importance of Alinsky's work. Based upon Alinsky's own experiences in Chicago's "Back of the Yards" district during the waning years...
[Item #27590]
Price: $375.00
 
Reveille for Radicals
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Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. Second Printing. At the time of its publication, Jacques Maritain called Reveille for Radicals an "epoch-making" book, and time has only reinforced the enduring importance of Alinsky's work. Based upon Alinsky's own experiences in Chicago's "Back of the Yards" district during the waning years...
[Item #28798]
Price: $100.00
 
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Rules For Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals [Review Copy]
New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition. Published shortly before Alinsky's death, Rules For Radicals was an updated version of his "epoch-making" 1946 book Reveille For Radicals. Alinsky's goal for Rules was to create a guide for future community organizers to use in uniting low-income communities, or "Have-Nots," in order...
[Item #25885]
Price: $500.00
 
Rules For Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals [Review Copy]
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The Springfield Plan
New York: Viking Press, 1945. First Edition. Small quarto (24.25cm.); original cloth in red photo-illustrated dust jacket; 136pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Jacket extremities chipped and worn with several shallow losses, rear panel dust-soiled, spine rather toned; interior Very Good in Near Very Good jacket. Photo-essay of the Springfield Plan, an...
[Item #28796]
Price: $40.00
 
The Springfield Plan
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Chawama Self-Help Housing Project, Kafue, Zambia
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, [1975]. First Edition. Large quarto (28cm.); original spiral-bound pictorial wrappers; mixed pagings; illus., text printed from typescript. Ownership signatures to upper cover, a touch worn from handling, else Very Good. Published "In cooperation with Kafue Township Council and the Republic of Zambia." Undated broadside newsletter...
[Item #24884]
Price: $75.00
 
Chawama Self-Help Housing Project, Kafue, Zambia
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A Living without a Boss. Illustrated
New York: 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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Catching Up with Housing
Newark: Beneficial Management Corporation, 1936. First Edition. 12mo (18cm); original flexible green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, all edges dyed green, green endpapers; xvi,243pp.; plain photographic frontispiece, illus. Upper cover lettering partially effaced, else Fine. Rubberstamp gift inscription accomplished in manuscript on front free endpaper, additional rubberstamp...
[Item #23239]
Price: $30.00
 
Catching Up with Housing
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Bread and Water
Markham, IL: Jules St. Clair, Inc., "Mod Black" Publishers, [1972]. First Edition, Wrapper Issue. Octavo (22.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; x,[2],125,[6]pp. Some faint foxing to wrappers, else About Fine. Study of race relations in the city of Chicago by a British West Indies-born author.
[Item #25706]
Price: $20.00
 
Bread and Water
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Forty-Ninth Annual Report, 1898
Baltimore: Baltimore Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor, 1898. First Edition. Octavo (24.5cm.); original brown printed wrappers, yapp edges; 40pp.; photographic illus. A few shallow short closed tears to wrapper extremities, light discoloration to top edge of rear cover, else Very Good and sound. Includes an...
[Item #26963]
Price: $50.00
 
Forty-Ninth Annual Report, 1898
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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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Why Racism Is Used Against Welfare Programs. Why workers should join welfare recipients' struggles [cover title]
[New York: New Outlook Publishers, 1971]. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 15pp.; illus. Uniformly toned, else Very Good. Pamphlet issued by the CPUSA.
[Item #26504]
Price: $20.00
 
Why Racism Is Used Against Welfare Programs. Why workers should join welfare recipients' struggles [cover title]
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God's Dealings vs. Our Social Conditions: A Series of Conferences
New York: Joseph F. Wagner, [1912]. First Edition. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); original tan printed wrappers; [4],75pp. Extremities toned and lightly rubbed, else Very Good or better. Pro-Christian Socialist pamphlet, apparently Bellord's only published work according to holdings in OCLC.
[Item #23146]
Price: $45.00
 
God's Dealings vs. Our Social Conditions: A Series of Conferences
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African Achievement: Building Tomorrow in British West Africa
[New York: British Information Services, 1946]. Revised Edition. Oblong octavo (15.75x21cm.); original brown photo-illustrated staplebound wrappers; unpaged; chiefly photographic illus. Fine. Photographic record of the progress made under British rule in Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), and Nigeria.
[Item #28385]
Price: $15.00
 
African Achievement: Building Tomorrow in British West Africa
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Land in Southern Rhodesia [cover title]
[London]: Africa Bureau, 1959. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white and green staplebound wrappers; 32pp. Fine. On the Land Apportionment Act and the Land Husbandry Act in present-day Zimbabwe.
[Item #28391]
Price: $25.00
 
Land in Southern Rhodesia [cover title]
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Saleswomen in Mercantile Stores, Baltimore, 1909
New York: Charities Publication Committee, 1912. First Edition. Study funded by the Russell Sage Foundation on the working conditions of saleswomen at various mercantile stores in early 20th century Baltimore. Introduction by John M. Glenn, General Director of the Foundation. Butler, who died of tuberculosis before this book was published...
[Item #25599]
Price: $150.00
 
Saleswomen in Mercantile Stores, Baltimore, 1909
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The Day Care Book
Toronto: Canadian Women's Educational Press, [1972]. First Edition. Oblong quarto (19.75x23.5cm.); original photo-illustrated staplebound wrappers; 48pp.; illus. Fine. Proposal for universal day care with essays and a bibliography.
[Item #28230]
Price: $30.00
 
The Day Care Book
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Called to Be
[Bridgetown, Barbados: CADEC, 1973]. Second Edition. Quarto (27.5cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers printed in green and black; 59pp.; illus. Mild dust soiling, else Fine. Guide and objectives of the Consultation as formed by the Caribbean Conference of Churches. Originally published as a report of the first Consultation held in 1971.
[Item #24847]
Price: $50.00
 
Called to Be
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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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Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review
New York: Cellar Players, n.d., ca. 1920. First Edition. Octavo illustrated broadside (22.5cm.) printed in dark blue on buff card stock. Some light wear from handling, tiny loss to top edge not affecting text, else Very Good. Flyer promoting the Cellar Players, a theater troupe founded by the Hudson Guild...
[Item #27162]
Price: $45.00
 
Broadside: Cellar Players, Hudson Guild Present the Chelsea Review


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