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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. 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 of the...
[Item #25130]
Price: $50.00
 
Reveille for Radicals
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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 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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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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[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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Housing in the United States: Problems and Policy
Montreal: International Labour Office, 1945. Offprint. Reprinted from the International Labour Review, Vol. LII, no. 1, July, 1945. Octavo (23cm.); original yellow staplebound wrappers printed in brown; [2],28,[2]pp.; tables throughout. Dustsoiling along wrapper extremities; vertical fold, minor wear from handling, else Near Very Good. Survey of American housing policy at...
[Item #25420]
Price: $30.00
 
Housing in the United States: Problems and Policy
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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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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
 
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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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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 exposé 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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The Desegregation of Southern Schools: A Psychiatric Study
New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1963. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); original blue staplebound wrappers lettered in white; vi,25pp. Extremities a bit toned, else Fine. Prominent child psychiatrist's first book, published for the Jewish organization the Anti-Defamation League in conjunction with the Southern Regional Council in Atlanta. A seminal...
[Item #25535]
Price: $50.00
 
The Desegregation of Southern Schools: A Psychiatric Study
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The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury
Watertown, NY: Hungerford-Holbrook Company, 1905. First Edition. An obscure bit of anti-pyrotechnical fiction by this prolific (if little-known) Antwerp, New York author, most of whose works appear to have been published by the tiny regional publishing firm of Hungerford & Holbrook. A contemporary reviewer (in The Advocate of Peace, a....
[Item #24952]
Price: $200.00
 
The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury
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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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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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The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community: Women and the Subversion of the Community, by Mariarosa Dalla Costa; A Woman's Place, by Selma Jones [cover title]
Bristol, England: Falling Wall Press Ltd. [1973]. Second Edition. Octavo (20cm.); original magenta printed staplebound wrappers; [2],78pp. Fine. Seminal work co-authored by an Italian and an American-born Englishwoman, arguably launching the "domestic labor debate," in which Dalla Costa and James define housework as necessary labor, invisible by its removal from...
[Item #25231]
Price: $20.00
 
The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community: Women and the Subversion of the Community, by Mariarosa Dalla Costa; A Woman's Place, by Selma Jones [cover title]


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