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Peacework: New England Peace Movement Newsletter #52 (April, 1977)
Cambridge, MA: American Friends Service Committee, 1970. First Edition. An earlier issue of one of the longest-running journals on peace and justice in the U.S. Founded in 1972 and rooted in Quaker values, Peacework focused on "Global Thought and Local Action for Nonviolent Social Change." A good portion of the...
[Item #19012]
Price: $25.00
 
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Pacifism in the Modern World
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1929. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in yellow on spine; 278pp. Tight, straight, Near Fine copy, lacking the dustwrapper.
[Item #18889]
Price: $25.00
 
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Disloyalty Pledge
[Washington, D.C. American Rights League, n.d., but 1917]. First Edition. Pro-WWI effort flyer by the American Rights League, one of the many vigilance committees to arise during the early years of the War, this headed by Civil War veteran George Haven Putnam. This particular piece of propaganda directly attacking American...
[Item #26162]
Price: $250.00
 
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The 49 Questions: How would you reply to these statements or questions if your job was to talk to people at a public demonstration or discussion?
[Exeter, NH: Philips Exeter Academy Student Peace Group, N.D. but ca.1962]. A curious list of questions designed to prepare demonstrators or debaters for issues they might be challenged with in a public forum. The sheets are undated, but appear to be compiled around the time of the Cuban Missle Crisis...
[Item #19014]
Price: $45.00
 
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Congress and the Atom
Stanford: Stanford Law Review, 1948. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wraps; pp 23-42. Toning and light soil to covers; internally fine. Offprint from the Stanford Law Review, Vol. 1 No. 1 (November 1948).
[Item #7443]
Price: $18.75
 
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The War-God Walks Again [Inscribed and Signed]
London: Williams & Norgate, 1926. First U.K. Edition. One of the author's fictional "Future War" works, this a collection of eight short stories dealing with potential wars involving Great Britain. Austin, a former Captain during World War I, was known for detailing the dangers of modern military technology in his...
[Item #25845]
Price: $50.00
 
The War-God Walks Again [Inscribed and Signed]
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"Halt!" Cry the Dead: A Pictorial Primer on War and Some Ways of Working for Peace
New York: Association Press, [1935]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original navy buckram in red and white pictorial dust jacket; 160pp.; illus. Jacket extremities rather worn with some small losses slightly affecting text with minor loss of meaning; contemporary owner bookplate and signature to front pastedown. About Fine in About Very...
[Item #25844]
Price: $45.00
 
"Halt!" Cry the Dead: A Pictorial Primer on War and Some Ways of Working for Peace
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Our Dishonest Constitution
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1914. First Thus. Ohio socialist exposes the American Constitution as a fundamentally anti-democratic document, produced 'By the rich, for the rich.' Includes a veiled antisemitic critique of the Rothschild banking empire. Endorsements by Eugene Debs, Victor Berger, Edwin Markham, others. First separate edition, paper issue; originally...
[Item #25705]
Price: $40.00
 
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A Constitution for the World
Santa Barbara: Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1965. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 112pp. Tight, fresh, unmarked copy, Near Fine.
[Item #18964]
Price: $10.00
 
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Broken Guns...Illustrated by Louise E. Jefferson
New York: Friendship Press, [1937]. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in red pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; [8],120pp.; illus. Top jacket edges a bit rubbed, ex-library with discrete markings and card envelope mounted to rear pastedown, location label removed with minor damage to spine foot, rubberstamp of the Ohio Conference...
[Item #23232]
Price: $35.00
 
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Behind Bars: A Prison Anthology
Chicago: Chicago Area Draft Resisters, 1968. First Edition. Collection of material prepared by and about those who were imprisoned for draft resistance and anti-war activities during the 1960's, compiled in an effort to provide information on prison life for persons thinking about resistance or non-compliance with the draft. OCLC notes...
[Item #19479]
Price: $45.00
 
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Social Attitudes Towards War and Peace
New York: Rand School Press, 1934. Anti-war literature by the future Executive Secretary of the Social Democratic Federation, an off-shoot of the Socialist Party. Introduction by George W. Hartmann, professor of psychology, Pennsylvania State College. First edition, 8vo (21cm.); printed staplebound self-wrappers; 15pp. Spine edge heavily foxed, else Very Good.
[Item #21023]
Price: $20.00
 
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Falsifiers of History: An Historical Document on the Origins of World War II
New York: Committee for Promotion of Peace, (1948). Soviet anti-Western propaganda, published shortly after WWII; accuses the Allies of conspiring to isolate the Soviet Union and to encourage Nazi aggression as a means of toppling the Bolshevik regime. The essay originally appeared in English in "Soviet Union Today;" this reprint...
[Item #18408]
Price: $25.00
 
Falsifiers of History: An Historical Document on the Origins of World War II
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Arma Virumque Cano
Pasadena: Untide Press, 1950. First, limited edition. Typically fine production of this small press, founded by William Everson and some co-internees (including Walker) of the conscientious objector's camp in Waldport, Oregon during the Second World War. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers; [40pp]. One of 500 copies. Mild fading to wrapper edges, else Fine.
[Item #5191]
Price: $25.00
 
Arma Virumque Cano
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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, Ninth Edition (January, 1968)
Philadelphia: Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, 1968. Vietnam-era printing of this standard manual of legal and procedural advice for C.O.'s. Octavo. Printed paper wrappers; 110pp. Includes bibliography. Mild toning to wrapper edges, else Near Fine.
[Item #15867]
Price: $15.00
 
Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, Ninth Edition (January, 1968)
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A Letter to Americans
New York: Rand School Press, 1941. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wrappers; 13 (3)pp. Touch of faint foxing to wrapper edges, else about Fine. Eastman, arguing from an anti-fascist viewpoint, urges American entry into WWII. 12mo.
[Item #7302]
Price: $26.25
 
A Letter to Americans
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International Cartels and World Peace: a Condensation of a Study Prepared for and Published by the Kilgore Committee
[New York]: Post War World Council, [1944]. Condensation of a report by Dr. Corwin D. Edwards, prepared for the Sub-Committee on War Mobilization of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs. First edition, 8vo (21cm.); white pictorial staplebound self wrappers; 28pp. Light dust soiling and scattered foxing along bottom upper cover...
[Item #21020]
Price: $20.00
 
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The Heritage of Eugene Debs - The Fight Against War
Chicago: Socialist Party National Headquarters, 1935. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wrappers; 32pp; illus. Covers soiled and toned; corner-creasing; internally clean; Very Good. Brief biography, with several halftone portraits.
[Item #7410]
Price: $12.00
 
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Original Poster: "Free The Ft. Dix 38"
Wrightstown, NJ: S.i. [1969]. Crudely-drawn poster for an October 12, 1969 demonstration at the U.S. military base at Ft. Dix, NJ. An army of civilians nearly 10,000-strong, made up primarily of young people and led by a contingent of 100 women, marched from the G.I. Coffee House in Wrightstown toward...
[Item #19870]
Price: $350.00
 
Original Poster: "Free The Ft. Dix 38"
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The Dead of Spring
Glen Gardner, NJ: Libertarian Press, 1950. First Edition. Ocatvo. Comb-bound pictorial thick card wrappers; 200pp. Small chip to front wrapper at corner of bound edge; text browned (but not brittle); Very Good. 2000 copies printed. Among the author's scarcer titles.
[Item #21822]
Price: $50.00
 
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Kafka's Prayer
New York: Vanguard Press, 1947. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in brown on spine; dustjacket; gray top-stain; 265pp. Fine, tight, unmarked copy in bright dustwrapper, upper corner clipped on front flap but original price ($3.75) present at lower corner. Exemplary copy of this early collection of cultural essays...
[Item #21823]
Price: $75.00
 
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Untitled Signed Drawing, Dated 1968
1968. Accomplished drawing of a refugee couple cradling a small child; possibly a trial sketch for his illustrated edition of Mark Twain's War Prayer, published in 1968, which featured a number of similar images. John August Groth (1908-1988) was a prolific illustrator, best known for his documentary drawings of soldiers...
[Item #15684]
Price: $200.00
 
Untitled Signed Drawing, Dated 1968
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Character "Bad" - The Story of a Conscientious Objector
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First Edition. Narrative of Harold Studley Gray's career as a C.O. during WWI, told through his letters from prison. Gray worked as a YMCA volunteer in British prison camps at the beginning of the war, then refused to accept conscription upon his return to...
[Item #17173]
Price: $125.00
 
Character "Bad" - The Story of a Conscientious Objector
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Character "Bad" - The Story of a Conscientious Objector
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. Second Printing. Narrative of Harold Studley Gray's career as a C.O. during WWI, told through his letters from prison. Gray worked as a YMCA volunteer in British prison camps at the beginning of the war, then refused to accept conscription upon his return to...
[Item #18885]
Price: $25.00
 
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Professional Patriots [...] an Exposure of the Personalities, Methods and Objectives Involved in the Organized Effort to Exploit Patriotic Impulses in These United States During and After the Late War
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1928. Second Printing. Octavo. Maroon cloth boards; 210, [8]pp. Light external wear; internally clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good, lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Includes biographical Appendices.
[Item #25764]
Price: $40.00
 


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