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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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Toward Security Through Disarmament: A report prepared for the American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, 1952. First Edition. Octavo (22.75cm.); original yellow pictorial staplebound wrappers; 48pp. Wrapper extremities a bit foxed and toned, else Very Good.
[Item #28166]
Price: $20.00
 
Toward Security Through Disarmament: A report prepared for the American Friends Service Committee. AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE.
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Return to Human Decency [drop title]
[Cambridge, MA? American Friends Service, New England Region, ca. 1957]. First Edition. Octavo (22.75cm.); photographically illustrated bifolium printed on cream stock. Fine. Compilation of quotes by various newssources and scientists against nuclear bomb testing, all dated 1957. Unlocated in OCLC as of September, 2015.
[Item #27436]
Price: $30.00
 
Return to Human Decency [drop title]. NEW ENGLAND REGION AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE.
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Capone, Karpis, Luciano...Convicted! How much longer will this vilest racketeer of all get away with it? [cover title]
[New York: American League Against War and Fascism, 1936]. First Edition. 12mo (17cm.); original pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 14pp.; illus. Wrapper extremities a bit dust-soiled, else Very Good. Attack on millionaire newspaperman William Randolph Hearst. SEIDMAN A120.
[Item #26848]
Price: $25.00
 
Capone, Karpis, Luciano...Convicted! How much longer will this vilest racketeer of all get away with it? [cover title]. AMERICAN LEAGUE AGAINST WAR AND FASCISM.
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Drop Your All... [Issue with] Abstraction #307
New York: [American Peoples Meeting, 1941]. First Edition. Promotional World War II-era flyer for a fund-raiser organized by the Artists and Designers Club at Washboard's Wacky Wicky. Promises dancing to the band Washboard Sam [a.k.a. Robert Brown] and his Mad Mellows Tympany Trio, games, drinks, and art (including the print...
[Item #29912]
Price: $650.00
 
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Why Freedom Matters
Chicago: William Bross Lloyd, n.d., 1917? First American Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original grey printed staplebound wrappers; [2],62pp. Several shallow losses to wrappers, none affecting text, textblock slightly shaken and wrappers starting to tear at staples. Good or better. Account of conditions in war-time England by the founder of the Union...
[Item #28057]
Price: $25.00
 
Why Freedom Matters. Norman ANGELL.
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Don't Be a Gull! Written for those who want lots more war and for those who don't, by one of the latter [cover title]
[Glasgow: Strickland Press, 1943]. First Edition. 12mo (18.5cm.); illustrated staplebound self-wrappers; 55pp. Rather dust-soiled, small stain to rear wrapper, else a Very Good, partially unopened copy. Comparison of the British population after years of war-time propaganda and the behavior of the Black-Headed sea gull. OCLC locates 5 copies in the...
[Item #29444]
Price: $35.00
 
Don't Be a Gull! Written for those who want lots more war and for those who don't, by one of the latter [cover title]. ANONYMOUS.
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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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[Prospectus for] The Minority of One: Independent Monthly Publication, Dedicated to the elimination of all thought restrictions except for the truth. Vol. III, no. 7, July, 1961
Passaic, NJ: Minority of One, 1961. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); single sheet folded into 6-panelled pamphlet; illus., text printed in black and blue. Previous fold, else Fine. Integral order blank; envelope laid in. Advertisement for a single issue of the political journal The Minority of One, announcing articles on the...
[Item #26509]
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[Prospectus for] The Minority of One: Independent Monthly Publication, Dedicated to the elimination of all thought restrictions except for the truth. Vol. III, no. 7, July, 1961. M. S. ARNONI, ed.
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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
 
Congress and the Atom. ATOMIC WARFARE, LAW, Herbert S. MARKS.
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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]. F. Britten AUSTIN, intro Major-General Sir Ernest Swinton.
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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
 
Our Dishonest Constitution. Alan L. BENSON.
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Between War and Peace: A Handbook for Peace Workers
New York: Macmillan Company, 1928. First Edition. Octavo (20.25cm.); original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine; x,591pp. Gilt lettering a bit dulled, top textblock edge foxed, else a Very Good or better, unopened copy. Guide to the inter-war peace movement by suffragist and Director of the National Center for Prevention of War.
[Item #27339]
Price: $20.00
 
Between War and Peace: A Handbook for Peace Workers. Florence Brewer BOECKEL.
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Between War and Peace: A Handbook for Peace Workers
New York: Macmillan Company, 1928. First Edition. Octavo (20.25cm.); original cloth in red and tan dust jacket; x,591pp. Jacket extremities a bit chipped, spine darkened; Fine in Very Good jacket. Guide to the inter-war peace movement by suffragist and Director of the National Center for Prevention of War.
[Item #27340]
Price: $35.00
 
Between War and Peace: A Handbook for Peace Workers. Florence Brewer BOECKEL.
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The United States Neutrality Policy [cover title]
Washington DC: National Council for Prevention of War, 1937. First Edition. Outline for the prevention of the United States entering a second World War, by the Director of the Council. Wisconsin Historical Society only in OCLC as of May, 2015. Octavo (21.5cm.); original staplebound self-wrappers; 15pp.; printed from typescript on...
[Item #26361]
Price: $35.00
 
The United States Neutrality Policy [cover title]. Florence Brewer BOECKEL.
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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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The Same Boat: The Passion of Chico Mendes
[Glover, VT]: Bread & Puppet, 1989. Second (1990) Printing. Limited to 1000 copies. Small quarto (21.75cm.); original blue pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 28pp.; illus. throughout. Near Fine. Illustrated poem-cum-eulogy to Brazilian rubber-tapper and labor, social, and environmental activist Chico Mendes (1944-1988), published a year after his assassination at the hands of three ranchers.
[Item #29843]
Price: $150.00
 
The Same Boat: The Passion of Chico Mendes. BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER, Burt PORTER.
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Bread & Puppet Presents: Washer Woman Nativity
[Glover, VT]: Bread & Puppet, n.d. First Edition. Bread and Puppet Theatre was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side. At first, Schumann and his colleagues built large-scale rod and hand puppets and put on shows for children, with themes running from rent and...
[Item #29844]
Price: $400.00
 
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Sources of the Quaker Peace Testimony
Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Historical Studies, n.d., ca. 1941. First Edition. 12mo (19cm.); original tan printed staplebound card wrappers; 46pp. First couple of leaves browned, else Near Fine. Paper read before the American Society of Church History, December 27-28, 1940.
[Item #28318]
Price: $30.00
 
Sources of the Quaker Peace Testimony. Howard H. BRINTON.
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The Dilemma of the Scientist
[Bridgeport, CT]: Society for Social Responsibility in Science, [1956]. Reprint. 12mo (18.25cm.); original pink staplebound die-cut wrappers; [2],14pp. Fine. Society pamphlet no. 2. Short piece first published by the National Peace Council, 1955. OCLC locates 2 copies of this edition as of December, 2015, at Western Michigan and Swarthmore.
[Item #28349]
Price: $35.00
 
The Dilemma of the Scientist. Jacob BRONOWSKI.
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Non-Violent Action: A Selected Bibliography
London: Housmans, [1970]. Revised and Enlarged Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original orange decorative wrappers; 83pp. Light rubbing to extremities, else Very Good or better.
[Item #28537]
Price: $20.00
 
Non-Violent Action: A Selected Bibliography. April CARTER, , David Hoggett, Adam Roberts.
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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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Selected Quotations on Peace and War, with especial reference to a course of lessons on International Peace, a study in Christian fraternity, included in this volume
New York: Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, [1915]. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original dark plum blind-ruled cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; xiii,[1],540pp. Spine a bit toned with one very small abrasion, offsetting to endpapers; still, a Near Fine copy. Selected quotations "chosen primarily...
[Item #26372]
Price: $40.00
 
Selected Quotations on Peace and War, with especial reference to a course of lessons on International Peace, a study in Christian fraternity, included in this volume. FEDERAL COUNCIL OF THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN AMERICA COMMISSION ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.


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