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Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
N.P. Youth International Party, 1971. Attractive set of broadsides promoting the second annual 4th of July Smoke-In on the Washington, D.C. Mall, a Yippie-sponsored event which began the previous year. Each broadside features a photo of a young man smoking a joint while holding a burning American flag, with the...
[Item #19869]
Price: $600.00
 
Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
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Original Poster: May Day "If our people fight one tribe at a time, all will be killed. They can cut off our fingers one by one, but if we join together we will make a powerful fist."
Washington DC: Students & Youth for a Peoples' Peace, [1971]. Poster from the 1971 May Day protests in Washington, DC, a series of large-scale civil disobedience actions in protest against the Vietnam War. The poster reproduces a well-known portrait of Sioux chief Sitting Bull, and utilizes a quote by him...
[Item #19818]
Price: $150.00
 
Original Poster: May Day "If our people fight one tribe at a time, all will be killed. They can cut off our fingers one by one, but if we join together we will make a powerful fist."
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The Salvage of Catalonia's Historical and Artistic Patrimony
N.p. [Barcelona]: Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937. First Edition. Illustrated survey of endangered medieval and renaissance artworks rescued during the Spanish Civil War. There were simultaneous editions in French and Spanish (though we find no evidence, interestingly, of a Catalan edition). Many artworks pictured in halftone...
[Item #18747]
Price: $50.00
 
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The Street Wall Journal - Vol.1, Nos.1-3
New York: Committee to Defend the Panther 21, 1970. Set of "wall newspaper"-style broadsides produced by the Committee to Defend the Panther 21, the title (used also by the unafiliated S.D.S. journal) intentionally used to reference the paper's ideological opposite, The Wall Street Journal. The committee was formed in early...
[Item #19781]
Price: $2,000.00
 
The Street Wall Journal - Vol.1, Nos.1-3
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Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
(New York): (Al Greenstone), (1942). First Edition. Attractive souvenir program for Cheryl Crawford's successful revival of Porgy and Bess at the Majestic Theatre, starring Etta Moten and William Franklin in the title roles. The production ran for 284 performances from January to September, 1942. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers; (14pp); illus...
[Item #14626]
Price: $40.00
 
Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
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Original Promotional Poster: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Mass. - Sat. Apr. 26 [1980]
Mason City, IA: Central Show Print, [1980]. Advertises a 7-bout event at the Springfield Civic Center, the highlight being a tag-team match pairing Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff and Ivan "Polish Power" Putski against the Angry Samoans. Includes full-length portraits of Backlund, Patera, Putski, and Andre the Giant. Though Roussimoff debuted...
[Item #17187]
Price: $250.00
 
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Original hand-drawn poster: Broadcasting From Safety Division Station U.S.A. - Your Announcer, Uncle Sam
N.p. [1930]. A rustic but quite charming juvenile production, in which a large, central portrait of Uncle Sam is flanked by images demonstrating proper safety techniques for young workers. The truck at center right bears the insignia "U.S. CCC," and most of the figures are uniformed, leading us to the...
[Item #16840]
Price: $450.00
 
Original hand-drawn poster: Broadcasting From Safety Division Station U.S.A. - Your Announcer, Uncle Sam
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Brian Flanagan For Sheriff Watch Him Run
N.p. [Chicago: 1969]. Brian Flanagan (b. 1946) was a member of both SDS and the Weathermen, and directly connected to the fatal Greenwich Village apartment explosion in which three Weathermen were killed while preparing for a bomb attack on Fort Dix (Flanagan had reputedly left the apartment briefly for more...
[Item #19730]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Brian Flanagan For Sheriff Watch Him Run
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Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]
[Prague: 1968]. An iconic image from the 1968 Soviet invasion of of Czechoslovakia. The producers of such works, operating in haste and secrecy, intended them for immediate wheat-pasting onto walls (whereafter the occupying Soviet forces would have done their best to ensure an extremely ephemeral survival time), and thus paid...
[Item #19727]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]
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Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
N.p. [London: ca 1976]: C.A.C.T.L. [Campaign Against the Criminal Trespass Law]`. Large, vivid poster promoting the rights of squatters, tenants, and gypsies. Unattributed, but possibly from the Paddington Printshop in London, a peoples' printmaking workshop where a great many squatters' rights materials were produced. This poster advertises the Campaign Against...
[Item #19731]
Price: $750.00
 
Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
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A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At
N.p. [London, ca 1985?]. Universal calendar points to 1985 being the most likely date of creation for this vivid and graphically inspired poster, advertising a meeting of American radicals at the famed Conway Hall, long-time meeting place for radicals and intellectual center of the Conway Hall Ethical Society, thought to...
[Item #19732]
Price: $500.00
 
A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At
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Ratfink's Hollywood
New York: Kanrom, 1964. First Edition. Collection of cartoons unflatteringly adorned with the heads of unnamed Hollywood celebrities. Not in OCLC as of January, 2015. The record for another collection published by Kanrom, Doctor Ratfink, M.D., lists a Richard Miller and Viola Ilma as the co-authors. Slim quarto (27cm.); original...
[Item #25136]
Price: $40.00
 
Ratfink's Hollywood
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[Original Poster] Viet Nam: Mr Johnson te lo Avevamo Detto
N.p. ca 1968. Anonymously-published poster featuring a distorted image of LBJ's head with the caption in Italian: "Mr Johnson - te lo Avevamo Detto" ["Mr. Johnson, we told you so]. Without imprint, no artist credited; likely dating from the time of Johnson's period in office (1964-69), during which time he...
[Item #19330]
Price: $250.00
 
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Arshile Gorky
New York: Harry N. Abrams, [1966]. First Edition. A very nicely preserved copy and a nice association. Gorky and Shahn were close; they reputedly met at Raphael Soyer's studio in 1929 and, though they did not share artistic philosophies -- Gorky by that time had begun his transition to Abstract...
[Item #16620]
Price: $400.00
 
Arshile Gorky
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When one of us falls
Chicago: Artists United, 1970. Second Printing. Small quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 18pp. Fine. Anthology of memorial poems for the slain Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Contributors include Margaret Burroughs, Jessie Sheridan, John Woodford; artwork by Ramon Price, Bert PHillips, Peggy Lipchutz, others.
[Item #25748]
Price: $25.00
 
When one of us falls
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Ben Shahn: The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti [...] With an Essay and Commentary by Ben Shahn
Syracuse: Syracuse University, 1968. First Edition. Square quarto (24cm.); original linen in pictorial dust jacket; 85,[2]pp.; illus. Hint or rubbing to jacket extremities, else Fine. Survey of the Sacco-Vanzetti theme in Shahn's work, culminating with his 1967 mosaic mural at Syracuse University. Includes Shahn's important essay "Art at Mid-Century," written in 1951.
[Item #24957]
Price: $75.00
 
Ben Shahn: The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti [...] With an Essay and Commentary by Ben Shahn
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Présenté par Lui-Même. 87 affiches de mai-juin 1968
Paris: Usines Universités Union, 1968. First Edition. 95 posters from the May, 1968 Paris student uprising, pictured in halftone with captions. A nicely preserved copy. 12mo (7" x 4"). Printed card wrappers; 95pp; illus. Fine copy.
[Item #19496]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Story of My Typewriter
New York: D. A. P. [2002]. First Edition. Small quarto (22.5cm.); original two-toned boards in white pictorial dust jacket; 63,[4]pp.; color illus. after paintings by Messer. About Fine.
[Item #21308]
Price: $45.00
 
The Story of My Typewriter
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Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
Buffalo: Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis / October Graphics, [1971]. An original poster printed by October Graphics designer Vinton Kirk for the Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis. Kirk's image of Davis prominently features the concluding lines of James Baldwin's famous "An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y....
[Item #19760]
Price: $3,500.00
 
Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
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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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A Letter from Ernst Barlach
Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1957. First Edition. A very scarce and early production of Leonard Baskin's Gehenna Press, probably not intended for commerce and distributed as a keepsake to friends of the press. OCLC locates only 7 copies. One of 150 copies issued as a keepsake by the Press. 12mo. Unprinted...
[Item #18925]
Price: $450.00
 
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Hymns of St. Bridget
[New York]: Adventures in Poetry, [1974]. First Edition. Quarto (28 cm.); original staplebound wrappers, cover art by Larry Rivers; unpaged text printed from typescript on rectos only; some light dust- and finger-soiling to rear cover, else about Fine.
[Item #22138]
Price: $50.00
 
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Brasil: 217 Photographies de / Photographs by / Fotografias de [...]
[Sao Paulo]: Livraria Agir Editôra, [1952]. Includes work by Pierre Verger, famous for his photographic documentation of the African diaspora. His coverage of Brazil took place in 1946 and was featured in various French and English-language magazines under the pseudonym Mr. Lensman. Preface by Alceu Amoroso Lima, founder of the...
[Item #25451]
Price: $35.00
 
Brasil: 217 Photographies de / Photographs by / Fotografias de [...]
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[Text in Greek] Eikones tes Kretikes Technes (Apo ton Xandaxa Hos ten Moscha Kai ten Hagia Petroupole)
Herakleion: Bikelaia Bibliotheke-Panepistemiakes Ekdoseis Kretes, 1993. First Edition. Large, thick quarto (29cm.); original red pictorial wrappers (minor soiling) lettered in white; xxix,589pp.; illus., many in color. Extremities a touch rubbed, else Near Fine. Large, generously illustrated catalogue of early Cretan Christian icons.
[Item #22832]
Price: $150.00
 
[Text in Greek] Eikones tes Kretikes Technes (Apo ton Xandaxa Hos ten Moscha Kai ten Hagia Petroupole)
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Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
New York: Youth International Party, 1975. Poster for the 6th Annual 4th of July Smoke-In, an event co-sponsored by the Yippie's and the Mother Love Tribe. Prominently featured at center is P. Bramley's drawing of Benjamin Franklin (and various other founding fathers) enjoying a joint or three alongside Smokey the...
[Item #19841]
Price: $350.00
 
Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.


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