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Collection of 20 Anti-American Iraqi Political Cartoons from the First Iraq War (1990-91)
[Iraq]: N.P. [n.d. but ca.1990-91]. A terrific group of Iraqi political cartoons, largely anti-American or anti-Coalition in theme. Though undated, the cartoons clearly date from the period just prior to Operation Desert Storm through the aftermath of the massive air campaign against Iraqi forces. The clearest sentiment towards American and...
[Item #18959]
Price: $3,000.00
 
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George Grosz [Exhibition Catalog]
New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1954. First Edition. Small quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 67pp; illus (incl. 2 color plates). Inked date in corner of front endpaper, else a tight, Near Fine copy, very well preserved. Catalog for the major 1954 traveling American exhibition of Grosz's work. Includes catalog...
[Item #17855]
Price: $25.00
 
George Grosz [Exhibition Catalog]
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Boardman Robinson. With Chapters by Arnold Blanch & Adolf Dehn
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. First Edition. Quarto (33cm). Tan linen boards lettered in gilt; pictorial dustjacket; xv, 132pp + 63 leaves of plates. Inscribed by Boardman Robinson on verso of frontispiece: "Especially signed for my colleague Florence Quirk / Boardman Robinson," datemarked Colorado Springs, 1946. A tight, Near...
[Item #14325]
Price: $250.00
 
Boardman Robinson. With Chapters by Arnold Blanch & Adolf Dehn
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Vietnam: A Thousand Years of Struggle
San Francisco: Peoples Press / Leviathan Magazine, 1969. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 47pp; illus. Faint vertical crease, else just mild wear - Very Good or better. Illustrations by Frank Cieciorka, Nick Thorkelson, and others.
[Item #20028]
Price: $20.00
 
Vietnam: A Thousand Years of Struggle
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Hudibras. Plates I-XII (complete) [from] Hogarth Restored: the Whole Works of the Celebrated William Hogarth
London: T. Cook, 1806. Later Edition. The complete series, plates I-X uncut as issued. These are the Thomas Cook re-engravings, ca. 1806. Plate marks 21-1/4" x 14" on 24" x 17" sheets; printed on heavy wove paper. Occasional shallow chipping, soiling, & foxing to extremities; images fresh and unfoxed; Very...
[Item #8381]
Price: $1,200.00
 
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In the "400" and Out
New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1889. First Edition. A collection of finely-rendered social caricatures lampooning the leisure activities of New York's upper crust. Charles Jay Taylor (1855-1929) enjoyed a long career as an illustrator for the New York Daily Graphic and Puck, where some of these illustrations first appeared. Oblong...
[Item #16639]
Price: $75.00
 
In the "400" and Out
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Bandes Dessinées Chinoises. Avec un Récit Complet: La Combe Chaoyang
Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1982. First Edition. Uncommon work on modern Chinese comics. Appendix reproduces an entire Chinese graphic novel, "La Combe Chaoyang," originally published in Shanhai, 1972. Oblong quarto. Original pictorial wrappers; 62, XXIX pp; illus. Wrappers worn, toned and creased; internally clean, complete and unmarked. A Good reading...
[Item #15862]
Price: $40.00
 
Bandes Dessinées Chinoises. Avec un Récit Complet: La Combe Chaoyang
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Il Fascismo A Fumetti
Rimini: Guaraldi Editoriale, 1973. First Edition. Well-illustrated history of Italian fascist and anticommunist comic art. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers with matching card dustjacket; 279pp; illus. Includes bibliographical essay. Slight toning to text margins, else fine in Very Good dustwrapper with single, closed tear to upper edge.
[Item #16010]
Price: $40.00
 
Il Fascismo A Fumetti
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Opus International no. 31/32 (Jan 1972): Dessin D'Humour et Contestation
Paris: Editions Georges Fall, 1972. First Edition. Double issue devoted to comic artists, cartoons and caricature. Cover by Siné (pseud Maurice Sinet). Octavo. Glossy pictorial wrappers; 184pp; illus. Trivial cover wear; Near Fine.
[Item #15873]
Price: $25.00
 
Opus International no. 31/32 (Jan 1972): Dessin D'Humour et Contestation
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Meet The People - Souvenir Program From the 1940 Traveling Production by the Hollywood Theatre Alliance
Los Angeles: Hollywood Theatre Alliance, [1940]. Original program for this 1940 stage revue, aimed at extolling the virtues and power of the American "common man" at the end of the Great Depression. Though usually described as a "patriotic" production, the show's book was co-written by a decidedly left-of-center team of...
[Item #15987]
Price: $150.00
 
Meet The People - Souvenir Program From the 1940 Traveling Production by the Hollywood Theatre Alliance
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The Workers (Communist) Party: What It Stands For - Why Workers Should Join
Chicago: Workers Party, [ca 1925]. First Edition. SEIDMAN R260: "The program of the Workers (Communist) Party, outlined by its general secretary." The "Workers (Communist) Party" was the official name of the American CP from 1925 until 1929, when the name was changed to the Communist Party of the USA. Excellent...
[Item #14655]
Price: $45.00
 
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Infants
Barcelona: Edicions del Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, [ca 1936]. Suite of twelve handsome lithographs by the Catalan painter Pere Créixams (1893-1965), all depicting Catalonian children against the backdrop of various scenes from the Civil War. Each image is accompanied by a brief patriotic slogan in Catalan...
[Item #17499]
Price: $300.00
 
Infants
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A Five-Syllable Sentence Meaning Adolf Wo Bist Du?
N.p. The Typophiles, N.d. [ca 1944]. First, Limited Edition. Satirical jab at the Axis powers in WWII, anonymously written in the form of mutual letters begging aid between Tojo and Hitler. The Tojo portion is printed in Japanese Kanji characters, with English translation. Text makes mention of the loss of...
[Item #16395]
Price: $125.00
 
A Five-Syllable Sentence Meaning Adolf Wo Bist Du?
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Integration Is A Bitch
Gary, IN: Opinion News Syndicate. Cartoons, by a black cartoonist, on the frustrations of professional Blacks joining the white-collar workforce. Third printing. Oblong octavo; pictorial card wrappers; 116pp. Mild cover wear and creasing; Very Good.
[Item #20006]
Price: $35.00
 
Integration Is A Bitch
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A Noon-Hour Talk on the Communist Party
New York: Workers Library, [1932?]. First Edition. General recruiting pamphlet, written in an easy, vernacular style and illustrated throughout with drawings by William Gropper. Attacks the AFL, the Socialist Party, and the Musteite socialists. SEIDMAN G89. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Pictorial paper wrappers; 32pp; illus. Tiny nick out of rear wrapper...
[Item #19633]
Price: $30.00
 
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Original Drawing: The Bread Basket
[1945]. A very fine example of Gropper's post-War style, depicting a husband, wife and infant, perhaps in a shtetl or ghetto. A decrepit-looking beggar sits in the background. Undated, but likely ca. 1945-50. Brown crayon on paper, 18" x 15". Professionally matted and handsomely framed in walnut, with original gallery...
[Item #15181]
Price: $1,800.00
 
Original Drawing: The Bread Basket
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Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."
1954. with ACA Gallery label on reverse, just above Gropper's ink hand-stamp. Provenance: estate of American philosopher, author and civil libertarian Corliss Lamont; his name added in pencil to the gallery label, presumably to note his purchase of the painting. Surface scratches to masonite; mild wear to frame; image undisturbed. Gropper, whose fame as...
[Item #11291]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Original Painting: "Man With A Cane."
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Gropper
New York: ACA Gallery Publications, 1938. First Edition. The best early retrospective of Gropper's work, with an emphasis on his political cartooning for the Masses, Liberator, New Masses, and other left-wing publications of the 20s & 30s. A very nicely preserved copy of a book that is typically found in...
[Item #18633]
Price: $75.00
 
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Original pen-and-ink drawing, "Fascism"
1938. Grunbaum (1909-2009) was born in Seattle and graduated with a degree in fine arts from the University of Washington. After a brief engagement as a WPA art instructor, he moved to New York City, where he participated in numerous exhibitions of politically-engaged art throughout the Thirties and Forties, as...
[Item #16849]
Price: $850.00
 
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Where It's At: A Research Guide for Community Organizing
Boston: New England Free Press, 1967. First Edition. A how-to guide for urban activists, with chapters on housing, community and public services, health, welfare, etc. Illustrated with cartoons by Nick Thorkelson. Quarto (27cm). Pictorial wrappers; 95pp; illus. Spine sunned; 2" closed tear to rear wrapper; else Very Good.
[Item #14369]
Price: $20.00
 
Where It's At: A Research Guide for Community Organizing
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Broadside: Education * Organization * Emancipation
Ithaca: Glad Day Press, N.d. (ca 1970s). Graphic reproduces a ca. 1930s drawing by the IWW cartoonist "Dust". Undated, but a production of the Glad Day Press, Ithaca, which reprinted a variety of IWW materials in the late Sixties and early Seventies. Broadside, 17" x 11" (ca 43cm x 28cm)...
[Item #15160]
Price: $45.00
 
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Original lithograph (untitled) depicting an I.W.W. meeting
Kalamazoo, MI: G.H. Lockwood, N.d. (ca 1910s). A dramatic and well-executed caricature, depicting the God of "Barbarism" fanning the flames of "Class Hatred" through the mouth of an IWW orator, while a concerned Uncle Sam and a horde of gullible-looking laborers look on. Thomson was well-known for his anti-Labor cartoons...
[Item #20103]
Price: $300.00
 
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Mud, Mules, and Mountains: Cartoons of the A.E.F. In Italy
No Place: Privately Printed, 1944. First Edition. Original illustrated wrappers; (48)pp. Trivial rippling to covers, slight toning to text paper, but still a tight, clean copy, far better than usually seen. Mauldin's scarce first book, a privately-printed collection of his grimly satiric "Stars & Stripes" cartoons; it was published under...
[Item #7152]
Price: $33.75
 
Mud, Mules, and Mountains: Cartoons of the A.E.F. In Italy
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Santo Tomás Internment Camp: STIC in Verse and Reverse, STIC-Toons and STIC-tistics
Lincoln, NE: The Woodruff Printing Co. 1945. First Edition. A light-hearted record of life in the Santo Tomás Internment Camp, a civilian detention facility run by the Japanese army from 1941-1945. As many as 5000 designated enemy aliens, mostly American and Australian citizens, were held at Santo Tomás between 1941...
[Item #19547]
Price: $150.00
 
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Out of the Crocodile's Mouth: Russian Cartoons About The United States From "Krokodil," Moscow's Humor Magazine
Washington, D.C. Public Affairs Press, 1949. First Edition. Anthology of anti-U.S. cartoons from the leading Soviet satirical magazine of the period, including the work of Boris Effimov, "Kukryniksy", and others. Unusual in such nice condition. Quarto (28cm). Original tan cloth boards, lettered in red; dustjacket; 116pp (chiefly illus). A fine...
[Item #18303]
Price: $125.00
 
Out of the Crocodile's Mouth: Russian Cartoons About The United States From "Krokodil," Moscow's Humor Magazine


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