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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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Carl Browne's Labor Knight. Two Issues: Vol. 3, No. 52 (Nov. 3, 1907) and unnumbered issue dated June 20, 1911
Calistoga, CA: Carl Browne, 1907 / 1911. First Edition. Carl Dryden Browne (1846-1914) is best remembered as the Grand Marshal of the "Army of the Commonweal of Christ," better known as "Coxey's Army," a rag-tag assemblage of unemployed workers and rabble-rousers that marched from Massillon, Ohio to Washington in 1894...
[Item #18385]
Price: $350.00
 
Carl Browne's Labor Knight. Two Issues: Vol. 3, No. 52 (Nov. 3, 1907) and unnumbered issue dated June 20, 1911
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Male Call: 112 of the GI Comic Strips by that Name--Featuring the Effortless War Activities of Miss Lace
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1945. First Edition. Oblong octavo (19.5x25.75cm.); original boards in yellow pictorial dust jacket, all edges dyed red; unpaged; chiefly illus. Clean splitting along jacket folds, spine ends chipped, uneven dampstaining, interior fine. Very Good in About Good dust jacket.
[Item #24734]
Price: $40.00
 
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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
 
7.

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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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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It Is Time For Action! / 'E Tempo Di Essere Attivi Nella Lotta Contra La Reazione!
[San Francisco]: The Communist Party of North Beach, N.d. [1947?]. Broadside advertising a rally in San Francisco's Washington Square Park. The broadside does not list the particular issues being protested, but from the context it would appear to have been against the Supreme Court's 1947 ruling affirming the right of...
[Item #19985]
Price: $300.00
 
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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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Art Front 10 - February, 1936
New York: Art Front, 1936. An important, if now seldom-seen, publication, whose editorial board included Stuart Davis, Louis Lozowick, Joe Solman, Angel Flores, Harold Glintenkamp, Jacob Burck, William Gropper and others. Though not officially affiliated with any political party, Art Front was a major proving ground for revolutionary social-realist art...
[Item #21000]
Price: $250.00
 
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Art Front 8 - December, 1935
New York: Art Front, 1935. An important, if now seldom-seen, publication, whose editorial board included Stuart Davis, Louis Lozowick, Joe Solman, Angel Flores, Harold Glintenkamp, Jacob Burck, William Gropper and others. Though not officially affiliated with any political party, Art Front was a major proving ground for revolutionary social-realist art...
[Item #20999]
Price: $250.00
 
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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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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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Broadside: No Man Can Serve Two Masters! All Americans: Protestants, Jews, Catholics Unite!
Brooklyn: International Catholic Truth Society, [1938]. Right-wing broadside attacking Simon Gerson, who had recently been appointed Assistant to Manhattan Borough President Stanley Isaacs. Gerson (1909-2004) was the first openly Communist politician to hold an appointed office in New York; despite vicious attacks such as this from various right-wing groups he...
[Item #19859]
Price: $150.00
 
Broadside: No Man Can Serve Two Masters! All Americans: Protestants, Jews, Catholics Unite!
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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
 
Original pen-and-ink drawing, "Fascism"
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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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"Übermensch in Nöten" - photomontage illustration in AIZ [Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung] - Der Illustrierten Volksblatt, 12 December 1935
[Prague]: Neue Deutscher Verlag, 1935. First Edition. A typically worn example of this extremely fragile and scarce German socialist journal, issued from Berlin from 1922 to 1933, then published in exile in Prague from 1934-1938. Circulation dropped precipitously during the Prague years, as did production quality, making these later issues...
[Item #19357]
Price: $250.00
 
"Übermensch in Nöten" - photomontage illustration in AIZ [Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung] - Der Illustrierten Volksblatt, 12 December 1935


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