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Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
N.p, n.d. [London: All London Squatters, ca 1974?]. Poster calling attention to the plight of those evicted from the Camden Street Squat, formerly located at 220 Camden High Street. The owner of the building, Joseph Levy (1906-1990), was a wealthy London property developer whose company Stock Conversion helped rebuild the...
[Item #19873]
Price: $750.00
 
Original Poster: "Joe Levy, Multi Millionaire Property Developer [...] Whose Side Are The Police On?"
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Cora Street
Pittsburgh: ACTION-Housing, 1969. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original brown printed wrappers; [2],77,[1]pp.; illus. Fine. "A Pioneering Demonstration in Rehabilitating Aging but Structurally Sound Housing" (from upper cover).
[Item #22706]
Price: $45.00
 
Cora Street
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Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. First Edition. At the time of its publication, Jacques Maritain called Reveille for Radicals an "epoch-making" book, and time has only reinforced the enduring importance of Alinsky's work. Based upon Alinsky's own experiences in Chicago's "Back of the Yards" district during the waning years...
[Item #27590]
Price: $375.00
 
Reveille for Radicals
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Reveille for Radicals
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. Second Printing. At the time of its publication, Jacques Maritain called Reveille for Radicals an "epoch-making" book, and time has only reinforced the enduring importance of Alinsky's work. Based upon Alinsky's own experiences in Chicago's "Back of the Yards" district during the waning years...
[Item #28798]
Price: $100.00
 
5.

Rules For Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals [Review Copy]
New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition. Published shortly before Alinsky's death, Rules For Radicals was an updated version of his "epoch-making" 1946 book Reveille For Radicals. Alinsky's goal for Rules was to create a guide for future community organizers to use in uniting low-income communities, or "Have-Nots," in order...
[Item #25885]
Price: $500.00
 
Rules For Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals [Review Copy]
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Chawama Self-Help Housing Project, Kafue, Zambia
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee, [1975]. First Edition. Large quarto (28cm.); original spiral-bound pictorial wrappers; mixed pagings; illus., text printed from typescript. Ownership signatures to upper cover, a touch worn from handling, else Very Good. Published "In cooperation with Kafue Township Council and the Republic of Zambia." Undated broadside newsletter...
[Item #24884]
Price: $75.00
 
Chawama Self-Help Housing Project, Kafue, Zambia
7.

Catching Up with Housing
Newark: Beneficial Management Corporation, 1936. First Edition. 12mo (18cm); original flexible green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, all edges dyed green, green endpapers; xvi,243pp.; plain photographic frontispiece, illus. Upper cover lettering partially effaced, else Fine. Rubberstamp gift inscription accomplished in manuscript on front free endpaper, additional rubberstamp...
[Item #23239]
Price: $30.00
 
Catching Up with Housing
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Forty-Ninth Annual Report, 1898
Baltimore: Baltimore Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor, 1898. First Edition. Octavo (24.5cm.); original brown printed wrappers, yapp edges; 40pp.; photographic illus. A few shallow short closed tears to wrapper extremities, light discoloration to top edge of rear cover, else Very Good and sound. Includes an...
[Item #26963]
Price: $50.00
 
Forty-Ninth Annual Report, 1898
9.

Ghetto '68
New York: Panther House Ltd. 1968. Collection of poetry and short fiction, compiled from works submitted to the Workshop for Young Writers. Contributors were largely inner city youth from Harlem, the youngest being only 15, with content largely representative of their life experiences in the ghetto. Second Printing. Octavo (21cm);...
[Item #26949]
Price: $20.00
 
Ghetto '68
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Housing and the State: 1919-1944
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1945. First Edition. Octavo. Tan cloth boards; 283pp. Light wear and soil; text paper slightly tanned; Very Good. Lacking dustwrapper. Survey and analysis of British housing policy in the interwar period.
[Item #20548]
Price: $25.00
 
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Renewing Our Cities
New York: The Twentieth Century Fund, 1953. First Edition. An examination of the forms of blight which have attacked major cities, appraising new conditions, including transportation problems and defense considerations, and examining promising experiments in cities such as Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Octavo (20.25cm); brick red cloth, with titles stamped...
[Item #27353]
Price: $25.00
 
Renewing Our Cities
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Maggie, a Girl of the Streets
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Revised Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original tan decorative cloth embossed in red, black, and gilt; vi,158,[12](ads)pp. Spine a bit darkened and cocked, light soiling to cloth, additional minor shelf-wear, contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, else interior fine. Very Good and sound overall...
[Item #23250]
Price: $150.00
 
Maggie, a Girl of the Streets
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Street-Land: Its Little People and Big Problems
Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1915. First Edition. Study of child welfare, homelessness, and working conditions in American cities. Of the sixteen photographic plates, 12 are credited to Lewis Hine. Octavo (19.5cm). Gray-green textured cloth boards; paper spine and cover labels; xviii,[2],291pp.; frontis. & 15 photographic plates. Spine and title...
[Item #27817]
Price: $125.00
 
Street-Land: Its Little People and Big Problems
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Mastering a Metropolis: Planning the Future of the New York Region
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. Second Printing. Octavo. Maroon cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 302pp. Spine gilt age-dulled; text clean, tight and unmarked. An attractive, VG copy.
[Item #20185]
Price: $25.00
 
15.

Poor People
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. First Edition. The second of Friedman's three works of long fiction, a sentimental tale of local-color about a Chicago tenement's inhabitants. Discussed by Rideout, though not cited among his list of radical novels, and quite uncommon. RIDEOUT p.14. First Printing. Octavo...
[Item #17236]
Price: $125.00
 
Poor People
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Report of the Mayor's Committee on Unemployment
New York: [Press of C.S. Nathan], 1916. First Edition. First large-scale survey of unemployment and relief in New York City, conducted by a Commission established by Mayor John Purroy Mitchell in 1914. Illustrations after photographs. Octavo. Tan printed card wrappers; 109pp; 4 inserted leaves of plates (halftones); folding table. Covers...
[Item #18757]
Price: $60.00
 
17.

Nize Baby
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1926. First Edition. A novel portraying "life among the tenants, mainly Jewish, of a Bronx apartment house." HANNA 1513. First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 207pp; illus. Contemporary owners name and...
[Item #20545]
Price: $50.00
 
18.

Porgy
[New York]: Grosset & Dunlap, [1925]. Reprint. Octavo (20.25cm.); original black cloth in white pictorial dust jacket, red topstain; 196pp.; illus. Some dust-soiling to dust jacket, small dampstain to spine foot, crown somewhat ragged. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Unstated reprint in black cloth, lacking Doran logo on copyright...
[Item #24669]
Price: $75.00
 
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European Cities At Work
New York: Scribner's, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 370pp. Tight, Near Fine copy, gilt slightly dulled on spine; text clean, tight and unmarked.
[Item #20184]
Price: $25.00
 
20.

Trick Baby: The Biography of a Con Man
Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Co. 1969 (but ca.1972). The author's second book, where he tells "the story of a blue-eyed, light-haired, white-skinned negro called "White Folks" - the most incredible con man he had ever met. White Folks could have passed in the white world but stayed in the...
[Item #27047]
Price: $30.00
 
Trick Baby: The Biography of a Con Man
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Negro Housing in Certain Virginia Cities. Publications of the University of Virginia Phelps-Stokes Fellowship Papers: Number Eight
Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1927. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 158pp. Fresh copy, clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine.
[Item #18962]
Price: $20.00
 
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Original Poster: "Fight Homelessness - Support Huntley Street Squatters"
[London: S.i. 1978]. Poster produced by the Huntley Street Squatters, who were located at 1-9 Huntley Street in Bloomsbury. In addition to being the center of the London Squatters Union, the Huntley Street squat was home to more than 150 squatters and 32 children who occupied the building in 1977-78...
[Item #19872]
Price: $750.00
 
Original Poster: "Fight Homelessness - Support Huntley Street Squatters"
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Forsaken [...] A Revelation of the Unknown London Criminal District. A thrilling story of slum life in London, England
[Charlotte, NC? Charlotte Printing Co. n.d., ca. 1920]. Fourtheenth Edition. Octavo (23cm.); original tan staplebound wrappers (a bit soiled); unpaged. Slight wear and rubbing from handling, else Very Good. Originally published as Outcast and "Sold for the benefit of the white prisoners [sic] children of the Southern State[s], auspices Bethlehem...
[Item #26940]
Price: $50.00
 
Forsaken [...] A Revelation of the Unknown London Criminal District. A thrilling story of slum life in London, England
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The Challenge of Pittsburgh
New York: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 311pp; 20 inserted leaves of plates (incl. frontispiece). External wear; ownership signature to front wrapper and to half-title; internally complete and sound - a Good copy of the first printing. Social reform...
[Item #20445]
Price: $60.00
 
The Challenge of Pittsburgh
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Sidewalk Story
New York: Viking Press, 1971. First Edition. Young adult novel centered around a nine-year-old name Lilly Etta, who plots and schemes to prevent her best friend's family from getting evicted from their inner city apartment. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings by Harlem, NY artist Leo Carty. A Council...
[Item #25727]
Price: $50.00
 


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