Catalog 13: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Art and Ephemera

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[Broadside / Handbill] Monster Meeting Wednesday, April 1, 1925 ... Metropolitan A.M.E. Church [with] Program / Hampton-Tuskegee Eight Million Dollar Drive
[Washington, D.C.]: American Printing Co. 1925. First Edition. Small promotional handbill for a rally and concert to benefit the Hampton-Tuskegee "Eight Million Dollar Drive" campaign. Featured speakers were R.R. Moton, Anson Phelps Stokes, and Kelly Miller; music provided by the Hampton and Tuskegee Quartettes. With halftone portrait of R.R. Moton...
[Item #14687]
Price: $125.00
 
[Broadside / Handbill] Monster Meeting Wednesday, April 1, 1925 ... Metropolitan A.M.E. Church [with] Program / Hampton-Tuskegee Eight Million Dollar Drive
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The Long Shadow of Little Rock. Inscribed
New York: David McKay, 1962. Second Printing. Nicely inscribed copy of Bates's National Book Award-winning memoir. Daisy Bates (1914-1999), was one of the unsung heroines of the Little Rock school integration crisis. As President of the Arkansas NAACP and publisher of the Arkansas State Press she became a primary spokesperson...
[Item #14635]
Price: $325.00
 
The Long Shadow of Little Rock. Inscribed
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Race Riot
New York: The Dryden Press, 1943. First Edition. Analysis of the 1943 Detroit Race Riots, with detailed descriptions and chronology of events. The authors were both professors of Sociology at Wayne State University. Small octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, lettered in white on spine; 143pp. Mild signs of use, still...
[Item #14795]
Price: $125.00
 
Race Riot
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Souvenir Program: Union Printers International Baseball League and Golf Association - Twenty-Third Annual Tournament, New York City, August 4th to 10th, 1934
New York: Union Printers International Baseball League, 1934. First Edition. Lavish souvenir program for the twenty-third annual round-robin tournament, held in New York and played at Yankee Stadium, the Polo Grounds, and Ebbets Field. Well-illustrated with halftone text illustrations, including team portraits of the New York and Detroit teams. Apparently...
[Item #14867]
Price: $250.00
 
Souvenir Program: Union Printers International Baseball League and Golf Association - Twenty-Third Annual Tournament, New York City, August 4th to 10th, 1934
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Souvenir From Washington State Prison by Eugene Barnett [Cover from title: Souvenir From Washington State Penitentiary By 9414]
Walla Walla: by the Author, n.d. Eugene Barnett was one of eight I.W.W. members convicted of murder in the wake of the 1919 Centralia Massacre. He was released in 1931, having served a little less than eleven years of his twenty-five year sentence. During his incarceration, Barnett continued to agitate...
[Item #14807]
Price: $850.00
 
Souvenir From Washington State Prison by Eugene Barnett [Cover from title: Souvenir From Washington State Penitentiary By 9414]
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The Struggle in Colorado for Industrial Freedom. No. 13 - August 17, 1914. The Activities in Colorado of "Mother Jones"
[Denver]: [Committee of Coal Mine Managers], 1914. First Edition. One of a series of anti-union "newsletters" issued weekly by the Committee of Coal Mine Managers in an effort to sway public opinion away from the Western Federation of Miners during the protracted and bloody 1914 Colorado coal strike. These leaflets...
[Item #14349]
Price: $175.00
 
The Struggle in Colorado for Industrial Freedom. No. 13 - August 17, 1914. The Activities in Colorado of "Mother Jones"
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Is There A Pink Fringe in the Methodist Church? If so, what shall we do about it?
Houston: The Committee for the Preservation of Methodism, 1951. First Edition. An exposť of "communist activity" within the Methodist church, particularly intended to expose the members of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, about 150 of whose members are here named and their affiliations identified. Borrowing a favorite tactic of...
[Item #14844]
Price: $45.00
 
Is There A Pink Fringe in the Methodist Church? If so, what shall we do about it?
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Broadside - Vote Communist Against Hunger, Wage Cuts, Fascism & War!
Hamtramck, MI: [Michigan Communist Party], 1934. First Edition. Broadside announcing the 1934 Communist Party municipal ticket for the Detroit suburb of Hamtramck, Michigan. Includes a large central portrait of mayoral candidate George Kristalsky and smaller portraits of seven City Council candidates, which include one woman (Jennie Romaniuk) and one African-American...
[Item #14600]
Price: $200.00
 
Broadside - Vote Communist Against Hunger, Wage Cuts, Fascism & War!
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Appeal of Earl Browder to the members of the C.P.U.S.A.!
(New York): By the Author, 1946. First Edition. A personal appeal from Browder, formerly the leader of the CPUSA, to the Party membership, dated three days after his expulsion from the Party in February of 1946. The circular was printed and mailed at Browder's own expense, presumably using an address...
[Item #14330]
Price: $200.00
 
Appeal of Earl Browder to the members of the C.P.U.S.A.!
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20 Jahre Kapitalismus und Sozialismus
Moskau [Moscow]: Verlag fur Fremdsprachige Literaturq, 1938. First Edition. Varga (1879-1964) was a Hungarian-born economist whose long career in the Comintern earned him the Order of Lenin and the Stalin Prize in 1953. The present volume is a comparative analysis of Communist and Capitalist economies in the twenty years following...
[Item #14329]
Price: $600.00
 
20 Jahre Kapitalismus und Sozialismus
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The Dangerous Classes of New York, and Twenty Years' Work Among Them
New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 1872. First Edition. Pictorial survey of vice and crime in New York city, with special attention to homeless children. Brace (1826-1890) was a pioneer of child welfare, founder of the Children's Aid Society and of the Orphan Train movement. Engraved text illustrations throughout. Octavo (20.5cm)...
[Item #14884]
Price: $125.00
 
The Dangerous Classes of New York, and Twenty Years' Work Among Them
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Arthur Hammerstein Presents "The End of St. Petersburg." The Russian Film Classic Directed by W.J. Pudowkin
New York: (Arthur Hammerstein), (1928). Souvenir program produced for the American premiere of Vsevolod Pudovkin's groundbreaking "Konets Sankt-Peterburga" (The End of St. Petersburg). Strikingly-illustrated cover utilizing photo-montage; illustrated throughout with still images from the film, including a center spread in montage. In this film, commissioned by the Bolshevik Central Committee...
[Item #11918]
Price: $200.00
 
Arthur Hammerstein Presents "The End of St. Petersburg." The Russian Film Classic Directed by W.J. Pudowkin
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The Long Pursuit
New York: Rinehart, 1947. First Edition. Satirical novel about an American radio troupe touring post-war Germany as part of a USO tour, drawing heavily on Freeman's own experience as a writer for the popular radio quiz show Information Please. The lengthy inscription is to American Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who...
[Item #14436]
Price: $750.00
 
The Long Pursuit
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Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
N.p. [South Willington, CT?]: Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, N.d. [1912]. First Edition. Promotional broadside for a union-sponsored dance, with music provided by Joe Hammond and his Rhythm Boys. Dances like these were typically held to raise funds for striking workers. Universal calendar provides a probable date of...
[Item #14688]
Price: $400.00
 
Broadside: "Dance Given by the Pearl Button Workers' Union Local No. 19842, A.F. of L. of A. at the C.S.P.S. Hall South Willington..."
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John D: A Portrait in Oils
New York: Vanguard Press, 1929. First Edition. One of the great gimmick bindings of modern times: the publisher attached an actual dime to the cover of every copy, with the die-cut jacket revealing the coin to complete the picture of a beneficent Rockefeller handing a tip to his golf caddy...
[Item #14794]
Price: $275.00
 
John D: A Portrait in Oils
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Di Idishe landsmanshaften fun Nyu York / The Jewish Landsmanschaften of New York
New York: I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union, 1938. First Edition. The Yiddish landsmanschaftn (or "home town clubs") were first formed by Eastern European immigrants in the late 1800s to provide a community for prayer, mutual-aid, and financial support of their villages of origin. The current work is the first full-scale...
[Item #14816]
Price: $175.00
 
Di Idishe landsmanshaften fun Nyu York / The Jewish Landsmanschaften of New York
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Grounds for a Procedural Semiotics: Calculator Programming and an Outline of an Analysis of Marxism in Relation to The Structure of Reality
(Hartford, CT): by the Author, 1978. First Edition. Exposition of Sondheim's early explorations into computer programming, Marxist dialectics, and aesthetics, illustrated with a number of his early works produced using Assembly Language on the TI-59 calculator. Sondheim, a poet, conceptual artist and experimental musician, has established himself as a leading...
[Item #14678]
Price: $300.00
 
Grounds for a Procedural Semiotics: Calculator Programming and an Outline of an Analysis of Marxism in Relation to The Structure of Reality
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County Fair
New York: Stackpole Sons, 1938. First Edition. An extended photo-essay on the traditional American county fair, With accompanying text by Phil Stong -- surely intended to capitalize on the success of his 1932 novel State Fair and its 1933 film adaptation starring Janet Gaynor and Will Rogers. The generally excellent...
[Item #13575]
Price: $60.00
 
County Fair
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Aesop Said So
New York: Covici Friede, 1936. First Edition. Nineteen political caricatures by the famed Masses cartoonist, each with facing text adapted from the fables of Aesop. Quarto. Original tan cloth boards; dustjacket; (47)pp incl. frontis.; illus. Slight darkening to cloth at gutters, else Near Fine in an unusually nice example of...
[Item #14545]
Price: $300.00
 
Aesop Said So
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The Goose-Step: A Study of American Education
Pasadena: by the Author, 1923. Second Edition. The relatively uncommon wrappered issue, comprising the entire Second Edition of 8,000 copies. A bitter attack on the American university system, with frequent reference to Sinclair's own experiences at Columbia University and with Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler, whom Sinclair portrays as a....
[Item #14855]
Price: $120.00
 
The Goose-Step: A Study of American Education
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Original Campaign Poster: "Wharton Will Make Good!...All for the People and Nothing for the Interests"
[Kenton, OH: 1908]: S.i. [1908]. Attractive campaign poster, in which Wharton, a Socialist Candidate for the Ohio State Legislature, promises to give his "best endeavor to forwarding the regular Socialist program of all production to the producer" and to "...work early and late for the Repeal of the New Tax...
[Item #14628]
Price: $150.00
 
Original Campaign Poster: "Wharton Will Make Good!...All for the People and Nothing for the Interests"
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Bound Volume of Petersen's Works, with Presentation to Olive M. Johnson
V.p. V.i. 1935. Comprises the following Petersen titles: High Cost of Living (1920); Unemployment and 'Overproduction' (1932); Revolutionary Milestones (1931); Daniel De Leon (1931); Proletarian Democracy vs. Dictatorships and Despotism (1934); W.Z. Foster: Renegade or Spy? (1932); The Communist Manifesto (Petersen introd., 1934); Karl Marx and Marxism (1934); Burlesque Bolshevism...
[Item #14819]
Price: $375.00
 
Bound Volume of Petersen's Works, with Presentation to Olive M. Johnson
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1935 SLP Wall Calendar, With Mounted Portrait of Daniel De Leon
New York: Socialist Labor Party, 1935. A nifty SLP item, probably issued as a premium to subscribers to the party's official organ The Weekly People. Daniel De Leon (1852-1914), the party's founder, was retained as the SLP's figurehead even many years after his death. The calendar portion marks important dates...
[Item #14823]
Price: $95.00
 
1935 SLP Wall Calendar, With Mounted Portrait of Daniel De Leon
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Fanatic no. 2: Special Low Mindedness Issue
Amsterdam: Joy Publications, 1976. First Edition. Scarce second issue of this avant-garde journal of art and eroticism. A total of six issues were published, each with a different editor and issued from a variety of locations including Bath, Amsterdam, and London. Current issue, edited by the infamous Amsterdam counterculture guru...
[Item #14679]
Price: $200.00
 
Fanatic no. 2: Special Low Mindedness Issue
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A Concise History of the United Society of Believers called Shakers
East Canterbury, NH: Printed at Shaker Village, 1893. First Edition. Nice copy of this oft-cited Shaker history, originally published as a series of articles in the "Manufacturer and Builder" (1891). RICHMOND 1249 & 3581: "Robinson knew the Canterbury, N.H. Shakers and wrote about the sect sympathetically and knowingly." Octavo. Original...
[Item #11345]
Price: $200.00
 
A Concise History of the United Society of Believers called Shakers


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