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Under Fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry. Being a Brief, Comprehensive Review of the Negro's Participation in the Wars of the United States [Etc...]
Chicago: American Publishing House, 1902. Second Edition. WORK p.401 (notes only this edition). Uncommon history of African-American soldiers in all American wars, but with heavy emphasis on the actions of the 9th & 10th Cavalries and the 24th & 25th Infantries in the Spanish-American war. Well illustrated throughout with halftone...
[Item #8988]
Price: $200.00
 
Under Fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry. Being a Brief, Comprehensive Review of the Negro's Participation in the Wars of the United States [Etc...]
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Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising
Cleveland: Geo. M. Rewell, 1890. Second Edition. Important Progressive Era work of African-American biography, presenting 90 biographical sketches (of which 57 are accompanied by engraved portraits) of prominent Black Americans in the areas of religion, science, politics, the arts, business and society. The author was a Baptist minister and President...
[Item #13546]
Price: $350.00
 
Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising
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The Wind and the Whirlwind
Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, 1884. First thus. Scarce printing (possibly unauthorized) of Blunt's anti-Imperialist polemic, attacking British policy in the Sudan. Though Tucker generally limited his publishing ventures to projects that explicity furthered his individualist anarchist views, he occasionally found time for projects such as this; finely printed in two...
[Item #10112]
Price: $200.00
 
The Wind and the Whirlwind
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Social Destiny of Man: or, Association and Reorganization of Industry
Philadelphia: C.F. Stollmeyer, 1840. First Edition. Brisbane's (1809-1890) major work, and the first complete exposition in America of the ideas of the French utopian socialist Charles Fourier. As the direct inspiration for the conversion of George Ripley's Brook Farm to a Fourierist phalanx in 1842, and the subsequent establishment of...
[Item #13547]
Price: $500.00
 
Social Destiny of Man: or, Association and Reorganization of Industry
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Statement of Facts and Summary of Committee Appointed By Honorable John F. Hylan Mayor of the City of New York To Investigate the Labor Conditions at the Berwind-White Company's Coal Mines in Somerset and Other Counties, Pennsylvania
New York: By the Committee, 1922. First Edition. The Anthracite Strike of 1922 precipitated a steep inflation in the price of hard coal, which in turn resulted in a dramatic increase in operating subsidies for New York City's subway systems. These increases prompted the present inquiry by a specially-appointed Mayor's...
[Item #13267]
Price: $250.00
 
Statement of Facts and Summary of Committee Appointed By Honorable John F. Hylan Mayor of the City of New York To Investigate the Labor Conditions at the Berwind-White Company's Coal Mines in Somerset and Other Counties, Pennsylvania
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Prostitution. An investigation of its causes, especially with regard to hereditary factors
Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard, 1936. First edition. Quarto. Original printed wrappers; 253pp. Minor external wear; internally Fine. A socio-genetic survey of Danish prostitutes, with extensive and detailed individual case studies. Tage Kemp (1896-1964), was a eugenicist and the founding director of the International Institute of Human Genetics in Copenhaven. Though...
[Item #12081]
Price: $200.00
 
Prostitution. An investigation of its causes, especially with regard to hereditary factors
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Street Arabs and Gutter Snipes. The Pathetic and Humorous Side of Young Vagabond Life in the Great Cities, With Records of Work for Their Reformation
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Co. 1884. First Edition. Issued simultaneously under a variety of imprints (including Boston and Chicago); curiously, OCLC offers no record of this San Francisco variant. A sensational pictorial account of the plight of America's homeless children, beggars and tramps, with desultory excursions into the topic...
[Item #13386]
Price: $200.00
 
Street Arabs and Gutter Snipes. The Pathetic and Humorous Side of Young Vagabond Life in the Great Cities, With Records of Work for Their Reformation
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Art and Artists in New Jersey. [With Original Perrine Watercolor]
Somerville, NJ: C.P. Hoagland Company, 1938. First, Limited Editiion. Van Dearing Perrine (1869-1955) founded an artist's colony at Ridgefield, New Jersey in the 1890s, where he was closely associated with such other notable New York painters as William Glackens, James Maxfield, Grant Wright, and Albert Groll. Emma Goldman was also...
[Item #6859]
Price: $650.00
 
Art and Artists in New Jersey. [With Original Perrine Watercolor]
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Original Real-Photo Erotic Postcard Depicting Three Nuns Engaged in Flagellation
[Paris?]. N.p., n.d. (probably Paris, ca. 1900-1920). Original vintage photographic postcard, 5-1/2" x 3-1/2," printed on card-stock with crude lines for address verso. Photographer unidentified. Depicts two semi-nude nuns whipping a third who is fully nude with her back to the camera. A thoroughly scandalous image. Light wear and toning...
[Item #12093]
Price: $175.00
 
Original Real-Photo Erotic Postcard Depicting Three Nuns Engaged in Flagellation
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Brann's Annual for 1897
Waco, TX: The Iconoclast, 1897. First edition. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers; 72pp. Covers toned and worn, with partial splits at spine and a horizontal tear to rear wrapper; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. Annual collection of Brann's pieces from his newspaper "The Iconoclast." The notorious Brann was one of...
[Item #11399]
Price: $200.00
 
Brann's Annual for 1897
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The Evolution of A Life; or, From the Bondage of Superstition to the Freedom of Reason
Chicago: Holt Publishing Co. 1890. First Edition. Autobiography of this prominent 19th-century freethinker, from his early indoctrination to Catholicism to his abandonment of the priesthood in 1889. Uncommon; this a particularly attractive copy. Octavo. Original terra-cotta boards; gilt spine and cover titles; xii, 436, [1]pp. Fresh, tight copy, easily VG or better.
[Item #12920]
Price: $175.00
 
The Evolution of A Life; or, From the Bondage of Superstition to the Freedom of Reason
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Il Miracolo di San Gennaro (Riprodotto la sera del 23 febbraio 1907, al Teatro Salvini, a beneficio della Casa del Popolo di Firenze)
Firenze: Libreria Rafanelli Polli, 1907. First Edition. An attack on the Church's continued teaching of miracles, with special reference to the legend of San Gennaro (St. Januarius), the patron saint of Naples, whose dried blood is said to "come to life" three times each year. Rare; no holdings noted in...
[Item #13953]
Price: $150.00
 
Il Miracolo di San Gennaro (Riprodotto la sera del 23 febbraio 1907, al Teatro Salvini, a beneficio della Casa del Popolo di Firenze)
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The Pink Iconoclast. No. 49 (Nov. 14, 1903)
Colorado Springs, CO: E.E. Sonnanstine, 1903. Single issue. Tabloid (20" x 13"); 4pp, printed on pink paper. Slightly browned at old folds, with a few brief splits; small archival repair to tear at upper margin; Good. A well-preserved individual issue of this delightfully quirky, and very rare, newspaper devoted to...
[Item #12097]
Price: $200.00
 
The Pink Iconoclast. No. 49 (Nov. 14, 1903)
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Erik Dorn
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1921. First Edition. A very pleasing copy of Hecht's first full-length book, a semi-autobiographical novel portraying the rise of a young Chicago newspaper reporter. Despite its rather frank treatment of sexual themes, the novel was widely praised upon publication and launched Hecht's long, prolific career...
[Item #13522]
Price: $450.00
 
Erik Dorn
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Peace Is Where The Tempests Blow
Philadelphia: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. First American edition. Uncommon edition of Kataev's third translated novel, concerning the aborted 1905 Revolution. Octavo. Green cloth; dustjacket; 341pp. Bright, Near Fine copy with deep blue topstain. In the scarce dustwrapper, lightly worn at extremities, a bit faded on spine (still perfectly legible); easily...
[Item #12168]
Price: $150.00
 
Peace Is Where The Tempests Blow
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"Summation." Original lithograph, ca. 1939
[New York]: [ACA Galleries], ca 1939. Original lithograph. Sheet size ca. 20" x 13". Edition 175; signed in pencil, lower right. Mild, uniform toning to image, else fine.
[Item #12150]
Price: $250.00
 
"Summation." Original lithograph, ca. 1939
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Enjoyment of Living
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. First Edition. Inscribed by Eastman to his college roommate Ralph Erskine: "For Ralph, my poet-brother, from Max," dated in year of publication. Also laid in is a TLS on Eastman's letterhead to Ralph [Erskine] in Tryon, North Carolina, thanking him for a visit and...
[Item #11989]
Price: $650.00
 
Enjoyment of Living
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The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People
New York: Nicholas L. Brown, 1932. First, Limited Edition. Scarce volume of proletarian poetry, set in the coal fields of southern Illinois. Kimmel became friends with Ernest Hemingway while an ambulance driver in the First World War; his poems, published in this and two other volumes, earned him the sobriquet...
[Item #12938]
Price: $200.00
 
The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People
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This Time the World
Glendale: Parliament House, 1963. Second Edition. Scarce self-published autobiography of George Lincoln Rockwell (1918-1967), founder and first Fuehrer of the American Nazi Party. In addition to covering the high points of his life, the author here lays out his plans for putting a permanent end to "Jew-treason and race-mixing." Rockwell...
[Item #13577]
Price: $250.00
 
This Time the World
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Farmers' Industrial Union
Gering, NE: by the Author, n.d. First Edition. Very uncommon piece of home-grown rural radicalism. Ettien, a Nebraska goat farmer, describes his plan for a union of rural laborers based on the syndicalist methods of the IWW: "...For my part I decided sometime ago the plan the I.W.W. has mapped...
[Item #13816]
Price: $275.00
 
Farmers' Industrial Union
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Polka Siberia. Composed by D. Rokoff (Nihilist Prisoner) - Formerly Leader of the Czar's Ball Orchestra
Philadelphia: M.D. Swisher, ca. 1880. First Edition. An intriguing, unrecorded sheet, reputedly by an exiled former master of the Czar's Orchestra. Unfortunately, we can find no reference to a "D. Rokoff" in the annals of Russian nihilism, nor any contemporary references to the "Czar's Ball Orchestra." The composition is undated;...
[Item #13274]
Price: $200.00
 
Polka Siberia. Composed by D. Rokoff (Nihilist Prisoner) - Formerly Leader of the Czar's Ball Orchestra
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The Old Man's Place
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1935. First edition. Sanford's uncommon second novel (and the first using his nom de plume), nicely inscribed to his friend the screenwriter Max Lamb. Sanford went on to publish 24 books and several screenplays but, in the words of his bibliographer, he has remained...
[Item #12015]
Price: $450.00
 
The Old Man's Place
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The Lily of the Coal Fields
Boston: Mayhew, 1910. Second Edition. A romance of the Pennsylvania anthracite fields, including realistic depictions of a mine disaster. The author was a Catholic priest and rector of the Buchanan Valley (PA) parish. The present edition is a revised and considerably expanded version of Whalen's Bridget, or What's In A....
[Item #12904]
Price: $150.00
 
The Lily of the Coal Fields
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Hellcrest
Denver: Smith-Brooks, 1929. First Edition. An unorthodox rags-to-riches tale in which a homeless waif-turned-hobo rises against adversity to achieve success as a free-thinking criminal defense lawyer, much in the vein of Clarence Darrow. The author was a prominent (and famously eccentric) Denver chiropractor, an outspoken freethinker who was described in...
[Item #13382]
Price: $150.00
 
Hellcrest
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A Wild Indian. By the Author of Letters from a Hard-Boiled Teacher to His Half-Baked Son
Washington, D.C. The Daylion Company, 1942. First Edition. Uncommon novel of contemporary life on a South Dakota Indian reservation, written by an agent in the Indian Field Service. Not in Hanna. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 704pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in original gold foil dustjacket, minutely chipped and rubbed...
[Item #13825]
Price: $175.00
 
A Wild Indian. By the Author of Letters from a Hard-Boiled Teacher to His Half-Baked Son


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