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2 Poems for Black Relocation Centers
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1968. First printing. Broadside. 11" x 8-1/2", printed recto only. Mild dusting and toning to extremities; still Near Fine. Broadside no. 21 from the Broadside Press.
[Item #11934]
Price: $65.00
 
2 Poems for Black Relocation Centers
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Dawn: Autobiography of Early Youth
New York: Horace Liveright, 1931. First Trade Edition. Tall octavo. Original red cloth boards; dustjacket; 589pp. Fine, in a very fresh, unclipped jacket with a hint of rubbing at extremities and a small puncture at front flap-fold; easily Very Good to Near Fine. With laid in promotional leaflet for the...
[Item #11674]
Price: $250.00
 
Dawn: Autobiography of Early Youth
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Weevil in the Cotton
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940. First Edition. One of a stream of American anti-fascist novels to appear during the late thirties, this one set in a fictional state (clearly fashioned on Mississippi) where a fascist group has taken power. Blotner: "...Intended as a warning that a European-style dicatorship could...
[Item #8569]
Price: $150.00
 
Weevil in the Cotton
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Andrews' Harvest
New York: William Morrow, 1933. First edition. The uncommon first novel by John Evans, of hardscrabble life on a Colorado ranch during the Depression. Evans was the son of Mabel Dodge Luhan; this copy has the ownership signature of Luhan's Taos friend Dorothy Hoskins. Pre-publication jacket blurbs by Mary Austin...
[Item #11774]
Price: $250.00
 
Andrews' Harvest
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Blind Man's Buff. Translated from the French by Arthur Richmond.
New York: Macmillan, 1926. First American edition. English translation of Hemon's "Collin-Maillard," first written in 1908 but not published until 1925, some twelve years after the author's death at a Montreal rail crossing. Hemon, a French-born Canadian, is best remembered for his popular romance "Maria Chapdelaine." The present work is...
[Item #11747]
Price: $150.00
 
Blind Man's Buff. Translated from the French by Arthur Richmond.
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Transition Stories. Twenty-three stories from "transition"
New York: Walter V. McKee, 1929. First edition. An important anthology of "new" pre-war writing from Europe and America, featuring contributions from Joyce, Kafka, Kurt Schwitters, and others. This copy inscribed, "For mother / from Closson / Jan 31, 1929." William Closson Emory (b. 1894) was a Detroit poet and...
[Item #11758]
Price: $375.00
 
Transition Stories. Twenty-three stories from "transition"
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Owen Wister: Advocate of Racial Hatred. An Unpatriotic American Who Seeks to Destroy American Traditions
Washington DC: Friends of Irish Freedom National Bureau of Information, 1920. First edition. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed self-wraps; 12pp. Light soil; hand-stamp of the Commonwealth Club to front cover; Very Good. Vigorous attack, by an Irish nationalist, on Wister's anglophilic and anti-Irish tract, The Straight Deal, or the Ancient Grudge (1920).
[Item #10169]
Price: $75.00
 
Owen Wister: Advocate of Racial Hatred. An Unpatriotic American Who Seeks to Destroy American Traditions
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The Powder Keg
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1953. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 303p. Clean, tight copy in the original pictorial dustjacket which is mildly edgeworn with a mild abrasion to the spine. Sensational novel of women in prison; this copy in the earlier pictorial jacket showing a woman prisoner looking...
[Item #11749]
Price: $85.00
 
The Powder Keg
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Bill Porter. A Drama of O. Henry in Prison
Pasadena: By the Author, 1925. First Edition. Prison drama based on the life of American short-story writer O. Henry, who served three years for embezzlement. Uncommon, especially in jacket. There was a simultaneous issue in wrappers, but none by a major publisher; the play originally appeared in the Haldeman-Julius Monthly...
[Item #11788]
Price: $200.00
 
Bill Porter. A Drama of O. Henry in Prison
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Land Without Moses
New York: Harper & Row, 1938. First edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 370pp. Tight, near fine copy in the very scarce pictorial jacket, bright and clean but lightly chipped at edges (costing a few characters at upper front panel), front flap partially detached. Scarce novel of Texas sharecroppers during the...
[Item #11780]
Price: $350.00
 
Land Without Moses
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Democracy
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. First American Edition. A very scarce socialist strike novel, "culminating in a general strike and a battle in the streets," by the Irish novelist best known for his later forays into the study of psychic phenomena. There was a simultaneous British edition. Octavo. Cloth...
[Item #8597]
Price: $200.00
 
Democracy
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The Valley
New York: Macmillan, 1935. First edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 232pp. Slight fading to spine and top-stain, else Fine. In the pictorial jacket, clipped and faintly soiled on lighter portions. Asch's scarce fourth book, a series of fictional sketches of Asch's neighbors in the Berkshire foothills, where "...strangers from New...
[Item #11792]
Price: $150.00
 
The Valley
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Runaway
New York: George H. Doran, 1925. First Edition. Octavo. Green cloth; dustjacket; 304pp. First trade edition. Clean, tight copy, Near Fine, in lightly dusted jacket. Very handsome copy of Dell's fifth novel, a chronicle of a failed marriage and the relationship between an unconventional father (perhaps based on the real-life...
[Item #11807]
Price: $125.00
 
Runaway
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All Their Children Were Acrobats
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 308pp. Minor soil; upper edge of text block dusty; Very Good in slightly soiled and edgeworn jacket, Very Good. A realistic novel of circus life during the Great Depression. Not in Hanna.
[Item #11778]
Price: $125.00
 
All Their Children Were Acrobats
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Main Street (Nobel Prize Edition)
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. [1930]. Reprint. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 451pp. Clean, tight, near fine copy in lightly rubbed dustjacket with a touch of fading to spine; easily VG or better. Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1930; Harcourt re-issued five...
[Item #11811]
Price: $100.00
 
Main Street (Nobel Prize Edition)
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Ferment
Philadelphia: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. First edition. A novel about "strikes, labor wars, incipient Fascism, and leftward-bound unions" (this from Clifton Fadiman's 1937 review), written in a strong big-city vernacular that Fadiman praised as "clear and honest as the ting of good glassware." This was McIntyre's second Depression-era novel, following...
[Item #11794]
Price: $200.00
 
Ferment
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The Battle
Chicago: Donohue, 1909. Reprint. "Popular Copyright" reprint of Moffett's novelization of his own stage play, produced and published in 1908. A muckraking tale of the lower depths (in this case, the slums of New York), with vaguely socialistic and reformist overtones. HANNA 2527 (citing this edition, although the Dillingham edition...
[Item #11790]
Price: $75.00
 
The Battle
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Some For The Glory
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 569pp. Fine, unworn copy in bright jacket with a few scratches to front panel and a small area of erosion at crown of spine, still Near Fine. A closely-observed study of machine politics, tracking the rise of a midwestern (Chicago) politician...
[Item #11799]
Price: $200.00
 
Some For The Glory
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The San Felipians
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. In striking Art Deco jacket (by Ermakoff), lightly rubbed and with a small (ca 1/4" dia) loss at upper front panel. A send-up of a group of wealthy idlers assembled for a weekend-long house party on the California coast. The fictional setting...
[Item #11797]
Price: $150.00
 
The San Felipians
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The Ghostland
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1940. First Edition. A Brooklyn family on relief relocates to dustbowl-era Oklahoma, where they organize local farmers to stage a sit-down strike for redistribution of food and land. Based on actual events. Rothermell authored several well-written novels, and worked on the New York Federal Writers' Project. HANNA 3076...
[Item #11819]
Price: $125.00
 
The Ghostland
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Not To Eat, Not For Love
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1933. First edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 421pp. Brief dampstain to cloth at crown of spine; spine and cover gilt slightly dulled, else clean and tight in a lightly edge-rubbed jacket with a short closed tear on rear panel and a small sliver...
[Item #11511]
Price: $250.00
 
Not To Eat, Not For Love
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King Cobra
New York: Carrick & Evans, 1940. First edition. Octavo. Black cloth boards; dustjacket; 275pp. Bit of toning to endpapers, else a Fine copy in the striking pictorial dustjacket, lightly edge-rubbed and with a brief (3/4") triangular chip at base of rear panel near spine. Novel portraying the rise of an...
[Item #11514]
Price: $125.00
 
King Cobra
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Horses and Men. Tales, Long and Short, from Our American Life
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1923. First Edition. HANNA 75. Anderson's second collection of short stories, all set in the American midwest. Includes the long stories "Unused," "The Man Who Became A Woman" and "A Chicago Hamlet;" the last of these is an extract from Anderson's unpublished early novel "An Ohio...
[Item #8521]
Price: $350.00
 
Horses and Men. Tales, Long and Short, from Our American Life
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Some We Loved
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1935. First Edition. Heth's uncommon first novel, set in Depression-era Milwaukee and featuring a cast of artists, intellectuals, and university types. Though homosexual themes were never prominent in his novels, Heth lived an openly gay life in rural Wisconsin; his 1945 novel Any Number Can Play was...
[Item #11804]
Price: $200.00
 
Some We Loved
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Communism Was My Waking Time
Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1958. First Edition. Very scarce volume collecting Cornford's verse, essays and selected correspondence, and including brief memoirs by Victor Kiernan and Bernard Knox. Foreword and commentary (in Russian) by B.A. Gilenson. Cornford (1915-1936) was a gifted young poet and Cambridge intellectual when, in 1936, he...
[Item #11823]
Price: $200.00
 
Communism Was My Waking Time


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