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The Confession of a Rebellious Wife
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1910. First edition. A scarce American feminist novel, originally published (also anonymously) in the American Magazine for July, 1909. A contemporary reviewer noted of this work: "the writer passes from idealizing a lover whom she fancies she understands, to a state of mind in which...
[Item #11695]
Price: $450.00
 
The Confession of a Rebellious Wife
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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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The FBI Pyramid from the Inside
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979. First Edition. Felt revealed in 2005 that he was in fact the long-sought informant, known as "Deep Throat," who blew the whistle on the 1972 Watergate break-ins, leading to the demise of the Nixon White House. This book, published long before Felt's admission, is...
[Item #11751]
Price: $600.00
 
The FBI Pyramid from the Inside
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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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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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Venture
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First Edition. A novel loosely based on the life and career of Eastman's friend John Reed, concerning a young businessman who is converted to the IWW cause by the Paterson silk strike of 1913. Easily Eastman's scarcest book, and almost impossible to find in...
[Item #11676]
Price: $950.00
 
Venture
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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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Men Working (ARC)
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1941. Advance Reading Copy. HANNA 1158. COAN p.58. Depression novel of Mississippi tenant farmers on relief. The author was William Faulkner's younger brother. Scarce ARC. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers; 300pp. Advance copy for reviewers, with publisher's complimentary slip tipped in at title page. Touch...
[Item #8534]
Price: $200.00
 
Men Working (ARC)
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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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Lonely Crusade
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition. Himes's second book, a penetrating and subtle left-wing (but intensely anti-Communist) novel concerning race conflict at a California aircraft factory during World War II, managed to offend African-Americans, whites, communists and liberals alike; it never sold well, and now seldom turns up...
[Item #11775]
Price: $450.00
 
Lonely Crusade
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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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Our Daily Bread
New York: Vanguard Press, 1934. First edition. An attractive copy of Larsson's first novel in English, of the travails of a Swedish laboring family during the 1909 General Strike. Larsson was highly regarded in the thirties, and his 1946 novel Ships In The River is said to have inspired Elia...
[Item #11783]
Price: $400.00
 
Our Daily Bread
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A Cure for Unemployment
New York: Julian Press, 1931. First American edition. An uncommon O'Flaherty work, originally published in London under the anarchist publisher Charles Lahr's "Blue Moon" imprint. A Swiftian satire on the Conservative Party's economic approach to the Depression, proposing "...to substitute an [unemployed] human being as pet for every dog which...
[Item #11898]
Price: $200.00
 
A Cure for Unemployment
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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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A Native American
San Francisco: George Fields / Wilder Bentley, 1938. First, Limited Edition. One of 450 copies, signed by Saroyan. Tall octavo; original decorated linen boards; 80pp. Trivial wear to board edges, hint of darkening to spine; internally Fine and Near Fine overall. Designed and printed by Wilder & Ellen Bentley at...
[Item #7010]
Price: $200.00
 
A Native American
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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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