Catalog Eight: Lorne Bair Rare Books

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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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[Broadside] Abajo el Fanatismo!! Abajo Los Curas!! Viva La CRMDT
n.p. C.R.M.D.T. (Confederacion Revolucionaria Michoacana del Trabajo), 1932. Broadside, ca. 24" x 16", on newsprint. Old folds; marginal losses; brief ink annotation at upper right. Brief losses to text, without loss of sense, at center fold. Rare poster issued by the C.R.M.D.T., a far left party of Michoacan state that...
[Item #10618]
Price: $450.00
 
[Broadside] Abajo el Fanatismo!! Abajo Los Curas!! Viva La CRMDT
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History of The Hopedale Community, from Its Inception to Its Virtual Submergence in the Hopedale Parish
Lowell: Thompson & Hill - The Vox Populi Press, 1897. First Edition. This copy with an undated presentation inscription to Harvard economist Charles Phillips Huse: "C.P. Huse, from his pupil, George D. Osgood. A grandson of the man who saved the Community remnants and never received any thanks for so...
[Item #8405]
Price: $300.00
 
History of The Hopedale Community, from Its Inception to Its Virtual Submergence in the Hopedale Parish
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The Rise of David Levinsky
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917. First edition. The very scarce first edition of Cahan's most enduring work, one of the great novels of the Jewish immigrant experience. A major presentation copy, inscribed: "To my old friend & comrade / A. Schomburg / Abraham Cahan." Praised by Rideout as one...
[Item #11270]
Price: $2,500.00
 
The Rise of David Levinsky
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The Crimson Tide. A Novel.
New York: Appleton, 1919. First Edition. HANNA 652. A romance of the first Red Scare, in which a doughty heroine does battle against Bolshevists and the IWW following the First World War. A quote from the jacket gives expresses the general tenor of the work: "The Reds -- The Terrorists...
[Item #8556]
Price: $300.00
 
The Crimson Tide. A Novel.
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Manassas: A Novel of the War
New York: Macmillan, 1904. First edition. Unusually nice copy of an early Sinclair novel, intended as the first volume of a Civil War trilogy (the subsequent volumes were never completed). While Manassas is historical in subject, Sinclair explores techniques which would reappear much later in his "Lanny Budd" series, and...
[Item #11321]
Price: $500.00
 
Manassas: A Novel of the War
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The Convert
New York: Macmillan, 1907. First edition. Octavo. Publisher's decorated cloth; 304pp; 3 leaves of publisher's ads. Endpapers and text block foredge foxed, else a neat, unrestored copy with gilt bright on spine and cover; text fresh and unmarked. Very attractive copy of the scarce first edition of this influential and...
[Item #10264]
Price: $300.00
 
The Convert
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The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra
London: Arnold Fairbairns, 1908. First edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; 13p. Pencil ownership signature, to front cover, of American feminist and suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, signed with her surname only but in her highly characteristic hand. The anonymous work, in which the author identifies himself as a man, likens modern society...
[Item #10615]
Price: $350.00
 
The Sex Symphony or, Some Missing Political Instruments. By J.R., A Member of the Orchestra
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The Silent War
New York: Life Publishing Company, 1906. First edition. A Socialist allegory, written by the founder and editor of "Life" Magazine. Includes four gravure plates by William Balfour Ker. HANNA 2519. EGBERT I:708. Not in Sargent, Octavo. Original gilt-decorated red cloth boards; 222p; frontis, illus. Slight dusting to edges of text...
[Item #10703]
Price: $100.00
 
The Silent War
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History of the Zoar Society From its Commencement to Its Conclusion. A Sociological Study in Communism
Columbus: Press of Fred. J. Heer, 1899. First Edition. The scarce first edition, essentially a bound offprint from "Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications," where the essay first appeared. Subsequent editions appeared in 1900 and 1904. The folding plan is a detailed plat map of the subdivision of the Zoar community...
[Item #8462]
Price: $300.00
 
History of the Zoar Society From its Commencement to Its Conclusion. A Sociological Study in Communism