Jim Lofton, American. and Achmed Abdullah, RADICAL RIGHT, FASCISM.

Jim Lofton, American

New York: James A. McCann, 1920. First Edition. Delaware author's scarce second book, an anti-IWW novel with an "America First" theme, set among the Colorado mine wars of 1913-14 and clearly written at the height of the first Red Scare. In his foreword the author states: "...it remains for us...[to keep] from our fields all seeds of Anarchy, Rebellion, Bolshevism and the thousand other "isms" blowing abroad from a world gone mad." Rodney was the grandson of the prominent Delaware politician of the same name, and best known for his many pulp westerns; this appears to have been his only foray into political fiction. Pulp author Achmed Abdullah is acknowledged as a collaborator in the Author's Note. Not in Hanna or Blake; MILES (I.W.W. Bibliography) 5007. Ten copies only in OCLC. Small octavo (20cm). Beige cloth boards, lettered in blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 276pp. Ink ownership signature (an "H.R. Lawrence") to front endpaper, with clumsy inked price adjacent ($.25); else a tight, Near Fine copy in the attractive pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed and with a small closed, horizontal tear near crown of spine panel; Very Good.

Price: $200.00

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