The Labor Defender - Run of 14 Issues

New York: International Labor Defense, 1930-1937. This fragile and uncommon publication, issued from 1926 to 1937, is perhaps one of the most underappreciated of American radical magazines of the period. In addition to its bold photo-montage covers and pictorial style, the Labor Defender featured some of the finest radical writing of the time and was notable for its direct engagement with contemporary events. Headed by The Daily Worker editor, J. Louis Engdahl, with contributions by Ernst Toller, Louis Colman, Grace Hutchins, Myra Page, Lucy Parsons, V.I. Lenin, Angelo Herndon, Bruce Minton, Joseph North, Anna Damon, Theodore Dreiser, Joseph Brodsky, Granville Hicks, William L. Patterson, Jorge Paz, and William Z. Foster, et al. v76. Fourteen quarto issues (30.5-32.75cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; variously paged; illus. Modest wear to extremities, with all but two issues bearing rubber-stamps to wrappers from the Bancroft Library (duplicates from the Tom Mooney papers); occasional tears, creases, and small losses; a few wrappers detached and split along spine-folds; Nov.1937 issue with large loss to lower left corner of rear wrapper; complete; Good to Very Good+ group.

Price: $1,500.00

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