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Sylvia Franklin dossier.  Security and the Fourth International
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Sylvia Franklin dossier. Security and the Fourth International

By International Committee of the Fourth International, compilers

New York: Labor Publications, 1977. 31p., wraps edge worn, paper browned, wraps and text block badly dampstained (no mildew, no mustiness), a reading copy of a fairly scarce publication, 10.75x16 inches. From the text: "Sylvia Franklin (alias Callen, alias Caldwell) was an agent of the GPU who infiltrated the national office of the SWP in the late 1930s and became personal secretary to the party's leader, James P. Cannon. In that post, Franklin was a key link in the chain of GPU agents who carried out the assassination of Leon Trotsky in 1940

$35.00

Shi fa zhi nan
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Shi fa zhi nan

By Gu Tingkai

Shanghai: Xing ye shu ju, 1933. 16, 218p., very good paperback, pages toned.

$75.00

Hawaii as the Camera Sees It. 5th Edition
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Hawaii as the Camera Sees It. 5th Edition

Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin / Hawaii Tourist Bureau, 1936. Magazine. Unpaginated, about 100p., softbound tourist- and investment-bait newsmagazine-style in 12.5x10 inch color wraps. Profuse captioned b&w photoreproductions on semi-coated paperstock, brief introductory text. A complete but somewhat damaged copy: both covers seriously silverfished with a number of small marginal perforations to front cover; just inside find a lower-margin hole that penetrates a half-dozen margins before it peters out, here the silverfish may have been riding a bookworm. Else good, with a lot of period camerawork rather indifferently reproduced, and the pleasant cover illustration not too badly damaged. Dated from census stats quoted in the introduction. The publishers ascribed are our guesswork per photo-credits.

$25.00

Social Action: vol. 3, no. 20. December 15, 1937: How to Read a Newspaper
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Social Action: vol. 3, no. 20. December 15, 1937: How to Read a Newspaper

By Hutchinson, Paul [and] Margueritte Harmon Bro, editor and introduction

New York: Council for Social Action of the Congregational and Christian Churches, 1937. Pamphlet. 31p., wraps, small stain on rear wrap, else good condition. Entire issue devoted to Hutchinson's article.

$20.00

P. H. Polk; March 21-May 17, 1981, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
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P. H. Polk; March 21-May 17, 1981, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.

By [Polk, P. H.]

Washington: The Corcoran Gallery, 1981. Exhibition catalog brilliantly illustrated with Polk's black and white photographs, one of 1,500 copies; 24p., semicoated paperstock with 13 fullpage reproductions (from exhibit's 66 plates) and text, 8x8 inch deckled wraps with small image laid down in a blindstamped panel, very good copy. Polk spent three years at Tuskeegee "mainly in the basic theory and mechanics of darkroom technique," apprenticed in Chicago, returned to Tuskeegee to teach, spent fortyfive years as head of the photography department. This catalog shows mainly portraits of the rural poor.

$35.00

Next steps to win the war in Spain
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Next steps to win the war in Spain

By Browder, Earl and Bill Lawrence

New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1938. Pamphlet. 23p., wraps, very good condition, 4.75x7.25 inches. "An address by Browder, December 9, 1937, launching the campaign for 50,000 members of the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion. He advocates an end to defeatist propaganda, suppression of the Trotskyist POUM, and more material help for Republican Spain. Lawrence, until recently a political commissar at a Spanish military base, calls for unity of all antifascist forces in Spain, help from international working class and democratic countries" *Seidman B525.

$60.00

New people of the Soviet countryside
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New people of the Soviet countryside

By Kovardak, P.

Moscow: Foreign Languages Press, 1939. 29p., 4.25x5.5 inches, photos, tiny corner chip, otherwise very good in original stapled pictorial wraps. Part of the series produced for the Soviet Pavilion at the World's Fair in New York. Celebration of the collectivized farms.

$12.00

The Bronze Bull
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The Bronze Bull

By Grapewin, Charley

Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1930. 130p., very good hardcover in a dustjacket with some edge chipping. Novel set in Utah, telling the story of two brothers, one an honest foreman at the Townsend Glass Works, the other a slick political animal. Not listed in Hanna. The author was a prolific actor of the era, with roles including Uncle Henry in the Wizard of Oz and Grandpa Joad in the Grapes of Wrath.

$175.00

The American Fund for Public Service, Charles Garland and radical philanthropy, 1922-1941
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The American Fund for Public Service, Charles Garland and radical philanthropy, 1922-1941

By Samson, Gloria Garrett

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. Hardcover. 263p., very good condition. Contributions in labor studies, no. 48`.

$30.00

L\'Aurora di Spagna
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L'Aurora di Spagna

By Ba Jin, editor [Inscribed by Ba Jin as Li Pei Kan]; art by SIM [Rey Vila]

Shanghai: Edizioni de Propaganda Ping-Ming, 1948. [64p.], pamphlet bound into blue cloth-covered wraps with gilt title, inscribed by Ba Jin (as Li Pei Kan) to the Italian-American anarchist periodical L'Adunata dei Refrattari. An address label of L'Adunata dei Refrattari has been pasted inside the front cover. The booklet was later owned by UC Berkeley professor Robert Scalapino, an expert on Chinese anarchism among other topics, who added his ornate ownership stamp on the first internal page, right under Ba Jin's somewhat shaky Italian greeting, which reads "Ai compagni dell'Adunata dei Refrattari, fraternamente, Li Pei Kan." Chinese edition of a collection of black and white art with captions in Italian, Chinese text on facing pages. The images were originally published in color in the Spanish album "Estampas de la revolución española, 19 julio de 1936." The preface has been translated into Italian by Ba Jin. A short list of subscribers indicates that the booklet was printed for $36, of which most was contributed by a comrade in Chicago, with the remainder coming from two Chinese comrades in San Francisco. Ba Jin was the most prominent culturally active anarchist of pre-revolutionary China. Born Li Yaotang, he wrote under the pen name Li Pei Kan in much of his correspondence with westerners. His most well-known pen name is Ba Jin, taken from the first and last Chinese characters in the names of Bakunin and Kropotkin.

$2000.00

Red Planes Fly East
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Red Planes Fly East

By Pavlenko, Piotr

New York: International Publishers, 1938. 523p., hardcover, boards scuffed and soiled, interior clean. Novel of Soviet airmen in the resistance to Japan's activities in Manchuria.

$12.00

Spanish Portraits
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Spanish Portraits

By Davidson, Jo and Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, John Gunther, et al.

Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 2004. Paperback. 24p., 8.5x11 inches, stiff wraps, illus., 2004 reprint edition in very good condition. Paperbound reprint of original folio of photos of Davidson's sculpture, this issued as a catalog for an exhibit "On the Side of Freedom: Jo Davidson and the Spanish Civil War" at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. Photocopy of invitation to a reception and preview for the exhibition, Dec. 12, 2004 is layed in. The exhibition ran until May 1, 2005. Texts in the reprint by Hemingway and others are commentaries on the people portrayed in the busts (largely republican fighters in the Spanish Civil War in the mid-30s).

$20.00

Die Kommunistische Internationale 1919-1943: Ihr weltweites Wirken fur Frieden, Demokratie, nationales Befreiung und Sozialismus in Bildern und Dokumenten
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Die Kommunistische Internationale 1919-1943: Ihr weltweites Wirken fur Frieden, Demokratie, nationales Befreiung und Sozialismus in Bildern und Dokumenten

By Institut fur Marxismus-Leninismus beim ZK der SED

Berlin: Dietz Verlag, 1984. Hardcover. 362p., illus., 9.5 x 12 inches, very good condition in edgeworn dj with several closed tears. Txext in Gernamn.

$25.00

Frisco-Per
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Frisco-Per

By Rundberg, Arvid

Stockholm: Fram bokforlag, 1985. Hardcover. 228p., 5 x 8.5 inches, illus., very good condition. No dj. Text in Swedish. On Per Eriksson, Swedish anti-facist who fought in the Spanish Civil war and became the bodyguard of La Pasionaria.

$45.00

Xibanya de xue / Il sangue di Spagna
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Xibanya de xue / Il sangue di Spagna

By Ba Jin, editor [Inscribed by Ba Jin as Li Pei Kan]; art by Castelao

Shanghai: Wenhua shenghuo chubanshe, 1949. [56p.], pamphlet bound into blue cloth-covered wraps with gilt title, inscribed by Ba Jin (as Li Pei Kan) to the Italian-American anarchist periodical L'Adunata dei Refrattari. An address label of L'Adunata dei Refrattari has been pasted inside the front cover. The booklet was later owned by UC Berkeley professor Robert Scalapino, an expert on Chinese anarchism among other topics, who added his ornate ownership stamp on the half-title page. Ba Jin's somewhat shaky Italian greeting reads "Ai compagni dell'Adunata dei Refrattari, fraternamente, Li Pei Kan." Collection of black and white drawings related to the Spanish Civil War by the Galician artist Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao, with Chinese text on facing pages. Many of the images depict horrific war crimes. Ba Jin, who also contributes a preface, was the most prominent culturally active anarchist of pre-revolutionary China.Born Li Yaotang, he wrote under the pen name Li Pei Kan in much of his correspondence with westerners. His most well-known pen name is Ba Jin, taken from the first and last Chinese characters in the names of Bakunin and Kropotkin.

$2000.00

The alarm clock, poems
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The alarm clock, poems

By Kramer, Aaron

[Bensonhurst?]: Branches 25 and 134 of the International Workers Order and the Young Communist League of Bensonhurst, 1938. Pamphlet. 48p., wraps with clerical edges slightly worn, lengthy pen notation on inner front wrap (outline of Kramer's life), else very good condition, first edition, Kramer's first separate publication. Introduction by Mary Mack of The Sunday Worker. Proletarian poetry, Kramer was 16 years old at the time of publication.

$20.00

Spanish Portraits
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Spanish Portraits

By Davidson, Jo and Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, John Gunther, et al.

Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 2004. Paperback. 24p., 8.5x11 inches, stiff wraps, illus., 2004 reprint edition. Wraps are scuffed and soiled with some light edgewear, else in good condition. Paperbound reprint of original folio of photos of Davidson's sculpture, this issued as a catalog for an exhibit "On the Side of Freedom: Jo Davidson and the Spanish Civil War" at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA. The exhibition ran until May 1, 2005. Texts in the reprint by Hemingway and others are commentaries on the people portrayed in the busts (largely republican fighters in the Spanish Civil War in the mid-30s).

$12.00

Factories of death, Japanese biological warfare 1932-45 and the American cover-up
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Factories of death, Japanese biological warfare 1932-45 and the American cover-up

By Harris, Sheldon H.

London: Routledge, 1994. Hardcover. xii, 297p., hardbound, black boards titled silverfoil, in dust jacket; jacket spine panel is faintly sunned, faint edgewear to jacket, casebound item is immaculate.

$15.00

Architecture of the Stalin era; designed and compiled by Mikhail Anikst
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Architecture of the Stalin era; designed and compiled by Mikhail Anikst

By Tarkhanov, Alexei & Sergei Kavtaradze

New York: Rizzoli, 1992. Hardcover. 192p., profuse color plates on coated paperstock throughout, 10x10 inch blue boards gilt in dj, very good copy. Public buildings mostly, a few apartment interiors, quite strong on exhibit buildings and exposition pavilions.

$25.00

The alarm clock, poems
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The alarm clock, poems

By Kramer, Aaron

[Bensonhurst?]: Branches 25 and 134 of the International Workers Order and the Young Communist League of Bensonhurst, 1938. Pamphlet. 48p., wraps with clerical edges slightly worn, else very good condition, first edition, Kramer's first separate publication. Inscribed "To Kitty, in memory of a delightful summer. And, incidentally, I promise the next book will be better" and signed by Kramer. Introduction by Mary Mack of The Sunday Worker. Proletarian poetry, Kramer was 16 years old at the time of publication.

$40.00

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