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New York on Fire
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New York on Fire

By Obenzinger, Hilton

Seattle: The Real Comet Press, 1989. Paperback. 144p., beautifully designed and printed on alkaline paperstock and illustrated with a large number of vignette period photos and drawings; oversize softbound, 11x7.5 inch glossy black and red wraps. One tiny corner-tip is bent, otherwise perfectly sound, clean and unmarked, a nice copy. Half-title has a scrawled inscription from Obenzinger, signed, and dated the year of publication. He works nonfiction into mild unorthodoxy with line-breaks --into modernist poetry in short that remains informative. Factual stuff organized by a poet. Commenced as a commercial project, write a book for a business concern, those who commissioned it went broke and Obenzinger re-fashioned his materials into this oddity endorsed by Dennis Smith, a notable writer on things (in)flamable, by fellow poets Ishmael Reed, Andrei Codrescu and Eduardo Galeano.

$20.00

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1911-2011 [poster]
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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 1911-2011 [poster]

New York: Workers United / SEIU, 2011. 12x24 inch poster on heavy stock, very good, stored rolled. Announces a centennial commemoration by labor unionists.

$20.00

Five Star Final. A Melodrama in Three Acts. Preface by Herbert Bayard Swope
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Five Star Final. A Melodrama in Three Acts. Preface by Herbert Bayard Swope

By Weitzenkorn, Louis, playwright. Herbert Bayard Swope, introduction

New York: Samuel French, 1931. Hardcover. [x], 165p., titlepage printed in two colors, paperstock is nice soft alkaline stuff with no toning, hardbound first edition in openweave black cloth titled white, panelled in blind, top edge tinted green. Pleasant book production with sound hinges and no ownership or institutional marks, but badly sunned along spine; sunlight has wiped out color and titling from the spine panel and part of the top tint, and it is now simply grey with traces of eroded lettering. As is, a pleasant book to hold that will not beautify a bookshelf.

$75.00

The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.52, Dec. 3, 1969
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The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.52, Dec. 3, 1969

By Rodriguez, Spain, Kim Deitch, et al.

New York: East Village Other, Inc, 1969. 24 p., folded tabloid, folded askew, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, illus., toning, address label across logo, some fraying, closed tears, otherwise good. Cover is by Kim Deitch, featuring Spiro Agnew in a pinball-like design. Inside: a full page Manning strip by Spain, Claudia Dreifus on George Demmerle (leader of the Crazies) outed as a police provocateur, review of Johnny Winter concert, D.A. Latimer on "Junkies invade Pinkville, a defense of Zap Comix #4, which special detail given to Crumb's "Joe Blow" strip of happy incest in an all-American family, plus various news and typical ads of the era.

$20.00

New York City Star. [three issues: Aug. 1973, Nov. 1974, Dec. 1974]
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New York City Star. [three issues: Aug. 1973, Nov. 1974, Dec. 1974]

New York: Hard Rain, Inc, 1973. Newspaper. 20p., 20p., 24p., folded tabloids, illus., pages toned, some small chips and tears, else good. This largely political undergound paper was the successor to the Liberated Guardian, itself a split from the Guardian, the new left newspaper of record. At this point, the staff collective had transformed the paper into a local NY community paper with a radical edge.

$35.00

The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.41, Sept. 10, 1969
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The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.41, Sept. 10, 1969

By [Rodriguez, Spain, Bill Griffith and Kim Deitch]

New York: East Village Other, Inc, 1969. Newspaper. 24p., folded tabloid, 11.5 x 16 inches, illus., evenly toned, mailing label overlaps cover logo, small closed tear at cover-fold, else very good condition. This issue is most notable for full-page comix by Spain (Manning), Deitch (Chicken Head), and a half-pager each by Gilbert Shelton and Leslie Cabarga). Also: lengthy report on Dylan and the Band and others at the 2nd Isle of Wight Music Festival, transcript of a speech by Ho Chi Minh over Radio Hanoi from two months earlier, a David Walley article about Elektra Records, plus the usual cultural natter, news and ads of the era.

$30.00

The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.33, July 16, 1969
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The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.33, July 16, 1969

By [Rodriguez, Spain]

New York: East Village Other, Inc, 1969. Newspaper. 24p., folded tabloid, 11.5 x 16 inches, illus., evenly toned, light fraying on one page, mailing label overlapping cover logo, fold is a bit askew, else very good condition. Cover is a blow-up photo of the moon. Notable material in this issue includes part two of a lengthy EVO interview with Mark Lane about "Assassinations Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; a primo "Manning" full page comic by Spain in B&W and mustard yellow, a report from Eldridge Cleaver in exile, film reviews of Easy Rider and Putney Swope, book review of Ishmael Reed's Yellow Back Radio Broke Down, and the usual columns by the likes of Dean Latimer, et al.

$20.00

Practice, the magazine of psychology & political economy, Winter 1990, vol. 7 no. 2
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Practice, the magazine of psychology & political economy, Winter 1990, vol. 7 no. 2

By Holzman, Lois, ed. [Fred Newman]

New York: Castilla Cultural Center, 1990. Magazine. 48p., wraps, minor handling wear else very good condition, 10.5x14.5 inches. Cover stories "For men (and the right woman) only. The clubs of sexism. The divine right of white Americans" The issue centers around gender / class issues introduced by Fred Newman's article, "Women I live with.

$45.00

Next Magazine: vol. 6, #50, June 25, 1999; NYC Gay Pride 1999
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Next Magazine: vol. 6, #50, June 25, 1999; NYC Gay Pride 1999

By Jimenez, Jay, editor

New York: Next Pub, 1999. Magazine. 84p. including covers, 8.25x7.75 inches landscape format, photos, ads, services, articles, reviews, listings, events, very good LGBT entertainment weekly digest-size magazine in stapled pictorial wraps.

$15.00

[Handwritten note to Carlton Merritt on stationary of the Lafayette Baths and Hotel]
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[Handwritten note to Carlton Merritt on stationary of the Lafayette Baths and Hotel]

By Terwilligar, Frank

New York, 1913. Single sheet of stationery, 6x9.5 inches, together with original envelope "You will please find enclosed $2.00 and tell Mr. Berean I accept his proposition in regard to keeping the plot in order. Thank you very much for your trouble. Yours sincerely, B. Frank Terwilligar." The Lafayette Baths were a prominent locale for gay assignations in this period, a favorite hangout of the painter Charles Demuth and many others. The New York Society for the Prevention of Vice infiltrated the establishment and filed a report with the police in 1916. In the ensuing raid, 37 men were arrested, including the manager, Frank Terwilligar, whose son, Henry, committed suicide after attending the trial. The elder Terwilligar left the business soon thereafter, though it continued under different ownership.

$450.00

The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.34, July 23, 1969
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The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.34, July 23, 1969

By [Rodriguez, Spain]

New York: East Village Other, Inc, 1969. Newspaper. 24p., folded tabloid, 11.5 x 16 inches, illus., evenly toned, light fraying, mailing label overlapping cover logo, elsevery good condition. Cover is a Satty collage that incongruously promotes an upcoming "Wild West" festival in San Francisco, which Allen Katzman promotes inside. It must have fizzled. Nice collage, though. Notable material in this issue includes an interview with an ex-Minuteman, another interview with Leonard Boudin (Kathy's pop) about the Dr. Spock case, a primo "Manning" full page comic by Spain, Robin Morgan on Women's Liberation, Greil Marcus article on Neal Young, and the usual columns by the likes of Dean Latimer, et al.

$20.00

\'Black Power\': Two Views. \'Black Power\' and Coalition Politics [by] Bayard Rustin; In Defense of \'Black Power\' [by] David Danzig [in] Commentary volume 42 number 3, September 1966
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'Black Power': Two Views. 'Black Power' and Coalition Politics [by] Bayard Rustin; In Defense of 'Black Power' [by] David Danzig [in] Commentary volume 42 number 3, September 1966

By Rustin, Bayard, David Danzig, contributors. Norman Podhoretz, editor

New York: American Jewish Committee, 1966. Magazine. Respectively pp.35-40, and pp41-46 (of 106p., complete issue); the original magazine in 11x8 inch wraps. A very nice-looking copy, pace a toned spine panel (the pink has faded to tan), the textblock is toned but not badly, cover and contents are sound, clean and unmarked. Rustin hopes to salvage coalitions by making broader ones (emphasis on economic equality), and to avoid the black power movement because exclusively 'self-interested' (exclusive self-interest dooms any movement). Other contributions are from Robert Alter on Malamud, Frederick Crews (freshly famous for his Pooh Perplex) on Walker Percy.

$35.00

The arithmetic of terrorism.  10 the Hollywood Ten - 2 Lawson, Trumbo jailed June 8th = 8 leaves eight.   Mass meeting Monday, June 19th, 8:15 p.m., Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. Hear the Ten
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The arithmetic of terrorism. 10 the Hollywood Ten - 2 Lawson, Trumbo jailed June 8th = 8 leaves eight. Mass meeting Monday, June 19th, 8:15 p.m., Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. Hear the Ten

By [Hollywood Ten]

New York: National Council of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions, 1950. Leaflet, mimeographed on one side only, creased, chipped on the left edge, edges toned, year in pencil, 8.5x11 inches, all text. Meeting with eight of the ten speaking in person - Maltz, Lardner, Bessie, Scott, Biberman, Ornitz, Cole and Dmytryk[!], Lawson & Trumbo to speak "via recording.

$95.00

Slash prices - End corruption. Fight racism. Support Communist candidates!
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Slash prices - End corruption. Fight racism. Support Communist candidates!

New York: Committee to Elect Communist Candidates, 1974. Four-panel brochure on newsprint, one panel in Spanish. Evenly toned, horizontal fold. Includes small photos of Mildred Edelman, Jose Ristorucci, Carol Twigg, Carolyn Black, Michael Zagarell, Daniel Spector, and Jeanette Gomez, the CP slate for New York.

$15.00

The Watts \'Manifesto\' & the McCone Report [article in] Commentary, volume forty-one, number three, March 1966
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The Watts 'Manifesto' & the McCone Report [article in] Commentary, volume forty-one, number three, March 1966

By Rustin, Bayard, contributor. Norman Podhoretz, editor

New York: American Jewish Committee, 1966. Magazine. Pp.29-35 (of 104p.), complete issue in 11x8 inch wraps. Cover looks good though slightly edgeworn with a turned corner-tip, the acidic textblock is lightly crimped at corners and paper is very tonef, especially around the margins (entire magazine as well as Rustin's contribution). An otherwise undamaged copy, sound, free of soiling and unmarked. Rustin concludes that when victims are systematically ignored only violence can deliver a message. Other contributions are from Norman Mailer on fiction, Luicy Dawidowicz on Belsen, Chaim Potok on Buber.

$35.00

New Masses magazine presents a tribute to Romain Rolland, Friday, March 30th, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall.  Proceeds to a French war relief
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New Masses magazine presents a tribute to Romain Rolland, Friday, March 30th, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall. Proceeds to a French war relief

By [Rolland, Romain, W.E.B. Du Bois, Erwin Piscator et al]

New York: New Masses, 1945. Leaflet, 8.5x11 inches, printed on one side only, all text, lightly toned, minor edge wear else very good condition. Program: Henri Bernstein, W.E.B. Du Bois, Howard Fast, Frank Gervasi, Guilet String Quartet, Erwin Piscator, Marisa Regules, Isador Schneider, Lisa Sergio, Martial Singher [and] Richard Watts, Jr.

$45.00

Call to a meeting
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Call to a meeting

By Trade Unionists for Peace

New York: Trade Unionists for Peace, 1966. Four-panel brochure with black and white image of a Vietnamese farmer on the cover, brief essay inside ("He's a worker too") in both English and Spanish, arguing that American workers should show solidarity with Vietnamese workers by opposing the war.

$15.00

This summer NYC may see a war at home as horrible as the war against Vietnam! [handbill]
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This summer NYC may see a war at home as horrible as the war against Vietnam! [handbill]

New York: Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee, 1968. 8.5x11 inch handbill, printed both sides, somewhat smudged mimeograph. Warns that police are stockpiling riot gear for use against the Black community, and calls for emergency demonstrations if such attacks materialize.

$30.00

The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.20, Apr. 16, 1969
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The East Village Other; Vol.4, No.20, Apr. 16, 1969

By [Rodriguez, Spain]

New York: East Village Other, Inc, 1969. Newspaper. 40p., folded tabloid, 11.5 x 16 inches, illus., evenly toned, a few small closed tears, light fraying, with small chips along spine, mailing label overlapping cover logo, else good condition. Cover shows famous Viet execution photo on small pseudo-TV screen. Inside: iconic full-page comic by Spain featuring Trashman mowing down a banquet of rich people eating "long pig"; full-page ad by Vaughn Bode for Gothic Blimp Works; lengthy Dean Latimer interview of playwright Lennox Raphael; plus usual cultural natter, news and ads of the era. This may be EVO's thickest issue ever, courtesy of an generous amount of swinger ads.

$30.00

Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners, by the President, James C. Spencer, containing reports of the secretary, John C. Sheehan, and of the chief engineer, Benjamin S. Church, giving a review of the work of the Aqueduct Commission to January first, A.D. 1887, including the plans and work of construction of the New Croton Aqueduct to that date, and the proposed dams and reservoirs and other appurtenances of the same, made in accordance with the resolutions of the Aqueduct Commissioners. January 1, 1887, New York City
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Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners, by the President, James C. Spencer, containing reports of the secretary, John C. Sheehan, and of the chief engineer, Benjamin S. Church, giving a review of the work of the Aqueduct Commission to January first, A.D. 1887, including the plans and work of construction of the New Croton Aqueduct to that date, and the proposed dams and reservoirs and other appurtenances of the same, made in accordance with the resolutions of the Aqueduct Commissioners. January 1, 1887, New York City

By Spencer, James C., commission president; John C. Sheehan, secretary; and Benjamin S. Church, chief engineer

New York: the commission, 1887. Hardcover. Pagination to p.63, following which profuse half- and full-page photographs reproduced in steely-blue gravure; numerous folded stats; profuse folded maps (many with multiple spot-color guidelines); many many diagrams (showing details such as "the Timbering of Shaft 13," and "Blow-Off and Waste Weir at South Yonkers"). A massive folio hardbound in 14x11 inch bevelled boards covered with pebbled cloth decorated in blind and titled gilt, lettering enclosed in ingenious tunnel cross-section, also bright gilt. A generally handleable copy with startlingly few mis-folds of the plethora of accordion plates (just a corner or two), and we saw no tears. FYI, on same note, no sign of breaker pilfering. As to condition of casebinding, front hinge is weak, rear hinge touchy, all extremities frayed.

$350.00

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