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Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness
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Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness

By [ANARCHISM & FREETHOUGHT] GODWIN, William

Philadelphia: Bioren and Madan, 1796. First American Edition. Hardcover. First American edition of Godwin's radical philosophical treatise on political freedom and free will, first published in 1793 in response to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and the ongoing events of the French Revolution. The work was an immediate success, appearing in numerous periodicals and pirated editions, making Godwin "one of the most dangerous enemies of established society" (Peter H. Marshall, William Godwin (1984), p. 121). ESTC W31889; EVANS 30493; PMM 243. "From the Second London Edition Corrected." Two volumes; 12mos (17.5cm.); recent full brown gilt-ruled calf, red gilt-lettered spine labels; vi,[1],22-362; viii,400pp. (A6 B4 C-2G6 2H1; [A]4 B-2L6 2M2); complete despite errors in pagination, bound with original half titles. Textblock uniformly browned and very slightly brittle, mid-19th century ownership signature to front free endpapers, else Very Good in a fine new binding. House in recent marbled slipcase, each volume in cloth chemise.

$1500.00

Neumjesne Ženidbe [Imprudent Marriages]
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Neumjesne Ženidbe [Imprudent Marriages]

By [SOCIALISTS] BLATCHFORD, Robert; Geo. C. Kutuzovi , trans

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1916. First Croatian Language Edition. Paperback. Croatian-language edition of the British socialist's pamphlet "Imprudent Marriages," first published by Charles Kerr in the 1890s and described in a contemporary review as "a short but spicy little work" ("Progressive Thought" (Olathe, KS), November 1, 1899). This translation, by a Croatian-American student at the University of Chicago, was issued by a small and short-lived Croatian-language socialist workers' publisher. At head of title "No. 8 Nardona Knjižnica." This title apparently unrecorded, we find no copies in OCLC (November, 2018) or the NUC. Small octavo (18cm.); publisher's green decorative staplebound wrappers; 24pp. Light wear to wrapper extremities including tiny gouge at top fore-edge corner of upper cover slightly affecting textblock though not approaching text, minor soil, else Very Good or better.

$125.00

Lectures of George Thompson, with a full report of the discussion between Mr. Thompson and Mr. Borthwick, the pro-slavery agent, held at the Royal Amphitheatre, Liverpool (Eng.) and which continued for sixteen evenings with unabated interest: compiled from various English editions. -- Also a brief History of his connection with the anti-slavery cause in England
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Lectures of George Thompson, with a full report of the discussion between Mr. Thompson and Mr. Borthwick, the pro-slavery agent, held at the Royal Amphitheatre, Liverpool (Eng.) and which continued for sixteen evenings with unabated interest: compiled from various English editions. -- Also a brief History of his connection with the anti-slavery cause in England

By [THOMPSON, George] GARRISON, Wm. Lloyd

Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (19.5cm.); publisher's green cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt; xxxvi,[37]-190pp. Corners rather bumped with brief exposure two corners, some light bubbling to cloth, textblock rather foxed and toned throughout, contemporary ownership signature has been mostly torn away from front free endpaper, though we find a tiny contemporary ownership bookplate (D. Weed) to p. [iii]. Near Very Good, cover gilt still quite brilliant. Account of the works and speeches delivered by George Thompson, the English abolitionist and Member of Parliament.

$65.00

Letters and Addresses by George Thompson, during his mission in the United States, from Oct. 1st, 1834, to Nov. 27, 1835
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Letters and Addresses by George Thompson, during his mission in the United States, from Oct. 1st, 1834, to Nov. 27, 1835

By [AFRICAN AMERICANA - ABOLITION] THOMPSON, George

Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Collection of miscellaneous pieces by the celebrated English abolitionist and reformer, including his addresses at Lowell and Boston and correspondence with William Lloyd Garrison, Benjamin Whedon, Samuel Fessenden and others. Thompson's anti-slavery tour of the United States was controversial and fraught with peril, as mobs on more than one occasion attempted to murder him; after narrowly escaping to Canada in late 1835 he wrote a friend that he had had to flee the United States "...in order to escape the assassin's knife." 12mo. Original cloth-backed printed boards; xii,124pp. Small loss to cloth near base of spine; scattered foxing to text; still a sound, attractive, Very Good copy.

$450.00

Henry Scott Tuke 1858-1929:  Under Canvas
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Henry Scott Tuke 1858-1929: Under Canvas

By [TUKE, Henry Scott] WAINWRIGHT, David & Catherine Dinn

Carshalton, Surrey, England: Sarema Press Ltd, 1991. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto (30.5cm x 24.5cm). Gray cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in silver on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 160pp; illus. Fine copy; appears new. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight shelf wear to extremities, else new. Re-examination of the life and work of English painter Henry Scott Tuke. 143 illustrations, 87 in color.

$85.00

Plebs: Organ of the National Council of Labour Colleges. Thirteen war-date issues

By MILLAR, J.P.M. [James] (ed)

London: National Council of Labour Colleges, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. The National Council of Labour Colleges, founded in 1921, was the coordinating body of the British Socialist self-education movement. Though many of the journal's contributors were nominally Labour Party members, contents of the magazine tended strongly towards a Socialistic, anti-war platform somewhat to the left of official Labour party positions (especially during WW2) and were intended to educate a working-class audience on the principal social and political movements of the period, from a left wing perspective. Regular contributors included James and Christine Millar, W.T. Colyer, Rennie Smith, J.F. Horrabin, etc.; all issues illustrated with cartoons by "Marchy," "Bok," "Jem", others. War-date issues are somewhat uncommon due to the paper's shrinking popularity as well as difficulties in production during wartime. Meaningful runs from this period are scarce; this grouping, though by no means consecutive, provides a coherent picture of moderate socialist attitudes towards the European War during its most brutal phase. Small quarto (digest format), ca 25cm x 19cm. Staple-bound, pictorial wrappers; each issue 24pp. Includes: (1940) nos 5, 9, 10, 12; (1941) nos 1, 3, 4, 7, 11; (1942) nos 3, 4, 6. Expected wear; all with at least a bit of tenderness at bound edge; three with wrappers detached (but present); all issues complete with text generally clean and fresh; about Very Good overall.

$250.00

Report of the Fifteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Official Report with Decisions and Discussions [Cover title: Report of the XV Congress]
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Report of the Fifteenth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Official Report with Decisions and Discussions [Cover title: Report of the XV Congress]

By Communist Party of Great Britain

London: Communist Party of Great Britain, [1928]. First Edition. Paperback. Small octavo. Original printed wrappers (softcover, as issued); 415pp. Covers dusted; text somewhat tanned (not brittle); shallow loss at bottom edge of upper cover; Good or better. Complete record of the XV Congress, with transcripts of speeches by Kyrov, Bukharin, Stalin and others.

$30.00

How To Print Silkscreen Posters
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How To Print Silkscreen Posters

By [AGITPROP]

London: Agitprop, N.d. (ca 1968). Ephemera. Corner-stapled mimeographed sheets, 13" x 8"; 7,(1)pp; illus. Mild edgewear; Very Good. How-to guide produced by members of the London Poster Workshop, offering do-it-yourself printing techniques for creating movement propaganda. Final page a diagram detailing screen-printing and drying methods. Cover illustrated with reproductions of Poster Workshop designs. Rare; not located in OCLC, not previously seen by us.

$250.00

The Modern British Drama. In Five Volumes
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The Modern British Drama. In Five Volumes

By [SCOTT, Walter, compiler?]

London: William Miller, 1811. First Edition. Hardcover. Five volumes; octavo (24.5cm.); slightly later full deep plum gilt-tooled morocco, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; engraved title pages. Light scuffing to spine edges and spine ends, some foxing to preliminaries, else a Very Good or better, quite attractively bound set. Contemporary armorial bookplates of "Coster" to front pastedowns; slightly later armorial bookplates of the Scottish Glass family to front free endpapers. Volumes 1-2: Tragedies; Volumes 3-4: Comedies; Volume 5: Operas and Farces. Compilation attributed to Sir Walter Scott, whose "Remarks" and selections expand upon the 1808 collection "The British Drama," also published by Miller. TODD & BOWDEN 54A.

$500.00

Labor in Europe and America; A Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Other Countries of Europe, and Also in the United States and British America
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Labor in Europe and America; A Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Other Countries of Europe, and Also in the United States and British America

By YOUNG, Edward

Philadelphia: S.A. George & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Large, thick octavo (23cm.); publisher's blue blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; [2],864,[20](ads)pp.; illus. Light shelf wear and soil, contemporary presentation inscription to front free endpaper of the Pennsylvania chemical manufacturer Powers & Weightman to a William C. Henszey; Very Good or better.

$100.00

Waterhouse:  John William Waterhouse
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Waterhouse: John William Waterhouse

By [WATERHOUSE, John William] NOAKES, Aubrey

London: Chaucer Press, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (29cm x 24cm). Black cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in gold on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 192pp; illus. Near Fine copy; several dog-eared pages, else new. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities. Re-examination of the work and life of Victorian English painter John William Waterhouse. Hundreds of illustrations in color and b&w.

$60.00

The Art of Duncan Grant
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The Art of Duncan Grant

By [GRANT, Duncan] WATNEY, Simon

London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (27cm x 22.5cm). Blue cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in gold on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 98pp + 62 plates; illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to extremeties, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities. A critical re-examination of the work of British artist Duncan Grant. Although associated with the Bloomsbury Group in the popular imagination, Simon Watney argues that Grant played a central role in the establishment of modernist art in Britain. 62 color plates of reproductions of Grant's paintings.

$65.00

Book of the Cheese: Being Traits and Stories of "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese," Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London, E.C.
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Book of the Cheese: Being Traits and Stories of "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese," Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London, E.C.

By REID, T.W.; Frank Banfield, ed

London: "Ye Old Cheshire Cheese", 1908. Fifth Edition. Paperback. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's grey pictorial card wrappers; [12],92pp.; 8 leaves of plates, full-page text illus. throughout, including pictorial ads. Light wear to wrapper extremities, contemporary ownership signature to upper cover, else Very Good or better copy. Contemporary bill from the pub laid in. History of the renowned public house in London, patronized by such literary greats as Charles Dickens, G.K. Chesterton, Mark Twain, and P.G. Wodehouse.

$50.00

The Passing Legions: How the American Red Cross Met the American Army in Great Britain, the Gateway to France
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The Passing Legions: How the American Red Cross Met the American Army in Great Britain, the Gateway to France

By FIFE, George Buchanan

New York: Macmillan Company, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's blue buckram, upper cover lettered and double-ruled in black, gilt-lettered spine; [10],369pp.; photographic frontispiece, 7 leaves of plates. Two faint white marks across upper cover, light soil to textblock extremities, else Very Good or better.

$40.00

Aeolian Hall, Tuesday Evening, May 13th at 8:15: Lecture Recital by Cecil J. Sharp on English Folk-Songs and Dances Collected in the Appalachian Mountains of North America
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Aeolian Hall, Tuesday Evening, May 13th at 8:15: Lecture Recital by Cecil J. Sharp on English Folk-Songs and Dances Collected in the Appalachian Mountains of North America

By [CECIL SHARP]

London: E.L. Robinson Direction, N.d. [ca 1916-1918?]. First Edition. Pamphlet. The pre-eminent English scholar of folk-music and folk-dance of his era, Sharp visited the mountains of Southern Appalachia between 1916-1918, returning to England for lecture tours twice during that period. This program is thus likely one of the earliest presentations of his findings concerning the survival of traditional English ballads in North America. These would be collected in scholarly form in his English Folk-Songs from the Southern Appalachians (1917, and then in a greatly expanded edition in 1932), which this program appears to pre-date, as no mention is made here of the larger work. Includes text and music for the ballads "Edward," "Young Hunting," and "The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin," as well as the folk-songs "The False Young Man," "Jack He Went A-Sailing," and "William Hall." Extremely uncommon; not located in OCLC, and not previously noted in commerce. Concert program. 12mo; sewn printed card wrappers; 14pp. Outer wrappers worn, with small losses to extremities; a few pencil annotations to text; about Very Good.

$250.00

Peace by Ordeal: An Account, from first-hand sources, of the negotiation and signature of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921
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Peace by Ordeal: An Account, from first-hand sources, of the negotiation and signature of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921

By PAKENHAM, Frank

Cork: Mercier Press Ltd, [1951]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's boards in grey dust jacket lettered in green and black, green topstain; x,[2],399pp. Some shelf wear to jacket extremities, minor soil, corners bumped, else Very Good in the uncommon jacket.

$125.00

Six Centuries of Work and Wages: A History of English Labor ... (Abridged)
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Six Centuries of Work and Wages: A History of English Labor ... (Abridged)

By [SOCIALISTS] ROGERS, J.E. Thorold; W.D.T. Bliss, abridgement; Richard T. Ely, intro

New York: Humboldt Publishing Co, [1891]. Paperback. Octavo (18.5cm.); publisher's cream decorative wrappers printed in red and black; xiv,[2],160,[2],[6](ads)pp.; three folding chart plates. A few small losses to wrapper extremities, spine a bit toned, else a Very Good, lovely but fragile copy. Cheap abridged edition issued as The Social Science Library No. 1, Jan., 1891. Publisher's advertisement on rear cover for "The Dawn: A Journal of Christian Socialism." Introduction by economist Richard T. Ely praises the American Christian Socialist movement.

$75.00

U.F.O.'s Over Plymouth
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U.F.O.'s Over Plymouth

By BOYD, Bob

[Plymouth: Plymouth Unidentified Flying Objects Research Group, n.d., ca. 1980]. Paperback. Octavo (20cm.); publisher's blue pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 34pp.; illus. Publisher's address redacted inside rear cover, else Near Fine. OCLC locates no copies in North America as of January, 2018.

$40.00

UFOs Over Devon
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UFOs Over Devon

By DOWNES, Jonathan

Launceston: Bossiney Books, [2000]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 40pp. Near Fine condition. History of UFO sightings in Devon.

$25.00

Seven Infidel U.S. Presidents
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Seven Infidel U.S. Presidents

By McCABE, Joseph

Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications, [1927]. First Edition. Paperback. 16mo (13cm.); publisher's blue-grey printed staplebound wrappers; 61pp. Small loss at bottom fore-edge corners of rear cover, textblock a bit toned, later (1960s) ownership rubberstamp of The Truth Seeker on title page, else Near Very Good. Published as Little Blue Book no. 1203. By a leading British Freethinker, with chapters on George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Ulysses S. Grant, and Abraham Lincoln. James Madison is erroneously called "Thomas Madison" in the table of contents.

$25.00

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