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What Socialism Will Really Mean to You
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What Socialism Will Really Mean to You

By [SOCIALISTS] BENJAMIN, Lawrence

Chicago: Socialist Party of the United States of America, [1936]. First Edition. Paperback. Official 1936 campaign handbook of the Socialist Party issued at the height of the Great Depression and illustrated with attractive graphics promising that "Under socialism, healthy nourishing foods...will be available in sufficient quantities for all, and all useful producers will have a sufficiency of money, with which they will be able to buy them." Eight physical copies in OCLC as of November, 2018; not mentioned in Egbert. Folio tabloid format (41cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated staplebound wrappers; 15pp.; illus. throughout, including photographs, charts, and cartoons. Extremities rather worn and brittle due to poor paperstock, horizontal mail fold with small loss mid-fold affecting text without loss of sense, some ragged splitting at spine ends, smallish withdrawn rubberstamp of the Mooney Papers, Bancroft Library, to upper cover; an About Very Good copy of a fragile and uncommon piece.

$200.00

Original Stencilled Souvenir Certificate with Collage and Calligraphic Elements

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA

Lemont, PA: F.M. Terrace, 1937. Broadside souvenir certificate (30.5x40.5cm.) on stiff card stock; a few small paper flaws along extremities, none approaching illustrations or text, verso rather toned, else Very Good or better. Includes collage American flags, the UMW's symbol, and a color portrait lozenge of President FDR, as well as various stencilled emblems and the phrases "In Union Is Power / Justice To All" in gilt. Manuscript calligraphy around FDR's portrait attributes this certificate to Local Union No. 1278 of Lemont, PA. Quite an attractive and well-preserved New Deal-era labor souvenir.

$250.00

[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington
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[Coin Collection Can] Support WPA National Job March to Washington

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] WORKS PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

Detroit, [1937]. Coin collection can to raise funds for the Job March on Washington held in 1937 and organized by the Workers Alliance after cuts were made to the WPA budget. Only 2500 marchers made it to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, this empty can (numbered in manuscript "no. 113") apparently not seeing any use. Additionally, because of the ill timing of the event (late August, 1937), the marchers found Congress "in the throes of adjournment fever and in no mood to consider unemployment and relief problems" (The Pittsburgh Press, August 22, 1937). Indeed, news articles from a couple months later look back on the job march as something of a non-event. Place of publication based on union slug. Tin can (13cm tall, 8 cm. in circumference), mounted buff paper label printed in orange, coin slot cut into top lid. Paper a bit toned and dust-soiled, else Very Good or better.

$250.00

My CCC History

By [CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS] BERTON, Edward

[Laporte, PA: C.C.C. Camp S-95, 1936-7]. Paperback. Quarto (27cm.); original black card wrappers printed silkscreen in yellow and white; [48]pp. & [23] blank leaves for photographs. Wrappers rather worn with several chips and closed tears, upper cover lettering partly effaced, all mounted photographs have been removed, else About Very Good. Yearbook issued by the CCC Jakersville Camp in Laporte, Pennsylvania, the text portion accomplished in manuscript throughout by Edward Berton of Charleroi, PA, during his tenure with the Corps from April to April, 1936-7. Berton appears to have been involved chiefly in construction done at Worlds End State Park, including constructing the parking lot and foot bridges, though he was also responsible for sweeping the barracks every Saturday, cracking rocks, and raking. Several leaves are devoted to "Autographs of My Buddies," and cartoons featuring headless CCC members to be completed with kodak portraits, though young Berton has instead filled them in with his own drawings. An interesting survival, though sadly lacking all of the original mounted photographs.

$250.00

Pennsylvania, Democracy or Autocracy

By [PENNSYLVANIA] [DEMOCRATIC PARTY]

[Harrisburg, n.d., 1934]. First Edition. Paperback. Populist tabloid supporting the Pennsylvania Democratic ticket for the 1934 election, including Thomas Kennedy; Joseph F. Guffey, who would be elected to the Senate; George H. Earle, elected th 30th Governor of Pennsylvania; Chester H. Rhodes, and Thomas A. Logue. Rear cover adorned with a composite photograph of the five candidates standing behind a seated Franklin D. Roosevelt, which "illustrates more graphically than could printed or spoken words the fact that these men, representing the Democracy of Pennsylvania, are back of the President and the New Deal." Interior text composed namely of articles attacking the "Big Six" (A.W. Mellon, Joseph R. Grundy, Edward Hopkinson, Jr., W.W. Atterbury, John E. Zimmerman, and Victor Emanuel) as well as William G. Schander, described as the "Republican machine candidate for governor" (p. [4]). None in OCLC as of November, 2017. Tabloid format (40.5cm.); unpaged; photographic illustrations and cartoons throughout printed in green, upper cover adorned with an elaborate cartoon titled "The Royal Bodyguard, Composed of United States and State Senators, Coal and Iron Police, Judges, Governors, Congressmen and Assemblymen, Deputy Sheriffs, Mayors, Etc." Horizontal mail fold, extremities rather worn from handling with some splitting along spine fold, text a bit foxed and uniformly toned from poor paper stock, else About Very Good and sound.

$200.00

Fools Gold. An Exposé of Un-American Activities and Political Action in the United States since 1860
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Fools Gold. An Exposé of Un-American Activities and Political Action in the United States since 1860

By "The Senator From Alaska" [pseud Fred R. Marvin]

New York: Madison & Marshall, 1936. Hardcover. Second printing, same year as first. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 236pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in original pictorial dustwrapper by Harry Douglas, slightly worn and darkened on spine. Presentation copy, inscribed on front endpaper: "The very best luck in the world for America first last and always," signed John B. Snow (possibly John Ben Snow, co-director of the Woolworth's Department Store chain). Includes laid-in "Publisher's Notice" identifying the author of the work as right-wing newspaperman Fred R. Marvin. Anti-New Deal polemic.

$35.00

Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection
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Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection

By [EVANS, Walker] KELLER, Judith

Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, [1995]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's cloth in grey photo-illustrated dust jacket; xxii,410pp.; photographic illus. throughout. A hint of soil to textblock extremities, else Fine.

$60.00

Handout
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Handout

By MICHAEL, George

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. Second Impression. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in decorative dust jacket, red topstain; ix,[3],242pp. Brief chipping at jacket spine ends and top edge of rear panel, else a Very Good or better, unfaded copy, nicer than usually encountered. "The story of the systematized methods of propaganda and censorship that have been, and are, being employed on behalf of the present Administration [FDR's], to control and influence public opinion" - upper jacket panel.

$20.00

Kicked in and Kicked Out of the President's Little Cabinet
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Kicked in and Kicked Out of the President's Little Cabinet

By MITCHELL, Ewing Young

Washington DC: Andrew Jackson Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); maroon cloth, dustjacket; xii,371pp. Straight, tight copy with only minimal edge wear; jacket extremiteis have a number of closed tears and shallow chips, purple spine portions rather sunned, else Near Very Good. Anti-New Deal screed by FDR's former Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

$20.00

Lithograph: "The City" [Limited Edition, Signed]
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Lithograph: "The City" [Limited Edition, Signed]

By BRODSKY, Harry (1908-1997)

n.d., ca. 1940s. First Edition. One of Brodsky's realist pieces depicting a man in a spartan room, looking out the window at a cityscape. In the fore-ground is a table with a newspaper and pencil--presumably the man in the image is unemployed and seeking work, given that the artist is known for the social commentary present in much of his work. Limited to 20 copies of which this is no. 3. Original lithograph; sheet size 41.5x33.25; image size 27.5x21.5cm. Some tape residue at corners, else Fine. Signed and captioned in pencil by the author at bottom margin.

$1500.00

The Dissenting Opinions of Mister Westbrook Pegler
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The Dissenting Opinions of Mister Westbrook Pegler

By PEGLER, Westbrook

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; viii,[2],333pp. Some shallow chips and closed tears at jacket extremities, tiny loss at top edge of rear panel affecting one letter without loss of meaning, jacket spine a bit toned, contemporary ownership inscription to front pastedown, else Very Good and sound. Collected editorials by the popular American anti-FDR and anti-New Deal syndicated columnist.

$75.00

The Dissenting Opinions of Mister Westbrook Pegler
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The Dissenting Opinions of Mister Westbrook Pegler

By PEGLER, Westbrook

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's red cloth, gilt-lettered spine; viii,[2],333pp. Small soil-spot mid-spine, long shallow loss (not approaching text) to pp. 5/6 from clumsily opened leaf, else Very Good to Near Fine, albeit lacking jacket. Collected editorials by the popular American anti-FDR and anti-New Deal syndicated columnist.

$45.00

Out of Work [drop title]
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Out of Work [drop title]

By [SOCIALISTS] KIRKPATRICK, George A. [sic?]

[Brooklyn: Socialist Party, 18th Assembly District, 1932]. Paperback. Octavo (23.5cm.); bifolium; illus. Uniformly toned, previous horizontal fold with brief splitting, else Very Good and sound. Short promotional flyer issued by the local Brooklyn Socialist Party, with the subtitle "Crops Rot, Machines Lie Idle--Why Must Humans Suffer Want?" Authorship by a "George A. Kirkpatrick," though almost certainly George Ross Kirkpatrick, the Socialist anti-militarist. (See OCLC no. 9434229 for a near-identical item authored by "George R. Kirkpatrick.").

$75.00

Dago Red [Signed]
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Dago Red [Signed]

By FANTE, John (stories); ANGELO, Valenti (illustrations)

New York: The Viking Press, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fante's third book and first collection of short stories, nine of which had previously appeared in the pages of Mencken's The American Mercury between 1932-1937. The stories, some deeply autobiographical, portray the lives of working-class Italian Americans in a Colorado town, and demonstrate the reach of Catholicism into nearly every facet of daily life. The book was well-received upon publication. "After the mixed reviews of Ask the Dust, the critics were again enthusiastic. The New York Times found Fante's talent lying "over each page bright as sunlight on fresh green grass." Steinbeck himself, impressed enough to break his rule against publicizing other writers, allowed himself to be quoted: "This is a warm good book which has in it forgotten things which should not have been forgotten." And Time called Dago Red "perhaps 1940's best book of short stories" (Cooper, Stephen. Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante, pp.185-186). The book would remain out of print for over four decades, prior to Fante's work being brought to the attention of Black Sparrow Press publisher John Martin by Los Angeles poet Charles Bukowski, who boldly declared "Fante was my God." With the addition of several stories, Martin would publish the 13 stories from Dago Red in 1985 under the title The Wine of Youth. COAN, p.168; HANNA 1133. Octavo (20.75cm); blue-gray buckram, with titling and decorations stamped in maroon on spine and front cover; maroon topstain; dustjacket; [12], 211, [3]pp; illus. Signed on tipped in leaf preceding the half-title page, dated 22 days prior to publication: "John Fante / Sept.1, 1940." Decorative bookplate to front pastedown, slight forward lean, with just a hint of sunning to spine; internally fresh, with a bright, even topstain; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with a few small nicks to spine ends and lower rear panel, a 2" tear along upper rear joint, and a handful of shorter ones; touch of grubbiness and two stray ink marks to rear panel; still a quite presentable, Very Good or better example.

$3750.00

Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon League. Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees held at Central YMCA in Philadelphia, Penna., January 6, 1931
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Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon League. Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees held at Central YMCA in Philadelphia, Penna., January 6, 1931

By TOPE, Homer W. (et al)

Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon League, 1931. First Edition. Pamphlet. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed paper wrappers; 16pp. Mild external soil; Very Good. Includes report of Calvin C. Hays, delegate to the National Meeting; and Rev. Homer Tope, State Superintendent. Report from the height of Prohibition, but these fellows were high on themselves.

$20.00

Religion and Welfare Recovery Handbook
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Religion and Welfare Recovery Handbook

By VICKREY, Charles V. (ed)

Chicago: [National Committee for Religion and Welfare Recovery], 1938. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound printed wrappers; 31pp. Minor creasing to covers at corners, else Near Fine. Handbook distributed to attendees of the National Stewardship Convention in Chicago, Nov. 1-3 1938. Numerous allegorical illustrations in text. Religious revival as a cure for economic depression. Uncommon; 2 only in OCLC, no others in commerce (2018).

$45.00

America Ascendant: from Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945
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America Ascendant: from Theodore Roosevelt to FDR in the Century of American Power, 1901-1945

By CASHMAN, Sean Dennis

New York: New York University Press, 1998. First Edition. Paperback. Small quarto. Printed pictorial wrappers; xii,560pp; illus. Mild soil to text block edges; faint crease to rear wrapper; still better than VG.

$25.00

Aesop Said So
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Aesop Said So

By [AESOP] GELLERT, Hugo

New York: Covici Friede, [1936]. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (26cm.); original tan cloth lettered in red; [47]pp.; frontispiece, full-page illus. throughout. Spine cloth rather foxed, corners very gently bujmped, some soil to preliminaries, else Very Good and sound, albeit lacking the jacket. Nineteen political caricatures by the famed "Masses" cartoonist, each with facing text adapted from the fables of Aesop.

$50.00

Collection of Materials Relating to the Works Progress Administration for the City of New York Recreation Project: Puppet Teaching
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Collection of Materials Relating to the Works Progress Administration for the City of New York Recreation Project: Puppet Teaching

By [WPA - NEW YORK CITY]

New York: U.S. Works Progress Administration, 1939. Among the WPA's recreation projects was the Federal Theatre Project, which included the employment of puppeteers, the construction of marionette theaters, and puppet teaching. The present collection includes the following titles: 1. All Cloth Puppets. [5]ll. printed on rectos only; chiefly illus. Upper cover illustration signed in image "Tobi Kaye." Guide to making cloth puppets of a duck, a pig, a dog, and a bear (no cat, despite the cover art). Appears to be unlocated in OCLC as of April, 2018. 2. [Illustrated Broadside] Levin, Norman. Simple Border Lighting for Marionette Stage. Printed on pale yellow stock. Comprised of a three-figure guide to mounting the lighting for a small stage using colored lights. 3. Portable Hand Puppet Stage. [4]ll. printed on rectos only; illus. throughout. New Mexico only in OCLC as of April, 2018. 4. Puppet Teaching News Bulletin, Vol. III, no. 1, March, 1939. 9ll. printed on rectos only; illus. throughout. Includes a step-by-step guide to making a rod puppet and the entire text of the theatrical adaptation "The Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland." We find five locations in OCLC as of April, 2018, three in the United States (NYPL, Broward County (FL), and New Mexico). 5. Puppet Teaching News Bulletin, Vol. III, no. 2, Summer, 1939. 8ll. printed on rectos only. Covers the annual convention of the Puppeteers of America, a guide to assembling a block puppet, and the text of Agnes Haaga's play for puppets "The Knave of Hearts." 6. Step By Step Construction: The Cardboard Carton Stage. 3ll.; illus. New Mexico only in OCLC as of April, 2018. 7. We Turned the Table Upside Down for This Stage. [17]ll. printed on rectos only; illus. throughout. Collection of how-to's by various authors, several of the illustrations signed in image "Tobi Kaye." Includes various makeshift stages designed by Edith Thor, including the above-mentioned overturned table, a large arm chair, an apron, a "Chinese Gag Theatre," and a "Japanese Neck Theatre," in which the stage is hung around the neck of the puppeteer. Unlocated in OCLC as of April, 2018. Seven volumes including one broadside; quarto or oblong quarto; uniformly bound in pictorial staplebound self-wrappers of various colored stock; illus. throughout, all printed mimeograph from typescript. A hint of wear, one volume unevenly toned with short closed tear at spine edge not approaching text, a few volumes with ownership signature to upper cover, else a Very Good or better collection.

$750.00

Sidney Hillman, Labor Statesman
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Sidney Hillman, Labor Statesman

By SOULE, George

[New York?]: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1939. Special Edition for Members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket; x,[6],237pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Jacket extremities quite rubbed and worn with coin-sized loss at bottom fore-edge corner of upper jacket panel affecting the "E" in "SOULE," blue spine portion faded to off-white, corners bumped, contemporary gift inscription and ownership label to front free endpaper and half title, else About Very Good overall. Biography of the head of the ACWA and a founding member of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

$25.00

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