from Lorne Bair Rare Books

New Arrivals

cover of De Vagebond [Signed by Artist and Designer]

De Vagebond [Signed by Artist and Designer]

by HOLST, A. Roland; Nicolas Eekman; Fokko Mees

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$250.00

Show Details

Description:
Vereeniding tot Bevordering der Grafische Kunst: S. H. de Roos, 1930. First Edition. No. 5 of 100 copies printed. Octavo (26cm). Hand-sewn pamphlet in black and cream block-printed paper wrappers, titled on paper label on front, in original glassine jacket; [8]pp, printed on one side of the sheet only; large relief plate and relief title-page vignette by Nicolas Eekman.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$250.00
No cover image available

Toward Economic Security: A Review of President Roosevelt's Economic Security Program

by [FDR] [ECONOMIC SECURITY PROGRAM] HOPKINS, Harry, Arthur J. Altmeyer, Murray Latimer, Katherine Lenroot, and I.S. Falk (contributors)

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1935
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$150.00

Show Details

Description:
Washington DC: President's Committee on Economic Security, 1935. First Edition. Slim octavo (23.25cm); original printed wrappers, stapled; [vi],16,[2]pp. Light wear and handling, faint crease to upper left corner of rear wrapper, else Near Fine. Pamphlet based on a symposium entitled "The Economic Security Program," broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting system on March 16, 1935. Contains brief essays by Harry… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$150.00
No cover image available

Pennsylvania Children and the Depression

by [CHILD WELFARE] CARTER, Isabel Gordon

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1935
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
Philadelphia: [Joint Committee on Research of the Community Council of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania School of Social Work], 1935. First Edition. Slim octavo (20.5cm); original stapled wrappers; 37,[3]pp. Light dust-soil to wrappers, some oxidation to staples, with foxing along lower edge of front wrapper; contents clean; Very Good+. A substantial study on the health and welfare of Pennsylvania children… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
cover of The Woman of Andros

The Woman of Andros

by WILDER, Thornton

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$85.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. First Edition. Small octavo (21cm). Gray cloth (hardcover); dustjacket; 162pp. Spine cloth slightly foxed, else a clean, tight copy in unclipped jacket (priced $2.50 on front flap) with general light toning & soil; Very Good. Overall a quite decent copy of Wilder's third novel, published in the first year of the Depression… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$85.00
cover of Eat My Dust: the Story of John Dillinger

Eat My Dust: the Story of John Dillinger

by [LOUDERBACK, Lew]

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1995
Item Price
$25.00

Show Details

Description:
Manchester: Black Economy, 1995. Single chapter extracted from Lew Louderback's Pretty Boy, Baby Face - I Love You (Lon: 1969). Octavo pamphlet; printed, folded sheets (not stapled); 24pp. Very Good. Includes an uncredited Introduction. The original title of the chapter reprinted here was "John Dillinger - the Fastest Mind and the Slowest Gun in the Midwest." Reprinted… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$25.00
cover of Letter to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Requesting Assistance with a Bank Foreclosure

Show Details

Description:
[Davistown, PA: n.d. ca 1935]. ALS, 18 lines (ca 75 words) on a single sheet of printed stationery, 10" x 7". Original mailing envelope included (unposted, addressed simply "Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt"). Printed return address has been elided on both stationery and envelope ("Beatrice Donley / Morgantown, WV"); mild toning and wear; envelope darkened - Very Good and complete.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
cover of Dustbowl: Thorns and Roses. Poems from the Dustbowl Thirties

Dustbowl: Thorns and Roses. Poems from the Dustbowl Thirties

by ROSE, Dorothy

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1981
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$40.00

Show Details

Description:
Big Timber, MT: Seven Buffaloes Press, 1981. First Edition. Signed and dated by the author on title page. Octavo (21cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 70pp. Author's address label to front cover; slight external wear; Very Good. With pasted-in erratum at p.22 and author's handwritten correction to text a p.37. Uncommon, self-published volume of autobiographical verse by this Arkansas… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$40.00
cover of The Visible Church. An Address delivered by Honorable Thomas F. Woodlock, Member Interstate Commerce Commission, at the Ninth Annual Convention of the National Council of Catholic Women

Show Details

Description:
Washington DC: National Catholic Welfare Conference, N.d. [ca 1935]. First Edition. 12mo (18cm). Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed paper wrappers; 23pp. Mild toning to wrapper edges and text, brief pencil date to cover, else Very Good or better. Woodlock (1866-1945) was a prominent Catholic writer and editor of the Wall Street Journal.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$25.00
cover of Why the Workers' Unemployment Insurance Bill? How It Can Be Won

Why the Workers' Unemployment Insurance Bill? How It Can Be Won

by [NEW DEAL] AMTER, Israel

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1933. First Edition. Slim octavo (15.25cm); pictorial wrappers, stapled; 20pp. Subtle toning to wrappers, tiny stain and rubber-stamp of the Workers Book Shop (Grand Rapids) on rear wrapper; Near Fine. "An attack on the New Deal, citing conditions of the depression, and calling for the pasage of the workers' unemployment and social insurance bill,… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$75.00
cover of Industrial Slavery - Roosevelt's "New Deal

Industrial Slavery - Roosevelt's "New Deal

by [NEW DEAL] AMTER, Israel

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1933
Edition
Revised Edition (October, 1933)
Item Price
$75.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1933. Revised Edition (October, 1933). Slim octavo (15cm); pictorial wrappers, stapled; 16pp. Subtle toning to wrappers, rubber-stamp of the Workers Book Shop (Grand Rapids) on rear wrapper; Near Fine. "Issued in July 1933, this pamphlet by a leading communist characterizes the NIRA as the Industrial Slavery (Recovery) Act, under which cartels will grow and… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$75.00
cover of New Deal" for the Vets

New Deal" for the Vets

by [NEW DEAL] BRIGGS, H[arold]. E[dward]

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1933. First Edition. Slim octavo (15.5cm); pictorial wrappers, stapled; 16pp. Subtle toning to extremities, else Near Fine. "An attack on the government's treatment of veterans and on right-wing veterans' leaders. Veteran support is urged for the bonus, veterans' benefits without cuts, and relief for the unemployed and farmers" (SEIDMAN B409). OCLC notes 8 holdings… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
cover of Promotional Card and Ticket to a Concert by Jimmy [i.e. Jimmie] Lunceford and His Orchestra, Issued by the Democratic Negro Campaign Committee, Philadelphia, 1936

Show Details

Description:
[Philadelphia]: Democratic Negro Campaign Committee of Philadelphia, 1936. Small printed invitation with perforated coupon (still attached), 75mm x 150mm (3" x 6"). Printed one-side only in blue and red inks, with inset portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Small stray ink mark to text at center, light wear; a generally clean, well-preserved example, Very Good. By 1936, the… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
cover of Culture in the South

Culture in the South

by COUCH, W.T. (ed)

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1934
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$40.00

Show Details

Description:
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1934. First Edition. Octavo. Tan cloth boards, titled in gilt on spine; xiv,[1]-711pp. Spine gilt faded; somewhat foxed on endpapers and prelims, but text generally clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good. Sociological study of early 20th-c. Southern institutions and folklife, with contributions by Rupert Vance, Josephine Pinckney, Harriet Herring, W.T.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$40.00
cover of The Old Man's Place

The Old Man's Place

by [RADICAL LITERATURE] SANFORD, John B (pseud. Julian Shapiro)

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1935
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$175.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1935. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); light gray cloth, titled in red and black on a black background on spine; black topstain; dustjacket; 263pp. Faint soil to rear cover; Near Fine or better. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50) with a few minor nicks and short closed tears to upper front panel; Near Fine.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$175.00
cover of The Sacrilege of Alan Kent

The Sacrilege of Alan Kent

by CALDWELL, Erskine; Ralph Frizzell, illus

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1936
Item Price
$50.00

Show Details

Description:
Portland, ME: Falmouth Book House, 1936. First printing, trade issue. Large octavo (25.5cm.); original cloth boards, titled in red on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 57pp; 8 leaves of plates after wood engravings by Ralph Frizzell. A square, tight copy in the original dustwrapper, a bit toned on spine and extremities, price clipped, with a few short closed tears at extremities;… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$50.00
cover of Toward Social Security. An Explanation of the Social Security Act and a Survey of the Larger Issues

Toward Social Security. An Explanation of the Social Security Act and a Survey of the Larger Issues

by BURNS, Eveline M.

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1936
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$40.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Whittlesey House / McGraw Hill, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; 269pp. Very Good, unmarked copy; lacking the dustwrapper. Burns (1900-1984) was a British economist and professor of Social Work at Columbia University.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$40.00
cover of The Right to Work

The Right to Work

by [GREAT DEPRESSION] [WPA] ANDERSON, Nels

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1938
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$45.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Modern Age Books, 1938. First edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers w/ pictorial dustjacket; 152p; illus. A clean, tight copy in the uncommon pictorial jacket, lightly rubbed and worn but still quite presentable. Extensively illustrated with halftones, uncredited but clearly of WPA/FSA lineage. An explication and defense of federal work-relief programs, written at the height of the Depression by… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$45.00
cover of Trends in Public School Adult Education in Cities of the United States 1929-1939

Trends in Public School Adult Education in Cities of the United States 1929-1939

by HENDRICKSON, Andrew

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1943
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$30.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: by the Author, 1943. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Printed card wrappers; 167pp; includes bibliography. Clean, tight, Very Good copy. Ph.D. dissertation. The author was a faculty member at Columbia Teacher's College. This study, based on research compiled during the decade of the Great Depression, notes the "...steady grown in enrollment and support ... the evolving… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$30.00
cover of Vienna

Vienna

by SPENDER, Stephen

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1935
Edition
First American Edition
Item Price
$50.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Random House, 1935. First American Edition. First printing. Octavo; cloth boards, titled in gilt on spine, with gilt cross device to front cover; foredge untrimmed; 37pp. Tight, Near Fine copy, lacking dustwrapper. American poet Karl Shapiro's copy, with his ownership signature to front endpaper, dated 1939. Spender's fourth regularly-published collection, comprised of the four long poems "Arrival… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$50.00
cover of The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by STEINBECK, John

Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1939
Edition
First U.K. Edition
Item Price
$275.00

Show Details

Description:
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1939. First U.K. Edition. First Impression. Octavo (20.25cm); teal cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [vi],553,[1]pp. Spine ends nudged, gentle sunning to spine, with corners bumped, resulting in some creasing to corners of textblock; small stain to lower edge of front cover; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 8s.6d. net), gently spine-sunned,… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$275.00