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And the Rape Goes On: A Political Novel Aimed at Conquering the Corrupt
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And the Rape Goes On: A Political Novel Aimed at Conquering the Corrupt

By [SOCIAL FICTION] WAISS, Frank

Jericho, NY: Exposition Press, [1974]. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in decorative dust jacket; 76pp. Light shelf wear to jacket extremities, lighter portions a bit foxed, corners gently bumped, old pencil scribble to front endpapers, else Very Good, internally fine. Short novella depicting the disenchantment of a small-town school teacher who runs for U.S. Senator, only to be used as a "pigeon" by corrupt party bosses. Quite uncommon--OCLC locates four copies as of March, 2019, Ohio State the only non-public library holding.

$125.00

The Boss: an Essay Upon the Art of Governing American Cities
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The Boss: an Essay Upon the Art of Governing American Cities

By [TAMMANY HALL] CHAMPERNOWNE, Henry

New York: Geo. H. Richmond & Co, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. A treatise on bossism and machine politics, with a critical emphasis on New York and Tammany Hall. 12mo. Sage cloth boards with paper spine label; viii,242p. Boards yawning slightly; spine and label a shade sunned; internally unmarked and mostly unopened; Very Good.

$75.00

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

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

Senator Hoar Reviews Carl Schurz's Speech, A Defense of Mr. Blaine - Letter to an Inquiring Young Friend [title from cover: Republican National Committee Campain 1884. Senator Hoar's Answer to Carl Schurz's Brooklyn Address of Aug. 5th, 1884. A Statesman Against a Many Sided Politician / Republikanisches National-Committee Campagne 1884. Ein Schreiben Senator Hoar's. Carl Schurz's Rede findet eine treffliche Erwiederung. Blaine gerechtfertigt

By [PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS - 1884] HOAR, George Frisbie

New York: David H. Gildersleeve, 1884. First Edition. Pamphlet. Republican Party campaign pamphlet, aimed at New York's German-speaking voters, attempting to deflect Mugwump spokesman Carl Schurz's attacks on James G. Blaine, who had become the Republican Presidential candidate two months earlier. Thanks in large measure to Mugwump Republicans' refusal to back him, Blaine would narrowly lose the election to Democrat Grover Cleveland, ending the Democrats' 6-term losing streak in Presidential elections. 16mo. Sewn pamphlet; printed self-wrappers; 31pp. Final page an engraved portrait of James G. Blaine. Little evidence of use; minor creasing and soil to covers; Very Good to Near Fine. Bilingual pamphlet, printed in German and English on facing pages.

$125.00

Not in a Day
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Not in a Day

By ALBEE, George

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.25cm.); publisher's cloth in Art Deco-style, price-clipped dust jacket; [8],300pp. Light edge wear, lighter portions of jacket a bit dust-soiled, else Very Good or better overall. The author's first novel, a tale of Wall Street and the safety razor industry (of all things). Not in Hanna.

$85.00

Revelry
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Revelry

By ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's buckram in red pictorial dust jacket; 318pp. Jacket extremities a bit chipped and rubbed, spine sunned, short closed tear at fore-edge of half title with subsequent crease, contemporary book review clipping mounted to rear free endpaper, else Near Very Good and sound overall. "Fictional account of the Harding administration and its scandals" - HANNA 25; COAN, p. 145.

$75.00

Common Cause: A Novel of the War in America [Inscribed & Signed]
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Common Cause: A Novel of the War in America [Inscribed & Signed]

By ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins; [Arthur William Brown, illus.]

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's grey paper-covered boards stamped in pale yellow; [8],468pp.; frontispiece and one plate. Just About Fine, albeit lacking dust jacket. Lengthy inscription on front free endpaper from the author to Baraboo, Wisconsin, newspaper editor H.E. Cole: "My dear Sir: As a participant in the campaign for Americanism, made [?] by the patriotic press in Wisconsin during the war, a campaign upon which this story is based, you may find matters of interest in it. I am therefore sending you this copy with my compliments. Yours very truly, Samuel Hopkins Adams / Ensenore, N.Y. / Jan. 12, 1919." HANNA 18: "A patriotic midwestern editor fights corrupt business men and politicians as well as German machinations in World War I." SMITH A-71.

$75.00

J. Devlin - Boss: A Romance of American Politics
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J. Devlin - Boss: A Romance of American Politics

By WILLIAMS, Francis Churchill; Clifford Carlton, illus

Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, [1901]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.25cm.); publisher's blue gilt-lettered cloth; 520,[8](ads)pp.; frontispiece. Boards a bit rubbed, light foxing to preliminaries, else a Near Fine, quite vibrant copy. HANNA 3815: "From newspaper office boy to banker and political boss."

$75.00

Caleb Conover, Railroader
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Caleb Conover, Railroader

By TERHUNE, Albert Payson; Frank Parker, illus

New York: Authors and Newspapers Association, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. "Story of a western railroad baron turned political boss" - HANNA 3485; SMITH T-116. Octavo (19.25cm.); original olive gilt-lettered cloth; 322pp.; color frontispiece, 4 leaves of plates, including three in color and one in facsimile. Light shelf wear, spine gilt quite dulled, small loss at bottom edge of pp. 317/8 from hastily opened page, not approaching text, else Very Good and sound. "Notice to Purchaser" slip bound in before front free endpaper. Printed on title page: "Thos. A. Carten Special Edition, For sale exclusively by us in Ionia, Mich."

$25.00

The Pattern of Politics: The Folkways of a Democratic People (Presentation Copy to August Derleth)
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The Pattern of Politics: The Folkways of a Democratic People (Presentation Copy to August Derleth)

By SALTER, J.T.

New York: Macmillan, 1940. First Edition. Nice copy of this somewhat uncommon book, a survey of the American political scene in the final years of the Great Depression. Salter was a long-time, much beloved professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin and a prolific author of popular books on political subjects. Derleth, is best remembered as the proprietor of the supernatural publishing concern Arkham House; but he was the author of more than a hundred books, including numerous works of natural history and the regional history of his native Wisconsin. Octavo. Gray cloth boards, stamped in red and black; dustjacket; 246pp. Presentation inscription on front pastedown to the noted Wisconsin author and publisher August Derleth: "For August Derleth, whose political stories are more real than the talk at the court house," signed and dated in year of publication. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed pictorial dustwrapper.

$125.00

John Rawn, Prominent Citizen
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John Rawn, Prominent Citizen

By HOUGH, Emerson; M. Leone Bracker, illus

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1912]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); maroon cloth embossed in blind and cream; [10],385pp.; frontispiece with tissue guard, 4 leaves of plates. Fine. "Unflattering portrait of a business tycoon" - HANNA 1774; BAL 9336; SMITH H-878.

$30.00

The Great American Racket and the Remedy Proposed. A Practicable Plan to Restore the Control of Government to the Citizens
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The Great American Racket and the Remedy Proposed. A Practicable Plan to Restore the Control of Government to the Citizens

By KLINEFELTER, Harry F.

Baltimore: American Citizens' Association, 1938. First Edition. Narrow octavo (8-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers, 25pp. Very Good. Plan for electoral reform, calling for an end to Party primaries and a one-person, one-vote system. The author was presumably the father of the noted American endocrinologist Harry F. Klinefelter Jr., for whom "Klinefelter Syndrome" is named. OCLC notes 2 copies only (NYPL & Hagley Museum).

$50.00

All the King's Men. With a New Introduction by the Author and Illustrations by Warren Chappell
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All the King's Men. With a New Introduction by the Author and Illustrations by Warren Chappell

By WARREN, Robert Penn

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. Hardcover. Special illustrated edition of Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about political corruption in the deep South, basis for several film adaptations, including the classic 1949 film noir starring Broderick Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge. Issued to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the novel's publication. 6. Octavo; black and green cloth-covered boards, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt, green, and black on spine and front cover; red topstain; publisher's decorative paper-covered slipcase; 546, [6]pp; illus. Fine in a Fine slipcase, without dustjacket, as issued.

$60.00

The Boss and How He Came to Rule New York
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The Boss and How He Came to Rule New York

By LEWIS, Alfred Henry

New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); original green pictorial cloth embossed in cream and gilt; xiii,[1],409,[1],[6](ads)pp.; frontispiece, 9 plates. Spine a bit cocked, extremities a touch rubbed, textblock slightly shaken; still, a Very Good, bright copy. BAL 11751; HANNA 2152; SMITH L-233.

$25.00

Finance and Hours of Labor
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Finance and Hours of Labor

By HAZARD, R[owland] G.

New York: Charles Scribner & Company, 1868. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23cm.); original drab printed wrappers; 50pp. Chips and shallow losses along wrapper extremities, none affecting text, else Very Good and sound. Collection of editorials regarding finance, inflation, and reconstruction's freedmen's bureau, compiled by abolitionist and former Rhode Island state senator.

$35.00

Herbert H. Lehman and New York's Little New Deal
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Herbert H. Lehman and New York's Little New Deal

By INGALLS, Robert P.

New York: New York University Press, 1975. First Edition. Small quarto. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 287pp; illus. Tight, clean, unmarked copy, Near Fine, in slightly rubbed and soiled dustwrapper, about VG. Political and economic reforms in New York under Governor Herbert H. Lehman (1933-1942).

$35.00

Original Design
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Original Design

By BESWICK, Eardley

New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1933. First American Edition. Hardcover. The author's first novel, examining the daily workings of a machine factory at the beginning of the Depression. "The interest is centered sympathetically in the character of a pattern maker, whose invention saves the factory from going on the rocks, and who gets for himself the customary "pat on the back" (Kirkus Review). Depicts characters from every side of the industry, from the owner down to the man who scrubs the bathrooms. A scarce title; we find no copies of this edition in the trade (2015), with OCLC showing sparse holdings in fewer than two dozen locations. Not in HANNA. First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); red cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; blue-gray topstain; dustjacket; 364pp. Short number string faintly rubber-stamped at rear endpaper, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), edgeworn, with chipping to spine ends and corners, numerous tears, and a diagonal crease along rear panel and flap fold; Very Good only.

$250.00

Chicago: A More Intimate View of Urban Politics
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Chicago: A More Intimate View of Urban Politics

By MERRIAM, Charles Edward

New York: Macmillan, 1929. First Edition. Octavo. Maroon cloth boards, lettered in orange on spine and front cover; 305pp. Light external wear; boards slightly bowed; a tight, Very Good reading copy. Study of Chicago machine politics by an influential University of Chicago scholar, founder of the "behavioralist" school of political science.

$25.00

The Plot that Failed: Official Records which Show that the Chicago Tribune Employed Burns Detectives, who Manufactured Evidence Intended to Convict an Honest Man of the Crime of Perjury. Startling Exposure of a Deliberate Conspiracy Against William Lorimer and Edward Hines
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The Plot that Failed: Official Records which Show that the Chicago Tribune Employed Burns Detectives, who Manufactured Evidence Intended to Convict an Honest Man of the Crime of Perjury. Startling Exposure of a Deliberate Conspiracy Against William Lorimer and Edward Hines

By ADAMS, Frederick Upham

[Hasting-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Frederick Upham Adams, ca. 1912]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.75cm.); original grey printed staplebound wrappers; 24pp. Wrapper edges a bit toned, else about Fine. WITH the rather elusive large bifolium insert to accompany p. 19 of the pamphlet. Insert with clean tears from previous folds affecting text without loss of meaning. Insert provides several "Tests" and reproduces manuscript documents to show the "Dramatic Collapse of a Plot Which Disgraces American Journalism." William Lorimer was a United States Senator from Illinois from 1909 to 1912, when the Senate held his election as invalid due to corrupt methods, including buying votes, to win the election. Adams' exposé did not have the intended effect; Lorimer ended his career in the lumber industry rather than the House of Representatives.

$200.00

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