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The Emporium of Arts & Sciences: New Series, Vols. I and II

By COOPER, Thomas

Philadelphia: Kimber & Richardson, 1813. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete first and second volumes of the New Series, edited by the Anglo-American chemist Thomas Cooper. Though not a particularly brilliant scientist, Cooper's "greatest service to science was undoubtedly the dissemination of information" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography III, p. 400). The present collection includes detailed articles on sugar from beets and grapes, "Comparative Height of Mountains on the Earth, the Moon, and Venus," turnpike roads, making "fine Cutlery," foreign and homemade wines, criminals from 1805 to 1811, and "the uses of a dead horse, by the editor." SHAW & SHOEMAKER 28226. Two volumes; octavo (21.5cm.); Vol. I bound in slightly later half calf over marbled boards, black gilt spine label, Vol. II in full contemporary sheep, red gilt spine label; [4],506; [6],484pp.; engraved title pages, 25 leaves of plates, including eight folding. Evidence of previously removed library bookplates to Vol. 1 pastedowns, some scuffing to boards, more heavily so to Vol. II, some light foxing , one leaf trimmed close with slight loss of text, a couple of closed tears to folding leaves, else Very Good and sound overall. Attractive engraved pictorial bookseller ticket to rear pastedown of Vol. II.

$650.00

Advertising Placard for News-Week Magazine, Vol. III, no.23 (June 9, 1934): "Labor Strife"
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Advertising Placard for News-Week Magazine, Vol. III, no.23 (June 9, 1934): "Labor Strife"

By [NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE]

[New York: New-Week, 1934]. Ephemera. Newsstand advertising placard, approx. 12" x 9". Printed in black and yellow on heavy card-stock, recto-only. Light wear at edges; corners rounded; Very Good. Montage of photos illustrating the issue's feature on "Labor Strife;" includes central image of boxer James J. Braddock working out in preparation for his famous fight against Max Baer; others of "Violence in San Francisco," dustbowl photograph "Praying for Rain." Attractive and unusual piece of Depression-era publishing ephemera.

$60.00

The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 2 (Spring, 1984)

By [FOLK MUSIC] BLACKLEY, Becky (ed)

Brisbane, CA: i.a.d. Publications, 1984. Paperback. Single quarto issue. Staple-bound wrappers; pictorial card covers; 30pp. Light external soil and wear; Very Good or better. Single issue of this quarterly 'zine devoted to enthusiasts of the autoharp and traditional American music.

$25.00

Nashville West. Texas' Own Country Music Magazine. Volume 1, Number Nine (May, 1976)
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Nashville West. Texas' Own Country Music Magazine. Volume 1, Number Nine (May, 1976)

By EDLIN, Fred (ed)

Austin: Nashville West, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. Single quarto issue in original pictorial wrappers; 62pp; illus. Near Fine. Uncommon, short-lived glossy magazine covering the then-burgeoning Austin music scene; this issue with articles on Larry Gatlin, Narvel Felts, Jimmy Buffett, etc.

$30.00

The Examiner: Containing Political Essays on the Most Important Events of the Time; Public laws and official documents... Vol. I. From October 25, 1813, to May 7, 1814
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The Examiner: Containing Political Essays on the Most Important Events of the Time; Public laws and official documents... Vol. I. From October 25, 1813, to May 7, 1814

By GARDENIER, Barent, ed

New-York: Printed and Published by the Author, 1813-1814. First Edition. Hardcover. Bound collection consisting of Vol. 1, nos. 1-24 of the political journal The Examiner, edited by the former Federalist Representative from New York. Much of the contents regarding the state of American politics and economy at the height of the War of 1812. SABIN 23374; SHAW & SHOEMAKER 28468. Octavo (23.5cm); early 20th-century tan cloth, green morocco spine label; iv,416pp.; text in double columns. Shallow chipping to spine label, cloth a bit dusty, new endpapers, occasional contemporary red rubberstamps throughout, else Very Good and sound.

$350.00

African Red Family, Vol. 1, nos. 3/4
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African Red Family, Vol. 1, nos. 3/4

By REMI K and Ben Mohan, eds

Nottingham: Russell Press Ltd, n.d., 1972. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's green and white pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 88pp. Some wear from handling, else Very Good. Double issue of the Marxist-Leninist journal, featuring articles "British Imperialism's Bloody Hands in Africa," "Analysis of a Rural Village in Tanzania," and "World-Wide Federation of Ethiopian Students Speak."

$25.00

The Foundation, Vol. LXXVIII, no. 7, Spring, 1973
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The Foundation, Vol. LXXVIII, no. 7, Spring, 1973

By JONES, M.J.,ed

Atlanta: Gammon Theological Seminary, 1973. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's white pictorial staplebound card wrappers printed in purple; 18pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Light dust-soil, else Fine. Quarterly magazine issued by the historically African-American Gammon Theological Seminary. Opening article by L. Harold DeWolf on "The Ethics of Criminal Justice."

$45.00

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 5, no. 4, Fall, 1965
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Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 5, no. 4, Fall, 1965

By FREEDOMWAYS ASSOCIATES

[New York: Freedomways Associates], 1965. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); original green and white card wrappers; [6],463-552pp.; illus. Extremities a bit rubbed, light dust-soil, else Very Good. Contents include Robert S. Browne's "The Freedom Movement and the War in Vietnam."

$25.00

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 7, no. 1, Winter, 1967
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Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 7, no. 1, Winter, 1967

By [BALDWIN, James, contr.] FREEDOMWAYS ASSOCIATES

[New York: Freedomways Associates], 1967. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; 96pp. Extremities a bit rubbed, light dust-soil, else Very Good. Contents include James Baldwin and Ossie Davis on "Anti-Semitism and Black Power" and Bessie Head's short story "Tao."

$25.00

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 7, no. 3, Summer, 1967
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Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 7, no. 3, Summer, 1967

By [BALDWIN, James, contr.] FREEDOMWAYS ASSOCIATES

[New York: Freedomways Associates, 1967]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; [4],280pp. Extremities a bit rubbed, light foxing, else Very Good and sound. Contents include James Baldwin on the War Crimes Tribunal.

$25.00

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 2, no. 1, Winter, 1962
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Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 2, no. 1, Winter, 1962

By [DU BOIS, W.E.B., contr.] FREEDOMWAYS ASSOCIATES

[New York: Freedomways Associates], 1962. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); original black and white card wrappers; 111pp. Extremities a bit rubbed, light dust-soil, else Very Good and sound. Contents include poems by Walter Lowenfels and Du Bois.

$25.00

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 7, no. 4, Fall, 1967
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Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 7, no. 4, Fall, 1967

By FREEDOMWAYS ASSOCIATES

[New York: Freedomways Associates], 1967. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; [4],285-388pp.; illus. throughout, chiefly cartoons by Brumsic Brandon. Extremities a bit rubbed, light toning, else Very Good and sound. Contents include Ernest Kaiser's "Negro History: A Bibliographical Survey."

$25.00

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 4, no. 4, Fall, 1964
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Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 4, no. 4, Fall, 1964

By FREEDOMWAYS ASSOCIATES

[New York: Freedomways Associates], 1964. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); original brown and white card wrappers; [6],575pp.; illus., chiefly cartoons by Brumsic Brandon. Extremities a bit rubbed, light dust-soil, else Very Good.

$25.00

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 3, no. 3, Summer, 1963. Special Issue: Harlem, a Community in Transition
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Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Vol. 3, no. 3, Summer, 1963. Special Issue: Harlem, a Community in Transition

By [HUGHES, Langston, contr.] [GRAHAM, Shirley, ed.]

[New York: Freedomways Associates], 1963. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; [4],261-463pp.; 6 leaves of photographic illustrations by Alvin Simon and John Taylor printed on rectos and versos, additional text illus. throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed, lighter portions foxed, else Very Good and sound. Includes "My Early Days in Harlem" by Langston Hughes, and an interview with James Baldwin, conducted by Kenneth B. Clark.

$25.00

The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 4 (Fall, 1984)
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The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 4 (Fall, 1984)

By [FOLK MUSIC] BLACKLEY, Becky (ed)

Brisbane, CA: i.a.d. Publications, 1984. Paperback. Single quarto issue. Staple-bound wrappers; pictorial card covers; 30pp. Light external soil and wear; Very Good or better. Single issue of this quarterly 'zine devoted to enthusiasts of the autoharp and traditional American music.

$25.00

New South. Vol. 11, no. 4 (April, 1956)
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New South. Vol. 11, no. 4 (April, 1956)

By [SOUTHERN REGIONAL COUNCIL]

Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1956. Pamphlet. Single octavo issue. Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 17pp. Very Good, with ink pressure stamp of the Madison (Wisc) Labor Temple. Includes an article by Otis Durant Duncan on "Desegregation in Oklahoma;" William Gordon on the Montgomery Bus Boycotts and other civil rights boycotts in the South; editorial on the negative effects of racism on Southern industrial progress.

$20.00

La tragédie Haïtienne [in] Regards no. 201 (18 Novembre 1937)
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La tragédie Haïtienne [in] Regards no. 201 (18 Novembre 1937)

By [HAITI - PARSLEY MASSACRE] ROUMAIN, Jacques

Paris: Nouvelle Editions Regards, 1937. First Edition. Paperback. Single issue of this pioneering large format, pictorial news magazine, left-oriented and loosely affiliated with the French Communist Party. Cover story is Jacques Roumain's coverage of the so-called "Parsley Massacre" of October 1937, in which more than 12,000 (and by some accounts as many as 30,000) Haitian civilians were slaughtered by Dominican troops under Rafael Trujillo. The article is illustrated with photographs by the renowned chronicler of the African diaspora Pierre Verger. Other contents of this issue include Ilya Ehrenbourg on Asturian Republican fighters in the Spanish Civil War; others on the increasingly warlike tendencies of Japan, ice skating, ragpickers of Paris. Single quarto issue (ca 14" x 11") in original pictorial paper wrappers; 24pp; illus. Light overall wear, with brief splits to paper at spine ends and small (1/2") loss at upper margin of rear wrapper; internally clean and complete but for a partially completed crossword puzzle; Good to Very Good. Text entirely in French.

$75.00

The Monthly Offering, Volume 1, no. IX, September, 1841

By COLLINS, John A.

Boston: J.A. Collins, 1841. First Edition. Paperback. Single issue of the monthly abolitionist magazine which ran from 1840 to 1842. Includes a short excerpt from "Memoirs of a Slave, or Archy Moore." DANKY 3903. Octavo (18cm.); publisher's green pictorial side-stitched wrappers; [129]-144pp. Minor chipping to wrapper extremities, some foxing to textblock, faint dampstain to textblock, else Very Good and fresh.

$150.00

Osawatomie. No. 4 (Winter 1975-76)

By [WEATHER UNDERGROUND] AYERS, BIll (ed)

N.p.: Weather Underground / Red Dragon Print Collective. Fourth issue of this important New Left journal, printed clandestinely by members of the Weather Underground between 1975 and 1976. The place of printing shifted a number of times during this period, as the Collective sought to evade detection by authorities. Publication ceased after six issues. Second issue (of six). Quarto (27cm); staple-bound in original pictorial paper wrappers; 35pp. Clean, unmarked copy, Very Good or better. Second or later printing, with no publisher's address but 50¢ cover price. Red Dragon Print Collective slug to rear wrapper.

$50.00

The Monthly Offering, Volume 1, no. X, October, 1841

By COLLINS, John A.

Boston: J.A. Collins, 1841. First Edition. Paperback. Single issue of the monthly abolitionist magazine which ran from 1840 to 1842. Features an article and advertisement for anti-slavery letter-sealing wafers, and two accounts in which slaves used their intelligence to gain their freedom. Concludes with the poem "The Fugitive Slave's Apostrophe to the North Star," by the abolitionist poet and minister John Pierpont. Final leaf of text and rear wrapper advertise the services of dentist Dr. Hitchcock, specialist in teeth-pulling. DANKY 3903. Octavo (18cm.); publisher's tan pictorial side-stitched wrappers; [145]-160pp. Minor chipping to wrapper extremities, some foxing to textblock, else a Very Good and fresh copy.

$150.00

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