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The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines: Favorite stories, verse, and cartoons for the entertainment of servicemen everywhere
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The Kit Book for Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines: Favorite stories, verse, and cartoons for the entertainment of servicemen everywhere

By [SALINGER, J.D., contr.] BARROWS, R.M. and E.X. Pastor, eds

Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes "The Hang of It," J.D. Salinger's first published book appearance, along with pieces by Vincent Starrett, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, and Damon Runyon. Second issue, dated 1943 on copyright page. 12mo (15.75cm.); original red and blue pictorial boards,336pp; illus. Less than expected tanning to margins of text; externally an unusually bright, unworn example - a desirable, Near Fine copy.

$250.00

Tel Père, Tel Fils [Like Father, Like Son]
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Tel Père, Tel Fils [Like Father, Like Son]

By SINÉ, aka Maurice Sinet

Paris: Filipacchi Denoël, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (27cm x 23cm). Pictorial paper boards (hardcover); [28pp]; illus. Near Fine copy; shelf wear to corner tips; two gently bumped corners, else clean and tight. A collection of erotic cartoons of French political cartoonist Siné (Maurice Sinet). Inscribed by Siné to French screenwriter Jacques Sigurd. In French language only.

$200.00

Gouged; or, The National Crisis
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Gouged; or, The National Crisis

By [SOCIALISTS] RUSSELL, Chas. Edward

Newark: Clarion Publishing Co, [ca. 1910]. First Edition. Paperback. Text of a speech delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, in 1909 or 1910 (publication date deduced from text). Russell was an early member of the Socialist Party of America, on whose ticket he ran for Governor of New York in 1910 and 1912, and a co-founder of the NAACP in 1909. Includes seven text illustrations, unsigned. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 23pp.; cartoons throughout. Wrappers a bit rubbed at extremities, the whole quite dust-soiled, else Very Good and sound.

$75.00

[Drop Title] Workers, Let's Have What's Coming to Us!
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[Drop Title] Workers, Let's Have What's Coming to Us!

By [ORGANIZED LABOR & IWW] "BILL"

Seattle, 1920. First Edition. Paperback. Uncommon anti-union pamphlet recounting in a series of letters addressed to "Fellow Worker" the demise of a fictional Washington logging camp whose owner, inspired by the socialist writings of Bill Haywood, has given the camp over to the workers. In the end, due to lack of leadership, the introduction of the 40-hour work week, and paid sick leave, the camp has naturally gone bust. Yale only in OCLC as of August, 2018. Octavo (20cm); pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 7pp.; illus. throughout. Wrappers uniformly toned and a bit brittle due to poor paper stock, else Very Good to Near Fine.

$150.00

I'm Not for Women's Lib...But
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I'm Not for Women's Lib...But

By BÜLBÜL [pseud. Genny Güracar]

[Stanford, CA]: New Seed Press, [1973]. First Edition. Audio cd. Oblong octavo (13.5x21.5cm.); publisher's pink pictorial staplebound card wrappers; [48]pp.; chiefly illus. Wrappers rather worn and toned with some soil, brief paper flaw to upper cover, an early owner has neatly colored in title page illus. About Very Good overall. The feminist cartoonist's first solo work.

$20.00

The Evolution of Woman
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The Evolution of Woman

By McVICKAR, Harry Whitney

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (26cm.); publisher's pictorial light greenish-grey cloth embossed in black, red, and gilt, top edge gilt; unpaginated; chiefly two-toned illus. Light shelf wear, boards very slightly bowed, rear cover unevenly toned, light soil, contemporary ownership bookplate to front pastedown, else Very Good, internally fine. Collection of humorous poems and illustrations about women through the ages.

$100.00

A Pathography in Twelve Parts:  The Nixon Saga
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A Pathography in Twelve Parts: The Nixon Saga

By ZEPEZAUER, Mark

Santa Cruz: Press of Time, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong Quarto (24cm x 31.5cm). Dark blue cloth boards (hardcover); [30pp]; illus. Near Fine copy; slight shelf wear to corner tips, else clean and tight. An imaginative and critical re-examination of Richard Nixon's biography. Text and illustrations by Mark Zepezauer. Number 143 of 400 copies. Signed by the author.

$150.00

The Extraordinary Exploits and Experiences of Munchausen, M.D.

By BRANDEIS, Julian W; William Gropper (illus)

[New York]: Quip Publishing, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Bleiler-listed pastiche of humorous fantasy vignettes featuring the title character, clearly modeled on the eponymous fictional character invented by Rudolf Erich Raspe in his 18th-century fantasy Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. Brandeis was a long-time attending physician at Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx, and briefly edited the medical humor periodical Medical Pickwick, in which most of these stories originally appeared. Notable mostly for the illustrations by left-wing cartoonist William Gropper; this copy retaining the extremely uncommon Gropper-illustrated dustwrapper. BLEILER (1978) p.30. Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 229pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in the very scarce original dustwrapper, toned and slightly ragged along edges, with small losses as head and heel of spine panel; just about VG.

$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

[Drop title] Men of Labor! Protect Your Fellow-Workers of the Public Schools from Politics!
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[Drop title] Men of Labor! Protect Your Fellow-Workers of the Public Schools from Politics!

By [ORGANIZED LABOR - SAN FRANCISCO]

[San Francisco: n.p., n.d. but 1930]. First Edition. Flyer produced for distribution among the San Francisco labor class urging readers to vote against "No. 27," the "Self-Nominative School Board," which would presumably ensure that only the wealthy could be on the School Board. Illustrated with a cartoon depicting an attractive middle class couple, "Mr. and Mrs. San Francisco," and their child, a massive, weeping politician holding his toys (a tram, the capitol), and wailing "I broke all my toys -- I want the schools to play with." Date based on newspaper advertisement in the "San Francisco Examiner," October 30, 1930. Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of December, 2018. Pictorial broadside (42x23cm.); printed offset in black on white stock; illustration signed in image by the IPEU (International Photo-Engravers Union). Previous mail folds, minor uniform toning, else Very Good or better.

$150.00

Poster: 75 Jaar ANC / Afrikaans Nationaal Congres [75 Years of the ANC / African National Congress]

By SCHRÖDER, Rob, Lies Ros, and Frank Beekers, design

Amsterdam: Anti-Apartheids Beweging Nederland, n.d. but 1987. First Edition. Original poster (84x29.75cm.) printed offset in colors over glossy white stock. Some general wear to extremities, including very faint dampstain along left-hand edge, faint horizontal fold, else Near Very Good and sound. Issued on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the 1912 founding of South Africa's anti-apartheid political party the National African Congress, today the country's majority political party. The poster depicts a photo-montaged speer (?), a black man's screaming face in the middle of the blade. IISH only in OCLC as of June, 2017.

$250.00

The Works of Rabelais. Faithfully Translated from the French with Variorum Notes, and Numerous Illustrations by Gustave Doré. Privately Printed with Twenty Additional New Illustrations
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The Works of Rabelais. Faithfully Translated from the French with Variorum Notes, and Numerous Illustrations by Gustave Doré. Privately Printed with Twenty Additional New Illustrations

By RABELAIS, Francois [William Siegel illus]

N.p. [New York]: Privately Printed, N.d. (ca 1930s). Hardcover. Octavo. Cloth boards with paper spine and cover labels; 640pp; illus. Mild toning to paper labels; front hinge thinly cracked, a few pages opened roughly - about VG, lacking the presumed dustwrapper. The twenty additional illustrations, though never explicitly attributed (and hinted at only in the front cover label), are by the radical cartoonist William Siegel, who was a frequent contributor to New Masses and other CP-affiliated publications. There is nothing particularly racy about either the translation or the illustrations, so it's unclear why the anonymous publisher took such pains to issue the work anonymously - unless it was to tempt the buyer with an intentionally deceptive appearance of smut. The edition is either scarce or (more likely) other cataloguers simply have neglected to attribute the illustrations to Siegel.

$50.00

On My Way: Being the Book of Art Young in Text and Picture
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On My Way: Being the Book of Art Young in Text and Picture

By YOUNG, Art

New York: Horace Liveright, 1928. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Sharp copy of the left-wing cartoonist's colorful autobiography. Considerably less common in the trade edition than the ubiquitous limited edition of 1,000 copies. First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm); tan pictorial cloth boards, stamped in red and black on spine and front cover; brick red topstain; pictorial endpapers; dustjacket; viii,303pp, with 20 inserted leaves of plates (halftones) and 17 text illustrations. Thin, partial split along right edge of front pastedown, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.00), showing light rubbing to extremities, a few tiny nicks to crown, with shallow loss along upper edge of rear panel, and a few closed tears; Very Good+ or better.

$300.00

On My Way: Being the Book of Art Young in Text and Picture [Limited Edition]
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On My Way: Being the Book of Art Young in Text and Picture [Limited Edition]

By YOUNG, Art

New York: Horace Liveright, 1928. First, Limited Edition. Hardcover. Well-preserved copy of the left-wing cartoonist's colorful autobiography, in a somewhat incongruous bibliophile edition. One of 1,000 numbered copies, this being copy no.704. Octavo (25cm); black paper-covered boards and vellum backstrip, with titles stamped in black on spine and decorative elements in gilt to front panel; publisher's original burgundy cardboard slipcase, with title label; ix,303,[1]pp; illus. Some trivial hand-soil to spine, else very Near Fine, with the pages uncut; slipcase with light wear and sunning to extremities and opening, with two short splits to joints; Very Good+.

$150.00

Le Grand Rêve Americain
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Le Grand Rêve Americain

By [GRAPHICS] HUGER, Philippe, illus.; Yannick Bourg, text

Paris: Souvenirs du Futur, [1988]. First Edition. Quite possibly the only comic book in its class, Le Grand Rêve Americain (The Great American Dream) adapts technology developed by Philippe Schléret and Véronique Hauss, using molded plastic to create brilliantly colored 3D images. The work exuberantly lampoons Pop Art, American culture, and early underground comic books and of all who have ever encountered the work and written of it, seemingly none have failed to mention the heavy use of oversized female breasts that jut out from nearly every panel. (Indeed, OCLC record no. 712159856 lists "Large-breasted women" as one of the subjects.) Other tropes not to be ignored include fancy sports cars, gangsters, and fastfood joints. Oversize folio (46cm.); white paper-covered clamshell box, embossed thermoformed plastic plate mounted to upper cover, six leaves laid in as issued, to which are mounted thermoformed plates on rectos and versos with the exception of the last leaf, on whose verso is printed the colophon. In original cardboard mailing box adorned with the Souvenirs du Futur imprint. Clamshell box a bit dust-soiled, cardboard box shows signs of light (though not postal) use, else Very Good to Near Fine.

$1500.00

Political Digest [...] Roscoe Conkling Simmons Blasts Democratic Hypocrisy
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Political Digest [...] Roscoe Conkling Simmons Blasts Democratic Hypocrisy

By [SIMMONS, Roscoe Conkling]

Philadelphia: Samuel H. Reading, 1937. First Edition. Rare broadside from the print shop of Samuel H. Reading, an African-American printer and publicist who briefly employed the Philadelphia artist Dox Thrash as a graphic designer (we entertained the tantalizing possibility that the current lynching graphic may have been Thrash's work, but the signature in the plate -- 'JTR' -- does not bear out our fantasy). Roscoe Conkling Simmons (1881-1951), the Tuskegee-educated nephew of Booker T. Washington, was among the most popular African-American political orators of the pre-War period. He remained a staunch Republican, even through the New Deal era when many Blacks switched allegiance to the Democratic Party, and gave the speech seconding Herbert Hoover's nomination at the 1932 Republican Convention -- an unprecedented honor for an African-American politician. This publication rare; not listed in Danky (African American Newspapers and Periodicals); OCLC gives three physical locations for any issue (one of which - SDSU - is for this issue). Broadside, 17 x 10 inches, printed recto-only on newsprint. Text (taken from a Conkling speech at the Metropolitan Opera House in October, 1937) printed in two columns beneath a two-panel woodcut illustration showing an Up North Democrat vs. Down South Democrat with a lynching scene. Old folds; paper slightly toned, with a single brief, marginal tear; Very Good.

$500.00

The Goldwater Coloring Book
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The Goldwater Coloring Book

By [POLITICAL CARTOONS] WRIGHT, Fred

New York: Marzani & Munsell, Inc, 1964. First Edition. Paperback. Satirical coloring book produced during the Arizona Republican Senator's 1964 Presidential campaign, depicting him throughout the volume in Napoleonic garb. OCLC notes 14 holdings. Quarto (27.75cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; [32]pp; illus. Mild toning along spine-fold, else very Near Fine.

$30.00

Lady Pep
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Lady Pep

By DOUCET, Julie

[Montreal]: Drawn and Quarterly, [2004]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; unpaginated; chiefly illus., including one folding. Light shelf wear, else Near Fine. Collection of collage work by the Canadian underground cartoonist, many originally published in the hand-made magazine "Sophie Punt."

$25.00

How to Be a Nonconformist
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How to Be a Nonconformist

By KARG, Elissa Jane

[New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1968]. First Thus. Hardcover. Small, slim octavo; publisher's white pictorial card wrappers; unpaginated; chiefly illus. Rather rather worn and lightly dust-soiled, textblock quite brittle and toned due to inferior paper stock, About Very Good only. Humorous picturebook written by the late socialist and member of the Solidarity movement Elissa Jane Karg when she was sixteen years old and the cartoonist for her high school newspaper.

$75.00

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics
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The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics

By [KURTZMAN, Harvey] KITCHEN, Denis and Paul Buhle; Harry Shearer, intro

New York: Abrams Comicarts, [2009]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large square quarto (27.5cm.); publisher's boards in pictorial dust jacket; xiii,[1],241pp.; color illus. throughout. A hint of wear, else Near Fine.

$25.00

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