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Speech of Mr. Palfrey, of Massachusetts, on the Political Aspect of the Slave Question. Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 26th, 1848

By PALFREY, [John Gorham]

Washington DC: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1848. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (24.5cm.); side-stitched self-wrappers; 16pp. Spine edge partially trimmed, some light wear to extremities, else a Near Very Good, unopened copy. Palfrey was a member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts at the time of this address, in which he strongly argues that if slavery and the Union "cannot live together...IT IS THE UNION THAT MUST STAND" (p. 16). Not in Work.

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Le Maroc - Avant le Protectorat - Sous le Protectorat - Faillite du Protectorat

By PARTI DE L'ISTIQLAL

N.p. [Morocco]: Bureau de Documentation et d'Information, [1951]. Edition Française. Paperback. Issued by the conservative, monarchist Istiqlal Party of Morocco, a detailed documentation of the history of the French Protectorate of Morocco from its formation in 1912 to the present (1951), though the Protectorate would not dissolve for another five years, in 1956. Text entirely in French. We locate three copies in North America according to OCLC, at Northwestern, Michigan State, and Hampton (February, 2019). Quarto (30.5cm.); original cloth tape-backed drab card wrappers printed mimeograph in red; [3],174ll. printed mimeograph in red and black on rectos only. Wrappers toned with shallow loss to upper cover top fore-edge corner, tape starting to peel at ends but still holding, else Near Very Good, internally fine.

$125.00

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

Report of the International Conference on Sanctions Against South Africa, Paris, 20 - 27 May 1981
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Report of the International Conference on Sanctions Against South Africa, Paris, 20 - 27 May 1981

By UNITED NATIONS

New York: United Nations, 1981. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's printed tan card wrappers; vi,143pp.; text printed from typescript. Light wear from handling, else Very Good or better.

$40.00

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

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

Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness
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Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness

By [ANARCHISM & FREETHOUGHT] GODWIN, William

Philadelphia: Bioren and Madan, 1796. First American Edition. Hardcover. First American edition of Godwin's radical philosophical treatise on political freedom and free will, first published in 1793 in response to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and the ongoing events of the French Revolution. The work was an immediate success, appearing in numerous periodicals and pirated editions, making Godwin "one of the most dangerous enemies of established society" (Peter H. Marshall, William Godwin (1984), p. 121). ESTC W31889; EVANS 30493; PMM 243. "From the Second London Edition Corrected." Two volumes; 12mos (17.5cm.); recent full brown gilt-ruled calf, red gilt-lettered spine labels; vi,[1],22-362; viii,400pp. (A6 B4 C-2G6 2H1; [A]4 B-2L6 2M2); complete despite errors in pagination, bound with original half titles. Textblock uniformly browned and very slightly brittle, mid-19th century ownership signature to front free endpapers, else Very Good in a fine new binding. House in recent marbled slipcase, each volume in cloth chemise.

$1500.00

Discussion and Documentation in support of the Motion for the removal of the National Secretary [Arnold Petersen] of the Socialist Labor Party [Together With Eleven Pieces of Evidence]
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Discussion and Documentation in support of the Motion for the removal of the National Secretary [Arnold Petersen] of the Socialist Labor Party [Together With Eleven Pieces of Evidence]

By [SOCIALISTS] [SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY] [PETERSEN, Arnold] MIJANOVICH, Nada et al.

Chicago, 1947. 1. "Discussion and Documentation in support of the Motion for the Removal of the National Secretary of the Socialist Labor Party." 16 typescript leaves. In which the author makes the following charges against Petersen: "Incompetence as an administrator"; "Incompetence as a Marxist"; and "Slander of the membership." Many, though not all, of the subsequent documents are touched upon, the complaints ranging from toleration of absenteeism, complacency regarding the decline in party membership, poor management of the party printing plant, and the somewhat petty practice of referring to the late Florence Wills as "Ms. Wills" rather than "Comrade Wills." 2. Typed letter signed in print by Mijanovich, dated March 23, 1947, addressed "To members of Section Cook Co." Regarding the charges made against Mijanovich by Petersen, including "Slandering and vilifying the National Secretary of the Party"; "Introducing disruption in Section Cook County by poisoning the minds of members of the Section"; "Conspiring with members of other sections"; and "Fraternizing with an expelled disrupter." Below these charges are Mijanovich's own against Petersen, formally presented at the business meeting of Section on February 18th of that year. 3. "Statement by Nada Mijanovich Submitted to Grievance Committee of Section Cook Co. / Friday, March 14th, 1947." 8 typescript leaves. Follow-up document to the above-mentioned letter in which Mijanovich responds to Petersen's charges made against her, including that of "Fraternizing with an expelled disrupter" to which Mijanovich points out that "This charge I think proves the complete bankruptcy of the National Secretary. The day I started to work in the National Office I told the National Secretary that [expelled SLP member] M. Chuck was my cousin and that he had secured a room for me in New York. All the time that I was in New York the National Secretary was aware of my association with M. Chuck and never once did he say anything to me regarding same." Other aired grievances include Petersen's three-hour lunches, tardyism, and discourtesy to his staff, as well as the publication of such "display pieces" as his "Theocracy or Democracy," which Mijanovich describes as "Pure ostentatious waste. It's criminally useless as a propaganda work for Socialism..." 4. "Excerpts from Letters from Comrade F[lorence] Wills." 3 & [1] typescript leaves, the last the reproduction of a typescript letter from Petersen announcing the unexpected death of Wills. Florence Wills worked for 16 years at the offices of the SLP's weekly journal the "Weekly People." The excerpts came from private correspondence by Wills addressed to Mijanovich, in which first-hand distrust and splintering from the Petersen ("Papa Pete") leadership are most apparent: "Wouldn't it be glorious if, despite everything, and if not before, he got a thorough shellacking at the next convention? Pete I mean. I'll bet he doesn't get the vote he got in 1944. I know he won't for I know quite a few, don't you, who will administer a resounding 'No.' If only there were another candidate" ... "If he should ever start to crack there's a lot of people here who wouldn't be bothered. The hero worship is not apparent here and I heard some lucious comments on what some of those good, working class members think of his highfalutin language which pleased me." 5. "Document A." 1-p. typed letter signed by the "Weekly People," though attributed by Wills and Mijanovich to Arnold Petersen, addressed to John Gould, "High school student, age 16," dated July 9, 1946. Rather substantial letter in response to Gould's request to cancel his "Weekly People" subscription. Despite the simple request, Petersen's letter in response is approxiately 350 acerbic words, threatening Gould with a spanking but finally agreeing to return his money though most sarcastically: "You can buy quite a few lolly-pops for thirty cents." Mijanovich mentions this letter in her original "Discussion and Documentation" as an example of poor time management and public relations. 6. "Document B." 5ll. typescript letter from Petersen to "Weekly People" editor and SLP Presidential candidate Eric Hass, dated September 20, 1945, in which Petersen belatedly argues against facts stated by Hass for the National Executive Committee's report regarding the work done at the printing press and the editorial offices. 7. "Document C." 4ll. typescript letter from Hass to Petersen in response to the above-mentioned epistle, dated September 26, 1945, in which Hass maintains his original facts and figures regarding the work done by the editorial staff at the "Weekly People." He ends with the reminder that "you say you 'do not wish to make invidious comparisons,' [but] the comparison you do make is, in my opinion, invidious. Inasmuch as I have made no pretensions to invite the comparison, I do not understand why you make it unless it is to show the tremendously greater capacities of De Leon...I would not have the Party membership unaware of my limitations, yet I think it should be realized that, within these limitations, I am working as hard and as zealously as I know how." In her own "Statement," Mijanovich points out "That Comrade Hass... [is] thoroughly disgusted with the actions of the N.S. but hesitate[s] to bring out certain facts for fear of causing a split in the Party." 8. "Document D & E." 14ll. typed letter from Florence Wills to Eric Hass regarding her own response to "Document B," in which she too systematically proves Petersen's corrections as "false." Offered together with a 1-p. letter from Wills to Petersen dated September 30, 1944, in which she points out the inferior quality of the printed pamphlets being distributed to potential SLP members. 9. "Document F." 1-page typed letter from Arnold Petersen to Theodore Weder dated September 13, 1946, in regards to the Party's having or having not "revised its 'attitude toward Soviet Russia'" in "recent years." As Mijanovich pointed out in the "Discussion and Documentation," Petersen had allowed to go to press a number of pamphlets directly contradicting the SLP's stance regarding the Soviet Union (see below). 10. "Document G." "Memorandum Copy on Section New York's Resolution, recommending withdrawal of the Party declarations now published in pamphlet form under the titles 'Soviet Russia: Promise or Menace?' and 'Socialism: Hope of Humanity.'" 12ll. document signed in type on last page by Petersen, arguing against the removal of these two titles from popular sale despite criticisms presented by Section New York. 11. "Document H." 22&2ll. document collecting statements made in the following pamphlets: "Soviet Russia: Promise or Menace?"; "DeLeonism vs. Stalinism"; "Stalinist Corruption of Marxism"; "Workers of the World Unite!"; "What Is Socialism?"; and "Stalinist Imperialism." 12. [Undesignated Document]. 1-p. letter of resignation by SLP bookkeeper Eleanor Greenberg addressed to Arnold Petersen dated July 30, 1945, in which Greenberg states "your actions have caused me to be deeply humiliated and hurt, and I am unaccustomed to being treated in such a manner." According to Greenberg, Petersen had inaccurately accused her of repeated tardyism and had "shouted" at her when she invited friends to the office after lunch ("their visit was particularly meaningful to me since they were nurses recently returned from European duty.") To this is attached Petersen's 4ll. response dated the same day, in which Petersen spends approx. 2000 words denigrating Greenberg while defending himself, only to conclude with "I do ask you, in all fairness and common decency to stay until August 18 in order to enable me to secure another bookkeeper." Original packet delivered to leading members of the Socialist Labor Party calling for the removal of Arnold Petersen as National Secretary. All documents printed from typescript and side-staplebound in original mailing envelope addressed from Nada Mijanovich, a Chicago-based member of the SLP, to Bert Baxter, a Portland, Oregon, member, and SLP write-in candidate for Governor. Some wear and light toning to documents, envelope postally used and rather worn and soiled with some tearing, else a Very Good or better collection. Daniel De Leon named the 29-year-old Arnold Petersen his successor as National Secretary of the Socialist Labor Party shortly before his death in 1914. Like his predecessor, during whose tenure the SLP splintered to form the Socialist Party of the United States, Petersen proved to be a polarizing presence in the Party, and while he saved it from bankruptcy, the present collection delineates the slow but steady decline of the SLP during the later years of World War II. Nada Mijanovich, the compiler of this packet, was a Chicago-based SLP member and former worker in the SLP's New York office where she and Petersen butted heads, Petersen eventually charging Mijanovich with slander and other subversive activities. The present collection of evidence levelled against Petersen appears to have been produced in retaliation. Though these documents does not paint an especially flattering portrait of Petersen as will be shown below, Mijanovich's efforts appear to have been in vain, as Petersen would remain National Secretary of the SLP for the next 22 years, until his retirement in 1969. Contents as follows:.

$750.00

[Drop title] Sample Ballot: United Association Journeymen Plumbers and Steamfitters / Auxiliary Local Union 463 / Election, Saturday, January 14, 1939
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[Drop title] Sample Ballot: United Association Journeymen Plumbers and Steamfitters / Auxiliary Local Union 463 / Election, Saturday, January 14, 1939

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] UNITED ASSOCIATION JOURNEYMEN PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS - AUXILIARY LOCAL UNION 463

New York: United Association Journeymen Plumbers and Steamfitters, 1939. First Edition. Detailed instructions with diagram of the ballot on which members of the UAJPS would be voting, using a rather confusing system of red levers ("If you make any mistake in the choice of your candidate, and as long as curtain [sic] remains closed, you can make any necessary changes by pushing wrong voting pointers back to original position." Because the levers were unmarked, the sample ballot would have been a required map for the voter. Truly a system to give the 2000 Florida election a run for its money. Large illustrated broadside flyer (27.5x43cm.); printed offset in black on white stock. Previous folds and some soiling, else Very Good or better.

$150.00

Results of Emancipation
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Results of Emancipation

By COCHIN, Augustin; Mary L. Booth, trans

Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 1868. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine, brown glazed endpapers; xiv,412pp. Extremities rather rubbed with some brief exposure of boards, spine ends slightly frayed, gilt dulled, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, else Very Good, contents near fine. Account of the United States after the Civil War by the French abolitionist and Mayor of Paris. SABIN 14065.

$50.00

Lectures of George Thompson, with a full report of the discussion between Mr. Thompson and Mr. Borthwick, the pro-slavery agent, held at the Royal Amphitheatre, Liverpool (Eng.) and which continued for sixteen evenings with unabated interest: compiled from various English editions. -- Also a brief History of his connection with the anti-slavery cause in England
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Lectures of George Thompson, with a full report of the discussion between Mr. Thompson and Mr. Borthwick, the pro-slavery agent, held at the Royal Amphitheatre, Liverpool (Eng.) and which continued for sixteen evenings with unabated interest: compiled from various English editions. -- Also a brief History of his connection with the anti-slavery cause in England

By [THOMPSON, George] GARRISON, Wm. Lloyd

Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (19.5cm.); publisher's green cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt; xxxvi,[37]-190pp. Corners rather bumped with brief exposure two corners, some light bubbling to cloth, textblock rather foxed and toned throughout, contemporary ownership signature has been mostly torn away from front free endpaper, though we find a tiny contemporary ownership bookplate (D. Weed) to p. [iii]. Near Very Good, cover gilt still quite brilliant. Account of the works and speeches delivered by George Thompson, the English abolitionist and Member of Parliament.

$65.00

El Diario Secreto de la Intervencion Norteamericana de 1965 [Inscribed & Signed to Anthony Herbert]

By GRIMALDI, Víctor

[Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Amigo del Hogar, 1985]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated card wrappers; 307pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Some wear to wrappers with shallow creasing, textblock uniformly toned, else Near Very Good and sound. Text entirely in Spanish. Inscribed and signed in the year of publication to the retired American Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Herbert who had served with the United States Army during the Dominican Republic Incursion in 1965, though he is best remembered for witnessing war crimes during the Vietnam War.

$125.00

Una Advertencia Reverente Sobre Materias Eclesiasticas Bienes y Rentas de la Iglesia y Sobre Regulares, que un Madrileño Dirige a su Magestad y a los Señores Diputados de Cortes

By "MADRILEÑO"

Méjico: D. Mariano Ontiveros, 1821. First Mexican Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (18.5cm.); 20th-century green cloth, spine lettered in black; [4],27pp. Textblock rather cockled and dampstained, else Very Good in a sturdy, unworn binding. A short treatise on church and state in Spain, this the earliest colonial Mexican edition. OCLC locates four copies in the United States as of May, 2018, at Berkeley, UCLA, Yale, and Miami. ANDRADE 3265; MEDINA 12049.

$300.00

[Drop title] The East Bay International Socialists Present: Pentagon Capitalism ... a talk by Charles Leinenweber
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[Drop title] The East Bay International Socialists Present: Pentagon Capitalism ... a talk by Charles Leinenweber

By [SOCIALISTS] EAST BAY INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISTS and Charles Leinenweber

Oakland: East Bay International Socialists, [1972]. First Edition. Flyer advertising a lecture delivered by International Socialist and "specialist in American capitalism" Charles Leinenweber, perhaps inspired by the 1970 book of the same title by Seymour Melman. Flyer illustrated with two simple drawings, of a pentagon with a dollar sign in the middle, and "IS," the "I" a clenched fist. Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of December, 2018. Illustrated handflyer (28x21.5cm.) printed in black on goldenrod stock. Old mail folds, some chipping and tiny closed tears along extremities, the whole rather wrinkled, else About Very Good. Postally used on verso, date based on postmark.

$75.00

[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

All Things Are Possible: A Novel, dealing with the Psychology of Motherhood and with Religion in Politics

By NEIL, Henry [pseud. Marshall Everett]

Chicago: Bible House, [1928]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in yellow decorative dust jacket; mixed paginations. Jacket a bit dust-soiled and chipped along extremities, bottom inch of spine starting to separate, spine additionally quite toned, else Near Fine in About Very Good jacket. Exceedingly uncommon novel, partly dealing with two oppositing politicians and their love for the same woman. OCLC locates seven copies as of January, 2018.

$125.00

Religion and Society
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Religion and Society

By RADHAKRISHNAN, S.

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, [1947]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's cloth in blue price-clipped dust jacket lettered in white; 242pp. Chips and tears with subsequent creasing to jacket extremities, none approaching text, shallow loss at spine crown, rear panel a bit dust-soiled, corners bumped, ownership signature to front free endpaper, else Very Good in a Near Very Good copy of the uncommon jacket. Collected lectures first delivered at the University of Calcutta in December, 1942. Radhakrishnan would served as the Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962, and the President of India from 1962 to 1967.

$50.00

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

[Poster] Obama [Limited Edition, Signed]
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[Poster] Obama [Limited Edition, Signed]

By GONZALEZ, Xico

[Sacramento: Xico Gonzalez, ca. 2008]. Limited to 50 copies of which this is no. 6. Original poster (66x46.5cm.) printed silkscreen in red, blue, grey and black. Just About Fine. Portrait of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama from a photograph of him looking down and laughing, in the poster rays of blue and red emanating from his head. Signed limitation in pencil at bottom edge. By the self-described "Educator, artist, poet and political/cultural activista based in Sacramento, California" (xicogonzalez.tumblr.com).

$50.00

Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Search for a Postliberal Order
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Revolt Against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Search for a Postliberal Order

By McALLISTER, Ted V.

[Lawrence]: University Press of Kansas, [1996]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's cloth in decorative dust jacket; xv,[1],323pp. Jacket spine quite sunned, occasional ink marginalia in text, else Very Good and sound.

$35.00

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