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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

BOYCOTT Campbell's Cream of Exploitation Soup - In Support of Midwestern Farm Workers
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BOYCOTT Campbell's Cream of Exploitation Soup - In Support of Midwestern Farm Workers

By [ORGANIZED LABOR - GRAPHICS & ORIGINAL ART] [FARM WORKERS]

Toledo: FLOC [Farm Labor Organizing Committee], N.d. [1984]. Paperback. A fascinating use of the Warholian Campbell's soup meme for political propaganda purposes. Issued by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee during its nationwide boycott of the food industry giant Campbell's, which had refused to negotiate with Ohio farmworkers seeking wage increases. The boycott lasted six years, finally damaging Campbell's reputation sufficiently that the company signed a collective bargaining agreement in 1986. FLOC was organized by Mexican-American migrant workers under the leadership of Baldemar Velasquez in 1967 and continues as a major force in farm labor organization to the present day. The image also appeared on larger (ca 11" x 17") wall posters; the text on this handbill, headlined "Cream of Reaganomics," indicates that it was printed for hand-distribution to delegates at the 1984 Democratic Nominating Convention in San Francisco; it calls for delegates "to lift high in the air, signs which say "BOYCOTT CAMPBELL SOUP" in conjunction with Rev. Jesse Jackson's speech on the subject on Tuesday of the convention. Broadsheet, 11" x 8-1/2". Offset-printed; both sides of a single sheet in red and black inks on white paper. Fine.

$125.00

[Drop title] Busses [sic] for People / Not for Profits!
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[Drop title] Busses [sic] for People / Not for Profits!

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] CENTER FOR UNITED LABOR ACTION [BUFFALO, NY]

Buffalo: Center for United Labor Action, 1971. First Edition. Broadside flyer (27.5cm.); printed in black on white stock. Extremities unevenly toned, minor wear from handling, else Near Very Good. Issued in response to a meeting held by the Department of Transportion regarding a bus fare increase. "Of course, the hearing was held at 9AM so that few workers could attend." Flyer urges readers to demand a new hearing "in behalf of the working people," at which all NFT data would be available. Contemporary newspaper accounts indicate that despite the Center's efforts, New York state transportation did indeed raise the bus fare to 40¢ a ride (approx. $2.50 in 2018). This flyer not separately catalogued in OCLC as of December, 2018.

$75.00

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

Life of Albert R. Parsons, with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America
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Life of Albert R. Parsons, with Brief History of the Labor Movement in America

By [ANARCHISM] PARSONS, Lucy

Chicago: Mrs. Lucy E. Parsons, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Lucia Eldine Gonzalez Parsons (ca 1853-1942), wife of the Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons, was of mixed Mexican, Native American and African-American heritage; she was born in Texas, the child of slaves, and was once described in a Chicago police bulletin as "more dangerous than a thousand rioters." Far from being merely a helpmeet to her more infamous husband, Lucy Parsons was a major revolutionary force in her own right, editor of her own Anarchist journal (Freedom) in the 1890s, a popular public speaker, and a vocal member of the founding convention of the militant IWW in 1905. In the present biography, (though perhaps more of an "anthology" as described by Glenn), Lucy Parsons presents evidence that her husband, though an anarchist, was not responsible for the Haymarket bomb. Includes histories of the labor movement by Albert Parsons and George Schilling, as well as reprinted newspaper articles and correspondence, the text of Otis Favor's affidavit against bailiff Ryce, and William P. Black's funeral eulogy. GLENN 322; NURSEY-BRAY 660. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's burgundy decorative cloth embossed in black and gilt, all edges stained red, floral endpapers; [8],xxviii,[4],254pp.; engraved portrait frontispiece and 12 leaves of plates, including three facsimiles. Extremities a bit worn and corners bumped with some brief exposure of boards, light soil, spine cloth faded, front hinge cracked but holding, early 20th-century bookplate to front pastedown of a Henry Lovins and slightly later ownership rubberstamp Julius A. Lovins at head of Contents page. Still, an About Very Good copy, better than often seen.

$750.00

The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution: A Memorandum
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The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution: A Memorandum

By CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

Washington DC: Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (25.5cm.); staplebound self-wrappers printed in dark blue; i,[1],18pp.; text printed in blue from typescript throughout. Fine condition. Includes chapters on the extant laws discriminating on the basis of sex and the "Relationship Between the Equal Rights Amendment and Existing Constitutional Provisions."

$40.00

Poster: Oproep tot Anti-Papenoproer, Utrecht 12 Mei 11 Uur, Mariaplaats [Call for an Anti-Pope Riot, Utrecht, May 12, 11 o'clock]

By DE AUTONOMEN and Rood Anti Papenfront

[Amsterdam: De Autonomen & Rood Anti Papenfront, n.d. but 1985]. Poster issued on the occasion of Pope Paul II's visit to the Netherlands in May, 1985, in which several radical organizations attempted to incite an assassination, the present poster depicting a photograph of the Pope complete with swastika and seemingly in the middle of giving a far right salute, his head in crosshairs, below a photograph of a crowd charging a line of riot police. The Pope's visit to the Lowlands was one of the most unpopular of his international visits in the early years of his papacy. A contemporary poll found that the majority of Dutch catholics disagreed with the Church's rulings on abortion, birth control, divorce, priestly celibacy, and the ban on the ordination of women to the priesthood, inciting protests leading up to the visit. (See the Chicago Tribune, May 10, 1985). The present poster calls for the protestors to "Breek door het kordon! Laat het duidelijk zijn: Neem helm, stok en molotovs mee!" [Break through the barrier! Make a point: Bring helmet, stick, and molotovs along!] IISH only in OCLC as of June, 2017. Original pictorial poster (62x42.75cm.) printed offset in purple and black on white stock; light wear to extremities, else Very Good.

$350.00

Labor in Europe and America; A Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Other Countries of Europe, and Also in the United States and British America
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Labor in Europe and America; A Special Report on the Rates of Wages, the Cost of Subsistence, and the Condition of the Working Classes in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Other Countries of Europe, and Also in the United States and British America

By YOUNG, Edward

Philadelphia: S.A. George & Company, 1875. Hardcover. Large, thick octavo (23cm.); publisher's blue blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; [2],864,[20](ads)pp.; illus. Light shelf wear and soil, contemporary presentation inscription to front free endpaper of the Pennsylvania chemical manufacturer Powers & Weightman to a William C. Henszey; Very Good or better.

$100.00

[Text in Russian, Ukrainian & English] Mykola Samokish / Nikolai Samokish / Mykola Samokish: Al'bom
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[Text in Russian, Ukrainian & English] Mykola Samokish / Nikolai Samokish / Mykola Samokish: Al'bom

By [SAMOKYSH, Nikolai] IATSENKO, V.F.

Kyïv: Mistetstvo, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's limp leatherette boards in pictorial dust jacket; 98pp.; chiefly illus. Boards very slightly bowed, light shelf wear, else Very Good and sound. Trilingual text in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. Catalog of works by the Soviet painter, best known for his military art.

$50.00

Die Arbeiterbewegung und ihr Streben im Verhältniss zu Religion und Sittlichkeit. Eine Ausprache gehalten auf der Liebfrauen-Haide am 25. Juli 1869 [Albert Shaw's Copy]
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Die Arbeiterbewegung und ihr Streben im Verhältniss zu Religion und Sittlichkeit. Eine Ausprache gehalten auf der Liebfrauen-Haide am 25. Juli 1869 [Albert Shaw's Copy]

By KETTELER, Wilhelm Emmanuel, Freiherrn von

Mainz: Verlag von Franz Kirchheim, 1869. Zweite Auflage. Hardcover. Slim octavo (24cm.); contemporary cream cloth; 24pp. Cloth toned and a bit soiled, a few tiny chips along spine, else About Very Good. Albert Shaw's copy with his ownership signature to front free endpaper. Shaw (1857-1947) was an American journalist best known for his 1884 study "Icaria: A Chapter in the Study of Communism."

$100.00

Fear
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Fear

By [ANARCHISTS & I.W.W.] [SACCO & VANZETTI] MILLAY, Edna St. Vincent

New York, 1927. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); original mimeographed side-stapled document; [10]ll. printed on rectos only. Light wear and chipping at extremities, occasional manuscript corrections in a contemporary hand (not Millay's), else Very Good or better. At bottom of title page: "Reprinted from 'The Outlook' of November 9th, 1927, and circulated with the permission of the authoress." Privately produced copy of Millay's essay commissioned by the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee to raise funds for the defense. Possibly re-typed by a non-native English speaker, a repeated grammatical error (corrected in manuscript) is "yourselve" instead of "yourself."

$50.00

Poesía Proletaria del Perú (1930-1976)
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Poesía Proletaria del Perú (1930-1976)

By MAZZI T., Victor, ed

[Lima?]: Ediciones de la Biblioteca Universitaria, [1976]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (17cm.); publisher's grey pictorial card wrappers; 125pp. Light toning to textblock, else Near Fine. Text entirely in Spanish.

$25.00

The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements
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The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements

By FONER, Phiip

Newark: Nordan Press, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Laudatory account of the history and leadership of the Fur & Leather Workers Union, which was the only openly Communist-controlled labor union in America. SEIDMAN F178. Octavo (24cm.); blue cloth boards in dust jacket, blue topstain; xii,708pp; illus. A few small losses to jacket extremities, one slightly touching text, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket.

$20.00

Free Angela Davis: Hero of the Other America
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Free Angela Davis: Hero of the Other America

By STEINIGER, Klaus and Warner Lamberz

N.p. [Berlin?]: National Council of the National Front of the German Democratic Republic, [1971?]. First English Language Edition. Paperback. Strident appeal for release of Angela Davis following her 1971 arrest on kidnapping and murder charges. Includes an address by Werner Lamberz, member of the GDR Politburo. Well-illustrated with halftone plates. 12mo (18cm). Pictorial, perfect-bound wrappers; 93pp; illus. Mild cover wear, old pencil price to upper cover; Very Good+.

$25.00

From Flushing to Calvary
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From Flushing to Calvary

By DAHLBERG, Edward

London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1933]. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's cloth in grey dust jacket lettered in reddish-brown; [8],293pp. Minor bumping to spine ends; very occasional and mild foxing to preliminaries, contemporary bookseller rubberstamp to rear free endpaper; else about fine, with gilt bright on spine and no internal soiling or wear, in solid dustjacket with mild overall soiling and a shallow (1/8") chip at top of spine. The second in Dahlberg's proletarian trilogy, set in the slums around Calvary Cemetery in New York. COAN, p. 104; HANNA 896; RIDEOUT, p. 296.

$125.00

Looking Beyond: A Sequel to "Looking Backward," by Edward Bellamy, and An Answer To "Looking Further Forward," by Richard Michaelis
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Looking Beyond: A Sequel to "Looking Backward," by Edward Bellamy, and An Answer To "Looking Further Forward," by Richard Michaelis

By GEISSLER, L[udwig] A.

London: William Reeves, [1891]. First U.K. Edition. Paperback. A positive response to Bellamy's Looking Backward 1988-1888; one of literally dozens of "answer novels" published in the wake of Bellamy's utopia. First issued by the author in a tiny edition, under a New Orleans imprint, the British issue is more available but by no means common. SARGENT p.44 (the American edition). NEGLEY 415. LEWIS p.70. WRIGHT III:2145. 12mo (18cm). Original printed wrappers; 102pp. Wrappers toned, with faint splash-stains to rear wrapper; a few small closed tears and chips including small loss at spine crown, else a Near Very Good copy.

$60.00

Training for the Godless Ministry [Life in Soviet Russia, no. 6]
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Training for the Godless Ministry [Life in Soviet Russia, no. 6]

By ANDERSON, Paul B. et al., eds

[Paris: Russian Orthodox Theological Institute, 1934]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's staplebound self-wrappers; 47pp. Minor wear and dust-soil, else Very Good or better. One in a series of portraits of contemporary Soviet life published by the Russian Orthodox Theological Institute in the 1930s. The point of view, as one might imagine, is highly critical; the editorial board was comprised mostly of exiled Russian priests, and content focuses primarily upon the suppression of religion under the Bolshevik regime.

$20.00

Labor and the Churches: An Excerpt from the Report of the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO to the Third Convention, 1959
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Labor and the Churches: An Excerpt from the Report of the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO to the Third Convention, 1959

By EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE AFL-CIO

[Washington: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1959]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); bifolium. Light wear and dustiness from handling, else Very Good. Covers minimum wage and the "right to work" laws.

$15.00

Black Swan Press and the Chicago Surrealist Group: A Checklist
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Black Swan Press and the Chicago Surrealist Group: A Checklist

By GARON, Paul

Chicago: [Charles H. Kerr Publishing Co, 2018]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cream pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 39pp. Fine condition. Forms part of the Surrealist Research & Development Monograph Series.

$15.00

[Text in Russian] Nagrudnye Znaki Sovetskikh Vooruzhennykh Sil, 1918-1991 / The Badges of Soviet Armed Forces, 1918-1991
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[Text in Russian] Nagrudnye Znaki Sovetskikh Vooruzhennykh Sil, 1918-1991 / The Badges of Soviet Armed Forces, 1918-1991

By BORISOV, V.A.

St. Petersburg: FARN, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's pictorial boards; 162pp. & 45 leaves of color photographic plates. Near Fine. A valuable reference guide, text entirely in Russian.

$75.00

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