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Sinn Féin, No. 209, Vol. 5 [New Series], April 11th, 1914
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Sinn Féin, No. 209, Vol. 5 [New Series], April 11th, 1914

By [IRELAND] SINN FEIN COMPANY

Dublin: Sinn Fein Printing and Publishing Co, 1914. First Edition. Paperback. Issue entirely devoted to the proposed partition, the upper cover adorned with a map first issued by the London "Graphic" depicting the "territory proposed to cut away from the remainder of Ireland under the Government's compromise proposals on the Home Rule Bill." Interior articles include a chapter of the serialized novel "One Generation Passeth," by Lily McManus; a short article "Irishwomen and the Proposed Partition"; and an article in Gaelic. All issues quite scarce, with just scattered physical holdings in OCLC as of March, 2019, and none in the trade. Large tabloid (46cm.); pictorial self-wrappers; 8pp.; illus. Previous mail fold with subsequent closed tears, the longest bisecting entire upper cover with small loss affecting cover map and small portion of text on verso, additional minor wear along fore-edge, else a Good, near-complete and unopened example of a scarce periodical, superceding the United Irishman.

$200.00

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.

$40.00

Der Alltag 3: Sozial Engagierte Fotografie

By THOMAS, Fritz and Bruno Neurath, eds

[Düsseldorf]: WI-Verlag, [1983]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim quarto (27cm.); publisher's red photo-illustrated card wrappers; 114pp.; chiefly photographic illus. Light wear to wrapper extremities, else Very Good or better. Photographic anthology of late Cold War-era Germany and Eastern Europe, including sections on Punks, Skinheads, and Turkish children. Text entirely in German. OCLC locates no holdings in North America as of November, 2018.

$25.00

Sun/Dance: White Panther Information Serivce - Vol.1, Nos.1-3 [Complete Run]
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Sun/Dance: White Panther Information Serivce - Vol.1, Nos.1-3 [Complete Run]

By [NEW LEFT] [WHITE PANTHER PARTY] KELLY, Ken (editor); SINCLAIR, John, Tom Hayden, and Eldridge Cleaver, et al. (contributors)

[Ann Arbor, MI]: White Panther Party, 1970-1971. First Edition. Paperback. Complete run of this short-lived newspaper, for a brief time, the official publishing organ of the White Panther Party of Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sun/Dance was a continuation of the Warren-Forest Sun newspaper published by Trans-Love Energies Unlimited, which was founded and edited by John Sinclair and Gary Grimshaw. The newspaper loosely followed the format of The Black Panther, published in colors, with articles and poetry sympathetic to the cause of Black Liberation, outlining their revolutionary agenda, advocating the legalization of marijuana, direct action, solidarity with oppressed peoples, and the virtues of rock-and-roll. The issues include contributions by John and Magdalene Sinclair, Tom Hayden, Eldridge Cleaver, Bill Hutton, Pun Plamondon, Jack Forrest, Tuli Kupferberg, Charles Olson, Frank Bach, Rennie Davis, David Fenton, Ericka Huggins, Ed Sanders, Afeni Shakur, Michael Aldrich, and others. A significant and visually stunning run of a key mid-western underground. OCLC notes scattered holdings in 15 locations. Three tabloid issues (43cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 32; 40; 32pp; illus. Light wear to extremities and faint horizontal fold to Nos.1-2, with some mild toning and several short edge tears to No.2; Very Good+. No.3 with some trivial wear to extremities, else an unfolded, very Near Fine example.

$1000.00

Zmoniu-Skerdykla [Human Slaughterhouse]
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Zmoniu-Skerdykla [Human Slaughterhouse]

By LAMSZUS'O, Sulyg W. [Wilhelm Lamszus]

Boston: Keileivio Spauda ir Lesomis, 1914. First Thus. Pamphlet. A near-future war dystopia, predicting with uncanny accuracy the unprecedented carnage and suffering of the First World War. Lamszus (1881-1965) was a progressive educator, pacifist and socialist; Menschenschlachthaus, his first separately-published work, became a publishing sensation and established Lamszus' reputation, but it also gained him many enemies on the right. He would be deprived of his teaching position following the Nazis' solidification of power in 1933, but continued to publish surreptitiously under the pseudonym "Paul Willis." BLEILER (Checklist 1972) p.174 (the London edition). This edition, published by the Lithuanian-American socialist publisher "Keileivis" ("The Traveller") is unrecorded in OCLC. First edition in Lithuanian. Originally published in Germany in 1912 as Menschenschlachthaus; an English translation appeared in 1913 as The Human Slaughter-House: Scenes from the War that is Sure to Come. 12mo ( 7-3/4"). Staple-bound, pictorial thick paper wrappers; 53pp. External rubbing and soil; text fresh and unmarked; Very Good.

$250.00

Reports of the Subversive Activities Control Board, Volume 1

By [SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES CONTROL BOARD]

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1966. Hardcover. Octavo (23cm). Tan cloth boards; 820pp. Straight and tight, with text clean and unmarked; Near Fine. First volume of cumulative reports of the SACB; includes reports on the Board's investigations of the CPUSA, the Labor Youth League, the International Workers Order, the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, the Civil Rights Congress and the Jefferson School of Social Science.

$75.00

Con L'Armata Rossa / Pri Rde i Armadi [With the Red Army] - Three Early Underground Printings from Slovenian Partisan Presses

By DJILAS, Milovan

V.p., v.i., [1944]. This very early work by the great Montenegran communist (and later dissident) intellectual appears to have been published some time after Djilas's first visit to Moscow in March, 1944; by this time, the Yugoslavian Partisan movement had begun reclaiming territory previously lost to the Axis, and the Soviet army had begun its inexorable push west, which would culminate in the Belgrade offensive of October, 1944, liberating Yugoslavia's capital and effectively putting an end to the Nazi occupation. Djilas's homage was intended to celebrate the Soviet offensive and to pave the way for an acceptance of a Soviet-style communist state in Yugoslavia. Ironically, though he would serve briefly as the Vice President of Joseph Broz Tito's new government in 1945, Djilas's greatest fame would come not from being an apologist, but rather a critic, of the state-socialist apparatus; he was imprisoned for nearly ten years under during the Tito regime, and his best-known work The New Class (1957) is a masterful analysis of the bureaucratic elite who proved to be the greatest beneficiaries of post-war communism. Three editions of the same work (with some small textual variations noted between the two Slovenian printings), all published clandestinely by Slovenian Partisans and issued entirely without imprint or date. Despite the rustic conditions under which these pamphlets were produced -- often in (literally) underground bunkers hidden deep in the Slovenian countryside -- they exhibit an extraordinary graphic sense and attention to detail indicative of their producers' dedication, not just to the dissemination of propaganda, but also to the craft of printing. All three are exceedingly rare. OCLC notes one location (Nat. Library Slovenia) for the Italian-language version; no holdings found in OCLC, KVK for COPAC for either Slovenian edition. Branica & Pajkovic (Bibliografija izdanja u narodnooslobodila kom ratu 1941-1945) nos 4890, 4918, 4920 respectively (as cited in Pahor & Johnson, The Partisans: the Underground Society, 2017). We are indebted to booksellers Dasa Pahor and Alex Johnson for their groundbreaking primary research on these and other Slovenian Partisan pamphlets in the above-referenced work. Three separate underground printings - two in Slovenian, one in Italian - of Djilas's propagandistic homage to the Soviet Red Army, written in the final months of the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia. The essay was originally published in Serbo-Croatian, as Sa Crvenom Armijom. Uniform minor wear and age-toning; all three Very Good or better. 1. Djilas. Con L'Armata Rossa. [Strojenika pri Storpniku: Doberdob, 1944]. Octavo (20.5cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 20pp. Front wrapper with linocut illustration in three colors. Italian-language translation. Text printed from type. 2. Djilas. Pri Rde i Armadi. [near Idrija, Gorenjsko, Slovenia: Špik, 1944]. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 30pp. Linocut illustration to front wrapper, printed in red ink. Text mimeographed. 3. Djilas. Pri Rde i Armadi. Place of publication unknown [but Slovenia: ca 1944]. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 28pp. Front wrapper illustrated by stencil process; text mimeographed.

$2500.00

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

Our Master's Voice: Advertising [Signed & Dated]

By RORTY, James

New York: John Day Company, [1934]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's cloth in pale yellow pictorial dust jacket, yellow topstain; x,394pp. Jacket rather toned, especially along spine, spine crown chipped, verso reinforced with contemporary brown kraft tape, cloth spine gilt starting to fleck, else Near Fine in an About Very Good copy of the scarce jacket. Signed and dated November, 1938, by the author on half title. Attack on the advertising industry and the creation of "mob opinion," by a founding editor of the Marxist magazine "The New Masses."

$150.00

The Patriot: Peoples News Service - Vol.I, Nos.1-2 [together with] Patriot Party Ministry of Information: Community News [Complete Run]
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The Patriot: Peoples News Service - Vol.I, Nos.1-2 [together with] Patriot Party Ministry of Information: Community News [Complete Run]

By [NEW LEFT] [PATRIOT PARTY] MOORE, Larry & Tom Dostou (editors)

New York & Chicago: Patriot Party, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. A very short-lived publication produced by the Patriot Party, a national organization of anti-racist working-class white people. The group had its origins in uptown Chicago, as a splinter group of the Young Patriots Organization, and while most of its membership where white, the Patriot Party aligned itself closely to the Black Panther Party, fully embracing its methods and doctrine. The Patriot was published by the Party's New York chapter, with the inaugural issue featuring a striking photo of John Howard on the front cover; the second issue bore a cover photo of Chuck Armsbury, above the slogan "We Don't Mean to be Crackers in the Man's Soup for Another Four Hundred Years." The paper focused primarily on the plight of oppressed and marginalized whites, usually those from poverty stricken areas in the South, as well as in larger cities. Contents include the Patriot Party manifesto and agenda, with articles on Bobby Seale, Los Siete de La Raza, the police power structure, housing, legal first aid, and Party news from around the country. The final issue, published under the title Patriot Party Ministry of Information: Community News, is chiefly dedicated to Field Marshal Tom Dostou's narrative of his arrest on January 21, 1970 and his meeting with police informer George Sams at the Brooklyn State Jail. Scarce in the trade; OCLC locates 16 holdings for The Patriot, with only 2 holdings for the final issue (Northwestern, Wisc.Historical). Three tabloid issues (42-44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 16; [16]; [8]pp; illus. Mild wear to extremities, faint horizontal fold at center, else Near Fine.

$1000.00

Mirror Mirror...Fashion, Beauty and Womans Liberation
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Mirror Mirror...Fashion, Beauty and Womans Liberation

By [WOMEN] PHELPS, Linda

Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Women's Liberation, [n.d. but ca.early 1970's]. First Edition. Paperback. Two-page statement discussing the complexities of fashion, beauty, and identity in the lives of women. "...the average woman spends about 2 hours a day, 1/8th of her waking hours in personal grooming. When you add the countless hours of shopping, looking through magazines, discussing clothes, and worrying, probably 1/4 of a woman's waking time is devoted to the complex business of making herself attractive...beauty is the capital a woman uses to cross class lines, to move up in the world. We must treat ourselves as a craftsman treats his raw material - annointing, coloring, plucking, waving, deodorizing, molding, restraining, concealing." OCLC notes 5 holdings (Northwestern, U.Kansas, Michigan State, Wisconsin Historical, U.Waterloo). Quarto (28cm); three mimeographed leaves, stapled at upper left corner (this variant with cover leaf on orange stock). Trivial wear to extremities, else Fine.

$100.00

John Brown and the Issue of Terrorism
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John Brown and the Issue of Terrorism

By FELLNER, Gene

Hoboken: Gene Fellner / Four Walls Eight Windows, 1987. First Edition. Pamphlet. Square 12mo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 25,(5)pp. Minimal signs of use; one sentence of text underlined in blue ink, else Near FIne. Second issue of GLF Occasional, a chapbook series issued by Gene Fellner, proprietor of Four Walls Eight Windows.

$25.00

Pla de la Victòria: P.S.U. / U.G.T.
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Pla de la Victòria: P.S.U. / U.G.T.

By [SPANISH CIVIL WAR] PARTIT SOCIALISTA UNIFICAT DE CATALUNYA / UNIÓ GENERAL DE TREBELLADORS

[Barcelona: P.S.U. / U.G.T., n.d. but ca. 1937. First Edition. Paperback. Promotional handbill issued at the height of the Spanish Civil War delineating the platform of the short-lived Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia, the Catalan referent of the Communist Party of Spain, and its workers' union. The lovely photo-montaged upper panel depicts both military scenes, agricultural activities, and, at the fore-front, a young woman working on a piece of heavy machinery. Text entirely in Catalan. UCSD only in North American according to OCLC (February, 2019). Octavo (21cm.); bifolium printed on newsprint, photo-montaged upper panel. A hint of wear and toning, else Near Fine.

$150.00

What Is A Woman
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What Is A Woman

By [WOMEN] LESSER, Norma Allen

Washington DC: Washington D.C. Women's Liberation, [n.d. but ca.early 1970's]. First Edition. Paperback. Feminist artists book by Lesser, consisting of hand-drawn and cut-up images accompanied by handwritten text, discussing women as 20th century slaves, their desires, and their place in society. A compelling visual document. OCLC notes 2 holdings (Northwestern, Wisconsin Historical). Oblong octavo (14cm); black and white illustrated sheets, printed recto and verso, side-stapled; [28]pp; illus. Light wear and some mild toning to extremities, else very Near Fine.

$75.00

Psychiatric Newsletter. 26 (of 31) issues, 1948-50
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Psychiatric Newsletter. 26 (of 31) issues, 1948-50

By [SIMON, John Leopold, ed]

New York: Psychiatric Newsletter, 1948-50. First Edition. Pamphlet. Published without editorial or authorial credits, but our colleagues at Bolerium Books (San Francisco) have produced convincing evidence that Psychiatric Newsletter was the work of Dr. John L. Simon, a Lincoln Battalion veteran of the Spanish Civil War and NYU-trained clinical psychiatrist. This assertion is confirmed in a lengthy obituary of Simon on the website of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (see Cary Nelson, "John Leopold Simon," http://www.alba-valb.org/volunteers/john-leopold-simon). In addition to detailing Simon's meritorious service in the Spanish Civil War, the obituary's author supplies considerable detail about Simon's later career, which included legal defense for former Lincoln Brigade volunteers and pioneering medico-legal work in Puerto Rico in the late Fifties and early Seventies. Simon's editorial intent is made clear in the Newsletter's inaugural issue: "...Many psychiatrists, as is well known, defend and support the working class as best they know how. To do this effectively, however, we psychiatrists must examine the theoretical premises on which our practical methods of treatment are based. In this Newsletter we hope...to make a useful contribution toward the orientation and especially, the re-orientation of psychiatric practice in the light of the principles of historical dialectical materialism, that is to say, the ideology of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and their comrades..." As might be expected, Simon's views frequently put him at odds with his contemporary mainstream colleagues in the psychiatric profession, most notably Harry Stack Sullivan, to whom Simon repeatedly refers as a "phony" and a "reactionary." As no authorial credit is given for articles, we assume that Simon supplied most of the content. Institutionally scarce, with only two catalogued holdings in OCLC (of which only one -- NYU's --- is complete; UC Davis holds a very partial run); a few more scattered examples appear in archival finding aids, including the Herb Romerstein archive at the Hoover Institution (Romerstein was an FBI anti-communist investigator who likely had Simon under surveillance, a possibility alluded to in Nelson's previously-cited obituary). Simon's papers are at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Twenty-six monthly issues, comprising: Vol. 1, no. 1 (April 1, 1948) through Vol. 3, no. 2 (May, 1950), with the following issues absent from the run: I:5; 1:7; II:5; II:13; III:3. Mimeographed, corner-stapled sheets; each issue ca. 6pp, printed both sides of sheet. Some mild edgewear and fading, but generally a well-preserved, fully intact set, Very Good or better.

$650.00

Welcome - 7th Biennial Convention of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Grand International Auxiliary, Memphis Tennessee, May 1906
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Welcome - 7th Biennial Convention of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Grand International Auxiliary, Memphis Tennessee, May 1906

By [LABOR - RAILWAY WORKERS]

[Memphis]: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, 1906. First Edition. Ephemera. Small oblong octavo (8-3/4" x 9-3/4", ca 22x25cm); staple bound pictorial paper wrappers; [8]pp. Vertical fold; light wear; Very Good. Official program for the B of LE's 6th convention. Features a page of inset portraits of the union's Officers and order of ceremonies, which included speeches by Stuyvesant Fish, President of the Illinois Central Railroad; John I. Cox, Governor of Tennessee; A.J. Davidson, President of the Frisco Railroad, as well as musical entertainments by The Euterpean Chorus and the Hudson Orchestra ("...composed of an engineer and his family...this is the first convention a resident engineer's family furnished the orchestra."). With an attractive lithographed cover illustration featuring inset portraits of the keynote speakers.

$75.00

Contra Villa. Relato de la Campaña 1914-1915
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Contra Villa. Relato de la Campaña 1914-1915

By [AMÉRICA LATINA - MEXICO] GONZALES, Manuel W. (General)

Mexico City: Ediciones Botas, 1935. First Edition. Paperback. Issued contemporaneously (and uniformly) with the author's two-volume memoir Con Carranza. Gonzalez was Carranza's commander of forces in the Northeast and led the attack on Villa and Zapata, with whom Carranza had split following the Convention of Aguascalientes. This is a substantial (if biased) memoir of the post-Aguascalientes revolutionary period, illustrated throughout with halftone photographic reproductions. Octavo. Pictorial paper wrappers; 383pp; illus. Ownership stamp of an "A.F. Borja / Escondido, Calif" at bottom edge of front free endpaper; mild edgewear; a bright, Very Good or better copy in the original color pictorial wrappers. Text entirely in Spanish.

$150.00

Progress & Plenty: Advocates the Single Tax, a Scientific Currency, and a Minimum Wage to Abolish Poverty and Unemployment [Inscribed & Signed to Henry Ford]
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Progress & Plenty: Advocates the Single Tax, a Scientific Currency, and a Minimum Wage to Abolish Poverty and Unemployment [Inscribed & Signed to Henry Ford]

By [SOCIALISTS] PATON, James S.

Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1918. Second Edition. Hardcover. Uncommon work by a student of George Henry's, whose influence would lead a group of twenty-eight single-tax disciples from Des Moines, Iowa, to found the Fairhope Industrial Association on Mobile Bay in Alabama in 1893. The Association, where Paton resided at the time of publication, still operates as a single-tax community to this day under the name the "Fairhope Single-Tax Corporation." A significant association copy, the industrialist Henry Ford having been in favor of a Single Tax system (see David Lanier Lewis, The Public Image of Henry Ford (1976), p. 76). We find three copies of this edition in OCLC as of August, 2018, at Kansas State, the Minnesota Historical Society, and U. Oregon. Small octavo (19cm.); publisher's green cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt; 136pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Light shelf wear to cloth extremities, corners slightly softened, minor offsetting to endpapers, else Very Good or better. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper: "Presented to Henry Ford by Jas. S. Paton / Fairhope, Ala."

$400.00

[Drop Title] Public Rally / Jobs for All At Decent Pay / Peace wil be secure only if America is securely at work
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[Drop Title] Public Rally / Jobs for All At Decent Pay / Peace wil be secure only if America is securely at work

By [ORGANIZED LABOR] CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS

New York: Congress of Industrial Organizations, n.d. but 1945. First Edition. Broadside flyer (25x18cm.); printed offset in blue on cream stock. Minor uniform toning, else Fine. Flyer advertising a rally in Madison Square Park just days before the end of World War II in response to the "Millions of war workers... being laid off." Among the speakers listed are Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, with music, banners, and entertainment promised. Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of December, 2018.

$125.00

Poster: Youth International Party Manifesto!
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Poster: Youth International Party Manifesto!

By [NEW LEFT] [YIPPIES]

New York: Youth International Party, [1968]. Manifesto of the Youth International Party, founded by Abbie and Anita Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Paul Krassner, and Nancy Kurshan in the Hoffman's New York apartment on December 31, 1967. The poster is largely comprised of the Yippie flag - a pot leaf superimposed on a red star in a sea of black - with text printed in red and white. The "New Nation" statement in the manifesto was meant to embody the group's ethos for an entire generation. OCLC notes a single holding (UC Davis); we note one other held at OMCA. Original illustrated poster, offset printed in black, red, and green on white stock, measuring 89.5cm x 58cm (35.25" x 22.75"). Two old folds, with some trivial dustiness and a few scattered black, red, and green ink spots along the margins; unbacked; Near Fine / A.

$750.00

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