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La Liberté de L'Amour ... avec La Carmagnole sociale - Le Père La Purge - La Marseillaise des travailleurs - Madame la Marquise - Le Drapeau rouge - Aux Hugolâtres - La Commune immortelle

By [ANARCHISM] LE ROY, Achille

Paris: Librairie Socialiste Internationale / Achille Le Roy, 1887. First Edition. Paperback. Quite uncommon post-Communard proto-anarchist treatise on Free Love ("Qu'est-ce encore? De la pornographie?") and its relation to socialism. Authored by the proletarian typographer, poet, bookseller, and publisher Achille Le Roy, perhaps most significant for writing the song "Le Chant des Prolétaires" (1879) and publishing several of Louise Michel's works, including "Le Débâcle Universelle" and "L'Ère Nouvelle." The author describes human nature as driven by hunger and love, and that "We love Elvire, Laure or Béatrix; we also love Mathurine, Franchette, or Manon. The socialist Fourier named this reproductive urge 'flitting,' a word that describes human nature as constantly in search of the love spasm" (our translation, p. 4). Only with the freedom to love and "libertarian communism" (p. 21) can members of the working class ameliorate their economic condition. Text concludes with a small selection of proletarian and Communard songs without music, the most famous being Paul Brousse's "Le Drapeau Rouge," first composed while in exile in Switzerland following the fall of the Paris Commune, though Le Roy expanded upon the text to the extent that he gave himself full authorship by the time he was finished. (For more information see M.R. Brécy's contribution to "La Tradition Culturelle de la Commune en France au XIXe Siècle," in "Le Mouvement Sociale," May 1971, p. 321.) Under this imprint Le Roy also published works by Marx, Kropotkin, and Lafargue, as well as the monthly "L'Avant-Garde Ouvrière: Organe Mensuel d'Union International." OCLC locates no copies in North America as of October, 2019. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's pink pictorial wrappers; 21,[3]pp.; vignette at head of p. [1]. Wrapper extremities a bit toned and slightly chipped, else Very Good and sound. At head of upper cover: Bibliothèque Ouvrière Cosmopolite. At bottom of last leaf of text: "Deux cents exemplaires de la LIBERTÉ DE L'AMOUR seront vendus dans les réunions populaires au bénéfice des enfants perdus, des révoltés, qui râlent dans les chiourmes."

$300.00

The Long Shadow of Little Rock

By BATES, Daisy; Eleanor Roosevelt, foreword

New York: David McKay Company, Inc, [1962]. Fourth (1970) printing. Hardcover. Bates's National Book Award-winning memoir. Daisy Bates (1914-1999), was one of the unsung heroines of the Little Rock school integration crisis. As President of the Arkansas NAACP and publisher of the Arkansas State Press she became a primary spokesperson for the integrationist cause, and privately filled the role of chief advisor to the Little Rock Nine. The Long Shadow of Little Rock was awarded a long-belated National Book Award following its 1987 reissue by the University of Arkansas Press. Octavo (20.5cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; xv,[3],234pp; eight leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. A few small chips to jacket extremities, together with some rather dark but brief foxing, else Very Good and sound.

$25.00

Feelings from Women's Liberation #1
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Feelings from Women's Liberation #1

By [WOMEN] ANN, Judith, Rita Mae Brown, and Shulamith Firestone, et al. (contributors)

Brooklyn: Feelings, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. One-off feminist magazine containing poetry, prose, drama, and essays, profusely illustrated throughout. Contents include contributions by Rita Mae Brown, Jean Jagger, Shulamith Firestone, Linda ViVona, Rose Gladstone, Joyce Betries, and Ruth Herschberger, et al. Notable for the inclusion of Judith Ann's lengthy autobiographical essay "The Secretarial Proletariat." Quarto (27cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 40pp; illus. A Fine copy.

$150.00

Taming the Criminal: Adventures in Penology [Lewis Lawes's Copy]
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Taming the Criminal: Adventures in Penology [Lewis Lawes's Copy]

By [PRISONS & PRISON REFORM] GILLIN, John Lewis

New York: Macmillan Company, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Study of penological practices across the globe, from the criminal tribes in India, Japanese penal institutions, and the Parchman prison farm in Mississippi. Provenance: From the library of Sing Sing Correctional Facility prison warden and author of the 1932 memoir "20,000 Years in Sing Sing" Lewis Lawes, his bookplate featuring a cartoon of Lawes at his desk, a repeat prisoner standing before him, the speech bubble eminating from his mouth: "I'm in again boss to return your book." By the time Lawes retired from his post in 1941 he had overseen 303 executions, though he was best known for prison reform and the policy of treating his prisoners like humans rather than unreformable criminals. The book plate may very well be an example of prisoner art based on the crudeness of the illustration. Octavo (22cm.); publisher's maroon gilt-lettered buckram; vii,[7],318pp.; photographic frontispiece, eleven leaves of photographs printed on rectos and versos. Boards rather rubbed with exposure at spine ends and corners, tiny soil spot to upper cover, endpapers toned with a few chips at top edge of front free endpaper, else Very Good, internally sound. Pictorial ownership ex libris to front pastedown of Sing Sing prison warden Lewis Lawes (1883-1947).

$250.00

Banners of Brotherhood: An Anthology of Social Vision Verse

By [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] CHEYNEY, Ralph, ed

North Montpelier, VT: Driftwood Press / Walter John Coates, 1933. First Edition. Paperback. Anthology edited by the founder of the "Rebel Poets," the present title including poems by Witter Bynner, Stanton A. Coblentz, Carl Sandburg, and many others. From the introduction by the series editors: "They [the editors] share with Ralph Cheyney a preference for the spirit of Gandhi rather than the spirit of Lenin, though admiring both men. They favor non-violent noncooperation, over mass violence, as a method of social change" (p. 4). Small, slim 12mo (16cm.); publisher's tan pictorial card wrappers, yapp edges; [2],38pp.; printed on stiff tan handmade stock. Light edge wear, faint dampstaining along spine edge of upper and rear cover (not bleeding into textblock); Very Good overall, internally fine and unopened. "Driftwood Chapbook No. 2."

$85.00

The Peasants: Summer

By REYMONT, Ladislas

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First American Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's black decorative cloth stamped in blue, green, purple, and yellow, green topstain; [6],287pp.; title and series pages printed within green decorative border. Faint dampstaining to fore-edge of both covers not bleeding into textblock, though with some subsequent minor bowing of bords, corners bumped, contemporary ex libris to front pastedown, else Very Good, internally fine. The third of four novels in the Polish Nobel laureate's series "The Peasants," first published as "Ch opi" between 1904 and 1909, describing the lives of the peasant class by the seasons.

$50.00

Der Wobbly

By TRAVEN, B.

Berlin: Buchmeister-Verlag, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Labor novel first serialized in a Berlin newspaper as "Die Baumwollpflücker" ("The Cotton-Pickers"). The first half of the novel is set on a cotton farm among its workers who organize a successful, but ultimately fruitless, strike. The second half of the tale moves to the port city of Tampico, where the protagonist Gales works first as a baker and then a cattle driver, simultaneously witnessing a number of more successful strikes than that of the first section. Though the members of the Union of Restaurant Employees thrive, Gales discovers that he is happiest with the independence of the cattle driver. The title of the published work, "The Wobbly," is based on several accusations levelled at Gales that he is a "Wobbly," something he always denies though the text hints that he may be so. (For more information see Richard Eugene Mezo's "A Study of B. Traven's Fiction" (1993), pp. [31]-33). Octavo (24cm.); publisher's orange cloth lettered in black; 184pp. Light scuffing at spine ends, board very slightly bowed, else Very Good or better, internally fine.

$75.00

People's Appalachia: A Critical Research Report from the Peoples Appalachian Research Collective, Vol. 2, no. 2, Winter, 1972

By PEOPLE'S APPALACHIAN RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

[Morgantown, WV]: Peoples Appalachian Research Collective, 1972. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's staplebound photo-illustrated self-wrappers; 32pp.; illus. throughout. Light soil and wear from handling, ownership signature to upper cover, else Very Good and sound. Issue devoted to "Re-Searching Our Agenda," including a "Guide to Appalachian Social Action" (p. 5).

$25.00

People's Appalachia: A Critical Research Report from the Peoples Appalachian Research Collective, Vol. 2, no. 3, July, 1972

By PEOPLE'S APPALACHIAN RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

[Morgantown, WV]: Peoples Appalachian Research Collective, 1972. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's staplebound photo-illustrated self-wrappers; 40pp.; illus. throughout. Light toning and dust-soil, else Very Good and sound. Issue devoted to "Urban Migrants," including the articles "A Marx for the Migrants?" by Rick Simon; and "The Myth of Migration," by Dan L. Bond.

$25.00

Street Players
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Street Players

By GOINES, Donald

Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Company, 1973. First Edition. Paperback. Detroit author's fourth stand-alone novel, "a gutsy account of an inner city gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover...He's known as Earl the Black Pearl, and he's up from the ghetto - way up. He views the streets from his fashionable penthouse with its wall-to-wall silk suits and women. He's everybody's mellow fellow, a big spender, the toast of the Inner City" (from rear wrapper). Goines, deeply influenced by the works of Iceberg Slim, cranked out sixteen novels during his brief literary career; he was found murdered with his common-law wife in their Detroit apartment on October 21, 1974. HUBIN, p. 171. First Printing, a paperback original novel (BH430). Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 190,[2]pp. Some trivial wear to wrapper extremities, a hint of soil to upper cover, textblock toned due to poor paper stock, else Near Fine and unread.

$100.00

Street Players
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Street Players

By GOINES, Donald

Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Company, 1973. First Edition. Paperback. Detroit author's fourth stand-alone novel, "a gutsy account of an inner city gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover...He's known as Earl the Black Pearl, and he's up from the ghetto - way up. He views the streets from his fashionable penthouse with its wall-to-wall silk suits and women. He's everybody's mellow fellow, a big spender, the toast of the Inner City" (from rear wrapper). Goines, deeply influenced by the works of Iceberg Slim, cranked out sixteen novels during his brief literary career; he was found murdered with his common-law wife in their Detroit apartment on October 21, 1974. HUBIN, p. 171. First Printing, a paperback original novel (BH430). Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; 190,[2]pp. Some wear to wrapper extremities, long crease to rear cover, textblock toned due to poor paper stock, else Very Good and unread.

$75.00

A Challenge to Candidates: Turning Point Toward Peace [...] A Non-Partisan Study to Help the Independent Voter in Supporting a Positive American Program for Peace

By WARBURG, James P.

New York: Current Affairs Press, [1955]. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (27cm.); staplebound self-wrappers printed on newsprint; 56,[8]pp.; text printed in triple column. Minor toning and a few tiny chips to extremities due to inferior paper stock, else Very Good or better. Argument in favor of disarmament, by the banker and financial advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Warburg was a leading organizer of the Society for the Prevention of World War III, this work including chapters on "Most Likely Causes of World War III," followed by chapters on "Preventive Action in Europe" and "Preventive Action in Asia."

$30.00

[Drop title] It's About Time Presents 35th Anniversary & Reunion of the Black Panther Party / University of District of Columbia, April 18 - 20, 2002, Washington DC

By BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Washington DC: It's About Time, 2002. First Edition. Small photo-illustrated broadsheet handbill (10x15.5cm.) printed on stiff white card stock. Fine condition. Postcard-sized flyer promoting the Party's 35th anniversary reunion, the theme being Cointelpro and Political Prisoners. Among the list of speakers are Pam Africa, a member of MOVE; Kathleen Cleaver; and Bobby Seale.

$25.00

Attentat Number Two

By SOLIDARITY BOOKSHOP

[Chicago: Solidarity Bookshop, n.d., ca. 1965]. First Edition. Paperback. The second (of two?) "occasional" publications issued by the anarchist Solidarity Bookshop in Chicago. Text comprised of two articles, the first a letter of appeal by Scottish anarchist Stuart Christie on behalf of the Anarchist Black Cross, an organization which he resurrected following his release from prison in the mid-1960s. Interior article by Spanish Civil War veteran Russell Blackwell titled "The Spanish Revolution Revisited." Address cancel to rear cover provides an address c/o I.W.W., 2440 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Folio bifolium (35.5cm.); upper cover text printed within thick black rule. Previous horizontal fold, rubberstamp address cancel on rear panel, else Near Fine.

$50.00

International Molders Journal. Vol. 71, no.8  (August 1935)
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International Molders Journal. Vol. 71, no.8 (August 1935)

By [INTERNATIONAL MOLDERS' UNION OF NORTH AMERICA]

Cincinnati: International Molders' Union of North America, 1935. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo. Single issue in original pictorial wrappers; pp.448-512; light external wear; Very Good. Withdrawal stamp on front cover from Bancroft Library, University of California, Tom Mooney Papers. Brief red pencil notation to front wrapper. Substantial article on the Tom Mooney case ("The Tom Mooney Case Today," John F. Dunachie); William Fitzgerald on the National Recovery Act (N.R.A.); short story by Pat Dwyer, "The Adventures of Bill." This issue is a duplicate from the original archives of the Tom Mooney Molders Defense Committee.

$25.00

Women's Liberation Newsletter - Vol.1, No.4 (November 18, 1969)
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Women's Liberation Newsletter - Vol.1, No.4 (November 18, 1969)

By [WOMEN] [NEW ENGLAND FREE PRESS]

Boston: New England Free Press, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. New England feminist publication, printing lengthy statements from Lucia Montague and Diana Gerrity; the newsletter opens into an illustrated poster printing, letters, quotes, poems, women's lib news items, and movement events. A list of suggested literature appears on rear wrapper. One-sheet newsletter, offset printed on blue stock, folded twice to create an eight-panel publication; measures 45.5cm x 43.25cm (17 15/16" x 17") when fully-opened. Hint of sunning to folds, else very Near Fine.

$30.00

L'Anarchia. Biografia di Luigi Fabbri. Settima edizione
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L'Anarchia. Biografia di Luigi Fabbri. Settima edizione

By [ANARCHISM - ITALY] MALATESTA, Errico

Milano: Casa Editrice Sociale, 1921. Paperback. Seventh edition. 12mo. Original printed wrappers; 59, (4)pp. Unopened copy in original wrappers. Expected age-toning to text; else a very well-preserved copy, Very Good or better. Text entirely in Italian. Seminal work of anarchist theory, first published in 1891; this appears to be the first edition of the work to include Luigi Fabbri's biographical foreword. All early editions are scarce, especially in North America.

$125.00

Women's Studies in the United States [...] A Report to the Ford Foundation

By STIMPSON, Catharine R. and Nina Kressner Cobb

[New York: Ford Foundation, 1986]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (23cm.); publisher's turquoise card wrappers lettered and ruled in blue and white; x,77pp. Light shelf wear, else Very Good or better.

$25.00

Marauding vs. The Agrarian. No. 15
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Marauding vs. The Agrarian. No. 15

By [LIBERTARIANISM - MONTANA] HARTWICK, Tolley

[Miles City, MT: by the Author; n.d. ca 1950-1960]. Ephemera. One in a series of populist, agrarian, anti-government / anti-tax polemics by this prominent Montana farmer, referred to in one 1924 newspaper as "The Montana Corn King." Calls out the vast millions of "unproductive" members of American society, in which he includes government officials, manufacturers of military goods, bomber-pilots, preachers, educators, athletes, writers...plus their dependents. Argues that the non-productive classes would be eliminated as a natural result of the abolition of most government and all taxation. Not found in OCLC, but three similar tracts by this author are, only one in North America. Leaflet, 8" x 4". Single sheet folded to make six panels. Small chips to margins; mild aging; Very Good.

$35.00

International Molders Journal. Vol. 69 no.11  (November, 1933)
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International Molders Journal. Vol. 69 no.11 (November, 1933)

By [INTERNATIONAL MOLDERS' UNION OF NORTH AMERICA]

Cincinnati: International Molders' Union of North America, 1934. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo. Single issue in original pictorial wrappers; pp.640-7044; light external wear; Very Good. Withdrawal stamp on front cover from Bancroft Library, University of California, Tom Mooney Papers. Brief red pencil notation to front wrapper. Includes several memorial tributes to Samuel Gompers; review of 53rd AFL Convention; transcript of William Green's AFL address "A Better Day in the Making." This issue is a duplicate from the original archives of the Tom Mooney Molders Defense Committee.

$25.00

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