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Free Man's Companion; A New and Original Work, consisting of numerous moral, political, and philosophical views, examples and explanations, tending to illustrate the general cause of truth, justice, virtue, liberty, and human improvement; and to expose, contrast, and defeat the systems, policies, and conduct of a contrary and fatal tendency

By [AMERICANA - POLITICAL SCIENCE & THEORY] BREWSTER, Abel

Hartford: Abel Brewster, 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Collection of short--some less than a page long--essays on various topics, addressed to white men eligible to vote, ranging from novels, which "are extremely apt to make young people /giddy headed/"; slavery ("evidently of savage origin"); and dueling ("Most duels originate from offences, /too trifling to be taxed with a penalty/"). SHOEMAKER 28917. Octavo (22.5cm.); contemporary full mottled sheep, maroon gilt spine label, all edges speckled red; 384pp. Leather rather dried and extremities scuffed and slightly chipped at corners and spine foot, foxing and a bit of toning throughout textblock, else Very Good and sound overall. Authorship attributed to the publisher Abel Brewster based on "the right whereof he claims as author and proprietor" (copyright page).

$250.00

Eclipse, Vol. 1, no. 5, Wednesday, October 12, 1977

By [SANDERS, Bernie] MacAUSLAND, Peter, et al.

Burlington: Vermont Eclipse, 1977. First Edition. Paperback. Burlington, Vermont, newspaper, covering local and national news. Includes a short article on :Bernard Sanders" and his withdrawal from the "radical alternative" Liberty Union Party, on whose ticket he ran for Governor of the state the previous year. Behind his reasoning Sanders stated that "the organization's promise to remain active after elections has not been kept and that it has become 'virtually dormant'" going on to say that "A serious political party cannot maintain the respect of people if it simply pops up every two years for elections" (p. 5). OCLC locates two holdings of this periodical as of October, 2019, neither outside Vermont. Tabloid format (44cm.); pictorial self-wrappers, disbound as issued; 20pp.; illus. throughout. Previous mail fold, stock toned and a bit brittle due to poor paper quality, else Very Good and sound.

$35.00

Eclipse, Vol. 1, no. 6, October 19, 1977

By [WAITS, Tom] MacAUSLAND, Peter et al.

Burlington: Vermont Eclipse, 1977. First Edition. Paperback. Burlington, Vermont, newspaper, covering local and national news. Contents include an interview with Tom Waits ("What sordid sources of information does he use for his song? 'Oh, I play tennis, golf, I swim, I go to Beverly Hills Health Club, I go to cocktail parties'" (p. 14)). Also includes a profile of local guitarist Rick Norcross who, ten years later, contributed to Burlington Mayor Bernie Sanders's folk music and spoken word album "We Shall Overcome" (1987). OCLC locates two holdings of this periodical as of October, 2019, neither outside Vermont. Tabloid format (44cm.); pictorial self-wrappers, disbound as issued; 20pp.; illus. throughout. Previous mail fold, stock toned and a bit brittle due to poor paper quality, else Very Good and sound.

$25.00

Lectures on School-Keeping

By [EDUCATION] HALL, Samuel R.

Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1829. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition of the first book on education published in the United States, proving enormously influential on the philosophy of American normal schools and the training of its teachers. Includes chapters titled "Requisite Qualifications of Teachers," "The Importance of learning the nature of the teacher's employment," and "Responsibility of the teacher." The final chapter is simply addressed "To Female Instructors," and was later expanded into the 1832 volume "Lectures to Female Teachers on School-Keeping." SHOEMAKER 38896, erroneously listing this as the third edition. 12mo (18cm.); contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, red gilt spine label; xi,[12]-135,[1],[12](ads)pp. Boards a bit scuffed, dampstaining to spine bleeding into textblock gutter, soiling to preliminaries, else a Good to Very Good, sound copy.

$350.00

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

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

The Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 31, no. 2, Spring, 1975 [Civil Liberties Issue] [Review Copy]

By ZALKIND, Sheldon S., ed

[Los Angeles: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues], 1975. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's printed white card wrappers; [2],196pp. Extremities rather toned, light wear from handling, else Very Good and sound. Review copy with rubberstamp to upper cover. Issue devoted entirely to civil liberties.

$25.00

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

Women and World Development [with] An Annotated Bibliography
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Women and World Development [with] An Annotated Bibliography

By TINKER, Irene, Michèle Bo Bramsen, and Mayra Buvini

[Washington, DC]: Overseas Development Council, [1976]. First Edition. Paperback. Two volumes; octavo (22cm.); publisher's orange photo-illustrated card wrappers; viii,[4],228; ix,[3],162pp. Light wear and dust-soil, else Very Good to Near Fine. "Prepared under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science."

$30.00

A History of Women's Writing in France

By STEPHENS, Sonya, ed

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, [2000]. First Edition. Paperback. Wrapper issue. Octavo (22.5cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; ix,[1],314pp. Light dust-soil and wear to wrapper extremities, else Very Good to Near Fine. Concluding essay on "Feminist Literary Theory," by Judith Still.

$25.00

Tooth and Nail - Vol.1, No.4 (January, 1970)
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Tooth and Nail - Vol.1, No.4 (January, 1970)

By [WOMEN] [BAY AREA WOMEN'S LIBERATION]

Berkeley: Bay Area Women's Liberation / Tooth & Nail, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Final issue of this short-lived Bay Area feminist journal. Contents include a lengthy article on issues facing women operators at the phone company, essays on beauty, aging, harassment, "niceness," and the Altamont Rock Festival. Small quarto (21.5cm); black and white printed wrappers, stapled; 22pp; illus. Publisher's address rubber-stamped to rear wrapper, else Fine.

$35.00

Poster: Something big is crossing America. Peace. The Great Peace March, 1986

By [PACIFISM] HARING, Keith (design)

New York: The Great Peace March, 1986. Poster designed for the Great Peace March, which began on 1 March, 1986. Some 600 people gathered together to march across the United States, in order to demonstrate their opposition to the world-wide nuclear arms race. Large illustration at center by Keith Haring, depicting a series of three people marching up a staircase. Original illustrated poster, offset printed in three colors on glossy white stock, measuring 43.75cm x 53cm (17.25" x 20.75"). Small losses to all four corners from hanging; closed tears to left and bottom margins; light soil - a presentable, Good or better copy with obvious signs of use.

$150.00

The Will to Survive: A Study of the Mississippi Plantation Community Based on the Words of Its Citizens

By DUNBAR, Anthony; Charles H. Perry, intro

Atlanta: [Southern Regional Council], 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (25.5cm.); publisher's decorative staplebound card wrappers; [4],iv,64pp. A hint of wear from handling, else Fine. Study interspersed with short snippets from interviews with members of the community in question.

$35.00

The New Broom: A Legislative Newsletter For Massachusetts Women - Vol.1, Nos.1-7 + Resource Leaflet No.1
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The New Broom: A Legislative Newsletter For Massachusetts Women - Vol.1, Nos.1-7 + Resource Leaflet No.1

By [WOMEN] RASMUSSEN, Laura and Nancy Vaillant (editors)

Boston: The New Broom, 1970-1971. First Edition. Paperback. Sequential run of this newsletter, dealing with legislative issues facing women in the state of Massachusetts. Includes articles on the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, sexual politics, commissions on the status of women, workplace discrimination, abortion bills, and the presence of women at various committee meetings. Uncommon in the trade, as we suspect the newsletter was not distributed nationally. Seven quarto issues (28cm); illustrated wrappers; 4-6pp per issue; Resource Leaflet No.1 comprised of two leaves, stapled at upper left corner. Light wear to extremities, a few issues with old folds smoothed-out, else Fine.

$125.00

Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America
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Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America

By KENDRICK, Stephen and Paul Kendrick

Boston: Beacon Press, [2004]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's cloth-backed boards in pictorial dust jacket; xxiii,[1],300pp.; illus. throughout, map endpapers. A hint of wear and dust-soil, else Near Fine. History of school desegregation in Boston, beginning with Roberts v. City of Boston (1850).

$20.00

The Ukraine and the Ukrainians
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The Ukraine and the Ukrainians

By RUDNITSKY, Stefan; Jacob Wittmer Hartmann, trans

Jersey City, NJ: Ukrainian National Council, 1915. First American Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's drab printed staplebound card wrappers; 36,ivpp.; three folding map plates bound in rear, one printed in color. Rear wrapper separated but present, contemporary ownership rubberstamp to upper cover, light toning to wrapper extremities, else Good or better, contents fine.

$40.00

The Seamstress. A Tale of the Times
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The Seamstress. A Tale of the Times

By [WOMEN] [ARTHUR, Timothy Shay]

Philadelphia: R.G. Berford, 1843. First Edition. Paperback. A short tale by the immensely prolific author following the travails of a poor Boston seamstress named Lizzy Glenn, though not to be confused with the author's 1859 novel "Lizzy Glenn, or The Trials of a Seamstress." WRIGHT I 153. Octavo (22cm.); disbound; 48pp.; text printed in double columns. Tear at top edge of title page (serving as upper wrapper), small, discreet rubberstamp "Sold by AAS" at spine edge of last leaf, else Good to Very Good overall.

$150.00

Report by Mr. Julius Carlebach [...] The Future of Youth Aliyah
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Report by Mr. Julius Carlebach [...] The Future of Youth Aliyah

By [ANGLO-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION] CARLEBACH, Julius

London: Anglo-Israel Association, 1968. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 32pp. Faint crease to front cover, else a clean, unmarked, Near fine copy.

$25.00

Lecture by Viscount Samuel, C.M.G. on The Next Ten Years in Israel in the Grand Committee Room, House of Commons..
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Lecture by Viscount Samuel, C.M.G. on The Next Ten Years in Israel in the Grand Committee Room, House of Commons..

By [ANGLO-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION] VISCOUNT SAMUEL

London: Anglo-Israel Association, 1964. First Edition. Pamphlet. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 20pp. Clean and unmarked, Near Fine, with Association newsletter for June 26, 1964 laid in.

$25.00

A Suggestive Outline for the Study of the Negro in History [Missouri State Department of Education, Special Bulletin, 1941]
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A Suggestive Outline for the Study of the Negro in History [Missouri State Department of Education, Special Bulletin, 1941]

By KING, Lloyd W.

[Jefferson City, MO: Mid-State Printing Co.], 1941. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (23cm.); publisher's pale yellow pictorial card wrappers; 109pp. Wrappers quite dust-soiled, shallow loss at spine crown, else Very Good, internally sound. Upper cover adorned with four vignettes depicting African-American accomplishments in Leadership, Patriotism, Learning, and the Arts, signed in image J.D. Parks.

$40.00

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