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Vietnam Study Guide and Annotated Bibliography [with] Viet Nam is a Measure of Our Morality
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Vietnam Study Guide and Annotated Bibliography [with] Viet Nam is a Measure of Our Morality

By [SDS] ROSENTHAL, Steven J.

San Francisco: Students for a Democratic Society, 1965. First Edition. Two titles apparently issued in conjunction. Both quarto (11-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Mimeographed, side-stapled sheets; 10pp + 12pp.. Mild aging to text, else Near Fine. First title is a brief bibliography and study guide on the Vietnam War for student radicals; the second a compilation of quotes on the origins of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The second title issued without attribution or imprint, but comparison suggests that the two works were produced on the same or very similar equipment; type, print quality, and binding staples match precisely. A pair of scarce and quite early SDS publications.

$125.00

Declaration of Principles
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Declaration of Principles

By [POLITICAL CONSERVATISM - COLORADO] Conservative Club of the University of Colorado

Boulder: Conservative Club of the University of Colorado, 1962. Ephemera. 12mo bifolium; 4pp. Fine. Eleven-point Declaration of Principles of this student conservative society, clearly derived from Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand. Points include "Primacy of the Individual," "Self-Realization," "Objective Truth, Right, and Justice," "Equality and Inequality" ("we hold that all human beings are equal in dignity and rights, but not equal in character or in ability...w oppose all measures compelling an artificial equality..." etc.

$40.00

Osawatomie. No. 4 (Winter 1975-76)

By [WEATHER UNDERGROUND] AYERS, BIll (ed)

N.p.: Weather Underground / Red Dragon Print Collective. Fourth issue of this important New Left journal, printed clandestinely by members of the Weather Underground between 1975 and 1976. The place of printing shifted a number of times during this period, as the Collective sought to evade detection by authorities. Publication ceased after six issues. Second issue (of six). Quarto (27cm); staple-bound in original pictorial paper wrappers; 35pp. Clean, unmarked copy, Very Good or better. Second or later printing, with no publisher's address but 50¢ cover price. Red Dragon Print Collective slug to rear wrapper.

$50.00

[Poster] Nous Sommes Tous "Indesirables"

By [MAI 68 MOVEMENT] [RANCILLAC, Bernard, artist]

[Paris: Atelier Populaire, 1968]. First Edition. Mai 68 protest poster attributed to Bernard Rancillac, a "pioneer of French figurative narrative" (tate.org.uk), who would use the same photographic portrait of Daniel Cohn-Bendit in at least three posters during his participation with the Atelier Populaire. Cohn-Bendit was born in France to German Jewish parents who had fled the Nazis in the 1930s. While still in his early teens his family returned to Germany where he gained citizenship upon turning 14, though he would return to Paris for university. While there he became a leading member of the Groupe Anarchiste de Nanterre and the 22 March Movement, though due to his activities he would be expelled from France back to Germany on the charges of being a seditious alien and therefore "indesirable." Though he would be absent for much of the May 68 student protests in Paris, Cohn-Bendit would become one of the faces of the movement, and Rancillac would simultaneously produce a similar poster featuring the same portrait, with the text "Nous Sommes Tous des Juifs et des Allemands" ("We Are All Jewish and German"), while a third poster would feature Cohn-Bendit alongside Che Guevara. See Johan Kugelberg and Philippe Vermès, "Beauty Is In the Street: A Visual Record of the May '68 Paris Uprising" (2011), pp. 91, 148, and 260. Original poster (55x43cm.) printed offset in black and red on white stock; previous folds, some spotting, else a Very Good, mostly fresh copy. This is one of at least two states (no priority), the other printed entirely in purple.

$1500.00

Training for Democracy: the Story of the Czechoslovak Sokol
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Training for Democracy: the Story of the Czechoslovak Sokol

By [CZECHOSLOVAKIA] BARDENS, Dennis and Ruda Lukastik

London: Trinity Press, 1945. First Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial paper wrappers; 35pp; illus. Slight soil to lighter portions of cover; internally clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good or better overall. Discussion of the contemporary (post-War) Sokol Movement in Czechoslovakia, a gymnastics and physical fitness movement with nationalist roots. Numerous photographic illustrations.

$40.00

Group of Materials Related to the Yippies' Festival of Life
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Group of Materials Related to the Yippies' Festival of Life

By [NEW LEFT] [YIPPIES]

New York: Youth International Party, 1968. First Edition. Paperback. A small collection of materials promoting one of the key events that helped disrupt the 1968 Democratic convention, and one of the most celebrated acts of civil disobedience in the history of Chicago. Intended as a response to "the Convention of Death," the YIP-sponsored Festival was to be held in Chicago's Lincoln Park from August 25-30, where the Yippies envisioned 500,000 young people dancing in the streets, making love in the park, doing drugs, and listening to rock bands. In the end, only MC5 ended up playing for a relatively staid number of attendants, and disorganization regarding sound set-up ultimately moved from skirmishes with police to full-scale rioting. 1. [PRESS PACKET] Festival of Life. Aug.25-30. New York: Youth International Party, [1968]. Quarto (28cm); illustrated leaves, printed in colors on variously-colored stock, and stapled once at upper left edge; [10]pp; illus. Subtle toning along upper edge of preliminary leaf; small patch of light brown paper adhesed to upper right corner of terminal leaf; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Not found in OCLC. 2. [PRESS RELEASE] Yippie Announcement! Yippie! New York: Youth International Party, [1968]. Quarto (28cm); two sheets of yellow stock, with mimeographed text in black, stapled at upper left corner; 3pp. Mild wear and subtle toning to extremities, edges of p.3 reinforced with clear tape, with two patches of light brown paper adhesed to verso; Very Good. Not found in OCLC. 3. [FLYER] Yippie! Chicago - Aug.25-30. New York: Youth International Party, [1968]. Single sheet of 8.5" x 11" white stock, with text printed on recto in blue and red. Subtle toning to extremities, verso showing adhesive residue; Very Good. OCLC notes 3 holdings (Brown, Northwestern, U.Virginia). 4. [HANDBILL] Bags Yippies Can Get Into Your Hometown. New York: Y.I.P., [1968]. ca.8.5" x 10.75" sheet of white stock, with text mimeographed in black on recto and verso. Subtle toning to extremities, with a thin strip of tape removed from upper margin; Very Good+. Not found in OCLC.

$1500.00

There Is Some Shit We Will Not Eat - STRIKE
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There Is Some Shit We Will Not Eat - STRIKE

By [NEW LEFT]

Cambridge: The Old Mole, [1970]. Paperback. Tabloid issued as extra #3 by the Cambridge-based newspaper The Old Mole, printed during the Harvard student strike in 1969-1970. The tabloid opens into a poster detailing the schools throughout Massachusetts and around the country that are on strike, the repression of Blacks, a discussion n the use of violence, and the ongoing conflicts in Vietnam and Cambodia. Rear wrapper details the effects and goals of the strike. Uncommon; not separately cataloged in OCLC, though we note a copy held at UCLA. Tabloid-sized bifolium (44.5cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers; [4]pp. Light wear, toning, and a few short tears and creases to extremities; Very Good+.

$250.00

Democrats Have the Garden - The People Have the Diplomat Hotel. Counter-convention '76
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Democrats Have the Garden - The People Have the Diplomat Hotel. Counter-convention '76

By [NEW LEFT - GRAPHICS] COUNTERCONVENTION '76

N.p. [New York?]: Counterconvention '76, 1976. Ephemera. Poster advertising this clearly Yippie-inspired event, which may or may not have taken place, opposing the 1976 Democratic Party Convention. If the event did come off, we find no reference to it in the standard literature of the period, nor any evidence of institutional or other holdings for this rare promotional poster. Given that Paul Krassner was billed as the keynote speaker and that other guests included such counterculture luminaries as Margo St. James (prominent lobbyist for the rights of sex workers), Peter Stampfel (whose legendary Sixties psychedelic-folk ensemble The Holy Modal Rounders was reincarnated about this time as the Unholy Modal Rounders), Keith Stroup, and David Peel, we would expect the event to have left some mark on history - but it appears to have left no trace. In any case, a compelling graphic promoting what must have been (and may have been) a fantasy event. Offset lithographed poster, 28cm x 44cm; printed in blue and red inks on uncoated white stock. Vertical fold at center; single tack-hole and slightl toning to extremities; Very Good or better.

$250.00

Stop the Draft. Washington March 22
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Stop the Draft. Washington March 22

By [PACIFISTS - GRAPHICS] TREMAIN, Kerry (design); Mobilization Against the Draft

New York & Washington: Mobilization Against the Draft, 1980. Ephemera. Striking graphic produced for the anti-conscription rally in Washington, D.C. of March 22, 1980 - a seminal punk-era event that attracted more than 30,000 marchers, many of them young men of high school age who had been mobilized by President Jimmy Carter's proposal to reinstate Selective Service for all U.S. males age 18 and older. The design, striking in its graphic simplicity, marks a clear shift away from the political graphics of the Sixties and Seventies towards a more postmodern, industrial aesthetic that would become a hallmark of much 1980s graphic design. Scarce; not at CSPG; OCLC one copy only (Museum of Modern Art). Offset lithographed poster in colors, 60cm x 45.5cm (ca 24" x 18"). Slight edgewear, with small closed tear and crease at upper right margin (away from central image); Very Good.

$300.00

Resist the Draft - Nov.14
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Resist the Draft - Nov.14

By [NEW LEFT]

San Francisco: Resistance / Liberation Press, [1968]. First Edition. Paperback. An uncommon pair of materials heralding an event promoted by the San Francisco chapter of Resistance, to be held at the San Francisco Federal building on 14 November, 1968. "On Thursday, November 14, hundreds of young men across the country will return their draft cards to the government through the new president. In the Bay Area, the Resistance will sponsor rallies and draft card turn-ins on most campuses at noon...Joan Baez will help us gather the cards and post them to the new president." Pamphlet held by a single OCLC institution (UC Davis); flyer unlocated as of July 2018. Bifolium (21.5cm); single sheet of 8.5" x 14" white stock, folded once vertically to create a 4pp pamphlet; offset printed. A few faint creases and mild signs of handling; Very Good+. Accompanied by an 8.5" x 11" flyer from the same event, similarly printed; old horizontal fold at center, else Near Fine.

$275.00

Archive of materials relating to the 1968 San Francisco People's Park Demonstrations
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Archive of materials relating to the 1968 San Francisco People's Park Demonstrations

By [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE]

[Berkeley: v.i., 1969]. Ephemera. A substantial archive of contemporary printed materials relating to one of the most celebrated episodes in the underground youth movement of the Sixties, when thousands of students and community members joined to convert a piece of derelict property on the UC Berkeley campus into a park for all to enjoy. When the university issued an eviction notice, things turned ugly; one bystander was killed, another blinded and many others injured in the ensuing demonstrations, which lasted more than a week, culminating with then-Governor Ronald Reagan declaring a state of emergency and calling in National Guard troops to quell the riot. Among the more notorious aspects of the demonstration was the decision, made by Berkeley police under orders from the Governor's office, to use live shotgun rounds in combatting the protesters - a decision which essentially guaranteed an escalation of the confrontation and resulted in a marked increase in casualties. The materials here collected provide a vivid picture of both the colorful origins and the tragic aftermath of People's Park. Nearly all - including even the professionally-printed items - are rare, with fewer than a dozen of the 67 items found catalogued by author or title in OCLC. Many bear no authorial credit or publisher's imprint, and are clearly amateur pieces produced and distributed in the heat of the moment. Among the highlights are five issues (including the very elusive Issue no. 1) of Instant News Service, the daily emergency newspaper issued by the People's Press Syndicate during the duration of the protests; numerous student flyers announcing spur-of-the-moment rallies and vigils; several memorial flyers for James Rector, the student bystander who was shot and killed by Berkeley police; the mimeographed statement of C. Kilmer Myers, Catholic Bishop of California, dated May 23, 1969, calling for the withdrawal of National Guard troops and including the lyrics to Bob Dylan's anti-war anthem "Blowing in the Wind;" and a great many other highly evocative ephemeral items, all distributed either during the demonstrations or shortly after. A full short-title list is available on request. Though the widespread countercultural panic of 1968 still tends to exert a mythical hold on our country's historical imagination, it was to this cataloguer's mind People's Park - the fiftieth anniversary of which we'll celebrate in a few months - that best encapsulated the utopian ambitions of Vietnam-era insurgent movements, as well as the often brutal, nearly always tone-deaf, and ultimately futile counter-attacks by the reactionary elements of what was popularly referred to as "The Establishment." Doubtless other such collections were assembled by sympathetic observers at the time of these events, but in our experience few have survived. And rarely have we encountered a collection assembled with such an eye to ephemerality and inclusiveness. This is a dense, ready-made teaching or research archive, filled with unrecorded materials, many of them now unique, or practically so, after the passage of half a century. 1. "Soldiers! / Where are you from? We know -- you are from somewhere 'out of town.'" Broadsheet typescript note (14x21.5cm.); previous folds, else Near Fine. Signed at bottom of verso: "Soldiers and Veterans Committee of the People." Warning the out-of-state troops brought in, explaining that the government chose not to mobilize local troops because "LOCAL TROOPS WOULD KNOW BETTER WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING." Also warns the reader that "one of you may be murdered by a government agent or by a right wing gunman so the murder can be blamed on the peoples' movement." 2. [Hearn, Sneed]. "What Now?" [San Francisco: Sneed Hearn, 1969.] Octavo bifolium. Minor wrinkling, else Very Good. Issued after student James Rector was shot and killed by police. Not separately catalogued in OCLC (January, 2019). 3. Porchia, Antonio. "Voces." Broadsheet flyer (21.5x11.5cm.); previous folds, else Near Fine. Xerographically reproduced aphorisms by the Argentinian poet from his collection "Voces," this starting with the line "Every toy has the right to break." Possibly distributed amongst demonstrators. 4. Bay Area Spartacist League. [Broadside] "The Park and the Revolution." Berkeley: Bay Area Spartacist League, n.d. but 1969. Printed offset in black on yellow stock (28x21.5cm.); previous folds, else Near Fine. Issued after "Bloody Thursday," calling for the people to "BUILD A VANGUARD PARTY! / GENERAL STRIKE AGAINST PIG TERROR." Issued by the Trotskyist League, a local section of the International Communist League. Not separately catalogued in OCLC. 5. St. Francis of Assis. [Broadside] "Lord make me an instrument..." N.p., n.d. Broadside flyer (28x21.5cm.) printed offset in black on blue stock. Previous folds, else Near Fine. Presumably part of the literature handed out to demonstrators. 6. Anonymous. Two-page typescript document dated May 29, 1969. Previous folds, somewhat soiled (boot print?), else Very Good. Apparently an address delivered to the City Council by Berkeley High School students urging the Council to return the Park to the people and tear down the fence errected around the Park. Address dated two weeks after "Bloody Thursday" and the day before the (peaceful) May 30th march of 30,000 Berkeley citizens on the Park. The march is perhaps best remembered for the women who slid flowers into the muzzles National Guard rifles. 7. [Broadside] "Power IS the People." N.p., n.d. Illustrated broadside flyer (28x21.5cm.) printed offest in black on pale blue stock. Previous folds, extremities a bit worn, else Very Good. Inspirational flyer reminding demonstrators that "We are here to show that the SPIRIT which built People's Park can never be taken away by troops." 8. Independent Socialist Club Public Workshop. [Broadsheet] "Building a Revolutionary Movement in America." Illustrated broadsheet flyer (28x21.5cm.); printed offset in black on white stock. Previous folds, minor toning, else Near Fine. Advertising the Club's May 31st (1969) workshop, including talks delivered by student activist Joel Geier and Peace and Freedom organizer Jack Weinberg. 9. "I.F. Stone's Weekly, Vol. XVII, no. 10, May 19, 1969." Washington: I.F. Stone's Weekly, 1969. Quarto bifolium (28cm.); mail folds, postally used on rear panel, else Near Fine. Opening article "In Defense of the Campus Rebels." 10. [Broadside] "Rally / Fight Racism and Stop War." Printed offset on white stock (28x21.5cm.); stock rather toned, purple marker manuscript note on verso: "Appears that you care not for this conversation / Is this not so [sic]!" Flyer announcing a rally at Provo Park in Oakland, with addresses delivered by members of the Third World Liberation Front and the S.D.S. Dated January 22, 1969, though we find no contemporary newspaper coverage of such an event taking place. 11. Students for a Democratic Society. [Broadside] Wanted for Murder. Photo-illustrated broadside flyer (35.5x21.5cm.); previous folds, else Near Fine. Attack on Roger Heyns, "found guilty by the people for attempting to unleash a murderous assult on the student movement, resulting in the death of James Rector." Signed "SDS." Not separately catalogued in OCLC. 12. Young Socialist Alliance. [Broasheet] "Hear Paul Boutelle." Photo-illustrated broadsheet flyer (21.5x28cm.) printed offset on white stock. Uneven toning, some wear from handling, else Very Good. Advertising an address to be delivered by Paul Boutelle, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Vice President, at Merritt College and Berkeley High School, Provo Park, October 4, 1968. Verso reproduces an article on Boutelle from The Black Panther Newspaper, September 28, 1968. 13. Students for a Democratic Society - University of California, Berkeley. [Broadsheet] "Support the Strike at S.F. State!" Broadsheet flyer (28x21.5cm.) printed offset in black on yellow stock. Tiny glue stain, previous fold, else Near Fine. Verso provides strike demands from the Black Students Union ("3. That there be a Department of Black Studies which will grant a Bachelor Degree," etc.); and the Third World Liberation Front ("2. That 50 faculty positions be appropriated to the School of Ethnic Studies...") 14. Merritt College. [Broadsheet] "Admission and Administration Procedures for Spring Quarter, 1969." Printed from typescript on pink stock (33x21.5cm.); light toning at previous folds, else Very Good or better. 15. Book Center. [Broadside] Order form from the Book Center, "Headquarters fro Marxist Literature," June, 1969. Printed from typescript on yellow stock (28x21.cm). Previous folds, else Fine. Unused order form listing twenty-six titles available from the Center, including works by Lenin, Engels, Chairman Mao, W.E.B. DuBois, Malcolm X, and many others. 16. [Broadside] "Don't Let Heyns Fence Us Out." Printed from typescript on white stock (28x21.cm); previous folds, ragged tear at bottom edge not approaching text, else Near Very Good. Flyer addressed to Berkeley mothers and children to participate at a People's Park rally. Not separately catalogued in OCLC. 17. Berkeley Defense Committee. [Broadside] "There's a Conspiracy Afoot...Stomp out Coakley's conspiracy." Illustrated broadside printed offset in hot pink on white stock (21.5x35.5cm.). Advertising a May 25, [1969], Benefit Dance for the Berkeley Three and Park Bail Fund, with a performance by Country Joe McDonald and a light show by Gary Fisher. Printer's union stamp "Berkeley Graphic Arts" at bottom left-hand corner. 18. [Anonymous] "The Parking Lot That Thought It Was A Park." 3ll. staplebound document printed from typescript on rectos only. Faint toning along left-hand edge, else Very Good or better. Short parable about People's Park, at the time under consideration to be turned into a parking lot. Apparently never published. 19. Bay Area G.I. Civil Liberties Defense Committee. [Broadside] "Celebrate the Victory of Our GI Brothers the Ft. Jackson 8." Illustrated broadside flyer printed on white stock (28x21.cm); previous folds, faint toning, else Very Good. Celebratory meeting to be held at the San Francisco Labor Temple, June 1, [1969], for "The members of GI's United Against the War in Vietnam." Not separately catalogued in OCLC. 20. "F.F.C." [Broadside] "Heyns Rejects 7 Point Peace Plan." Printed offset in black on white stock (35.5x21.5cm.). Previous folds, else Near Fine. Provides the original 7-point plan, rejected by Chancellor Roger Heyns, as well as three alternative demands, including that Berkeley "lease the land to a non-profit community operation," also rejected by Heyns. Not separately catalogued in OCLC. 21. Bay Area Revolutionary Branch. [Broadside] "We Will Fight and Fight From This Generation To The Next." San Francisco: Bay Area Revolutionary Union, n.d. but 1969. Pictorial broadside printed in yellow and black on white stock (35.5x21.5cm); previous folds, else Very Good to Near Fine. Call-to-arms for the People's Park, ending with the war cries "Free Huey [Newton] & All Political Prisoners!! / Power to the People! / Zai Phong People's Park!!! (Zai Phong is Vietnamese for Liberate)." Not separately catalogued in OCLC. 22. [Anonymous] [Broadsheet] "Trashman the Avenger." Single-page comic strip printed in pink on white stock (35.5x28cm.); verso comprised of two columns of text printed from typescript in magenta ink. Apparently the only such "Trashman" comic, in which the titular hero guns down a fancy dress dinner attended by the wealthy elite, gathered to celebrate supposed extermination of Trashman. Text verso two untitled stream-of-consciousness poems, the first with the opening line "I have heard many aspiring dpctor [sic] types..." [Berkeley: v.i., 1969]. Collection, assembled contemporaneously by a Berkeley undergraduate, comprised of 67 individual pieces of printed ephemera, including broadsides, handbills, pamphlet publications and periodicals. Formats and printing processes vary widely, from tabloids to miniature handbills, from mimeograph to professional offset printing (including a few manuscript items). Additionally, there are 30 contemporary news clippings taken from mainstream Bay Area newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Berkeley Gazette, and the U.C. Berkeley student newspaper the Daily Californian. Condition is uniformly excellent, with expected toning to items on newsprint; a few of the ephemeral pieces with signs of use, including staple-holes and creases; Very Good or better overall.

$3500.00

Frox - Vol.III, No.5 (April 17, 1970)
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Frox - Vol.III, No.5 (April 17, 1970)

By [NEW LEFT]

Long Beach, NY: Students of Long Beach High School, 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Scarce radical newsletter published by a group of white students at Long Beach High School in New York, distributed in small numbers to the student body. Frox writers were deeply sympathetic to the cause of the Black Panther Party, utilizing imagery from The Black Panther and the Liberation News Service for their publication. The articles reflect the organizers' stridently anti-war, anti-racist, and pro-pot positions, presented alongside cartoons, revolutionary poetry, and news of revolutionary struggle at home and abroad. A visually striking and sophisticated production, as high school newsletters go. OCLC notes a short run (3 issues) at Amherst College. Quarto (28cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 16pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, some toning to front wrapper and upper edge of rear wrapper; Very Good+.

$250.00

The Intercollegiate Socialist, Vol 1, no 1 (Feb-March 1913) and Vol. 2, no. 1 (October-November 1913)
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The Intercollegiate Socialist, Vol 1, no 1 (Feb-March 1913) and Vol. 2, no. 1 (October-November 1913)

By [SOCIALISM - PERIODICALS] LAIDLER, Harry W. (ed)

New York: The Intercollegiate Socialist Society, 1913. First Edition. Pamphlet. Official organ of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, founded by Upton Sinclair in 1905; the ISS was the earliest precursor (through two name-changes) of the Sixties radical organization Students for a Democratic Society. The Society's magazine began publication following the Socialist Party's gains in 1912, a landmark year for American socialists during which many public intellectuals joined the cause and the Party's Presidential candidate, Eugene Debs, received nearly a million popular votes, the best showing ever for a Socialist candidate. Thereafter the Party's recruiting efforts stepped up considerably, with many new publications appearing in 1912 and 1913. The inaugural issue has a cover by radical cartoonist Art Young; contents include a mission statement of the I.S.S. by Upton Sinclair; articles by William English Walling and W.H. Ghent; and proceedings of the Society's fourth annual convention in New York. Second issue includes a recruiting article by the prominent woman socialist and Wellesley professor Vida Scudder, author of the Rideout-listed socialist romance A Listener in Babel (1903). Other contributors include Albert Edwards and Ernest Poole (both also Rideout-listed novelists). The publication continued until 1919, when the name was changed to The Socialist Review. A key Socialist Party periodical; not particularly scarce institutionally, but rather uncommon in the trade, especially in original wrappers. GOLDWATER 106. Staple-bound digest (23cm); printed thick paper wrappers; 28pp. Covers heavily soiled; brief tears into text margins; just Good. Ink "SAMPLE" hand-stamp to front wrapper of second issue.

$150.00

Report on the Vienna Youth Festival Held in Vienna, Austria, July 26 through August 4, 1959
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Report on the Vienna Youth Festival Held in Vienna, Austria, July 26 through August 4, 1959

By [WOMEN] [STEINEM, Gloria] INDEPENDENT SERVICE FOR INFORMATION ON THE VIENNA YOUTH FESTIVAL; Hubert H. Humphrey, foreword

Cambridge: Independent Service for Information on the Vienna Youth Festival, 1960. First Edition. Paperback. Having struggled to find work in New York City, 25-year-old Gloria Steinem moved to Cambridge in 1959 to assume the position of co-director of the anti-Communist program the Independent Service for Information on the Vienna Youth Festival. The Service, masquerading as a private enterprise whose aim was to send democracy- and capitalism-loving American youth to the communist-run Festival, was funded by an anonymous donor later revealed to be the CIA. The present title is one of a series of pamphlets on the Communist-sponsored Festival. Senator Hubert Humphrey smugly describes the proceedings in his foreword: "The balance swung to the Free World because of the effective challenge by non-Communist youth who initiated a dialogue for which the Communist youth had no response." Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's blue printed staplebound card wrappers; [6],108,xivpp.; photographic illus. Spine edge a bit sunned, else Near Fine.

$200.00

[Cover title] L.R.Y. Sing
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[Cover title] L.R.Y. Sing

By [COUNTERCULTURE] GREATER WASHINGTON AREA FEDERATION OF LIBERAL RELIGIOUS YOUTH

Washington, DC: Greater Washington Area Federation of Liberal Religious Youth, 1962. First Thus. Paperback. Collection of lyrics of religious, labor, and popular songs, issued by the LRY, the youth branch of the Unitarian Universalist Association, formed in 1953 by combining the American Unitarian Youth and the Universalist Youth Fellowship. The LRY's involvement in countercultural politics would eventually cause tention between the youthful organization, whose leadership was exclusively comprised of its young members, and the UUA. Indeed, the title at hand bears the mark of youthful editorship, made most noticeable by the struggle with Roman numerals (1962 appears as both MCLXII and MCVXII). The present collection includes such favorites as "Clementine," "Erie Canal," and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," as well as lesser known hits like "The CIO's Dixie," "I Want a Beer," and "The Pig Song," which begins "T'was an evening in October / I was feeling far from sober..." Most striking of all, however, is the rather crude cartoon which adorns the rear wrapper, an attack on the radical white supremacist John Birch Society, nick-named here "The Society for the Preservation of Wooden Toilet Seats," below which is depicted a toilet made of birch: "This is a john, color it birch." This edition not in OCLC as of December, 2018, though we find a similar item, "L.R.Y. Sings" (96pp., 1960) (Harvard, Brown, and U. British Columbia only). Quarto (28cm.); publisher's pictorial mimeographed staplebound self-wrappers; [4],29pp.; text printed from typescript in double columns. Some wear from handling, including finger soil and several short closed tears, none approaching text. Near Very Good overall.

$125.00

[Poster] Demonstratie Tegen de Sloop in de Nieuwmarkt! Vanavond half acht Westermarkt / Vandaag Wij, Morgen Jullie [Demonstration Against Demolition of Houses in Nieuwmarket...Today It's Our Turn, Tomorrow, Yours]
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[Poster] Demonstratie Tegen de Sloop in de Nieuwmarkt! Vanavond half acht Westermarkt / Vandaag Wij, Morgen Jullie [Demonstration Against Demolition of Houses in Nieuwmarket...Today It's Our Turn, Tomorrow, Yours]

By [GROENEVELD, Marijke]

Amsterdam: Amsterdams Scholieren Komité, Actiegroep Nieuwmarkt, Studenten Steunkomité, Redt Amsterdam, [1972]. Poster calling for a demonstration on the evening of March 24, 1972, against the proposed demolition of the Jewish neighborhood of Nieuwmarkt to make way for a highway. The artist, Marijke Groenveld, was a student at the Rietveld Academy at the time, her design, executed as a rush order, a rough sketch of two ominous riot policemen. The protests, headed by the Aktiegroep Nieuwmarkt, would eventually be successful in preserving the neighborhood. We find no copies located in OCLC as of September, 2017. Reference: https://www.mediamatic.net/en/page/96944/marijke-and-her-protest-poster. Original pictorial poster (59.5x41.75cm.) printed offset in black on white stock; minor wrinkling from handling, else Very Good or better.

$250.00

A Short History of the Young Communist League of the Soviet Union
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A Short History of the Young Communist League of the Soviet Union

By AFONIN, A.

Moscow: Co-Operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R., 1934. First English Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.75cm.); original off-white pictorial card wrappers; 69pp. Wrappers a bit soiled and toned, else Very Good.

$15.00

Haymarket. August 1976
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Haymarket. August 1976

By ANDREAS, Joel (et al)

Los Angeles: Haymarket, 1976. Pamphlet. Stapled self-wraps; [12pp]. Fine. House organ of the The Haymarket, a socialist community co-operative bookstore and coffee house located on Parkview Street in Los Angeles. Publication details uncertain, though this issue announces an expansion "to include fiction, poetry, criticism, and anything else of interest." Cover illustration by Joel Andreas, taken from his full-length comic book "The Incredible Rocky." Other contributions include poetry by Victor Valle, Carlisle Schnitzer, others.

$20.00

Protest in Paris 1968:  Photographs by Serge Hambourg
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Protest in Paris 1968: Photographs by Serge Hambourg

By HAMBOURG, Serge, photographs; Anne Sa'adah and Thomas Crow, essays

Hanover, NH: Hood Museum of Art / University Press of New England, 2006. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm x 28cm). Pictorial glossy card wrappers (paperback); 88pp; illus. Near Fine copy; small mark on back cover, else fine. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Protest in Paris 1968: Photographs by Serge Hambourg" held at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College September 9-November 18, 2006. Photographs by Serge Hambourg, essays by Anne Sa'adah and Thomas Crow, Introduction by Katherine Hart, Foreward and Acknowledgements by Brian Kennedy.

$50.00

Revolutionary Marxist Students in Poland Speak Out (1965-1968)
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Revolutionary Marxist Students in Poland Speak Out (1965-1968)

By [POLAND] KURON, Jacek and Karol Modzelewski

New York: Pathfinder Press, 1970. Pamphlet. Third printing. Octavo; staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 96pp. Near Fine. Includes Kuron and Modzelewski's Open Letter to the Polish Communist Party; Antoni Zambrowski, Reply to the Polish Workers Party; Isaac Deutscher, Open Letter to Gomulka & the Central Committee.

$15.00

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