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History, Politics, Literature From Madden Books


The Fate of Writing in America

By James T. Farrell

Inscribed by author on front cover at top fore corner to Ernie Erber (author and fellow Trotskyist). Staple-bound, in orange wraps. Lightly scuffed covers; slightly sunned at joint; vertical crease on front cover; tightly bound except central sheet is loose at upper staple; 1 interior page darkened as from laid in newspaper, o/w clean interior. 8vo, 32 (unpaginated) pp.


The Spectator, with a Historical and Biographical Preface (Nos 1 - 635), 8 vol. set

By Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, et al. (A. Chalmers, ed)

8 vol set. Very Good HCs, no DJs. Vellum (or faux vellum) over beveled boards, red leather spine panels with gilt letters; top edge gilt; white watered (moiré) pattern end papers; laid paper. Covers are firm and square with clean edges; lightly scuffed/soiled; some age darkening at edges; spines are evenly darkened with all panels legible; tightly bound; book plates on front pastedown of each volume ('Deus Protector Noster'); owner name on front pastedown of each volume; very clean interiors with some age darkening at page edges; many leaves unopened at fore edges. Spine panels on each volume are shield at upper spine bearing title, vol number and editor name and small rectangle at lower spine bearing publisher name, place and date 1881 (title page gives 1883). All shields are VG and complete though Vol 6 scraped. 5 of 8 lower spine rectangles are chipped, 2 severely. OCLC #8466537; LOC #9691017. 12mo, 3252 pp; index.


Writers against Rulers

By Dusan Hamsik

1st printing. Very Good HC in Very Good DJ. Red cloth over boards, gilt and magenta metallic letters. Bright, clean covers & spine; light dust spotting on text block top and fore edge; tightly bound; crisp, clean interior. DJ is clean and complete; slightly rubbed along back cover top edge. 8vo, 208 pp; index.