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    Chervena tribuna: mesechno sotsialdemokratichesko spisanie [The red tribune: a monthly socialist magazine]. Vol. III no. 5-6 (May-June 1931)

    Sofia: Proletizdat Alfa, 1931. Octavo (23.2 × 15.8 cm). Original pictorial wrappers, signed "K. K."; 48 pp. Very light wear; small postal address label to rear wrapper; very good. Double issue of the Bulgarian socialist journal, which was initially subtitled a "monthly journal for workers' education, organization, and struggle." It was published from 1928 to 1934 and edited by Georgi Borshukov, Sotir Ianev (1891-1943), Asen Zlatarov, and Dimo Vodenicharov. By the fourth year, the journal would bill itself as the main organ of Bulgarian socialists. The contributions include socio-economic and political news from Bulgaria and abroad, articles on the workers' movement, bolshevism, anarchism, and translations of articles from the international "red press." With a translation of an article by Fritz Tarnow, an essay on the five year plan by Peter Garvy, and others. With a linocut print by Albert Denens (?) entitled "The Proletarian", a portrait of Jean Jaurès, and a woodcut entitled "The unemployed" by Josef Wills (?). With attractive drawn wrappers by Kiril Kalinov (signed K. K.), incorporating a large red triangle suggesting the dispersion of sound (or light) from the "Red Tribune," and incorporating attractive lettering. KVK, OCLC only show a run for 1932 at the British Library and Columbia, and a single issue each at IISH Amsterdam and Stanford.


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    Folklore: Volume 84 1973 (4 issues) by Folk-Lore Society

    London: The Folk-Lore Society/ William Glaisher, 1973. 1st. Softcover. Very Good None. Softcovers, 350 pages total in four quarterly issues. Scholarly essays on all aspects of folk studies worldwide. Articles include: Richard M. Dorson 'Is Folklore a Discipline?', Jacqueline Simpson 'Sussex Local Legends', Omega Means Starr 'A Search for the Identity of Yamm "Prince Sea" of the Canaanite Baal and Anath Cycle', Trefor Owen 'The Celebration of Candlemas in Wales', Naomi Mitchison 'A Harvest Experience', B. S. Benedikz 'Basic Themes in Icelandic Folklore', Anthony Jackson 'A Na-Khi Folk-Tale', Lisa Warner 'The Role of Folk-Songs in the Russian Folk-Plays', Howard Wight Marshall 'Tom Tit Tot - a Comparative Essay on Aarne-Thompson Type 500', D.E. Mills 'Medieval Japanese Tales, part 2', others. Clean copies. Record # 411624


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    News from Nowhere : Canadian Anarchist Journal, Volume 2, Number 2 (October 1973) by Anonymous (ed.), Michael Bakunin, Tuli Kupferberg, et al

    Edmonton, Canada: Edmonton Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation / Black Cat Press, 1973. 1st edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). VG+. 8vo, 20pp, stapled self-cover. Rare early Anarchist journal printed by Edmonton's Black Cat Press, includes an enticing centerfold of Michael Bakunin and a piece from Tuli Kupferberg's Newspoems. Unmarked copy with light outer wear.


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    You Can Trust the Communists to be Communists by Schwarz, Dr. Fred

    Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1962. First paperback ed. 8vo. 182 pp.; index. Very good, apparently unread.


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    What Vermont Means to N.Y.: Three Views.. Norman Thomas - C. Hathaway . . by Kent, Rockwell

    New York: Vermont Federation of Labor, 1936. Lithograph poster. 21.5 x 14.25 inches. Losses to lower margin and upper corners. Mounted on linen. Announcing a three-part lecture delivered by Socialist Norman Thomas, C. Hathaway, and John C. Lawson, President of the Vermont Federation of Labor, held on Friday, March 27, 1936. The lectures and this poster were in response to the Procter Marble Company's attempt to evict striking marble workers and their families from company housing. The illustration here, "drawn in a big hurry--it had to be," shows a woman and her four children, including a babe in arms, looking back at their retreated footsteps leading to a pile of abandoned furniture, including a bed, table, armoir, and chairs. Below the group of figures Kent has written "In the Name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress."


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    SOCIALISM - UTOPIAN AND SCIENTIFIC by Frederick Engels

    Peking: Foriegn Languages Press, 1975. Stated First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. 5 x 7 1/4 inches. 108 pages. Condition is Very Good+, slight toning to covers near spine, text is very clean and unmarked, binding is tight. STK


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    Lenin; Political Leaders of the Twentieth Century by Shub, David [Lenin, V. I. (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 - 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Republic from 1917

    Published by Penguin Books Ltd., 27 Wrights Lane, London 1977. London 1977., 1977. Brand new paperback. 7'' x 4½''. Contains 496 printed pages of text. Unmarked copy in Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0140208097


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    The Communist Manifesto by Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich

    New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1955. Soft Cover. Fair/No Jacket. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1955. Crofts Classics. Edited by Samuel H. Beer, Harvard University. With selections from The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte and Capital by Karl Marx. 96 pages. Front cover has scribble marks in pen; corners and edges a little bumped and worn; pages show some foxing. Good binding. Vintage copy.. Soft Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    Typed Letter Signed on personal stationery by THOMAS, Norman (1884 - 1968)

    New York, 1952. unbound. 1 page, 7.25 x 8.5 inches, New York, October 17, 1952. Written to prominent New York publisher Morton Lawrence regarding a particular political consideration: "...I am on record in so many articles and speeches concerning the danger of nominating a southerner for president or vice-president because of the race issue..." Natural folds; faint paperclip stain in the upper left corner; uneven toning on the bottom right corner. Very good(-) condition. Norman Thomas was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.


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    International Socialism No. 114: Gramsci and International Relations by Harman, Chris [Edited by] Adrian Budd [Contributes:]

    Published by International Socialism, London First Edition April 2007. London 2007., 2007. First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers. 8vo. 8½'' x 6¼''. ISBN 9781905192229. Contains 222 printed pages of text. Without any ownership markings and in Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published. We currently hold in stock 5 other titles in this series. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    The History of the Shorter Workday by Labor Research Association

    New York: International Publishers , 1942. Staplebound. Good. 64p. in printed wraps, lightly toned spine. Former California Labor School Library copy, San Francisco. Label remains interior cover.


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    What is Marxism? by Burns, Emile

    Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd., 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London 1943. London 1943., 1943. Publisher's original blue card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 67 printed pages of text. Cheap paper browning, foxing to the covers and in Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    Capital: A Critique of Political Economy--Volume 1, The Process of Capitalist Production Translated from the Third German Edition, by Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling by Karl Marx ; Edited by Frederick Engels

    Hardback copyright 1912; withdrawal from public library with usual stamps and stickers; text block tight and square; significant wear to burgundy boards along edges and corners; spine reinforced with book tape; rear free end-paper chipped along top edge; 867 clean pages, tanned from age 5-BNB-1-BK.


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    Sandino's Daughters; Testimonies of Nicaraguan Women in Struggle by Randall, Margaret [Edited by Lynda Yanz]

    Published by Zed Press, 57 Caledonian Road, London First Edition 1981. London 1981., 1981. First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 220 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Ink message to the title page, cheap paper browning and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    Marx Before Marxism by McLellan, David

    London : Macmillan, 1970. Hardcover. Good/Good. 5.5" x 9. This is the November 1970 corrected reprint of the biography that concentrates on the early life of Marx. A former library book with the usual stamps and stickers and the benefit of a protected dust wrapper. A sound and tidy copy with some evidence of reading. All orders processed and shipped promptly from the UK, usually within 24 hours. Please call or email with your questions.


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    Beyond the Cold War by Thompson, E. P

    Published by Merlin Press, 3 Manchester Road, London 1982. London 1982., 1982. Publisher's original illustrated stapled card covers. 8vo 8'' x 6'' 36 pages ISBN 0850362865. In Very Good condition with slight age tanning to the spine edges, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    Surprise De St. Eustache by PONCE, Nicolas

    Engraving. Page measures 10 1/4" x 13". This colorful engraving depicts the surprise attack by the French against the British at St. Eustache in 1781 during the American Revolution. St. Eustache, the Dutch owned island in the Caribbean was a major port and trading post during the Revolution and at this time was ultimately captured by the French thus ending British control. The hand coloring distinguishes the French and British uniforms showing the French overpowering the battle scene. Colonial architecture is depicted in the background.


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    The World of Communism [Revised Edition] by Swearingen, Rodger

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York Revised Edition 1964. New York 1964., 1964. Publisher's original card covers. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 239 pp. Monochrome illustrations throughout. Indigo stamp to the title page which states 'Provided by Freedoms Foundation J. Edgar Hoover Library on Communism.' In Very Good clean and sound condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM by Reich, Wilhelm (translated from the German by Vincent R. Carfagno)

    New York: Pocket Books, 1976. (xxxiv) 380 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with some minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Al Pisano. The Chapters are: Ideology as a Material Force; The Authoritarian Ideology of the Family in the Mass Psychology of Fascism; The Race Theory; The Symbolism of the Swastika; The Sex Economic Presuppositions of the Authoritarian Family; Organized Mysticism as an International Anti-Sexual Organization; Sex Economy in the Fight Against Mysticism; Some Questions of Sex Political Practice; The Masses and the State; Biosocial Function of Work; Give Responsibility to Vitally Necessary Work; The Biologic Miscalculation in the Human Struggle for Freedom; and On Natural Work Democracy; followed by an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Al Pisano;.


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    Lenin's Political Thought; Volume 1: Theory and Practice in the Democratic Revolution; Volume 2: Theory and Practice in the Socialist Revolution [2 Volumes] by Harding, Neil [Lenin, V. I. (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 - 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Republic from 19

    Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 4 Little Essex Street, London First Editions 1977 and 1981. Two Volumes. London 1977 & 1981., 1981. First edition uniform matching hard back bindings in publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spines. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xvi] 360; [x] 387 printed pages of text. Volume I is a near Fine condition book in near Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Volume II has a sun faded line across the front cover and does not have a dust wrapper and internally is in Very Good condition with 'Communist Party Archive' stamp to the front free end paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    The Goldwater Coloring Book. by WRIGHT, Fred

    New York: Marzani & Munsell, 1964. First edition / First printing. Red, White and Blue illustrated wrappers. Near fine.. Political satire from the 1964 campaign.


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    An Essay in Centrifugal Politics Design for Transition by Thorp, Joseph

    Published by Jonathan Cape, 30 Bedford Square, London First Edition 1935. London 1935., 1935. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, faded gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 93 printed pages of text. Ink name to the front end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with short closed tear to the foot of the front cover, not price clipped 3s. 6d. Early reviews of Design for Transition loosely enclosed. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    The Present Picture of New South Wales; Illustrated with Four Large Coloured Views, From Drawings Taken on the Spot, of Sydney... with a Plan of the Colony by MANN, D.D. [David" Daniel Dickinson]

    London: John Booth, 1811. First Edition. hardcover. good. With fine folding colored map, lacking the 4 plates. Off setting on the title page, otherwise a nice clean copy. Rebound in the early 1900s in 3/4 leather over marbled boards; corners bumped, spine worn, cracking to hinges which has been repaired. London: John Booth, 1811. First Edition. Scarce.


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    Lenin Photographic Booklet by Lenin, V. I. (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin 22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 - 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Republic from 1917 to 1918, of

    Published circa 1966. 1966., 1966. Publisher's original red and white card wrap covers. 8vo. 5'' x 7''. Contains 60 pages of monochrome photographs with the first dated 1874, and the last dated 1922. Descriptive text opposite in English, Russian, French and Italian. 8 page introduction in Russian. Without any ownership markings and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    A Guide to Communist Jargon by R. N. Carew Hunt

    Bles, London, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. xviii + 169pp. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding firm. Dust jacket marked and chipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. Top edge foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Politics & Government; Modern; Reference. Inventory No: 17633. .


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