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THE BEACON : Vol. No. 14 : September, 1935 : No. 9 [cover] by [Prisoner-run Periodical] - Paperback - First Edition - 1935 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera (SKU: 833)

THE BEACON : Vol. No. 14 : September, 1935 : No. 9 [cover]

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THE BEACON : Vol. No. 14 : September, 1935 : No. 9 [cover]

by [Prisoner-run Periodical]

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Richmond, Virginia: Published by the Inmates of the Virginia State Penitentiary, 1935. 16 pp., containing in-text woodcut pictures and ornaments, plus wrappers printed on all sides. Original photographically illustrated wrappers, saddle-stapled. Softer vertical crease, light stains in wrappers, center bifolium (pp. 7-10) loose. Good to very good.

Scarce Depression-era issue of THE BEACON, a journal run by the prisoners of the Virginia State Penitentiary from 1921 to 1949. The cover, bearing a portrait of Will Rogers and caption dedicating the issue to his memory, prints the month as September, 1935 (and issue number as "9" in Volume 14); the title page, evidently in error, prints "August" (Issue 14:8). Content includes inmate-penned health, gossip, humor, and prison sports columns, notes from the chapel, news from the industrial shops, letters from prison road camps, poems, jokes, and meditations, together with an article by Commissioner of Public Welfare, official information for prisoners and their families, and a list recording "Movements of the Population" (including escapes [3] and escapees returned [8]). A poignant glimpse into an oft-forgotten population's gallows humor and efforts at mutual encouragement.

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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
Seller Inventory #
833
Title
THE BEACON : Vol. No. 14 : September, 1935 : No. 9 [cover]
Author
[Prisoner-run Periodical]
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Good
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1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Published by the Inmates of the Virginia State Penitentiary
Place of Publication
Richmond, Virginia
Date published
1935
Keywords
Americana, Virginia, book arts, prison, prisoners, incarceration, humor
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W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera specializes in printed and manuscript materials relating to the book arts, social movements, and unusual collections, exhibitions, and performances. We also provide USPAP-compliant, IRS-qualified appraisals and a variety of consulting services for both institutions and private collectors. Member, ABAA & ILAB.

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