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PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: The Escalation of Student Protest.
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PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: The Escalation of Student Protest.

By Kelman, Steven.

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970., 1970.. Very good. - Octavo, pictorial gray cloth illustrated in red & black in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is soiled with the head of its spine chipped. Half-title, title, [4] leaves & 287 pages. Near fine in a good dust wrapper. First edition.Harvard senior Steven Kelman records the events that led up to the violent occupation of a Harvard University building in April 1969-- the occasion of the "Harvard Bust". Kelman writes from the point of view of a socialist and political activist who was opposed to violence.A copy of a Houghton Mifflin memo from the Foreign Rights department is laid in.

$15.00

LETTER SIGNED BY FRANCOIS PIETRI, MINISTER FOR COLONIAL AFFAIRS IN THE THIRD FRENCH REPUBLIC, SENDING A YOUNG CORRESPONDENT HIS PHOTOGRAPH.
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LETTER SIGNED BY FRANCOIS PIETRI, MINISTER FOR COLONIAL AFFAIRS IN THE THIRD FRENCH REPUBLIC, SENDING A YOUNG CORRESPONDENT HIS PHOTOGRAPH.

By Pietri, Francois. (1882-1966). French politician who held numerous ministerial posts during the French Third Republic.

Paris, France: August 15, 1930., 1930.. Fine. - Letter penned in blue ink on 1-1/4 sides of a sheet of cream-colored Ministere des Colonies letterhead folded once to form 4 sides, each 8-1/4 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide, with the address printed at the top of the first side. Signed "Tres cordialement / F Pietri". Folded once for mailing. Fine <p>A friendly letter, written in French and realized in a secretarial hand, is addressed to "Mon jeune et lontain ami". Pietri sends this young and far-off friend his photograph [not here present] and apologizes for the delay. "Voici ma photographie, avec une pensee qui n'a d'autre merite que d'etre sincere."<p>Born in Corsica, Francois Pietri [1882-1966] was selected for the French Civil Service in 1906 as an auditor and progressed through the ranks to Director of Finances for Morocco, a post he held from 1917 to 1924. He was then elected to the National Assembly and remained in office there until 1942. During that period he held numerous ministerial posts in the French Third Republic, including Finance Minister and, at the time of this letter, Minister of Colonial Affairs. He remained in French politics during the Nazi occupation of France, serving as the Vichy ambassador to Spain from 1940 to 1944.

$35.00

AUTOGRAPH OF BRITISH LABOUR PARTY POLITICIAN MARY AGNES HAMILTON INSCRIBED BELOW A NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN.
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AUTOGRAPH OF BRITISH LABOUR PARTY POLITICIAN MARY AGNES HAMILTON INSCRIBED BELOW A NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN.

By Hamilton, Mary Agnes (1884-1966). Labour Member of Parliament for Blackburn, U.K. (1929-1931).

July 1930.. 1930.. Very good. - Portrait, 3-3/4 inches high by 2-3/4 inches wide, clipped from a newspaper and mounted on a piece of cream paper, 6-1/8 inches high by 3- 3/8. Signed below the portrait "Mary Agnes Hamilton / July 1930". Very good. <p>The newspaper portrait is a striking head-and-shoulders shot of Hamilton with closely cropped hair, large dark eyes and well-defined cheekbones, wearing a black dress or jacket. The full inscription reads: "To Seymour Halpern / with every good wish from / Mary Agnes Hamilton / July 1930".<p>Mary Agnes Hamilton, known as Molly, (1884-1966) was a British Labour Party politician who was Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1929 to 1931. In 1916 she caused controversy by writing an anti-war novel "Dead Yesterday". In the early 1920s she was the deputy editor of The New Leader. She also held a position on the Balfour Committee on Industry and Trade.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$25.00

ORIGINAL 1990 BILL BRADLEY SENATE CAMPAIGN POSTER BY LEROY NEIMAN
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ORIGINAL 1990 BILL BRADLEY SENATE CAMPAIGN POSTER BY LEROY NEIMAN

By (Bradley, Bill). Neiman, LeRoy

Bill Bradley for U.S. Senate, 1990.. 1990.. Fine. - sc - A 38 inch high by 25-1/8 inch wide campaign poster by LeRoy Neiman for New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley's 1990 Senate Campaign. The candidate's name "Bill Bradley" is boldly printed in red at the top with the words "U.S. Senate '90" printed in red along the bottom. LeRoy Neiman's portrait depicts a lean Bill Bradley in a red pullover vest over a white shirt and tie in front of a blackboard. The credit "Paid for by Bill Bradly for U.S. Senate" are printed at bottom left and "Copyright LeRoy Neiman 1990" appears at bottom right. There are minor creases to the corners and edges. Near fine.

$75.00

RETORT: An Anarchist Review. Volume 4, No. 4. Winter 1951

By Bryant, Byron R.; Volin; Mac Low, Jackson; et al. Cantine, Holley; and Rainer, Dachine; editors

Bearsville, NY: Retort, 1951.. 1951.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The binding is bumped & rubbed with the extremities darkened & with a small area of the surface torn along the top edge of the rear cover. There is light staining to the lower half of the front wrap & some pink staining near the top of the rear wrap. 48 pages. There is a stain to the title page & light foxing to the fore-edge. Good. <p>Among the contents of this issue are "The Epic of Father Gapon", translated from Volin's "La Revolution Inconnue", about Father Gapon, a priest and prison chaplain chosen by the Tsar's political police to infiltrate the Russian Socialist Revolutionaries whose activities were increasing from 1900 on; an article on the Catholic Worker Movement by Byron R. Bryant; "The Two Soldiers", a piece by Donald Wetzel; and poems by Jackson Mac Low and others.

$15.00

THE METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY, "WATER QUESTION" &c., &c. Sixth Edition of above Circular with additional reprints. (Sixteenth Thousand)

By Wiseman, William Thomas

(London): G. Hill, 1882.. 1882.. Good. - Octavo, printed self-wraps sewn with cream cord. 32 pages. The title & last page are soiled. The front edge of the title is chipped; there is a crease to its bottom corner & a price-sticker has been partially removed from its top corner. The bottom corner of the last leaf is creased & torn. The remaining page corners are lightly bumped with creasing to the bottom corners of 2 rear leaves. Good. <p>"Nothing less than direct representation to the coming Water Board will satisfy the ratepayers of the Metropolis....It would be a wholesome check on the members of that board if they were elected--as I trust the new water authority will be--by the suffrages of the ratepayers, and the votes of the water consumers...." [From a Thomas Wiseman letter quoted in the press and reprinted in this pamphlet].<p>Scarce.

$25.00

THE CHARACTER OF A PRIEST; By Philanthropos

By [Carlile, Richard]

London: Printed and published by R. Carlile, 55, Fleet-Street, 1821.. 1821.. Fine. - Octavo, printed self-wraps, unbound, removed. 8 pages. There is a light crease across the top corner of each page, else the pamphlet is bright & clean. Near fine. <p>First edition.<p>Richard Carlile [1790-1843] was a famed political activist, radical publisher and a fearless campaigner for freedom of the press. He published works by Thomas Paine and radical pamphlets and journals, including Sherwin's Political Register, which was closed down by the government after he published in it the first full eyewitness report of the Peterloo massacre. He changed the name of the journal to The Republican and continued to press for the punishment of those responsible for the massacre. In the course of his career, he was prosecuted for blasphemy, libel and sedition and was imprisoned several times. His wife Jane was also imprisoned when she took over publication of The Republican while he was in jail. By 1821, Carlile was a declared atheist and the present pamphlet is a gleefully eloquent attack on the priesthood and "the multitude of assassinations, of massacres and of wars-- the avarice, the villainy, the bigotry and bloody-mindedness of Priests have occasioned...." The pamphlet opens with a declaration of the equality of man, a cause dear to his heart: "A Priest has the same essence, is composed of the same elements, endowed with the same organization as other men; he has no more natural command, no greater power, no greater right; Priests do not come into the world with crosiers or with mitres, or with rosaries; the revolutions of matter create and destroy them; they are decomposed as a cow or a cabbage...." He concludes: "...Whoever attempts to analyze the farce, to unveil the imposition of revealed religion, is sure to be attacked by Bishops, by Imans, by Bonzes, and by Muftis; truth acts upon these animals as light does upon the organization of bats and owls, and other reptiles, at mid-day".<p>Very scarce.

$350.00

REVOLUTION AS THEATRE: Notes on the new radical style

By Brustein, Robert

New York: Liveright, (1971).. (1971).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black wraps. The wraps are lightly rubbed & slightly bumped. [xi], 170 & [2] pages. Very good. <p>A critique of American society, examining campus unrest and student activism, by the Dean of the Yale School of Drama.

$10.00

THE ERRORS OF SOCIALISM / Being a Series of Lectures and Pamphlets on Various Subjects

By Cox, Harold; Farraday, W. Barnard; Lambert, Rt. Hon. George; et al

London, U.K.: The Anti-Socialist Union and Reconstruction Society, n.d [circa 1925].. n.d [circa 1925].. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed red wraps. The wraps are rubbed & bumped. There is a 1-1/2 inch tear with a second, shorter tear to the front edge of the front wrap & the front edge of the rear wrap is faded with 2 small stains. The spine & the adjacent edges of the wraps are faded & the head & tail of the spine are torn. Title & 128 pages. The top page corners & a few bottom page corners are creased. There are 2 small stains to the fore-edge with tiny stains to the top corners & front edges of a few leaves. The contents are good. <p>Among the subjects are "Can Socialism Solve the Problem of Unemployment?". "Socialist and Proletarian Schools and Their Dangers" and "Is Socialism Compatible with Faith?"<p>Scarce.

$45.00

FORWARD FROM LIBERALISM

By Spender, Stephen

London: Victor Gollancz, 1937.. 1937.. Good. - Small octavo, soft covers bound in printed stiff paper vermilion wraps. The binding is soiled with a crease to the bottom corner of the front wrap. The spine is slightly faded & rubbed with the head lightly chipped. 295 pages. The page edges are darkened. Good. <p>First edition.<p>The Ex- libris of Edna and William Epstein wiith artwork in the style of Rockwell Kent is mounted on the inside front wrap.

$20.00

ALLES FUR DAS VOLK / ALLES DURCH DAS VOLK: Dokumente zur demokratischen Bewegung in Mannheim 1848-1948

By Schadt, Jorg; compiler and editor

Stuttgart und Aalen: Konrad Theiss Verlag, (1977).. (1977).. Fine. - (Sonderveroffentlichung des Stadtarchivs Mannheim Nr. 1). 8vo, red cloth titled in gilt, in dw (rubbed & lightly spotted; extremities darkened). 277 pp. Color pictorial endpapers & B&W illustrations. Near fine in very good dw. <p>A history of democratic movements in Mannheim, Germany, from the revolution of 1848-49 through the aftermath of World War II, told through documents from the city archives. Text in German.

$35.00