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Every Man A King: The Autobiography of Huey P. Long

Every Man A King: The Autobiography of Huey P. Long

by [RADICAL RIGHT & FASCISM] LONG, Huey P.

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1933
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New Orleans: National Book Co., Inc, 1933. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (20.5cm). Yellow cloth boards, lettered in black and red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 343pp; frontispiece and 15 unnumbered leaves of photographic plates (halftones). A straight, Near Fine copy, marred only by some oxidation transfer to the spine and joints, a result of the gold foil… Read more about this item
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FSA Photographs

FSA Photographs

by [PHOTOGRAPHY] [FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION] WOLCOTT, Marion Post (photos); STEIN, Sally (introduction)

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First Edition
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1983
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[Carmel, CA]: The Friends of Photography, 1983. First Edition. Slim quarto (28cm); original photo-illustrated card wrappers; [3],4-48pp; illus. Modest external wear, gentle sunning to spine, with a few faint creases to wrapper extremities; faintly musty; Very Good+. Volume collecting 33 photographs taken by Wolcott while working for the U.S. Farm Security Administration. With an introduction by Saly Stein, and… Read more about this item
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The People, Yes [Malcolm Cowley's Review Copy, Signed]
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The People, Yes [Malcolm Cowley's Review Copy, Signed]

by [MALCOLM COWLEY] SANDBURG, Carl

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1936
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. First Trade Edition. First Printing, a review copy, with the publication date and price rubber stamped on front endpaper. Octavo (21.25cm); blue cloth, with titles stamped in copper on spine; dustjacket; [viii],286,[2]pp. Critic Malcolm Cowley's copy, with his ownership signature in black ink on front endpaper. Gentle sunning to upper board edges,… Read more about this item
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Proctors Products: CCC Jewelry and Other Souvenirs. A Complete Line of Post Exchange Supplies Carried in Stock
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Proctors Products: CCC Jewelry and Other Souvenirs. A Complete Line of Post Exchange Supplies Carried in Stock

by [CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS] [TRADE CATALOG] PROCTORS PRODUCTS

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New Haven: Proctors Products, N.d. (ca. 1935). Quarto. Bifolium (4pp); illus. Old folds from mailing, mild soil; Very Good. Brief illustrated trade catalog of products marketed to Civilian Conservation Corps members, including rings, watches, jewelry and other accessories.
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NRA Member - We Do Our Part ["Blue Eagle" Window Poster]

by [GREAT DEPRESSION - NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION] COINER, Charles (attrib)

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N.p., n.d. [Washington, D.C: GPO, c.1933]. Original window poster, 27-1/2" x 21". Offset lithograph, printed in two colors. Original horizontal and vertical folds; splits at left and right margins, a few small losses, including about a 1/4" loss to paper at fold and at center; another small (ca 1/2" x 1/4") loss at upper margin; a few small stains.… Read more about this item
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Secondary Education for Negroes. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17 - National Survey of Secondary Education, Monograph No. 7

Secondary Education for Negroes. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17 - National Survey of Secondary Education, Monograph No. 7

by CALIVER, Ambrose

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1933
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Washington DC: USGPO, 1933. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; original printed thick-paper wrappers (softcover, as issued); 121pp. A somewhat worn copy; a faint tide-mark affects bottom margin of text block throughout; there is occasional pencil underlining and aging to covers; complete and just Good. Uncommon first edition of this Depression-era report on the status and future of… Read more about this item
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Children Under Capitalism

Children Under Capitalism

by [CPUSA] HUTCHINS, Grace

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1933
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New York: International Publishers, 1933. First Edition. Slim octavo (18.75cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 24pp. Trivial wear and dustiness, else Near Fine. "Communist pamphlet expressing grievances on behalf of the children of the working class. The author tells instance after instance of capitalism's inhumanity to the children, and concludes that children of the workers will really come into a full… Read more about this item
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Why Communism? Plain Talks on Vital Problems

Why Communism? Plain Talks on Vital Problems

by [CPUSA] OLGIN, M.J. [Moissaye]

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1934
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New York: Workers Library, 1934. First revised edition (originally published 1933). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 96pp. Trivial external soiling; hint of aging to text, still Near Fine. One of several printings of Olgin's strident "Third Period" polemic, first published in 1933.This version presumably issued to coincide with the 1934 midterm elections. Olgin, editor of the Yiddish communist daily… Read more about this item
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The Communist Party: A Manual on Organization

The Communist Party: A Manual on Organization

by [CPUSA] "by J. Peters" (pseud. Alexander GOLDBERGER)

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1935
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New York: Workers Library Publishers, 1935. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed wrappers; 127pp; folding chart tipped in between pp 64-65. Mild external soil and creasing; still a tight, complete, Near Fine copy of the uncommon first edition. SEIDMAN P113: "The definitive Party handbook, written by a Comintern representative in the U.S. Sections deal with fundamentals of the Party… Read more about this item
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Tommy Gallagher's Crusade

Tommy Gallagher's Crusade

by FARRELL, James T.

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1939
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New York: Vanguard Press, 1939. First Edition. First printing. Small octavo. Tan cloth; dustjacket; 91pp. Tight, straight, and unmarked - a Near Fine copy. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $1.00 at base of front flap), lightly rubbed and soiled with a small nick at upper margin of rear panel; Very Good. One of relatively few contemporary… Read more about this item
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A Primer of Economics

A Primer of Economics

by CHASE, Stuart; Lynd Ward, illus

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1941
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New York: Random House, 1941. First Random House printing (originally published by Row, Peterson, 1941). Octavo. Blue cloth hardcover; 60pp; illus. Light rubbing at spine ends and board corners, else Near Fine. In the original illustrated dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $1.00 on front flap), but rather a wreck, rubbed, chippped and with a long closed tear to front panel, just… Read more about this item
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The Time Is Noon

The Time Is Noon

by HAYDN, Hiram

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1948
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New York: Crown Publishers, 1948. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 561pp. Tight, straight and unmarked copy, Near Fine. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $3.50 on front flap), rubbed at margins and slightly sunned on spine; Very Good. Haydn's third novel, an epic set in the American South during the last spasms of the… Read more about this item
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A Cool Million: The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin

A Cool Million: The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin

by WEST, Nathanael

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First U.K. Edition
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1954
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London: Neville Spearman, 1954. First U.K. Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in white on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-138,[2]pp. Near Fine copy, free of markings or notable wear. In the original dustwrapper, price-clipped, slightly toned on margins and spine panel; Very Good. West's third novel, originally published in 1934 (NY: Covici-Friede).
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Little Napoleons and Dummy Directors: Being the Narrative of the Bank of the United States

Little Napoleons and Dummy Directors: Being the Narrative of the Bank of the United States

by WERNER, M. R.

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1933
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1933. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth stamped in gilt; [x],215,[1]pp. A straight copy, mild rubbing to edges, spine mildly sunned with gilt worn away, else Very Good. Account of the failure of the Bank of the United States in New York, which was organized in 1913 and failed in… Read more about this item
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Wendell Willkie of Elwood

Wendell Willkie of Elwood

by MAKEY, Herman O.

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1940
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Elwood, IN: National Book Company, 1940. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Navy blue cloth; titles stamped in red; 291pp; frontispiece and 33 unnumbered leaves of double-sided photographic plates (halftones). Mild dusting to exterior; endpapers slightly discolored from aging to binding adhesive; complete and Very Good. Campaign biography of the 1940 Republican nominee for President, written to accentuate his populist… Read more about this item
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The Secrets of Cartooning: an Instruction Book on Humorous Drawing

The Secrets of Cartooning: an Instruction Book on Humorous Drawing

by THORNDIKE, Chuck

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1936
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New York: The House of Little Books, 1936. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; [48]pp; illus. A few small corner-creases, else a clean, tight copy, Near Fine. One in a series of instructional books by the prolific cartoonist of the 1930s, who marketed his manuals as a means to "becoming your own boss" during the down-and-out years of the… Read more about this item
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Take It Easy
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Take It Easy

by RUNYON, Damon

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1938
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cream linen titled in black; green-gray topstain; 352pp. Tight, clean, square copy with some fading to the top-stain; Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. A collection of 14 short stories in classic Runyonesque style.
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Cloud Country (3 vols): Book One: Wings of Youth [with] Book Two: Hawaii to Hollywood [with] Book Three:

Cloud Country (3 vols): Book One: Wings of Youth [with] Book Two: Hawaii to Hollywood [with] Book Three: "Lost in Siberia

by [AVIATION] MATTERN, Jimmie

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1936]
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[Chicago: Pure Oil Company, 1936]. First Edition. First printing. Three 12mo volumes. Original gilt-pictorial paper-covered boards; each volume 64pp, photo illus. Mild rubbing and wear; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good or better. The complete serialization of Mattern's aviation anecdotes, as recounted on his 1930's radio program "The Diary of Jimmie Mattern." Published and sold by the… Read more about this item
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Hunger and Revolt: Cartoons by Burck
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Hunger and Revolt: Cartoons by Burck

by BURCK, Jacob [aka Yankel Boczkowsky]

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1935
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New York: The Daily Worker, 1935. First Edition. First printing. Limited issue; no. 50 of 100 clothbound copies signed by Burck. Quarto; tan buckram with titles and decorations stamped in brown on front and rear covers; 247pp. A lovely, fine copy, free of soiling or wear. There was a simultaneous trade issue in pictorial wrappers. The very scarce… Read more about this item
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Career

Career

by STONG, Phil

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1936). First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Plum cloth, titles stamped in silver on spine; 302pp. Some darkening of endpapers at gutters; erasure to front endpaper, still a tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, price-clipped, somewhat faded on spine panel, Very Good. Iowa author's somewhat hard-to-find sixth novel, portraying… Read more about this item
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