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Vie privée et politique du roi Isaac Chapelier, premier du nom, et chef des rois de France de la quatrième race, en 1789, Louis XVI étant roi des François. Précédée d'une introduction, et ornée du portrait de sa majesté
Rennes: Author, 1790.
Disbound. Octavo (19 cm); xvi, [2], 18-112 pp; with the half-title. An anonymous diatribe against Isaac René Guy Le Chapélier (1754-1794), deputy to the Estates General, president of the National Constituent Assembly, and co-founder of the Breton Club. A radical in the early days of the French Revolution, he eventually proved not radical enough for the Jacobins, who lured him back to France from temporary exile in Britain and guillotined him in 1794. Le Chapélier appears as a character in Rafael Sabatini's historical novel Scaramouche. Browning, corner chips, and wear to the first and last leaves, with blank lower inner corner of half-title leaf with old paper replacement; mild toning and occasional light spotting to the rest of the text; corners a bit bumped; VG otherwise, tightly bound. The subtitle's claim that the work is adorned with a "portrait de sa majesté" appears to have been an empty boast: none of the few holdings we can find in OCLC (British Library, Bibliotheque Nationale, etc.) makes any mention of a portrait or frontispiece being present. Uncommon French Revolution pamphlet.
$150.00                          Book Number: 47224                          Order / Enquire



A SYMPOSIUM ON ANDREW FURUSETH.
New Bedford, MA: The Darwin Press, no date [1948]., 1948.
Green cloth. [2], vi, 7-233, [2] pp + frontispiece portrait and numerous plates. Rubber stamp of American Merchant Marine Library Association to front pastedown; AMMLA presentation label to front free endpaper; rubber stamped to top page edges; foxing to endpapers, page edges, and first three leaves; a good, unworn copy otherwise, tight in the binding. Furuseth was leader of the SUP and the ISU seamen's unions on the west coast of the USA. Contributions by Robert LaFollette, Louis Adamic, John L. Lewis, Fiorella LaGuardia, and many others.
$25.00                          Book Number: 11891                          Order / Enquire



Ross Dowson V. RCMP. A Vivid Episode in the Ongoing Struggle for Freedom of Thought and Social Justice in Canada . Foreword by Clayton Ruby
Toronto: Forward Publications, 1980.
Card covers. pp 64. Faint spine sunning, else fine. Dowson was Executive Secretary for The League for Socialist Action (LSA) 1961-1972, when he became chairman. He was targeted by the RCMP in its Operation Checkmate. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$10.00                          Book Number: 26082                          Order / Enquire



Report of the proceedings of the sixty-fourth annual convention of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada held at the City of Calgary, Alta. September 15th to 23rd (inclusive), 1949.
Ottawa: Progressive Printers, 1949.
443 pp, stapled, bound into original yellow paper covers. Neat repair to splits at head of spine, covers lightly tanned, yellowing to page edges, corner creases to rear cover; else a VG clean and tight copy.
$30.00                          Book Number: 26096                          Order / Enquire



STATUTES AND CONDITIONS OF AFFILIATION OF THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL, As Adopted at the Second Congress, Moscow, August, 1920
London: Communist Party of Great Britain, no date [1920?], 1920.
(12) pp, stapled, in self wrappers. Staple rusty, paper tanned, edge tears, small corner chips, damp stains; small fore margin hole on last leaf; in all, a good copy of this very fragile rare pamplet, text complete and completely legible, no owner names. COPAC locates three copies (Liverpool, Oxford, NatLib Scotland). WorldCat adds Columbia (NYC). The Communist Party of Great Britain was founded in July, 1920, after the Third International decided that greater attempts should be made to establish communist parties across the world. The CPGB was formed by the merger of several smaller Marxist parties: the British Socialist Party, the Communist Unity Group of the Socialist Labour Party and the South Wales Socialist Society.
$150.00                          Book Number: 26121                          Order / Enquire



AN APPEAL TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIALIST PARTY. By the Revolutionay Policy Committee, March 1934
New York: Socialist Party, 1934.
Octavo, pp (12), stapled in self wrappers. Partial spine split neatly repaired; corner creases; small tear and creases to fore edge of one leaf; VG otherwise. On front cover is affixed a blue postage stamp-like sticker of the Continental Congress for Social Reconstruction. Laid in is a strip of paper advising people to study and discuss socialist principles. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.95                          Book Number: 47266                          Order / Enquire



Armand, E. (Émile Armand, 1872-1962, pseud. of Ernest-Lucien Juin Armand)
Les précurseurs de l'anarchisme: Prométhées, Gorgias. les cynics, les stoïciens, les carpocratiens, les sectes du moyen âge. l'abbaye de Thélème et les utopistes, La Boétie, Diderot, Sylvain, Maréchal, Burke, Paine, la Pantisocratie, William Godwin
Paris, Limoges, and Orléans: Éditions de l'en dehors, 1933.
Second printing. Octavo, pp (16), self-wrappers. Disbound. Thread holes along left margin, crease to lower outer corner of front cover, text paper a bit toned; VG otherwise, fragile. "Émile Armand (pseudonym of Ernest-Lucien Juin Armand; 26 March 1872 - 19 February 1963) was an influential French individualist anarchist at the beginning of the 20th century and also a dedicated free love/polyamory, intentional community, and pacifist/antimilitarist writer, propagandist and activist. He wrote for and edited the anarchist publications L’Ère nouvelle (1901-1911), L’Anarchie, L'EnDehors (1922-1939) and L’Unique (1945-1953)." - Wikipedia. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47264                          Order / Enquire



ARROWSMITH, Pat
JERICHO
London: Cresset Press, 1965.
Black boards. Light yellowing to page edges, very nearly fine otherwise, no owner names. Pale blue price-clipped jacket is tanned on spine, lesser tanning to flap folds and margins of panels; short tear to front panel; VG otherwise. "Miss Pat Arrowsmith, a pacifist and convinced believer in non-violent resistance, is well known for the part she has played in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and as a leading member of the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War, and the Committee of 100. For these activities she has undergone several gaol sentences and this book was written during a recent spell of six month in Holloway prison. In fictional form JERICHO describes a campaign of demonstation and picketing by a group of supporters of nuclear disarmament at an atomic weapons establishment." - jacket.
$19.00                          Book Number: 26961                          Order / Enquire



BEAMES, John
AN ARMY WITHOUT BANNERS
Boston: Little, Brown, 1930.
Blue cloth lettered in light green. pp (8), 301, [3]. Yellowing to page edges; Labor Day, 1931, ink owner inscription at front; creased nicks to upper inner corner of pp 281-90; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Peel III 2661. Weinrich , Social Protest, 1302. Beames, born in India in 1889, went out to Canada at age 15 where he worked as a hunter, trapper, freighter, labourer, and lumberjack in the Canadian Northwest. This novel, the first of his three, was reprinted in 1988, and there was a Canadian issue (McClelland & Stewart) also in 1930 (made from US sheets). Based on his experiences of pioneer life in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
$50.00                          Book Number: 42962                          Order / Enquire



BESSIE, Alvah
THE UN-AMERICANS
New York: Cameron, 1957.
Octavo, red boards. VG, unmarked, pages tanned as usual, edges rubbed. VG unclipped jacket, with moderate ege wear, several short tears, spine sunned. A novel of the Spanish Civil War, McCarthyism, Hollywood at the time. Bessie was one of the Hollywood Ten.
$17.95                          Book Number: 32985                          Order / Enquire



Carsten, F.L.
War Against War: British and German Radical Movements in the First World War
London: Batsford Academic, 1982.
Black boards. pp 285, [3]. Index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Jacket has orange spine printing sunned to yellow, else fine.
$22.50                          Book Number: 43894                          Order / Enquire



CUSACK, John. MM, and Ivor Herbert
SCARLET FEVER: a lifetime with horses
London: Cassell, 1972.
Reddish orange boards. pp viii, 163 + plates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has closed tears to lower front panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author "For George D. Taylor, who helped me bring Highland Ponies to Canada. We all have happy memories of Connie Smythe and the Canadian Army W.W. 2. Best wishes for a long life, Jack Cusack." "Jack Cusack, cavalryman of the old school, is rising 80. From the day in 1908 when he ran away from home to enlist in the Royal Scots Greys, his life has been spent with horses. From Glasgow to Egypt; from India to South Africa; then to the battlefields of Flanders where he won the Military Medal for bravery in the field; from the British occupation in Cologne to Kapuskasing in Ontario; and finally to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea." - jacket. Includes a chapter on his experiences as an undercover agent among the Communists of Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
$25.00                          Book Number: 44822                          Order / Enquire



DAVIS, Brian, editor
THE POETRY OF THE CANADIAN PEOPLE 1900-1950.
Toronto: NC Press, 1978.
Blue boards. 224 pp. Occasional light and erasable pencil marks in text, else fine in VG jacket. Poems from the labour press of Canada, with the editor's comments. Miners, Railwaymen, Lumbermen, immigrants, WWI and WWII, prison, the Depression, Spanish Civil War, and more. Second in a series from this left of centre publisher.
$15.00                          Book Number: 23416                          Order / Enquire



DEUTSCH, Julius
THE CIVIL WAR IN AUSTRIA: a first-hand account from eye-witnesses and participants. Translated by David P. Berenberg
Chicago: The Socialist Party, National Headquarters, 1934.
Octavo, pp 78, [2], stapled in orange card covers. Small soft corner creases near fine otherwise. Dr Deutsch was commander of the Austrian Schutzbund (Republican Guard). This brief uprising of a few days in Feb., 1934, pitted social democrats against the forces of the church, the rural polulation, and the upper classes (plus ça change). The Austrofascists won. Austria, birthplace of Hitler, was annexed by Nazi Germany in March, 1938. Julius Deutsch (1884-1968), after the failure of the uprising, fled to Czechoslovakia, From 1936-39 he fought as a general on the Republican Side in the Spanish Civil War. He then moved to Paris, but being Jewish, he had to leave for the United States, not returning to Austria until 1946. The Vienna apartment complex Julius-Deutsch-Hof was named in his honour. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$29.95                          Book Number: 47265                          Order / Enquire



Dixon, Fredrick John (1881-1931)
Dixon's Address to the Jury in Defence of Freedom of Speech; Considered the Most Powerful Address Ever Delivered in the Courts of Manitoba; And Judge Galt's Charge to the Jury in Rex V. Dixon
Winnipeg: The Defense Committee, no date (1920), 1920.
Octavo, pp (126), [2]. Beige card covers. Ex library, with small rubber stamp in corner of front cover, title page, and inside rear cover; ink library numbers to upper inner corner of title page; no other library marks. Printed on cheap paper, now yellowed and very fragile. Plain spine has some chips, newly repaired externally the length of the spine with rice paper; front cover has some soiling, old sticker stain; old tape repairs in margins of some leaves with consequent browning, but no text affected; in all just good, but text body clean and unworn. Peel (3) 4579. Weinrich 832 A. Concerns the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. Dixon was one of the strike leaders. A scarce book.
$50.00                          Book Number: 41947                          Order / Enquire



EDWARDS, John
SOCIALISM AND THE ART OF LIVING
Liverpool: The Liverpool Booksellers' Co. and the Liverpool Fabian Society, 1913.
19.5 cm, pp (47), sewn in buff card covers. Rubbing and short split along spine; nicks to edges, corner crease to rear cover, blind stamp of the Free Public Library, Wigan, on front cover; April, 1913, ink notation inside front cover, VG clean copy otherwise. Edwards was President of the Liverpool Fabian Society. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47414                          Order / Enquire



EHRLICH, Leonard, 1905-1984
GOD'S ANGRY MAN
New York: Modern Age, 1938.
Squarish octavo, softcover. (xiv), 357, [1, blank], [9, ads], [3, blank] pp, sewn. Text paper yellowed, as always; front cover has a corner crease; rubbing to one corner of rear cover; VG+ clean & tight copy otherwise, no owner names. A Seal Book, no. 35. A novel about abolitionist radical John Brown, previously published by Simon & Schuster in 1932.
$19.95                          Book Number: 19573                          Order / Enquire



EYGES, Thomas B.
BEYOND THE HORIZON. The Story of a Radical Emigrant.
Boston: Group Free Society, 1944.
Black cloth. 200 pp. Light foxing to page edges, endpapers, VG otherwise. Author's memoirs of 50 years in the socialist and labour movements, by a Russia-born author. Includes a visit with Peter Kropotkin and a meeting with Trotsky.
$25.00                          Book Number: 8260                          Order / Enquire



FAIRLEY, Margaret,
SPIRIT OF CANADIAN DEMOCRACY: a collection of Canadian writing from the beginnings to the present day. Decorated by John A. Hall
Toronto: Progress Books, no date (1946), 1946.
Beige pictorial cloth stamped in red. pp 319. Includes biographical sketches, bibliography and index. All spine lettering rubbed away, page edges slightly yellowed, VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise An anthology of left-leaning sentiment, poetry and prose, published by the Communist Party publisher. Fairley, a party member and an emigrant from England, ex St. Hilda's College, Oxford, was the University of Alberta's first dean of women and the wife of noted Canadian German scholar and painter Barker Fairley. This was her first book.
$19.00                          Book Number: 44738                          Order / Enquire



Ferris, John, et al.
50 years of labour in Algoma : essays on aspects of Algoma's working-class history
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario: Algoma University College, 1978.
Octavo, card covers, pp x, 178. Illustrated. VG copy.
$11.95                          Book Number: 45467                          Order / Enquire



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