Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
 
 
 
 

Politics

Politics

Click on Title to view full description

 
ORIGINAL 1990 BILL BRADLEY SENATE CAMPAIGN POSTER BY LEROY NEIMAN, (Bradley, Bill). Neiman, LeRoy
1 (Bradley, Bill). Neiman, LeRoy ORIGINAL 1990 BILL BRADLEY SENATE CAMPAIGN POSTER BY LEROY NEIMAN
Bill Bradley for U.S. Senate, 1990. 1990. Fine 
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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 (De Pauw, Victor; Li Hwa; et al). Welles, Orson; Lehman, Herbert H.; Perry, Ralph B.; Galaktionor, General M.; et al FREE WORLD: A Monthly Magazine devoted to Democracy and World Affairs. Volume VIII, No. 2. August, 1944
New York: Free World, Inc., 1944. 1944. Good 
New York: Free World, Inc., 1944.. 1944.. Good. - Small quarto [10-3/8 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers with a cover illustration in red & black by Victor de Pauw. The binding is lightly bumped with light soiling & creasing to the front wrap. There is a piece out of the head of the spine. Title & pages 104-191. Black-and-white woodcuts, drawings & cartoons by various artists. The page corners are lightly bumped & there is a tiny crease to the front edge of each of the first few leaves. The pages are toned. Good.

Among the contents of this issue, published as the war with Germany was coming to an end, are an editorial "War Correspondents" by Orson Welles; "Relief for the Liberated" by Herbert H. Lehman, Director General of UNRRA; "A Platform for All Americans for the Coming Elecions" by Ralph Barton Perry; "China's Industrial Future" by Rewi Alley; and "Germany Outmaneuvered" by General M. Galaktionov. 
Price: 20.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
3 Brustein, Robert REVOLUTION AS THEATRE: Notes on the new radical style
New York: Liveright, (1971). (1971). Very good 
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.

A critique of American society, examining campus unrest and student activism, by the Dean of the Yale School of Drama. 
Price: 10.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Bryant, Byron R.; Volin; Mac Low, Jackson; et al. Cantine, Holley; and Rainer, Dachine; editors RETORT: An Anarchist Review. Volume 4, No. 4. Winter 1951
Bearsville, NY: Retort, 1951. 1951. Good 
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.

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. 
Price: 15.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
5 Cox, Harold; Farraday, W. Barnard; Lambert, Rt. Hon. George; et al THE ERRORS OF SOCIALISM / Being a Series of Lectures and Pamphlets on Various Subjects
London, U.K.: The Anti-Socialist Union and Reconstruction Society, n.d [circa 1925]. n.d [circa 1925]. Good 
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.

Among the subjects are "Can Socialism Solve the Problem of Unemployment?". "Socialist and Proletarian Schools and Their Dangers" and "Is Socialism Compatible with Faith?"

Scarce. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
G. DIMITROV / THE PRESENT RULERS OF THE CAPITALIST COUNTRIES ARE BUT TEMPORARY; THE REAL MASTER OF THE WORLD IS THE PROLETARIAT! Concluding Address. Seventh World Congress of the Communist International., Dimitrov, Georgi.
6 Dimitrov, Georgi. G. DIMITROV / THE PRESENT RULERS OF THE CAPITALIST COUNTRIES ARE BUT TEMPORARY; THE REAL MASTER OF THE WORLD IS THE PROLETARIAT! Concluding Address. Seventh World Congress of the Communist International.
London: Modern Books, (1935). (1935). Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream & magenta wraps with a vignette portrait in cream on the front wrap. The wraps are soiled & bumped & the bottom 2 inches of each wrap is detached. The top & inner edges of the front wrap are faded & there is a piece out of the bottom corner. 12 pages plus 3 pages of ads. The page corners are creased. Good.

First edition. No. 3 in the series "Reports of the 7th Congress Communist International".

Georgi Dimitrov [1882-1949] was a Bulgarian Communist leader. In 1933 he was arrested in Berlin for alleged complicity in setting the Reichstag fire. During the Leipzig Trial, his calm conduct of his defense and the accusations he directed at his prosecutors won him world renown. Secret negotiations won his release and allowed him to leave for the Soviet Union where he was awarded Soviet citizenship. His massive popularity made him an asset to Joseph Stalin's regime and he was appointed General Secretary of the Comintern from 1934 until its dissolution in 1943. After the war, he returned to Bulgaria to head the Communist party there, becoming Premier in 1946. His interest in creating a Balkan Communist Federation and his alliance with Tito later caused a falling out with Stalin who regarded the proposed federation as an obstacle to his desire for total control of the Eastern Bloc. Dimitrov's sudden decline in health and his death in 1949 even gave rise to unconfirmed speculation that he had been poisoned by the Soviets. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
AUTOGRAPH OF BRITISH LABOUR PARTY POLITICIAN MARY AGNES HAMILTON INSCRIBED BELOW A NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN., Hamilton, Mary Agnes (1884-1966). Labour Member of Parliament for Blackburn, U.K. (1929-1931).
7 Hamilton, Mary Agnes (1884-1966). Labour Member of Parliament for Blackburn, U.K. (1929-1931). AUTOGRAPH OF BRITISH LABOUR PARTY POLITICIAN MARY AGNES HAMILTON INSCRIBED BELOW A NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN.
July 1930. 1930. Very good Signed
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.

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".

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.

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. 
Price: 25.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 Henderson, Fred THE CASE FOR SOCIALISM. Revised American Edition
Chicago, IL: The Socialist Party, 1935. 1935. Very good 
Chicago, IL: The Socialist Party, 1935.. 1935.. Very good. - Small octavo, printed red & white wraps. The wraps are lightly rubbed & bumped with light soiling & creasing to the rear wrap. 146 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait plate. There is light foxing to the top edge & a few tiny stains to the fore-edge & bottom edge. Very good.

Third printing. 
Price: 10.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
9 Hildreth, Richard THEORY OF POLITICS: An Inquiry into the Foundations of Governments, and the Causes and Progress of Political Revolutions
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854. 1854. Good 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854.. 1854.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth. The binding is rubbed & bumped with small stains & with very light dampstaining to the bottom corner of the rear cover.. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. xi, [i] & pages [13]-274. The title page is darkened & there is scattered light foxing & soiling. The front edge of the last text page is creased. There is light dampstaining to the bottom corners & edges of the pages in the rear third of the book. Good.

Later printing of a work originally published in 1853. 
Price: 20.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 Hughes, Robert CULTURE OF COMPLAINT: The Fraying of America
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. 1993. 0195076761 / 9780195076769 Fine 
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.. 1993.. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards, in a dust wrapper. The boards are lightly rubbed. xiii & 210 pages. Near fine.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
11 Schadt, Jorg; compiler and editor ALLES FUR DAS VOLK / ALLES DURCH DAS VOLK: Dokumente zur demokratischen Bewegung in Mannheim 1848-1948
Stuttgart und Aalen: Konrad Theiss Verlag, (1977). (1977). Fine 
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.

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. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
12 Spender, Stephen FORWARD FROM LIBERALISM
London: Victor Gollancz, 1937. 1937. Good 
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.

First edition.

The Ex- libris of Edna and William Epstein wiith artwork in the style of Rockwell Kent is mounted on the inside front wrap. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
13 Wiseman, William Thomas THE METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY, "WATER QUESTION" &c., &c. Sixth Edition of above Circular with additional reprints. (Sixteenth Thousand)
(London): G. Hill, 1882. 1882. Good 
(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.

"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].

Scarce. 
Price: 25.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
14 [Carlile, Richard] THE CHARACTER OF A PRIEST; By Philanthropos
London: Printed and published by R. Carlile, 55, Fleet-Street, 1821. 1821. Fine 
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.

First edition.

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".

Very scarce. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to books@bluemountainbooks.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie