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Cuaderno de la Plata. No. 1 (October 1968) through No. 7 (November 1972) (all published)

A complete run in seven fascicules of the Argentinian cultural and political journal, edited by Luis Aznar and Guillermo Korn, born out of the socialist branch of the Reforma Universitaria, each issue with a specific focus topic and subtitle, celebrating the Reformation as a political-cultural and socialist movement, each issue containing essays, prose, poetry, and cartoons. Scattered illustrations throughout from cartoons and drawings. 8vo. Original illustrated wrpps., housed in two cloth-backed boards portfolios with matching slipcases. Very minor abrasions to slipcases, some very minor wear and soiling to wrpps. Caracas, Buenos Aires, and La Plata, 1968-1972. The seven issue subtitles are: 1) Cincuentenario de la Reforma Universitaria. 2) La Argentina del Año 2000. La Ley Federal de Educación. 3) Círculo Vicioso: La Actualidad Universitaria. 4) Apuntes Sobre la Rebelión de los Jóvenes - Chile: La Unidad Popular al Poder. 5) El Materialismo Dialéctico, La Universidad. 6) Chile: Documentos Secretos de la I.T.T. 7) La Crisis Argentina. A rare complete run of an intellectual journal documenting an important movement in Latin American socail history. As of November 2019, WorldCat locates a handful of holdings in North American institutions; however most are incomplete.

$1950.00

Baltiiskaia assambleia narodnykh frontov Estonii, Latvii, Litvy [The Baltic Assembly of the Popular Fronts of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania]
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Baltiiskaia assambleia narodnykh frontov Estonii, Latvii, Litvy [The Baltic Assembly of the Popular Fronts of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania]

[Tallinn: self-published, 1989]. Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original staple-stitched self-wrappers; xerox-reproduced reduced typescript; 14 pp. Very good. An important, anonymously published brochure which summarizes the results of the first meeting of the Baltic Assembly on May 13-14, 1989 in Tallinn, a key step in the independence movement of the three Baltic states. The meeting led to an unprecedented act of solidarity and non-violent public protest against Soviet power, the so-called "Baltic Way," a human chain of approximately two million people who joined their hands to connect the three states (August 23, 1989). The assembly ultimately became a key event that led to the independence of the Baltics and the eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union. This brochure, printed on thin semi-translucent stock apparently using a reduced-size computer font, reproduces various speeches and conclusions of the Assembly. It was one of the first times that Soviet politicians explicitly denounced the violence, crimes, and imperialist aims of the Stalinist regime and its inheritors as being fundamental to the Soviet state. For instance, the "Declaration of the Rights of the Baltic Nations" states that "The Baltic Assembly believes that genocide is an inseparable part of Stalinist politics" (p. 4). One of 2000 copies printed, based on the description of the copy held by the Russian State Historical Library. Rare; as of September 2019, no copies located in KVK or Worldcat.

$750.00

Ai, ra uk'ves sakartvelos: p'ublitsist'uri nark'vevi [Voici ce qu'on a fait de la Géorgie]

By Barbusse, Henri (Hanri Barbius) and Aristo Chumbadze, translator

Tbilisi: Sakhelgami, 1930. Octavo (17.6 × 12.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers (signed "O. Bur" in Cyrillic); 278, [3] pp. Wrappers professionally restored preserving part of spine strip; light overall wear; stain to front wrapper; internally very good. First and only edition of the Georgian translation of Henri Barbusse's account of post-revolutionary Georgia, published shortly after the French original appeared. "In his 1928 book Voici ce qu'on a fait de la Géorgie, Barbusse praised post-sovietization political, social, and economic conditions in Georgia, triggering a critical response from the Georgian émigré Dathico Charachidze who published in 1929 Barbusse, les Soviets et la Géorgie, with a sympathetic preface by Karl Kautsky" (Wikipedia). One of 2000 copies printed. As of November 2019, not in KVK or OCLC. We can only trace the copy at the Georgian National Parliamentary Library.

$950.00

Collection of Early to Mid-20th Century Americana Sheet Music

A beautiful group of 16 examples of early to mid-20th century American sheet music, most 4-8 pp., the covers noteworthy for their bright and colorful patriotic imagery, including Uncle Sam, military figures, war scenes, the Statue of Liberty, and women wearing flags, by a wide range of composers. Some minor soiling and edgewear, several with small tears and/or creasing, two with covers detached, several with retailers stamps to front covers, overall very good. Various sizes, 4to. to small folio. Items loose as issued. Various places, with most published in New York City, 1904-1943. A wonderful assortment of early 20th century patriotic sheet music with eye-catching cover illustrations. Titles included are: A Toast to the USA - Mantle Club (1938) Battle in the Sky - J. Luxton (1915) Camouflage (Nut Song No. 2) - L. Wolfe Gilbert & Anatol Friedland (1917) Columbia March - Seneca G. Lewis (1917) The Columbian Patrol - E.S. Phelps (1917) Dear Old Yankee Land - Harry Lester Mason & Chas. Cartmell (1908) For Your Country and My Country (The Official Recruiting Song) - Irving Berlin (1917) Her Boy in Blue (March Song & Chorus) - Chas. W. Doty (1904) Johnny Zero - Mack David & Vee Lawnhurst (1943) Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning - Irving Berlin (1918) The Ragtime Soldier Man - Irving Berlin (1912) We Did It Before and We Can Do It Again - Cliff Friend & Charlie Tobias (1941) What Kind of an American Are You? ("What Are You Doing Over Here?") - Lew Brown, Chas. McCarron, & Albert Von Tilzer) (1917) When Uncle Sammy Leads the Band - Lou Klein & Harry Von Tilzer (1916) Yankee Boy (March & Two Step) - Griffith J. Jones (1905) Yankiana (March & Two-Step) - E.E. Loftis (1905).

$750.00

Archive of Documents from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming

Collection of 27 mimeographed documents and 2 bird's-eye-view photographs of the barracks from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center dating from January 1, 1944 to October 17, 1945, spanning most of the time of the camp's operation and comprised mostly of Community Council meeting minutes, together with notes from the first session of the Study Committee for the Opening of the West Coast, a job description for a Block Coordinator, 3 issues in Japanese of the War Relocation Authority's Washington Daily News Digest from August 1945, a chart of all committee members as of May 1945, and the camp's criminal code. Not illustrated. Some light wear, a few edge tears or minor chipping, overall very good. 4to., the documents on letter and legal sized paper. Loose as issued. (Heart Mountain, Wyoming) 1944-1945. The Heart Mountain War Relocation Center, located midway between the towns of Cody and Powell, Wyoming, was one of ten government camps used for the internment of Japanese Americans evicted from the West Coast Exclusion Zone during World War II. Construction of the military-style barracks and guard towers began in June of 1942, and the camp opened on August 11, when the first Japanese Americans arrived by train from the Pomona, Santa Anita, and Portland assembly centers. Over the next three years, the camp would hold a total of 13,997 Japanese Americans, with a peak populcation of 10,767, before it closed on November 10, 1945. This center in particular was known for its high rates of draft resistance, encouraging fellow internees to refuse military induction until they and their families were released and had their civil rights restored. This archive in particular is a wonderful if bleak record of the activities of American citizens trying to carry on with some semblance of regular life while being imprisoned by their own government. The minutes of the Community Council meetings highlight issues such as communication received from the ACLU, clothing allowances, rice and other food provisions, invited visitors and guests, property losses, enforced Americanization, the formation of committees such as the Evacuee Relocation Planning Board, the Heart Mountain Cemetery, athletic fields, summer school, coal shortages, provisions put in place for after the Army departed Heart Mountain on September 1, 1945, and the closing of the internment centers.

$4750.00

Large Group of Unused Patriotic Civil War Postal Covers
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Large Group of Unused Patriotic Civil War Postal Covers

Group of approximately 180 unused patriotic Civil War postal covers, almost all with a small illustration to the front left side of the envelope and many with an accompanying slogan, with imagery including flags, Lady Liberty, animals, historical figures, caricatures, eagles, agriculture, military, flowers, and other related illustrations. Overally very good condition, generally minimal wear, some with some slight toning, foxing or soiling, a few with very minor tears. Most approximately 3 x 5-1/2 inches or 2-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches each. Loose as issued. Various places, circa 1861-1865. Some of the highlights include: "Good 'Noose' for Traitors" "The Devil - The First Secessionist" "Shoot the first Man that attempts to pulldown the American Flag" "The Union is as Good as Wheat" "An ASS-ault from a 'Masked' Battery" "A rebel attack on pickin's" "Feed the light of Liberty, that it may burn the brighter" "Onward to Victory!" "Boar-egard Throwing Up Intrenchments" "Franklin - A Northern Man with Union Principles" "No folly 'neath the sun surpasses the folly of these suicidal Asses!" "Treason - Found in the 'Sacred Soil' of Virginia" "Let Union be your watchword my brave Soldiers" A wonderful and important collection of American patriotic history.

$11500.00

Peremena. Byl' [Change. A true story]
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Peremena. Byl' [Change. A true story]

By Shaginian, Marietta

1924. Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1924. Octavo (18.5 × 14 cm). Original pictorial wrappers (unattributed); 234, [3] pp. Light wear to wrappers; spine extremities frayed; text evenly toned due to stock, still about very good. Owner signature dated 1925 to title page. First edition. An early novel by the prolific Soviet writer Marietta Shaginian (1888-1982), based on her experience living in the Don region during the Russian Civil War (1918-1922). The Don region underwent several shifts of power, alternating between the Red Army and the Don Cossacks, supporting the White Czarist Troops. The novel chronicles the relationship between the peasants and the Cossacks in the countryside, as well as the workers, the "neurotic intelligentsia", and the "sedentary bourgeois" in the cities. In an introduction to the work, Shaginian claimed that all events in the novel are "pure truth." The novel came out in Leningrad in the same year as Shaginian's much more famous and presumably less serous work "Mess Mend - Yankees in Petrograd," an adventure trilogy published under the pseudonym Jim Dollar. Despite Shaginian's more serious literary efforts in Peremena, Maxim Gorky reportedly wrote: "For her novel 'Peremena' she deserves to eat a sandwich with English pins." Mess Mend by contrast was made into a tremendously popular film in 1926 by Boris Barnet. Front wrapper illustrated with a striking rendering of the overthrow of Tsarist Russia by the Reds (unattributed).

$150.00

Original poster announcing a work by Goran Trbuljak entitled "Umjetnik u krizi" (The artist in crisis), on October 16 to 31, 1981, at Galerija studentskog centra, Zagreb
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Original poster announcing a work by Goran Trbuljak entitled "Umjetnik u krizi" (The artist in crisis), on October 16 to 31, 1981, at Galerija studentskog centra, Zagreb

By Trbuljak, Goran

1981. [Zagreb]: Galerija studentskog centra, 1981. Single leaf of white stock, A4, offset-printed to recto. Old creases; still very good, in protective mylar sleeve. Original poster announcing a work by Goran Trbuljak entitled "Umjetnik u krizi" (The artist in crisis), on October 16 to 31, 1981, at Galerija studentskog centra, Zagreb. Trbuljak (born 1948) is a Croatian conceptual artist and cinematographer, as well as graphic designer. For details of some exhibitions and performances by Trbuljak, staged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, see Amy Bryzgel, Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960. This poster not in KVK, OCLC.

$250.00

Avantiura ili chernyi dlia russkikh bielykh v Mongolii 1921-i god [A risky undertaking, or the black year for the Russian Whites in Mongolia in 1921]
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Avantiura ili chernyi dlia russkikh bielykh v Mongolii 1921-i god [A risky undertaking, or the black year for the Russian Whites in Mongolia in 1921]

By Noskov, Konstantin

1930. Harbin: self-published (Khudozhestvennaia tipografiia), 1930. Octavo (17.6 × 13 cm). Contemporary buckram boards; original wrappers perished; 76, [2] pp. Frontis portrait of the author on better paper stock. About very good. [Eye Surgery for a Wounded Soldier of Ungern's Army]. First and only Russian edition of this gruesome autobiographical narrative about the horrors of the Civil War in Mongolia. The author was an eye-witness to one of the most chilling chapters of the Russian Civil War, the rise and fall of the regime of Baron Ungern in Western Mongolia. Baron von Ungern-Sternberg (1885-1921) was a notoriously brutal military leader who remains shrouded in mystery; he drove Chinese troops out of Mongolia in 1921 with the help of White Cossacks and instituted an unprecedented reign of terror in the region before being captured and publically executed by the Red Army. The author was blinded during one of the final battles of the Ungern regime, after which the remaining fighters reached Tientsin, and reduced to living as a penniless beggar. His memoirs also appeared in English the same year, entitled "The Black Year: the White Russians in Mongolia in the year 1921" and furnished with a broadsheet in English and French, containing an appeal to Western readers. Its publication served as an attempt to collect donations to finance emergency eye surgery in Europe. The Russian preface notes that "the bloody scenes which run throughout my story may perhaps be unpleasant to the reader; perhaps the dark images of murder and brutality will trigger feelings of antipathy toward the Russian refugees. I am even quite certain of this, and yet I still cannot pass over them in silence, because the absolute majority of these people were pulled into the events against their will and convictions, as a result of the historical circumstances. Thus all responsibility must fall on the shoulders of Baron Ungern and his closest associates...." Not in Polansky. Bakich 2591. We cannot trace any copies of the book at auction in Russia or the West.

$650.00

Original poster announcing a work by Goran Trbuljak and Vlado Martek entitled "Knjigarad", on September 4, 1980, at Galerija studentskog centra, Zagreb
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Original poster announcing a work by Goran Trbuljak and Vlado Martek entitled "Knjigarad", on September 4, 1980, at Galerija studentskog centra, Zagreb

By Trbuljak, Goran and Vlado Martek

1980. [Zagreb]: Galerija studentskog centra, 1980. Single leaf of white stock, A4, offset-printed to recto and verso; rubber-stamped opening date. Old crease; still very good, in protective mylar sleeve. Original poster announcing a collaborative work by Goran Trbuljak and Vlado Martek. Trbuljak (born 1948) is a Croatian conceptual artist and cinematographer, as well as graphic designer. Martek was associated with the "Group of Six Artists" (Grupa šestorice autora), a Yugoslav neo-avantgarde group active from 1975 to 1979. For details of some exhibitions and performances by both, staged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, see Amy Bryzgel, Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960. This poster not in KVK, OCLC.

$250.00

Original flyer announcing the famous installation work by Mladen Stilinovi , "Eksploatacija mrtvih 1984-1988" (The Exploitation of the Dead), on January 25-30, 1988, at Hdluz Galerija Proširenih medija
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Original flyer announcing the famous installation work by Mladen Stilinovi , "Eksploatacija mrtvih 1984-1988" (The Exploitation of the Dead), on January 25-30, 1988, at Hdluz Galerija Proširenih medija

By Mladen Stilinovi (1947-2016)

1988. Zagreb: Galerija Proširenih medija, 1988. Single leaf of white stock, A4, xerox-printed to recto. Old horizontal crease; still about very good, in protective mylar sleeve. Scarce flyer announcing the second exhibition of a famous installation by Stilinovi , the Belgrade-born neo-avantgarde artist active in Zagreb, and associated with the "Group of Six Artists" (Grupa šestorice autora) from 1975 to 1979. He was involved in experimental film, co-founded the self-administered Podroom Gallery, and is perhaps best known for the series "Exploitation of the Dead," begun in 1984 and continued beyond 1988. It was first shown in 1986 in Germany, and this appears to have been the first installation in Yugoslavia. The work, a parade of objects which is constantly reconfigured and rearranged, has also been exhibited internationally numerous times, such as at documenta in 2007. From the author's website: "The Exploitation of the Dead refers to several things: first, to the exploitation of dead poetics of painting - Suprematism, Socialist Realism and geometric abstraction. Secondly, to the exploitation of dead signs; for me these signs are dead because they have lost their meaning, or the meaning is so transparent that it is in fact dead. For other people, of course, these signs are not dead. Thirdly, signs of cross and star  initially represented man, and were later used by religion and ideology for their purposes; today, and this is a personal interpretation, they have become signs in cemeteries, not dead signs but signs of the death." This announcement not in KVK, OCLC.

$350.00

Original flyer announcing a work by Mladen Stilinovi  entitled "A4", on June 27 to July 2, 1978, at Podroom Gallery
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Original flyer announcing a work by Mladen Stilinovi entitled "A4", on June 27 to July 2, 1978, at Podroom Gallery

By Mladen Stilinovi (1947-2016)

1978. [Zagreb]: 1978. Single leaf of white stock, A4, offset-printed to recto. Old horizontal crease; still very good, in protective mylar sleeve. Scarce flyer announcing the exhibition of A4, a series of mixed media works on paper by Stilinovi , the Belgrade-born neo-avantgarde artist active in Zagreb. The works were created in 1975-1978 and appear to have been shown at this exhibition for the first time. Stilinovi was associated with the "Group of Six Artists" (Grupa šestorice autora) from 1975 to 1979. He was involved in experimental film, co-founded the self-administered Podroom Gallery, and is perhaps best known for the series "Exploitation of the Dead," begun in 1984. This announcement not in KVK, OCLC.

$250.00

Original poster announcing a work by Goran Trbuljak entitled "1. Retrospektiva. 2. Neki radovi", on May 26 to June 3, 1986, at Galerija proširenih medija ZDLU Zagreb
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Original poster announcing a work by Goran Trbuljak entitled "1. Retrospektiva. 2. Neki radovi", on May 26 to June 3, 1986, at Galerija proširenih medija ZDLU Zagreb

By Trbuljak, Goran

1986. [Zagreb]: Galerija proširenih medija, 1986. Single leaf of white stock, A4, offset-printed to recto. Red pen mark below artist's name; else very good, in protective mylar sleeve. Original poster announcing an exhibition of two works by Trbuljak in May 1986, at Galerija proširenih medija in Zagreb. Trbuljak (born 1948) is a Croatian conceptual artist and cinematographer, as well as graphic designer. For details of some exhibitions and performances by Trbuljak, staged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, see Amy Bryzgel, Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960. This poster not in KVK, OCLC.

$250.00

Manshu teikoku shashin takan. (A Grand Photographic Atlas of the Manchukuo Empire.)
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Manshu teikoku shashin takan. (A Grand Photographic Atlas of the Manchukuo Empire.)

Large album of 60 photographic plates printed on thick paper, published to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, edited by Sakata Yataro, and distributed as a sort of propaganda targeted at a Japanese audience, the plates depicting scenes including the Mukden or Manchurian Incident, the signing of the founding of the Manchukuo state, Emperor Puyi and his visit to Japan, the Kwantung army and its leading officers, government offices, elementary school education, the Manchukuo central bank and its currency, railroads, the postal system, agriculture, fisheries, salt production, street scenes in Harbin with signage in Japanese, English, Chinese and Russian, monuments to martyrs, the Great Wall, marriages, funerals, and many others, as well as texts such as the national anthem of Manchukuo and documents regarding Japanese-Manchukuo friendship and solidarity. Some scattered foxing and toning. Folio. Original cloth portfolio box case, one closure missing, plates unbound as issued. Some minor soiling, abrasions to case. n.p. Manshu Kyozai Shuppan, 1937. The publisher of this volume was an educational materials company, and this collection of plates may have been used to explain the founding of Manchukuo and Japan's imperial project. The volume also comes with an endorsement from Minami Jiro, the Governor-general of the Japanese colony of Korea, in the form of a calligraphic inscription which reads: "Korea and Manchuria as one." As of September 2019, we were not able to locate this work via WorldCat.

$5500.00

Pamiati Ivana Susanina, za Tsaria, Spasitelia Viery i Tsarstva zhivot svoi polozhivshago v 7121 (1613) godu. Istoricheskoe izsliedovanie preimushchestvenno po neizdannym istochnikam [In memory of Ivan Susanin, who gave his life for the Tsar, Preserver of the Faith and Tsardom, in the year 7121 (1613). A historical study primarily based on unpublished sources]. With two lithographed maps of the Kostroma Region
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Pamiati Ivana Susanina, za Tsaria, Spasitelia Viery i Tsarstva zhivot svoi polozhivshago v 7121 (1613) godu. Istoricheskoe izsliedovanie preimushchestvenno po neizdannym istochnikam [In memory of Ivan Susanin, who gave his life for the Tsar, Preserver of the Faith and Tsardom, in the year 7121 (1613). A historical study primarily based on unpublished sources]. With two lithographed maps of the Kostroma Region

By Samarianov, Vasilii Alekseevich and A. V. Gavrilov, editor

1882. Kostroma: Tipo-litografiia A. Fal'k, 1882. Small quarto (23 × 15.6 cm). Contemporary pebbled boards; gilt title to front board; 98 pp. Two folding maps, partially in color. Spine recently re-backed; corners scuffed; faint Soviet bookstore stamps to rear pastedown; still about very good. Rare provincial imprint, which argues against the historian Nikolay Kostomarov, who questioned the heroic acts of Ivan Susanin, a Russian martyr figure from the Time of Troubles, known for leading astray a Polish detachment in search of the Tsar's family. After the soldiers perished in the woods during the winter, Susanin was supposedly subjected to torture by the Poles, but refused to reveal the location of the Tsar and his family. Out of gratitude for his service, Tsar Mikhail later granted Susanin's son in law a large plot of land near Kostroma. Kostomarov doubted the narrative about the faithful Russian peasant's feat of honor, and is here answered by Samarianov based on deeds and various other documents from local archives, previously unknown to scholarship. With two lithographed maps, partly in color, of the Kostroma Guberniia and the surroundings of the village of Domnino. We cannot trace any copies at Russian or Western auctions. Not in KVK, OCLC. As of August 2019, we only locate two copies of the second edition (Riazan', 1884), at Chicago and the Hillwood Museum Library.

$950.00

Handwritten Court Document Regarding Slavery in Alabama
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Handwritten Court Document Regarding Slavery in Alabama

Original handwritten manuscript document, 2-1/4 pp., issued by the State of Alabama Circuit Court for Lawrence County, dated September 1843, detailing the case of Francis A. Leeper vs. Christopher C. Gewin, in which a complaint was issued by Leeper claiming that Gewin had detained three negro slaves he did not own, signed by John B. Sale, P[ublic] D[efender], docketed to verso with case number 4272 which correlates with the Lawrence County, Alabama online archives. Not illustrated. Folio, folded. Some creasing and minor toning as consistent with age, overall very good. Loose as issued. N.p. (Moulton, Alabama?) 1843. In the document, Gewin claims that he does not detain the slaves, named Jane, Clarissa, and Peter, but that they are in fact the "lawful property of one Alexander D. Neill", and that Leeper should drop the complaint. On March 9, 1841, "the branch of the Bank of the State of Alabama at Decatur obtained judgment in the circuit court of Morgan County, Alabama, in its action against said Neill for the sum of fifteen hundred & seventy five dollars." The case was turned over to the Sheriff who, according to state law, was to "sell the said negro slaves Jane, Clarissa & Peter (with the other said property) so levied and detained as aforesaid as the property of the said Alexander D. Neill."

$650.00

Secret Anecdotes of the Revolution of the 18th Fructidor (September 4th, 1797); and New Memoirs of the Persons Deported to Guiana, Written by Themselves....Forming a Sequel to the "Narrative of General Ramel."
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Secret Anecdotes of the Revolution of the 18th Fructidor (September 4th, 1797); and New Memoirs of the Persons Deported to Guiana, Written by Themselves....Forming a Sequel to the "Narrative of General Ramel."

By (Ramel, General Jean-Pierre.)

215 pp. text of the first English edition of the letters and memoirs of a group of sixteen French army men deported to Guiana following the failed coup d'etat of September 4, 1797, with descriptions of events including escaping from prison, death in exile, and memoirs of the two who remained in Guiana. Table of contents. Not illustrated. Some toning, dust-soiling, minor scattered foxing, creasing and small loss to lower right corner of title page. Small 8vo. Leather-backed boards, loss to leather along spine, slightly shaken. London (J. Wright) 1799. On September 4, 1797, there was an attempted coup d'etat to return Louis XVIII to the throne. General Jean Charles Pichegru, General Ramel, and a number of others involved in the coup were arrested and then deported to Guiana. Pichegru was found guilty of treason. Ramel made a dramatic escape from prison in Guiana, was pardoned by Napoleon, and subsequently rejoined the army in the Iberian campaign, eventually rising to the rank of Maréchal de Campby Louis XVIII. An additional seven of the sixteen deported men were able to escape from prison, while six died in exile. One of the two who remained in Guiana was François Barbé-Marbois, the man who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase treaty.

$450.00

Important Collection of Original 1930s and Early 1940s Farm Security Administration Photographs
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Important Collection of Original 1930s and Early 1940s Farm Security Administration Photographs

Interesting group of 40 gelatin silver prints taken on behalf of the Farm Security Administration and the Resettlement Administration, primarily depicting the resettlement of poor farmers, including six photographs by Dorothea Lange, twelve by Arthur Rothstein, six by Russell Lee, six by John Vachon, one by Carl Mydans, and a handful attributed only to Acme News Pictures, each with an N.E.A. hand-stamp and many with F.S.A. or Resettlement Administration hand-stamps, most with typed and handwritten notations including photographer identification, caption, and other identifying information such as R.A. image number and date. Some very minor scattered creasing, primarily to margins, one Vachon photo with trimming and minor loss to upper left corner, one Lange photo with crease at lower left corner and red grease pencil notations to photograph, overall excellent condition. Images range from 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 to 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, sheet size 9x7 to 8x10 inches. Loose as issued, housed in archival box. Various cities, 1934-1943. The scenes depicted in the photographs include: a Resettlement Administration community project at El Monte, California (Lange); the Agricultural Workers' Health and Medical Association Clinic in Farmersville, California (Lange); an F.S.A. camp in Arvin, Kern County, California (Lange); a mechanical corn picker, Iowa (Rothstein); the annual meeting of the Cooperative of SE Missouri Farms (Rothstein); bags of sugar at a beet factory, Brighton, Colorado (Rothstein); a resettled farmer clipping mules, Creek Farms, Grady County, Georgia (Rothstein); a doctor hired by the farmers' cooperative health association, Fairfield Bench Farms, Montana (Rothstein); interior views of Greenbelt homes (Rothstein); children working in the garden in the F.S.A. Farm Workers Community of Yuba City, California (Lee); a young girl with a basket of freshly picked vegetables at the the F.S.A. Farm Workers Community, Yuba City, California (Lee); a bunk house for migrant cherry pickers, Berrien County, Michigan (Vachon); a mother and her five children in housing for migrant workers, Berrien County, Michigan (Vachon); the F.S.A. county supervisor examining clients' sheep, Nebraska (Vachon); a young boy receiving a typhoid inoculation, Irwinville Farms, Georgia (Vachon); prefabricated houses under construction, Southeast Missouri (Fischer); the California Pea Pickers camp (Acme); and leaders of the Imperial Valley Pea Strike (Acme).

$9500.00

Lenin (V. I. Ulyanov)
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Lenin (V. I. Ulyanov)

Unpaginated (circa 220 pp.) text documenting the life of the Soviet leader, including images of numerous letters and articles written by the leader accompanied by translations into English, the work is a remarkable example of political hagiography, featuring images from the moment of his birth through to his death, heavily illustrated throughout (most full-page, many color, many tipped-in) with reproductions of paintings, facsimiles of documents, and images from photographs. Large 4to. Cloth, edges slightly rubbed, spine torn. Ogiz (State Publishing House of Political Literature) 1939.

$950.00

L'Autocamionale
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L'Autocamionale

By Sapori, Francesco

147 pp. text on the development and construction of the Italian national motorway system, a great source of pride for Mussolini and his Fascist regime, including introductory text, indices of relevant locations and people, and 142 fine photographic plates showing roads, bridges, and other infrastructure both under construction and completed. Title page and half-title page in facsimilie. 4to. Illustrated green cloth, boards sl. warped, extremeties rubbed, rear hinge starting. Rome (La Libreria Dello Stato) 1935. A compromised copy, with facsimiles of the title and half-title pages laid in. As of June 2015, WorldCat locates 5 copies of this work in North America.

$200.00

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