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Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Reformers

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Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Reformers

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41 Rosenstone, Robert A. Crusade of the Left. The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War
New York Pegasus 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Pegasus, 1969. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright yellow cloth binding with red lettering on the spine. Clean text; 415 pages, indexed. Maps as endpapers. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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42 Royce, Samuel Deterioration and Race Education. With Practical Application to the Condition of the People and Industry
Boston & New York Lee and Shepard, Publishers & Charles T. Dillingham 1878 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard, Publishers & Charles T. Dillingham, 1878. Here is an early work of the now-discredited "science" of eugenics. The author notes on the Title Page that "The sacredness of human life Increases with civilization," which is an idealistic way of stating the proposition of racial superiority. An uncommon to scarce work today. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Green decorative cloth binding, ruled and blindstamped on the covers, gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 585 pages, indexed, with addenda; four pages of reviews in the rear.Showing some wear, with bumped corners and rubbing at the margins. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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43 Sinclair, Upton (Editor) The Cry for Justice. An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. The Writings of Philosophers, Poets, Novelists, Social Reformers, and Others Who Have Voiced the Struggle Against Social Injustice.
New York City and Pasadena Upton Sinclair 1915 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York City and Pasadena: Upton Sinclair, 1915. Sinclair (1868-1968) was a prolific author, winner of a Pulitzer Prize, and an unsuccessful Socialist politician. Rather a fascinating figure in American History; and his muckraking novel "The Jungle" resulted in now-accepted Federal regulation of the meat-packing industry. A rather comprehensive anthology: "Selected from Twenty-Five Languages Covering a Period of Five Thousand Years." Introduction by Jack London. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus. A Note from Sinclair relates how he was able to purchase the plates from his original publisher so he could self-publish. Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering, very clean and bright. Clean text; 891 pages, including various indexes; with five pages of adverts for Sinclair's book in the rear. The dustjacket, rarely seen, is Very Good, having minor edgewear, several small closed tears, and some chipping at the head of the spine. In an an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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44 Stassen, Harold E. Where I Stand!
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1947 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1947. Stassen (1907-2001) was known as a "perennial candidate" for President; he ran ten times. This short book of his beliefs is from his third try - and the closest he came to a nomination. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Rose-colored cloth binding with white lettering on the spine. Clean text; 205 pages. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. Lacking a dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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45 Stoddard, Lothrop, A.M., Ph.D (Harv.) The Revolt of Civilization. The Menace of the Under Man
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1923 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Lothrop Stoddard (1883-1950) was a brilliant, if seriously flawed academic; a scholar of Islam, he was a devouted eugenicist and approved the forced sterilization of "defectives" by Nazi Germany. His fear of "colored people" destroying Western Civilization, led him into racism and, thankfully, discreditation. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with red lettering on spine and front; hammer-and-cycle design on front. Clean text; 264 pages, indexed. Attractive bookplate on the front paste-down; opposite on the endpaper is a tiny chop ("L" in a circle). Mildly bumped, else a Fine copy. Lacking a dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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46 Tchernychewsky, N.G. What's To Be Done?
Boston Benj R. Tucker 1886 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Benj R. Tucker, 1886. Utopian socialist Nikolay Gavrilovich Tchernychewsky (1828-1889) wrote this famous novel in 1862 while in prison; later he was sentenced to penal servitude and exile in Siberia, where he died. It was an inspiration to many later Russian revolutionaries, and provoked reaction from others. This is a Very Good copy of the Second American Edition (published in the same year as the First Edition). Translated and published by the Anarchist founder of the periodical "Liberty," Benjamin R. Tucker (1854-1939). Despite its fame, this is a scarce title. Light green decorative cloth binding. Title and designs (one a hammer breaking chains over an anvil) in red. Clean text; 329 pages, plus five pages of adverts for "Anarchistic Socialism" in the rear. Frontis portrait. Well-rubbed at all the margins, and the spine lettering is now rather faint. The gutters have cracked, but seem to be holding well. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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47 Trotsky, Leon Stalin. An Appraisal of the Man and His Influence
New York & London Harper & Bros 1941 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Minus 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1941. Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), himself a dedicated revolutionary, opposed just about everything that Stalin stood for; as a result he was expelled from the Communist Party, deported, and eventually murdered by Stalin's agents in 1940. Published in the following year, this book stands as a sort of death-bed testament. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Edition (stated). Edited, and translated from the Russian by Charles Malamuth. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 516 pages, indexed. This is an ex-libris copy, but the only indication is a small stamp on the front paste-down; no other markings/pockets. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped, but a bit tattered at the edges due to chipping. Reds and blacks of the dusjacket are still very bright. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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48 Wentworth, Franklin H. Forgings of the New. Studies in Socialism
New York The Socialist Literature Co. 1907 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: The Socialist Literature Co., 1907. Franklin Wentworth (1866-1954) was a prominent Massachusetts socialist speaker. This is one of the more interesting socialist works that Quercus has seen: a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, in a binding meant to mimic traditional fine binding (the subject matter more often seen in phamplet form). Green-gray paper-covered boards, with a paper spine and tips representing traditional leather. There are even four raised bands! Gilt lettering on the front cover and the spine. Clean text; 157 pages of quality laid paper, many unopened. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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