West Virginia Anti-Saloon League Charleston, West Virginia, 1932 Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Anti-Saloon League, 1932. A flyer published by the West Virginia Anti-Saloon League arguing that "the deliberate disobeying and scoffing at law," not prohibition, is responsible for the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. The flyer primarily reprints an editorial, "This Man-Bred Monster," from the St. Louis Star read into the Congressional Record by Congressman James F. Fulbright. The editorial describes the increasing criminality in the U.S. and argues for an anti-crime trust statute. The League was established in 1902 and was a dominant force in keeping WV dry, but a year after this flyer was published West Virginians voted to repeal the National Prohibition law. Offset printed in black on an 11" x 8 ½" sheet. A fine copy. Two copies in WorldCat.
Pedestal Collective Vancouver, B.C., 1975 Vancouver, B.C.: Pedestal, 1975. Two issues of the lesbian feminist newspaper written and published by the Pedestal Collective in Vancouver. Articles on what it means to be a lesbian feminist, on activities and resources for lesbians across Canada, on becoming independent, on mutual aid, etc. Other content includes profiles of women and lesbians throughout history, personal essays, book reviews, an event calendar, etc. Tabloid newspaper printed in black on newsprint, each issue 20 p., illus. Both near fine.
King, Martin Luther København, 1964 København: Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag, 1964. A Danish translation of Martin Luther King, Jr's sermon, "Loving Your Enemies," in which Christ's injunction is one of "practical realism," not naive utopianism. First delivered in 1957, King gave the sermon many times at churches across the United States. It was first published in Danish in the December 24, 1963 issue of "Kristeligt Dagblad," a Danish newspaper originally founded in 1896 as a Lutheran Evangelical daily. It was then issued by the paper as a pamphlet the following year. Fold-out, glossy wrappers (8" x 5") featuring a photograph of MLK to the cover. Some rubbing to covers, else near fine. Four copies in WorldCat, two in Danish institutions and two in U.S. libraries (Univ. of Alabama and Northern Illinois Univ.).
Fips (artist) Nürnberg, 1934 Nürnberg: Stürmer Verlag, 1934. A notorious book of anti-Semitic caricatures by the Nazi artist Philipp Rupprecht (1900-1975) who operated under the pen-name Fips. Rupprecht was the chief illustrator for Julius Streicher's newspaper Der Stürmer and collaborated with Streicher on two children's books, Trau keinem Fuchs auf grüner Heid und keinem Jud auf seinem Eid ("Don't Trust a Fox in a Green Pasture Or a Jew Upon His Oath", 1936), and Der Giftpilz ("The Poisonous Mushroom", 1938). 24 full page illustrations with captions illustrating Jews in their stereotypical roles in finance, academica, media, peddler, etc. Published by Streicher's imprint. Rupprecht was sentenced to 10 years hard labor at the end of WWII, but was released after serving five. Following his release he worked as a painter and decorator before dying in 1975. Illustrated wrappers (9" x 6"), unpaginated, illustrations. Owner's stamp to the bottom of the front cover, penciling to front cover and to nine of the interior illustrations. A scarce title.
Weatherwax, John M. Los Angeles, 1954 Los Angeles: Bryant Foundation, 1954. A history of the founding of Los Angeles by the writer and progressive political activist John "Jack" Weatherwax (1900-1984) who highlights the outsized contribution by Spaniards of African descent. This is made explicit by the pamphlet's opening sentence: "The overwhelming majority of the original founders of Los Angelese were Negroes." During the 1940s and 1950s, Weatherwax and his wife Seema Aissen were active Los Angelese civil rights activists and worked with the Communist Party USA against racial discrimination. He dedicates this pamphlet to the long-time African American newspaper editor/publisher and civil rights campaigner Charlotta Bass. Like many of Weatherwax's publications, this one was published by the Bryant Foundation named after Weatherwax's grandparents. This copy was distributed by the National Association of Colored Women (of which Weatherwax was secretary) for Negro History Week. The rear cover includes a printed statement by the organization on the pamphlet's significance and encourages its many committees to distribute copies. (We have a duplicate copy that has a blank rear cover.) Stapled wrappers (8 ½" x 5 ½"), 20 p. A fine copy.
Washington, D. C., [197-] Washington, D. C.: Gateways Unltd, [197-]. A button in support of the Wilmington 10, a group of nine African Americans and one white activist given long prison sentences following racial unrest in Wilmington, NC in early 1971. The most high profile member of the group was Benjamin Chavis, an assistant to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the future executive director of the NAACP, who received a 34-year sentence that was later overturned. Despite international outcry and aggressive appeals from a variety of progressive groups, most of the members spent a decade behind bars. The button features an illustration of Chavis and silhouettes of the nine other members behind bars. The button is 1 ¾" in diameter with printing information along the edge. In fine condition.
Forman, James n.p., 1971 n.p.: n.p., 1971. A scarce, unrecorded document written by the militant black power activist, James Forman, during his involvement with the Black Workers Congress. The document is an open letter to "Sisters and Brothers" (in the BWC) on revolutionary theory and its implementation. Forman discusses Vietnamese resistance to U.S. imperialism and the organization of power in China and provides book recommendations throughout. It does not appear that the document was formally published by either Forman or the BWC, but was likely printed internally for BWC members. We could find no copies recorded institutionally or in the trade, and internet searches provided no citation or reference. Corner-stapled 11" x 8 ½" sheets mimeographed from typescript on rectos only; 3 p. Some toning to white stock, tiny chip to the top corner of the first sheet.
Turner, Lou and John Alan Detroit, 1978 Detroit: News and Letters Committees, 1978. The first printing of this News & Letters pamphlet written by two long-time black movement activists in the U.S. on the development of black revolutionary thought based on anti-colonialist movements in Africa and the intellectual writings of Frantz Fanon. Stapled, photo-illustrated wrappers (8 ½" x 5 ½"), 55 p.,  p., adverts. A near fine copy.
Hashimoto, Tetsuma Tokyo, 1946 Tokyo: The Shiunso Press, 1946. An account of the diplomatic efforts of Tetsuma Hashimoto (1890-1990), a political commentator and head of the ‘rightist' Shiunso organization, to secure goodwill between the United States and Japan leading up to Pearl Harbor. Hashimoto's five "lectures" provide insight into the "China Incident", his visits to the U.S. between 1940-41 as ‘Mr. Y', his arrest by the Japanese government on suspicion of undermining Japanese foreign policy, and his post-prison peace efforts. An uncommon title. Wrappers printed in orange & black, iii, 130 p. A near fine copy.
Giddings, Franklin Henry New York, 1914 New York: The MacMillan Company, 1914. First Edition. Although best remembered for his substantial contributions to the field of sociology and his concept "consciousness of kind," Franklin Henry Giddings (1855-1931) also published one volume of poetry ("I have made the book because it bade me make it!). Regarding the title, Giddings writes in the preface, "The title is not chosen with irreligious intent - quite the contrary. It is chosen to emphasize that inextinguishable ‘faith in the possibilities of life' which has come down to us through all the religions of the world, from the earliest fears and hopes of the human heart, the earliest questionings of the human mind." Penciled below the author's name on the dust jacket is a note from Giddings' youngest child, Lorinda Margaret, that reads, "(My dad) - M. G., see p. 44," which is a poem titled "To Margaret." 12mo. Navy blue cloth blind-stamped to the front board, gilt spine, 80 p., adverts, dust jacket. Some faint dampstaining to the bottom edge of the front board, more evident to the rear board. Dust jacket is slightly edgeworn with dampstaining evident to portions of the front and rear flaps and rear panel.
[Miami?], 1965 [Miami?]: [F.O.R.D.C.?], 1965. An evocative flyer issued by the Frente Obrero Revolucionario Democrático Cubano (FORDC) depicting an exhausted Cuban bricklayer building Castro's socialist state. The FORDC was a Cuban exile group based in Miami and funded by the CIA. It was founded in 1960 by a group of exiled 26th of July labor leaders who wanted "to bring together all workers' groups of a democratic type...working against the Castro dictatorship" (Alexander, A History of Organized Labor in Cuba, p. 252). The group issued a series of pamphlets - the cover art of which is displayed on the flyers here - criticizing the oppression and degraded quality of life faced by workers under Castro's dictatorship. Printed in blue on fragile pulp paper (10 ½ x 7 ½"). Browning to stock, sliver chipped off the top left edge. Not found independently catalgued in WorldCat.
Bealle, Morris A. Washington, D. C., 1946 Washington, D. C.: Columbia Publishing Co, 1946. Second Edition. In this book, which is described as the "factual story of the Washington Scene from 1933 to date, sugar coated with breezy satire to forestall an epidemic of bursted blood vessels on the part of persons reading it," the acerbic, right wing journalist Morris Bealle satirizes the many politicians and government agencies he accuses of supporting FDR's Communist New Deal. In Part I: The Collectivistas, he selects 12 politicians to skewer by giving them humorous names (e.g., Doodlebug Wallace, Me-Too Stassen, The Paducah Palooka, Pussyfoot Joe, The Cockroach, Coat Tail Guffey, etc) while describing their dastardly deeds. He also includes a separate section on "Assorted Nuts and Miscellaneous Crackpots." In Part II: The Collectivist Putsch, he describes the various government agencies assisting the politicians in their collectivization schemes. First published in 1944 by Bealle's publishing company, a number of updated editions were issued up until 1960. Bealle was also the author/publisher of similar works such as Red Rat Race, Medical Mussolini, The Drug Story: A Factological History of America's $10,000,000 Drug Cartel, House of Rockefeller, and a number of sports books. Large format wrappers (11" x 8 ½"), 80 p. Light wear to wrappers; owner's name and address penned to the top of p. 1.
Drake, Dr. Gordon V. Tulsa, 1968 Tulsa: Christian Crusade, 1968. First edition. A perennial favorite at D. Anthem headquarters, this anti-sex ed pamphlet targets the SIECUS (Sex Information and Education Council of the United States) agenda, which Drake contends is anti-religious and which encourages the public school to intrude upon the family and church. Provides recommendations for preventing implementation of sex education programs in one's school. Drake became a contributor to Billy James Hargis' Christian Crusade in 1968. Stapled, illustrated wrappers (7 ¾" x 5"), 39,  p. Some stapled bleed, else a fine, unread copy.
Blackman, Honor; Joe and Doug Robinson New York, 1966 New York: The MacMillan Company, 1966. A photo-illustrated book on the techniques and methods of judo and karate by the London-born, Bond actress Honor Blackman. Cloth boards, 125 p., photographs, dust jacket. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
Matters of Life and Death: A Handbook for Patriots dealing with the issues on which American will rise or fallSmith, Gerald L. K. Los Angeles, 1958 Los Angeles: Christian Nationalist Crusade, 1958. One of the more substantial G. L. K. Smith titles, in which he covers the perils or race-mixing, immigration, Zionist-Jew control, World Government, cultural degeneracy, anti-Christianism, etc. Stapled black wrappers (5 ½" x 7 ¾"), 96 p., illustrations of Smith, photographs juxtaposing patriots with their nemeses. Some rubbing to wrappers, else a Fine copy.
Red Hot Artists Berkeley, 1971 Berkeley: The Print Mint, 1971. A collection of psychedelic comix edited by Barbara Mendes (who used the pseudonym Willy Mendes). Mendes was also involved in the Print Mint comic It Ain't Me Babe, the first comic produced entirely by women. The contributors to this title include Trina Robbins, Kim Deitch, S. Clay Wilson, Bill Griffith, Robert Williams, and others. Comic book format (9 ¾" x 7"),  p. Rubbing to covers, slight ripple.
Rio de Janeiro: Redemptor Spiritualist Center. A pamphlet with instructions for undergoing 'psychical cleansing' by partaking in group irradiation sessions at the Redemptor Spiritualist Center in Rio de Jainero, Brazil. Included are precise instructions for attendees, including an illustration of seating arrangements, and directions for the preparation of "fluidic water." The Center, described as a "school of high psychism," offered "1) sessions for extending benefits to persons at a distance in any part of the world where they may be; 2.) public sessions for removing perturbed spirits; 3.) sessions for prescriptions and lecturings." The Center also published a nearly 250-page book titled Rational and Scientific (Christian) Spiritualism, which is advertised on the rear wrapper. Stapled, photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers (6" x 4 ½"), viii. Browning to newsprint, else fine. Not found by us in WorldCat, although there are three copies of the Center's book in U.S. libraries.
Temple, Norman (editor) Chicago, 1947 Chicago: Point Magazine, 1947. Two issues of this Chicago-based Jewish-American cultural magazine that began publication in 1946. The magazine was edited by Norman Temple and featured news and articles on arts and entertainment, humor, and Jewish social organizations. Stapled, illustrated wrappers (11" x 8 ½"), 16 p., illus. ‘Sample' stamped to the top of each issue, small closed tear at the center fore edge of no. 8. The only institution we could find holding any issue in WorldCat was Hebrew Union College.
Follow the North Star: The story of an American Negro who believes in self responsibility as a means to end juvenile delinquency (C.S.A. No. 21)Courtney, Kent New Orleans, 1968 New Orleans: The Conservative Society of America, 1968. A brochure by the right wing Conservative Society of America praising Chicago pastor Henry Mitchell for publicly repudiating MLK's civil rights activities in Chicago. Mitchell, who was the pastor of North Star Missionary Baptist Church and President of the North Star Missionary Workers of America, was highly critical of the civil rights movement and instead believed in self-improvement schemes within the black community as administered by his organization. A quad-fold brochure printed in blue and red featuring a photograph of Mitchell to the front panel. A fine copy.
Benet, Stephen Vincent New York, 1941 New York: Council for Democracy, 1941. A title in the Council for Democracy's Democracy in Action series, which was issued under the auspices of its Committee of Correspondence. Discusses organized anti-Semitism in the U.S. and refutes the notion that Jews disproportionately control business, the media, finance and other fields. The final section provides suggestions for countering anti-Semitism at the legislative, legal and community level. Concludes with a suggested reading list, acknowledgements, "A Creed for Americans" by poet and short story writer Stephen Vincent Benet (also a CfD board member), and a list of the many CfD officers, celebrity endorsers and members. Stapled wrappers (7 ¾" x 5 ¼"), 56 p., frontispiece illustration of Hitler comparing himself to God. Some rubbing, faint foxing and edge wear to wrappers.
Memoirs of Josefine Mutzerbacher [Mutzenbacher]: The Story of a Viennese Prostitute as Told By Herself[Salten, Felix] [New York?], 1931 [New York?]: n.p., 1931. A scarce pirated edition of the first English translation of the controversial erotic novel first published in Vienna in 1906 and generally attributed to Bambi author Felix Salten. The book is told from the perspective of an aging Viennese prostitute who recounts in graphic detail her many sexual escapades. It was banned in Austria from 1913-1971 and was at the center of numerous legal cases. It was also the basis for a number of literary sequels, pornographic film adaptations, theater productions, and scholarly articles. The first English language edition was published in Paris in 1931 by Jack Kahane's Obelisk Press and was quickly pirated in New York City (publisher unknown, but thought to be either Sam Roth or Jake Brussell) and illustrated by Mahlon Blaine. But although our copy has some corresponding points for this edition, ‘Mutzenbacher' is misspelled ‘Mutzerbacher' to both the cover and title page, which is not mentioned in any of the official or unofficial bibliographies (we primarily deferred to Dr. Markus Läng's Felix Salten: A Preliminary Bibliography of His Works in Translation). Although the frontispiece could be by Blaine, there are two other illustrations very different in style signed by LeRoy, and three pornographic photographs. Unfortunately, there are no copies of this edition in WorldCat. A copy was sold at Bonham's in 2006, but it was sold as part of a erotic novel lot and was not described in detail. Cheaply bound and printed in wrappers (8" x 5 ½"), 192 p., illustrations. Light wear to covers, but about near fine.
The Conflict in America. A Funeral Discourse Occasioned by the Death of John Brown of Ossawattomie, Who Entered Into Rest, From the Gallows, Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859. Preached at the Warren St. M. E. Church, Roxbury, Dec. 4Newhall, Rev. Fales Henry Boston, 1859 Boston: J. M. Hewes, 1859. A significant and early tribute to abolitionist John Brown in the form of a sermon preached two days after his execution by the sympathetic Methodist Episcopal preacher Fales Henry Newhall (1827-1883) in Roxbury, MA. Newhall recounts Brown's life leading up to the insurrection at Harper's Ferry and compares him throughout with the Biblical figure Samson (Newhall referes to Brown as "Samson of Ossawattomie [sic]). As detailed in Jeremy Schipper and Nyasha Junior's book, Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon, by the 1850s abolitionists were frequently being compared with Samson and his battle against the Philistines and Brown himself used the analogy in letters before his death. Newhall's sermon was one of a number preached in the days and weeks following Brown's execution, an execution Newhall believed symbolized the "mortal conflict between Christianity and American Slavery" (p. ). One scholar called it a "fusion of martyrdom and apocalyptic millennialism" (Trodd, p. 310), and it was reprinted in James Redpath's landmark tribute to Brown, Echoes of Harper's Ferry (1860), which collected lectures, speeches, sermons, testimonials, and poems about Brown, as well as his prison letters. Sabin 54993 Lacking original wrappers, evidence of disbinding; string bound text block (8 ½" x 5 ½"), 22 p. Abrasion along the spine, 1" closed tear beginning along the bottom of the first (title) page. References: Trodd, Zoe. "John Brown's Spirit: The Abolitionist Aesthetic of Emancipatory Martyrdom in Early Antilynching Protest Literature." Journal of American studies 49, no. 2 (2015): 305-321; Junior, Nyasha, and Jeremy Schipper. Black Samson : the Untold Story of an American Icon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020 (see in particular chapter 3, "Samson and the Making of American Martyrs).
[Duggan, Ken] [New York], 1971 [New York]: Provisional National Government, 1971. A scarce flyer for the short-lived political party founded by independent rightist, conspriacist and Church of Satan member Ken Duggan. Duggan spent much of the 1970s trying to unify extreme right and extreme left individuals and groups against what he perceived to be the true threat to democracy: a cartel of international banking and corporate interests all controlled by the Illuminati and exemplified in NYC by the Rockefeller family. As the PNG's declaration asserts: WHEREAS the government of the Republic of the United States of America has come totally under the control of the money and agents of secret societies and international bankers, AND WHEREAS we are citizens of the United States of America owing our allegiance to that country and tis people and its constitution alone, WE ARE THEREFORE EMPOWERED to declare that this country is occupied by alien forces and the Provisional National Government issues this declaration to its people as the only government which the people can consider their own. Founded in 1970, by 1974 Duggan was complaining of two competing factions within the PNG (which had been renamed Patriotic Nationalist Groups): White Christian Anti-Communists who wanted to "turn America into a White Christian corporate state ruled by a racist theocracy" (letter from Duggan to ---) and American Nationalist Libertarians of which Duggan considered himself. This led to the dissolution of the PNG in 1974. In 1975, Duggan was arrested on an attempted murder charge for shooting an ex-PNG member named George Wilkie. He was sent to Riker's where he proclaimed his innocence. He was found dead in his cell in 1976, an apparent suicide, although his supporters maintained he was murdered. Duggan originally published the declaration in 1970 and the following year it was reprinted by the Grass Roots Defense Committee (this copy), an obscure group with nuanced politics that corresponded with elements of the extreme right (although the pseudonymous figure who ran it was a left-anarchist). The Committee later published Duggan's pamphlet, Secret Society. Mimeographed in black on the recto of an 11" x 8 ½" sheet. A fine copy.
Amherst: Drum, 1978. A single issue of this long-running, irregularly published black literary magazine published by students UMass-Amherst from 1969-1988. This issue focused on South Africa and features an editorial comments, articles, "South Africa: The Imprisoned Society," "Black and White: Behind the Healines in South Africa," "Dateline: Nuremberg, South Africa "Development of Dual Power in South Africa," a centerfold photo essay, poetry, artwork, and more. Includes a laid in poster featuring artwork by Carl Yates. Stapled, illustrated wrappers (11" x 8 ½"), 64 p., illus. Tiny tear to the tail, else a fine copy.