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Image for TLS, Gov. Ronald Reagan “the most dependable anti-Communist on the West Coast” takes care to appoint judges who share his concerns.

TLS, Gov. Ronald Reagan “the most dependable anti-Communist on the West Coast” takes care to appoint judges who share his concerns.

By: Ronald Reagan

Price: $550.00

Publisher: 1971

Seller ID: k181227f


Typed letter signed, Ronald Reagan; Aug 16, 1971. 2 pp; 8-1/2”x11”, gubernatorial stationery and envelope. A letter to a Los Angeles constituent who had written Reagan expressing her concerns about the threat of communism. “I, too, believe it poses a very real danger. … [C]ommunist influences in the disturbances which have occurred on our university and college campuses are documented….Every precaution must be taken to make sure our schools are not utilized as tools of subversion. A distinction must be made between the advocacy of the overthrow of our constitutional form of govern... View more info

Image for ALS, Ronald Reagan [President of the Screen Actors Guild] to Hollywood producer Jerry Wald -- personally signed as “Ronnie”, [1959]

ALS, Ronald Reagan [President of the Screen Actors Guild] to Hollywood producer Jerry Wald -- personally signed as “Ronnie”, [1959]

By: Ronald Reagan

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: 1959

Seller ID: k181228b


A one-page handwritten letter from Reagan to his close friend, film producer Jerry Wald, thanking him for his televised production of the 31st annual Academy Awards [1959]. 7-1/2”x11”, 1 page, on Reagan’s personal letterhead, dated March 27 [1959] “Dear Jerry / It is the “morning after” and my only regret is that I did not make a speech to a loud and large audience of our contemporaries. Subject of my speech would have been “Jerry Wald and how grateful we should all be because he made us look like ‘big leaguers.” In 1938 we knew we were “big leaguers” but in 1958 we ... View more info

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Editorials for a Free World

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $575.00

Publisher: Free World Magazine: 1944

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: k180315e


Free World Magazine, 1944. 1st ed., 8vo, brown cloth. 28 pp. Several of Welles' political writings first published in FREE WORLD magazine between April-December 1994. Welles was an avid supporter of President Roosevelt and his views were often well in advance of political thinking of the time. Very rare: no others online, none in OCLC, no auction records. One copy, with a gift inscription to Welles, is in his papers at the University of Michigan. View more info

Image for [Anarchism/Socialism] Three 19th-century Marx-Engels tracts signed by Italian anarchist Vito Salieri

[Anarchism/Socialism] Three 19th-century Marx-Engels tracts signed by Italian anarchist Vito Salieri

By: [Anarchism] Vito Salieri

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Uffici della Critica Sociale, Milano : 1892

Inscription: Signed by Vito Salieri

Seller ID: k190316a

Condition: Fair


Three 10-cent socialist tracts by Marx and Engels, published 1892, bound as one -- ex libris Vito Salieri with his signature on the front end paper. The tracts are cheap pulp street editions and of no particular value themselves; it is the provenance and scarce signature of Salieri that makes this item unusual. CONTENTS: La Teoria del Valore di Carlo Marx -Uffici della Critica Sociale, Milano 1892; I Socialisti sono I veri repubblicani -- Ufficio della lotta di classe 1894, Milano; Marx - Discorso sul Libero Scambio con proemio di Federico Engels -- Uffici della ##### Vito Salier... View more info

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Thought control in USA; Complete proceedings of the Conference on Thought Control, Hollywood ASP-PCA in the US

By: [ASP-PCA] Salemson, Harold J., ed

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Council, Beverly Hills: 1947

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200128a

Condition: Fine


1st ed., limited to 250 numbered copies. 8vo, black cloth/gilt titles. 432pp. In 1947, as anti-Hollywood sentiment ran high, ASP-PCA—Progressive Citizens of America—sponsored a massive public meeting protesting HUAC and the increasing use of loyalty oaths. They provided important public and financial support to the Hollywood Ten, a subset of the nineteen originally subpoenaed who were held in contempt and subsequently blacklisted by the Hollywood film industry. ASP-PCA also worked on intellectual freedom issues beyond the confines of Hollywood. In 1947, it organized “Thought Control ... View more info

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The Ruling Clawss / Cartoons by A. Redfield

By: [Syd Hoff] A. Redfield

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Daily Worker: 1935

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120h

Condition: Near Fine


1st ed., 8vo, illustrated boards. 184 pp. 160 full-page single-panel cartoons satirizing the capitalist upper class from a socialist perspective, reprinted from the Daily Worker where they ran as a feature from 1933-1935. Illustrated end papers satirizing K-Q cards in red and blue and title-page in red & black. Afterword, "Social Satire" by the cartoonist. "Subscription Edition" published in December, 1935; also published in a numbered edition of 500 copies. Very good-near fine; a clean tight copy with only very minor edgewear, small scuff on front board. Lacking the scarce d/w as usual. View more info