Investigation of Un-American Propaganda Activities in the United States. Hearings before a Special Committee on Un-American Activities to investigate (1) the extent, character, and objects of un-American propaganda activities in the United States, (2) the diffusion within the United States of subversive and un-American propaganda that is instigated from foreign countries or of a domestic origin and attacks the principle of the form of government as guaranteed by our constitution, and (3) all other questions in relation thereto that would aid Congress in any necessary remedial legislation [15 volumes of 17 plus Appendixes, 3 volumes of 4, plus Index; 19 separate unduplicated items, broken set]

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1938-1942. Paperback. Present are volumes #2 (iv, 981-1714), #3 (iii, -2426), #5 (iii, 3179-3704), #6 (iii, -4274), #7 (-4939 and exhibit photos on coated stock), #8 (iii, -5257, #9 (iii, -5823, folded exhibit plate), #10 (iii, -6454, xxix), #11 (iii, -7199, plates), #12 (ii, -7672), #13 (iii, -8161), appendix Part I (xv, 1-967), appendix Part II (-1382, plates), appendix Part III (ii, -1442, plates), Index (to hearings 1-14, reports [?], and appendixes I-IV; ii, 279). Fifteen volumes, lacking vols. 1, 4, 14 and appendix IV thru IX. Volumes 2 and 3 are in binding: full marbleized Spanish calf with raised bands and red and black leather spine labels gilt, all others in the standard House wraps, 9x6 inch plain printed buff paperbacks. The calf items are mildly abraded, wraps items a bit foxed with several short tears at joint tails, v.10 cover is smudged with offset grey, Index cover has several small gouges, top edges foxed; sound copies, that (except for original ownership legends, typewritten and holograph) are clean within. The lot of fifteen, sold together. Seventy-fifth / third session, on H. Res. 282, through- seventy-seventh Congress / second session.

Martin Dies, chair, Jerry Voohis (D., Calif) on the committee by volume five. The committee questions Browder on CPUSA, Valenti on Italian fascists, and Pelley and others on German fascist sympathies. Previous and probably original owner was one Ralph J. MIchels, "Commander, U.S. Navy, 78143," 1910-1990, stationed in Spain following, even possibly during the tail end of World War II. He had much of his library (4 or 5000 volumes) custom-bound in cheap tree-calf; it was shipped to the US and sold to Holmes Book Company Oakland/San Francisco in 1980.

Cat.No: 182952

Price: $450.00