Capital punishment, execution, death sentence
[San Francisco]: No photographer credited, [1970s?]. Photograph. Two 8x10 untrimmed b&w photographs of a crowd outside the gates of San Quentin prison, some signs against the death penalty, very good. Bell bottoms, Che t-shirts, placards stating "End Legal Lynching: Defeat the Death penalty" etc.
New York: Avon Books, 1996. Paperback. xxxiv, 188p., softbound, first printing of the trade-size wraps issue, paperstock mildly toned. This was editor Robert L. Allen's copy with his underlinings, ownership signature (as 'R. Allen'), has publisher's promotional material and a newsclip laid in.
London: Printed by G.M. for W. Bladen: And are to be sold by R. Royston, 1642. Leather Bound. [xii, 177p.] last two pages misnumbered as 177 & 179, printed 12mo with smallpoint sidebars, all edges sprinkled red; front blank has a repaired tear at top corner (1.5 inches, repair tissue...
Buenos Aires: Jorge Alvarez Editor, 1965. Paperback. 220p., small paperbound in 7x4 inch coated wraps, decorated with a photoportrait of Marcos Rodriguez. Spine has a light reader's crease, lower corner-tips of first half-dozen leaves have a tiny bump, back cover shows a small area of offset color, a good to...
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Paperback. xiii, 451p., illustrated (by Vincent Van Gogh! at least cover image is his, from an 1890 work) with one chart, softbound in 9x6 inch color wraps, front flyleaf has a small ownership legend in ink, the terminal leaves yawn a bit, a sound clean copy.
Moraga, CA; Houston, TX: Justice for Gary Graham Coalition, 1993-1994. Nine leaflets, all 8.5x11 inches, issued by the Coalition in Houston or a California branch based in Moraga, very good. The fliers include calls to contact Texas authorities to protest, and announcements of support events in the Bay Area. Graham...
New York: Random House, 1937. Hardcover. 409p., frontispiece, illustrations, first edition cloth boards with tinted top edge, a nice production in remains of dust jacket. Half-title page states "special edition dedicated to the loyal friends who gave so much of their time and resources to the fight in behalf of...
New York: Microcosm Publishing, 2010. 18-panel poster/zine, unfolds to 27x21 inches, glossy alkaline paper composed of cut and paste b&w photos and text decorated with red and blue spot-color; a fine unblemished copy. On the Red Scare. Title refers to the Jello box in which the Rosenbergs smuggled documents, which...
[Shanghai]: Jing cun shu ju; Hong wen shu ju, 1907. 75p., slender paperback, spine panel rather chipped, edges worn, covers foxed. Rear cover has a name written in pen and a “paid” rubberstamp from a Chinese grocer in San Francisco, dated 1922. Interior pages are evenly toned but clean and...
New York: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1960. Pamphlet. Single issue of the small-format magazine, edgeworn wraps, address label on back, corners of cover chipped. Includes articles on the racial disparities of the death penalty, West Indians in London,desegregation, and more.
Atlanta: Southern Regional Council, 1964. Magazine. 16p. including covers, 6x9 inches, illustrations, letters, editorials, features, stamped Received Dec 2 1964 Students for a Democratic Society, fold crease otherwise very good magazine/journal in stapled printed wraps. The Southern Regional Council (SRC), is an organization founded in 1919 as the Commission on Interracial Cooperation.
Hollywood: Damas Publishing Co., 1976. 248p., worn and rubbed first edition PBO with scar on rear cover from label removal, blue pictorial wraps. Gay pulp prison fiction. Two male killers on death row fall in love and have a torrid jailhouse affair. Their last wish is to die together in...
New York: National Interreligious Task Force on Criminal Justice, 1983. Pamphlet. x, 94p., softbound in stapled 8.5x5.5 inch printed wraps; covers adjacent to spinefold are very toned, and the back cover also has a small light stain. Ownership name penned on titlepage. A sound and otherwise clean copy.
New York: Vantage, 1981. Hardcover. 27p., foxing on top fore edge else very good condition in like dj. None found in OCLC as 7/2016. African American author living in California, graduate of historically Black Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, 1936. Includes commentary on Black riots, pro-death penalty piece and...