Capital punishment, execution, death sentence
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[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...
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: 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.....
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: National Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case, . Single 8.5x11 inch sheet, printed one side. Rubberstamp of Bay Area Committee to Save the Rosenbergs. Claims that two newly discovered documents undermine the testimony of David Greenglass. Asks the reader to write President Eisenhower to seek clemency.
Sausalito CA: Unity Press, 1968. Paperback. [46p], first edition of 2500 copies, paperback in plain printed white wraps, light handling soil and foxing, perfectbound and beginning to crack in several places. Noted on the back cover: "This book is free. Its author is not." According to a note on the...
St. Louis, MO: B. Herder, 1911. 87p., wraps (flexible cloth) slightly soiled and a bit worn along the spine else very good condition, first edition, 4x6 inches. Ryan was a major Catholic theologian who promoted the economic justice and later supported Franklin Roosevelt. Here his less progressive side is revealed.