ANARCHISM

Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1921. ] Printed 'Report to the Governor [ of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Michael S. Dukakis ] in the Matter of Sacco and Vanzetti', with letter from the Governor's Press Office and photostat of pardon.

Author: 
[ Daniel A. Taylor, Chief Legal Counsel, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; the 1921 Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti; Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchists ]
Publication details: 
Introduction by Daniel A. Taylor, Chief Legal Counsel, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Department, State House, Boston, dated 13 July 1977.
£135.00

[1] + 38pp., 4to. Stapled in brown printed wraps. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. In his introduction Taylor explains: 'The accompanying Report has been prepared under the auspices of the Office of the Governor's Legal Counsel in response to your questions: first, as to whether there are substantial grounds for believing - at least in light of the criminal justice standards of today - that Sacco and Vanzetti were unfairly convicted and executed, and, second, if so, what action can now appropriately be taken.

[ Pamphlet. ] Michael Bakounine: A Biographical Sketch.

Author: 
Henry Seymour [ Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1876), Russian revolutionary anarchist ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed and Published by Henry Seymour, 35 Newington Green Road, N. 1888.
£80.00

8pp., 12mo. Disbound without wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper. The title-page carries an engraved portrait of 'Bakounine' by ' Eng Co Boston'. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at the London School of Economics.?>

[ The Siberian 'Katorga' in Imperial Russia. ] English translation (by Peter Kropotkin?) from the French, of Émile Andreoli's account of his captivity following the January Uprising, titled ''Siberian Convicts' Life'. Containing unpublished material.

Author: 
Émile Andreoli (1835-1900), Franco-Italian writer and inventor, sent to Siberia following his participant in the Polish 'January Uprising', 1863-1864 [ Peter Kropotkin, Russia; Russian Katorga ]
Publication details: 
Without details or date. [London, 1880s? Certainly after 1869.]
£4,000.00

99pp., 8vo. Each page typed on a separate piece of paper ruled with red marginal borders. The manuscript housed in a contemporary thumb-indexed ledger, with each leaf tipped-in onto the recto of a leaf of the ledger. The manuscript in good condition, lightly-aged and worn; the ledger heavily worn and shaken, and lacking covers. Andreoli's name is not given anwhere in this item. Title-page with typed title 'Siberian Convicts' Life'. Above the title, in manuscript is '? Convict-Life', and typed beneath the title is a six-line epigram from Goethe.

[ Rossetti ] Autograph Note Signed "Olivia Rossetti" to "Dr Rukes[?]".

Author: 
Olivia Rossetti [ Olivia Rossetti Agresti ] (1875–1960), activist, author, editor, and interpreter. member of one of England's most prominent artistic and literary families
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] 3 St Edmund's Terrace, Regent's Park, N.W. [no date].
£150.00

One page, 12mo, black border, speckled (foxing?) and smudged, text clear although hand difficult. She tahnks him for enquiries and tells him all are "fairly well". She has heard form a Mrs Coben that "Coben is very ill" and encourages him to visit him, giving him directions and expressing sympathy with the wife.

[Prince Peter Kropotkin.] Latter part of Autograph Letter Signed ('P. Kropotkin' and 'P. K.'), in English, [to Messrs Methuen & Co., publishers] regarding terms for a 'cheap edition' of one of his books ['The Terror in Russia'?].

Author: 
Prince Peter Kropotkin [Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin] (1842-1921), Russian polymath and prominent anarchist
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [London, 1901?]
£150.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn 'MONCKTON'S SUPERFINE' laid paper, with a pin holes through both leaves. The only book by Kropotkin published by Methuen & Co. appears to be 'The Terror in Russia', which went through at least eight editions between 1909 and 1911, but the references to the piracy of works by Kropotkin in the Boston magazine the Youth's Companion may suggest an earlier date, as the magazine was publishing pieces by Kropotkin', presumably without his permission, as early as 1901.

[Dr César De Paepe, French syndicalist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Dr. De Paepe'), in English, to the Liberal economist Thorold Rogers, asking for a copy of one of his books to review in his journal 'Le National Belge'.

Author: 
Dr César De Paepe (1841-1890), French syndicalist, a major influence on the Industrial Workers of the World [Thorold Rogers [James Edwin Thorold Rogers] (1823-1890), economist and Liberal politician]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Le National Belge, Bruxelles. 2 May 1885.
£180.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on aged paper. De Paepe's grasp of the English language is not firm, but he makes himself understood. He has seen Rogers' 'new scientific book' 'Six Centuries of Work and Wages' advertised in 'many English papers'.

[Prince Peter Kropotkin.] Proofs of an apparently unpublished article, intended for 'The Nineteenth Century and After', titled 'The White Terror in Russia', with many autograph corrections by him.

Author: 
Peter Kropotkin [Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin] (1842-1921), Russian polymath and anarchist [Sir James Knowles, editor, 'The Nineteenth Century and After'; Tsarist Russia; communism; anarchism]
Publication details: 
With label of 'The Nineteenth Century and After', London,.1906.
£3,500.00

On ten 8vo leaves, and paginated 1-20. Worn and aged, with closed tear to the first leaf. Gathered with a brass stud. The recto of each leaf carries the printed date 1906, and each verso has as running title the name of the magazine. Pasted at the head of the first page is a green label reading: 'The Nineteenth Century and After. Please return this proof, when corrected, to Sir James Knowles, care of Messrs. Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd, New-street Square, London, E.C.' Beside this Kropotkin has written in pencil 'Send 4 revises'.

The Commune. William Morris, Issue. Special Number.

Author: 
Guy Alfred Aldred (1886-1963) [William Morris]
Publication details: 
[Second Series. Vol. II., No 2. February 1927.] 'Edited and Published by Guy A. Aldred, 13, Burnbank Gdns. Glasgow. W. (Scotland)' ['Printers and Publishers, Bakunin Press'].
£225.00

8vo: 80 pp, paginated 13-92. Stapled. In original grey printed wraps. Clear and complete. On aged and spotted high-acidity paper, with rusting from staples. In worn and spotted wraps. 2 cm closed tears to back wrap and outer margins of last two leaves. Pencil note on inside of back cover that a copy of the same item sold by Hodgkins for £30 in March 1986. From the collection of the Scottish anarchist author H. T. Derrett, and with his ownership inscription and date on front wrap. Illustrated.

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