[ Freedom of Speeech; Democracy; the Film industry ] John Howard Lawson petitioner [...] Brief of Alexander Meiklejohn, of Cultural Workers in Motion Pictures and Other Arts, and of Members of the Professions, as Amici Curiae

[ In the Supreme Court of the United States ]
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Parker & Company, Law Printers, Los Angeles, "October Term, 1949".

[vi].36, 8vo, paper wraps, edges sunned, minor creasing, mainly good condition. Notes: A. "John Howard Lawson ( 1894 - 1977) was an American writer. He was for several years head of the Hollywood division of the Communist Party USA. He was also the organization's cultural manager and answered directly to V.J. Jerome, the Party's New York-based cultural chief. He was the first president of the Writers Guild of America, West after the Screen Writers Guild divided into two regional organizations": B.

[Committee of Secrecy, 1794] First report from the Committee of Secrecy, to whom the [...] papers [...] in His Majesty's message [...] which were presented (sealed up) to the House, by Mr. Secretary Dundas, upon the 12th and 13th days of the said m

[Committee of Secrecy, 1794].
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London, Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly. 1794.

Presumably First Edition. Pp.[1] Title-45[3], final 3pp., list of books printed for J. Debrett, disbound, foxed, minor damage and staining, fair condition. It appears to be an investigation of the possibly seditious activities of The Society for Constitutional Information and The London Corresponding Society (and related). Note: A. "The Society for Constitutional Information was a British activist group founded in 1780 by Major John Cartwright, to promote parliamentary reform. The Society flourished until 1783, but thereafter made little headway.

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