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December 2017

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Recent acquisitions include some 3,000 books and pamphlets from the collection of George and Esmé Barnsby of Wolverhampton, which includes a very large collection of local material. We also have an impressive collection of Chinese posters from the Cultural Revolution, together with some from Vietnam: some of these can be seen in the gallery of ephemera items. Posters and badges have been added regularly. This section of the website has been recently expanded, with a new Kitchenware Department, soon to supplemented with a new Clothing & Accessories Department, plus future plans for a Stationery Department and a Music Department.

A large number of ILP and Labour Party pamphlets will be added soon.

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Bargains!

Every three months we will list a new selection of bargains – these have to be ordered direct from us and not via ABE, where they are listed at the full price. The bargain price is given in brackets after the current price.

Please note that description of condition of book comes first then condition of dustwrapper if there is one. Please see our bargains below:

[000667] Cuthbert, N & Hawkins, K (ed.) COMPANY INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS POLICIES: THE MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN THE 1970s. London: Longmans, 1973. Hb. Very Good / Good. 303pp  £18.00 [£8]
[000675] Littler, C R & Salaman, G. CLASS AT WORK - THE DESIGN, ALLOCATION AND CONTROL OF JOBS. London:
Batsford, 1984.   Paperback.   Good.   127pp  £8.00  [£4]
[001462] Brown, E H Phelps. THE ECONOMICS OF LABOR. Yale UP, 1964. Hb. Good / Good. 278pp  £8.00  [£4]
[002861] Gollan, John. THE BRITISH POLITICAL SYSTEM. Lawrence and Wishart, 1954. Pb. Good  192pp  £6.00 [£3]
[002868] Stewart, J D. BRITISH PRESSURE GROUPS - THEIR ROLE IN RELATION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. Oxford
University Press, 1958. Hb.   Good / Poor.   273pp  £7.00 [£2]
[004961] Various. Collection of 15 paperbacks + 2 pamphlets published by Comedia, 1981-7.  Includes 'The Week',
'Teaching the Media', material on computer media, tv, media and the bomb, Channel 4, working-class writing,
televising terrorism, community radio, arts & publishing.   Good to Very Good   Lot  £60.00 [£30]
[005902] Various. JOSEPH STALIN - A SHORT BIOGRAPHY. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1949. Hardcover. Good / No Jacket. 207pp  £10.00  [£4]
[010167] Bready, J Wesley. LORD SHAFTESBURY AND SOCIAL-INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS. London: Allen & Unwin, 1927. Hardcover. Good / No Jacket. 446pp  £10.00  [£5]
[011411] Stone, Gilbert. A HISTORY OF LABOUR. Harrap, 1921. Hb. Fair/ No dw. 416pp Spine worn.  £9.00  [£4]
[011458] Group of Green Economists. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS. Zed Books, 1992. Pb. Good 162pp  £8.00  [£4]
[011461] Donahue, Brian. RECLAIMING THE COMMONS - COMMUNITY FARMS & FORESTS IN A NEW ENGLAND TOWN. Yale University Press, 1999. Paperback. Very Good 329pp Weston, Massachusetts.  £8.00  [£3]
[011663] Hall, F. HANDBOOK FOR MEMBERS OF CO-OPERATIVE COMMITTEES. The Co-operative Union, 1924. Hb. Good / No Jacket. 572pp Ex-Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society Library (1 round stamp only).  £30.00  [£8]
[013012] Walters, A Harry. ECOLOGY, FOOD AND CIVILISATION - AN ECOLOGICAL HISTORY OF HUMAN SOCIETY.
        Charles Knight, 1973. Hb. Good / Fair. 216pp  £12.00  [£4]
[013013] Plucknett, Donald L et al. GENE BANKS AND THE WORLD'S FOOD. Princeton University Press, 1987.
Hardcover. Very Good / Good. ISB247pp  £12.00  [£4]
[013027] Digby, Margaret. THE WORLD CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT. London: Hutchinson Benham, 1946?. Hardcover. Good / No Jacket.  163pp Slight foxing on edges.  £9.00  [£4]
[015851] GZHEL CERAMICS 18th - 19th, CENTURIES. CERAMICS 29th CENTURY. Moscow: Planeta, 1989. Hb. Good / Fair.   184pp   Large format. Many illustrations. Text in Russian & English.  £25.00  [£12]
[018153] Child, John & Partridge, Bruce. LOST MANAGERS: SUPERVISORS IN INDUSTRY & SOCIETY. Cambridge
University Press, 1982. Hb. Good / Good. 241pp Trace of paper clip on free endpaper.  £25.00 [£10]
[019214] Thurley, Keith & Wood, Stephen (ed.). INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGY. Cambridge
University Press, 1983. Hb. Very Good / Very Good. 242pp  £25.00  [£7]
[020226] Barnes, William R & Ledebur, Larry C. THE NEW REGIONAL ECONOMIES: THE U.S., COMMON MARKET AND
         THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. Sage, 1998. Paperback. Good+ 189pp  £12.00  [£5]
[020391] Pritt, D N. FORWARD TO A PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT. People's Convention Committee, 1940. Pamphlet.
Good   16pp   £8.00  [£4]
[020765] O'Hagan, James P (ed.) GROWTH AND ADJUSTMENT IN NATIONAL AGRICULTURES. Macmillan, 1978. Hb. Good/Good. 242pp Published in conjunction with the Food & Agriculture Organization of the U.N.  £15.00  [£7]
[023119] Hopper, Paul. LIVING WITH GLOBALIZATION. Oxford: Berg, 2006. Paperback. Fine 191pp  £14.00  [£5]
[024318] Miliband, Ralph & Saville, J (ed.) SOCIALIST REGISTER 1978. Merlin, 1978. Pb. Good+ 264pp £6.00 [£3]
[025227] Coddington, A & Perryman, M. THE MODERNISER'S DILEMMA - RADICAL POLITICS IN THE AGE OF BLAIR. L&W, 1998. Pb. Good 280pp  N Fishman, A Gamble, G Hassan, A Sassoon, S Twigg, W Wheeler etc.  £6.50 [£3]
[025323] Rose, Richard & Davies, Phillip L. INHERITANCE IN PUBLIC POLICY: CHANGE WITHOUT CHOICE IN BRITAIN.
          Yale University Press, 1994. Hb. Very Good / Very Good. 257pp  £80.00 [£30]
[025655] Roman, Z (ed) INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT & INDUSTRIAL POLICY: PROCEEDINGS OF 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS. Akademiai Kiado Budapest, 1979. Hb. VG/G. 427pp  £30.00  [£15]
[025661] Horwitz, L & Ferleger, L. STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. Black Rose, 1983. Pb. V G  341pp  £8.00 [£4]
[028287] Clutterbuck, David. HOW TO BE A GOOD CORPORATE CITIZEN: A MANAGER'S GUIDE TO MAKING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WORK - AND PAY. London: McGraw Hill, 1981. Hb. Very Good / Good. 294pp  £30.00  [£10]
[028682] Finch, Henry Le Roy. WITTGENSTEIN: THE EARLY PHILOSOPHY - AN EXPOSITION OF THE "TRACTATUS".
   New York: Humanities Press, 1971.  Hardcover.  Good / No Jacket.   291pp  £20.00  [£8]
[028689] Rousiers, Paul de. THE LABOUR QUESTION IN BRITAIN. London: Macmillan, 1896. Hardcover. Good / No
Jacket. 391pp Couple of corners creased and slightly soiled.  £45.00  [£15]
[028760] Worpole, Ken (ed.). RICHER FUTURES: FASHIONING A NEW POLITICS. London: Earthscan, 1999. Paperback.
Good  194pp Contributions on community based action from T Lang, G Monbiot, C Ward etc.  £10.00  [£5]
[029439] Wilczynski, J. SOCIALIST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REFORMS. Macmillan, 1972. Hb. G/G.
350pp  £8.00  [£4]
[032643] A Fabian Group. PEOPLE, PARTICIPATION AND GOVERNMENT. London: Fabian Society, 1971. Pamphlet.
Very Good 32pp. Fabian Research Series 293.  £6.00  [£2]
[032740] Kennet, Wayland; Whitty, Larry; Holland, Stuart. SOVEREIGNTY & MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES. London:
Fabian Society, 1971. Pamphlet. Very Good 28pp.Fabian Tract 409.  £6.00  [£2]
[033365] Richter, Irving. POLITICAL PURPOSE IN TRADE UNIONS. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1973. Hardcover.
Good / No Jacket. 258pp Includes chapters on AEU, TGWU, ASSET etc.  £8.00  [£4]
[033384] Jones, Jean. BEN BRADLEY: FIGHTER FOR INDIA'S FREEDOM. London: Socialist History Society, 1995? Pb. VG 40pp Active in the Hands Off Russia Campaign, founder member of NUWM he was sent to India by the British CP to help build the revolutionary movement. He was imprisoned at the Meerut Trial.  £10.00  [£5]
[034070] Sargant, William Lucas. ECONOMY OF THE LABORING CLASSES. New York: Kelley, 1968. Hb. Very Good 491pp Reprint of 1857 edition.  £15.00  [£6]
[035592] Plant, Raymond. HEGEL. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1973. Hb.  Good / Good.  214pp
Political Thinkers series.  £15.00  [£5]
[035601] Benjamin, Andrew. THE PLURAL EVENT: DESCARTES, HEGEL, HEIDEGGER. London: Routledge, 1993.
Paperback. Good 211pp  £15.00  [£6]
[037292] Arthur, Chris et al.. RADICAL PHILOSOPHY Collection of 112 issues. Radical Philosophy Group. 
No.3, Winter 1972 - No.124, March/April 2004. Missing Numbers 8, 21, 25, 26, 29, 38, 40, 49, 68, 104, 114.
This is a superb collection, most are as new, none less than Very Good.  £250.00  [£125]
[039219] Bellamy, Joyce & Saville, John (ed.). DICTIONARY OF LABOUR BIOGRAPHY Volume VIII (8). Basingstoke:
Macmillan, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket. 309pp  £50.00  [£20]
[039510] Connerton, Paul. THE TRAGEDY OF ENLIGHTENMENT: AN ESSAY ON THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL.
          Cambridge University Press, 1980. Hb. Very Good / Good+.  162pp  £25.00  [£12]
[039596] Piccoli, Raffaello. BENEDETTO CROCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIS PHILOSOPHY. Jonathan Cape, 1922. Hb. Good / No Jacket.  315pp  1st UK edition.  From the library of Eric Heffer, MP.  £40.00  [£20]
[039940] Aston, T H & Philpin, C H E (ed.). THE BRENNER DEBATE: AGRARIAN CLASS STRUCTURE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN PRE-INDUSTRIAL EUROPE. Cambridge Univ Press, 1987. Pb. Very Good  339pp  £25.00  [£10]
[040145] Serebrennikov, G N. THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN THE USSR. Left Book Club, 1937. Soft cloth. Fair 288pp
Worn and bit soiled.  £5.00  [£2]
[040956] DeFronzo, James V (ed.). Revolutionary Movements in World History: From 1750 to the Present - 3 Volumes. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006. Hb. Fine  Over 1,000 pages. Large format.  £200.00  [£50]
[041468] Gramsci, Antonio. SELECTIONS FROM POLITICAL WRITINGS, 1921-1926. London: Lawrence and Wishart,
1978. First Edition. Hb. Very Good / Very Good. 516pp  £20.00  [£10]
[041752] Petersen, Arnold. KARL MARX AND MARXIAN SCIENCE. New York Labor News Company, 1967. Paperback.
Good 192pp  £10.00  [£5]
[042576] KARL MARX 1818-1883: FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH. L&W, 1942? Pamphlet. Good+ 30pp Includes extracts from Reminiscences of Marx by Liebknecht & P Lafargue, Four Letters on the Death of Marx by Engels, Engels' Speech at Graveside of Marx. Printed at the Curwen Press.  £8.00  [£4]
[042896] Nicholson, Isa. OUR STORY (THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT). Manchester: Co-operative Union, 1906. Hb.
Good / No Jacket. 84pp Gilt titled green cloth is faded.  £15.00  [£7]
[043587] Adelson, Alan & Lapides, Robert. Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Community under Siege. New York: Viking, 1990. Hb. Very Good / Good+. 526pp Ink line on bottom edge, otherwise a very clean copy.  £18.00  [£6]
[047741] Leach, S & Stewart, J. The Politics of Hung Authorities. Macmillan, 1992. Hb. VG/Good. 243pp £30.00 [£15]
[047953] Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Nazi Gold: The London Conference. London: The Stationery Office, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good  834pp  Corners very slightly bumped. No dustwrapper as issued.  £50.00 [£15]
[048191] Balibar, Etienne. THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT - 9 page article in Marxism Today May 1977,
Very Good   £6.00 [£3]
[049497] Henrotte, Esther. CO-OPERATION IN THE SOVIET UNION. London: Russia Today Society, 1936? 1st Edition. Pamphlet. Good 16pp Uncommon.  £10.00 [£5]
[055887] Miliband, R & Saville, J(ed.) SOCIALIST REGISTER 1979. Merlin Press. Pb. Good+  335pp £6.00 [£3]
[057359] Norton-Taylor, Richard. TRUTH IS A DIFFICULT CONCEPT: INSIDE THE SCOTT INQUIRY. London: Fourth
Estate, 1995. Paperback.  Very Good  280pp  £7.00 [£3]
[058504] Mackenzie, Norman & Jeanne. THE FIRST FABIANS. Quartet Books, 1979. Pb. Good+  446pp  £8.00 [£4]
[060481] Cole, G D H. GREAT BRITAIN IN THE POST-WAR WORLD. London: Left Clubs Committee / New Left Review,
1942. Hb.  Good / As issued - no dustwrapper.  168pp.  £5.00 [£2]
[065187] Hill, Christopher. INTELLECTUAL ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION. Oxford University Press, 1971. Hardcover.  Very Good / Good+.  333pp  From the library of Erna Bennett.  £10.00 [£5]
[065292] Osborn, R. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF REACTION. London: Left Book Club/Gollancz, 1938. Hardcover. Good / A
issued - no dustwrapper. 319pp Slight loss to head of spine.  £40.00 [£15]
[065293] THE SITUATION IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE . Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1949. Hardcover.
Good / No Jacket. 631pp Proceedings of the Lenin Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the USSR –
Sessions  31 July to 7 August 1948: Verbatim Reports.  £15.00 [£7]
[066716] Ponomarev, B N et al.. THE INTERNATIONAL WORKING-CLASS MOVEMENT: PROBLEMS OF HISTORY AND THEORY Volume 2 (1871-1904). Progress Publishers, 1981. 1st Edition. Hb. Very Good / Good+. 654pp  £20.00 [£10]
[072902] Hassan, G (ed.) AFTER BLAIR: POLITICS AFTER THE NEW LABOUR DECADE. L&W, 2007. Pb. New. 223pp Includes A Gamble, C Crouch, Z Bauman, S Goss, J Chapman, D Coates, R Lister, Neal Lawson, J Freedland, £10.00 [£5]
[074759] Mrazkova, D & Remes, V; Another Russia: Through the Eyes of the New Soviet Photographers. Facts on File, 1986. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. 176pp Letter 'P' stamped to bottom edge.  £12.00 [£5]
[078157] Gant, Roland. HOW LIKE A WILDERNESS. Left Book Club 1946. Hb. Good+ 160pp  £10.00 [£5]
[078521] Williams, Philip M. HUGH GAITSKELL. Oxford University Press, 1982. Pb. Good.  491pp  £8.50  [£4]
[079851] Molotov, V M. HITLER'S SLAVE TRAFFIC IN OCCUPIED SOVIET AREAS. London: Soviet War News, 1943.
First Edition. Pamphlet. Good 15pp Uncommon.  £20.00  [£10]
[081418] THE KATYN FOREST MASSACRE: HEARINGS BEFORE SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FACTS OF THE KATYN FOREST MASSACRE; 82nd CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, PART 2, FEBRUARY 4,5,6, & 7, 1952. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1952. Pb. Good 219pp  £30.00  [£10]
[082123] Pimlott, B, Wright, A, and Flower, T (Editors). THE ALTERNATIVE: POLITICS FOR A CHANGE. London:
W H Allen, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+ / Good+.   259pp.  £7.00  [£3]
[082304] Roy, Subroto & Clarke, John. Margaret Thatcher's Revolution: How it Happened and What it Meant.      Continuum, 2005. First Edition. Very Good / Good+. 209pp Uncommon in hardback.  £10.00  [£5]
[085677] Leeson, R A. STRIKE: A LIVE HISTORY, 1887-1971. London: Allen & Unwin, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover.    Very Good / Good.  246pp  Nearly 150 strikes related in the words of participants and leaders.  £8.00  [£4]
[087663] Sinay, Sergio. CHE FOR BEGINNERS. ill. Miguel Angel Scenna. London: Writers and Readers, 1997.
First Edition. Paperback. Very Good 185pp.  £7.00  [£3]
[087664] Franqui, Carlos. FAMILY PORTRAIT WITH FIDEL. London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. First Edition. Paperback.
Good+  262pp.  £7.00 [£3]
[087665] Castaneda, Jorge. COMPANERO: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA. London: Bloomsbury, 1997.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good.  456pp.  £10.00  [£3]
[087666] Taibo II, Paco Ignacio. GUEVARA ALSO KNOWN AS CHE. New York: St Martin's Press, 1997. First Edition.
Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. . 691pp  £10.00 [£3]

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