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 Liberator, August 1919 Edition, Vol. 2 No. 8 (Serial No. 18). Liberator Publishing Company.New York.7153
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features a cover drawn by Maurice Sterne, and two feature stories were "Conversations with Lenin," by Arthur Ransome, and "In Communist Hungary" by Crystal Eastman. The covers are nearly fully detached. The binding is loose and the paper itself is brittle resulting in several interior detached pages. Furthermore, the act of turning the other interior pages results in the pages detaching. The pages are toned and soiled due to age, and there is a stain on the upper right corner of the magazine the runs all the way through. 11" x 8 1/2".
 Liberator, November 1918 Edition, Vol. 1 No. 9. Liberator Publishing Company.New York.6880
The Liberator ran from 1918 til 1924 when it merged with two other magazines to become "The Workers Monthly". The magazine was known for its tendencies to publish articles regarding the socialist movement, from gradualist to revolutionary. Editor Max Eastman along with the help of his sister, feminist Crystal Eastman and Managing Editor, launched this magazine after there previous venture, "The Masses", and magazine with similar political leanings but as shut down by the government after World War I. This particular issue features cover art of a dove with accents of blue and red by an unknown artists, and the feature articles: "The Trial of Eugene Debs" by Max Eastman, "Our Intervention in Russia" by John Reed, "Were You Ever a Child? A Discussion of Education" by Floyd Dell, "The Structure of the Soviet State" by John Reed and "International Labor and Socialist News" by Alexander Trachtenberg. The covers are partially detached with several small intact tears, and the binding is loose. The pages are brittle and soiled with several intact tears and toning due to exposure 11" x 81/2".
A Set of 35 Early Finely Details Victorian
Thirty-four of the 35 scraps measure approx 6” x 2 ˝”, depicting a full body image of the ruler plus the name, information on lifespan, reign and significant events during the reign.
Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871
Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association.  Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening.  Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4".  Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867.  The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870.  Some discoloration. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.
Marjorie Taylor Report of the Women's Work at NGOI-MANI Mission, From Nov., 1931 to Aug., 1932. Ngoi-Mani Mission.Ngoimani, DR Congo.1932
The annual report of the women's work being done at the Ngoi-Mani Mission, which was located in a small valley by the name of Ngoimani just north of a town called Mwanza in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It should be noted that in 1932 it was known as Belgian Congo, as it was a colony of Belgium, and is referred to as such on the item. The mission was a definitely Christian mission, although it is unclear what denomination it was. This report reads like a letter from missionary Marjorie Taylor, as she provides updates on what has occur since her last annual report. Beyond the mission in Ngoimani, she would also travel to several other towns in the area evangelizing. The towns specifically mentioned in this report are: Kabwe, Kazadi, Kisula, and Songe. Taylor only focuses on the women and girls in her report as there was a male priest whose job it was to help convert the men and boys. While Taylor takes great joy in reporting on the new 'believers', she also emphasizes how much 'backsliding' the new convertors do. "We have had some good meetings, but not the blessing we would like. We know this because of hidden sin amongst the women and girls, who are professing Christians - two cases of which God has graciously brought to light and both girls were restored." The 'believers' are sent out to nearby villages to attempt to convert other individuals, and after they have done this for 60 days, the girls are given as single dress as a reward. The report concludes with a request that the missions 'backers-up', what Taylor calls the people who donate to the cause, continue to help, because "if you stop, we stop or at least are greatly handicapped. It is for the Honour and Glory of His Kingdom!" Marjorie Victoria Hebden Taylor (1901-?), herself appears to have been an English missionary, who along with her husband, Rev. Cyril Eustace Taylor (1892-1935), a medical missionary, worked in the Congo in the 1920s and 1930s. The pair had met in Africa, and married in 1923 in Mwanza. After Rev. Cyril's death in 1935 (in Switzerland, while on the family's first vacation since the 1920s), Marjorie stayed in the Congo until 1941, returning home to England due to the outbreak of WWII. By the end of Marjorie's time in the Congo the mission had reportedly had built 38 churches and totaled 3,4000 'believers'. Their missionary work is described in their youngest son's (Sir Cyril Julian Hebden Taylor) autobiography "Sir Cyril: My Life as a Social Entrepreneur", who spend his youth in the Congo with his parents (digital version available online on Google Books). Single fold, double side. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" (folded), 11 1/2" x 9" (unfolded)..
Modified Prohibition and Dry Thoughts on Election Day
An informational pamphlet containing two articles, "Modified Prohibition" and "Dry Thoughts on Election Day" first printed in the November 5, 1930 and the November 12, 1930 issues of The Christian Century respectively. The first article argues for a less stringent approach to alcohol than the current prohibition laws allowed since by the 1930s the public opinion was turning against prohibition. "A great, though by no means a new, dilemma faces our country today. The liquor traffic creates trouble when it is legalized. It also creates trouble when it is outlawed." The second article was written on Nov. 4, 1930, the day of the congressional midterm elections, and declared it the day "that will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the story of the warfare against the liquor traffic. Today a decade of complacency on the part of dry public opinion comes to an end." While prohibition wasn't officially repealed until 1933, the 1930 election had a hand in voting in numerous anti-prohibition congressmen and senators. The article is a rallying cry for the 'dry' troops and laid out a basic plan of attack to ensure prohibition remained the law of the land. 22 pgs. Printed wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 1 (Oct. 2020). Measures 6" x 3 1/2".
Rufus P. Stebbins Address of the Subject of Peace, Delivered at the Odeon, On Sabbath Evening, February 7, 1836. On the Anniversary of the Bowdoin Street Young Men's Peace Society. William Peirce.Boston, MA.1936
The item is a copy of an address given by Rev. Rufus P. Stebbins, (1810-1885), a member of Harvard Divinity School on the society's first anniversary in 1836. His speech was considered to be an attack against the concept of a "defensive war". That term is defined as a war in which one country is mainly just trying to defend themselves from another, versus a war where both sides are attacking, invading, and trying to conquer each other. In this way, according to the "Just War tradition", which is a doctrine on military ethics, a defensive war is considered to be a "moral justifiable" criteria for war by military strategists. After the address is printed the first annual report of the society as well as its constitution and list of its current members. Noted members of the society were Amasa Walker, Charles K. Whipple, Isaac Knapp, and Rev. Henry C. Wright. It is unclear if the society was at the time of its establishment attempting to fight against a particular war, or the idea of war in general. It should be noted though that America had just finished one of its Indian wars (Black Hawk War in 1832), and had just embarked on another Indian War, the Second Seminole War, in 1934 (also known as the Florida War and it would continue until 1842). 32 pg. Missing wrappers. OCLC 5 (July 2020). Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/4". Below is an excerpt from the address. "... War is not satisfied with this. It demands our lives. The very object of war is to kill. It is murder; 'cool, calculated, money making' murder. It is murder in its worst forms. Crime is stamped as a virtue... [war] originate[s] in the worst passions of the human heart, it produces the most disastrous effects upon man's happiness and virtue. Surely then war is unchristian, and Christians should not engage in it. But I shall be asked, if all war is wrong; if we must not, sometimes, vindicate our rights by sword, and by the same instrument, sometimes maintain our honor? In other words, I shall be asked if defensive war is wrong. It is a just and proper question, and should be answered. I shall answer it in the language of our holy religion. Love you enemies; bless them that curse you; do good to them that hate you; and pray for those that despitefully use you and persecute you... I ask, once more, and ask in solemn earnestness, those who advocate defensive war, to define it. The fact is, in war, might gives right. If you conquer, it is a glorious cause; if you fail, you are hung for treason. Christians, then, I repeat it, never should fight. ". The Bowdoin Street Young Men's Peace Society was a pacifism society founded in February 1835 with a ladies branch added in March of the same year. They are perhaps most well known for distributing a pamphlet that is widely considered to be the first attempt at peace education directed at the youth. It featured a conversation between two young brothers, William and Frank, as one attempts to educate the other on the Principles of Peace.
SDP Liberal Alliance The Time has Come, A British Political Booklet - SPD - Liberal Alliance. Hebden Royd Publications.West Yokeshire, UK.1987
A political propaganda booklet for the SPD - Liberal Alliance, a British political party, most likely dating from the 1987 UK General Election, were their slogan was "Britain Untied: The Time Has Come."  The cover of the booklet features a photo (and letter inside) from David Steel and David Owen leaders of the Liberal Party and SDP respectively. The rest of the booklet features messaging about their goals, particular in the arenas of education, heath and community care, and housing. It often bolds various lines starting with the phrase "the time has come". Such as "the time has come to get Britain working again", "the time has come to fight for our welfare state" and "the time has come to find a new role in the world." At the end of booklet is a small cut out donation form for the Alliance Election Fund. Yellow covers. Measures 11 3/4" x 8". The SDP - Liberal Alliance was a centrist political and electoral alliance in the UK first established in 1981 between the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Liberal Party. The alliance ended in 1988 when the two parties officially combined into the Social and Liberal Democrats (later renamed the Liberal Democrats).