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Reed, John
The Day in Bohemia or Life Among the Artists.

The Day in Bohemia or Life Among the Artists.

Seller ID: 1861

Being a Jeu D'Esprit Containing Much That is Original and Diverting, in Which the Reader Will Find the Cognomens and Qualities of Many Persons Destined One Day to Adorn the Annals of Nations, in Letters, Music, Painting, the Plastic rts, and even Business; together with their Foibles, Weaknesses, and Shortcomings and some Account of the Life Led by Geniuses in Manhattan’s Quartier Latin. Privately published by the author in an edition of 500 copies, 1913 (48 pp.). Folio (24 cm) in paper-covered slipcase with title on label, publisher’s brown cloth . Elizabeth Gurley Flynn’s copy, signed by her in full on the ffep. Flynn (1890- 1964) was a founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and a campaigner for women’s rights. Later in life, just before the outbreak of WWII, she joined the Communist party and served briefly as chairwoman of the National Committee. Reed (1887- 1920) was an Oregon born, Harvard educated journalist whose reports of the Russian revolution in the late days of 1917 were published as the well-received Ten Days that Shook the World. Reed was a familiar, and sometimes intimate, of many of the leftist intellectuals of the first quarter of the twentieth century, among them Max Eastman, Eugene O’Neill, Mabel Dodge, and labour leaders such as Big Bill Haywood and others, associated with the International Workers of the World or the ‘Wobblies’. Reed’s short career was the subject of the popular film, Reds, starring Warren Beatty. A Fine copy.

Price: $850.00

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