Ali, Tariq et al (Eds). The Red Mole. ill. Steadman, Ralph et al. London: Relgocrest Ltd., 1970. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Paper Covers. Newspaper. Good+. Numbers one to sixty-four (of sixty five) of The Red Mole (which developed out of the reincarnated Black Dwarf, then became Red Weekly) WITH fourteen ‘Broadsheets/Supplements’ and a poster, 1970-73. Generally 12pp, Vol 2, No. 5 is 16pp (an interview with John Lennon), number twenty-seven is 16pp, from number forty-seven they become 8pp and graphically much less interesting, the broadsheets are 4pp.
Generally in very good condition, a few with tiny nicks and tears, some minor browning, one of the broadsheets has a crude sellotape repair catching text but not affecting sense.
The earlier issues have interesting covers, with one by Ralph Steadman and several by ‘Till’ (presumably Peter Till).
The Red Mole was the newspaper of the International Marxist Group, British section of the Fourth International. Lots of interesting articles with many on the north of Ireland, workers control, armed struggle in the developing world etc. COPAC shows the BL, Cam, Manchester, NLS and LSE all have complete runs (possibly others but no edition numbers shown).
An unusual opportunity to purchase a very good run of this important Trotskyist paper.
Warwick Guide 2951