Blackout. Robert CALESE, under the pseudonym H. W. Morton.



Chicago: Solidarity Bookshop, 1966. First edition. 4to. Stapled, 16pp, mimeographed + wrapper with illustration by Roland Topor. The second Rebel Worker pamphlet, printing Robert Calese's first-hand account of the thirteen-hour long New York power failure in 1965, which "illuminate[d] a number of anarchist principles... shining through the darkness like a beacon were such anarchist truisms as decentralism, mutual aid, direct action, and the like." Calese was a former trombonist and combat infantryman who became an anarchist after the Second World War and later an activist in the Libertarian League (founded in New York in 1954). Two small mouse nibbles to back page; pink stain to upper edge of front cover. Good plus.