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The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
Marengo, IL: Colcord Institute of Professional Sales Training, (1944). First Edition Thus. Christmas keepsake from this popular motivational author of the Thirties and Forties. The author rhapsodizes on the glories of Free Enterprise, using as his objective correlative the Carnegie Steel Corporation and its long history of elevating "common labor"...
[Item #18599]
Price: $45.00
 
The Light of the World. Christmas Nineteen Forty-Four
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The Fifth Son of the Shoemaker
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1930. First Edition. Corley's second published book and only novel, a loosely-gathered series of anecdotes concerning a family of Russian emigre shoemakers in New York's Lower East Side. The jacket art is by Corley himself, who was perhaps better-known as an illustrator than an author...
[Item #17178]
Price: $75.00
 
The Fifth Son of the Shoemaker
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Ein Beitrag zur Aufklärung über Anarchismus und Socialismus. Ein Vortrag gehalten von E. Dietzgen [...] / Die Zukunft der Socialdemokratie. Ein Vortrag, gehalten von J. Dietzgen [...]
New York: [E. Dietzgen], 1896. First Edition. Transcripts of two lectures by Joseph Dietzgen and his son Eugen respectively, including what is apparently the first appearance in America of Joseph Dietzgen's influential essay "Die Zukunft der Socialdemokratie" ("The Future of Democratic Socialism"), first delivered as a lecture in Koln in...
[Item #17426]
Price: $450.00
 
Ein Beitrag zur Aufklärung über Anarchismus und Socialismus. Ein Vortrag gehalten von E. Dietzgen [...] / Die Zukunft der Socialdemokratie. Ein Vortrag, gehalten von J. Dietzgen [...]
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[Item #16554]
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Deutsche Intellektuelle im Exil: Ihre Akademie und die "American Guild for German Cultural Freedom" - Eine Ausstellung des Deutschen Exilarchivs 1933-1945 der Deutschen Bibliothek, Frankfurt am Main
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Die deutsche Exilliteratur 1933-1945
Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 1973. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 624pp. Biographical appendix. Bump to rear corner; mild creasing to covers; Very Good.
[Item #16556]
Price: $22.00
 
Die deutsche Exilliteratur 1933-1945
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From Swastika to Jim Crow: Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges
Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Co. 1993. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial glossy card wrappers; 144pp. Fine - free of markings or significant wear.
[Item #16555]
Price: $25.00
 
From Swastika to Jim Crow: Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges
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Das Buch zum Leibweh-lachen. Eine Sammlung des lustigsten Schwänke und Streiche, dass einem die Herz im Leibe wackelt und klappert und sich auf der Kopf stellt ["The book of belly-laughs: A collection of the funniest anecdotes and jokes, &c..."]
Glandorf, OH: H. Fischer & Co. 1885 [but 1897]. Rare German language imprint from this small municipality in northwestern Ohio, Glandorf being one of that state's earliest German immigrant communities. The text, entirely in German gothic type, consists of humorous anecdotes, poems, and sketches apparently culled from various sources. A....
[Item #18572]
Price: $250.00
 
Das Buch zum Leibweh-lachen. Eine Sammlung des lustigsten Schwänke und Streiche, dass einem die Herz im Leibe wackelt und klappert und sich auf der Kopf stellt ["The book of belly-laughs: A collection of the funniest anecdotes and jokes, &c..."]
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The Spirit of the Ghetto: Studies of the Jewish Quarter in New York. With Drawings from Life by Jacob Epstein. Revised Edition.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1909. Second Edition. Hapgood's classic work on turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrant culture in New York City. Includes important chapters on the Yiddish theatre and on the Yiddish-language radical press. First published in 1902, this is the second edition, revised and with a new preface. All early...
[Item #16907]
Price: $90.00
 
The Spirit of the Ghetto: Studies of the Jewish Quarter in New York. With Drawings from Life by Jacob Epstein. Revised Edition.
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Immigration, and the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York
New York: The Nation Press, 1870. First Edition. Printed wrappers; (2), iii, (1) 5-241; frontis portr; 6 plates. Leaning; spine re-backed in paper (backing with horizontal tear); slight chipping to wrapper edges; embossed stamp of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft der Stadt New York" on front cover. A good or better copy...
[Item #8594]
Price: $175.00
 
Immigration, and the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York
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The Mississippi Chinese Between Black and White
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 231pp. Includes biliography. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Faint water stain to front and rear boards and dustwrapper; clean, unmarked text.
[Item #15254]
Price: $14.00
 
The Mississippi Chinese Between Black and White
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The Foreign Born in the United States
New York: American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 82pp. Overall light external soil; minor creasing to corners; Very Good.
[Item #16275]
Price: $15.00
 
The Foreign Born in the United States
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An American in the Making: The Life Story of an Immigrant
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917. First Edition. Blue cloth boards; gilt spine titles; 266pp. Mild wear to board edges; dusting to text block edges; endpapers tanned; Very Good, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Classic account of late 19th-century immigrant life, scarce in the first edition. A tight, attractive copy.
[Item #7776]
Price: $75.00
 
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The New Americans: Immigrant Life in Southern California
Pasadena: NewSage Press, 1988. First Edition. Quarto (29cm). Glossy card wrappers; 175pp; illus. Tight, clean copy, Near Fine.
[Item #14649]
Price: $15.00
 
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In Defense of the Italian-American
New York: Carlton Press, 1993. First Edition. Octavo. Tan cloth; dustjacket; 101pp. Fine copy in lightly rubbed dustwrapper.
[Item #16625]
Price: $14.00
 
In Defense of the Italian-American
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Patterns of Migration, 1850-1914. Proceedings of the International Academic Conference of the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London
London: Jewish Historical Society of England / Institute of Jewish Studies, 1996. First Edition. Edited volume of essays on Eastern-European Jewish emigration to Great Britain, France and the United States. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 358pp. Mild edgewear to covers; text clean, tight and unmarked; Near Fine.
[Item #16624]
Price: $45.00
 
Patterns of Migration, 1850-1914. Proceedings of the International Academic Conference of the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London
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Die Juden in New York
Berlin: Schocken Verlag, 1937. First Edition. Seminal study of Jewish emigré culture in New York. No. 21 in the series "Jüdische Lesehefte". Includes a brief (1-pp) bibliography. Octavo. Sewn pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 42pp. Mild toning at wrapper edges, else a very clean, well-preserved copy. Text entirely in German.
[Item #16508]
Price: $35.00
 
Die Juden in New York
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Di Idishe landsmanshaften fun Nyu York / The Jewish Landsmanschaften of New York
New York: I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union, 1938. First Edition. The Yiddish landsmanschaftn (or "home town clubs") were first formed by Eastern European immigrants in the late 1800s to provide a community for prayer, mutual-aid, and financial support of their villages of origin. The current work is the first full-scale...
[Item #14816]
Price: $175.00
 
Di Idishe landsmanshaften fun Nyu York / The Jewish Landsmanschaften of New York
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Our Daily Bread
New York: Vanguard Press, 1934. First edition. An attractive copy of Larsson's first novel in English, of the travails of a Swedish laboring family during the 1909 General Strike. Larsson was highly regarded in the thirties, and his 1946 novel Ships In The River is said to have inspired Elia...
[Item #11783]
Price: $400.00
 
Our Daily Bread
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Back to the Home: Essays and Papers on the Domestic Relations Court
New York: Greenberg Publisher, 1934. First Edition. Memoir by the founder of the first Domestic Relations Court in the United States. Rabbino was a Russian-born Rabbi who led congregations in Akron, Ohio and Brunswick, Georgia before finally relocating to New York, where he passed the bar and became an influential...
[Item #16303]
Price: $75.00
 
Back to the Home: Essays and Papers on the Domestic Relations Court
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Owen Wister: Advocate of Racial Hatred. An Unpatriotic American Who Seeks to Destroy American Traditions
Washington DC: Friends of Irish Freedom National Bureau of Information, 1920. First edition. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed self-wraps; 12pp. Light soil; hand-stamp of the Commonwealth Club to front cover; Very Good. Vigorous attack, by an Irish nationalist, on Wister's anglophilic and anti-Irish tract, The Straight Deal, or the Ancient Grudge (1920).
[Item #10169]
Price: $75.00
 
Owen Wister: Advocate of Racial Hatred. An Unpatriotic American Who Seeks to Destroy American Traditions
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The Golden Village
London: Jonathan Cape, 1925. First British Edition. HANNA 95 (the American edition). Very scarce novel of Hungarian immigrants in New Jersey. The Cape edition, following the American edition by one year, appears to be genuinely rare; OCLC finds only one location. Cloth boards; dusjtacket; 318pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in...
[Item #8605]
Price: $250.00
 
The Golden Village
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The Turn of the Balance
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1907. First Edition. The travails of a small-time gangster and his German immigrant family in an unidentified Midwestern town. Whitlock, a progressive social critic who played a role in convincing governor John Altgeld to pardon the Haymarket bombers, offers a thoughtful analysis of the economic and societal forces...
[Item #7140]
Price: $33.75
 
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Giants in the Earth; A Saga of the Prairie
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First edition. A classic of American regional fiction, and one of the strongest novels of the Scandinavian-American immigrant experience, cited by Coan as "our finest novel of pioneering on the Great Plains." Forms the first volume of a trilogy which included Peder Victorious and...
[Item #13146]
Price: $250.00
 
Giants in the Earth; A Saga of the Prairie
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Omkring Fædrearven [On Our Ancestral Heritage]
Northfield, MN: St. Olaf's College Press, 1922. First Edition. Collection of Rølvaag's articles originally published in the Canton, South Dakota Visergutten, a Norwegian-language newspaper. Rølvaag was among the prime movers of the "Fædrearven" movement, an effort to sustain native Norwegian language and culture that arose in the Great Plains states...
[Item #15741]
Price: $200.00
 
Omkring Fædrearven [On Our Ancestral Heritage]
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Peder Seier
Oslo: H.Aschehoug & Co (W. Nygaard), 1928. First Edition Thus. First Norwegian edition (preceding the English edition) of the second volume of Rolvaag's great trilogy, which included Giants in the Earth (1927) and Their Father's Gods (1931). Rølvaag, though considered an American writer, composed all his novels in Norwegian, later...
[Item #15734]
Price: $400.00
 
Peder Seier


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