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Never Off Pay: The Story of the Independent Tanker Union, 1937-1962 [Inscribed & Signed]
New York: Fordham University Press, [1964]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; xii,339pp. Light dusting to jacket, tiny closed tear to top edge of upper panel, else Very Good or better. Inscribed and signed "To Father James Johnson / With best wishes / Sincerely / John J. Collins / 4/17/64."
[Item #28747]
Price: $25.00
 
Never Off Pay: The Story of the Independent Tanker Union, 1937-1962 [Inscribed & Signed]. John J. COLLINS, foreword Emory Scott Land.
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Communists on the Waterfront. The Story of the Communists on the Waterfronts of America - Who they are...What they did...What they believe. Illustrated by Jim Turnbull.
New York: New Century Publishers, 1946. First edition. CP recruiting pamphlet aimed at dockworkers and seamen. Illustrated throughout with caricatures by Jim Turnbull. SEIDMAN T12. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed wrappers; 112pp. Mild edgewear, else Near Fine.
[Item #12060]
Price: $20.00
 
Communists on the Waterfront. The Story of the Communists on the Waterfronts of America - Who they are...What they did...What they believe. Illustrated by Jim Turnbull. CPUSA, LONGSHOREMEN'S UNION, Herb TANK.
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The Case of Greek Seamen
[London]: Press Office of the Federation of Greek Maritime Unions, 1945. First Edition. 12mo (18.25cm.); decorative staplebound self-wrappers printed in blue and black; 11pp. Some dust-soiling, American distributor's rubberstamp to rear cover. Very Good and sound.
[Item #29874]
Price: $25.00
 
The Case of Greek Seamen. FEDERATION OF GREEK MARITIME UNIONS.
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Free These Three. A Labor Story by Leo Huberman
San Francisco: King-Ramsay-Conner Defense Committee, [1941]. First Edition. Fundraising plea for the renewed defense of Earl King, Ernest Ramsay, and Frank Conner, three union officials who were arrested in 1936 on suspicion of murder in the famous "Ship Murder Case." The three were convicted despite the deeply flawed prosecution of...
[Item #18988]
Price: $45.00
 
5.

Small Professional Archive of a Member of the International Seamen's Union of America
San Francisco & New York: 1937-1938. Professional archive of a "Probationary Member" of the ISUA from 1937 to 1938, comprised of nine printed pieces, nearly all accomplished in manuscript or rubberstamp. Some old folds to the two discharge certificates, minor wear from handling, else a Very Good or better collection...
[Item #31650]
Price: $125.00
 
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Towboat River
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948. First Edition. Rosskam's photo-documentary of maritime culture on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The work is highly reminiscent of Rosskam's photographs for the FSA in the thirties, and the book is in fact dedicated to Rosskam and Shahn's old boss at the FSA...
[Item #14282]
Price: $800.00
 
Towboat River. Edwin and Louise ROSSKAM.
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A War Was Stopped! The Story of the Dockers & the 'Jolly George'
London: Communist Party of Great Britain, N.d. (ca 1937). First edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Pictorial wrappers (softcover); 13p. Near fine.
[Item #10871]
Price: $20.00
 
A War Was Stopped! The Story of the Dockers & the 'Jolly George'. SOCIALISM, GREAT BRITAIN, Harry POLLITT.
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Labour Government Vs the Dockers, 1945-1951
[London: Solidarity, 1966]. Second Printing. Quarto (25.25cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; [4],12pp.; text printed from typescript. About Fine. "Solidarity Pamphlet 19." Article first published as "The Brotherhood of Man" in Solidarity, Vol. 3, no. 4. Contents include the introductions to both the first and second printings.
[Item #30104]
Price: $25.00
 
Labour Government Vs the Dockers, 1945-1951. SOLIDARITY, LONDON.