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Bérmunkás Naptára: 1943. Evre
[Cleveland]: Bermunkas, 1943. Scarce labor almanac issued by the Hungarian-language arm of the Cleveland I.W.W. Includes a few photographic text illustrations (halftones). The almanac was issued as early as 1926 and as late as 1954 (per University of Michigan catalog), but individual issues appear quite rare; not seen in commerce;...
[Item #16350]
Price: $125.00
 
Bérmunkás Naptára: 1943. Evre
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Bérmunkás: Magyar Nyelvu Lap Az Ipari Unionizmus Szolgalataban. Vol. XLI, No. 1850 (Oct. 15th, 1954) [Final Issue]
[Cleveland]: Bermunkas, 1954. Semimonthly newspaper issued by the Hungarian-language arm of the Cleveland I.W.W. Ink notation (in an unknown hand) above masthead: "Last Issue;" headline on page one announces cessation of publication ("Lehuzzuk A Zaszlot...A Bermunkasnak ez az utolso lapszama."). Bernunkas began publishing in 1923; 12 U.S. institutions have holdings...
[Item #16351]
Price: $60.00
 
Bérmunkás: Magyar Nyelvu Lap Az Ipari Unionizmus Szolgalataban. Vol. XLI, No. 1850 (Oct. 15th, 1954) [Final Issue]
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London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight
[Leicester: 1889]. Announcement of a mass meeting of textile and shoe workers in Leicester, to express solidarity with striking dock-workers during the Great London Docker's Strike of 1889. The speakers, primarily representatives of the Hosiery and Shoe trade unions (Leicester was the seat of the British shoe trade in the...
[Item #17278]
Price: $150.00
 
London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight
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Notice! A Public Meeting To Discuss the Telegraph Strike Will Be Held At Ford's Grand Opera House [...]
[Baltimore: 1883]. Handbill announcing a public meeting in Baltimore to air the demands of the Brotherhood of Telegraphers, a union affiliatede with the Knights of Labor. The 1883 strike was the first large-scale labor action by the Brotherhood of Telegraphers; about 8000 workers, nearly one-third of all the operators in...
[Item #16077]
Price: $250.00
 
Notice! A Public Meeting To Discuss the Telegraph Strike Will Be Held At Ford's Grand Opera House [...]
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Souvenir Program: Union Printers International Baseball League and Golf Association - Twenty-Third Annual Tournament, New York City, August 4th to 10th, 1934
New York: Union Printers International Baseball League, 1934. First Edition. Lavish souvenir program for the twenty-third annual round-robin tournament, held in New York and played at Yankee Stadium, the Polo Grounds, and Ebbets Field. Well-illustrated with halftone text illustrations, including team portraits of the New York and Detroit teams. Apparently...
[Item #14867]
Price: $250.00
 
Souvenir Program: Union Printers International Baseball League and Golf Association - Twenty-Third Annual Tournament, New York City, August 4th to 10th, 1934
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Report of the General Executive Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America to the Sixth Biennial Convention
Philadelphia: 1924. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original drab printed wrappers; 340,[4],cxivpp.; plain photographic folding plate of the attendees of the convention. Wrapper edges quite rubbed with a few shallow losses not affecting text; textblock shaken and starting to separate from wrappers; still, About Very Good. At head of upper cover...
[Item #23240]
Price: $75.00
 
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Report of the Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor Held at St. Louis, Missouri, November 14 to 26, Inclusive [WITH] Report of Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Convention...Held at Atlanta, Georgia, November 13 to 25, Inclusive
Washington DC: Law Reporter Printing Company, 1910-1911. First Edition. Thick octavo (23cm.); original olive cloth, spine lettered in gilt, olive endpapers; xx,361;xxi,[1],378pp.; tables, text in double column. Minor wear to extremities, corners a bit bumped, else Very Good and sound. Includes the text for A.F.L. President Samuel Gomper's opening reports...
[Item #24175]
Price: $200.00
 
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Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1935. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 376pp; frontis. portr. Tight, clean, VG or better copy in original pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed at margins but still clean and attractive; VG. Sympathetic biography of the long-time leader of the AFL.
[Item #16305]
Price: $40.00
 
Samuel Gompers - Champion of the Toiling Masses
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Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902, by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1903. First Edition. Official report of Theodore Roosevelt's independent Commission, appointed "at the request of both the operators and of the miners" in October 1902 to investigate the causes of the Great Anthracite Strike of that year. The Commission's report marked an important mileston in...
[Item #17337]
Price: $40.00
 
Report to the President on the Anthracite Coal Strike of May-October, 1902, by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission
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The Labor Movement in the South During Slavery
New York: International Publishers, [1954]. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet. 24pp; lightly dusted; else a bright, crisp copy in very good condition.
[Item #15832]
Price: $25.00
 
The Labor Movement in the South During Slavery
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Pay and Place Under Socialism...
New York: The Socialist Party, ca. 1932. Upper cover: "All socially healthful incentives and industrial opportunities now existing to be retained, and many new and better ones established. False and ignorant 'dead-level' charge authoritatively refuted. Individual initiative encouraged and personal liberty safeguarded." Incidentally, this subtitle is longer than the pamphlet...
[Item #21022]
Price: $15.00
 
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Proletarian Journey: New England, Gastonia, Moscow
New York: Hillman-Curl, 1937. First Edition. Large, thick octavo (24cm.); original cloth in red pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; xiv,[15]-352pp.; plain photographic frontispiece of Beal on the stand, 7 leaves of plates. Jacket edges rubbed with shallow chips and closed tears, spine quite faded; Fine in About Very Good jacket. Memoir...
[Item #23238]
Price: $75.00
 
Proletarian Journey: New England, Gastonia, Moscow
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The Closing Argument of W. E. Borah for the Prosecution, in the Great Coeur d'Alene Riot-Murder Trial, Delivered July 27, 1899, Wallace, Idaho [cover title]
N.p. ca. 1899. First edition, octavo (22cm.); stitched printed self-wrappers; [2],49pp. Very faint toning along edges, else about Fine. A portion of the closing argument delivered at the trial of Paul Corcoran for the killing of James Cheyne during the the Coeur d'Alene's mining strike of April, 1899.
[Item #21777]
Price: $30.00
 
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The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
Chicago: Elliott & Beezley, 1889. First Edition. Labor's side of the momentous joint strike of firemen and engineers on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Eugene Debs, who was among the strike's supporters, would later cite its failure as an example of the ineffectiveness of craft unions, an argument which...
[Item #10401]
Price: $40.00
 
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The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
Chicago: Elliott & Beezley, 1889. First Edition. Labor's side of the momentous joint strike of firemen and engineers on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. As a result of scabbing, encouraged in part by the rival Conductors' Union, the strike ended in a resounding defeat for labor. Eugene Debs, who...
[Item #13550]
Price: $85.00
 
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Craft Unionism Versus Industrial Unionism
New York: New York Labor News Company, 1934. Reprint. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed wrappers; 32pp. Slight soil to covers, else Near Fine. 12mo.
[Item #7908]
Price: $12.00
 
Craft Unionism Versus Industrial Unionism
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Press release from the Citizens' Committee to Free Earl Browder
[New York]: Citizens' Committee to Free Earl Browder, 1941. First Edition. Folio (35.5cm.); 2 staplebound leaves printed from typescript on Committee letterhead dated December 3, 1941. Small tear to bottom edge of second leaf, else Fine. One of the about-daily press releases from the committee headed by Tom Mooney and...
[Item #22434]
Price: $25.00
 
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Principles of Labor Legislation
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1916. Third edition (revised). Octavo (20cm). Green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; [xii], 524pp. Fine, straight copy, free of markings or wear. Third revised edition, in same year as first: "...as when the second edition of this work was issued last October, the...
[Item #24176]
Price: $50.00
 
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Trade Unionism and Labor Problems
Boston: Ginn and Company, 1905. First Edition. This magisterial survey of organized labor at the turn of the twentieth century, edited by Commons with contributions by many of the leading sociologists of the day, remains one of the best sources for understanding the tensions that precipitated the widespread labor struggles...
[Item #24173]
Price: $50.00
 
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Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
N.p. Cone Photo Co. [1892]. Excellent and rare image of the 13th Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers on strike duty during the short-lived but violent Buffalo Switchmen's Strike of 1892. We are uncertain as to the identity of the name behind the Cone Photo Co.; no such entity appears in...
[Item #16060]
Price: $750.00
 
Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
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The Preamble of the Industrial Workers of the World: Address Delivered at the Union Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July Tenth, 1905
New York: New York Labor News Co. [1905]. First Edition. Octavo (18.25cm.); original red printed staplebound wrappers (some minor dampstains); 48,[2](ads)pp.; illustrated table printed inside upper wrapper. Shallow chips and tears with some loss not affecting text along edges of upper wrapper (separated); interior fine. Good. MILES 3673.
[Item #22507]
Price: $75.00
 
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The Preamble of the Industrial Workers of the World: Address Delivered by Daniel De Leon at the Union Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July Tenth, Nineteen-Hundred and Five
New York: New York Labor News Company, [1905]. Octavo (17.75cm.); original green pictorial staplebound wrappers; 48pp. Wrapper edges bit toned and gently worn from handling, else Very Good. See MILES 3673.
[Item #22509]
Price: $40.00
 
The Preamble of the Industrial Workers of the World: Address Delivered by Daniel De Leon at the Union Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July Tenth, Nineteen-Hundred and Five
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The I.W.W. in Theory and Practice
Chicago: Industrial Workers of the World, ca. 1937. Fifth revised edition, octavo (19.25cm.); original grey printed wrappers; 124,[1](ad)pp. Pages uniformly toned, else Fine. One of many later editions not attributed to Ebert. See MILES 4082 and 4248.
[Item #21074]
Price: $25.00
 
The I.W.W. in Theory and Practice
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The I.W.W. in Theory and Practice
Chicago: Industrial Workers of the World, ca. 1937. Fifth revised edition, octavo (19.25cm.); original grey printed wrappers; 124,[1](ad)pp. Pages uniformly toned, clean 2.5-inch split at bottom of upper wrapper, a few shallow chips along edges not affecting text; Good or better. One of many later editions not attributed to Ebert...
[Item #21078]
Price: $20.00
 
The I.W.W. in Theory and Practice
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International Cartels and World Peace: a Condensation of a Study Prepared for and Published by the Kilgore Committee
[New York]: Post War World Council, [1944]. Condensation of a report by Dr. Corwin D. Edwards, prepared for the Sub-Committee on War Mobilization of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs. First edition, 8vo (21cm.); white pictorial staplebound self wrappers; 28pp. Light dust soiling and scattered foxing along bottom upper cover...
[Item #21020]
Price: $20.00
 


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