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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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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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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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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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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 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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Lighting the Nation's Capital: The History of IBEW Local 26 1892-1992
Washington, D.C. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 1992. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 215pp; illus. Fine, apparently unread copy, free of markings or wear.
[Item #16490]
Price: $15.00
 
Lighting the Nation's Capital: The History of IBEW Local 26 1892-1992
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The Mission, History and Times of the Farmers' Union. A Narrative of the Greatest Industrial-Agricultural Organization in History and Its Makers
Nashville: Marshall & Bruce Co. 1909. First Edition. Complete history of the union, founded in Texas in 1902 as the Farmers' Educational and Co-Operative Union of America. The author Barrett, a Georgia farmer, became the union's national president in 1906. Includes portraits (halftones) of the union's leading figures, including all...
[Item #16629]
Price: $85.00
 
The Mission, History and Times of the Farmers' Union. A Narrative of the Greatest Industrial-Agricultural Organization in History and Its Makers
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Memories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
[New York: American Institute for Marxist Studies, 1977]. Second (1979) printing, quarto (28cm.); original cream printed staplebound wrappers; [2],40pp.; text printed from typescript. Minor creasing and small loss to upper cover bottom edge not affecting text; textblock fine. Occasional Paper no. 24. MILES 3696.
[Item #21086]
Price: $15.00
 
Memories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
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The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements
Newark: Nordan Press, 1950. First Edition. Laudatory account of the history and leadership of the Fur & Leather Workers Union, which was the only openly Communist-controlled labor union in America. SEDMAN F178. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; xii, 708pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy in VG dustwrapper with ca 1-1/2"...
[Item #16612]
Price: $25.00
 
The Fur and Leather Workers Union: A Story of Dramatic Struggles and Achievements
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A Bérmunkás Naptára: 1951-ik Evre
[Cleveland]: Bermunkas, 1951. 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 #16349]
Price: $125.00
 
A Bérmunkás Naptára: 1951-ik Evre
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The Amalgamated - Today and Tomorrow: The Accomplishments, the Policies and the Aims of the ORganized Clothing Workers of the Nation
New York: The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1939. First edition. Original printed wrappers (softcover, as issued); 144pp. Illus. Mild toning & edgewear to fragile wallet-edged covers; internally fresh and unmarked. A quite solid copy overall of an uncommon union history.
[Item #3704]
Price: $22.50
 
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Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy
Brantford, Canada: Bradley-Garretson Co. 1907. First Edition. Octavo; pictorial cloth boards, 331pp. Uncommon issue for the Canadian market. Tight and Near Fine in the original cloth boards - an unusually well-preserved copy of this book which is typically found well-worn. A fairly typical turn-of-the-century attempt by a popular author to...
[Item #19087]
Price: $60.00
 
Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy
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Przemyslowa Niewola i Socjalizm. Spolszczyl R. Mazurkiewicz
Chicago: Nakladem Dziennika Ludowego, n.d., but 1911 or later. Polish translation of Industrial Socialism (see MILES 3722 for the first, 1911, edition). SUNY, Central Connecticut, Illinois, and Minnesota only in OCLC as of October, 2014. Octavo (21cm.); printed staplebound self-wrappers; 63pp. Uniformly toned, rust staining from staples, edges rather worn...
[Item #21063]
Price: $75.00
 


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