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Under Fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry. Being a Brief, Comprehensive Review of the Negro's Participation in the Wars of the United States [Etc...]
Chicago: American Publishing House, 1902. Second Edition. WORK p.401 (notes only this edition). Uncommon history of African-American soldiers in all American wars, but with heavy emphasis on the actions of the 9th & 10th Cavalries and the 24th & 25th Infantries in the Spanish-American war. Well illustrated throughout with halftone...
[Item #8988]
Price: $200.00
 
Under Fire with the Tenth U.S. Cavalry. Being a Brief, Comprehensive Review of the Negro's Participation in the Wars of the United States [Etc...]
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Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising
Cleveland: Geo. M. Rewell, 1890. Second Edition. Important Progressive Era work of African-American biography, presenting 90 biographical sketches (of which 57 are accompanied by engraved portraits) of prominent Black Americans in the areas of religion, science, politics, the arts, business and society. The author was a Baptist minister and President...
[Item #13546]
Price: $350.00
 
Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising
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The Wind and the Whirlwind
Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, 1884. First thus. Scarce printing (possibly unauthorized) of Blunt's anti-Imperialist polemic, attacking British policy in the Sudan. Though Tucker generally limited his publishing ventures to projects that explicity furthered his individualist anarchist views, he occasionally found time for projects such as this; finely printed in two...
[Item #10112]
Price: $200.00
 
The Wind and the Whirlwind
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Statement of Facts and Summary of Committee Appointed By Honorable John F. Hylan Mayor of the City of New York To Investigate the Labor Conditions at the Berwind-White Company's Coal Mines in Somerset and Other Counties, Pennsylvania
New York: By the Committee, 1922. First Edition. The Anthracite Strike of 1922 precipitated a steep inflation in the price of hard coal, which in turn resulted in a dramatic increase in operating subsidies for New York City's subway systems. These increases prompted the present inquiry by a specially-appointed Mayor's...
[Item #13267]
Price: $250.00
 
Statement of Facts and Summary of Committee Appointed By Honorable John F. Hylan Mayor of the City of New York To Investigate the Labor Conditions at the Berwind-White Company's Coal Mines in Somerset and Other Counties, Pennsylvania
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Prostitution. An investigation of its causes, especially with regard to hereditary factors
Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard, 1936. First edition. Quarto. Original printed wrappers; 253pp. Minor external wear; internally Fine. A socio-genetic survey of Danish prostitutes, with extensive and detailed individual case studies. Tage Kemp (1896-1964), was a eugenicist and the founding director of the International Institute of Human Genetics in Copenhaven. Though...
[Item #12081]
Price: $200.00
 
Prostitution. An investigation of its causes, especially with regard to hereditary factors
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Street Arabs and Gutter Snipes. The Pathetic and Humorous Side of Young Vagabond Life in the Great Cities, With Records of Work for Their Reformation
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Co. 1884. First Edition. Issued simultaneously under a variety of imprints (including Boston and Chicago); curiously, OCLC offers no record of this San Francisco variant. A sensational pictorial account of the plight of America's homeless children, beggars and tramps, with desultory excursions into the topic...
[Item #13386]
Price: $200.00
 
Street Arabs and Gutter Snipes. The Pathetic and Humorous Side of Young Vagabond Life in the Great Cities, With Records of Work for Their Reformation
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Il Miracolo di San Gennaro (Riprodotto la sera del 23 febbraio 1907, al Teatro Salvini, a beneficio della Casa del Popolo di Firenze)
Firenze: Libreria Rafanelli Polli, 1907. First Edition. An attack on the Church's continued teaching of miracles, with special reference to the legend of San Gennaro (St. Januarius), the patron saint of Naples, whose dried blood is said to "come to life" three times each year. Rare; no holdings noted in...
[Item #13953]
Price: $150.00
 
Il Miracolo di San Gennaro (Riprodotto la sera del 23 febbraio 1907, al Teatro Salvini, a beneficio della Casa del Popolo di Firenze)
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Peace Is Where The Tempests Blow
Philadelphia: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. First American edition. Uncommon edition of Kataev's third translated novel, concerning the aborted 1905 Revolution. Octavo. Green cloth; dustjacket; 341pp. Bright, Near Fine copy with deep blue topstain. In the scarce dustwrapper, lightly worn at extremities, a bit faded on spine (still perfectly legible); easily...
[Item #12168]
Price: $150.00
 
Peace Is Where The Tempests Blow
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"Summation." Original lithograph, ca. 1939
[New York]: [ACA Galleries], ca 1939. Original lithograph. Sheet size ca. 20" x 13". Edition 175; signed in pencil, lower right. Mild, uniform toning to image, else fine.
[Item #12150]
Price: $250.00
 
"Summation." Original lithograph, ca. 1939
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The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People
New York: Nicholas L. Brown, 1932. First, Limited Edition. Scarce volume of proletarian poetry, set in the coal fields of southern Illinois. Kimmel became friends with Ernest Hemingway while an ambulance driver in the First World War; his poems, published in this and two other volumes, earned him the sobriquet...
[Item #12938]
Price: $200.00
 
The Kingdom of Smoke: Sketches of My People
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Farmers' Industrial Union
Gering, NE: by the Author, n.d. First Edition. Very uncommon piece of home-grown rural radicalism. Ettien, a Nebraska goat farmer, describes his plan for a union of rural laborers based on the syndicalist methods of the IWW: "...For my part I decided sometime ago the plan the I.W.W. has mapped...
[Item #13816]
Price: $275.00
 
Farmers' Industrial Union
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Polka Siberia. Composed by D. Rokoff (Nihilist Prisoner) - Formerly Leader of the Czar's Ball Orchestra
Philadelphia: M.D. Swisher, ca. 1880. First Edition. An intriguing, unrecorded sheet, reputedly by an exiled former master of the Czar's Orchestra. Unfortunately, we can find no reference to a "D. Rokoff" in the annals of Russian nihilism, nor any contemporary references to the "Czar's Ball Orchestra." The composition is undated;...
[Item #13274]
Price: $200.00
 
Polka Siberia. Composed by D. Rokoff (Nihilist Prisoner) - Formerly Leader of the Czar's Ball Orchestra
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The Lily of the Coal Fields
Boston: Mayhew, 1910. Second Edition. A romance of the Pennsylvania anthracite fields, including realistic depictions of a mine disaster. The author was a Catholic priest and rector of the Buchanan Valley (PA) parish. The present edition is a revised and considerably expanded version of Whalen's Bridget, or What's In A....
[Item #12904]
Price: $150.00
 
The Lily of the Coal Fields
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Hellcrest
Denver: Smith-Brooks, 1929. First Edition. An unorthodox rags-to-riches tale in which a homeless waif-turned-hobo rises against adversity to achieve success as a free-thinking criminal defense lawyer, much in the vein of Clarence Darrow. The author was a prominent (and famously eccentric) Denver chiropractor, an outspoken freethinker who was described in...
[Item #13382]
Price: $150.00
 
Hellcrest
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A Wild Indian. By the Author of Letters from a Hard-Boiled Teacher to His Half-Baked Son
Washington, D.C. The Daylion Company, 1942. First Edition. Uncommon novel of contemporary life on a South Dakota Indian reservation, written by an agent in the Indian Field Service. Not in Hanna. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 704pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in original gold foil dustjacket, minutely chipped and rubbed...
[Item #13825]
Price: $175.00
 
A Wild Indian. By the Author of Letters from a Hard-Boiled Teacher to His Half-Baked Son
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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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Saint Mammon: a Literary Blue Book of American Society. By a Member Of It
New York: The Broadway Publishing Company, 1908. First Edition. A somewhat disjointed satire of the American upper crust, the jist of which can be summed up in the heading for Chapter Six: "Glory be to thee, O Money!" The author goes on: "...The American people no longer govern themselves. Money...
[Item #8532]
Price: $250.00
 
Saint Mammon: a Literary Blue Book of American Society. By a Member Of It