Proletaariaatteita: Kokoelma Kirjoituskia. SOCIALISM, FINLAND, FINNISH-AMERICAN IMPRINTS, Nils Robert, N. R. af URSIN.

Proletaariaatteita: Kokoelma Kirjoituskia

Fitchburg, MA: Suomalainen Sosialistinen Kustannusyhtio, 1914. First American edition. Hardcover. Ursin (1854-1936), a major figure in early Finnish labor movements, has been called the "Father of Finnish Socialism." The present anthology of Ursin's writings on labor subjects was produced by the Finnish-Socialist Publishing Company, a publishing cooperative centered around the newspaper "Raivaaja," the Finnish labor weekly which has been in continuous publication since 1905. The present copy bears the ink ex-libris of one John R. Karvonen, who was the defendant in a celebrated Massachusetts free speech case in 1914 (arrested for parading with a red flag and convicted of inciting riot - qv. Feldman, "Free Expression and Democracy in America" (2008) p.223). Very scarce in or out of jacket. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 437p. Tight, clean copy, Very Good or better. In original printed dustwrapper, chipped at margins and with small clear-tape reinforcements at flap-folds; Good.

Price: $200.00