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  • RAYNES, J.R.
    ENGINES AND MEN: the history of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Fireman : a survey of organisation of railways and railyway locomotive men

    Edition: First Edition

    Leeds, England: Goodall & Suddick, 1921. Maroon cloth. pp (xvi), 302, [2] + 22 plates (3 in colour). Index. Page edges yellowed, light damp spotting to covers; VG otherwise. Scarce railway union history.

    Book ID: 43600
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  • Kealey, Linda
    Enlisting Women for the Cause: women, labour, and the left in Canada, 1890-1920

    University of Toronto Press, 1998. Card covers, pp 335, index. Ink owner name at front, near fine otherwise. ; Octavo 0802073786

    Book ID: 47790
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  • CHOMSKY, Noam
    FAILED STATES: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, 2006. Cloth and boards. Fine in fine jacket. "Systematically dismantling America's claim to being the world's arbiter of democracy, Failed States is Chomsky's most focused -- and urgent -- critique to date."; Octavo

    Book ID: 54132
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  • HITCHENS, Christopher
    FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT: Essays and Minority Reports

    London: Verso, 1994. Card covers. VG+ copy. ; Octavo 0860916286

    Book ID: 53844
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  • EHRLICH, Leonard, 1905-1984
    GOD'S ANGRY MAN

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Modern Age, 1938. Squarish octavo, softcover. (xiv), 357, [1, blank], [9, ads], [3, blank] pp, sewn. Text paper yellowed, as always; front cover has a corner crease; rubbing to one corner of rear cover; VG+ clean & tight copy otherwise, no owner names. A Seal Book, no. 35. A novel about abolitionist radical John Brown, previously published by Simon & Schuster in 1932.

    Book ID: 19573
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  • Perahim, Jules and others, editors
    Grafica militanta romineasca

    Edition: First Edition

    Bucuresti [Bucharest], Romania: Meridiane, 1963. Folio. Original natural linen stamped in black pp (340). Numerous black & white reproductions and tipped-in colour plates. Biographical sketches of the artists and an index of the reproductions at rear. Small scars from removed tape on front and rear pastedowns; red ink gift inscription on front pastedown, ink owner name on front free endpaper; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Romanian graphic art about the struggle for social justice and independence from 1848-1961. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 27645
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  • PAGE, Alfred William (1899-1930)
    "HE’S FOR THE MORNING". Alfred William Page, His Journal. Also Some Recollections of his Life by his Aunts Ellen & Ann Saunders

    Edition: First Edition

    Christchurch, New Zealand: Alex Wildey, 1939. ctavo, green cloth. Pp x, (135) + portrait. + 2 (of 3) called-for plates. No plate at p. 31 (a specimen of his flower photography), and I don’t see any evidence that this copy ever had that plate. Light endpaper yellowing, minor rubbing to spine tips, else fine, no owner names. A memoir of this New Zealand socialist and pacifist (No More War movement) who died young.

    Book ID: 32404
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  • TOLLER, Ernst
    I WAS A GERMAN. The Autobiography of a Revolutionary. Translated by Edward Crankshaw (proof copy)

    Edition: First of this translation

    New York: Paragon House, 1991. (First US ed. was in 1934). Advance uncorrected proof. Light grey non-pictorial card covers. Near fine copy. "A passionate, dramatic account of Germany in the early 1900s, and one of the harrowing 1918-1919 German Revolution - as experienced by one of the century's great Expressionist writers." - cover. Toller, a Jew, fled the Nazis in 1933 and committed suicide in 1939.; Octavo

    Book ID: 25131
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  • JERICHO by ARROWSMITH, Pat
    ARROWSMITH, Pat
    JERICHO

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cresset Press, 1965. Black boards. Light yellowing to page edges, very nearly fine otherwise, no owner names. Pale blue price-clipped jacket is tanned on spine, lesser tanning to flap folds and margins of panels; short tear to front panel; VG otherwise. "Miss Pat Arrowsmith, a pacifist and convinced believer in non-violent resistance, is well known for the part she has played in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and as a leading member of the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War, and the Committee of 100. For these activities she has undergone several gaol sentences and this book was written during a recent spell of six month in Holloway prison. In fictional form JERICHO describes a campaign of demonstation…

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    London: Cresset Press, 1965. Black boards. Light yellowing to page edges, very nearly fine otherwise, no owner names. Pale blue price-clipped jacket is tanned on spine, lesser tanning to flap folds and margins of panels; short tear to front panel; VG otherwise. "Miss Pat Arrowsmith, a pacifist and convinced believer in non-violent resistance, is well known for the part she has played in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and as a leading member of the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War, and the Committee of 100. For these activities she has undergone several gaol sentences and this book was written during a recent spell of six month in Holloway prison. In fictional form JERICHO describes a campaign of demonstation and picketing by a group of supporters of nuclear disarmament at an atomic weapons establishment." - jacket.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 26961
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  • MacEWAN, Paul
    MINERS AND STEELWORKERS: Labour in Cape Breton.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Samuel Stevens / Hakkert & Company, 1976. Dark grey boards. (xiv), 400 pp, plus photos. Fine copy. Jacket has sticker scar to spine with loss of a few letters, VG otherwise. "This moving story of the miners and steelworkers of Cape Breton focuses on the issues which generated the most militant unions in Canada. Wage cuts, blacklisting, mine disasters, pit closings, police killings, collusion between management and government, company unions, bayonets and barbed wire, American interference, hostile legislation - all this and more have contributed to a century of labour violence and bitterness almost unparalleled in North America." - jacket flap. At the time, the author was a NDP member of the Nova Scotia legislature. Note: just a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Book ID: 8683
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  • WALLACE, J.S.,1890-1975
    NIGHT IS ENDED: thoughts in lyric

    Edition: First printing

    Winnipeg: Contemporary Publishers, 1942. Grey linen-grain cloth lettered in black. pp (95). Tidy ink owner name at front, else a fine, jacketless copy. Toronto-born Josesph Sylvester Wallace was a committed Catholic and a communist from1922 to the end of his life. He was imprisoned for his politics 1941-42. The present book, his first, contains verses inspired by his internment. E.J. Pratt was persuaded to write a supportive letter, part of which is printed in the book, and praise by E.K. Brown as well as support by the Tory mag Saturday Night got it some attention. Wallace was a conventional old-fashioned versifier but sometimes his work was inspiring. He was the most popular Canadian poet in Eastern Europe and China…

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    Winnipeg: Contemporary Publishers, 1942. Grey linen-grain cloth lettered in black. pp (95). Tidy ink owner name at front, else a fine, jacketless copy. Toronto-born Josesph Sylvester Wallace was a committed Catholic and a communist from1922 to the end of his life. He was imprisoned for his politics 1941-42. The present book, his first, contains verses inspired by his internment. E.J. Pratt was persuaded to write a supportive letter, part of which is printed in the book, and praise by E.K. Brown as well as support by the Tory mag Saturday Night got it some attention. Wallace was a conventional old-fashioned versifier but sometimes his work was inspiring. He was the most popular Canadian poet in Eastern Europe and China from the 1950s to even after his death. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49450
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  • SWADOS, Harvey
    ON THE LINE

    Edition: First printing

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1957. Grey and yellow cloth. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has small rubbed chips at spine ends, VG otherwise, flap price intact. A noted labour / left-wing novel about nine men who work on an automobile assembly line, his second novel. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 43234
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  • GLASIER, J. Bruce [John Bruce Glasier].
    ON THE ROAD TO LIBERTY. Poems and Ballads. Edited with Memoir and Preface by J.W. Wallace.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: National Labour Press, no date [1921]. Quarter bound in original white cloth spine gilt lettered and blue cloth, top edge gilt. (xxviii), (102), [2] pp. Spine slightly yellowed; lacking the front free endpaper; fore margin of two leaves slightly frayed from careless opening; yellowing and light foxing to endpapers; text paper a bit toned; small bruise to fore edge of front cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Central front panel (only) of the dust jacket laid in. The poems on pp xxv-xxviii have ornate decorative Arts & Crafts style borders, the lettering in a decorative type face, designed by the author. Glasier (1859-1919) was born in Glasgow and was a friend of William Morris, an…

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    London: National Labour Press, no date [1921]. Quarter bound in original white cloth spine gilt lettered and blue cloth, top edge gilt. (xxviii), (102), [2] pp. Spine slightly yellowed; lacking the front free endpaper; fore margin of two leaves slightly frayed from careless opening; yellowing and light foxing to endpapers; text paper a bit toned; small bruise to fore edge of front cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Central front panel (only) of the dust jacket laid in. The poems on pp xxv-xxviii have ornate decorative Arts & Crafts style borders, the lettering in a decorative type face, designed by the author. Glasier (1859-1919) was born in Glasgow and was a friend of William Morris, an ardent advocate for socialism, author of several books including one on Morris.

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    Book ID: 15840
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  • RANDALL, Margaret
    PART OF THE SOLUTION: portrait of a revolutionary

    Edition: First printing

    New York: New Directions, 1973. Inscribed by Author; Red boards. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Supplied jacket has a one inch tear to front panel, nick at head of spine, mainly fine otherwise. Inscribed by the author in green ink on the title page, signed "Margaret. 8.74". Poetry, prose, translations, and autobiography by this American radical then living in Cuba.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 41520
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  • BRITTAIN, Vera
    PETHICK-LAWRENCE: a portrait

    Edition: First printing

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1963. Red boards. pp 232 + plates. Index. Corner bump to rear cover and last few leaves, else VG clean copy in VG spine-sunned jacket. Socialist, suffragist, husband of Emmiline Pankhurst. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51872
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  • RAGGED BANNERS: A Novel with an Index by MANNIN, Ethel
    MANNIN, Ethel
    RAGGED BANNERS: A Novel with an Index

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Knopf, 1931. Octavo, pale green decorated cloth stamped in maroon and blue, maroon top page edges. Light sunning to spine, yellowing to page edges, 6 July, 1931, ink gift inscription on half-title leaf; faint yellowing to free endpapers; else fine. Dust jacket has nicks, tiny chips, light rubbing, to tips of bit sunned spine; rear panel faintly yellowed; else fine, flap price intact, front panel bright and unsullied. Publised the same year as the UK edition. Ethel Mannin (1900-84) was an prolific Ango-Irish left wing anarchist pacifist author. She was quite close to W.B.Yeats at one time. A nice copy, quite scarce in good jacket. Bloomsbury interest.

    Book ID: 31942
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  • Report of the proceedings of the sixty-fourth annual convention of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada held at the City of Calgary, Alta. September 15th to 23rd (inclusive), 1949.

    Ottawa: Progressive Printers, 1949. 443 pp, stapled, bound into original yellow paper covers. Neat repair to splits at head of spine, covers lightly tanned, yellowing to page edges, corner creases to rear cover; else a VG clean and tight copy.; Octavo

    Book ID: 26096
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  • Ross Dowson V. RCMP. A Vivid Episode in the Ongoing Struggle for Freedom of Thought and Social Justice in Canada . Foreword by Clayton Ruby

    Toronto: Forward Publications, 1980. Card covers. pp 64. Faint spine sunning, else fine. Dowson was Executive Secretary for The League for Socialist Action (LSA) 1961-1972, when he became chairman. He was targeted by the RCMP in its Operation Checkmate. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location. ; Octavo 0969059302

    Book ID: 26082
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  • MAGNES, Judah H,
    RUSSIAN AND GERMANY AT BREST-LITOVSK. A Documentary History of the Peace Negotiations

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Rand School of Social Science, 1919. Terra cotta cloth. pp 192. Spine a little sunned; dam stains with colour loss to margins of covers; text paper lightly toned; small bookplate; else a good, clean, tight and unworn copy of a scarce book. "With the following documentary account of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Negotiations, hitherto an unwritten chapter in the history of the Russian Revolution, the Department of Labor Research begins the publication of a series of monogrpahs on economic and political questions which it hoped will prove valuable contributions to the literature of the Socialist and Labor movements." - from the introductory note by Alexander Trachtenberg.; Octavo

    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 26062
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  • CUSACK, John. MM, and Ivor Herbert
    SCARLET FEVER: a lifetime with horses

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Cassell, 1972. Inscribed by Author; Reddish orange boards. pp viii, 163 + plates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has closed tears to lower front panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author "For George D. Taylor, who helped me bring Highland Ponies to Canada. We all have happy memories of Connie Smythe and the Canadian Army W.W. 2. Best wishes for a long life, Jack Cusack." "Jack Cusack, cavalryman of the old school, is rising 80. From the day in 1908 when he ran away from home to enlist in the Royal Scots Greys, his life has been spent with horses. From Glasgow to Egypt; from India to South Africa; then to the battlefields of Flanders where he won the…

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    London: Cassell, 1972. Inscribed by Author; Reddish orange boards. pp viii, 163 + plates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has closed tears to lower front panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author "For George D. Taylor, who helped me bring Highland Ponies to Canada. We all have happy memories of Connie Smythe and the Canadian Army W.W. 2. Best wishes for a long life, Jack Cusack." "Jack Cusack, cavalryman of the old school, is rising 80. From the day in 1908 when he ran away from home to enlist in the Royal Scots Greys, his life has been spent with horses. From Glasgow to Egypt; from India to South Africa; then to the battlefields of Flanders where he won the Military Medal for bravery in the field; from the British occupation in Cologne to Kapuskasing in Ontario; and finally to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea." - jacket. Includes a chapter on his experiences as an undercover agent among the Communists of Spadina Avenue, Toronto. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

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    Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 44822
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