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  • Dixon, Fredrick John (1881-1931)
    Dixon's Address to the Jury in Defence of Freedom of Speech; Considered the Most Powerful Address Ever Delivered in the Courts of Manitoba; And Judge Galt's Charge to the Jury in Rex V. Dixon

    Edition: First Edition

    Winnipeg: The Defense Committee, no date (1920). Octavo, pp (126), [2]. Beige card covers. Ex library, with small rubber stamp in corner of front cover, title page, and inside rear cover; ink library numbers to upper inner corner of title page; no other library marks. Printed on cheap paper, now yellowed and very fragile. Plain spine has some chips, newly repaired externally the length of the spine with rice paper; front cover has some soiling, old sticker stain; old tape repairs in margins of some leaves with consequent browning, but no text affected; in all just good, but text body clean and unworn. Peel (3) 4579. Weinrich 832 A. Concerns the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. Dixon was one of the strike leaders. A scarce book.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41947
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  • BIRNEY, Earle
    DOWN THE LONG TABLE

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1955. Green cloth. Fine copy. Dust jacket has some nicks and tiny chips, mainly to spine ends, VG otherwise, attactive. A novel about an academic who was a Trotskyist in the 1930s and who finds himself under attack decades later by his cowardly academic colleagues in an American university in the "Land of the Free".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50378
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  • EIN GENERAL KOMMT AUS DEM DSCHUNGEL by TRAVEN, B.
    TRAVEN, B.
    EIN GENERAL KOMMT AUS DEM DSCHUNGEL

    Edition: First edition in German

    Amsterdam: Allert de Lange, 1940. Octavo, natural linen cloth lettered in brown. (416) pp. Printed by the Hungaria Buchdruckerei in Budapest. Some tanning and light foxing to covers; red topstain sunned; yellowing to fore edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. The sixth and last of the "Jungle" novels about the Mexican Revolution, and probably the scarcest in the original German first edition. Traven published all the rest of them in Berlin and Zurich, but he didn't want this one to be published under the Nazis, who had in any event had banned his books (Traven was a socialist). His usual Zurich publisher had moved to the centre and declined to publish it, so he found…

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    Amsterdam: Allert de Lange, 1940. Octavo, natural linen cloth lettered in brown. (416) pp. Printed by the Hungaria Buchdruckerei in Budapest. Some tanning and light foxing to covers; red topstain sunned; yellowing to fore edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. The sixth and last of the "Jungle" novels about the Mexican Revolution, and probably the scarcest in the original German first edition. Traven published all the rest of them in Berlin and Zurich, but he didn't want this one to be published under the Nazis, who had in any event had banned his books (Traven was a socialist). His usual Zurich publisher had moved to the centre and declined to publish it, so he found a publisher in Amsterdam; the book was published only months before the Nazi invasion of 10 May, 1940, and copies of this edition are said to have been mostly destroyed. The actual first edition was a Swedish translation from the German typescript, published Stockholm, 1939. First edition in English was London, 1954, as THE GENERAL FROM THE JUNGLE. Treverton 877.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18391
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47790
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    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. 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26062
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