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  • THE IRON HEEL. by LONDON, Jack
    LONDON, Jack
    THE IRON HEEL.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1910. Original green cloth, front cover lettered in black, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, with "Macmillan / Toronto" spine imprint in black. pp (xvi), 354, [4, Canadian ads], [2). Front free endpaper has a Dec. 1913, ink gift inscription on blank recto; vertical creases to fore margin of front free endpaper and half-title leaf, soft crease to fore margin of following few leaves; yellowing to page edges; spine lightly darkened' else a VG+ copy, hinges not cracked. Made from plates of the US fifth printing, and printed in the US. Though there were Canadian issues from US first printings of many of London's books, there was no earlier Canadian issue for this title, and the Canadian…

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    Toronto: Macmillan, 1910. Original green cloth, front cover lettered in black, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, with "Macmillan / Toronto" spine imprint in black. pp (xvi), 354, [4, Canadian ads], [2). Front free endpaper has a Dec. 1913, ink gift inscription on blank recto; vertical creases to fore margin of front free endpaper and half-title leaf, soft crease to fore margin of following few leaves; yellowing to page edges; spine lightly darkened' else a VG+ copy, hinges not cracked. Made from plates of the US fifth printing, and printed in the US. Though there were Canadian issues from US first printings of many of London's books, there was no earlier Canadian issue for this title, and the Canadian issue is not mentioned in either Woodbridge or Sisson & Martens, though it is not rare. A noted future novel about the workers overthrowing the "iron heel" of tyranny.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27417
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  • STAVIS, Barrie
    THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED: a play about Joe Hill. With notes on Joe Hill and his times

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Haven Press, 1954. Cloth & boards. pp x, 242, [2] + photos. 1955 ink gift inscription at front ("To Walter, from all in 'Ukrainian Canadian' & 'Ukrainian Life' "); soft crease to lower inner corner of front free endpaper and following leaf; near fine otherwise. Price-clipped jacket has an internally mended three inch tear, edge nicks, rear panel lightly dusty, VG otherwise. Besides the text of the play, contains letters and documents. Photos of his funeral and of his body after he was shot by a Utah firing squad.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43235
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  • UPWARD, Edward
    THE NIGHT WALK and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1971. Blue boards. Tiny bruise to outer corners of covers, else fine, no previous owner marks. Yellow dust jacket has small creases to tips of the faintly sunned spine, else fine, flap price intact. A collection published late in life from this British left wing writer, one of the more important voices in the 1930s.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13838
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  • PELLING, Henry
    THE ORIGINS OF THE LABOUR PARTY 1880-1900

    Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1965. Second edition, revised and reset. Dark blue cloth. pp (x), 256. Ink owner name at front, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has creases to head of faintly yellowed spine, else fine. Index. This edition adds a long bibliographical essay.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44092
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  • JEROME, V.J. (pseud. of Jerome Isaac Romain), 1896-1965
    THE PAPER BRIDGE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Citadel Press, 1966. The trade issue. Blue cloth. 1971 ink name at front, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket lightly yellowed to spine, else fine. A novel based on the author's adolescence in the East End of London as a Polish immigrant. Irish independence, labour struggles, socialism, woman's suggrage, opposition to WWI. He was a member of the American Communist Party and a prolific writer, turning out stories, plays, and literary and art criticism. He did three years at Lewisburg Penitentiary for being a commaniss and publishing a pamphlet in the land of the free.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42964
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  • LONDON, Jack
    THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS. With Jack London photographs and drawings by Gustav Doré. Foreword by Claruice Stasz

    No place (USA): Joseph Simon, 1980. Green cloth with illustrated boards in a beige card slipcase. Ink owner name, else fine. Slipcase has slight soiling on one side, else fine. This edition omits the many photos found in the rare 1902 original edition.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51119
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  • THE PLUM TREE. Illustrated by E.M. Ashe by PHILLIPS, David Graham, 1867-1911
    PHILLIPS, David Graham, 1867-1911
    THE PLUM TREE. Illustrated by E.M. Ashe

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McLeod & Allen, c1905. The paper issue. Octravo, cream card covers printed in olive, black, and grey. pp (8), 387, [3] + 4 plates. Spine a bit tanned, with corner chip at foot with loss of half of the imprint; large damp stains to early and late text have caused rippling, but no tide mark except to the frontispiece; rear cover soiled, stained, and rippled; ink name at front; in all, just a good tight copy of a very scarce issue of this political novel by the Indiana journalist, muckraker, and progressive who was assassinated in 1911. His articles on corruption in the US Senate directly resulted in the 17th Amendment (1913), which required Senators to be elected rather than appointed. Made from US sheets.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 39641
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  • DAVIS, Brian, editor
    THE POETRY OF THE CANADIAN PEOPLE 1900-1950.

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: NC Press, 1978. Blue boards. 224 pp. Occasional light and erasable pencil marks in text, else fine in VG jacket. Poems from the labour press of Canada, with the editor's comments. Miners, Railwaymen, Lumbermen, immigrants, WWI and WWII, prison, the Depression, Spanish Civil War, and more. Second in a series from this left of centre publisher.

    Condition: Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: VG, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 23416
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  • LOWENFELS, Walter (Robert Gover])
    THE PORTABLE WALTER. From the Prose and Poetry of Walter Lowenfels by Robert Gover.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: International Publishers, 1968. The paper issue. Advance copy for review with the Canadian distributor's slip laid in giving a publication date of 10 May, 1968, changed by hand to 29 May. Also with a complimentary slip from the US publisher laid in. Octavo, card covers. Small creases at foot of spine, else a VG copy, no previous owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 14019
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  • BRITTAIN, Vera
    THE REBEL PASSION: a short history of some pioneer peace-makers (SIGNED)

    Edition: First printing

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1964. Orange boards. pp 240 + plates. Index. Fine copy. Orange jacket spine sunned, near fine otherwise. Signed by Vera Brittain and publisher Stanley Unwin. Updates previous histories of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Christian peace-makers.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51871
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  • THE REBELLION OF THE HANGED. Translated from the Spanish. by TRAVEN, B.
    TRAVEN, B.
    THE REBELLION OF THE HANGED. Translated from the Spanish.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Knopf, 1952. Black pictorial cloth stamped in silver on front cover, copper on spine. Some rubbing to silver stamping, only very minor rubbing to copper stamping; very slight rubbing to inner edge of brick topstain; else fine. Orange price-clipped jacket has small chips and rubbing to tips of slightly darkened spine; spine has a small hole near centre with partial loss of two letters of title, small hole near foot of spine to a solid area; slight rubbing to folds, outer corners; VG otherwise, the colourful panels bright and attractive. The 5th Jungle novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46811
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  • SUE, Eugene
    THE SILVER CROSS, or the character of Nazareth. Translated from the original French by Daniel De Leon

    New York: Labor News Co, 1909. In the uniform binding of maroon cloth gilt. 1916 ink owner inscription, VG otherwise,

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41527
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  • THE TRADE UNION WOMAN by HENRY, Alice
    HENRY, Alice
    THE TRADE UNION WOMAN

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Appleton, 1915. Black cloth. pp xxiv, 314 + 4 plates. Index. Library discard: call number on spine blacked out; gilt library initials on rear cover; title page has perforation, with rubber stamp and ink digits on verso; evidence of removed labels on front pastedown and at rear; cracked inner hinge neatly repaired; else a good, tight copy, text clean and unworn. "Alice Henry (21 March 1857 - 14 February 1943) was an Australian suffragist, journalist and trade unionist who also became prominent in the American trade union movement as a member of the Women's Trade Union League. A street in the Canberra suburb of Cook is named in her honour." - Wikipedia. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44951
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  • BESSIE, Alvah
    THE UN-AMERICANS

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Cameron, 1957. Octavo, red boards. VG, unmarked, pages tanned as usual, edges rubbed. VG unclipped jacket, with moderate ege wear, several short tears, spine sunned. A novel of the Spanish Civil War, McCarthyism, Hollywood at the time. Bessie was one of the Hollywood Ten.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 32985
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  • NOVACK, George
    THE UNDERSTANDING OF HISTORY. Two Essays

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Merit Publishers, 1967. Octavo. (40) pp (including covers), stapled, in illustrated paper covers. Yellowing to margins of covers, VG+ otherwise. Contains "From Lenin to Castro, the Importance of the Individual in History-Making" and "Major Theories of History from the Greeks to Marxism". Reprinted from the International Socialist Review, adding a 5 page author Foreword. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 26135
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  • HOLT, William, 1897-1977
    THE WEAVER'S KNOT

    Edition: First printing

    London: Werner Laurie, 1956. Khaki cloth. pp 288. Light yellowing to page edges and inner margin of free endpapers; light dampstain to top edges not penetrating into text margins; else fine. Price-clipped jacket has an internally repaired tear at foot of spine extending into front panel; shall chips to ends of lightly darkened spine; VG otherwise, attractive. A novel about labour unrest at a textile mill on the Lancashire - Yorkshire border in the dirty thirties. Author himself worked in a cotton mill, as did his forebears for generations. Billy Holt, of Todmorden, published a number of novels and other books, and was a Communist as well as a painter and war correspondent.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43036
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  • REA. J.E.
    THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE

    Toronto: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973. Small quarto, card covers. pp (vi), 121. Illustrated. Front cover and early leaves just a little rippled, bit of rubbing to front cover, ink owner name,VG otherwise. Entirely quotes from the press. Canadian History Through the Press Series. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45352
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  • MASTERS, D.C.
    THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE

    Edition: First printing

    University of Toronto Press, 1950. Brown cloth. pp (xvi), 159 + plates. Index. VG in worn, only fair jacket. Noted Canadian journalist Wilfred Eggleston's copy, with his ink name at front, ink notes on verso of rear free endpaper, and a few ink notes in text. Later owner's ink name at front. The strike paralyzed Winnipeg in 1920. A famous event in modern Canadian history.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43840
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  • LOWENFELS, Walter
    TO AN IMAGINARY DAUGHTER

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Horizon Press, 1964. Octavo, cloth and boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a few short tears, minor rubbing, VG, flap price intact. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "For a real good daughter, Walter Lowenfels, Peekskill, 1972". A collection of prose pieces about his life and life in general.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14038
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  • DOUGLAS, T.C. (Tommy Douglas)
    TOMMY DOUGLAS SPEAKS: till power is brought to pooling. Edited by L.D. Lovick

    Edition: First printing

    Lantzville, BC: Oolichan Books, 1979. Black boards. pp 288. Fine copy. Black dust jacket has a few nicks, one short tear, mild rubbing; VG. GRAHAM SPRY'S COPY, inscribed by him in ink on the front free endpaper "From the author - i.e. T.C.D. April 4, 1979". With Spry's ink signature just above. And with his two small pencil notes (pp 19 & 35) and pencil margin ticks, in text. Laid in is printed letter signed "T.C. Douglas" (printed signature). On his House of Commons stationery, April 4, 1979, two paragraphs, salutation "Dear Friend". Douglas is sending copies of this book, an edited collection of speeches from his 44 years in public office, to all members of the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation.…

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    Lantzville, BC: Oolichan Books, 1979. Black boards. pp 288. Fine copy. Black dust jacket has a few nicks, one short tear, mild rubbing; VG. GRAHAM SPRY'S COPY, inscribed by him in ink on the front free endpaper "From the author - i.e. T.C.D. April 4, 1979". With Spry's ink signature just above. And with his two small pencil notes (pp 19 & 35) and pencil margin ticks, in text. Laid in is printed letter signed "T.C. Douglas" (printed signature). On his House of Commons stationery, April 4, 1979, two paragraphs, salutation "Dear Friend". Douglas is sending copies of this book, an edited collection of speeches from his 44 years in public office, to all members of the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation. >>> Graham Spry, CC (February 20, 1900 - November 24, 1983) was a Canadian broadcasting pioneer, business executive, diplomat and socialist. As a broadcaster, he was instrumental in the formation of the CBC. "A socialist, Spry cofounded the League for Social Reconstruction (LSR), contributed to the writing of the Regina Manifesto, and purchased both the Farmer's Sun (publication of the United Farmers of Ontario), renamed the New Commonwealth, and the Canadian Forum to propagate the LSR's views. He served as vice president of the Ontario Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) from 1934 to 1936. He was the first national Co-operative Commonwealth Federation candidate in Ontario, running in the 24 September 1934 by-election in Toronto East. He ran again for the National CCF in the 1935 general election, this time in the newly created Broadview electoral district. He lost on both occasions to Conservative Tommy Church. During the Spanish Civil War Spry helped organize the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion that fought on the Republican side. In 1938, Spry married Irene Mary Biss. Unable to find work in Canada because of his socialist convictions, however, Spry accepted a job offer from an old Oxford friend and served as a British-based executive for Standard Oil from 1940 to 1946, managing subsidiaries operating in the Middle East and elsewhere. From 1942 to 1945, he also served as personal assistant to Sir Stafford Cripps, a Labour minister in the wartime British cabinet, and travelled with Cripps to India. After the war, Spry was named agent-general of Tommy Douglas's CCF government in London representing the province of Saskatchewan from 1946 to 1968 in Britain, including responsibility for Europe and the Middle East. Spry played a crucial role during the 1962 Saskatchewan doctors' strike against Medicare by recruiting British doctors to move to the province. In 1968 he reactivated his involvement with broadcasting, founding the Canadian Broadcasting League over which he presided until 1973. In 1970, Spry reputedly turned down Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's offer of a Senate seat. That same year, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Graham Spry died in Ottawa on November 24, 1983. A federal government building dedicated in the name of Graham Spry is located at 250 Lanark Avenger, Ottawa. It houses several directorates of Health Canada." - Wikipedia. >>> Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas PC CC SOM (20 October 1904 - 24 February 1986) was a Canadian social-democratic politician and Baptist minister. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1935 as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). He left federal politics to become the Saskatchewan CCF's leader and then the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961. His government was the first social-democratic government in North America, and it introduced the continent's first single-payer, universal health care program. After setting up Saskatchewan's medicare program, Douglas stepped down as premier and ran to lead the newly formed federal New Democratic Party (NDP), the successor party of the National CCF. He was elected as its first federal leader in 1961. Although Douglas never led the party to government, through much of his tenure the party held the balance of power in the House of Commons. He was noted as being the main opposition to the imposition of the War Measures Act during the 1970 October Crisis. He resigned as leader the next year, but remained as a Member of Parliament until 1979. Douglas was awarded many honorary degrees, and a foundation was named for him and his political mentor Major James Coldwell in 1971. In 1981, he was invested into the Order of Canada, and he became a member of Canada's Privy Council in 1984, two years before his death. In 2004, a CBC Television program named Tommy Douglas "The Greatest Canadian", based on a Canada-wide, viewer-supported survey." - Wikipedia. >>> A terrific association copy between two saints of the Canadian left, from the days when giants still walked the earth.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48489
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