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Katechismus, ober Kurze und Einfaltige Unterweisung aus der Heiligen Schrift, in Frage und Antwort, fur die Kinder zum Gebrauch in den Schulen. Ausgegeben durch Christliche Gemeine im Waldekischen, welche Mennonisten genennet werden
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Katechismus, ober Kurze und Einfaltige Unterweisung aus der Heiligen Schrift, in Frage und Antwort, fur die Kinder zum Gebrauch in den Schulen. Ausgegeben durch Christliche Gemeine im Waldekischen, welche Mennonisten genennet werden

By [MENNONITES - GERMAN-AMERICAN IMPRINTS]

Doylestaun, PA [Doylestown]: Gedruck ben Joseph Jung, 1844. Hardcover. Slim 12mo (15cm.); publisher's cloth-backed boards; 64pp. Wear to extremities with brief exposure, both boards and textblock a bit soiled, stock additionally rather browned, contemporary pencil ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Text entirely in German blackletter. German-American edition of the Mennonite catechism to be taught in Sunday schools. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 44-3514.

$125.00

Se si fa la Rivoluzione in Italia si morrà di fame
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Se si fa la Rivoluzione in Italia si morrà di fame

By [COMMUNISM - ITALIAN-AMERICANS] "EMME" (pseud)

New York: Libreria Rossa, N.d. [ca 1919?]. First Edition. Pamphlet. Communist tract, issued shortly after the Russian revolution, calling for an immediate proletarian revolution in Italy, with socialization of industry and agriculture; closure of borders (to prevent the flight of the bourgeoisie); and the "management of the new society through a free arrangement of persons and competent groups" ("...persone e di gruppi competenti interessati all soluzione di ogni singolo problema tecnico e sociale"). The pseudonym "Emme" is unknown to us; nor is it certain from which "Libreria Rossa" this pamphlet originated - "libreria rossa" ("red bookshop") being a common enough appelation among Italian-American radical booksellers of all political stripes during this period. One copy only in OCLC; not seen in commerce; not in Periconi. 12mo (18cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; printed thick paper wrappers; 24pp. Slight aging; mild creasing to spine; Very Good. Text entirely in Italian.

$150.00

Alba Nuova. Rivista Mensuale di Critica e di Pensiero. Numero Doppio (Oct-Nov 1921)
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Alba Nuova. Rivista Mensuale di Critica e di Pensiero. Numero Doppio (Oct-Nov 1921)

By CAPRARO, Anthony (ed). Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, contrib

New York: Mario Rapisardi Liteary Society, 1921. First Edition. Ephemera. Single issue of a scarce Italian-American bi-monthly. Though nominally the organ of the Italian Section of the Communist Workers Party, this issue is notable for including the text, in Italian, of Sacco & Vanzetti's letter from Dedham Jail, dated October 18th, 1921 - a few months after the two were sentenced to death and about two weeks before arguments for a retrial commenced. The letter, headlined "Sacco e Vanzetti Insegnano," does not appear to be reproduced or referenced in any standard sources and includes the statement, in bold capital letters: "NOI NON ABBIAMO PAURA DI MORIRE" ["We are not afraid to die"]. Alba Nuova ran for four years, until succeeded by the long-running Il Lavoratore. Scarce; OCLC notes fewer than five institutional holdings for any copies. HOERDER (Immigrant Labor Press in America) III, p.36. Quarto (27cm). Pictorial, staple-bound thick paper wrappers; 40pp. Mild external wear; slight toning; Very Good or better. All text save publishing information in Italian.

$200.00

Neumjesne Ženidbe [Imprudent Marriages]
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Neumjesne Ženidbe [Imprudent Marriages]

By [SOCIALISTS] BLATCHFORD, Robert; Geo. C. Kutuzovi , trans

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1916. First Croatian Language Edition. Paperback. Croatian-language edition of the British socialist's pamphlet "Imprudent Marriages," first published by Charles Kerr in the 1890s and described in a contemporary review as "a short but spicy little work" ("Progressive Thought" (Olathe, KS), November 1, 1899). This translation, by a Croatian-American student at the University of Chicago, was issued by a small and short-lived Croatian-language socialist workers' publisher. At head of title "No. 8 Nardona Knjižnica." This title apparently unrecorded, we find no copies in OCLC (November, 2018) or the NUC. Small octavo (18cm.); publisher's green decorative staplebound wrappers; 24pp. Light wear to wrapper extremities including tiny gouge at top fore-edge corner of upper cover slightly affecting textblock though not approaching text, minor soil, else Very Good or better.

$125.00

Solidarnost i Borba za Opstanak [Solidarity and Struggle for Survival]
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Solidarnost i Borba za Opstanak [Solidarity and Struggle for Survival]

By [SOCIALISTS] "PRAVDOLJUB," trans

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1917. First Croatian-Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's blue decorative staplebound wrappers; 23pp. Wrappers separated from textblock, some chipping and a few shallow losses to extremities, light toning, else Good or better. Published as "Narodna Knjižnica" (Folk Library), no. 15. Croatian translation (from the original Russian?) of a socialist pamphlet issued by the Croatian-American labor press. Unlocated in OCLC as of December, 2018.

$75.00

Propaganda Primjerom
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Propaganda Primjerom

By [SOCIALISTS] LAVROVU, Po [alt. spelling Petr Lavrov]

Chicago: Izdala Radni ka Knjižara, 1918. First Croatian Language Edition. Paperback. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's pale yellow staplebound card wrappers; 20pp. Minor wear and toning to wrapper extremities, some finger soil, most heavily to upper cover, contemporary pencil ownership inscription to upper cover, else Very Good and sound. Croatian-language translation of a short work by the Russian socialist philosopher, issued as Narodna Knjižnica (Folk Library) no. 17. One copy located in OCLC as of December, 2018, at the Hoover Institute. Not in the NUC.

$75.00

Jedan od Kraljeva Republike (Interview)
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Jedan od Kraljeva Republike (Interview)

By [SOCIALISTS] GORKI, Maksim [alt. spellings Gorkii, Gorky]

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1917. First Croatian Language Edition. Paperback. Croatian translation from the original Russian, the title loosely translated as "One of the Kings of the Republic." Published as Nardona Knjižnica (Folk Literature), no. 16. Presumably excerpted from a larger body of work, the text an attack on the oil industry (the titular "King"). This edition not in OCLC as of December, 2018, nor in the NUC. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's buff staplebound card wrappers; 24pp. Wrappers a bit rubbed and toned at extremities, some soil to textblock including ringstains to p. 5 bleeding into following few leaves, occasional contemporary pencil marginalia, else Near Very Good.

$125.00

Razvoj Nad ovjeka [Development of Man]
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Razvoj Nad ovjeka [Development of Man]

By [SOCIALISTS] KUTUZOVI , Geo

Chicago: Izdala Knjižara Radni ke Straže, 1917. First Edition. Paperback. Uncommon Croatian-language pamphlet by a little-known author, the only other work attributed to Kutuzovi in OCLC being a preface to a translation of Marx published by this same Croatian-American imprint. This title published as Narodna Knjižnica (Folk Library), no. 12. We find two copies in OCLC of this title as of December, 2018 (title misspelled "Razvoj Nad oveka"), both in Slovenia. 12mo (19.5cm.); publisher's buff staplebound wrappers; 47pp. Wrapper a bit worn with small loss at spine crown, extremities toned and rather soiled, else About Very Good.

$100.00

Ich Klage An! Friedrich Adler's Grosse Rede vor Gericht
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Ich Klage An! Friedrich Adler's Grosse Rede vor Gericht

By ADLER, Friedrich

Chicago: Herausgegeben von der Deutschen Sprachgruppe der Sozialistischen Partei der Vereinigten Staaten, [1918]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (17.5cm.); publisher's grey staplebound wrappers; 43pp. Minor wear from handling, else Very Good or better. First American appearance of Austrian socialist Friedrich Adler's courtroom speech during his trial for the 1916 assassination of Karl von Stürgk. Issued by the German branch of the Socialist Party of the United States of America.

$75.00

Jirí Machovsky nebo Ze tmy ku svetlu [cover title]
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Jirí Machovsky nebo Ze tmy ku svetlu [cover title]

By [IMMIGRANT LITERATURE] [CZECH-AMERICAN IMPRINTS] CHVAL, C.A.

[Rosenberg, TX: Tiskem Národního Podniku, 1918]. First Edition. Paperback. 16mo (14.5cm.); publisherr's tan pictorial wrappers printed in red and blue; 74pp.; illus. throughout, including a few full-paged. Wrappers rather soiled and slightly worn from handling, else Very Good or better. However, due to the poor printing quality, the text of two leaves is so faint as to leave about a third of the pages blank. Czech-language novella on the theme of religious salvation; a rare Texas imprint. Text entirely in Czech. Not found in NUC, nor in OCLC as of July, 2017.

$250.00

Lví Stopou. Kytice básni. Ku dni Svobody a Texasského Bazaru
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Lví Stopou. Kytice básni. Ku dni Svobody a Texasského Bazaru

By [IMMIGRANT LITERATURE] [CZECH-AMERICAN IMPRINTS] CHVAL, C.A.; V. Preisig and F. Bareš, illus

Rosenberg, TX: Národního Podniku, [1918]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's brown pictorial wrappers printed in red and black; 48pp.; illus. throughout. Wrappers a bit unevenly toned, some wear from handling, else Very Good and sound. World War I poetry by the Dallas-based Czech-American author, best known for establishing the Slavic Department at the State University of Texas (see Miloslav Rechcigal Jr.'s Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech-American Biography, Vol. 1).

$450.00

Das Buch der Mütter, welches auch die Väter gerne lesen werden
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Das Buch der Mütter, welches auch die Väter gerne lesen werden

By [FOREIGN LANGUAGE IMPRINTS]

Cleveland: Lauer & Mattill, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's blue-green decorative cloth stamped in black; [4],492pp.; frontispiece, pictorial ads bound in at front and end of textblock. Boards rather rubbed and worn, textblock uniformly toned due to poor paperstock, childish pencil scribbles to preliminaries, frontispiece starting to separate. Overall an About Very Good only copy. Text entirely in German blackletter.

$50.00

Eresia - di Oggi e di Domani. Nos. 1-9 (Aprile 1928 - Marzo 1929)
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Eresia - di Oggi e di Domani. Nos. 1-9 (Aprile 1928 - Marzo 1929)

By [ANARCHISM] CONTI, Joe (ed)

Bronx, New York: [Enrico Arrigoni], 1928-29. First Edition. Eresia was founded in 1928 by the Italian-American bricklayer Enrico Arrigoni as a journal of individualist anarchism. Nine issues appeared before publication was suspended in March 1929; three more issues would be published in 1931-2. Only the first nine issues are included here. Arrigoni (1898-1988) was a Milanese anarchist, laborer, and social critic; after immigrating to the U.S. ca. 1925 he began contributing to Italian-American journals under the pseudonym "Frank Brand." Arrigoni remained active well into old age, publishing work as late as the 1980s. He was especially active in the movement to aid Cuban anarchists who were persecuted following the 1959 revolution. Eresia forms an important bridge between the Italian-American insurrectionary anarchist tradition of the early 20th century and post-WW2 libertarianism, and it is uncommon: OCLC notes two holdings in North America (Michigan & NYPL), a few others in Europe, of varying degrees of completeness. Nine consecutive issues (issued irregularly), bound into patterned paste-paper boards. Quarto; each issue 32pp; some illus. Binding chipped at corners; moderate wear and toning to contents, including an obtrusive, amateur scotch-tape repair to gutter of issue no. 9; still Good, solidly bound and complete, with no markings or loss. Text entirely in Italian.

$1500.00

Generál Dr. Milan Rast. Štefanik, Prvy Minister Války Republiky  esko-Slovenskej jeho život a skutky
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Generál Dr. Milan Rast. Štefanik, Prvy Minister Války Republiky esko-Slovenskej jeho život a skutky

By NOVÁK, Arch. V.

New York: "Slovenského Pokroku", [1920]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated staplebound wrappers; 57,[7](ads)pp.; photographic illus. in text throughout. Wrappers rather dusty and a bit worn from handling, tiny chip at spine crown, else Near Very Good. Short biography of the Slovak politician and astronomer Milan Rastislav Štefánik, who became a pilot in the French army during World War I only to be killed in a crash landing after the war had ended. Includes local New York ads in Slovak in rear.

$125.00

[Text in Yiddish] Gey in Folk mit Olgins Vort! Fartseykhenungen = Short Stories About M. Olgin
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[Text in Yiddish] Gey in Folk mit Olgins Vort! Fartseykhenungen = Short Stories About M. Olgin

By DAVIDMAN, Solomon [alt. spelling Shloim]

[Brooklyn: Solomon Davidman / Vest-Bruklin Olgin Leyen-Krayz], 1954. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (20.25cm.); publisher's orange card wrappers; 46pp.; photographic illus. Wrappers a bit darkened at extremities, small chip at spine foot, else Very Good and sound. Stories commemorating the Russian-born Jewish-American journalist and founding member of the Workers Party Moissaye Joseph Olgin. Text almost entirely in Yiddish.

$25.00

Udalosti Sveta "World's Events," Vol. 1, nos. 6-7 [upper wrapper misprinted No. 8], Jun, 1918
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Udalosti Sveta "World's Events," Vol. 1, nos. 6-7 [upper wrapper misprinted No. 8], Jun, 1918

By JANOŠOV PUBLISHING CO

Hazleton, PA: Janosov Publishing Co, 1918. Paperback. Octavo (26.5cm.); decorative staplebound self-wrappers; 96pp.; illus., including cartoons and photographs, throughout. The whole rather dust-soiled, some chipping and tiny losses to extremities, none approaching text, else About Very Good, interior near fine. One of only a handful of issues published of this Slovak-American monthly current events journal, the contents chiefly dealing with the ongoing World War. OCLC locates two institutional holdings as of July, 2017, at Balch and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

$75.00

[Text in Yiddish] Moysheh Leyb Halpern in ram fun zayn dor [Moishe Leib Halpern]
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[Text in Yiddish] Moysheh Leyb Halpern in ram fun zayn dor [Moishe Leib Halpern]

By GREENBERG, Eliezer

New York: H.L. Halpern Arbeter Ring Brantsch 450 / Posy-Shoulson Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22.5cm.); original blue cloth lettered in red; 135pp.; illus. and facsimiles in text. Boards quite rubbed, spine ends a bit frayed, a couple tiny soil spots to textblock fore-edge, else About Very Good, internally sound. Biography of the Galicia-born Yiddish-language poet, a member of the Yiddish literary movement Di Yunge (The Young Ones).

$75.00

Der Sozialistische Industrie-Unionismus [Industrial Unionism]. Translated into German by Karl Dannenberg
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Der Sozialistische Industrie-Unionismus [Industrial Unionism]. Translated into German by Karl Dannenberg

By DEBS, Eugene

Hoboken: Deutschen Press-Komitee / Literatur-Buro der W.I.I.U., 1920. First Thus. Pamphlet. Rare German-language printing, under the auspices of Daniel DeLeon's Workers International Industrial Union, of Debs's 1905 speech "Industrial Unionism." An uncommon Debs item. The W.I.I.U. was a re-branded version of Daniel De Leon's "Detroit I.W.W.," which split from the Chicago Industrial Workers of the World in 1907; by the time of this printing, the W.I.I.U. was all but defunct. There was a simultaneous printing of this translation under the imprint of the New York Labor News, which was the publishing arm of the De Leonist Socialist Labor Party. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed card wrappers; 44pp. Clean, tight and unmarked - Near Fine.

$50.00

Vapautta Varrotessa ["Waiting for Freedom"]
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Vapautta Varrotessa ["Waiting for Freedom"]

By MATTSON, Helmi

Astoria, OR: Lahjaski "Toverittarelta", N.d. (ca 1920s). First Edition. Volume of proletarian poetry by Helmi Mattson, among the more prominent Finnish-American women leftists of the interwar period. Born in Finland, Mattson emigrated to International Falls, Minnesota, married, then relocated to Astoria, Oregon where she edited the important Finnish women's periodical Toveritar. She later relocated to New York, where she edited the Finnish-language Communist organ Eteenpäin (see Kostiainen, Finns in the United States, 2014). The current work, dating from Mattson's Astoria period (ca 1920-1930), is uncommon; OCLC notes four locations only (Minnesota, LOC, U. Washington, Stanford). Small octavo (19cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 94pp. Covers somewhat worn, with a few spots of discoloration; gift label inside front cover; text complete, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy, about Very Good.

$150.00

Proletarskaia Revoliutsiia i Renegat Kautskii [The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky]
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Proletarskaia Revoliutsiia i Renegat Kautskii [The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky]

By LENIN, N. [Vladimir Il'ich Ulyanov]

N.p. [New York]: Tsentrispolkoma R.F.K.P.A., 1920. First American Edition. A key post-revolutionary essay by Lenin, attacking Kautsky and the Mensheviks for holding a reactionary and counterrevolutionary line, specifically for the positions articulated in Kautsky's essay "The Dictatorship of the Proletariat," published in Vienna in 1918. This is the first title issued under the imprint of the R.F.K.P.A., the publishing arm of Regarding the American publishing history of this title, we quote the Swedish auction house Stockholms Auktionswerk: "This edition was printed in an edition of about 1,000 copies and distributed by Max Maisel (a Russian born book dealer, who specialized in Russian radical literature; he was also the first publisher of Karl Marx in the USA). Maisel was not able to sell too many copies of the book, and almost the entire run was kept in his warehouse up to the early 1950's. After the death of Maisel the entire stock of his company was sold to a prominent Russian bookdealer Nicholas Martianoff, a former associate and one time secretary of Kerensky. Martianoff considered all radical literature held at Maisel's shop wothless and sent it to a paper mill in New York." [http://auktionsverket.com/auction/rare-books/2015-06-16/6257-rare-edition-of-lenin-s-pamphlet-on-kautsky-1920/] The book is thus something of a Lenin rarity, at least in commerce (we note only one copy at auction -- at the above- referenced Stockholm house -- and none others currently offered in the trade); this is the only copy we have seen or handled. English and Finnish editions appeared in the U.S. the same year, with priority uncertain. Octavo (23cm). Publisher's pebbled brown cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; 144pp. Mild external wear; triangular loss to leaf 107/108, resulting in brief loss to text (not affecting sense); Very Good.

$850.00

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