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Southeast Asian Refugees and Immigrants in the Mill City: Changing Families, Communities, Institutions - Thirty Years Afterward
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Southeast Asian Refugees and Immigrants in the Mill City: Changing Families, Communities, Institutions - Thirty Years Afterward

By PHO, Tuyet-Lan, et al. (editors)

Burlington, VT: University of Vermont Press, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Collection of essays highlighting "the pain, struggles, and victories of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants in a mid-sized New England city" (from front flap). The volume focuses on the 20,000 immigrants living in Lowell, MA, who over a 30 year period have fled their homes due to genocide, war, and oppression. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); blue paper and black cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xvi,227,[5]pp; illus. Some light, scattered pencil marginalia throughout text, else Near Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket.

$30.00

A Daughter of the Tenements
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A Daughter of the Tenements

By TOWNSEND, Edward W. [E.W. Kemble, illus]

New York: Lovell, Coryell & Company, (1895). First Edition. Hardcover. Second issue (per Wright) with added dedication and table of contents. Octavo; publisher's pictorial green cloth; 301pp; illus. Tight, Near Fine copy, just a trifle rubbed at spine extremities; gilt elements bright and unfaded on cover cloth. WRIGHT III:5537.

$50.00

Bohemian-American Cook Book: Tested and Practical Recipes for American and Bohemian Dishes
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Bohemian-American Cook Book: Tested and Practical Recipes for American and Bohemian Dishes

By ROSICKY, Mary [Marie]; Rose Rosicky, trans

Omaha: National Printing Co, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. The earliest English-language Czech cookbook, translated from the original by the author's daughter "because we continually receive inquiries for a Bohemian cook book written in the English language, from the daughters of Bohemian immigrants, who were born and raised here and do not read Bohemian as well as their parents" (p. 3). BITTING, p. 408; BROWN & BROWN 2005; Rechcigl, "Czech American Bibliography" (2011), p. 100. Octavo (19.5cm.); pubilsher's white pictorial cloth stamped in black; 306,[18]pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece of "Marie Rosicky." Board extremities heavily rubbed with loss at spine ends, both hinges cracked, shallow chipping to front free endpaper (toned and brittle due to inferior stock); a Good copy, internally sound. Green printed errata slip tipped to p. 261.

$200.00

The Jungle
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The Jungle

By SINCLAIR, Upton

New York: Doubleday, Page, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. The author's landmark book, perhaps the most famous of American muckracking novels. Written in an attempt to bring attention to the depredations of capitalism and the plight of poor immigrants in Chicago, but succeeding instead in awakening Americans to startlingly unhygienic practices in the turn-of-the-century commercial meat-packing industry. Sinclair famously said of his novel, "I aimed for the public's heart but by accident I hit it in the stomach." AHOUSE A7; HANNA 3234; RIDEOUT p. 292. Second state with broken "1" on copyright page. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's green pictorial cloth stamped in black and white; [8],413pp. Corners rather badly bumped, white spine lettering nearly effaced, tiny worm-hole slightly affecting fore-edge of first few leaves without approaching text, else an About Very Good but still quite sturdy copy.

$65.00

[Text in Yiddish] = Bilder fun Idishn Arbeter Lebn in Amerike (Sketches of the Life of Jewish Workers in America)

By [LABOR HISTORY] [WORKMEN'S CIRCLE] WEINSTEIN, Bernard & Naftoli Gross; Note Koslovski, illus

New York: Arbeiter Ring aka Workmen's Circle, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. History of immigrant Jewish labor in America, written for a juvenile audience and illustrated throughout after ink drawings by Note Koslovski. Small square quarto (21.5cm.); original maroon cloth, pictorial plate printed in blue, green, and black mounted to upper cover, spine lettered in black; 139pp.; portrait frontispiece, text illus. Spine a bit faded; front board very slightly yawning, else Near Fine.

$100.00

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

[Drop title] Lavoratori!
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[Drop title] Lavoratori!

By [SOCIALISM] [ROSSONI, Edmondo]

[New York: Federazione Socialista Italiana, ca. 1912]. First Edition. Issued during Rossoni's tenure as propagandist for the Federazione Socialista Italiana in New York, with blanks in text to be filled in with the place and date of his talks on the ongoing Italo-Turkish War. Rossoni would eventually be deported back to Italy in 1917 where he joined the Fascist leadership despite expressing open criticism against Mussolini. Rossoni would be sentenced to death in 1943 while exiled in Canada, though his sentence would eventually be commuted in 1952. PERICONI 127, giving the publisher as the Industrial Workers of the World (though we find no listing in Miles). Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of June, 2018. Broadside handbill (27.5cm.); printed in black on green stock. Extremities quite toned with a number of small chips, none approaching text, else Very Good.

$150.00

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

The New Haven German Community: A Field and Historical Study of German-American Institutions and Group Life

By ELDRIDGE, H. Wentworth

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Thick quarto (28.5cm.); publisher's green gilt-lettered cloth; mixed paginations; 8 original photographs mounted in text, additional graphs and facsimiles throughout, text printed from typescript. Some minor shelf wear to cloth extremities, one photograph separated but present, else Very Good or better. Original dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University. Eldridge, who would go on to teach sociology at Dartmouth, served in the Army Air Force during World War II, where he gained recognition for helping divert German attention from the Normandy invasion. We find one copy of this dissertation (variant bibliographical details) at Southern Connecticut State U. as of November, 2018.

$150.00

Immigrant Gifts to American Life: Some Experiments in Appreciation of the Contributions of Our Foreign-Born Citizens to American Culture [Inscribed and Signed with Typed Letter Mounted in]
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Immigrant Gifts to American Life: Some Experiments in Appreciation of the Contributions of Our Foreign-Born Citizens to American Culture [Inscribed and Signed with Typed Letter Mounted in]

By EATON, Allen H.

New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's blue cloth in white photo-illustrated dust jacket; [2],185pp.; color photographic frontispiece, 52 plates, four in color. Boards a bit rubbed at extremities, jacket has a few shallow losses not approaching illustration or text, and has been recently mounted to thick archival stock; Very Good overall in the uncommon jacket. Lengthily inscribed and signed by the author to a Sarah Smith, "'a chip off the old block,' who has done so much to further the good work in which her father was a pioneer... It was a pleasure to include even one bit of evidence (opposite page 12) of your splendid work at Stamford." The plate to which the author refers depicts a group shot, "Polish Dancers at a Recent America's Making Festival, Stamford, Connecticut." Additionally, typed letter signed in text by the author mounted to front pastedown and addressed to "W.C."

$125.00

Complete Set of Twenty World's Fair Souvenir Postcards from the Exhibition "The Glorious Days of the Polish-American Fraternity"
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Complete Set of Twenty World's Fair Souvenir Postcards from the Exhibition "The Glorious Days of the Polish-American Fraternity"

By [GRAPHICS] SZYK, Arthur

[Kraków: Drukarnia Narodowa, 1939]. First Edition. 1. "George Washington." 2. "Jan z Kolna." 3. "The Polish pioneers in Virginia in the 17-th Century." 4. "Olbracht Zaborowski (Zabriskie)." 5. "Karol B aszkowicz." 6. "Tadeusz Ko ciuszko." 7. "Ko ciuszko constructing the fortifications of Saratoga." 8. "Felix Miklaszewicz." 9. "Jakub Sadowski." 10. "Kazimierz Pu aski." 11. "George Washington and Kazimierz Pu aski." 12. "George Washington and Casimir [sic] Pu aski after the battle near the Brandywine river." 13. "Pu aski mortally wounded in the battle of Savannah." 14. "The death of Michael Grabowski." 15. "Panna Maria, Tex. 1854." 16. W odzimierz Krzy anowski." 17. "Vladimir [sic] Krzy anowski in the battle of Cross Keys." 18. "Ignacy Paderewski." 19. "Thomas Woodrow Wilson." 20. "Wilson and Paderewski." Reference: Joseph P. Ansell, "Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole" (2004), pp. 101-4. Twenty color postcards all measuring 15x10.5cm or the inverse; all in Fine, postally unused condition. Explanatory text printed on versos in English and Polish. The set reproduces twenty of the artist's twenty-three miniature paintings commissioned by the Polish foreign office for the Polish pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Each image, including portraits of George Washington and Woodrow Wilson, conveys "Polish-American connections...and contributions of Polish people in America" (Ansell, p. 101). The collection is comprised of the following pieces (in approximate chronological order, though beginning with the lead painting, the portrait of George Washington):.

$500.00

Minorities in Phoenix: a Profile of Mexican American, Chinese American, and African American Communities 1860-1992

By LUCKINGHAM, Bradford

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Cloth boards (hardcover) in dustjacket; 258pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in like jacket; text clean and unmarked.

$25.00

Cranberry Red
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Cranberry Red

By GARSIDE, E.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's thick linen lettered in red; [6],423pp. Minor paper flaws to front and rear free endpapers from previously removed bookplates, else Fine, albeit lacking jacket. Proletarian novel set amongst the oppressed Irish workers in the Cape Cod cranberry region. COAN, p. 82; HANNA 1371.

$75.00

The Jews in America: A Selected Bibliography for School and Community Use
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The Jews in America: A Selected Bibliography for School and Community Use

By LIBRARY OF JEWISH INFORMATION OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

New York: Bureau for Intercultural Education, 1943. Revised Edition. Paperback. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's staplebound self-wrappers; 11pp. Some uneven dust-soil, light wear from handling, else Very Good. Addendum typescript sheet laid in.

$20.00

Russisch für Deutsche Arbeiter
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Russisch für Deutsche Arbeiter

By KLUJEWA, W.N.; L.I. Basilweitsch, ed

Moskau: Verlagsgenossenschaft Ausländischer Arbeiter in der UdSSR, 1932. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's staplebound self-wrappers; 51pp. Stock rather toned and a bit brittle due to poor paper stock, some brief chipping at spine crown, else Very Good. Correspondence school-issued second volume of a Russian dictionary for German émigré workers in the USSR.

$30.00

Wehman's Budget of Dutch Jokes containing the gleanings from the whole field of German dialectic wit and humor
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Wehman's Budget of Dutch Jokes containing the gleanings from the whole field of German dialectic wit and humor

By WEHMAN BROS

New York: Wehman Bros, n.d., ca. 1890s. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18.25cm.); publisher's white pictorial staplebound wrappers printed in reddish pink; 60pp. Some wear and chipping to wrapper extremities, textblock uniformly toned, else Very Good and sound. Jokes primarily involving a heavy Germanic accent.

$50.00

One-Act Plays from the Yiddish
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One-Act Plays from the Yiddish

By BLOCK, Etta, trans

Cincinnati: Stewart Kidd Company Publishers, [1923]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's blue cloth lettered in black; [8],165pp. Spine a shade sunned else a Very Good to Near Fine copy. Presumably in a remainder binding with "Appleton" printed at spine foot. Includes three plays by the Artef playwright Peretz (spelled here "Perez") Hirshbein.

$40.00

Schwoabe-Spaetzle - Bound Volume of 91 Issues [May 23, 1917 - April 16, 1919]

By [IMMIGRATION] [GERMAN-AMERICANS - WORLD WAR 1 - PERIODICALS]

New York: Schwäbisches Wochenblatt, 1917-1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Humor supplement to the weekly Schwabian-American newspaper Schwäbisches Wochenblatt. Though we find no records for the New York-based newspaper or its supplement, we do find a newspaper of the same name published by the Social Democratic Party of Germany. This periodical also appears to be anti-capitalist, the cartoon on the first page of the first issue shows a worker slicing open the money-bag gut of Mammon. Most significantly, this periodical began publication months after the United States entered World War I, with much of the content on the plight of the German-born American citizens, (another cartoon shows an American citizen of German birth in a muzzle). We find no listings in OCLC as of June, 2017. Ninety-one quarto (29.75cm.) issues bound together in contemporary reddish-brown cloth; illus. throughout. Textblock quite toned due to poor paper stock, light edge wear to cloth extremities, else Very Good and sound. Quite possibly complete set (the numbering ends after no. 13 (misprinted 31) and a few weeks appear to have been skipped).

$300.00

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