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A Collection of Sample Books, Course Material and Mid-Century Fabric Design Pieces From the North Carolina State College Textile School

by [WOMEN'S HISTORY] [TEXTILE INDUSTRY] TOOLY, Sidney Anne

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North Carolina, c. 1940's-1950's. Five Quarto sized binders, [4] constructed of heavy card, and [1] a 30cm black heavy duty rexine bound clamp binder labeled "Confined-Gingham" to the front cover. Assorted fabric sample booklets, numerous associated fabric samples etc. Binder 1: "Confined Gingham" 88pp black card ring binder. 300+ mounted fabric samples in varying sizes, and a… Read more about this item
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7 1/2 Cents

7 1/2 Cents

by BISSELL, Richard

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[1953]
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Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press Book / Little, Brown and Company, [1953]. Reprint. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket by Jane Pitts; [8],245pp. Some general edge wear to jacket extremities else a Very Good or better, bright copy. Internally clean, ink ownership to front flyleaf. Satirical novel and basis for the musical comedy "The Pajama Game," about… Read more about this item
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Textiles of Highland Guatemala

Textiles of Highland Guatemala

by [TEXTILES] O'NEALE, Lila M.

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1945
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Washington D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1945. First Edition. Quarto. 29cm. Publisher's original terracotta cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. 465pp. A little minor bumping and wear to extremities, a little discoloration to the cloth here and there, strong and solid with a slight lean. A handsome copy. Internally clean with some light isolated… Read more about this item
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Millhands and Preachers, a Study of Gastonia

Millhands and Preachers, a Study of Gastonia

by [GASTONIA STRIKE] POPE, Liston

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1942
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1942. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 369pp. Tight and umarked, Near Fine, in the original printed dustwrapper, price clipped and slightly toned on spine and flap-folds; Very Good. Still a standard source on the Gastonia, North Carolina millworkers' strike of 1929.
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When Southern Labor Stirs

When Southern Labor Stirs

by [LABOR HISTORY] TIPPETT, Tom

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1931
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New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.25cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; black topstain; dustjacket; [2],xvi,348,[2]pp, with photographic frontispiece and 12 plates of illustrations. Spine ends gently nudged, private library sticker on title page, else a fresh, Fine copy. In the original dustjacket, with a wraparound photograph of… Read more about this item
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The Young McDermott

The Young McDermott

by [SOCIAL FICTION] [IRISH-AMERICANS] McSORLEY, Edward

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1949
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1949. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 293pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $3.00 on front flap); Very Good or better. Contemporary ink ownership inscription inside front cover. The Rhode Island author's second novel. Like his first, the best-selling Our Own Kind (1946), the present work… Read more about this item
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Weaving a Common Thread. A HIstory of the Woolen Industry in the Top of the Shenandoah Valley [Signed]

Weaving a Common Thread. A HIstory of the Woolen Industry in the Top of the Shenandoah Valley [Signed]

by JOHNSTON, Wilbur S.

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(1990)
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Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, (1990). First Edition. Octavo. Cloth hardcover, decoratively titled in gilt; xii,239pp. A previous owner has neatly created a pocket for a private library card inside rear cover, else Fine. Autographed by Wilbur Johnston on title page, also by two other unidentified (and illegible) signers.
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A Son of His Father

A Son of His Father

by WRIGHT, Harold Bell

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Published
1925
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New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1925. First Edition. First printing, with publisher's (1) at end of text. Octavo (20cm). Red cloth hardcover, titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 355pp. Scattered faint foxing, scuff to upper edge of text block, else tight and Near Fine in the original pictorial dustwrapper, lightly rubbed on lighter portions,… Read more about this item
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The Tariff and How It Effects [sic] the Woolen Cloth Manufacture and Wool Growers

The Tariff and How It Effects [sic] the Woolen Cloth Manufacture and Wool Growers

by [HARRIS, Edward et al]

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Published
1871
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Woonsocket, RI: S.S. Foss, 1871. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); removed but retaining publisher's peach wrappers printed within decorative border; 17pp. Very light chipping to wrapper extremities, a hint of soil, else Very Good and sound. Criticism of protectionism by the Rhode Island wool manufacturer and former abolitionist, published the year prior to his death.
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[Broadsheet] Portsmouth Journal Extra...An Address to Congress on the Protection of American Labor

[Broadsheet] Portsmouth Journal Extra...An Address to Congress on the Protection of American Labor

by [ECONOMICS - TAXES & TARIFFS - LABOR] YOUNG, J.S.

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February, 1850
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Portsmouth, NH: Portsmouth Journal, February, 1850. First Edition. Oversized tabloid broadsheet circular (60x37.50cm.); text printed in triple columns. Some splitting to previous folds affecting a couple of words with brief loss of meaning, light dust-soil to upper and lower margins, else a Very Good, still quite fresh example. Editorial composed in the wake of the repeal of the 1842… Read more about this item
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An Illustrated Guide to Lace

An Illustrated Guide to Lace

by REIGATE, Emily

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Published
1986
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Woodbridge, Suffolk (UK): Antique Collectors Club, 1986. Reprint. Quarto (28cm.); olive green publisher's cloth boards with gilt lettering and pictorial dust jacket; 262pp. Text block has light soiling and toning about the edges, otherwise crisp and sound in binding; Fine. Dust jacket has slight shelf wear, rolling along edges; yellowing evident to margins of inner flaps. Sticker on rear… Read more about this item
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Discrimination Against Women in Bombay Textiles. Reprinted from Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol 15, no.2, January 1962

Discrimination Against Women in Bombay Textiles. Reprinted from Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol 15, no.2, January 1962

by JAMES, Ralph C.

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1962
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Berkeley: Institute of Industrial Relations - University of California, 1962. Offprint. Octavo. Staple-bound card wrappers; pp.210-220. Faint creases to covers, scattered pencil marginalia else fine.
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Wool in the United States

Wool in the United States

by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOOL MANUFACTURERS

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1947
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New York: National Association of Wool Manufacturers, 1947. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's blue pictorial staplebound and hole-punched card wrappers; [2],34pp.; illus. throughout, many photographic. Light wear from handling, else Very Good or better.
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An Address Delivered by William Morris at the Distribution of Prizes to Students of the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21, 1894

An Address Delivered by William Morris at the Distribution of Prizes to Students of the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21, 1894

by MORRIS, William

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1898]
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[London: Chiswick Press, 1898]. First Edition. Slim octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth-backed printed paper-covered boards; [2],25pp. Boards a bit rubbed and faintly soiled, early 20th-century ex libris to front pastedown, else Very Good, internally fine. Features the Golden type designed by Morris for the Kelmscott Press.
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The Cotton Spinning Industry. Report of a Commission set up to review the Wages Arrangements and Methods of Organization of Work, and to make Recommendations

The Cotton Spinning Industry. Report of a Commission set up to review the Wages Arrangements and Methods of Organization of Work, and to make Recommendations

by [TEXTILE INDUSTRY - GREAT BRITAIN]

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1945
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London: HMSO, 1945. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 51pp. Institutional hand-stamp to front wrapper (Commercial Reference Library, Liverpool); a few pencil annotations; Very Good.
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King Cotton Is Sick

King Cotton Is Sick

by MURCHISON, Claudius T.

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Published
1930
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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1930. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xii, 190pp. Faint foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), spine-sunned and lightly shelfworn, with a few small nicks and tears; Very Good+. Volume by the… Read more about this item
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Trash?

Trash?" [Anonymous manuscript poem of 149 lines (5pp) in the voice of a Depression-era refugee]

by [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] Anon

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N.p., N.d.. Original typescript, 5pp on ruled bond. Typed rectos-only. Light soil; single horizontal fold; Very Good. A highly accomplished and moving long poem written in the voice of an unemployed mill-town woman during the Great Depression. Unattributed and undated, but apparently (based on paper and degree of wear) contemporary with the events described. Whether actually written by… Read more about this item
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