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Note the advertisement on rear cover for L'Adunata dei Refrattari, not exactly consistent with the prominente press values that Personeni represented.  This otherwise general business-advertisement filled "almanac" is noteworthy for the 16-page…

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Text is only in Italian, unlike the "Per un governo" which is otherwise a similar pamphlet issued by the Italian Communist Party, whose newspaper was L'Unità del Popolo.

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The author, a Bohemian immigrant to the United States, began this series with an English-Bohemian version published in 1912, then English only (1912), English-Polish (1914), and English-Lithuanian (1915), just prior to this English-Italian version in…

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This leaflet contains a poem by the Italian-American labor poet Crivello dedicated to the assassinated Italian immigrant activist Fierro, with a portrait. Fierro had been killed by Frank Moffer (real name Moddifori) during a clash in Astoria, Queens,…

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This is a copy of the Third Edition of this work, 1924, first published, in 1912. Arbib-Costa (b. Livorno, 1882; active, New York, 1900–1930), professor of romance languages at the College of the City of New York, wrote texts designed to help…

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The author (about whom I have found nothing) tries to warn Italians that before they decide to emigrate either to North or to South America, they ought to know Italian laws on emigration, and what to expect when they arrive (and where to go), and…

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As the title of this self-published work states, these are transcriptions of talks transmitted by the author to his radio audience in 1937. The talks include mostly anodyne subjects, like "Holy Thursday," "Goodness," "The Book" -  "if good, is your…

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Ezio Taddei (b. Livorno, 1895; d. Rome, 1956) was involved in Italian politics at an early age: at thirteen he was arrested for involvement in a demonstration connected with a nurses’ strike in a Roman hospital. When released from prison, he found…

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One of the earlier of the almanacs (of about 6 or 7) in the Collection. This 1895 Italo-Svizzero Americano almanac was published in San Francisco, Pietro Magetti handwritten owner name on cover. This is the "Supplemento all'Elvezia no. 7" that…

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This earliest of the almanacs (of 6 or 7) in the Collection, published in San Francisco, lacks a book catalogue in the rear that the 1888 one possesses, but there are ads for bookstores and for newspapers, both in San Francisco - La Voce, La…

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This is the fourth edition of this work, which is an account of the author's two years in America immediately following the stock market crash of 1929, when he taught at Columbia University. It was first published in 1935 by Bemporad (Florence), and…

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Antonio Margariti (b. Ferruzzano, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 1891 – d. Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, 1981) published these memoirs in 1979 at age 87. This "savage and touching" book (Durante) awakened a vast interest, so much so as to be a finalist for…

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This work was published in Newark by the Adunata dei Refrattari, the successor to the Cronaca Sovversiva led by Raffaele Schiavina (Max Sartin) after his sub rosa return to America some time after his deportation in 1919. However, this work was…

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Libero Tancredi was the journalistic pseudonym of Massimo Rocca (b. Torino 1884 - d. Salò 1973). This work dates from Rocca's youth, when he wrote for anarchist and syndicalist newspapers. However, by the beginning of 1920, he flirted with and then…

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This arithmetic textbook was written in Italian for classes for Italians - mostly civilians who were in the wrong place at the wrong time - who were imprisoned at the generally benign internment camp at Ft. Missoula, Montana, during World War II,…

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This copy of the celebrated study by Mayor des Planches (b. Turin, 1851; d. Rome, 1920), written during his years in the U.S., is inscribed by the author to a baronessa. During his travels across the U.S., while ambassador to Washington from…

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Deported to Italy from the U.S. in 1919 with his leader, Luigi Galleani, author Schiavina returned illegally to the U.S. in 1928 using the name Max Sartin, editing L'Adunata dei Refrattari under that name until its demise in 1971. (Schiavina died in…

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Taddei published many works in the U.S. during the fascist era, when it would have been impossible to do so in Italy. Once the war was over, as is the case at the time of publication of this work, Taddei published in his native Italy.Ezio Taddei (b.…

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This is the rare first edition of a series of editions of this popular collection of caricatures drawn by the great Neapolitan tenor, Enrico Caruso (b. Naples, 1873; d. Naples, 1921). La Follia di New York published Caruso’s caricatures in individual…

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A good example of the international nature of anarchism being reflected in the changing places of publishing of different volumes of the same work: Casa Savoia, Vol. I was published in Buenos Aires in 1928, the year before the publication of this…

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This is the Italian language version, so stated, of an English language publication "What is the I.W.W.?" Translated by Mario De Ciampis from the English original. De Ciampis was the author of the authoritative short treatise on the history of…

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This work contains two essays of Galleani's, Per la guerra, per la neutralita o per la pace? (pp. 5-60) and Contro la guerra, contro la pace, per la rivoluzione! (lacking the word "sociale" at the end)(pp. 61-74), the first appearing to be the same…

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Inscribed by author, former Italian ambassador to Washington, this is a lecture that he was invited to give in late 1903 at several Chambers of Commerce of the Kingdom to demonstrate the advantage that Italian arts and industries would receive by…

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This "diario," with both dated and undated entries in November 1917 through the same month in 1918, is a memoir of Maria Luisa Francesconi, a refugee from Friuli to the U.S. Her travails within Italy by train to escape aerial bombardment of the…
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