Sabotage. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.


Chicago: I.W.W. Publishing Bureau, [1917]. Early printing. 12mo, 30 pp, saddle-stapled wraps.

Flynn’s first book, an analysis of the uses of sabotage which takes as it’s starting point the case of Fredric Sumner Boyd, and Flynn’s own work during the Paterson silk strike of 1913. Flynn wrote the text soon after the strike, but it wasn’t published until the first printing appeared in Cleveland in 1915, followed by a 1916 printing, also in Cleveland, and this Chicago printing, which is undated but probably appeared in 1917, as the ads include the tenth edition of the IWW Song Book which appeared early that year. The front cover is illustrated with a beautiful design of a French working class wooden shoe, a sabot, a reference to the etymology of the word.

OCLC locates no physical holdings of this printing.

Slight hint of rusting to staples, slight crease to crown else a bright and fine example, and rare thus. Item #28692

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