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THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME., Rand, Christopher.
201 Rand, Christopher. THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME.
New York Oxford University Press 1963 Soft Cover Very Good+ Howard Goodrich. 
30 pp, 16 mo (6 1/8" H), stapled in wraps with attached dust wrapper. Gift card from Joseph R. Ritchie of Oxford University Press dated 1963 laid in. Illustrated in monotone by Howard Goodrich. An adaptation of the book of the same name, this booklet tells some of the author's experiences in Bethlehem during the Christmas season. Very light color fading on spine of dust wrapper, very minor edge wrinkles to wrapper. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
202 Rashley, R.E. POETRY IN CANADA: THE FIRST THREE STEPS
Ryerson, Toronto, (1958), Ist edition. 
166 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The object of this book is to provide a usable tool whereby readers who do not have a general knowlege of (pre-1960s) Canadian poetry may easily acquire some understanding of it..." Discusses the work of Bliss Carman, Oliver Goldsmith, Ralph Gustafson, Joseph Howe, Archibald Lampman, P.K. Page, E.J. Pratt, A.J.M. Smith, Duncan Campbell Scott, Charles Sangster, Raymond Knister and others under the headings - Immigrant Poetry, Its Natu r e a n d S i g n i ficance; Pioneer Poetry, the Beginning of Indigenous Verse; The Significance of Pioneer Poetry; Extensions of Pioneer Poetry; The Sixties Group, the Second Step; The Significance of the Sixties Poetry; Modification and Transiti on ; T he T hi r ti es G ro up , the Third Step; The Significance of the Thirties Poetry; Notes. Tiny spec on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light soiling, light fading to spine and edges, 1/2" cut to front panel ne ar s pin e, tin y clo sed te ar to bottom of rear flap fold. NF/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
203 Rathbone, Basil. (Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Charles Allston Collins; Charles Dickens; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; Wilkie Collins.) BASIL RATHBONE SELECTS STRANGE TALES. (THE BLACK CAT; RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHER; THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN; THE TRIAL FOR MURDER; GREEN TEA; A TERRIBLY STRANGE BED.
New York Belmont 1965 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
157 pp, 7" H. "Basil Rathbone, renowned actor and motion picture personality, selects for you the strangest stories ever written - masterpieces of the macabre." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers. Exterior - very light edge wear, book is lightly cocked, faint crease on spine, small soft crease at top corner of covers, soft crease doen front hinge, minor rubbing, slight fading to color on edges of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CAMP VERNON:  A CENTURY OF CANADIAN  MILITARY HISTORY., Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick.  Foreword By Pierre Berton.
204 Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton. CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.
Vernon, B.C. Kettle Valley 2003 0968791719 / 9780968791714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories of people training for war. You will find these men and women to be ordinary people, foot soldiers, who lived, trained and fought and, often died for freedoms we enjoy today. Open the door to an exciting part of Canadian Military History, a journey that will take you from soldiers on horseback to warriors in massive tanks bent on terrible destruction. Read onward, to the peacetime days of Cadets, the Reserve Army and a still active institution useful daily to its founding community, always at the ready for ever imminent war in today's fragile international political environment." Chapter headings: The Early Times, 1800-1898; The Boer War, 1898-1902; Building the Camp, 1903-1913; World War I, 1914-1918; Twixt World Wars, 1919-1938; The Farm Boy's Diary, 1939-1945; World War II, 1939-1945; And on to Korea, 1946-1953; The Cadets, Present Day; In Search of Peace, Ongoing. Very minor toning to edges of page margins and edges of text block, minor waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, tiny wrinkle and slight colour darkening at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light toning to spine and at top/bottom edges, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROUP OF SEVEN., Reid, Dennis.
205 Reid, Dennis. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROUP OF SEVEN.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1971 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
89 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 12" D). Divided into two sections - Bibliography and Exhibitions - with the following divisions under each: The Group of Seven: General / Franklin Carmichael / Alfred Joseph Casson / Lawren Stewart Harris / Edwin Headley Holgate / Alexander Young Jackson / Francis Hans (Franz) Johnston / Arthur Lismer / James Edward Hervey MacDonald / Thomas John Thomson / Frederick Horsman Varley. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading of color on spine and hinges, small corner crease on front cover, small light soiling mark on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
206 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
207 Reid, Ed. MAFIA.
New York Random House 1952 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "Popularly know as The Black Hand, the Mafia, which began in medieval Sicily as a patriotic group, has been and still is in control of organized crime in the United States. It has achieved this dubious distinction by the systematic liquidation of rival, non-Sicilian gangs. The mere itemization of this long and bloody reign of underworld terror will give every responsible citizen pause for thought - after he has stopped shivering! This book contains much new material derived from secret sources. Perhaps the most sensational of its revelations links key Mafia figures with the Allied Military Government in Italy. How one of the most powerful Mafia heads, under indictment for murder in this country, turned up as an aide to AMG, received letters of recommendation from United States Army officers, and at the same time conducted huge blackmarket operations in American supplies, is one of the monstrous disclosures. Why this same notorious criminal, following his arrest, was not returned to the U.S. until after the strange death of the key witness against him, is another part of the riddle that hints at the enormous secret strength of Mafia terrorism. (The author) courageously digs deep into the muck of vice and crime to throw light upon a ruthless gang of killers and racketeers whose influence is as evil as it is widespread." Small initials in pen on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wear, creases at top edge with color loss - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, one very small edge tear, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by.
208 Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by. THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1990 0886290619 / 9780886290610 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine No. 692 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Illustrations and Maps; Introduction (British Emigration Policy and the Settlement of the Ottawa Valley / Social Order and Growth in the Valley / From Timber to Lumber / Changing Patterns of Transportation / Urban Growth in the Ottawa Valley and the Rise of Bytown / Ottawa Valley Politics, 1820-1855 / Religion and Education in the Valley); Documents (arranged under the same headings); Bibliography; Index. Minor bumping at corners. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
209 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE KING'S SCHOOL GLOUCESTER., Robertson, David.
210 Robertson, David. THE KING'S SCHOOL GLOUCESTER.
Phillimore, (London, 1974), first edition. 
218 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The King's School continues an educational tradition that has lasted more than 900 years, with only one short break between the dissolution of the medieval Abbey of St. Peters and Henry VIII's establishment of the present school as part of the new Cathedral Church in 1545. A monastic school was well established when Abbot Serlo arrived in 1072, followed by an Almonry School which flourished up to the Dissolution. Through out the 17th and 18th centuries it was one of England's principal grammar schools, to which were sent the sons not only of leading Gloucestershire families but also of families of distinction from all over the country. The 19th century and the early years of this saw the School facing severe financial problems, but their eventual solution by the Ministry of Education and the Church Commissioners has led to revival and rapid expansion in recent years. Former pupils include many men who have achieved positions of national importance, including the joint founders of the Sunday School movement, one of the founders of Methodism, several bishops and an Archbishop of Canterbury, a famous explorer, and the compo ser of the American National Anthem. In these days of widespread questioning of teaching practices, Mr. Robertson's book will be of interest to historians and educationalists as an account of a school which has managed to maintain tradition and high standards over many centuries and to combine them with the most modern teaching." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light browning to parts of endpapers, minor rub marks on front board, tiny speck on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, tiny tear and wrinkling at top of spine, several heavy creases down fore-edge of flaps, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. VG+/G 
Price: 30.95 USD
 
 
RELENTLESS VERITY:  CANADIAN MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHERS SINCE 1885.  IRREDUCTIBLE VERITE:  LES PHOTOGRAPHES MILITAIRES CANADIENS DEPUIS 1885., Robertson, Peter.
211 Robertson, Peter. RELENTLESS VERITY: CANADIAN MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHERS SINCE 1885. IRREDUCTIBLE VERITE: LES PHOTOGRAPHES MILITAIRES CANADIENS DEPUIS 1885.
Public Archives of Canada Series/University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1973). 
233 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0802062725 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Bilingual text (English/French). "Photographers have followed Canada's armed forces into action ever since Captain James Peters took a c amera on his way to Manitoba to help put down the Riel Rebellion in 1885. Their achievements are impressive considering the often adverse conditions under which they operated...The many aspects of war, the conflict and suffering are shown in 1 5 8 d r amatic, full-page pictures...Peter Robertson has prepared an introduction on the history of Canadian military photography, and also biographies of the thirteen photographers whose pictures, spanning the years from 1885 to 1970, appear i n t hi s v ol um e." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, faint scuff line on front cover, tiny tear/crease at bottom edge of front cover - archivally taped. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
212 Robertston, Heather. MEASURING MOTHER EARTH: HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2007 0771075391 / 9780771075391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
348 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "One of Canada's first scientific explorers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern regions from a birchbark canoe; he ended it at the dawn of the Atomic Age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own and his companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west of Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographer, David Thompson, from oblivion. After he failed to find gold in the Klondike, Tyrrell gambled on buying a gold mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and won millions." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ROYAL PALACES:  WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY., Robinson, John Martin.
213 Robinson, John Martin. ROYAL PALACES: WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY.
Michael Joseph / Royal Collection, London, 1996. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071814158X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Continuously used by British monarchs since the Middle Ages, Windsor Castle is an architectural epitome of the nation's history. Its sk yline of battlements, turrets and the great Round Tower is instantly recognizable throughout the world. In this book, which includes over 150 colour illustrations, architectural historian John Martin Robinson describes the history of this mo s t s p l e n did and significant of European royal palaces. From its beginnings as a Norman defensive fortification, medieval expansion converted the Castle into a vast Gothic palace, of which St George's Chapel is the principal surviving archite ct ur a l gl or y. Charles II reconstructed the Upper Ward, employing architect Hugh May and craftsmen such as Verrio and Grinling Gibbons to create new baroque state apartments. With subsequent remodelling by George IV and his architect Jeffry Wy atv ill e, t his wa s t r ansformed again into a truly magnificent palace that became the principal seat of the monarchy. In Queen Victoria's reign the social life of the Castle settled into a pattern which is familiar today. Windsor is the sett ing for roy al fami ly l ife, s tate visits of foreign monarchs and the annual celebration of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest orders of Christian chivalry, and one with which the Castle is specially associated. This fascinating story of the Cas tle inc ludes the acqui sit ion by successive monarchs of its artistic treasures, such as the Old Master drawings and French decorative art, that now form an incomparable part of the Royal Collection." Small bump to top corner of both bo ards, bott om o f sp ine bu mped. Dust jac ket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD:  REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
214 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD: REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll 1996 1884718183 / 9781884718182 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
175 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the 'Holmes and Watson' of antiquarian books. After the (Second World War), Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian book-selling world, went to Europe to buy old books. (This book) glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian bookselling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader." Very small area of slight surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped; has fading to color on spine, rear hinge and at top edge; small corner crease on rear flap; light wrinkling at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
215 Roy, Gabrielle. Translated from the French by Harry L. Binsse. WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1965 Hard Cover Very Good 
160 pp, 8 1/4" H. Blue/green boards with red lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board. A novel about the Tousignant family of remote Little Water Hen island, Manitoba, and of Father Joseph-Marie, a Capuchin, who cares for the local community. Boards are slightly curled, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corner of both boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
216 Ruggle, Richard, Reverend. NORVAL ON THE CREDIT RIVER.
Erin, Ontario Press Porcepic 1973 0888780214 / 9780888780218 First Edition Sewed in wraps Very Good Signed by Author
51 pp + (4 pp) footnotes, 8 1/8" H. Green textured soft covers with black lettering and pastedown illustration on front cover. Volume I in the Credit Valley History Series. Signed on title page: "Richard Ruggle". B&w photographs. Contents: Before History; The Indians; The Mill; The Name and the Post Office; Transportation; Presbyterians; Anglicans; Methodists and the United Church; The Militia; Work in Town and Country; Education; The End; Footnotes. Interior - previous owner's name on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on front cover pastedown picture, slight fading to color on spine and hinge areas. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING:  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870., Ruggles, Richard I.
217 Ruggles, Richard I. A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING: THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1991 0773506780 / 9780773506787 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
300 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company. The Company became, during the two centuries before Confederation, the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Richard Ruggles describes and analyses the mapping activities of the more than 160 Company servants and surveyors engaged in the field, as well as the contributions of more than fifty Indians and Inuit who drew sketches and gave confirgurations. Also included are annotated catalogues of all the maps known to have been produced by the (Company), and sixty-six reproductions of the most important maps and sketches." Minor edge wear, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
218 Russell, Victor, general editor. ONTARIO'S HERITAGE: A GUIDE TO ARCHIVAL RESOURCES. VOLUME THIRTEEN. NORTHEAST ONTARIO. (SUDBURY, SAULT STE MARIE, ALGOMA, MANITOULIN, PARRY SOUND)
Cheltenham Toronto Area Archivists Group / Boston Mills Press 1980 0919822606 / 9780919822603 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
93 pp, 10" H. Contents: Introduction; Editorial Notes; Listings (Municipal Records / Educational Institutions / Religious Institutions / Private); Locator Index; Appendix. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at bottm edge of rear cover at hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
219 Rutherford, Ward. HITLER'S PROPAGANDA MACHINE
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1978 0448146274 / 9780448146270 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
192 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "Paul Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda and Public Entertainment, refined the use of what he called the Big Lie to a fine art. Democracy was portrayed as evil, dictatorship as good. Books which did not conform with Nazi ideology were burned; radio broadcasts were made with the intention of cowing the German populace and frightening the peoples of the world. Mass rallies were staged in Berlin, Nuremberg and elsewhere to whip up enthusiasm for the military expansion of Germany and hysteria for the Third Reich and the Fuhrer. Magazines and newspapers played their role in a more subtle way, emphasizing Nazi triumphs and minimizing or obliterating criticism of the regime and its failures. Colorful posters were put up throughout Germany. Later the Nazis enlisted the support of other Europeans in the pan-German cause. All of these propaganda techniques were master-minded by Goebbels, whose genius in orchestrating propaganda in the mass media was acknowledged even by his enemies. In films, magazines, posters, rallies and speeches by Hitler and his followers, Goebbels developed a propaganda mechanism that has been copied by dozens of dictators since but never equalled in its cynicism and fury." Book is slightly cocked, has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to edges of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, creasing at top 4" of front hinge, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CANADA:  FROM THE EARLIEST BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT DAY.  VOLUME ONE. FROM THE FRENCH REGIME TO THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY., Sack, Benjamin G.
220 Sack, Benjamin G. HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CANADA: FROM THE EARLIEST BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT DAY. VOLUME ONE. FROM THE FRENCH REGIME TO THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1945, first edition. 
285 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Chapter headings: Part One. The French Regime - First Contact with the Country; The Jewish Contribution to New France; Abraham Gradis and General Montcalm. Part Two. The English Colonial Period - The Beginning of Jewish Settlement; The Founding of the First Community; During the American War of Independence. Part Three. The Formative or Sephardic Period - The "Jewish Question" First Appears; The Hart Controversy; Jews Attain Equal Status; The Transition Period; Jews and the 1837 Rebellion. Part Four. The Period of Increased Jewish Acitivity - Beginning of German-Polish Immigration; A Glance at Social Relations; New Communities Founded; Communal Life and the Pacific Coast Settlement; On the Eve of Mass Immigration. Part Five. The Russian Immigration Era - Aftermath of the 1881 Pogroms; An Abortive Colonization Plan; New Fields of Activity; The Broad Social Scene; Jewish Life in the Late Nineties; At the End of the Century. Free endpapers are heavily browned - also some areas on both pastedowns, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, minor browning to pages, light browning/soiling to edges of textblock, moderate edge rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with old archival tape, creases, light browning, area of surface paper loss on rear panel, light rubbing, tiny scuffs, now in mylar sleeve. VG-/Poor 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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