Used and Remaindered Books

Generations Press offers a selection of used and remaindered books in the areas of Jewish genealogy, Southern California resources, and immigration research, as well as reference books such as atlases, gazetteers and dictionaries.  The selection varies from time to time, depending on what's available, so check back often to see what we have.  These books are priced to move -- compare our low prices to those listed on used book exchanges such as American Book Exchange (www.abebooks.com). 

Books arranged alphabetically by title within each section.

Atlases, Dictionaries, & Reference
Californiana & The West
Cookbooks
General Genealogy
Immigration Research
Jewish Genealogy

Atlases, Dictionaries & Reference

bk0531  Chodzko, Aleksander Borejko.  ALEX. CHODZKO'S A COMPLETE DICTIONARY ENGLISH AND POLISH. Chicago: Polish American Publishing Company, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Originally published in 1874 (according to the Library of Congress) and reprinted many times by the Polish American Publishing Company in Chicago, this is one of the most complete English-Polish bidirectional dictionaries. Most of these printings have no publication date, and this one is no exception. The Polish to English section is 536 pages, and the English to Polish section 370 pages. An excellent resource for translating old Polish documents, far more complete than many common Polish-English dictionaries, such as the David McKay/Stanislowski publication. The book is in very good condition; the binding and hinges are still completely intact, but the spine is a little bit loose. There is a stain on the inside from cover and ffep, apparently from a newspaper article or some other acidic paper that was once placed there. Printed on inexpensive paper. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.50. 

bk0629  Poldaufem, Ivanem. ANGLICKO-CESKY CESKO-ANGLICKY SLOVNIK (CZECK-ENGLISH ENGLISH-CZECH DICTIONARY).  Prague: Statni Pedagogicke Nadladatelstvi, 1971. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. This is a terrific pocket-sized hard-cover Czech & English bi-directional dictionary. English-Czech 715 pages, Czech-English 504 pages. Clear type, solid binding, no significant damage except some 20 or so pages with slightly dog-earned upper right corners (apparently from shelf-wear, rather than someone deliberately marking pages).  $10.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0575  Breul, Karl.  CASSELL'S NEW GERMAN AND ENGLISH DICTIONARYNew York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1939. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / No Jacket. Revised edition of a classic, turn-of-the-century, bi-directional dictionary, excellent for genealogical use. 812/687 pages, marbled edges, green and red cloth cover, gold stamping on spine. Top edge a little dirty, with stains possibly from mold or mildew; three or four spots on the spine, which may also be from mold or mildew. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00. 

bk0650  Alcalay, Reuben.  THE COMPLETE HEBREW-ENGLISH DICTIONARY.  Ramat-Gan, Jerusalem: Massada Publishing Company, 1970. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. One of the best Hebrew-English dictionaries available. Note this is Hebrew to English only - not bi-directional. Book aparently previously owned by young boy - signature and practice Hebrew letters on front endpapers. Both hinges mostly split, but still holding. $7.50.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0406  Kierst, W. CONCISE DICTIONARY, ENGLISH-POLISH AND POLISH-ENGLISH. Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, 1957. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. This is a reprint of a classic 1926 bi-directional Polish-English dictionary. Since it was printed in Poland, it emphasizes English to Polish. It seems to have designed to help Polish speakers translate English. The English to Polish section is 690 pages, while the Polish to English section is 451 pages. 6½ x 4½ inches. Condition is between good and very good. Brown cloth cover over soft boards. Covers are bumped at corners and in places along edges; inner hinges are partially (mostly) split, but cover has not completely separated from book block; page edges are stained and dirty; previous owners labels on inside front cover and ffep. Despite these flaws, book is intact (no missing/torn pages, writing, etc.) and very useful for genealogists. $12.00.  Shipping - 3.50. 

bk0483  Stanislawski, J.  ENGLISH-POLISH AND POLISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY. New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. One of the more popular Polish-English dictionaries of the mid-20th century (undated), reprinted many times. In very good condition, with the following exceptions: slight soiling to outside page edges, including what may be a bit of mold in one spot (no water damage apparent). 463/416 pp. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0429  Muller, V. K.  ENGLISH-RUSSIAN DICTIONARY. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1981. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-525-09881-X. This is the standard academic English to Russian dictionary, published in numerous editions over the years. Note that this is only English to Russian; the Russian to English section is published as a separate volume. Contains over 53,000 entries. Book is in very good condition with the following minor flaws: glue stain on ffep, apparently from removed label; slight bumps & scuffs to bottom corners, and one small tear to cloth on bottom edge; and a slight lined indentation across part of front cover, as if a coin was rolled across it. Does not mar overall appearance, and very faint. Binding tight, pages clean. $15.00. Shipping - $4.50.

bk0121  HAMMOND'S PICTORIAL WORLD ATLAS, FAMILY LIBRARY EDITION, New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1956.  HC, no dj, 9½ x 12½ inches, 312 p. G. Includes 16 page North American historical atlas section and 40 page world historical atlas section. $8.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0558  Harkavy, Alexander.  HARKAVY'S COMPLETE DICTIONARY ENGLISH-JEWISH AND JEWISH-ENGLISH. New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 1891. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. The first full Yiddish-English dictionary, still a great resource. Copyright date for English-Yiddish is 1891, for Yiddish-English 1898, with an introduction date of 1910, indicating a later printing. Spine has title "Harkavy's Complete Dictionary English-Jewish and Jewish-English," but title pages say "English-Yiddish Dictionary" and "Yiddish-English Dictionary" by Alexander Harkavy. English-Yiddish is 759 pages, while Yiddish-English is only 364 pages. In this printing, Yiddish-English pages have red-tipped page edges to differentiate the Yiddish section from the English section. Brown cloth cover, with some scuffs and minor tears to cloth around edges of spine. $35.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0643  Swift, Michael.  HISTORICAL MAPS OF IRELANDEdison, NJ: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1999. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0785811095. A beautifully produced collection of map reproductions covering Ireland throughout the centuries. An introduction contains a brief history of Ireland, and then a selection of maps from the 1500s to the 1800s. There are maps of the entire country, of individual counties and of individual cities and towns. Each map is accompanied by text describing both the subject of the map, and the mapmaker. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0560  Gilbert, Martin.  THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JEWISH CIVILIZATION: 4,000 YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-02-543415-2. One of the best overall atlases of Jewish history, this is actually an update of Martin Gilbert's earlier "Jewish History Atlas." While the original book was a simple atlas with black & white maps and no text, this reworked book has full-color maps, photos and other illustrations, and a well-written, full text that accompanies the maps. 224 pages, index. In very good condition, except for some bumping to top and and bottom of spine. $22.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0665  Franzwa, Gregory M.  MAPS OF THE OREGON TRAIL. Gerald, MO: The Patrice Press, 1982. Second Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-935284-30-3. A complete mapping of the historical Oregon trail from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon. Uses USGS maps as a base, and shows the trail and important sites in red on top of this base. Each map section has a brief description on the facing page. Introductory essay and index. 292 pages. $25.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0528  Weinreich, Uriel.  MODERN ENGLISH-YIDDISH YIDDISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARYNew York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1968. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. This is the relatively clean hardcover copy of the classic Yiddish-English dictionary. Dictionary is bi-directional, with 420 Yiddish to English pages and 370 English to Yiddish pages. Book is in very good condition, with the following exceptions: Yiddish side of dust jacket is badly torn and creased; English side ffep has gift inscription and some creasing at top corner where the inscription is; and there is a dark spot near the bottom of page 69 left by some organic material (piece of leaf or food) that bleeds through to a few pages. $30.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0119  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS OF THE WORLD, FIFTH EDITION. Washington: National Geographic Society, 1981, HC, no dj. Fifth edition, 1981. Very good condition, with no significant flaws; some scuffing to cloth at corners and edges.  383 pp.  $30.00.  Shipping - 5.00.

bk0652  Betteridge, Dr. Harold T.  THE NEW CASSELL'S GERMAN DICTIONARY. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1958. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / Very Good. An updated edition of the classic academic German-English/English-German dictionary, set in modern roman type, rather than the old German type. Contains appendices of abbreviations, place & personal names, irregular verbs, and additional entries (mostly modern, technical terms). Binding slightly loose, foxing on endpapers, otherwise very good.  630/619 pp. $10.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0440  Betteridge, Dr. Harold T.  THE NEW CASSELL'S GERMAN DICTIONARY. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1971. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. An updated edition of the classic academic German-English/English-German dictionary, set in modern roman type, rather than the old German type. Contains appendices of abbreviations, place & personal names, irregular verbs, and additional entries (mostly modern, technical terms). 646/632 pp. $12.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0204  THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ATLAS. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1980. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Fair. The Rand McNally New International Atlas is considered to be the finest atlas published in the U.S. It includes both extensive topographic information and political detail, such as boundaries down to the county/district/province level in most countries. This 1980 edition is in very good shape, but the dust jacket shows a great deal of wear, with several significant chips and tears (more than inch), and someone has underlined the copyright dates in ink. Dust jacket protected with Brodart cover. 320 pages of maps, with 232-page index/gazetteer.  $25.00.  Shipping - $6.00.

bk0120  Palmer, R. R., RAND MCNALLY ATLAS OF WORLD HISTORY, Rand McNally & Company, 1957 HC, dj, 216 pages. Very Good/No jacket. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0143  RAND MCNALLY NEW UNIVERSAL WORLD ATLAS, Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1994. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. This is a simplified version of Rand McNally's standard-bearer, the New International Atlas, prepared especially for Barnes & Noble. Most of the maps from the New International Atlas are included, but with less topographical detail for improved legibility. 216 pages, including index/gazetteer. Useful for determining political boundaries of subdivisions within a country, state or province. New - lists for $49.95.  $15.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0240  Akhmanova, O. S. RUSSIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Moscow: Russian Language Publishers, 1977. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. This is the classic Russian-English dictionary, originally prepared under the direction of A. I. Smirnitsky (who died in 1955). Contains approximately 50,000 entries. Eleventh edition. Condition basically very good, but both front and back hinges beginning to crack, and book printed on inexpensive paper.  $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0539  Akhmanova, O. S., et. al. RUSSIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARYNew York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1973. Seventh Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-525-09881-X. This is the ninth edition of the standard academic Russian to English dictionary written by native Russian speakers. This is Russian to English only, with English to Russian being published in a separate book. Approximately 50,000 words. 766 pages. If you need the best Russian-English dictionary around for translation, this is the one. Book & dust jacket are in very good condition, with the exception of a nearly 1-inch chip on the front bottom of the jacket. $18.00. Shipping - $4.50.

bk0445  Akhmanova, O. S. And Elizabeth A. M. Wilson.   RUSSIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY. Moscow: Russian Language Publishers, 1977. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Condensed edition of the standard Russian to English (only) dictionary. This pocket-book sized volume (4¼ by 6¾ inches) about 25,000 words, roughly one-half of its full-sized parent, with briefer translations and fewer examples and variants. Still a very useful book for anyone trying to translate Russian to English. 29th stereotyped edition, 520 pages. $12.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0467  Scharfstein, Zevi.  SHILO DICTIONARY ENGLISH-HEBREW HEBREW-ENGLISH. New York: Shilo Publishing House, 1957. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Small, compact (4½ x 6 inches) bi-directional Hebrew-English dictionary. Definitions are brief, not as many words covered as larger dictionaries (about 10,000 words Hebrew-English and 13,000 words English-Hebrew), but clear and easy-to-read. 272 pages English-Hebrew, 282 pages Hebrew-English. Scuffing and staining to cover (particularly on spine), but otherwise intact and in very good shape. $16.00.   Shipping - $3.00

bk0326  Brown, Archie, Editor.  THE SOVIET UNION, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990.  First American.  8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Hard Cover. New / New.  A guide to important personalities in the Soviet Union, from its past to just before its collapse. Includes 1,400 biographies covering such professions as art, architecture, design, ballet, engineering, law, the military, music, politicians, religion, scientists, social scientists, theater and film, and writers and journalists. New - list price $70.00.   $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0580  WEBSTER'S NEW GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARYSpringfield, Massachusetts: G. & C. Merriam Company, Publishers, 1972. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-87779-146-5. A good general gazetteer of the world. Not as detailed as the Lippincott or Columbia gazetteers, but a good general reference. 1,370 pages. $8.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0325  Morozov, Vladimir, Editor.  WHO'S WHO IN RUSSIA & THE CIS REPUBLICS. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1995.  First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.   Hard Cover.  New / New.  Compiled by V.I.P. Magazine, contains biographical entries on the most important men and women from the Commonwealth of Independent States, the remnant of the Soviet Union. Includes political leaders, military commanders, scientists, prominent religious figures, businessmen and women, artists and entertainers, educators, sports stars, journalists, etc. Entries include education, career, political affiliation, publications, hobbies, and in most cases, addresses and telephone numbers. New - list price $60.00.  $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0571  Harkavy, Alexander.  YIDDISH-ENGLISH-HEBREW DICTIONARYNew York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 1928. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Original second edition (not a reprint) of Harkavy's classic Yiddish-English-Hebrew dictionary. Organized by Yiddish word, it first gives the English equivalent(s), and then the Hebrew equivalent(s). 583 pages. Yiddish inscription dated 3-10-39 on ffep. Binding is a little loose, and someone has made a repair to back inside hinge, with new endpaper.  $35.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

 

Californiana & The West

bk0615  Bolton, Barbara A., project Director.  A. LEVY, A HISTORYVirginia Beach: The Donning Company Publishers, 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-89865-638-9. An interesting history of the Bank of A. Levy and its founding family. Founded by Abraham "Achille" Levy, a Jewish immigrant from Alsace, the Bank of A. Levy became a prominent financial institution in Port Hueneme and Ventura, California. 160 pp.  $10.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0565  Giffen, Guy J., With Foreward By Joseph A. Sullivan.  CALIFORNIA EXPEDITION: STEVENSON'S REGIMENT OF FIRST NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS. Oakland: Biobooks, 1951. First California Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. A history of a military force sent to California during the Mexican-American war, both as military support and to supply American settlers for the territory. Many of these men remained in California after they were mustered out of service, and did in fact become some of the earliest American settlers in California. The first part of the book presents the history of the company and its development, while the second part of the book lists the eventual fate of each member, as best could be determined. 109 pages.  In very good condition, with the exception of the back cover, which shows some significant white stains on the dark blue cloth.  $25.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0627  Nadeau, Remi.  CITY-MAKERS: THE STORY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S FIRST BOOM, 1868-76Corona Del Mar, CA: Trans-Anglo Books, 1965. Fourth Edition (Revised). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-87046-029-0. This is a revised and expanded edition of Remi Nadeau's classic "City Makers," providing a history of Southern California's first land book in the late 1860s and early 1870s. The book saw the transformation of the Los Angeles area from cow-pastures to budding metropolis, with dozens of new towns being formed during the period. The book was fueled by a number of factors: a drought that wiped out the cattle industry in the mid-1860s; the bankruptcy of the rancheros and sale of most of the ranchos; and the completion of the first railroad links to Los Angeles, first from the port of San Pedro, and later to the new trans-continental railroad. Contains a wonderful collection of historic photographs, significantly expanded from earlier editions. 168 pages; index; bibliography; and photographic endpapers. Book itself is in very good condition with no visible flaws. Dust jacket in Brodart cover is worn around the edges, with some small chips, tears and creases. $18.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0628  Wright, Judy.  CLAREMONT: A PICTORIAL HISTORYClaremont, CA: Claremont Historic Resources, 1999. Second Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-9675316-5-9. This is a meticulously detailed, wonderfully illustrated history of Claremont, a college town at the eastern end of Los Angeles County. Originally written primarily as an architectural survey of the town, the author expanded the first edition into a full town history with information from her years of writing a history column for the local newspaper. Almost every page is full of photographs, maps and documents. The book retains some of its original flavor as an architectural survey, with significant sections of each chapter devoted to photographs and capsule histories of specific buildings and homes. Each chapter also has sections with short biographies of leading figures in Claremont's past. A real pleasure to read and peruse. 544 pp., index, bibliography. In very good condition (near fine), with some minor soiling to the edges of the cover from shelfware, and one spot on the bottom edge (ink, pencil?). Binding strong, no flaws noted to interior of book.  $20.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0745  Rasmussen, Cecilia.  CURBSIDE L.A.: AN OFFBEAT GUIDE TO THE CITY OF ANGELS FROM THE PAGES OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMESLos Angeles: Los Angeles Times, 1996. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 1-883792-11-8. A topical photo history of historic sites in Los Angeles, taken from the writings of Cecilia Rasmussen, who wrote the columns "Curbside L.A." and "The City Then and Now" in the Los Angeles Times. Topical chapters include Tinseltown and Glitzburg; Ethnic, Eclectic and Eccentric; Who Needs Disneyland; and Calamities and Catastrophes. Each chapter contains a series of short descriptions of historical sites fitting the description (film studios, filming locations, etc., in the first chapter "Tinseltown and Glitzburg), along with maps and historical photos. 205 pages. Book block in very good shape, but the back cover has a severe crease and the front cover has some small gouges in the center. $4.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0516  Hancock, Ralph.  FABULOUS BOULEVARDNew York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1949. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A history of Los Angeles' most famous street, putting its development in the context of the city's overall historical development. Covers the boulevard from it's prehistoric days (the La Brea Tar Pits), through its use as an Indian trail, to its development as a major thoroughfare up to 1949, when the book was published. 322 pages. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0685  Nelson, Jim.  GLENWOOD SPRINGS: THE HISTORY OF A ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTOuray, CO: Western Reflections, Inc., 1999. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. As New / No Jacket. ISBN: 1-890437-39-5. A history of Glenwwod Springs, Colorado, covering not only the growth of the population in the area, but its geography and geology, as well. Includes original inhabitants (Utes), first contacts by the Fremont expedition, early white settlers, and the growth of the town into a resort. 250 pages, index, and bibliography, with b&w photos & illustrations. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0355  Richards, Elizabeth W.  Guideposts to History: Concerning Origins of Place and Street Names in San Bernardino County. San Bernardino: Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1966. Approximately 6 x 9 inches. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. A great little booklet, giving the histories of about 50 place and street names in San Bernardino County. Each name has a one-page history, with the facing page containing photos and other illustrations. 112 pages (unnumbered). Gift inscription on inside front cover. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0771  Kroeber, A. L.  HANDBOOK OF THE INDIANS OF CALIFORNIANew York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1976. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-486-23368-5. Unabridged reproduction of Bulletin 78 of the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution (1925). This early 20th century report provides some basic facts on each of the Indian tribes in California, including their origins, languages, arts & culture, etc. Color map on inside rear cover shows language groups of the tribes, while a color map on the inside front cover shows the individual tribes within those language groups. 995 pages, including bibliography, indexes and appendices. Black & white drawings and photographs throughout.  $15.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0311  Young, John P.  JOURNALISM IN CALIFORNIA, AND PACIFIC COAST AND EXPOSITION BIOGRAPHIES. San Francisco: Chronicle Publishing Company, 1915. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Good / No Jacket. Written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, which took place in San Francisco. Includes a history of journalism in the San Francisco Bay area (not the entire state, as the title implies), along with some of the associated local history, all presented in a rough timeline fashion. The last section is a "who's who" of prominent men in the state at that time, with full-page biographies. Most of these include dates and places of birth, marriage and death, as well as names of children. 362 pages. Text and binding in good condition, but the cloth cover material has numerous discolored spots, which may be due to excessive wear or some other cause. Marbleized, reinforced endpapers.  $40.00.   Shipping - $4.00.

bk0682  1952 KYNEWISBOK.  Denver: All-University Student Association, University of Denver, 1952. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. School yearbook for the University of Denver (Colorado), 1952. Includes class portraits for freshman through seniors, photos of school activities & groups, amd a list of senior activies. No signatures; name and address of previous owner (Elizabeth Lippert) written on title page. $8.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0683  1953 KYNEWISBOKDenver: All-University Student Association, University of Denver, 1953. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. School yearbook for the University of Denver (Colorado), 1953. Includes class portraits for freshman through seniors, photos of school activities & groups, amd a list of senior activies. No signatures. $8.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0592  Hill, Laurence L.  LA REINA, LOS ANGELES IN THREE CENTURIES Los Angeles: Security Trust & Savings Bank, 1929. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Original Wraps. Good / No Jacket. A wonderful history of the City of Los Angeles, published by Security Trust & Savings Bank in 1929, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the bank. Contains many rare historical photos. 208 pages, richly illustrated with b&w photos. This paperback cover of this book was larger than the book block, and so the edges of the cover are usually severely damaged. The edges of this copy no exception, being bound all around and creased multiple times at the corners. The cover was previously separated and then reglued to the book block. Despite the poor condition of the cover, the pages themselves are in very good condition.  $8.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0357  DeAtley, Richard.  Long Beach: The Golden Shore, A History of the City and the PortHouston: Pioneer Publications, Inc., 1988. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Published for Long Beach's centennial celebration in 1988, this volume combines an excellent local history of Long Beach with some old-fashioned boosterism. The first section is a detailed history of the city's history, from Indian villages through Spanish settlement, to the ranchos and the founding of the city in the late 1880s, all the way up to the late 1980s. After this are profiles of many of the city's major companies, tourist attractions and prominent individuals in the 1980s. Richly illustrated with both black & white and color photos, maps, drawings, etc. 216 pages. $25.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0642  Lord, Rosemary.  LOS ANGELES THEN & NOWSan Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2002. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 1571457941. A typical "then and now" book, with b&w historical photos of places around Los Angeles coupled with a modern color photograph of the same place on the facing page. About 70 locations, including several where the original structure is now gone. Slight discoloration pattern across lower part of front endpapers, as if some water had been dripped there. Pages are still flat, though, so the only problem is the slight discoloration. 144 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0619  Lavender, David.  Los Angeles Two HundredTulsa: Continental Heritage Press, 1980. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: -0932986-08-0. A commemorative volume celebrating Los Angeles City's 200th anniversary. A large, richly-illustrated coffee-table style book, approximately 9 x 12 inches. Part of the "American Portrait Series" published by Continental Heritage Press. Includes short chapters on various aspects of Los Angeles history, with numerous illustrations on every page, including maps, drawings, and black & white photos (with some color photos). The book itself is in very good condition, with the exception of some smudging or soiling on the first few pages. The cover is worn, rated good only, with numerous small chips and tears. $15.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0698  Sullivan, Joan.  LOS OSOS VALLEY (LA CAÑADA DE LOS OSOS). 1995. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author. Very Good / No Jacket. A collection of articles about Los Osos Valley (in San Luis Obispo County), written for the newspaper "The Bay News" between 1989 and 1993 by Joan Sullivan. $5.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0021  Moore, John M., MOORE'S WHO IS WHO IN CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles: John M. Moore, 1958.  Hardcover, no dj, 829 pages. VG.  $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0699  Thompson, David.  Nevada: A History of ChangesReno: Grace Dangberg Foundation, Inc., 1986. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-913205-09-5. An interesting history of Nevada, part of the Dangberg Historical Series. Has chapters on The Indians; Transportation; Mining; Ranching; Government; and Gaming. Black & white photos, drawing & maps throughout. 232 pp., index. Title page has clipped corner, gift inscription. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0538  Walker, Doris I.  ORANGE COUNTY THEN AND NOW. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2006. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 978-1-59223-599. A typical "then and now" book, with black & white photographs of historical Orange County landmarks published opposite modern color photos of the same site. 69 pairs of glossy photos with brief explanatory texts. 144 pages, oblong format. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0616  Moore, Frank E.  REDLANDS -- OUR TOWNillustrated by Jeff Owens. Redlands: Moore Historical Foundation, 1987. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-914167-04-9. A different kind of local history, containing brief articles about Redlands told in a very conversational and informal manner. The author was a Redlands native and a third-generation owner and publisher of the Redlands Daily Facts, the daily newspaper. 245 pp. Book is in very good condition, but dust jacket has a 1½ closed tear at the bottom of the front cover and rubbing around the edges. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0706  Pittman, Ruth.  ROADSIDE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIAMissoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1995. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-87842-318-4. Second printing (July 1996) of an interesting history of Caifornia historical sites. Reviews historical sites in the state by following the freeway system, with 12 chapters for different regions of the state. Well illustrated with b&w photos; bibliography & index. 415 pp. Slight curling to the covers. $5.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0775  Wanamaker, Marc.  SAN FERNANDO VALLEYCharleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2011. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-7385-7157-1. One of the "Images of America" series of photographic histories, this is a brief but lavishly illustrated photo history of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, California. Reviews the ownership and development of San Fernando Valley lands from the Mission period to the present. 127 pages, with over 200 black & white photos. $14.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0563  Tompkins, Walker A.  SANTA BARBARA'S ROYAL RANCHOBerkeley: Howell-North Books, 1960. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A very "folksy" history of Rancho Los Dos Pueblos, an area north of Santa Barbara, California, on which now stands the town of Goleta, the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Airport. The story of this rancho is told, from its beginnings as twin Indian villages, through its settlement by Spanish missionaries, its longtime ownership by the family of Nicholas Den, and the later development of oil fields. Book itself in vg condition (a couple of smudges or stains of unidentified origin on cloth), but dj has a lot of small chips around top edge. 282 pages, illustrated with photos and maps. $18.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0770  Dakin, Susanna Bryant.  A SCOTCH PAISANO IN OLD LOS ANGELESBerkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1939. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-520-03717-0. Well documented and sourced biography of Hugo Reid, one of the early non-latino settlers in Los Angeles County. Based largely on his letters, comtemporary accounts, and memoirs and reminiscences of the epriod. Reid became one of the most influential men of his day. 312 pages, index. Some stains to the outer page edges and rear cover, otherwise very good. $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk09727  Sale, Roger. SEATTLE: PAST TO PRESENT. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1976. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-295-95521-X. A typical academic history of the city of Seattle, Washington, written by an English professor at the University of Washington. Chapters include: Grey and Green; The Founding; Premier City of the Northwest, 1890-1910; The First Climax; Seattle Between the Wars; The Boeing Years; and the New City. 273 pages, with index, source notes and bibliography (combined with the notes for each chapter). $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0714  Buffum, E. Gould.  SIX MONTHS IN THE GOLD MINESThe Ward Ritchie Press, 1959. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Part of a journal by journalist E. Gould Buffum, who came to California during the Mexican-American War (1946) as part of the First New York Regiment, and like many men, stayed after the war. As a journalist in California when gold was discovered, he was in place to do a full description of the gold rush. This book - originally published in 1850 - covers his six months of prospecting with a group of other men in late 1848 and early 1849. 145 pages, with the author's original introduction and a prefact to this edition by John W. Caughey. Shipping - $3.50. $12.00

bk0593  Malamut, Joseph L., Ed.  SOUTHWEST JEWRY VOLUME III. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Jewish Institutions and Their Leaders, 1957. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. The third volume of a local Jewish history and directory, the first two volumes being published in 1926 and 1927. Contains a series of articles about Jewish institutions in Southern California, prominent Jewish leaders, and a large "who's who" section. Has gift inscription from author on title page. Very good condition, but title page to p. 140, and pp. 145-192 badly age-toned; pp. 141-145 and 193-224, printed on different paper stock, are still fresh and clear. 224 pages. 6½ x 10 inches. $50.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0610  Dinkelspiel, Frances.  TOWERS OF GOLD: HOW ONE JEWISH IMMIGRANT NAMED ISAIAS HELLMAN CREATED CALIFORNIA. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-312-35526-2. A biography of Isaias Hellman, one of the early Jewish businessmen in Los Angeles. He founded the Farmers & Merchants Bank; later helped transform Wells Fargo into the West's biggest financial institution; and was involved in building trolley lines, oil businesses, and developing Southern California land. He helped found USC and was a UC Regent. Written by his great-great-granddaughter, it is not only a biography, but also a history of the region he helped develop. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0344  UPLAND YESTERDAY. Pomona: Pomona First Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1975.  4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.  Hard Cover.  Very Good/No Jacket.  A pictorial history of Upland, California, located in San Bernardino County. Reviews the community's history through photos accompanied by short text segments. Nicely put together, with great historical photos printed on heavy parchment-like paper. Cover was produced with an actual photograph glued to the cloth. In very good condition, almost as new, except for minor soiling to a couple of spots on the cover, and some minor scratches and indentations on the cover photograph. 53 pages.  $18.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0041  Armstrong, Dr. Alice Catt, WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA, GOLDEN STATE EDITION, 1971-1972, Los Angeles: Who's Who Enterprises and Who's Who Historical Society Hardcover, no dj, ex-library, 530 pages, good - small chips on spine, crack between front cover/spine. Eighth edition of illustrated biographies of California leaders. $10.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0042  Vitale, Sarah, ed., WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA, THIRTEENTH EDITION, 1981-1982, San Clemente: Who's Who Historical Society, 1981.  HC, no dj, 606 pp., condition - fine. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

 

Cookbooks

bk0478  Friedland, Susan R.  SHABBAT SHALOM: RECIPES AND MENUS FOR THE SABBATH. Boston, New York & London: Little, Brown and Company, 1999. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Remainder. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-316-29065-3. One of several popular cookbooks by this author. 290 pages. Remainder mark on bottom. $10.00.   Shipping - $2.50.

bk0479  Rubin, Doralee Patinkin. GRANDMA DORALEE PATINKIN'S HOLIDAY COOKBOOK. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Remainder. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-312-24196-8. One of several popular cookbooks by the grandmother of actor Mandy Patinkin. 200 pages. No remainder mark. $10.00.   Shipping - $2.50.

bk0473  Edlin, Rosabelle and Shushannah Spector. ADVENTURES IN JEWISH COOKING. New York: Galahad Books, 1964. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-88365-023-1. Reprint of the popular Jewish cookbook "My Jewish Kitchen." Has sections for different types of food, as well as different holidays. Printed on inexpensive, low-quality paper showing significant age-toning. 480 pages. $10.00.   Shipping - $2.50.

 

General Genealogy

bk0687  Grenham, John.  CLANS AND FAMILIES OF IRELAND: THE HERITAGE AND HERALDRY OF IRISH CLANS AND FAMILIESEdison, NJ: The Wellfleet Press, 1993. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 1-55521-887-3. A richly illustrated history of the different peoples who settled Ireland, along with a description of the heraldry of the Island's clans and families. Color photos, charts and illustrations. 188 pages, with index. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0694  Wagner, Edith.  THE FAMILY REUNION SOURCEBOOKLos Angeles: Lowell House, 1999. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-7373-0100-7. A guide to organizing a family reunion, with tips on who to invite, where to hold the reunion, activities to consider, promoting the event, food recipes, etc. Library discard from LAPL system, with library stickers and stamps $5.00.  Shipping:  $3.50.

bk0507  Guzik, Estelle M.  GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES IN THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREANew York: Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., 1989. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-9621863-0-9. A thorough guide to genealogical resources in New York, prepared by the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York. Divided by borough, covers both public and private repositories, including city, county and state agencies and libraries. While relevant for any type of genealogical research, contains specifically Jewish resources, as well. Also has section on nearby resources in other New York and New Jersey counties. $25.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0596  Guzik, Estelle M.  GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES IN NEW YORK. New York: Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc., 2003. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-9621863-1-7. A thorough guide to genealogical resources in New York, prepared by the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York. Divided by borough, covers both public and private repositories, including city, county and state agencies and libraries. While relevant for any type of genealogical research, contains specifically Jewish resources, as well. Also has section on state capital in Albany. New, still in shrink-wrap. $25.00. Shipping - $4.50.

bk0688  GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Washington, DC: United States National Archives and Records Service, 1982. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-911333-00-2. A guide to genealogical resources in the National Archives, with sections on population and immigration, military records, records relating to particular groups, and other useful records. 304 pages, with index. While this is the first publication under this title, this is a revision of an earlier 1964 paperback book on the same subject. This edition was superceded by a 1998 edition, and then by information on the internet, but still provides useful descriptions of records that have been part of the National Archives for decades. Dust jacket has numerous chips and tears around the top and bottom edges, otherwise both book and jacket in very good condition. $6.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0693  Allen, James B., Jessie L. Embry, Kahlile B. Mehr.  HEARTS TURNED TO THE FATHERS: A HISTORY OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF UTAH 1894-1994 Provo, UT: BYU Studies, 1995. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-8425-2327-8. A centennial history of the Genealogical Society of Utah, better known today as the Family History Department of the Mormon Church. Reviews the creation of the department over a century ago; the growth of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City; the creation and growth of the microfilming program from the late 1930s to the present; the growth of the Family History Centers from the 1960s to the present; changes in church policy related to posthumous baptisms; efforts to create greater interest and participation in genealogical research among Mormons; and the growth of automated systems for Temple work and genealogical research.. Written by Mormons and clearly for Mormons, the book is still of general interest to anyone with an interest in the growth of the FHL. 392 pages, index, extensive bibliography, and appendices with a timeline and a list of microfilming projects. $8.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0769  Cerasini, Marc.  HEROES: U.S. MARINE CORPS MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERSNew York: Berkley Books, 2002. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-425-18159-6. Brief summaries of the actions of marines awarded the Medal of Honor, with some background on the battles in which they fought. Arranged chronologically through the different was in American history. B&W photos for most of the later honorees. 374 pages. $7.50.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0332  Howell, Barbara Thompson.   HOW TO TRACE YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROOTS. Citadel Press, 1999.  8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Trade Paperback.  New / No Jacket.  A basic guide to African-American genealogy, aimed at the novice genealogist. Covers basic genealogical resources, oral history, & genealogical record keeping, focusing on the sources that would be of most use to African-Americans. Remainder stripe on bottom edge. New - list price $12.95. $7.50.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0741  Madsen, Susan Arrington.  I WALKED TO ZION: TRUE STORIES OF YOUNG PINEERS ON THE MORMON TRAIL Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1994. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-87579-848-9. The accounts of thirty young pioneers on the Mormon trail, all but one told in their own words. 182 pages, index. $6.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0776  ILLUSTRATED CATALOG OF CIVIL WAR MILITARY GOODS. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1985. Reprint edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-486-24939-5. A reprint of the 1864 catalog originally printed by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, containing illustrations of Union army uniforms, rank insignia, weapons and other goods. A great resource for identifying Civil War memorabilia. 150 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0661  Spence, Linda.  LEGACY: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO WRITING PERSONAL HISTORY. Athens, Ohio: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 1997. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. As New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-8040-1003-X. A brief guide to writing personal history, with lists of questions to consider when writing your own history, or when interviewing someone else about theirs. $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0330  Holton, Graham S. & Jack Winch.  MY AIN FOLK, AN EASY GUIDE TO SCOTTISH FAMILY HISTORY. East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press, 1997. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.   Trade Paperback.  New / No Jacket.  A simple beginner's guide to Scottish family history. Covers birth, marriage and death records; censuses; valuation rolls (property records); electoral registers; directories; old parish registers; and a variety of other public and private sources. Main sections divided into post-1841 and pre-1841 registers (the date of the earliest useful census). New - list price originally £5.99 in Great Britain.  $7.50.  Shipping - $2.50

bk0704  THE NATIONAL CYCLOPAEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, Volume XXVIII. New York: James T. White & Company, 1940. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. A very clean, crisp copy of Volume 28 (XXVIII) of The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, a multi-volume collection of biographical articles about prominent Americans published over several decades. Most biographies illustrated with B&W photo or portrait. 471 pages with index to this volume. Only flaws are slight soiling to outside page edges from shelfwear, and slight rubbing and fading to spine, as expected in a 75-year-old book. Extremely heavy. $10.00.  Shipping - $7.50.

bk0773  Rowley, Trevor.  THE NORMAN HERITAGE 1066-1200London, Bonston, Melbourne and Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7100-9413-2. A carefully researched and illustrated account of the impact of the Norman conquest on British society, especially the built environment. 210 pages, with a glaring error on the title page where the dates are listed as "1055-1200."  $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0774  Reische, Diana.  OF COLONISTS AND COMMUTERS: A HISTORY OF SCARSDALEScarsdale, New York: The Junior League of Scarsdale, 1976. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A very readable local history of Scarsdale, New York, from its early years as a Dutch trading post, through it development as a suburb of New York and through the 20th century. Well illustrated with photographs, maps and drawings. 156 pages, plus bibliography, index, picture credits and a "Did you know that..." section with Scarsdale facts at the back. $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0712  Lancaster, Clay.  OLD BROOKLYN HIEGHTS: NEW YORK'S FIRST SUBURB New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1979. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-486-23872-5. Subtitled "Including Detailed Analyses of 619 Century-old Houses," this is an architectural study of an old Brooklyn neighborhood that was once a leading private residential district, but was later home to many immigrant groups. First reviews several architectural styles and the years in which they were common, and then proceeds to describe individual houses within the blocks of Brooklyn Heights. 88 b&w illustrations, with glossary, index & map. xxxii (forward), 223 pages. Mostly in very good condition (almost like new), except for blue-pen underlining on first 3 pages of forward. $10.00.  Shipping: $3.50.

bk0681  Wolf, Edwin 2nd.  PHILADELPHIA: PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN CITY.  Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1975. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-8117-1231-1. A popular history of Philadelphia, heavily illustrated, written for the American Bicentennial. Covers the history of the city in twleve chapters covering different time periods, from 1609 all the way up to 1976. 351 pages, with index. Both b&w & color illustrations and photos. $10.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0117  Moffat, Riley, POPULATION HISTORY OF EASTERN U.S. CITIES AND TOWNS, 1790-1870, Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1992.  New, hc, no dj, 227 pages, 8½ x 11 inches. Published at $45.00. $18.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0656  Haley, Alex.  ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-365-03787-2. Alex Haley's saga of his quest to discover his African-American roots captivated the country and started the genealogy craze.  His story involves an extensive oral history passed down in his family about his slave ancestors, followed up by historical and genealogical research in American records.  His quest culminated in a trip to Africa to visit the area where linguists told him his family was likely to have originated (based on the African words passed down in the oral history), where he discovered a "griot" (tribal shaman and historian) whose story matched the story of his own slave ancestor, who said he had been captured while out chopping wood for a fire.  $7.50.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk9716  Ferris, Robert G. and Richard E. Morris.  THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCEArlington, Virginia: Interpretive Publications, Inc., 1982. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-936478-07-1. A brief review of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, prepared by staff of the National Park Service, genealogical relevant for the brief biographical sketches of all of the signers which make up most of the book. 172 pages, well-illustrated with portraits. Very good condition, except for price-sticker residue on front cover. $5.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0441  Szucs, Loretto Dennis & Sandra Hargreaves Luebking.  THE SOURCE: A GUIDEBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997. Revised Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-916489-67-1. This is the revised edition of the classic reference work on American genealogical resources. With 20 chapters and six appendices, covers virtually all aspects of American genealogy, from the basic resources to specialized ethnic research. This is one of the primary that should be part of any serious genealogist's library. 834 pp. In nearly new condition, except for crease to front inside flap of dust jacket. $30.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0713  Barry, Jay and Martha Mitchell.  A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES: A WARM AND RICHLY PICTORIAL HISTORY OF BROWN UNIVERSITY 1764-1985Providence, RI: Brown Alumni Monthly, 1985. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: LOC 85-72906. A richly illustrated history of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1764 as the colonies' 7th-oldest instution of higher learning. Hundreds of b&w & sepia illustrations throughout, with many mini-biographies of administrators, faculty and alumni, along with a mini-genealogy of the Brown family after whom the university is named. Maroon cloth cover with gold lettering & dust jacket. In very good condition with the following exceptions: significant wear around the edges of dust jacket, and last 40 pages or so of book suffered water damage along bottom edge which caused the pages to stick together. Separation of the pages has led to some transfer of material along bottom 1/4 inch of pages in spots. 319 pages, index (which includes names in photo captions, etc.). $15.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

 

Immigration Research

bk0498  Flayhart, William Henry, III.  THE AMERICAN LINE 1871-1902. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 0-393-04710-5. Beautifully illustrated history of the American line and its associated lines, along with its successor company, the International Mercantile Marine (IMM). Contains hundreds of ship illustrations, many in color. 404 pages. $20.00.   Shipping - $4.50.

bk0692  Alexander, June Granatir.  DAILY LIFE IN IMMIGRANT AMERICA. 1870-1920.  Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2009. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: . A social history of the second great wave of immigrants to the U.S. Chapters include "Immigration 1870-1920: A Historical Overview;" "Life on the Land: Immigrants in the American West;" "Life on the Job: Immigrants in the Industrial Workplace;" "Life in Urban America: Migrants and Immigrant Families;" "Life in Ethnic Communities: Immigrant Institutions and Businesses;" "Life in a Hostile World: Immigrants in World War I America." Includes index, bibliography, glossary and chronology; 332 pages. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0604  Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. THE FAMILY TREE GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR ELLIS ISLAND ANCESTORS. Cincinnati: Family Tree Books, 2005. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. ISBN: 10558770-694-1. List - $19.95. An introductory guide to using New York passenger lists in all of their forms: microfilmed, published extracts, and online copies. 160 pages, 8½ x 11 inches. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0353  Miller, William H. Jr.  THE FIRST GREAT OCEAN LINERS IN PHOTOGRAPHS: 193 VIEWS, 1897-1927. Mineaola: Dover Publications, Inc., 1984.  4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.   Trade Paperback.  New / No jacket.  A terrific photographic history of the peak era of immigration to the United States. Includes photographic views of 101 ships, including the early superliners and some of the smaller, less glamorous liners. Views include typical side exterior shots, photos taken during construction and in dry dock, interiors, and on-deck scenes. Accompanying text describes history of the illustrated ships and their shipping lines. 147 pages. Introduction is by Arnold Kludas, himself author of one of the best known works on passenger ships. Illustrated ships are: Agamemnon, Albert Ballin, Albertic, Algonquin, America, Amerika, Anchises, Andalucia Star, Andania, Angers, Aorangi, Aquitania, Asturias, Balmoral Castle, Baltic, Belgenland, Berengia, Bergensfjord, Bermuda, Bismarck, Britannic, Burdigala, Campania, Cap Arcona, Cap Polonia, Carinthia, Carmania, Carnarvon Castle, Caronia, Cartago, Celtic, City of Simla, Cleveland, Colombo, Columbus, Conte Biancamano, Deutschland (1900), Deutschland (1924), Drottningholm, Empress of Australia, Empress of India, Empress of Ireland, Empress of Russia, Espagne, France, Frederik VIII, George Washington, Gripsholm, Hamburg, Homeric, Imperator, Indrapoera, Ivernia, Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Kenilworth Castle, König Albert, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, La Provence, Laconia, Lafayette, Lapland, Leviathan, Lusitania, Majestic, Mataroa, Mauretania, Montcalm, New York, Niagara, Nieuw Amsterdam, Oceanic, Olympic, Ormonde, Otranto, Paris, Patricia, President Lincoln, Prinzessin Victoria Luise, Ranpura, Reliance, Republic, Rochambeau, Roma, St. Louis, Saturnia, Shawnee, Stockholm, Tairea, Titanic, Transylvania, Usaramo, Vaterland, Veendam, Victoria Louise, Virginian, Volendam, Vulcania and Windsor Castle.  $14.95.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0605  Conway, Lorie.  FORGOTTEN ELLIS ISLAND: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF AMERICA'S IMMIGRANT HOSPITAL. New York: Collins, 2007. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 0-06-124196-2. List price - $26.95.  The story of the massive and modern hospital complex built at Ellis Island, consisting of twenty-two state of the art buildings on two islands in New York harbor. Illustrates the plight of immigrants treated or detained at the hospital with hundreds of historical photographs, documents, and oral history of immigrants, doctors, nurses, politicians and others. 194 pages. $16.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0352  Kludas, Arnold.  GREAT PASSENGER SHIPS OF THE WORLD, VOLUME 1 1858-1912. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1975.  8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Hard Cover.  Fine / Fine.  Translated from the German original by Charles Hodges. Volume 1 of a five-volume compilation about Atlantic steamships over 10,000 tons. Each entry contains a description of the ship (builders, size, propulsion, capacity, etc.), a short chronology & history, including any name changes, and photographs. The five-volume set is considered a classic in the field, and unlike many other encyclopedic compilations, this set contains photos of each ship covered. Covers only ships larger than 10,000 tons, and therefore omits many of the smaller immigrant ships of the earlier years. From 1897 forward, however, almost all ships being built for transatlantic passenger voyages were of this size or larger, and so will be included in the book. 216 pages. Compare prices at ABE; usually sells for $30-$50.  $25.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0623  Brownstone, David M., Irene M. Franck, and Douglass Brownstone.  ISLAND OF HOPE, ISLAND OF TEARS. New York: MetroBooks, 2002. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 1-58663-578-6. A reprint edition, this classic work on Ellis Island was originally published in 1979. It contains excerpts from oral histories of several dozen people who either came through Ellis Island as an immigrant, or worked there in various capacities. People from various nationalities and ethnicities are represented. 307 pp., index. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0474  Drechsel, Edwin.  NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD BREMEN 1857-1970: HISTORY - FLEET - SHIP MAILS, Volume 1. Vancouver, BC: Cordillera Publishing Company, 1994. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 1-895590-08-6. This is the first of a two-volume history of the North German Lloyd shipping line, covering the company through WWI. Contains drawings, photos and statistical information about every ship owned by the line from 1857 through about the end of WWI. Also includes documents about the company's history, sample tickets, programs, maps, etc. This is the most detailed and in-depth history of this shipping line and its ships available. All photos and illustrations in black & white. 472 pages. $35.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0499  Hansen, Clas Broder.  PASSENGER LINERS FROM GERMANY 1816-1990. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1991. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-88740-325-5. This is a beautifully produced book about the history of German passenger ships, printed on heavy, glossy paper stock and filled with hundreds of ship photos, drawings and paintings, some in color. Translated from the original German edition published in 1990. Covers not only ships sailing the Atlantic, but also ships on European and Asian routes. 191 pages. $35.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0239  Cairis, Nicholas T.  PASSENGER LINERS OF THE WORLD SINCE 1893. New York: Bonanza Books, 1979. Revised Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Descriptions and 200 photos of passenger liners since 1893. Descriptions include the name of builder, date of completion, dimensions, weight, engine type, decks & passenger accommodations, speeds, maiden voyage, bulkheads and screws. Book is oblong (8¼ x 10¾ inches) and underlying condition is VG/VG, with following exceptions: pages to page 16 creased in lower right corner from previous fold; 2 inch tear on back of dust cover, repaired with archival tape on inside.  $15.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0489  Smith, Eugene W.  PASSENGER SHIPS OF THE WORLD PAST AND PRESENT. Boston: George H. Dean Company, 1978. Second Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / No Jacket. One of the most complete reference works listing information about passenger ships that brought our ancestors to America. Includes the contents of two earlier books, Trans-Atlantic Passenger Ships, Past and Present, and Trans-Pacific Passenger Ships, plus additional information. Includes alphabetical listings for each ship, giving the date launched, shipping line, builder and shipyard, size & dimensions, speed, masts & funnels, years and routes of service, names of sister ships, year scrapped or sunk. Other sections include fleet lists and 182 pages of ship photos. Second edition (this) much more rare than 1963 first edition. 1097 pp. $35.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0354  Braynard, Frank O. and William H. Miller, Jr.  PICTURE HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE 1840-1990. Mineaola: Dover Publications, Inc., 1991.  4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.  Trade Paperback.  New / No Jacket.  On of several photographic histories of the passenger ship industry authored or co-authored by William H. Miller, Jr., this book reviews the history of England's Cunard Line. Contains photographs of many of the lines major ships, with views from at sea, in port, on deck, under construction, exteriors and interiors, etc. 144 pages with 188 illustrations. Ships illustrated include: Adriatic, Alaunia, Albania, America (1848), America (1940), Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Aurania, Berengaria, Borinquen, Britannia, Britannic, Caledonia, California, Campania, Canberra, Carinthia (1925), Carinthia (1956), Carmania (1905), Carmania (1954), Caronia (1905), Caronia (1948), Carpathia, Champlain, Constitution, Cunard Adventurer, Cunard Countess, De Grasse, Etruria, Europa, France, Franconia (1923), Franconia (1955), Georgic, Hibernia, Homeric, Independence, Ivernia, Laconia, Lancastria, Liberte, Lucania, Lusitania, Majestic, Mauretania (1907), Mauretania (1939), Media, Michelangelo, Normandie, Olympic, Persia, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary, Rex, Russia, Sagafjord, Samaria, Saturnia, Saxonia (1900), Saxonia (1955), Scythia, Sea Goddess I, Sea Goddess II, Servia, Stirling Castle, Sylvania, Transylvania, United States, Vulcania, Washington.  $14.95.  Shipping - $3.00.

 

Jewish Genealogy

bk0696  Wyman, David S.  THE ABANDONMENT OF THE JEWS: AMERICA AND THE HOLOCAUST 1941-1945New York: Pantheon Books, 1984. First Paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-394-74077-7. Examines America's efforts (or lack thereof) to help the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust. $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0396  Knaphais, Moises & Wolf Bresler.  ALBUM DE ORO JUDEO-ARGENTINO. Buenos Aires: 1973. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. As New / No Jacket. Yiddish Title "Goldener Bukh fun Yidishn Argentine." This interesting volume is a collection of articles, mostly in Yiddish with a few in Spanish, about the Jews of Argentina. Apparently published to commemorate the 100th year of Jewish settlement in Argentina. Similar in format to a yizkor (memorial) book, it focuses mostly on Jewish life in Argentina in the 20th century. Most of the articles are biographical, but a few are about companies or Jewish institutions. Includes a name index, and is richly illustrated with (roughly screened) black & white photos. 345 numbered pages (about 36 in Spanish, the rest in Yiddish), 9 x 12 inches, red padded cloth cover, white ribbon bookmark sewn in. Either an unused new copy, or a reprint. $30.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0446  Laskier, Michael M.  THE ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF MOROCCO 1862-1962. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-87395-655-9. Interesting historical study of the role of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in the Jewish communities of Morocco. Reviews how the Alliance established itself in Moroccan Jewish communities, and how its activities helped the Jews there. Academic study illustrated with many tables, some photos, and detailed notes after each chapter. 372 pages, including index. In basically very good condition, with some bumps and minor tears (1/4 inch of less) around the edge. Slight bend -- not quite a crease -- to upper right corner of front cover. $16.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0640  Evans, Eli N., John L. Loeb, Jr., Kathy L. Plotkin, Margaret Loeb Kempner, Judith E. Endelman.  An American Experience: Adeline Moses Loeb (1876-1953) and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors. New York: Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, 2009. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / Very Good. This is a glossy, well-prepared family history of Adeline Moses Loeb, listing both her descendants and ancestors. She was descended from some of New York's prominent Jewish families. Part One includes a biography of Adeline Moses Loeb and Carl M. Loeb, along with a memoir by one of their daughters; Part 2 is a brief review of some of the accomplishments of the Loeb descendants by Ambassador John l. Loeb, Jr.; and part 3 consists of eleven chapters of genealogy of the Loeb and Moses ancestors prepared by genealogist Judith Endelman. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and genealogical charts, including a large fold-out chart in a pocket attached to the back cover. Basically in new condition, with a few small nicks and dings along the edges, mostly due to shelf wear. $20.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0590  Wolf, Simon.  THE AMERICAN JEW AS PATRIOT, SOLDIER AND CITIZEN. Cranbury, NJ: The Scholar's Bookshelf, 2006. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. As New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-945726-57-0. A reprint of the 1941 edition of a work originally published in 1895, now out of print. (This is one of several reprintings by different companies.) The work was an attempt to document Jews who served in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, although it is admittedly incomplete. Contains some lists of Jewish soldiers and sailors from earlier wars, and then a very thorough state by state roster of Jews serving in the Civil War. Also includes some biographical entries, historical snippets, and chapters about Jews in military service in other locations. The author was a personal acquaintance of Ulysses S. Grant, and wrote the book as an extended response to some published comments by a Civil War veteran that neither he nor anyone he had ever known had met a Jew who had served in the Civil War. 576 pp. $25.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0632  Schoener, Allon.  THE AMERICAN JEWISH ALBUM 1654 TO THE PRESENTNew York: Rizzoli International Publicatins, Inc., 1983. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-8478-0500-X. A very unusual book, written by an art historian and published by an art & architecture publisher. The book is sort of a photo album/scrapbook, but for the Jews in America as a whole, rather than for a particular family. Divided into chapters for five chronological periods, each chapter illustrates the themes of that period with a collection of photographs, documents, paintings and drawings, and brief text summarizing the period. For example, in the first chapter, "A Few Among the First Settlers 1654-1819," some of the items include Peter Stuyvesant's letter to his employers in Amsterdam complaining about the recently arrived Jewish settlers; numerous paintings and etchings of early New York, Savannah, Newport and other early Jewish communities; paintings of prominent Jews of the period; a tombstone rubbing of the grave of Rebecca Polock of Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1764); a page from the circumcision book of Barnard Itzhak Jacobs (ca. 1765); a copy of the second oldest ketubah produced in the United States (Solomon Myers-Cohen and Belah Simon, 10 Feb 1779); a photograph of the family genealogy of Samuel Beals and Rebekah Wilkerson; a page from a Philadelphia newspaper with advertisements from several Jewish merchants; and countless other fascinating items. Each chapter is richly and lavishly illustrated with equally interesting documents and illustrations. Oversized (13 inches). 342 pages, index & bibliography. Dust jacket in Brodart cover. In very good condition, although spine is slightly cocked.  $18.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

AMERICAN JEWISH ARCHIVESJournal of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati.   This journal contains historical and genealogical articles about American Jewry.   All available issues are $1.00, with $2.00 shipping.  Full Listing of Available Issues.  

bk0151  Fine, Morris, and Milton Himmelfarb, editors, AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1972, VOLUME 73, Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1972.  HC, no dj, 5½ x 8 inches, 754 pages. Corners bumped and cloth torn; minor tears at edge of spine; Good.  Regular features such as world Jewish population, U.S. necrology, American Jewish Organizations, Jewish periodicals, and national and international summary of events.  Special article "The Legal Status of the American Jewish Community." $5.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0034  Fine, Morris and Milton Himmelfarb, AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1974-75, VOLUME 75, American Jewish Committee and Jewish Publication Society HC, no dj, 724 pp. VG.  Regular features such as world Jewish population, U.S. necrology, American Jewish Organizations, Jewish periodicals, and national and international summary of events.  Special articles "Library Resources for Jewish Studies in the United States" and "Horace Mayer Kallen:  Philosopher of the Hebraic-American Idea."   Other articles include "The Jewish High School in 1972-73:  Status and Trends."  $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0036  Fine, Morris and Milton Himmelfarb, AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1977, VOLUME 77, New York & Philadelphia: American Jewish Committee and Jewish Publication Society HC, no dj, 676 pp., VG.  Regular features such as world Jewish population, U.S. necrology, American Jewish Organizations, Jewish periodicals, and national and international summary of events.  Special article "'Who Hast Not Made Me a Man':  The Movement for Equal Rights for Women in American Jewry."  Other articles include "Soviet Jews in the United States:  A Profile" and "Jewish Scholarship in the United States:  Selections from the Literature, 1973-1975."  $6.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0009  Himmelfarb, Milton & David Singer, eds., AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1981, VOLUME 81, New York and Philadelphia: American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Publication Society, 1980.  Hardcover, no dc, 454 pages. VG. Regular features such as world Jewish population, U.S. necrology, American Jewish Organizations, Jewish periodicals, and national and international summary of events.  Major articles on "Jews in the United States:  Perspectives from Demography" and "Jewish Survival:   The Demographic Factors"; "The 'Civil Judaism' of Communal Leaders."   $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0035  Himmelfarb, Milton & David Singer, AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1983, VOLUME 83, American Jewish Committee and Jewish Publication Society HC, no dj, 436 pp. VG.   Regular features such as world Jewish population, U.S. necrology, American Jewish Organizations, Jewish periodicals, and national and international summary of events.   Major articles on "Religiosity Patterns in Israel;" "Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel:  A Social and Religious Profile;" "The 1981-1982 National Survey of American Jews;" "The National Gallup Polls and American Jewish Demography;" "The Demographic Consequences of U.S. Jewish Population Trends."  $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0291  Himmelfarb, Milton & David Singer.   AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1984, VOLUME 84. New York & Philadelphia: American Jewish Committee and Jewish Publication Society, 1983.   8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Hard Cover.  Very Good / No Jacket.  Annual summary of Jewish events. Special articles include: "Israel in 1982: The War in Lebanon;" "The United States and Israel: Impact of the Lebanon War;" "U.S. Public Opinion Polls and the War in Lebanon;" "The Social Characteristics of the New York Area Jewish Community, 1981." Regular features include updates on Jewish events in countries throughout the world; Jewish population statistics; list of national Jewish organizations; list of Jewish federations, welfare funds and community councils; list of Jewish periodicals; U.S. Jewish necrology. 417 pages, index.  $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0292  Himmelfarb, Milton & David Singer.  AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK 1985, VOLUME 85. New York & Philadelphia: American Jewish Committee and Jewish Publication Society, 1984. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Annual summary of Jewish events. Special articles include: "Latin American Jewry Today;" "The Demography of Latin American Jewry;" "The Labor Market Status of American Jews: Patterns and Determinants;" "Recent Jewish community Population Studies: A Roundup." Regular features include updates on Jewish events in countries throughout the world; Jewish population statistics; list of national Jewish organizations; list of Jewish federations, welfare funds and community councils; list of Jewish periodicals; U.S. Jewish necrology. 417 pages, index. Library discard. Dust jacket in plastic cover, but clued to endpapers; library discard stamps on first and last pages.   $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0453  AMERICAN JEWS: THEIR LIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS, VOLUME II. New York: American Jewish Literary Foundation, Inc., 1958. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. One of several "who's who" books published during the years in which "Who's Who in American Jewry" was not being published (1938-1980). There were two editions of this title published, the first in 1946 and this one in 1958, by the American Jewish Literary Foiundation. 989 pages with close to 5,000 biographies, about half with photos of the subject. Aside from biographical information, most include birth date & place, parents' names, spouse's name & marriage date & place, children's names, & address. Divided into sections by type of occupation, rather than in one alphabetical list. Condition basically "very good," but with several significant flaws. Most noticeable is considerable foxing throughout, mostly on pages that were section headers, other pages being mostly clean. Also pages are noticeable curled at bottom, as if book was sitting on a shelf at a slant for decades, curling the bottom of the pages. Spine & hinges intact, but a little bit loose (also suggesting a good deal of stress over the years. This is a very heavy book. $32.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0386  Goodman, Abram Vossen. AMERICAN OVERTURE, JEWISH RIGHTS IN COLONIAL TIMES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1947. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. A thorough survey of Jewish rights (or lack thereof) in Colonial America. Contains separate chapters on the Jewish situation in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia, which contained most of the Jewish population in the colonies. Also has detailed notes for each chapter, a large bibliography, and a complete index. 265 pages. DJ has minor chips and 1" tear near top front; book has slightly musty smell. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0633  The Jewish Museum, New York.  ARTISTS OF ISRAEL: 1920-1980Detroit: Wayne State Universitiy Press, 1981. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-8143-1686-7. Catalog of an exhibition held in 1981 of Israeli Artists. Includes several essays on the development of Israeli art; a catalog of the exhibition; and brief biographies and career histories of 36 Israeli artists. 152 pages.  $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0106  Gilbert, Martin, ATLAS OF THE HOLOCAUST, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993.  Revised edition. New, hc, dj, 282 pages, 7 x 10 inches. Black remainder dot on top or bottom.  List price $20.00. $15.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0115  Gilbert, Martin, THE ATLAS OF JEWISH HISTORY, COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993. Revised edition, hc, dj, 128 pages, 7 x 10 inches.  New - list price $20.00.  Traces the history, migrations, achievements and lives of the Jewish people from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day.   Over 120 clear, legible black & white maps.  Black remainder mark on top or bottom edge.  $12.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0129
 
Baruch, Bernard M.  BARUCH:  MY OWN STORY. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1957. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/no dj. 337 pp. Autobiography of well-known Jewish financier from South Carolina, of Sephardic descent. The early chapters outline some of his European and Colonial American ancestors. Mild crease on spine, otherwise VG. 2nd printing.  $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0436  Stille, Alexander.  BENEVOLENCE AND BETRAYAL: FIVE ITALIAN JEWISH FAMILIES UNDER FASCISM. New York: Summit Books, 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-671-67152-9. Documents the often contradictory fate of Italian Jews under fascism by following the lives of five Italian Jewish families. Their fates cover the range from Jews who joined the fascist party to those who worked for the underground to those who were deported to concentration camps. 365 pp. $12.50.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0213  Cowett, Mark.  BIRMINGHAM'S RABBI: MORRIS NEWFIELD AND ALABAMA, 1895-1940. University: The University of Alabama Press, 1986. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. Both a biography of Rabbi Morris Newfield, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama, and a history of the Jewish community in that city as it grew during those years. Index and detailed bibliography, and illustrated with black & white photos throughout. 222 pages.  $20.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0492  Apenszlak, Jacob, Editor.  THE BLACK BOOK OF POLISH JEWRYThe American Federation for Polish Jews, 1943. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. A classic and very early account of the plight of Polish Jews under the Nazis. The book includes eyewitness accounts of ghettos, deportations, concentration camp activities, and additional historical chapters on the Jews of Poland. Includes a place-name index. Book block in good+ to very good condition, but cover shows some damage -- sections of the black cloth on the spine have been eaten away by something, showing what appears to be threads underneath.  343 pages. $30.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0264  Weisser, Michael R.  A BROTHERHOOD OF MEMORY: JEWISH LANDSMANSHAFTN IN THE NEW WORLD. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1985. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. A classic study of landsmanshaftn, the benevolent societies of Jews from the same town that helped Jewish immigrants settle into their lives in the U.S. Uses first-hand accounts and documentary data to review the history of these societies. 303 pages. New - list price $16.95.  $14.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0599  The Pittsburgh Section, National Council of Jewish Women.  BY MYSELF I'M A BOOK! AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE IMMIGRANT JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN PITTSBURGH. Waltham, MA: American Jewish Historical Society, 1972. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. An interesting oral history of the immigrant Jews of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Arranged in ten chapters on different topics ("Life in the Old Country," "Departure and Arrival," "Making a Living," etc.), each chapter uses excerpts from oral histories of 250 Pittsburgh residents. Book is basically in very good condition, with one notable flaw. It was apparently dropped, hitting the ground on the upper right corner, leading to bumped corners and a small crease to the upper right page edges (about 1/4 to 1/8 inch, decreasing from front to back of book). Gift inscription on ffep. 166 pages. 6 x 9 inches. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0743  Lagnado, Lucette Matalon and Sheila Cohn Dekel.  CHILDREN OF THE FLAMES: DR. JOSEF MENGELE AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE TWINS OF AUSCHWITZNew York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-688-09695-6. The story of Joseph Mengele and his experiments on twins at Auschwitz, told in alternating segments of historical narrative and oral histories of some of the surviving twins themselves. 320 pages, index, notes and bibliography. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0339  Bermant, Chaim, THE COUSINHOOD, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1971.   Hardcover, dj, first American edition, genealogical charts, 466 pages. Very Good / Very Good. A collective history, biography and genealogy of a group of English Jewish families known as the "cousinhood," including the Rothschild, Sassoon, Goldsmid and Montefiore families. At the root of the "cousinhood" were the children of Levi Barent Cohen, an Amsterdam merchant who settled in London in 1770. His children married into each of the other families. Includes seven large, foldout genealogical charts illustrating these families. 466 pages, index. Dust jacket price-clipped, with minor chips and tears at top of spine and along top edge; also small chip on spine with minor glue residue where sticker apparently removed. A couple of the genealogical charts also have small creases at the fold lines where they were imperfectly folded.   $15.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0280  Perera, Victor.  THE CROSS AND THE PEAR TREE: A SEPHARDIC JOURNEY. London: Andre Deutsch Limited, 1995. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Hard Cover.  As New / As New.  282 pages, index.  British edition.  The author recounts his efforts to trace the history of his Sephardic family, including trips to Spain and Portugal and research in the archives there. Also includes many stories told to him by family members about the family's history, which traces a path from Spain to Italy to Salonika, Greece, then to Palestine, and then on to Guatemala and eventually back to Israel.  New - list $27.95 in U.S.  $20.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0248  Perera, Victor.  THE CROSS AND THE PEAR TREE, A SEPHARDIC JOURNEY. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. The author recounts his efforts to trace the history of his Sephardic family, including trips to Spain and Portugal and research in the archives there. Also includes many stories told to him by family members about the family's history, which traces a path from Spain to Italy to Salonika, Greece, then to Palestine, and then on to Guatemala and eventually back to Israel. Small red remainder mark on bottom. 282 pages.  $20.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0437  Goldstein, Judith S.  CROSSING LINES: HISTORIES OF JEWS AND GENTILES IN THREE COMMUNITIES. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1992. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-688-08023-5. A portrait of three Jewish communities in Maine -- Bangor, Mount Desert Island and Calais -- and how the Jewish immigrants in these towns managed to coexist with the Protestant majorities. 320 pp. $12.50.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0587  Cohen, David (ed.).  A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ISRAEL. San Francisco: Collins Publishers San Francisco, 1994. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-00-255119-5. One in a series of books published in the 1990s with the title "A Day in the Life of ...." Basically a photographic survey of life in a particular country. Israeli pictures contract modern and traditional life, urban and rural settings, etc. 224 pages. 10 x 14¼ inches. Book in almost new condition, but dust jacket has scratch across front cover (more visible from inside than outside), and a bit a of a crease on the front flap. $15.00.  Shipping - $5.50.

bk0591  Cohn-Sherbok, Dan.  THE DICTIONARY OF JEWISH BIOGRAPHY. New York: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2005. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-19-522391-8. Provides brief biographical entries for almost 4,000 Jewish individuals, both historical and contemporary. 308 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0519  Wigoder, Geoffrey. DICTIONARY OF JEWISH BIOGRAPHY. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good. ISBN: 0-13-210105-X. From the dust jacket: "From Aaron to Zweig and from Moses to Marx, here are nearly 1000 clearly written biographies of Jews who have left an indelible mark on humankind. This A-to-Z reference includes figures from all fields: writers, philosophers, politicians, Nobel Prize winners." Entries include bibliographical references. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0772  Kogos, Fred.  A DICTIONARY OF YIDDISH SLANG & IDIOMS.  New York: Citadel Press, 1993. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-8065-0347-5. A translation of Yiddish words and phrases, written in the English alphabet. So if you need to know the meaning of "mazel tov" (good luck, contractulations), "oi vai iz mir" (woe is me) or "Meshugeneh" (crazy woman), you should be able to find it easily in this compilation. Also has an English to Yiddish section. 167 pages.  $6.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0695  Sanders, Ronald.  THE DOWNTOWN JEWS: PORTRAITS OF AN IMMIGRANT GENERATIONNew York, Evanston and London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1969. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Tells the story of the Americanization of Eastern European Jews through the life of Abraham Cahan, the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Focuses on the period from 1881 through the beginning of World War I. Using Cahan's life and the interests of his newspaper as a starting point, discusses the major issues confronting Jewish immigrants and their attempts to assimilate during this time period. 477 pages, with glossary, bibliography, and index. Previous owner's name in ink on ffep. $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0262  Levine, Hillel.  ECONOMIC ORIGINS OF ANTI-SEMITISM: POLAND AND ITS JEWS IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. Traces the position of Jews in Poland from the end of the sixteenth century to the demise of the Polish state in 1795.   Shows how Jews were blamed for Poland's failure to modernize, fueling anti-Semitism.  $15.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0161  Wiesenthal, Simon, EVERY DAY REMEMBRANCE DAY: A CHRONICLE OF JEWISH MARTYRDOM, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1986. First American edition. HC, dj, 7½ x 9½ inches, 320 pages, index. Crease in blank page before title, where page had been folded; otherwise VG/VG. An historical calendar listing anti-Semitic events that occurred on each day throughout the world. Contains an index to places referenced in the text. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0502  Brilliant, Richard.  FACING THE NEW WORLD: JEWISH PORTRAITS IN COLONIAL AND FEDERAL AMERICA. Munich and New York: Prestel-verlag, 1997. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 3-7913-1863-2. A book of portraits of American Jews in the early years of the United States. 15 full-color and 102 b&w illustrations. Based on an exhibition at The Jewish Museum, New York, the book includes introductory essays by the author and by Ellen Smith, and then presents the portraits. There are 15 color portraits, followed by the complete collection in black & white, accompanied by a description of each portrait. From the jacket: "The most comprehensive study of American Jewish portraits created from approximately 1700 to the 1830s, this book is the first to present such a large and diverse group of portraits. Facing the New World shows how early American Jews chose to identify themselves through their portraits as belonging to the broader American culture as they struggled to establish themselves in the colonies and early Republic." Additional materials include a chronology of early American Jewish history, two family trees, and a selected bibliography. 144 pages. $18.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0664  Saleski, Gdal.  FAMOUS MUSICIANS OF JEWISH ORIGIN. New York: Bloch Publishing Company, 1949. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / No Jacket. A revised and enlarged edition of a work initially published in 1927 as "Famous Musicians of a Wandering Race," this biographical dictionary is divided into sections for composers, conductors, cellists, pianists, singers, miscellaneous, and Israeli musicians. Author's gift inscription and signature on ffep reads: "To Max Leo with best wishes & remembrance of our first meeting at 'La Fonda' in Palm Springs - Calif. Gdal Saleski and his wife Isabelle Oct.16-1954. 'Without music life would be meaningless'------" In very good condition with no visible marks or tears. Front endpapers contain what appears to be a tape or newsprint stain from something that was once inside the cover. Contains over 400 entries. 716 pages. $30.00.  Shipping - $6.00.

bk0322  Rottenberg, Dan.  FINDING OUR FATHERS: A GUIDEBOOK TO JEWISH GENEALOGY. New York: Random House, 1977. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. 401 pages. This was the first guidebook published on Jewish genealogy, and showed Jews that it was possible to trace their family history, helping start the explosion in Jewish genealogy that followed. Still a classic in the field, although much of the information is outdated. Includes a description of how Rottenberg traced his own family, guidelines for using major records sources, an extensive bibliography, and a large section on sources of information on 8,000 Jewish family names. Very small tears/chips to the dust jacket at the top of the spine; otherwise very good all around.  $12.00  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0537  Stern, Malcolm H.  FIRST AMERICAN JEWISH FAMILIES; 600 GENEALOGIES 1654-1977Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1978. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-87068-443-4. Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern's classic compilation of the genealogies of Jewish families who were in the U.S. prior to 1840. First published as his doctoral dissertation in 1960 as "Americans of Jewish Descent," it was revised for the bicentennial and published under this title in 1978. A third, updated edition was published only in paperback in 1991. Contains 308 pages of genealogical charts, with 11 pages of "addenda et corrigenda" published as outline texts. Also includes a full name index. While the dust jacket is present, a previous owner tried to preserve it by having it laminated. So it's here -- except for a 4½ inch missing section at the bottom of the spine, and a couple of small chips at the edges -- but completely laminated. The book itself is basically in very good condition, with a few noted flaws. There is a small tear to the illustrated endpapers near the bottom of the front cover, which is contributing to some slight weakness in the spine. There are also additions made in pen to the "Franks III" chart on page 83. Compare to copies of the hardback selling for $150 to $375, and to the hardback, which is usually listed from several hundred dollars to as much as $1,250. Oblong folio, 419 pp. $100.00.  Shipping - $6.00.

bk0506  Levitan, Tina.  FIRST FACTS IN AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY: FROM 1492 TO THE PRESENTNorthvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1996. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 1-56821-895-8. Just what the title says -- a listing of Jewish "firsts" in the U.S. Starts with the first Jew in America (in Columbus' crew), and then describes over 120 such other firsts, such as the first Jewish settlement, the first Jewish merchant prince, the first Jewish lawyer, etc. 398 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0141  MacCann, Richard Dyer, THE FIRST TYCOONS, Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1987.  PB, 259 p., 5¼ x 8½ inches. The story of the powerful personalities who started the movie studios -- especially Adolph Zukor. One of a series on "American Movies: The First 30 Years." New - list $15.00. $10.00.   Shipping - $2.50.

bk0140  Kurzweil, Arthur, FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION: HOW TO TRACE YOUR JEWISH GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. Revised edition. Hard cover with dj, 388 pages, 6 x 9¼ inches. Black remainder stripe on bottom edge.  This is one of two classic "how to" books on Jewish genealogy, published just when Jewish genealogy was becoming popular.  This a revised edition that incorporates some new material, but is not the latest edition.  $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0047  Kurzweil, Arthur, FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, HOW TO TRACE YOUR JEWISH GENEALOGY AND PERSONAL HISTORY, New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1980 First edition, hc, dj, 353 pages. Inscription (gift) from previous owner on front endpapers. $12.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0100  Teichman, Howard, GEORGE S. KAUFMAN: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT, New York: Atheneum, 1972.  Hc., dj, VG/G, 372 p., 5¾ x 9½ in. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0018  Birmingham, Stephen.  THE GRANDEES: AMERICA'S SEPHARDIC ELITE. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. 318 pages. A collective biography of America's elite Sephardic families, based in part on Rabbi Malcolm Stern's book Americans of Jewish Descent. Includes a foldout genealogical chart at the back of the book. Cover slightly soiled.  $9.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0416  Unger, Irwin and Debi Unger.   THE GUGGENHEIMS. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2005. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-06-018807-3. A family history of a prominent Jewish family famous for their wealth and for their influence in the arts and philanthropy. Tracks the family from their Swiss beginnings in the early 1700s, through their immigration to the U.S. and the building of their business empire, and then to the collapse of that empire and the emergence of the family's influence in the art world. 16 pages of b&w photos. 550 pages, in as new condition, protected in Brodart jacket. List price $29.95. $15.00. Shipping - $3.50.

bk0465  Schwartz, Rosaline and Susan Milamed.  A GUIDE TO YIVO'S LANDSMANSHAFTN ARCHIVE. New York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1986. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-914512-42-0. This slim paperback is an inventory to the records of landsmanshaftn held by YIVO. Landsmanshaftn were the fraternal organizations that immigrants from one town formed to help immigrants from that town get settled in this country. Their records can often be helpful for genealogical research. Includes a map of Poland showing the location of many of the towns for which there were landsmanshaftn covered in the book. 96 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0409  Sielemann, Jürgen & Paul Flamme. HAMBURGER JÜDISCHE OPFER DES NATIONALSOZIALISMUS: GEDENKBUCH. Hamburg: Staatsarchiv Hamburg, 1995. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. A memorial book listing Jews of Hamburg who were killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust. Lists 8,877 victims, including their names, birth dates, maiden names (for married women), date of deportation, and place and date of death (if known). The book is basically in very good condition, but with a couple of very significant flaws. First, about 15 pages have severely dog-eared corners, with 2-3 inches formerly turned down. It is not clear whether this was intentional as a page marking, or whether this was accidental. Second, the previous owner has made markings in pen on about 20 pages, consisting of names underlined or circled, asterisks next to names, etc. 450 pages, black cloth hardcover. $35.00.  Shipping - $4.50. 

bk0558  Harkavy, Alexander.  HARKAVY'S COMPLETE DICTIONARY ENGLISH-JEWISH AND JEWISH-ENGLISH. New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 1891. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. The first full Yiddish-English dictionary, still a great resource. Copyright date for English-Yiddish is 1891, for Yiddish-English 1898, with an introduction date of 1910, indicating a later printing. Spine has title "Harkavy's Complete Dictionary English-Jewish and Jewish-English," but title pages say "English-Yiddish Dictionary" and "Yiddish-English Dictionary" by Alexander Harkavy. English-Yiddish is 759 pages, while Yiddish-English is only 364 pages. In this printing, Yiddish-English pages have red-tipped page edges to differentiate the Yiddish section from the English section. Brown cloth cover, with some scuffs and minor tears to cloth around edges of spine. $35.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0527  Silverman, Morris [Rabbi].   HARTFORD JEWS 1659-1970. Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1970. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A classic history of Hartford's Jews by a man who was associated with that city's Emanuel Synagogue for over 38 years. Book has three sections -- a historical section based on ten articles that originally appeared in the Hartford Courant; a "Who Was Who" section with biographies of over 1,100 Hartford Jews; and a documentary section with reprints of pamphlets, sections on Jewish institutions from city directories, lists from synagogues and Jewish organizations, and other documents about the Jewish community. In near new condition, with only two significant flaws. A sticker or label was removed from the bottom-left corner of the back of the dust jacket, resulting in the loss of some of the cover photo of the jacket and leaving some sticker residue; and a smoky smell. 449 pages. $30.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0582  Eban, Abba.  HERITAGE CIVILIZATION AND THE JEWSNew York: Summit Books, 1984. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-671-44103-5. A richly illustrated, finely printed summary of Jewish contributions to civilization, a companion book to the 9-part PBS series of the same name. From the dust jacket: "With paintings, statues, sculpture, drawings, and decorative arts, drawn from the collections of the finest museums in the world, Heritage throws new light on the mystery of how so small a people -- there are only 14 million Jews in the world today -- could have had such a profound impact on all aspects of civilization..." 355 pages. Both book and jacket in very good condition, although front panel of dust jacket has a vertical crease across the entire jacket (looks like it was folded at one point). $15.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0229  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE KOVNO GHETTO. Boston: Bullfinch Press, 1997. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. A richly illustrated history of the Kovno ghetto, with photographs, maps, paintings and drawings. Published in conjunction with an exhibit by the same name at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 255 pages with index and chronology. New - lists for $40.00.  $30.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0613  Barnavi, Eli, Editor.  A HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. New York: Shocken Books, 1992. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-8052-4127-2. This is quite possibly the finest historical atlas of the Jewish people available. It is lavishly illustrated with maps, photographs and works of art, covering the time period from the Patriarchs to the 1990s. The text accompanying the illustrations is supplemented by a continuous timeline that runs along the bottom of each page, providing additional historical perspective. In very good condition; only flaws are slight rubbing and very minor chips to edge of dust jacket, and slightly cocked spine. 299 pp. $20.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0550  Vorspan, Max and Lloyd P. Gartner.  HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF LOS ANGELES. San Marino, California: The Huntington Library, 1970. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. he classic history of Jews in the Los Angeles area, in its original Huntington Library edition. (The book was originally published in two editions, one by the Huntington Library and one by the Jewish Publication Society. The Huntington Library edition was superior in quality.) Covers the establishment of the Jewish community from California statehood in 1850 through the 1960s. Appendices have Jewish population statistics and list of officers of Jewish Federation Council over time. 362 & 12 pp. This copy in very good condition, almost as new, except for slight waviness to pages in first 1/3 of book. Very minor imperfections to dust jacket slight nicks and wear around edges), including a couple of 1/2 inch red-pencil marks on bottom front.  $18.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0663  Tobias, Henry J.  A HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF NEW MEXICO. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-8263-1225-X. Covers primarily the period from 1846 to 1980 in several chapters. Touches briefly on the situation of crypto-Jews in New Mexico in an introductory chapter. The only full-length treatment of this subject. 6 x 9 inches, 294 pages, indexed. 12 pages of b&w photos. $12.00.  Shipping: $4.00.

bk0666  Roth, Cecil.  A HISTORY OF THE MARRANOS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1947. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Roth's classic study of crypto-Jews in the Iberian peninsula, or converted Jews who secretly remained faithful to Judaism. Often criticized today for its use of the term Marrano, which is considered derogatory. Covers anti-semitic violence in Spain & Portugal leading to Jewish conversion and explusion, including the Inquisition; the settlement of Spanish & Portuguese Jews and Conversos elsewhere, including Holland, the resettlement of Jews in England, and their role in settling New World colonies. Originally published in 1932, this is the revised edition of 1941 in a 1947 second printing. Notes, bibliography & index with b&w illustrations. 424 pages. Some wear and stains to cover; introductory and first 25 pages or so are bent on lower corner, as if book was dropped or pushed against an obstruction that bent the pages. Otherwise very good. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0462  Gilbert, Martin.  THE HOLOCAUST. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985. First American. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0-03-062416-9. A classic history of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert, one of England's best-known historians of the WWII era. 959 pages, extensive index, notes and sources. Aside from minor soiling to dust jacket and outside page edges, book is in "as new" condition. $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0231  Ryan, Donna F. THE HOLOCAUST AND THE JEWS OF MARSEILLE: THE ENFORCEMENT OF ANTI-SEMITIC POLICIES IN VICHY FRANCE. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1996. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. Carefully Documented account of the treatment and fate of French and foreign Jews in Marseille. Explores the extent to which the Vichy government participated in the German plans to exterminate them. 307 pages. New - list $17.95.  $12.50.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0597  THE HOLOCAUST CHRONICLE: A HISTORY IN WORDS AND PICTURESLincolnwood, IL: Publications International, Ltd., 2003. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7853-2963-3. $10.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0408  Yahil, Leni. THE HOLOCAUST; THE FATE OF EUROPEAN JEWRY. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A classic history of the Holocaust, originally published in Hebrew in 1987 and "hailed as the finest, most authoritative history of Hitler's war on the Jews ever published." (From the dust jacket.) Aside from a bit of edgewear to the dust jacket, in almost new condition. 808 pages, with extensive bibliography, notes and index. $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0496  Stone, Eileen Hallet.  A HOMELAND IN THE WEST: UTAH JEWS REMEMBERSalt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2001. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-87480-702-6. A wonderful collection of oral histories from Utah's Jews, including both modern and archival interviews. 500 pages, richly illustrated with b&w photos. New - list price $39.95.  $20.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0670  Rosten, Leo.  HOORAY FOR YIDDISH!  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-671-43025-4. A continuation of his best-seller The Joys of Yiddish, this volume explains various Yiddish words and expressions in English, with both scientific accuracy and humor. 363 pages. $6.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0267Ferguson, Niall. THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD: MONEY'S PROPHETS 1798-1848. New York: Viking, 1998. First American. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. A thorough history of the famous Jewish banking family, based partially upon material from previously unavailable family archives. This is the first of a two-volume work that traces the family through two centuries, from 1798 to 1999. Includes genealogical chart at the beginning of the book. Illustrated with black & white and color photographs. Remainder mark on bottom edge; two tears in dust jacket (apparently caused by knife opening carton of books) repaired with archival tape on the inside. New - lists for $34.95.  $18.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0268. Ferguson, Niall. THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD: THE WORLD'S BANKER 1849-1999. New York: Viking, 1999. First American. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. A thorough history of the famous Jewish banking family, based partially upon material from previously unavailable family archives. This is the first of a two-volume work that traces the family through two centuries, from 1798 to 1999. Includes genealogical chart at the beginning of the book. Illustrated with black & white and color photographs. Remainder mark on bottom edge; some scuffing to back of dust jacket. New - lists for $34.95.  $18.00.   Shipping - $3.50.

bk0165  Rodrigue, Aron, IMAGES OF SEPHARDI AND EASTERN JEWRIES IN TRANSITION: THE TEACHERS OF THE ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE, 1860-1939, Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1993. HC, dj, 6¼ x 9½, 308 p. The history of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, which set up schools for Jews throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East, is illustrated through the letters and reports of its teachers. Covers not only the goals and activities of the schools, but also includes fascinating descriptions of the Sephardic Jewish communities in which they were located. New - lists for $40.00. $16.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0588  Brown, Phil, Editor.  IN THE CATSKILLS: A CENTURY OF THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN "THE MOUNTAINS". New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. As New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-231-12361-2. An attempt to recreate the bygone culture of the Jewish Catskills resorts through essays, short stories, memoirs, music and photographs. 415 pp. $10.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0424  Harris, Mark Jonathan & Deborah Oppenheimer.  INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: STORIES OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT. New York & London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000. First U.S. Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 1-58234-101-X. Based on a documentary film this book presents the story of the Kindertransport -- an effort to save 10,000 children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia (90% of them Jewish) in the nine months prior to WWII. They were taken to Great Britain and raised by families there. The book uses quotes from men and women who had been among the rescued children, and from their families. Introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough, whose family took in two of the children. Remaindered (no mark). In as new condition, except for some shelfwear to top of dust jacket, and a "waviness" to the pages. Unclear if this was caused by exposure to moisture at some point, or whether it is the result of the binding and paper quality. 292 pages. List price - $27.50. $12.00. Shipping - $3.00.

bk0648  Jagendorf, Siegfried.  JAGENDORF'S FOUNDRY: MEMOIR OF THE ROMANIAN HOLOCAUST 1941-1944New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 006016106x. The memoir of Siegfried Jagendorf, a Romanian Jew who, after being deported with others to the Soviet city of Moghilev, convinced the authorities to let him and others repair the city's iron-works (the foundry), thus saving the group from extermination. Over times, they devised ways to grow the handful of spared workers into hundreds, devising new projects to keep themselves alive. Interspersed with his previously unpublished memoirs are commentaries and explanations by the editor, Aron Hirt-Manheimer. 209 pp., index, list of sources. 16 pp. of glossy b&w photos, plus other illustrations in text. Previous owner's book label on inside cover; dj sunned along spine. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0718  Baron, Salo W.  JERUSALEM: CITY, HOLY & ETERNALNew York: Hemisphere Publications, 1954. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Second publication of Hemisphere Publications (devoted to strengthening ties between Israel and the U.S.), presents a brief historical essay on the history of Jerusalem by noted historian Salo W. Baron, followed by a photo essay on life in the Israeli Capital. Photos are basically black & white but on tinted paper, making them appear almost sepia-toned. 32 page introduction, followed by 63 photographic plates. In very good condition except for bumping to corners, most notably the front upper corner, where the book appears to have been dropped on its corner at one time. Not only is the corner bumpted, but the first few pages also show bumping or creasing at this corner. English title on front, Hebrew on back, with photo captions in both English and Hebrew. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0662  Suberman, Stella.  THE JEW STORE: A FAMILY MEMOIR. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 1-56512-198-8. An autobiographical memoir of a Russian-Jewish immigrant family that settled in a small Southern town, becoming the first Jewish family in the town. The town name and family name have been changed by the author to protect the subjects' privacy. 298 pages. $8.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0689  Herscher, Uri D.  JEWISH AGRICULTURAL UTOPIAS IN AMERICA, 1880-1910.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1981. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-8143-1678-6. From the dust jacket: "This book is the first comprehensive treatment of America's Jewish farming utopias. A well-documented examination of a little-known aspect of American history..." Few names of colonists are mentioned, and for genealogists the primary value is probably in the notes, which refer the reader to sources that contain more information about the inhabitants of these colonies. 197 pages, index, bibliography and notes. $12.00. Shipping - $4.00.

bk0691  Cutler, Irving.  JEWISH CHICAGO: A PICTORIAL HISTORY Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2000. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-7385-0130-1. One of the "Images of America" series, a brief pictorial history of Jewish Chicago by renowned historian Irving Cutler. Each chapter has a brief introduction, followed by b&w photos with captions on each page. Chapters are From Downtown Southward; Maxwell Street; Greater Lawndale Area; North and Northwest Sides; People; Labor, Commerce and Industry; Art and Entertainment; Organizations; Religion. In very good condition; price sticker on back cover. 128 pages. $10.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0533  Rosenberg, Stuart E. [Dr.].  THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN CANADA, VOLUME 1: A HISTORYToronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1970. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-7710-7735-7. Excellent slip-cased hard-cover book. Book is in near fine condition, with the only flaw being the ex-owner's bookplate on inside front cover. Slip-case is intact, but shows significant rubbing on top and bottom. From the cover: "This first complete, up-to-date, social and religious history of Canadian Jewry explores the changing character of the Jewish community in terms of its vast contribution to the development of Canada. It tells the epic story of the creative vitality with which less than 300,000 Jews have built a dynamic modern community -- from the days of the first pioneers to the 1970's." 240 pp., b&w photos. $25.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0567  Berger, Solomon.  THE JEWISH COMMONWEALTH OF ZBOROW. New York: Regsol Publishing Company, 1967. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. A personal memoir of growing up in the Jewish town of Zborow, Galicia, where the author was a member of the town administration. He later served in the Austro-Hungarian army. Consists of short, plainly told stories of the author's experiences with the people and institutions of these towns. Simple typsetting with three pages of photos. Contains lots of relevant information for genealogists with family from this town. $35.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0717  Hubmann, Franz.  THE JEWISH FAMILY ALBUM: THE LIFE OF A PEOPLE IN PHOTOGRAPHS.  Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1974. First American. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A large and varied photo essay on Jewish life in Europe and beyond. After a short textual introduction, the photographic chapters include: GHETTO AND SHTETL, with many photos from over a dozen shtetls, incling (as spelled in the book) Bratislava, Cracow, Gwozdziecz, Jedrzejow, Kasimiercz, Kischinev, Kolomea, Lemberg, Lodz, Lublin, Muncacz, Oswiecim, Peczenizyn, Piaseczna, Przemysl, Rawa Ruska, Rzeszow, Sadowa-Wysznia, Sokolow, Strij, Tyrnava, Uschitza, Vilna, Vladimir Volynsk, Wolpa, Zborow, Zolkiew; THE EMANCIPATED, with subsections on Vienna, Prague, Paris, The Rothschilds, London, The Philanthropists, Amsterdam, From the World of Film, Berlin; THE NEW WORLD; and THE PROMISED LAND. 318 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $6.00.

k0415  Zubatsky, David S.  JEWISH GENEALOGY: A SOURCEBOOK OF FAMILY HISTORIES AND GENEALOGIES, VOLUME II. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1990. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-8240-2036-7. The second volume of a groundbreaking bibliography of Jewish genealogies and family histories, and the surnames contained in those books. Arranged by surname, lists books containing genealogies of that family surname. 318 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0738  Goldberg, Harvey E.  JEWISH LIFE IN MUSLIM LIBYA: RIVALS & RELATIVES. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1990. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-226-30092-7. More of an anthropological study than a history, the book "combines historical and anthropological perspectives in depicting the changing relations between Muslims and Jews in Libya from the early nineteenth century up to the middle of the twentieth century" (from the back cover). Chapters include: "Jewish Life in Muslim Tripoli in the Late Qaramanli Period;" "The Ottoman Period: Political Change and Traditional Rhetoric;" "Jewish Weddings in Tripolitania: A Study in Cultural Sources;" "Itinerant Jewish Peddlers in Tripolitania at the End of the Ottoman Period and under Italian Rule;" "Jewish-Muslim Religious Rivalry in Tripolitania;" "The Anti-Jewish Riots of 1945: A Cultural Analysis;" "History and Cultural Process: Change and Stability in the Meaning of Jews in Libyan Society." 181 pages, with source citations, and extensive bibliography, and index. Shipping - $3.50. $12.00

bk0508  Friedman, Murray, Editor.  JEWISH LIFE IN PHILADELPHIA 1830-1940Philadelphia: Ishi Publications, 1983. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-89727-050-9. 353 pages, with index. Contributors were E. Digby Baltzell, Evelyn Bodek, Dennis Clark, Joseph Echkardt, Sandra Featherman, Murray Friedman, Allen Glicksman, Diane King, Linda Kowall, Jacquelyn Litt, Philip Rosen, Dan Rottenberg, Malcolm Stern, Robert Tabak, Maxwell Whiteman and Edwin Wolf 2nd. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0584  Muneles, Otto (ed.).  JEWISH MONUMENTS IN BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA, VOLUME 4: PRAGUE GHETTO IN THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD. Prague: The State Jewish Museum in Prague, 1965. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. Richly illustrated history of Jewish Prague in the Renaissance, illustrated through the collections of the State Jewish Museum in Prague. Contains several chapters, each with color and black & white illustrations on almost every page. Illustrations include documents, artwork, artifacts, architecture, etc. While title says this is a volume 4 of the series Jewish Monuments in Bohemia and Moravia, I could only find references to two other volumes for sale: Bibliographical Survey of Jewish Prague (Volume 1, Part 1); The Pinkas Synagogue: A memorial of the past and of our days (Volume I Part 2). 131 pp. Book in very good condition; dj has small chips & tears around top & bottom of spine, also about 1 inch stain at bottom corner of rear cover. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0686  Kritzler, Edward.  JEWISH PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEANNew York: Doubleday, 2008. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 978-0-385-51398. A history of Jews, conversos and crypto-Jews among the early explorers of the Caribbean, including Jewish pirates based in Jamaica. While this is a history book, the author does engage in a great deal of speculation presented as fact (Cabrillo as a converso?). 324 pages. While book is in very good condition, the dust jacket has many tears along the edges, and bent and creased flaps. Tears repaired on the inside with archival tape, jacket now protected with Brodardt cover. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0674  Benoschofsky, Ilona and Alexander Scheiber, editors.  THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF BUDAPEST.  Budapest: Corvina, 1987. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 963-13-2693-4. A partial, extremely well-illustrated catalog of the Jewish Museum of Budapest. Divided into sections on the History of the Museum; Ceremonial Objects (two-thirds of the book); Textiles; Illustrated Manuscripts; and Collection of Fine Arts. While not strictly genealogical, the section on Fine Arts does include biographies of several dozen Hungarian Jewish artists and other notable Jews. 247 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0726  Fortis, Umberto.  JEWS AND SYNAGOGUES: VENICE FLORENCE ROME LEGHORN, A PRACTICAL GUIDE. Venice: Edizioni Storti, 1973. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. A travel guidebook to synagogues in the major cities of Italy, well-illustrated with color photos. In very good condition, except for some tears near the binding of the first few pages that look like they might have been from staples (the book is not bound with staples, though, so the origin of the tears is not clear).  $4.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0484  Turitz, Leo E. And Evelyn Turitz. JEWS IN EARLY MISSISSIPPI. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1995. Second Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade Paperback. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-87805-178-3. New - lists for $25. Collection of vintage photos and commentaries compiled by Rabbi Leo E. Turitz, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel in Meridian, Mississippi, and his wife. Depicts history of Mississippi Jewry geographically, starting in the southwest and then following trade routes along which Jews settled. Over 400 b&w photos. Stories told primarily through brief bios of early Jews in each location. As new condition, slight (1/8 to 1/4 inch) bend to upper right corner of front cover. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0566  Gidal, Nachum T.  JEWS IN GERMANY FROM ROMAN TIMES TO THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC. Köln, Germany: Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1998. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 3-8290-0491-5. An illustrated history of the Jews in Germany on which the author worked for over thirty years. Brief descriptions of historical eras are accompanied by almost 1,000 black & white photographs. Printed on high-quality glossy paper stock. 440 pages, index, dust jacket protected by Brodart cover. 8½ x 10 inches, extremely heavy weight. $25.00.  Shipping - $5.50.

bk0361  Landau, Jacob M.  JEWS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EGYPT. New York: New York University Press, 1969.  8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good.  A broad study of Egyptian Jewish life in the 19th century, covering population statistics, Jewish community organization, religious practices and political activities. More than one-half the book is a collection of documents about Jews in Egypt, in Arabic, Hebrew, English, French, German and Italian. 354 pages. Dust jacket price-clipped, noticeably rubbed and a little dirty, with several small, minor tears around top & bottom edge. Book is mostly clean, with tight binding. Bottom page edges show foxing (not apparent on other edges).  $16.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0232  Barnai, Jacob.  THE JEWS IN PALESTINE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE ISTANBUL COMMITTEE OF OFFICIALS FOR PALESTINE. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1992. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. A detailed socio-economic study of the Jews of Palestine in the 18th century, and the Jewish officials in Istanbul who provided financial support. 305 pages. New - lists for $39.95.  $18.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0647  Gordon, Max.  JEWS IN VAN DIEMEN'S LANDVictoria: Ponsford Newman & Benson Ltd., 1965. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. A brief history of the Jews of Tasmania (formerly Van Diemen's Land), compiled from records of the synagogue in Hobart and other community records. Reviews the history of convict settlement in Tasmania, including Jews, and summarizes the Jewish settlement through some of its more colorful and leading characters. Illustrated with 16 pages of b&w photos on glossy paper. 141 pp. with index & bibliography. Only flaw to book appears to be a bit of foxing or residue stain on ffep. Dust jacket is worn, has a slit of about 2" on the front cover and flaps show foxing. $8.00.  Shipping: $3.00.

bk0460  Lowenthal, Marvin.  THE JEWS OF GERMANY: A STORY OF SIXTEEN CENTURIES. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1936. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Classic one-volume history of the Jews of Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. Book is basically in very good condition, with the following flaws: faded spine due to sun exposure; age-toning to endpapers near spine; what may be extensive dirt to top page edges (or the top edges were originally gilded or colored). 444 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0304  Brym, Robert J.  THE JEWS OF MOSCOW, KIEV AND MINSK: IDENTITY, ANTISEMITISM, EMIGRATION. Washington Square: New York University Press, 1994. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New.  Reviews the status of Jews in the CIS, based on a survey conducted in these three cities in 1993. Covers who strongly the Jews in these cities identify themselves as Jews, their level of connection to the Jewish community, reactions to anti-Semitism, total Jewish population, etc. 142 pages. New - published at $50.00.  $15.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0302  Zipperstein, Steven J.  THE JEWS OF ODESSA, A CULTURAL HISTORY, 1794-1881. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Trade Paperback.  New / No Jacket.  The first published history of Jewish Odessa, based on a doctoral dissertation. As with most dissertations, the footnotes and extensive bibliography help illustrate to genealogists the wealth of available resources for research on Odessa's Jews. New - lists for $18.95.  $15.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0391  Bato, Ludwig.  DIE JUDEN IM ALTEN WIEN. Vienna: Phaidon, 1928.  12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Original Wraps. Very Good / No Jacket. Appears to be a history of the Jews of Vienna up to about the mid-19th century. Individual chapters don't have titles, so it's a bit difficult to state the exact coverage or exact years. Includes about a half-dozen portraits of prominent Vienna Jews. Generally in very good condition, with following exceptions: paper cover is worn away at very top & bottom of spine; some edge tears to cover, and one crease on front cover; top front corners dog-eared for first 10-20 pages, and last 1-2 pages. Written in German, 263 pages, no index or table of contents. Chapters don't have titles, but subject headings are at top of every page. A somewhat rare book, for sale from $50-$100 elsewhere.  $25.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0500  Sabar, Shalom.  KETUBBAH: THE ART OF THE JEWISH MARRIAGE CONTRACTNew York: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem & Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2000.  Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.  Hard Cover.  As New / As New.  ISBN: 0-8478-2293-1.  Presents a selection of illuminated Jewish marriage contracts from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Groups the ketubbot into five chapters by the type of illustrations. Richly illustrated in color. 199 pages. New - lists for $60.00.  $20.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0586  Sabar, Shalom.  KETUBBAH: JEWISH MARRIAGE CONTRACTS OF HEBREW UNION COLLEGE SKIRBALL MUSEUM AND KLAU LIBRARY. Philadelphia and New York: The Jewish Publication Society, 1990. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-8276-0361-4. A stunningly beautiful book describing the history and variation of the Jewish ketubbah, or marriage contract, using illustrations from Hebrew Union College's Skirball Museum and Klau Library. This is the larger of two books on the subject by the same author, the other focusing on examples found in the Israel Museum collection. 417 pages. Discusses the history of the ketubbah, variations in the text and illustrations over place and time, with black & white and color photographs throughout the book. The illustrated examples also include translations of the critical elements of each ketubbah. In "as new" condition except for slight rubbing/shelfwear to the dust jacket. Extremely heavy. $35.00.  Shipping - $5.50.

bk0434  Richmond, Theo.   KONIN, A QUEST. New York: Pantheon Books, 1995. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-679-43969-2. A beautifully written account of the author's quest to understand the life of the Jews of Konin, Poland, where both his parents were born. Starting his search after his parents' deaths, he recounts his efforts to translate the Yiddish portions of the Konin yizkor book, conversations with other Konin landsmen in England, the U.S. and Israel, and finally his own trip to Konin. 543 pages, with a recreated map of the shtetl on the endpapers. Only visible flaw is slight rubbing to dust jacket and a crease on the front flap of the jacket. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0556  Richmond, Theo.  KONIN, A QUESTNew York: Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, Inc., 1995. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-679-75823-2. A beautifully written account of the author's quest to understand the life of the Jews of Konin, Poland, where both his parents were born. Starting his search after his parents' deaths, he recounts his efforts to translate the Yiddish portions of the Konin yizkor book, conversations with other Konin landsmen in England, the U.S. and Israel, and finally his own trip to Konin. Aside from slight bumping to corners, only real flaws are small spots of some sticky substance on top of both front and back cover (only about a 1 mm spot on front, slightly larger spread out area on back). 543 pages. $5.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0641  Markowski, Stanislaw.  KRAKOWSKI KAZIMIERZ DZIELNICA ZYDOWSKA 1870-1988 (KAZIMIERZ, THE JEWISH QUARTER OF CRACOW 1870-1988)Krakow: Wydawnictwo ARKA, 1992. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Book. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 85851230901. A beautiful photo history of Kazimierz, the Jewish section of Krakow, Poland. Includes photos from the 1870s to 1930s from various photographers as sepia-tones, with a separate section of more modern photos from the 1970s and 1980s taken by the author. Text is printed in both Polish and English. 150 pages. $30.00.  Shipping - 4.00.

bk0715  Gilbert, Martin.  KRISTALLNACHT: PRELUDE TO DESTRUCTION New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-06-057083-0. Martin Gilbert's chilling review of the events of November 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria. Responding to the death of German diplomat who was shot by an outraged Jew in Paris weeks earlier, mobs throughout Germany broke into Jewish buildings and homes, burned and destroyed synagogues, and pillaged and murdered throughout the night and the next day. German police and fire departments stood by and watched, on orders from Nazi authorities. Jews in large numbers were rounded up and deported to the concentration camps. Gilbert's book reviews the events factually, following up with eye-witness accounts, and then reviews both the events leading up to the night and the aftermath for German Jews. 314 pages, index and bibliography. In near new condition, except that there is no dust jacket. $8.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0705  Spielberg, Steven and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.  The Last DaysNew York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. First American Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author(s). Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-312-20462-0. A companion book to the 1998 documentary by James Moll, tells the story of Hungarian Jews in the Holocaust through the actual experiences of survivors. Richly illustrated with both b&w and color photos, each chapter briefly reviews some aspect of the final days of Hungarian Jewry (Roundups, Ghettoisation, Deportation and Selection, Raoul Wallenberg, In the Camps, Disposal of the Bodies, and Liberation), followed by the true story of one survivor. Survivors whose stories are included are Alice Lok Cahana, Irene Zisblatt, Bill Bash, Renee Firestone, Dario Gabbai, and Tom Lantos. The last chapter is followed by the stories of three soldiers involved in the libration. Gift inscription on half-title page signed by two of the subjects, Renee Firestone and Bill Basch. 240 pp. Introduction by David Cesarani and Epilogue by Randolph Braham. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0601  Fernandes, Edna.  THE LAST JEWS OF KERALA: THE TWO THOUSAND YEAR HISTORY OF INDIA'S FORGOTTEN JEWISH COMMUNITY. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2008. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 1-60239-267-6. An interesting history of a two-thousand year old Jewish community in India, the Cochin Jews of Kerala. The author interviews many of the few dozen surviving members, and postulates that prejudice between the "black" Jews (the older community, descended from Israeli Jews from the time of the Second Temple) and the "white" Jews (later European emigrees) led to the ultimate demise of the community. 228 pages. 6 x 9 inches. New - list $24.95.  $16.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0329  Gross, Leonard.  THE LAST JEWS IN BERLIN. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1992.  8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket.  The story of a few hundred Jews who, out of about 4,000 who went underground in Berlin in 1943, survived the war. Building on interviews with survivors done in the late 1960s, the author illustrates the plight of these last Jews of Berlin through the personal stories of several dozen of them. New - list price $13.95.   $12.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0510  Gross, Leonard.  THE LAST JEWS IN BERLINNew York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-671-24727-1. The story of a few hundred Jews who, out of about 4,000 who went underground in Berlin in 1943, survived the war. Building on interviews with survivors done in the late 1960s, the author illustrates the plight of these last Jews of Berlin through the personal stories of several dozen of them.  $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0421  Ogden, Christopher.  LEGACY: A BIOGRAPHY OF MOSES AND WALTER ANNENBERG. Boston, New York & London: Little, Brown and Company, 1990. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-316-63379-8. A dual biography of father and son. The father was a Jewish immigrant who created a publishing empire but then went to prison for tax evasion, and then the son surpassed the father in publishing and became one of America's preeminent philanthropists. 615 pages, in as new condition except for remainder mark on bottom page edge and very minor shelfwear to dust jacket. Remaindered - list price $29.95. $15.00. Shipping - $3.00.

bk0553  Zborowski, Mark and Elizabeth Herzog.  LIFE IS WITH PEOPLE: THE JEWISH LITTLE-TOWN OF EASTERN EUROPENew York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1952. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. A classic anthropological study of life in the shtetl, the Jewish small towns of Eastern Europe. Written after WWII, when shtetls had all but disappeared from Europe. The book is in very good condition, with the only significant flaw being a crease or dent in the cover on the spine, about an inch and half below the top (just above and to the right of the title stamp). 6 x 9 inches, 456 pp. 3rd printing, 1955. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0485  Zborowski, Mark and Elizabeth Herzog.  LIFE IS WITH PEOPLE: THE JEWISH LITTLE TOWN OF EASTERN EUROPE.  New York: Schocken Books, 1952. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. 452 pp. 2nd printing of Schocken paperback edition, 1964. A classic anthropological study of life in the shtetl, the Jewish small towns of Eastern Europe. Written after WWII, when shtetls had all but disappeared from Europe. Ex-library, with library card pocket on ffep; also former owner bookplate on inside cover. Slight crease to lower right corner of front cover, moderate soiling to cover and bottom page edge from shelf wear. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0444  Adelson, Alan and Robert Lapides.  LODZ GHETTO: INSIDE A COMMUNITY UNDER SIEGE. New York: Viking Penguin Inc., 1989. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-670-82983-8. Follow-up volume to "The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto," utilizing additional sources such as private diaries and writings of ghetto dwellers. Richly illustrated with photos and artwork, some illustrations in color. 526 pages. Library discard, in very good condition with following flaws: dust jacket flaps glued to front and rear pastedowns; library stamp on title page; no other library markings. Rest of book appears to be clean and unmarred. 526 pages. $14.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0541  Mendelsohn, Daniel.  THE LOST: A SEARCH FOR SIX OF SIX MILLIONNew York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / Very Good. ISBN: 0-06-054297-7. The story of a writer who researches family stories about six reltiaves who disappeared in the Holocaust. His search for the truth behind family stories took him to several countries in Eastern Europe, and finally to the small Ukrainian town where his famiy was from. 512 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0025  Stern, Norton B., MANNIE'S CROWD: EMANUEL LOWENSTEIN, COLORFUL CHARACTER OF OLD LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1970.  HC, dj, apparently part of series "California Jewish History" III. VG/G, inside endpapers have newsprint stain. $15.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0646  Barth, Lewis M., editor, with Ruth Nussbaum.  MAX NUSSBAUM: FROM BERLIN TO HOLLYWOOD, A MID-CENTURY VISION OF JEWISH LIFE. Malibu: Joseph Simon Pangloss Press, 1994. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0934710309. A collection of writings and sermons from Rabbi Max Nussbaum of Temple Israel of Hollywood. A brief introduction and biographical sketch by the author and subject's widow lay out his life, from his birth in Bukovina to his early years as a rabbi in Hitler's Berlin, to his immigration to the U.S. and his years as a "star" rabbi at Temple Israel of Hollywood. The writings were selected to try to illustrate the journey of a rabbi from Hitler's Europe to post-war U.S. Only noticeable flaws are some soiling to dust jacket and a crease in the front flap of same. 328 pp., index, b&w photos. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0534  Lown, Bella.  MEMORIES OF MY LIFE: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF A LITHUANIAN SHTETLMalibu: Joseph Simon Pangloss Press, 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-934710-27-9. A memoir of growing up in the shtetl of Filipoveh, Poland (formerly in Suwalki gubernia) as the daughter of the town rabbi. Includes a great deal of genealogy of the author's family (including a chart at the beginning). More importantly, though, it provides a wonderful glimpse of life in a Polish shtetl in the early 20th century through a child's eyes, but told with the accumulated wisdom of an adult. Includes chapters on her early life, marriage, later life in Utyan, Lithuania, surviving the Holocaust, and immigrating to the United States. 203 pp., with index. No visible damage except for a small green price sticker on ffep. $20.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0146  Higham, Charles, MERCHANT OF DREAMS: LOUIS B. MAYER, M.G.M. AND THE SECRET HOLLYWOOD, New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1993. HC, dj, 6 x 9 inches, 488 pages. New - list $25.00. $15.00.   Shipping - $2.50.

bk0528  Weinreich, Uriel.  MODERN ENGLISH-YIDDISH YIDDISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARYNew York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1968. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. This is the relatively clean hardcover copy of the classic Yiddish-English dictionary. Dictionary is bi-directional, with 420 Yiddish to English pages and 370 English to Yiddish pages. Book is in very good condition, with the following exceptions: Yiddish side of dust jacket is badly torn and creased; English side ffep has gift inscription and some creasing at top corner where the inscription is; and there is a dark spot near the bottom of page 69 left by some organic material (piece of leaf or food) that bleeds through to a few pages. $30.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0495  Bingham, Emily.  MORDECAI, AN EARLY AMERICAN FAMILYNew York: Hill and Wang, 2003. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-8090-2756-9. A recent biography of one of America's colonial Jewish families, from the first members in the U.S. to the end of the 19th century. 346 pages, with 16 pages of b&w photos and illustrations, and a family tree based on the work of Rabbi Malcolm Stern. New - lists for $26.00  $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0700  Eban, Abba.  MY COUNTRY: THE STORY OF MODERN ISRAEL.  New York: Random House, 1972. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-394-46314-5. A history of the State of Israel for its first 25 years, written by its then Foreign Minister. 302 pages, with black & white and a few color photos throughout. Signed by the author. $6.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0583  Eban, Abba.  MY PEOPLE: THE STORY OF THE JEWS.  Berhman House Inc., Random House, 1968. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. One of Israeli statesman Abba Eban's tributes to Jewish history and culture, told in 534 well-illustrated pages. Covers Jewish history in an almost photo-essay style from Abraham to Israel in 1968. Both book and dust jacket in very good condition, although the spine of the dj is significantly sunned, and there are small chips and creases on the dj around the spine. $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0622  Spies, Gerty.  MY YEARS IN THERESIENSTADT. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1997. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 1-57392-141-6. Memoir of a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. The book covers her childhood in Trier, Germany, her deportation to Theresienstadt, and her experiences there over several years. She became a poet in the camp, and the book includes much of her poetry. 214 pages. In very good condition, with the following exceptions: several small droplet stains on outside page edges (possibly coffee?), not affecting the face of the pages; and a small oval imperfection in the cloth cover (possibly from removal of a label). No dust jacket.  $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0638  Bonar, Andrew A. and Robert Murray M'Cheyne.  NARRATIVE OF A MISSION OF INQUIRY TO THE JEWS FROM THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND IN 1839. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1842. Third Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. This classic narrative contains valuable descriptions of the Jewish communities visited by these Presbyterian missionaries in 1839. Despite the condescending nature of their descriptions of the Jews, the facts they relate about such things as the size of the Jewish population; the nature of the buildings and dress in the Jewish community, and their outsiders' view of some of the Jewish traditions, will be of great interest to Jewish genealogists. Their trip took them through France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Romania, Galicia, and parts of Prussia. They relate their contacts with the Jewish community in all of these places. In good condition for a book over 170 yeas old; small tears to edges of some pages, some creases, bumped corners, and significant fosing throughout. Two foldout maps are intact. $40.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0276  Friedlander, Saul, NAZI GERMANY AND THE JEWS: VOLUME I, THE YEARS OF PERSECUTION, 1933-1939, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. A UCLA historian's attempt to explain how one of the world's most culturally advanced countries embarked on one of the most criminal enterprises in history -- the extermination of the world's Jews. 436 pages. New - list $30. $20.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0242  Friedlander, SaulNAZI GERMANY AND THE JEWS: VOLUME I, THE YEARS OF PERSECUTION, 1933-1939. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.  First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.  Hard Cover.  As New / As New. 436 pp.  A UCLA historian's attempt to explain how one of the world's most culturally advanced countries embarked on one of the most criminal enterprises in history -- the extermination of the world's Jews. As new condition, except for some minor creasing to the top edge of the dust cover.  $16.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0504  Shulman, Abraham.  THE NEW COUNTRY: JEWISH IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICANew York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 684-14704-1. A great photo essay on Jewish immigrants in America, written by a longtime reporter for the Jewish Daily Forward. Many of the photos come from the files of the Sunday illustrated supplement of that newspaper, as well as from YIVO, HIAS, the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, and other organizations. 208 pp. $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0447  Abella, Irving and Harold Troper.  NONE IS TOO MANY: CANADA AND THE JEWS OF EUROPE 1933-1948. New York: Random House, 1982. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-394-53328-3. Interesting and disturbing story of how Canada refused to allow Jewish refugees to enter the country before, during and after World War II. The title comes from a comment made by a Canadian official when asked how many Jews would be admitted to Canada after the war: "None is too many." 336 pages, with detailed notes and index. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award. In very good condition, marred only by a remainder mark on top edges. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0099  Pisar, Samuel, OF BLOOD AND HOPE, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1980.   Hc, dj (clipped), VG/VG, 311 p., 6 x 9¼ in.  $8.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0171  Ehl, Petr, Arno Parik, and Jiri Fiedler, OLD BOHEMIAN AND MORAVIAN JEWISH CEMETERIES, Prague: Kynsperk nad Ohri, 1991. HC, dj, 9 x 11 inches, 172 pages; F/F. This book is divided into three sections. The first section (23 pages) provides some history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, the cemeteries in the communities in which they settled, and of Jewish burial and tombstone practices and inscriptions. The second section (124 page) is a collection of photographs of Jewish cemeteries throughout the Czech Republic. The final section (25 page) is a list of over 140 Jewish communities for which there were cemetery photos in the book, giving a brief history of the community and the status of the cemetery or cemeteries.  $20.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0260  Heller, Celia S.   ON THE EDGE OF DESTRUCTION: JEWS OF POLAND BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1994. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. An in-depth study of Poland's Jews between the two world wars. Documents how Polish anti-Semitism resulted in disappointments for the Jewish community, many of whom expected a greater degree of freedom after independence from Russia. Shows the various responses to continued repression and anti-Semitism in these inter-war years, including assimilation and resistance. 383 pages. New - list price $19.95.  $16.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0033  Birmingham, Stephen, "OUR CROWD," THE GREAT JEWISH FAMILIES OF NEW YORK, New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.  HC, dj, 404 pages, genealogical charts. Slight crease to pages before Chapter I, some spotting on edges of pages, otherwise VG/VG. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0570  Udin, Sophie A., Ed.  THE PALESTINE YEAR BOOK AND ISRAELI ANNUAL 5709, VOLUME IVNew York: Zionist Organization of America and Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod), Inc., 1949. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. A yearbook reviewing events in Palestine/Israel during the year of Israeli independence, 1947-1948. Includes essays by Israeli leaders, historical articles about the siege of Jerusalem, documents dealing with Israeli independence, and lists and directories of organizations in Israel. Includes a chronology and necrology. Aside from a red-pencil "X" on the ffep, no significant damage. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0480  David, Anthony. THE PATRON: A LIFE OF SALMAN SCHOCKEN, 1877-1959. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2003. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Remainder. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-8050-6630-6. Biography of the founder of the publishing firm Schocken Books, who was also a noted department store founder and philanthropist. Book contains a little genealogy in the introductory chapter, discussing Schocken's father and grandfather and their families. Lists for $30. Small remainder dot on bottom. $12.00.   Shipping - $3.00.

bk0612  Ornish, Natalie.  PIONEER JEWISH TEXANS. Dallas: Texas Heritage Press, Publishers, 1989. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-9620755-0-7. This beautiful volume covers the history of Jews in Texas from 1590 to 1990. Written in a slightly different style than the normal Jewish community history, it contains chapters on Jews in various fields and parts of society ("The Adventurers," "The Colonizers," "The Financiers," "The Great Merchants," etc.). Each chapter has brief biographies of prominent members of the Jewish community and their roles in Texas history. Richly illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, and documents. 324 pages, indexed and with an extensive bibliography and notes. Inscribed by the author on ffep "To Sandra Jeanette Halff Ethridge, whose ancestors made history in Texas along the Chisholm Trail." A couple of marks on the outside page edges (not affecting face of page), and a very slight curl to the text block when the cover is opened.  $35.00.   Shipping - $4.00.

bk0367  Rochlin, Harriet and Fred.   PIONEER JEWS: A NEW LIFE IN THE FAR WEST. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good / Very Good. A wonderful survey of Jewish life in the western states in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Traces the settlement of Jews in the south and southwest, the organization of Jewish communities and institutions, and the rise of Jewish "dynasties" in the west. Richly illustrated with b/w photos. Gift inscription from authors "To Rita & Bill: All the best" on ffep. 244 pages, dust jacket price-clipped.  $20.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0417  Ausubel, Nathan.  PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1953. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-517-097575. One of Nathan Ausubel's many works on Jewish history and culture. 26th printing of this classic work, which reviews Jewish history "from bible times to our own day throughout the world." Brief historical entries are accompanied by photos, many of classic art works depicting Jewish history. 346 pages. Book is in very good condition, but jacket is a bit up; it's all in one piece, but has numerous tears around the edges (repaired on the inside with archival tape) and the front inside panel is creased. $12.00. Shipping - $3.50.

bk0631  Abramski-Bligh, Irit, Editor.  PINKAS HA-KEHILLOT, or ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWISH COMMUNITIES: LIBYA AND TUNISIAJerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1997. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 965-308-059-8. One of the later volumes of Yad Vashem's Pinkas Ha-kehillot series, or Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities. This volume deals with the North African communities of Libya and Tunisia, in contrast to earlier volumes which focused on Jewish communities in Europe. Contains an overall history of the region, with shorter articles on specific communities. Includes maps, photographs, population statistics, and bibliographical information. Entirely in Hebrew, with 3-page English preface and English table of contents. Book in very good condition, but dust jacket (now in Brodart cover) has creases on front and back and edge wear.  $30.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0349  Keckmemet, Dusko.  THE PLACE OF JEWS IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY OF SPLIT. Split: 1984.  12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.  Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket.  A brief translation of a book on the Jews of Split, Croatia. Cover reads "condensed English version by Zivko Vekaric." Consists of a nine-page article on the Jews of Split, followed by 48 photographs from the original book. Illustrations include maps, photos of the cemetery, synagogue, street scenes, important documents, and prominent personalities. Photo captions in Croation.  $10.00.  Shipping - $1.50.

bk0655  Cohn-Sherbok, Lavinia and Dan.  A POPULAR DICTIONARY OF JUDAISM. Chicago: NTC Publishing Group, 1995. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-8442-0423-4. $5.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0158  Manners, Ande, POOR COUSINS, New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1972. Hc, dj, 6 x 9 inches, 318 pp.  History of the conflicts between the mostly poor, Eastern European Jewish immigrants of the late 19th century and the German Jewish immigrants who had preceded them. Some spotting, dirt & stains on outside edge; minor rubbing on cover. G/G.  $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0724  Lion, Jindrich (text) and Jan Lukas (photos).  THE PRAGUE GHETTOLondon: Spring Books, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. An unusual history of the Prague ghetto, incorporating history, a discussion of historical landmarks, and fables about the Jewish community, all richly illustrated with b&w photos. After the 97 pages of historical material divided into about a dozen chapters, there are 36 full-page photographic plates. No copyright date in book, but gift inscription dated 1964. Translated by Jean Layton. Very good condition, except for a small tear in the near the spine, and some overall wear to the dust jacket (protected in dust jacket cover). $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0617  Altshuler, David, Editor.  THE PRECIOUS LEGACY: JUDAIC TREASURES FROM THE CZECHOSLOVAK STATE COLLECTIONS. New York: Summit Books, 1983. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-671-4949-8. Both a catalog to the traveling exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian institution, and an illustrated history of Jewish life in Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia over a nearly 1,000 year period. Richly illustrated with color and black & white photographs. 288 pages.  $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00

bk0768  Ioanid, Radu.  THE RANSOM OF THE JEWS: THE STORY OF THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRET BARGAIN BETWEEN ROMANIA AND ISRAELChicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2005. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 1-56663-562-4. A well-written history of the post-WWII emigration of most of Romania's Jews to Israel, often assited by financial payments to Romania. 217 pages, index. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0671  Sachar, Abram Leon.  THE REDEMPTION OF THE UNWANTED: FROM THE LIBRATION OF THE DEATH CAMPS TO THE FOUNDING OF ISRAEL. New York: St. Martin's/Marek, 1983. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-312-66729-9. The story of the 400,000 Jews still living in western Europe at the end of WWII. Covers their liberation from the concentration camps, their plight in displaced persons camps, both legal and illegal immigration to Palestine, and the founding of the State of Israel. Chapters include: What The Liberators Found: The Central European Camps; The Nazi Extermination Camps in Poland; Those Who Resisted: "Be Present, Stand Up;" The Carob Grove: Christian Compassion; The Nuremberg Military Tribunal and the Trials that Followed; B'richa and the Displaced Persons' Camps; Af Al Pi (Depsite All): Illegal Immigrationto Palestine; Truman, Niles and the American Effort; Forcing the British to Relinquish the Mandate; The Interregnum Vacuum: Operation Deluge, November 1947-May 1948; and The War of Independence. 334 pages, index. $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0472  Olitzky, Kerry M., Lance J. Sussman, and Malcolm H. Stern.  REFORM JUDAISM IN AMERICA: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY AND SOURCEBOOK. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-313-24628-9. Both a history of Reform Judaism in American, and a "who's who" of prominent Reform Jews past and present, with about 170 biographies. Part of a series that also includes books on the Conservative and Orthodox movements in Judaism, which are much more rare than this volume. 347 pages. $18.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0428  Bianco, Anthony.  THE REICHMANNS: FAMILY, FAITH, FORTUNE, AND THE EMPIRE OF OLYMPIA & YORK. New York: Times Books, 1997. First Paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-8129-3063-0. From the back cover: "The commercial empire built by the Reichmanns was one of the greatest the world has ever seen. In just a few generations, the ultra-Orthodox family rose from poverty to become one of the richest dynasties in the world, only to lose it all in a gamble of astonishing proportions. In The Reichmanns, Anthony Bianco expertly balances the fascinating tale of the family's rise and fall with a penetrating look into the hidden world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. From the Hungarian shtetl to the stunning triumph in building the World Financial Center to the terrible misstep at London's Canary Wharf, The Reichmanns is both a thrilling business tale and an engrossing investigation of the intersection of values, tradition, and commerce." 810 pages. $10.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0702  Latour, Anny.  THE RESURRECTION OF ISRAELCleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. A history of the founding of the State of Israel, originally written in French. Covers the history of Zionism and Jewish immigration to Palestine, along with the events leading up to statehood and war of independence. 404 pages, with index, glossary, bibliography & maps. Dust jacket in one piece, but with many chips and creases along all edges. Gift inscription on ffep. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0577  Shirer, William L.  THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICHNew York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Journalist William L. Shirer's classic history of Nazi Germany, written by someone who witnessed most of the events firsthand. 1,245 pages. Sixteenth printing. In very good condition, except: discoloration and spotting to top of page edges (from sitting on a shelf undusted and uncleaned for years); some wrinkling to first few pages near the binding. $8.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0737  Bierman, John.  RIGHTEOUS GENTILE: THE STORY OF RAOUL WALLENBERG, MISSING HERO OF THE HOLOCAUST. New York: The Viking Press, 1981. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-670-74924-9. A biography of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who was posted to Budapest in 1944 and helped resist Eichmann's attempt at deporting the Jews of Hungary, and saved many of them by getting them Swedish passports. Taken prisoner by the Russians when they occupied Hungary towards the end of the war, he was never seen or heard from again, and when the book was written, there were conflicting reports on whether he died in prison in 1947 or was still alive in a Russian gulag. 218 pages. $10.00.  Shipping: $4.00.

bk0747  Perera, Victor.  RITES: A GUATEMALAN BOYHOODLondon: Andre Deutsch, 1986. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-233-97977-8. A collection of biographical essays or short chapters on the author's boyhood in Guatemala, where he grew up as the son of Sephardic Jewish emigrants from Israel. $6.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0244  Morton, Frederic. THE ROTHSCHILDS, A FAMILY PORTRAIT. New York: Atheneum, 1961. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A popular history of the most famous Jewish banking family in history. Covers the founding of the family's fortune, starting with Mayer Amschel of Frankfurt in the 18th century, to the early 1960s. Includes a large genealogical table at the back of the book. 305 pages.  $12.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0535  Farkas, Rose.  RUCHELE, SIXTY YEARS FROM SZATMAR TO LOS ANGELESSanta Barbara: Fithian Press, 1998. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 1-56474-245-8. A wonderful memoir of Jewish life in Szatmar, or Satu Mare, Romania, written by a Holocaust survivor. Contains chapters about her childhood life there in the 1930s, years of hiding as a Christian in Budapest during the war, her later married life in Szatmar, and her immigration to Los Angeles. 253 pages. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0306  Fishman, David E.   RUSSIA'S FIRST MODERN JEWS: THE JEWS OF SHKLOV. New York and London: New York University Press, 1995. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. Reviews social changes in the Jewish communities of eastern Belarus, after this territory was absorbed by the Russian empire at the end of the 18th century. Focuses on the city of Shklov, where the influences of Hasidism, Rabbinic Mitnagdism, and Haskalah converged to create a modern Jewish community from the remnants of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Aside from its general historical significance, the book is useful to Jewish genealogists for its extensive bibliography of original sources and the many members of the community mentioned in its pages. Based on a doctoral dissertation. 195 pages. New - published at $45.00.  $15.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0230  Banas, Josef.  THE SCAPEGOATS: THE EXODUS OF THE REMNANTS OF POLISH JEWRY. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc. Import Division, 1979. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. An account of persecution of remaining Polish Jews under communism, and of the arguably forced emigration of about 30,000 Polish Jews in the 1960s. Dust cover is shopworn, with small tears at the bottom of the spine and the back inside flap.  $15.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0602  Paulsson, Gunnar S.  SECRET CITY: THE HIDDEN JEWS OF WARSAW, 1940-1945. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 0-300-09546-5. New - list $35.00. A detailed history of the roughly 28,000 Jews of Warsaw who managed to survive outside of the Ghetto during World War II. 298 pages, 6 x 9 inches. $20.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0439  Baer, Jean.  THE SELF-CHOSEN: "OUR CROWD" IS DEAD, LONG LIVE OUR CROWD. New York: Arbor House, 1982. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-87795-330-9. Examines a "new Jewish elite," based on achievement instead of the wealth and family connections of "our crowd," the mostly German-Jewish merchant families. Told through the experiences of 254 members of this "new" elite. Author notes that she originally intended to write a book about Temple Emanu-El in New York, but became attracted to the difference between the old guard and the newer prominent members, many of whom came from a different (Eastern European) background. Also notes about how many of the families written about in Stephen Birmingham's "Our Crowd" have lost most of their connection to Judaism. 372 pages. $10.00. Shipping - $3.00.

bk0708  Lanzmann, Claude.  Shoah: An Oral HIstory of the HolocaustNew York: Pantheon Books, 1985. First American. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-394-55142-7. The complete text of the 1985 documentary "Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust." Claude Lanzmann's 9 1/2 hour documentary used no archival footage, instead consisting of interviews with survivors, witnesses and former Nazis. This book encompasses the text of those interviews in the film. 200 pages. $6.00.  Shipping $3.00.

bk0338 Sanders, Ronald. SHORES OF REFUGE: A HUNDRED YEARS OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1988. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-8050-0563-3. A classic study of Jewish immigration to the United States, from the 1880s to 1980s. The author breaks down the 100 years into 11 periods, and examines the reasons for immigration during each period as well as U.S. reactions to it. 673 pages, index. $12.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0725  Wigoder, Geoffrey.  THE STORY OF THE SYNAGOGUE: A DIASPORA MUSEUM BOOK. San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986. First U.S. Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-06-069401-7. A book by Beth Hatefutsoth, the Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv, about the history of the synagogue. A richly illustrated "coffe-table" style book with both color and b&w photos. Encompasses 11 chapters tracing the synagogue's history, including: The Beginnings; The Classical Period; Medieval Europe; Spain and Portugal; Renaissance and Ghetto; Eastern Europe; Towards Emancipation; In Moslem Lands; Far-Off Places; Equal Citizens; and Meeting Modern Challenges. Chapters typically discuss the role of the synagogue in the Jewish community, as well as architectural features, with many illustrations. 208 pages, index and glossary. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0585  Meek, H. A.  THE SYNAGOGUE. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1995. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7148-2932-3. A richly illustrated history of houses of Jewish worship. Actually begins prior to the establishment of the Temple in Jerusalem, and then continues through the development of the synagogue to the present. Reviews both the development of Jewish forms of worship and the places in which this worship occurred. Extremely heavy and beautifully illustrated. 240 pages. In almost new condition, except for some rubbing on the dj due to shelfwear. $25.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0669  Dorfman, Rivka and Ben-Zion.  SYNAGOGUES WITHOUT JEWS AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT BUILT AND USED THEMPhiladelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2000. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 9-780827-606920. A beautiful coffee table book documenting synagogues where there is no longer a Jewish community, put together by an American couple living in Israel. Includes synagogues in the following places: in Italy, Ancona, Casale Monferrato, Gorizia, Mondovi, Mantua, Trieste; in Croatia & Serbia, Dubrovnik, Osijek, Subotica; in Greece, Rhodes, Veroia, Ionnina; in Austria, Eisenstadt, Graz, St. Polten; in the Czech Republic, Mikulov, Kojetin, Trebic, Polna, Breznice, Jicin, Pilsen; in Slovakia, Svaty Jur, Bardejov, Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Vrbove, Trnava, Presov, Lucenec; in Hungary, Apostag, Papa, Koszeg, Gyor, Szeged. Color photos throughout, bibliography, glossary, index, 352 pages. Has gift inscription on inside cover, including lipstick kiss; otherwise, virtually as new. Out of print; sold for approximately $70 new; compare from $165 to $765 on used book sites. $50.00.  Shipping - $6.00.

bk0288  Eliach, Yaffa.  THERE ONCE WAS A WORLD: A 900-YEAR CHRONICLE OF THE SHTETL OF EISHYSHOK. Boston & New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1998. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. 818 pages, with full index (names and places), glossary and bibliography. A massive memorial book describing the history of the Jewish community of Eishyshok, Lithuania, from its early development through the Holocaust. The author is also the creator of the "Tower of Life" at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, an exhibit of 1,600 photographs from Eishyshok. The dust cover is unusual; it is made of transparent plastic with printed text.  New - list $50.00.   $25.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0581  Marcus, Jacob Rader.  THIS I BELIEVE, DOCUMENTS OF AMERICAN JEWISH LIFENorthvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1990. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-87668-782-6. An interesting companion to some of Rader's other works that are compilation of early American documents. This one focuses not on documents of historical value, but those illustrating Jewish ethics and personal beliefs. Includes ethical wills, family correspondence, letters to newspapers, sermons, etc. 277 pages. Basically in "as-new" condition. $10.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0118  Black, Edwin, THE TRANSFER AGREEMENT: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE SECRET PACT BETWEEN THE THIRD REICH & JEWISH PALESTINE, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1984.  HC, dj, 430 pages, 6 x 9 inches. Dust jacket torn, red remainder stripe on bottom. F/VG. $10.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0654  Ausubel, Nathan.  A TREASURY OF JEWISH HUMOR. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-385-04499-2. $6.00.  Shipping - $4.50.

bk0422  Tift, Susan E. & Alex S. Jones.  THE TRUST: THE PRIVATE AND POWERFUL FAMILY BEHIND THE NEW YORK TIMES. Boston, New York & London: Little, Brown and Company, 1999. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-316-84546-9. A family history of the Ochs and Sulzberger families that controlled the New York Times for more than a hundred years. Includes a partial family tree after the title page. Traces the family from Julius Ochs and Bertha Levy, parents of Adolph Ochs, both of whom were German Jewish immigrants to the South before the civil war. Follows the career of Adolph Ochs through his early years with Tennessee newspapers through his years as publisher of the New York Times, and then follows his daughter Iphigene and her husband Arthur Hays Sulzberger, and their family's subsequent control of the newspaper. 870 pages, including 32 pages of b&w photos, extensive notes, and an index. Remaindered (no mark), in as new condition except for some soiling to dust jacket from extended shelf wear. List price $29.95. $15.00. Shipping - $3.50.

bk0598  Stanislawski, Michael.  TSAR NICHOLAS I AND THE JEWS: THE TRANSFORMATION OF JEWISH SOCIETY IN RUSSIA 1825-1855. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1983. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fair / Very Good. ISBN: 0-8276-0216-2. A very informative discussion of this critical period in Russian-Jewish history. Author reviews the effect of anti-Jewish legislation, such as military service requirements, expulsions, and the abolishment of traditional Jewish community organs. This is one of the most accurate and well-documented studies of Jewish life in Russia, and is a very hard-to-find book. 246 pages. Unfortunately, this copy has been badly marred by extensive pen markings on almost every page, including underlinings, circled entries, brackets and marginal comments. There are also about a dozen dog-eared pages, apparently used as bookmarks. It appears as if this might have been used as a college textbook. Because of all the pen markings, it's a real mess. It is unfortunate, because aside from all the markings and dog-eared pages, this is a first edition of a relatively rare book and is otherwise in pretty good condition. The horrible and extensive pen markings are the reason that this book that usually sells for $30 to $60 is being offered for only $5.00. $5.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0651  Daiches, David.  TWO WORLDS: AN EDINBURGH JEWISH CHILDHOOD.  Tuscaloosa and London: The University of Alabama Press, 1989. Reprint edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-8173-0417-7. Memoir describing the author's boyhood in Edinburgh between WWI and WWII. Originally published 1956; reprint edition. 152 pages. $6.00.  Shipping - $2.50.

bk0600  Gay, Ruth.  UNFINISHED PEOPLE: EASTERN EUROPEAN JEWS ENCOUNTER AMERICA. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-393-32240-8. A very personal account of the life of Eastern European Jewish immigrants in America. Rather than writing a dry history of this period, the author recounts the culture of this immigrant generation through her own personal experiences. Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for nonfiction in 1997. New - list $14.95. 310 pages. $10.00. Shipping - $2.50.

bk0657  Grunwald, Max. VIENNAPhiladelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1936. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Part of the Jewish Communities Series published by The Jewish Publication Society of America. Title page simply says "Jewish Communities Series, Vienna," while the spine has the title "History of Jews in Vienna." Book in very good condition, with the exception of a partial crease in the upper outside corner of pages about half of the way through, apparently from the book being dropped on its corner at some point. 557 pages. b&w illustrations & photos. $8.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0630  Rosenbaum, Fred.  VISIONS OF REFORM: CONGREGATION EMANU-EL AND THE JEWS OF SAN FRANCISCO 1849-1999Berkeley: Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2000. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0-943376-68-8. A thorough history of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El, one of the first two Jewish synagogues in San Francisco, and its relationship to the city's history. Lots of biographical information on early figures in the congregation. 534 pages, index, extensive notes, bibliography. In "as new" condition. The dust jacket is protected in a Brodard cover; otherwise, this book appears unread and unused, as if it just came off the bookstore shelf.  $18.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0649  Thomas, Gordon and Max Morgan Witts.  VOYAGE OF THE DAMNEDNew York: Stein and Day Publishers, 1974. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. The story of the passengers of the St. Louis, 937 Jewish refugees who left Germany on May 13, 1939, but were denied entrance to their original destination of Cuba, and then other countries in the Americas and the Caribbean, where their lives could have been saved. As they were being returned to Germany, arrangements were finally made for the governments of Belgium, The Netherlands, France and England to each take some of the refugees. Those who were chosen to go the England lived, while many of those taken in by Belgium, The Netherlands and France were killed when those countries were overrun by the Nazis. 317 pages, index and bibliography. Dust jacket dry and brittle, with three missing pieces along spine. $10.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0214  Dawidowicz, Lucy S. THE WAR AGAINST THE JEWS 1933-1945. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A classic history of the Nazis' actions against the Jews, from their rise to power in 1933 to the end of World War II. 460 pages. $12.00.   Shipping - $3.00.

bk0667  Ainsztein, Reuben.  THE WARSAW GHETTO REVOLTNew York: Holocaust Library, 1979. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 089604-007-0. Listed on the copyright page as "A revised and expanded version of "The Warsaw Ghetto Revolt" in Jewish Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Europe," this 200+ page study reviews the Jewish revolt in the Warsaw Ghetto that prevented the Nazis from completely liquidating the ghetto for months. With over 500,000 inhabitants at one point, over 100,000 had died, mostly of starvation and disease, by June 1942. From July to September, 1942, over 310,000 Jews were dispatched to the gas chambers at Treblinka after being told they were being "resettled" in the East. By the beginning of 1943, there were still 70,000 Jews left in the Warsaw Ghetto. With knowledge of their eventual fate now known, the survivors began to arm themselves for resistance. First fighting a liquidation order in January of 1943, the resistance drove out the Nazis before the alloted number could be rounded up, but still lost over 5,500 people to liquidation. The final fight lasted for almost two months of April and May of 1943. While the majority of the ghetto was liquidated by May 16, bands of fighters continued to resist the Nazis for several more months. This book reviews the entire struggle in great detail, with b&w photos of the leaders, and many first-hand accounts. 238 pages, extensive notes, bibliography and index. Cover significantly rubbed, pages 69-98 slightly creased diagonally, and price sticker and other sticker residue on back cover; otherwise very good. $5.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0167  Lesser, Jeffrey, WELCOMING THE UNDESIRABLES: BRAZIL AND THE JEWISH QUESTION, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1995. Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 280 pp.  A study of 20th century Jewish immigration into Brazil, its origins and reasons, and the resistance of the Brazilian people to this immigration. Includes appendices with several statistical tables summarizing Jewish immigration to Brazil. New - lists for $18.95.  $13.00.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0456  Libo, Kenneth and Irving Howe. WE LIVED THERE TOO. New York: St. Maren's/Marek, 1984. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. A richly illustrated history of Jews in the pioneer west. Chapters divided into three parts: Part One, Sephardim and Ashkenazim 1630-1830; Part Two, The Central European Experience 1830-1910; Part Three, East European Jew, 1880-1930. 347 pages.  $15.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0660  Hoffman, Abraham, editor.  WESTERN STATES JEWISH HISTORY, Spring/Summer 2011/5771, Vol. XLIII, Number 3/4. Calabasas, CA: Western States Jewish History, 2011. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Trade Paperback. Very Good / No Jacket. ISBN: 0043-4221. Double issue of Western States Jewish History journal, focusing on Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, with the subtitle "Boyle Heights: Recollections and Remembrances of the Boyle Heights Jewish Community in Los Angeles, 1920s-1960s." Includes both academic articles and personal reminiscences. Contents include: Boyle Heights: A Study in Ghettos, 1935, by David Weissman; Kaspare Cohn Hospital, Boyle Heights: President's Report, 1911; Hollenbeck Junior High School Celebrates Public Schools Week, April 24, 1940; Menorah Center in its Twilight Years, 1954-1957, Appeal by Rabbi Siegelstein; The Neighborhood Music Settlement & Boyle Heights, by Jonathan L. Friedmann; A Letter of Protest about Roosevelt High School, 1950, by Fred Ross; "First" History of Roosevelt High School, 1924, Yearbook Entry; Jewish Congregations in Boyle Heights, 1942; Family Get-Togethers are My Fondest Memories, by Arthur "Boomie" Siegel; A Rather Wholesome Environment in Which to be Raised, by Don Hodes; Collection of a Boyle Heights Milkman, by Mel Roberts; Students Were Stunned at the Sudden Disappearance of Our Japanese Classmates, by Elizabeth "Libby" Fine Ginsburg; I Loved Walking Down Brooklyn Avenue Past Soto Street, by Erna Toback; Boyle Heights was Widely Viewed as an Unsavory Neighborhood, by Harriet Shapiro Rochlin; Life on Cincinatti Street was Fairly Normal, by Irv Porush; It Took Me Fifty Years to Put My Thoughts on Paper, by Irv Weiser; Variety Boys and Girls Club: My Memories, by Judy Zdravje, Executive Director, Retired; The Character of Boyle Heights was Richly Varied, by Judy Hurwitz Chaikin; Shopping for Food Then was Quite Different From What It Is Today, by Lawrence "Larry" Goldman; A Whole New World Opened Up For Me, Leanore Kasten Saltz; East L.A.-Man, by Leonard "Lenny" D. Davis; Walking into the Market was a Memorable Experience, by Marshall Robert Nathanson; Wabash Playground was the Center of the Universe, by Max Fine; I Felt Fortunate to Have Such Loyal Friends, by Ronald Goldstein; We Lived Economically and Enjoyed Simple Pleasures, by Arna Shafer Shutz; Brooklyn Avenue was Like a Fairy Tale, by Shimona Yaroslavsky Kushner; I Remember: 67 Former Residents of Boyle Heights Write of Their Early Years. 308 pages, plus 12 page index. $7.50.  Shipping - $3.00.

bk0540  Schwartz, Julius and Solomon Aaron Kaye.  WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN JEWRY 1928, Second Edition New York: The Jewish Biographical Bureau, Inc., 1928. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. A good+ copy of a classic work of American Jewish history. This was the second edition of this work (the first was in 1928), and contains biographical entries on approximately 3,500 American Jews and their families. Hardcover with binding intact and no missing/torn pages, etc. Condition is good+ to very good. Cover cloth (black) a little dirty and scuffed around the edges; gold-leaf cover and spine titles almost completely faded. Both front and rear endpapers show acid stains, apparently from newsprint that may have been placed inside the covers. Last two pages in rear (blank) are creased. 781 pages. $35.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0487  Simons, John, editor.  WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN JEWRY, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF LIVING JEWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, Volume 3, 1938-1939. New York: National News Association, 1938. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. 1,117 p. Includes 8,477 full biographies and 1,900 name listings with references to previous editions, along with 400 portraits. This edition is hard to find. Spine is a little weak, but intact. Hinges beginning to crack after first or last few pages. $35.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0394  Schneiderman, Harry & I. J. Carmin Karpman, Editors. WHO'S WHO IN WORLD JEWRY: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF OUTSTANDING JEWS (1965). New York: Who's Who in World Jewry, Inc., 1965. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket. The second edition (first was in 1955) of this classic biographical dictionary. Includes about 11,000 biographies in 1,087 pages. Cloth generally in good shape; color good and bright (dark blue with red spine), gold lettering clear and bright. First and last few signatures printed on different paper than rest of book; color difference can be clearly seen. Foxing to outside edges of paper on these signatures, and to top edge of all pages. Free endpaper in back has been cut out with exacto knife, slightly scoring final page near binding; partially removed bookplate on inside back cover; previous owner's signature on ffep; otherwise very good. Overall, a very nice copy of this important work for Jewish history and genealogy.  $25.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0520  Karpman, I. J. Carmin. WHO'S WHO IN WORLD JEWRY: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF OUTSTANDING JEWS (1972). New York: Pitman Publishing Corporation, Inc., 1972. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. The third edition of this biographical dictionary contains 10,000 biographies of prominent Jews around the world. Previous editions were published in 1955 and 1965. Typical entries contain information about birth, parentage, education, marriage, career, and current residence. 999 pages. Very good condition, with the exception of some rubbing on the outer edges. $25.00.  Shipping - $5.00.

bk0518  Grynberg, Michal, Editor. WORDS TO OUTLIVE US: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM THE WARSAW GHETTO. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2002. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-8050-5833-8. The words of residents of the Warsaw Ghetto, drawn from 29 testimonies in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Some were delivered to the archives after the war, others found in attics or basements, and some are anonymous. $15.00.  Shipping - $3.50.

bk0206  Howe, Irving.  WORLD OF OUR FATHERS. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. 714 pages. A classic history of the immigration of Eastern European Jews to the United States, describing their reasons for immigrating, the nature of the voyage, and the immigrants' adjustment to life in the United States. Includes chapters on the occupations of immigrants, their political leanings, and Yiddish culture. Dust jacket price-clipped; gift inscription to previous owner on ffep. $12.00.  Shipping - $4.00.

bk0145  Rubin, Steven J., editor, WRITING OUR LIVES: AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF AMERICAN JEWS, 1890-1990, Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1991. HC, dj, 6 x 9 inches, 347 pages. Autobiographical essays by 26 American Jews. New - list $44.95.  $20.00.   Shipping - $2.50.

bk0571  Harkavy, Alexander.  YIDDISH-ENGLISH-HEBREW DICTIONARYNew York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 1928. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Original second edition (not a reprint) of Harkavy's classic Yiddish-English-Hebrew dictionary. Organized by Yiddish word, it first gives the English equivalent(s), and then the Hebrew equivalent(s). 583 pages. Yiddish inscription dated 3-10-39 on ffep. Binding is a little loose, and someone has made a repair to back inside hinge, with new endpaper.  $35.00.  Shipping - $4.50.


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