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Religion: Jewish Studies
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1 ..... TORAH: THE Books OF MOSES (Volumes 1, 3, 4 & 5). Vienna, 1867.
Josef Schlesinger's Buchhandlung [Wien (Vienna)]. 1867. Hard Cover 
32mo. Full leather with the front covers & spines ornately blindstamped with scrolling vines, foliage & flowers. Spines blindstamped in Hebrew & separated into panels with rulings. Marbled endpapers in red, brown & white. Text in Hebrew only. FAIR: All are well-used overall with the expected defects of such use. All edges are heavily worn, spines worn, corners heavily bumped, some cracks in the leather on the spine, slightly tanned pages, & soiled foreedges. Except for the edges, 2 volumes have covers almost free of scuffs & the others have scattered light scuffing on the elevated ornamentation. All have tight spines. In addition: VOLUME 1 [442 + 84pp] has a 1/2' split at top back of spine; VOLUME 3 [274 + 32 + 84pp] has a 1' section of the cover at the top of the spine missing, and the spine cracked along the front endpaper gutter. VOLUME 4 [354 + 32 + 84] has some insect holes in the front & back gutters, a 1' split at the top of the spine, and its back cover has a 3/4' l. gouged area & a 1 1/2' x 3/4' area where the leather finish has been rubbed through; VOLUME 5 [312 + 34 + 84pp] has a 1 3/8' split at the bottom front of spine, a 3/8' d. area of insect action on the back cover, and heavy foxing on the back flyleaf & endpaper. [Each volume may also be purchased separately @ $25.00. Please inquire]. Shipping via Priority Mail will require extra postage. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Blandford, Benjamin W. OFF THE CAPES OF DELAWARE: Stories of American Jewish Heroes.
Union of American Hebrew Congregations [Cincinnati]. 1940. (1940). First Edition Soft Cover 
1st edition. 325pp. 8vo. Bluish gray cloth with an embossed dramatic illustration of a ship at sea amid perilous waves in dark blue & white. The illustration wraps over the bottom of the spine & across the lower edge of the back cover. The title & author's name are in white in the top half of the front cover with a small dark blue anchor between. The white-lettered spine is also illustrated with an anchor & rope in dark blue. 10 b/w illustrations by Bernard Segal. Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Forster, Arnold. A MEASURE OF FREEDOM.
Doubleday & Co. [New York]. 1950. (1950). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 256pp. sm8vo. Black cloth with silver-lettered spine. An Anti-Defamation League report on anti-semitism, racism & the Far Right. Indexed. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Two 1/4' edge tears on top edge of front, left & top edges of the back slightly tanned o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects). 
Price: 2.00 USD
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4 Harris, Maurice H. MEDIAEVAL JEWS: From the Conquest of Spain To the Discovery of America.
Bloch Publishing Co. [New York]. 1929. Hard Cover 
5th edition (Revised enlarged & indexed). 384pp. sm8vo. 1/4 cloth over tan, decorated boards. Map of Europe (800 - 1100) on the front endpapers & another of Spain & Portugal on the back endpapers. Frontispiece plate + 17 other illustrations. Covers have a few light spots of foxing o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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5 Smucker, Samuel M. (Samuel Mosheim). A HISTORY OF THE MODERN JEWS; OR, ANNALS OF THE HEBREW RACE. From the Destruction of Jerusalem to the Present Time.
Duane Rulison [Philadelphia]. 1860. (1860: Duane Rulison). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 350pp. + 2pp. ads [i, ii], iii, iv, 5 - 350, [351-2]. sm8vo. Brown cloth with a blindstamped design surrounding an amphora on both covers. Giltstamped amphora on the front cover. Spine lettered & decorated in gilt. Dark brown endpapers. Tissue guarded frontispiece of Rabbi Moses Maimonides. Covers & corners worn, spine faded; back cover shows dampstains; textblock tanned; front & back flyleaves removed; tissue guard is wrinkled, foxed & partially missing (frontispiece not affected); occasional very light foxing throughout leaves. SEE SCAN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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