New York: National News Association, Inc., 1938. Edited and Preface by John Simons Small 4to size blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and cover. 1,177 glossy pages with 400 black and white photographs and illustrations, some full page; geographical index. Red endpapers, blue speckled outside pages. Some vintage advertisements. 8,477 full biographies from A. Howard Aaron to Zalme Zylbercweig including: Benny Goodman, Irving Berlin, Albert Einstein (full page photograph,) Herbert Henry Lehman, Celia Neumark Rosenbloom, Myron Sulzberger, Haskell Talamo, Samuel Untermyer, Lillian D. Wald, Adolph Zukor and many more. Mostly men, but includes some women including several with illustrated biographies. Includes those in a wide variety of professions but many doctors, lawyers, judges and rabbis. We also noted several whose employment is listed as "communal workers." Edgewear, bumped head and heel of spine, worn bottom front corner. Tear to back exterior spine seam from top about 3/4th of the way down toward bottom. We noted three tiny pencilled checkmarks on one page and Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter's biography has been annotated with his date of death (of course this biography predates his Supreme Court nomination and service.) Thin band of shelf soil on bottom fore edge. Very heavy volume; additional shipping and handling charges are required. Thanks for shopping with us. 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and life-long learning.. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Hyamson, Albert M. & Dr. A.M. Silbermann (editors)
London: Shapiro, Vallentine & Co., 1938. Heavy blue cloth with bright gilt decoration on cover and gilt titles on spine. 69...
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