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From the Kingdom of Necessity


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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); variant bound in smooth red vertically-ribbed cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover, and textblock bulking 1 5/16"; dustjacket; vi, 450pp. Vintage bookplate to front pastedown, with faint offset onto front endpaper, else Fine in a Very Good+ price-clipped dustjacket, with light sunning to spine and mild wear to extremities. "A proletarian novel of the life of an Austrian Jew in New York. Young Isaac is brought by his parents from a village in Eastern Europe at an early age, his father fails successively as tailor, janitor, candy store owner, and Isaac and his brother suffer from timidity and poverty, until Isaac finds his own niche. Long, detailed picture of Isaac's growth, the lives of the family and friends, the background of slums, abortive business ventures, racial antagonisms. Sordid in many spots, and at times heavy going" (Kirkus Review, Sept.19, 1935). HANNA 3146; RIDEOUT p.297; COAN p.176.


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From the Kingdom of Necessity
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Lorne Bair Rare Books specializes in books, mansuscripts, and printed ephemera relating to American Social History, with an emphasis on radical and utopian movements of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. We are available in our showroom by appointment, at shows, and on-line through various booksellers' sites or at our website


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