Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Spirit of the Ghetto: Studies of the Jewish Quarter of New York

New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, Inc., 1965. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto. XIV, [6], 300pp. Original illustrated wrappers over illustrated cloth. Pictorial title page. The Jewish community on New York's lower East Side is the subject of Mr. Hutchins Hapgood's essays, which first appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly" and other thoughtful journals in 1902. The present volume is an attempt made by a 'Gentile' to report sympathetically on the character, lives, and pursuits of the East Side Jews. The Jewish quarter of 1902 comes to life in Jacob Epstein's drawings - over fifty - which reveal a rarely known facet of the great sculptor's art. Minor rubbing along edges of wrappers. Previous owner's signature on title page. Wrappers in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #30984

Price: $35.00