8vo. , 356 pp. Title in red & blk. Photo frntsp., numerous photos, plates throughout. Brown cloth, blk lettrng (vry slght soilng on frnt cvr, vry slght tidemrk to vry uppr fore-edge of a few leaves), w/ d.j. cover art of Russian refugees w/ Constantinople in the background by Stone (mnr rubbng, dustsoilng, vry fnt tidemrk to uppr fore-edge bk cvr), still VG-/VG-copy. First edition of this exceedingly scarce second work by Kenneth Roberts, and his first as sole author. He provides a detailed and gripping account of the immigration problem before, and especially after World War I as Central Europeans, and Eastern European Jews, poured into the United States, overwhelming local governments, cities, and charities. In addition, he examines the Russian emigration into Turkey following the Russian Revolution, examines the Greek Civil War, and the struggle against Temperance in Scotland and England.
Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" First edition / First printing. Signed, autographed, inscribed. Spine slightly faded, minor wear at edges, slight foxing to first several pages, paper-clip outline on top of first 5 pages, newspaper clipping offsetting on pages 174 & 175, several pages throughout the book are also slightly foxed. This copy is from the library of author & politician, Louis A. Coolidge. Included in this book is a newspaper clipping relating to this publication (preserved in plastic folder), a letter dated July 26, 1922 from the librarian at the Milton Massachusetts Public Library thanking Mr. Coolidge for his donation of a copy of this book, and a 3 page handwritten letter from Kenneth Roberts to Coolidge. The Roberts letter is dated May 2 [1923? ] and is a single fold, four-page letterhead from the Red Star Line's S.S. Lapland. The letter in part states: "Dear Louis: / We thank you for your / wire, letter and flowers. The latter, unfortunately, were delivered / either to York's wedding or to a / Jewish funeral." He continues about his plans to tour Europe, drinking scotch & wine, meeting later with "Lorimer", inviting Louis to join him for the World's Fair in Gothenburg (Goteburg), Sweden ("lots of strange drinks up there"), "I wish you would go to / writing-school. By the way, / Logan's no. isnt circle 766 as / you said. but circle 7663. I / insisted on having 766, and was / repeatedly connected with a lot / of Swedes who couldn't talk / or understand English. If / you want a good murderous / grouch, call 766 yourself a / few times." And Concludes: "I see Dawes has started / a rival organization to the / sentinals. More team work, . old son, more team work. / Who goes there? / Ken Roberts! ". A great association copy with these two New England authors. Good, no dust jacket. 15 x 21cm. hard cover. 356pp. Signed: I Inscribed By the Author.
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