Good in Fair jacket. Hardcover. Signed & inscribed by Author Boards are faded, rubbed, and heavily soiled. Dust jacket is tanned, rubbed, and soiled. Not price clipped. Textblock edges are tanned and lightly soiled. Textblock is tight. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Good. No Jacket. Ex-library with a stamp on the front endpaper and a card envelope affixed to the rear endpaper, but no other library or owners' marks; there is some smudging and light age-toning on the page block edges, otherwise clean; the binding is rather relaxed, but secure; the hard cover bears some markings from adhesive removal near the spine heel and just a little surface rubbing, otherwise sound.
Octavo; vg/good-; dj, white spine with blue text; dj, moderate shelf wear; chipping; foxing; HB, blue cloth spine with gold text on darker blue color block; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; former owner's name in ink, advertisement page; map, both endpapers; text block, clean; toning at the edges; illus. : portraits; facsimiles; 382pp. Rockville.
Signed by the Author. Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), black spine label, gilt letters, map illustrated endpapers, xxi, 382 pp. Near-Fine, with rubbing to covers, in a like dust jacket with light foxing (age darkened spotting). "Jewish life in the exciting and cosmopolitan city of New Orleans under French, Spanish, and American rule during the period 1757 to 1850 presents many intriguing complexities to the modern scholar and layman. In this significant volume, Dr. Bertram Wallace Korn, the noted authority on the ante-bellum period of American Jewish history, makes a penetrating study of a colorful and fascinating era...This study is the culmination of many years of painstaking research into primary sources scattered throughout European and American archives and libraries. It encompasses national and local history, questions of ethnic and religious identity, and an assortment of biographical material--revealing the multitude of infludences to which early New Orleans Jews were subjected. The author has uncovered a vast amount of material dealing with early settlers of Dutch, Germanic, Sephardic and AMerican origins, and traces the progress of integration and assimilation in the lives of a large number of the original Jews in the area...."
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