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YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science (18 vols.)

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Published by Yiddish Scientific Institute-YIVO, New York, 1983
Condition: g to vg Soft cover
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Small Quarto. This is a compete and consecutive run of 18 volumes of the annual publication from 1946-1983 (this does not include the proceeding publication simply titled "YIVO Annual"). This is a mixed set, with vols 14 & 15 in green cloth boards with blind stamp publisher's device on the front cover and gilt lettering on spines. All other volumes in the original printed grey wraps with black lettering on front cover and spine. With the success of Yivo Bleter in Yiddish, YIVO started this publication to address Jewish socio-cultural issues for an English speaking audience. Originally, the title contained mostly translations of YIVO's previously published Yiddish language material, but increasingly contained original material related specifically to Jewish American life. The twofold task of YIVO as stated in the publication is "to study Jewish life, present and past, near and distant, with the tools of modern social science and to interpret Jewish life to the non-Jewish academic world." The publication contains many articles on topics including cultural studies and linguistics by various scholars, academics and cultural figures, including Abraham Joshua Heschel, Paula E. Hyman, Zosa Szajkowski, Ezra Mendelsohn, Joshua Fishman, Isaiah Trunk, Rudolf Glanz, Moses Shulvass, Raphael Mahler, Majer Balaban and Rachel Wischnitzer. Bindings in good to very good condition, with minor age wear including bumping, scuffing, minor fraying and smudges to front and back covers, spines and top and bottom edges. Interiors in overall very good condition. Many volumes contains an inscription from the previous owner on the front free endpapers. Vol. 12 with small stain to right edge of front cover. Vol. 13 with library pocket glued to front free endpaper and and library stamp on title page. Vol. 16 with library sticker taped to tail of spine, sticker on half title page and book block wavy due to water exposure from pp. 311 through to the back cover. Bookseller Inventory # 40393

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Title: YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science (18 ...

Publisher: Yiddish Scientific Institute-YIVO, New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: First edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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