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Riis, Jacob A.

Published by Bedford/St. Martin's 1996-04-15 (1996)

ISBN 10: 0312117000 ISBN 13: 9780312117009

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Item Description: Bedford/St. Martin's 1996-04-15, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. 0312117000 Heavy marking. Book shows wear. Still very serviceable copy. Bookseller Inventory # AUGUST-28-THRIFT-17935-JM

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Riis, Jacob August, And Madison, C A (Designer)

Published by Dover Publications (1971)

ISBN 10: 0486220125 ISBN 13: 9780486220123

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Item Description: Dover Publications, 1971. Trade paperback. First edition.. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 233 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Book Condition: Very good. Tight binding and sharp cornered. Clean inside pages. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Bookseller Inventory # KensBooks2.0030250

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Jacob A. Riis

Published by Digireads.com (2005)

ISBN 10: 1420925032 ISBN 13: 9781420925036

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Item Description: Digireads.com, 2005. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 1420925032-2-4

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Riis, Jacob

Published by Dover Publications, New York (1971)

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Item Description: Dover Publications, New York, 1971. Wraps as Issued. Book Condition: Fine. Jacob Riis Photographs (illustrator). First Dover Edition. With a new historical preface by Charles A. Madison and thirty new photographs not in the first edition of 1901. A clean, unmarked copy. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 1355251

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Riis, Jacob A.

Published by Dove Books, New York City (1971)

ISBN 10: 0486220125 ISBN 13: 9780486220123

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Item Description: Dove Books, New York City, 1971. Oblong Paper. First Dover Edition. Landmark book on poverty in the slums of New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Illustrated with 100 riverting photographs. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 011538

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Riis, Jacob

Published by Dover Publications, New York (1971)

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Item Description: Dover Publications, New York, 1971. Wraps as Issued. Book Condition: Fine. Jacob Riis Photographs (illustrator). First Edition. Introduction by Charles A. Madison for this edition, and including 100 photographs from the Riis collection, most not published in the original 1901 edition. A clean, unmarked copy. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 1355072

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Jacob A. Riis

Published by Bedford/St. Martin's (1996)

ISBN 10: 0312117000 ISBN 13: 9780312117009

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Item Description: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312117000

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Riis, Jacob A.

Published by Dover Pubns Inc., New York: N.Y. (1971)

ISBN 10: 0486220125 ISBN 13: 9780486220123

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Item Description: Dover Pubns Inc., New York: N.Y., 1971. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very Good 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. pp.233. An unabridged republication of the text of the 1901 edition. The author a police reporter turned social reformer fought for the elmination of slum conditions on NY's lower east side and this book seared the conscience of prominent NYer's and forced reforms upon greedy landlords-people from the social high class. tight clean copy. hinge glue yellow showing. crease on front cover bottom right 2 1/2". slight edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # 001146

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Jacob A. Riis

Published by Bedford/St. Martin's (1996)

ISBN 10: 0312117000 ISBN 13: 9780312117009

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Item Description: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0312117000

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RIIS, Jacob A. [August] (1849-1914):

Published by Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970. (1970)

ISBN 10: 0674410068 ISBN 13: 9780674410060

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Item Description: Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970., 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. xix, 246 pp; illus. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. John Harvard Library. 'Jacob Riis's pioneering work of photojournalism takes its title from Rabelais's Pantagruel: 'One half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth; considering that no one has yet written of that Country.' An anatomy of New York City's slums in the 1880s, it vividly brought home to its first readers through the powerful combination of text and images the squalid living conditions of 'the other half,' who might well have inhabited another country. The book pricked the conscience of its readers and raised the tenement into a symbol of intransigent social difference. As Alan Trachtenberg makes clear in his introduction, it is a book that still speaks powerfully to us today of social injustice. Except for the modernization of spelling and punctuation, the John Harvard Library edition of How the Other Half Lives reproduces the text of the first published book version of November 1890. For this edition, prints have been made from Riis's original photographs now in the archives of the Museum of the City of New York. Endnotes aid the contemporary reader' (Web site of Harvard University Press, which is reprinting the book in paperback in April 2010). Bookseller Inventory # 19085

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How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among: Jacob A. Riis

Jacob A. Riis

Published by Charles Scribner's Son's, New York (1890)

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Son's, New York, 1890. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Octavo. Library Binding Hardcover, 1890. First Edition. Ex-library with the usual treatments. xvi + 304pp. With numerous illustrations and photos, all present, as well as frontispiece with full tissue-guard. Rebound in sturdy blue buckram with gilt lettering on the side. Cover shows mild wear and sunning along spine and edges. Joints and hinges are strong, and the textblock is sturdy and tight. Pages are clean and entirely intact. "1890" on both title and copyright page. A classic photojournalistic expose of the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century. Riis, coming from a background of poverty himself, hoped to spur the upper class into action with his work, and in doing so helped to start the trend of muckraking journalism. Bookseller Inventory # GRP36901111

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RIIS, JACOB A. - [INITIATING SOCIAL REFORM]

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Item Description: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Lex 8vo. Original blue full clothWith title in blue to front board and blue and gilt lettering to spine. Spine and parts of boards lightly brownspotted. A bit of wear to capitaks and corners. But overall a very nice copy of this fairly fragile and delicate cloth binding (there is an original variant binding with cloth spine and illustrated boards, but no precidency between the bindings has been established). Internally very nice and clean. XV, (1), 304 pp. Wih numerous illustrations, most of them photographic. First edition of this landmark work on the miserable living conditions of the poor immigrants in New York, constituting one of the very earliest - and certainly the most popular and influential - attempts at making "the other half", i.e. the middle and upper classes, aware of how the poor in New York actually lived. Riis's work created attention to the neglected and overseen community that was the underprivileged in New York. In the long run, the great success of the work created attention to the status, living conditions and general health of the poor, and it initiated social reform movements in all major North American cities. Furthermore, the work is regarded the very first example of "muckraking" journalism and was the first to extensively use halftone photographic reproductions in a book.Riis used a convincing combination of facts from Dr. Roger S. Tracy, Registrar of Vital Statistics, and his own talents as a photo journalist to make a hitherto unseen powerful description of the correlation between the high crime rate, drunkenness and reckless behavior of the poor and their lack of proper homes. The statistical facts made it a relevant and sober work and lent it enough authority to the book's claims for it to be taken serious by city official. His groundbreaking photographs confirmed the dry numbers and "spoke directly to people's hearts". (Pascal, "Jacob Riis: Reporter and Reformer", p. 87). Unlike all previously works on the living conditions of the poor, "How the Other Half Lives" offered concrete solutions on how to improve living condition, how to make the tenants improve their buildings, and finally how the politicians and city officials could make the appropriate and necessary juridical changes.The effect of the work was immediately seen and included: the tearing down of New York's worst tenements, sweatshops, and the reformation of the city's schools. The book led to a decade of improvements in Lower East Side conditions, with garbage collection, sewers, and indoor plumbing all following soon after. Because of the present work, Riis quickly rose to fame and in 1895 he became close friends with Theodore Roosevelt, then a New York City official, who wrote of Riis: "Jacob Riis, whom I am tempted to call the best American I ever knew, although he was already a young man when he came hither from Denmark". After Roosevelt became President, he wrote a tribute to Riis that started: "Recently a man, well qualified to pass judgment, alluded to Mr. Jacob A. Riis as "the most useful citizen of New York". Those fellow citizens of Mr. Riis who best know his work will be most apt to agree with this statement. The countless evils which lurk in the dark corners of our civic institutions, which stalk abroad in the slums, and have their permanent abode in the crowded tenement houses, have met in Mr. Riis the most formidable opponent ever encountered by them in New York City."The title refers to the French writer François Rabelais, who famously wrote in Pantagruel: "one half of the world does not know how the other half lives". As a work of journalism and of social criticism, Riis's book still stands as a truly seminal testimony to how the lower classes lived at the turn of the century. Due to this work, attention was eventually paid to them and their conditions bettered. Bookseller Inventory # 48301

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Riis, Jacob A.

Published by New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1890. (1890)

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Item Description: New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1890., 1890. First Edition with matching dates of 1890 on the title and copyright pages. Also with "Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Company New York" printed at the bottom of the copyright page. With illustrations chiefly from photographs taken by the author. With 45 illustrations and all 18 half-tone photographic illustrations present. Also included are two full page drawings(plans) of "The General Plan of the Riverside Building (A.T. White's) in Brooklyn; and the floor plan of one division in the Riverside Buildings, showing six "apartments." A significant literary exposŽ and muckraking work, focusing on slum life and living conditions in the late 1880's in New York City. Cited as one of the first literary works to use half-tone photographic reproductions. A small volume (7.75" x 5.5"), "How the Other Half Lives" is bound in a finely woven dark blue cloth spine stamped brightly in gold; and oatmeal-colored paper-covered boards printed in red and stamped with drawings of huddlled children and the tenements in which they live. Heavy edge-rubbing and wear to the boards; heavy fraying and tearing to the top and bottom of the spine ends. The front and rear hinges have been reglued. Overall, a good plus copy of this scarce book with all 18 photographic half-tones present. Scarce. First Edition with matching dates of 1890 on the title and copyright pages. Also with "Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Company New York" printed at the bottom of the copyright page. Bookseller Inventory # 7038

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