THE DECAY OF CZARISM. The Beiliss Trial. A Contribution to the History of the Political Reaction During the Last Years of Russian Czarism. Based on Unpublished Materials in the Russian Archives. Translated from the Russian Original.
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1935. Blue cloth. (xxii), (298) pp. Ink inscription to front free endpaper covered over with "white out"; page edges tanned; soft creases to fore margin of a few leaves; else a VG clean & unworn copy. "Menahem Mendel Beilis (sometimes spelled Beiliss), 1874 -1934) was a Russian Jew accused of ritual murder in Kiev in the Russian Empire in a notorious 1913 trial, known as the 'Beilis trial' or 'Beilis affair'. The process sparked international criticism of the antisemitic policies of the Russian Empire. Beilis's story was the basis for Bernard Malamud's novel The Fixer, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award." - Wikipedia. He was accused of killing a Christian child to use its blood in a Jewish ritual. A classic case of the regugnant blood libel fantasy.; Octavo