MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN JEW. With an Introductory Note by…

MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN JEW. With an Introductory Note by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach.

Edition: First Edition

New York: International Press, 1932. blue cloth. 438 pp + frontispiece portrait; numerous illustrations in text. Light yellowing to endpapers and text paper; else a fine, jacketless copy, no owner names. Cowen was an American publisher and author "born in New York City, the son of German immigrants. He entered the printing business in 1878, and, the following year, in cooperation with a group of distinguished New York Jews, founded the Anglo-Jewish weekly, The American Hebrew. As its editor and publisher for 27 years, Cowen participated actively in the major issues and campaigns arising during the era of Jewish mass immigration. He was instrumental in publishing the works of such figures as Oscar S. Straus, Max J. Kohler, Henry Pereira Mendes, Emma Lazarus, Mary Antin, and Alexander Kohut. From 1905 to 1927 Cowen served as an official of the US Immigration Service at Ellis Island and in 1906 went to Russia on a special mission to report on the causes of immigration from Eastern Europe, with emphasis on Jewish Problems." - Encyclopedia Judaica. Dr. Rosenbach, the Philadelphia antiquarian bookseller who was the greatest rare book dealer in the world in his day, contributes a short note. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Tall octavo

Condition: Fine

Book ID: 18162
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