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1923 Little Blue Books Select one of 26 booklets Haldeman-Julius Publishing Company. Collectible Nietzche Einstein Crime Pirates Church

1923 Little Blue Books Select one of 26 booklets Haldeman-Julius Publishing Company. Collectible Nietzche Einstein Crime Pirates Church

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The founder of the Little Blue Books claimed the idea for an inexpensive series of paperbacks came to him when he was a teenager, after reading Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol on a Philadelphia park bench. Over a decade later, this child of JewishRussian immigrants, Emanuel Julius, was a writer for the largest circulation socialist weekly in the United States, the venerable Appeal to Reason published in Girard, Kansas. In 1916, he married a local banker, Marcet Haldeman. When they married, they joined their names: Haldeman-Julius. In early 1919, with Marcet’s money, Emanuel partnered with Louis Kopelin, editor of the Appeal, and they bought the company.

Pick one of 26 Little Blue Books, including:
- Number 13: Man and His Ancestors, 1923
- Number 19: The Story of Friedrich Nietzche's Philosophy, 1924
- Number 34: The Mystery of the Iron Mask, 1923
- Number 66: Crimes of the Borgias, 1922
- Number 67: A History of the Medieval Christian Church, 1924
- Number 109: Facts You Should Know about the Classics, 1923
- Number 149: Historic Crimes and Criminals, 1923
- Number 170: A History of the Ancient Christian Church
- Number 192: Book of Synonyms
- Number 288: Tales of the Far North
- Number 321: History of Evolution
- Number 322: The Buddhist Philosophy of Life
- Number 401: Woman and the Warrior
- Number 408: An Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Relativity
- Number 412: Life of Mahoumet
- Number 452: Dictionary of Scientific Terms
- Number 558: Great Pirates
- Number 603: The ABC of the Electron Theory of Matter
- Number 607: Solving the Mystery of the Comets
- Number 609: Are the Planets Inhabited
- Number 627: A Short History of the Jews
- Number 754: An International Dictionary of Authors
- Number 765: Life of Francis Assisi
- Number 819: Book of Strange Murders
- Number 1169: Stories of Ships and the Sea
- Number 1259: A Dictionary of Geographical Names, 1927
- Number 1740: True Prison Escapes, 1934
Please see all pictures and noted condition. Grading scale:
- Fine: Unused, like new, without any flaws.
- VG+ (Very Good +): May have been opened & read, but no defects to the book, jacket or pages. Shows some small signs of wear but no tears on binding or paper. ⭐️
- VG (Very Good): More obvious signs of use with no significant creasing or defects.
- VG- (Very Good): Worn. Defects are noted.
- Poor / Fair / Former Library Book: Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, have loose binding.

To preserve the condition of your book, place your book upright on a shelf with the spine facing outward. Books should be firmly pressed together but not wedged in tightly, which causes stress on the bindings. Shelves should not be exposed to direct sunlight and should be in a dry, insect-free location.



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