Hard Cover, New York: S. F. Vanni, 1945. First Edition. Very Good in Good dust jacket.
Square, tight binding and hinges, clean pages just a bit off-white with age. Some age-related darkening of endpapers. No writing or marks. No evidence of reading wear. Red cloth over boards is edge rubbed. DJ has moderate edge wear, light overall soiling, 1" (2.5 cm) closed tear with crease at top front. 168 pp. Pei (1901-1978), a linguist by training, was an Italian-American language professor at Columbia who advocated internationalism in many ways, from the teaching of Esperanto in public schools to the creation of systems to forestall future wars, such as this book argues should be done. 7.5" (19 cm) tall.
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