A Scarce American Treatise on Naturalization Webster, Prentiss [1851-1898]. Law of Naturalization in the United States of America and of Other Countries. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1895. xx, 403 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6"). Later library buckram, red and black lettering pieces and gilt library name to spine, small security tag and embossed library name to front board, library stamps to edges of text block and endleaves, endpapers added, hinges reinforced. Moderate rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends, half-title partially detached, its upper corner lacking. Moderate toning to text, upper corner lacking from title page, library stamp to its verso. $350. * Only edition (followed by a 1896 reissue). This title was published at a time when the United States was absorbing, ambivalently, a massive influx of Catholic and Jewish immigrants from southern and eastern Europe. Webster notes nativist resistance to this wave of immigration and expresses the hope that his book will inform debate by providing it with a factual legal background. Both issues of this title are scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of the 1895 issue, none in North America, and one copy of the reissue (New York Public Library).
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