Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. vg- to near fine. Octavo. (xx) 323pp. Orange illustrated dust jacket, with black and white lettering on front cover and spine. Tan boards with gilt lettering on black label and gilt-stamped publisher's device on spine. Signed and inscribed by the author at the half-title page. The book discusses the transitional period that occurred within the Jewish community and in Jewish thought, from the beginning of the Second temple period, through the time when the Pharisees came to prominence and until the post-Second temple period, when the Jewish oral law was codified and formed the basic foundation of Rabbinic Judaism, as we currently know it. Dust jacket with light rubbing to corners, and light chipping to head of spine. Interior with ex-libris of previous owner at inside front cover. Dust jacket in overall very good-, binding and interior in near fine condition. (Inventory #: 40964)
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