Hardcover. Boston, Bulfinch/Little, Brown and Co, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Gold covers, blue cloth spine sith gilt titles, color illustrated dust jacket, gorgeous full page color illustrations. Mild rubbing to dust jacket; a beautiful clean, tight copy in excellent condition.
Softcover. Los Angeles, CA, Green Integer, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 185 pages. Softcover with light edgewear to paper wrappers. Small stain on rear wrapper, otherwise clean, tight copy. Small book; 6"x4".
Hardcover. NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. 371 pages. Grey cloth with gilt decoration & gilt titles to spine. Previous owner's pen marks in small writing to back top title page, table of contents & bibliography. Signature to front endpaper. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with toning & edgewear, small chips, now protected with a plastic cover. Light marginal foxing to top edge & front fly leaf. Otherwise, clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Color illustrated by Antonio Frasconi. Dust jacket shows some minor wear. Hardbound. Translated from the Yiddish by the author and Elizabeth Shub. The winner of the 1970 National Book Award for children's literature retells a Hebrew legend with vivid simplicity and an internationally respected artist interprets it with a sincerity and fresh vision reminiscent of medieval art.
Hardcover. NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color illustrations by Anatoly Ivanov. Light soil to cover/dust jacket. TIght copy.
Hardcover. Rochester, NY, Judaic Impressions, 1st Edition, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Nonpaginated. SIGNED NOTE FROM TRANSLATOR LAID IN. Hardcover Folio. Cover boards bound in black cloth, white paste-on on spine with title, a touch of fading to spine and some shelf wear. 2 light smudges of soil to 1st poem title page (see image). 3Scarce 1st Edition, only 100 printed. "The five poems (written during the Holocaust) compiled in this book are witness of the unquenchable spirit of man. They are personal, lyrical and so very Jewish. They speak to God - arguing, protesting, demanding, pleading, accusing and longing...".
Hardcover. NY, Clarion, 2nd pr., 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Winner of the Caldecott Medal. Color illustrations by the author. Clean, tight copy. Second printing, without the Caldecott sticker.
Hardcover. New York, New Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 198 pages, b&w illustrations. Readers have long cherished the work of comic masters such as Will Eisner, Jules Feiffer, and Art Spiegelman, all of whom happen to be Jewish. Few, however, are probably aware that the Jewish role in creating the American comic art form is no less significant than the Jewish influence on Hollywood filmmaking. Filled with the most stunning examples of this vital artistic tradition, Jews and American Comics tells us how the "people of the book" became the people of the comic book.With three brief essays by Paul Buhle, the well-known historian of American Jewish life, Jews and American Comics offers readers a pictorial backstory tracing Jewish involvement in comic art from several little-known strips in Yiddish newspapers of the early twentieth century through the mid-century origins of the modern comic book and finally to contemporary comic art, which has at last found its place in museums, in private collections, and on the bookshelves of both critics and millions of avid readers.
Hardcover. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Full color illustrations by Mordicai Gerstein. INSCRIBED WITH SKETCH BY AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR OPPOSITE TITLE PAGE. Small surface abrasion to paper at bottom of copyright page and on opposite dedication page. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. Israel, Yeshivat Kol Yehuda, Reprint, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 264 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket with light wear along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 317 pages. Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) was the leading Jewish thinker of the German Enlightenment and the founder of modern Jewish philosophy. In addition to Strauss' introductions, the author has translated various editorial annotations Strauss makes on key passages in Mendelssohn's texts.
Hardcover. New York , W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 352 pages, b&w illustrations. A photographic account of Jewish life in America draws on the archives of the premiere national Jewish newspaper, Forward, in a visual tribute that pairs essays by leading intellectuals, including Leon Weiseltier and Deborah E. Lipstadt, with images of such subjects as a shtetl beauty contest, Lower East Side pushcart markets, and labor rallies.
Hardcover. NY, Blue Apple Books, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR on title page. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, Cambridge University Press, reprint, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 612 pages. Slight wear to cover. Otherwise, clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Honesdale PA, Boyds Mills, 2nd pr., 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Luminous watercolor art by Ted Lewin. When Adam's family leaves Russia for America, Grandfather gives him an ancient prayer shawl that has been passed down from generation to generation, and in time, an older Adam passes the prayer shawl down to his own grandson.
Hardcover. NY, Henry Holt & Co, 1s, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 150 pages. B&w portraits. Jill Krementz has made a career of photographing writers. The Jewish Writer features her portraits of 78 "people of the book," among them Saul Bellow, Hannah Arendt, Maurice Sendak, and David Mamet. Some of these portraits are contemplative; others are joyous. What distinguishes them is Krementz's ability to capture the essence of a moment that is at once exquisite and mundane, be it playwright Wendy Wasserstein rolling up her sleeves at her computer or an elfin Stanley Kunitz half-hiding in the blooms of his Provincetown garden. A mischievous Bruce Jay Friedman dashes around Southampton in a spiffy convertible; a bearded, bandana'd, and bespectacled Allen Ginsberg appears at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. (Though some of these photographs date from the early '70s, most are much more recent.) Each portrait is accompanied by a description of the author's life and work, and the relationship of each to Judaism, or, more accurately, Jewishness. The Jewish Writer is a spirited testament to the enormous and diverse contributions Jewish writers have made to our literary landscape.
Hardcover. NP, Somogy Art Publishers, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 96 pages. This fascinating collection of photographs documents a relatively unknown episode of Jewish history in Eastern Europe. Illustrating how the 1920s and 1930s saw the creation and development of "Jewish agricultural colonies" in the Soviet Union, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, and Romania, this history shows that the aim was to "normalize" Jews by teaching them "productive" professional skills. These recently discovered photographs offer a unique and moving insight into the Jewish experience in central and Eastern Europe before World War II. This edition includes English, French, and Yiddish.
Hardcover. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 432 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, tight copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE BY AUTHOR. Remainder Mark on page block.
Hardcover. New York , Penguin Putnam Inc, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 158 pages, illustrated throughout with photos in b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Elie Wiesel provides the preface to a master photographer's record of eastern Europe's Jewish communities in the years just before World War II with 160 photographs that capture the ordinary lives of Jews before the Holocaust.
Softcover. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 232 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Black and white photographs throughout. The center of the art world before the war, Paris fired the Nazis' greed. The discovery of more than 1,500 prized paintings and drawings in a private Munich residence, as well as a recent movie about Allied attempts to recover European works of art, have brought Nazi plundering back into the headlines, but the thievery was far from being limited to works of art. From 1942 onwards, ordinary Parisian Jews-mostly poor families and recent immigrants from Eastern Europe-were robbed, not of sculptures or paintings, but of toys, saucepans, furniture, and sheets. Witnessing the Robbing of the Jews tells how this vast enterprise of plunder was implemented in the streets of Paris by analyzing images from an album of photographs found in the Federal Archives of Koblenz. Brought from Paris in 1945, the photographs were cataloged by the staff of the Munich Central Collecting Point. Beyond bearing witness to the petty acts of larceny, these images provide crucial information on how the Germans saw their work. They enable us to grasp the "Nazi gaze" and to confront the issue of the relation between greed and mass destruction.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover with dust jacket. Black & white illustrations by Amy Schwartz. Unpaginated. Clean, tight copy with minor wear to spine on dust jacket.