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New York: The Womans Press, (1942). Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with black title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. Red and black dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. 126 pages. JUD/032217. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Charlottenburg: Im Selbstverlage des Verfassers, 1909. Paperback. Good reading copy. Good in grey paper wrappers with title "Der Organismus des Judentums" to front cover and spine. Front wrapper is detached with chipping to edges and rear wrapper is missing. Long closed tear to title page. Minor browning to margins of pages. Pages are unopened. Index, 336 pages. German Language. GER/062110. Good.
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 4to. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor wear to corners. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout. White illustrated dust jacket with black and brown title to front panel and to spine. Browning to jacket. Minor chipping to edges as well as rubbing to rear panel. 192 pages. Judaica. JUD/122309. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
Radnor, PA: Hilton Book Company, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition. In fine black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean with slight toning to pages. In white dust jacket with red title to spine and front cover. Light wear to edges of jacket and light rubbing to panels. 181 pages. JUD/091115. Fine / Very Good.
Berlin: Brandussche Verlagbuchhandlung, 1930. Hardcover. Zweite Auflage. Second edition, 6th - 12th thousand. 'Very good in white cloth boards with red title to spine and front cover. Foxing and light soiling to boards and spine. Slight browning to margins, else clean interior. Illustrated. 230 pages. In German. GER111271. Very Good.
London: University of London / Athlone Press, 1957. Paperback. Lecture delivered on 12 March 1957. Octavo in light blue side-stapled paper wrappers with red title to front cover. Browning to edges of wrappers, minor soiling and small dampstain to front wrappers. Clean interior. 36 pages. JUD/090815. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Romm Press, Inc., 1942. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by author on ffep. Very good blue cloth w/bright gilt to cover and spine. Corners, spine ends worn; scuffing to rear board. Interior is clean (though a couple pages have light soiling in margins) and text bright. Tight binding. Bookplate to front pastedown. Ephemera relating to Rabbi Silverstone laid-in. Silverstone was the Rabbi of the Tifereth Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C.144 pp. Judaic Studies. JUD/10033. Very Good.
Arlington, VA: Turtle Light Press, 2017. Hardcover. Number 5 of 18 copies. This is a magnificent artist’s book that pays homage to one of the greatest Hebrew-language poets, Yehuda Amichai. The Amichai Windows is an exquisite bilingual artist’s book in Hebrew and English of Amichai’s poems that opens a window on love, war, and being Jewish today. Through his poetry Amichai sang of the everyday experiences of private individuals caught in the middle of war and historical events. He was often considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature and his poems have been translated into more than 30 languages. Book artist and poet, Rick Black, fell in love with the poetry of Yehuda Amichai even before working for the Associated Press and The New York Times in Jerusalem, where he resided for six years. He particularly loved Amichai’s poems that dealt with family, love and war. He spent ten years creating this limited-edition artist’s book of the poet’s work. The book offers a visual odyssey through Jewish history as filtered through 18 poems. Each poem is wrapped and folded in an individual, handmade paper triptych. When one opens each triptych, one discovers a different world within. The book incorporates replicas of some of Amichai’s original, handwritten poems as well as over 100 collaged images of Jewish history and life that have been culled from archives around the world. There are also replicas of Amichai’s handwritten poems. Printed on handmade paper with deckled edges, with gold leaf highlights and blind embossments in some of the designs. The collection of triptychs and a 28 page guide are housed in a box enclosure shaped like a Jerusalem window. With a special introduction written by the eminent Hebrew literary critic and translator, Professor Robert Alter of the University of California at Berkeley. The newsletter of the American Jewish Libraries Association called The Amichai Windows “a major contribution to American arts and letters.” (Artist’s statement and descriptions). The book recently won the Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award. In fine condition. Fine.
New York: 1943. Paperback. Uncommon bound compilation for July-September 1943 of the most important Yiddish newspaper of its time, the Daily Forward. The Forward is still published today as a weekly, both in Yiddish and English. According to the paper's website, the newspaper began as a Yiddish language daily in 1897. It became known as the voice of the Jewish immigrant and helped generations of immigrants enter American life. By the 1930s the paper had a circulation of over 275,000, but entered a period of decline after World War II. In 1983 it became a weekly and launched an English supplement. These issues from 1943 offer a fascinating view of the time. The War, of course, was intensely covered, and each issue has a number of photographs capturing events and people. The photos are captioned in both Yiddish and English. There are many ads in Yiddish throughout for products as familiar as Maxwell House Coffee and Coca Cola. Some issues included classified ads for resort hotels and other vacation spots. The oversized folio is bound in marbled paper with half linen spine. Interior pages are clean with some yellowing and aging, and a few tears in some because of brittle paper. Very heavy and extra postage will be required. JOUR/092308. Very Good.