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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.
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: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1935. Hardcover. First Edition. Leonard Woolf (1880 - 1969) was an English author, publisher, and political theorist. This title is a criticism of fascism in which he mockingly compares Hitler and Mussolini to statues of Hawaiian war gods (pictures included). Includes an appendix with a note on anti-Semitism. Brown cloth boards with white title to spine. The title remains legible; however, some of the color has chipped off. Lacks front free endpaper. Old price marking in marker to half title page. Offsetting to endpapers and minor toning to margins, else clean. Very good condition. Includes four photographic illustrations. 201 pages. Very Good.