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Modern Literature (Jewish Authors)

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Modern Literature (Jewish Authors)

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101 Wouk, Herman The City Boy
London Jonathan Cape 1956 First UK Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. Wouk's second novel, first published in the USA in 1948. Rather unsuccessful; It was perhaps too gentle a work for the postwar market. Quercus, however, attests that it is a great read. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. A rather uncommon title in either vertsion. Blue cloth binding;titled in gilt on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 347 pages. Very fresh and bright. There is a previous-owner bookplate on the front paste-down, and spine gilt appears a bit dulled; else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is unclipped, with only hints of edgewear; light soiling. In an archival plastic protector.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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102 Yehoshua, A.B. A Late Divorce
London Harvill Press 1984 0002714485 / 9780002714488 First UK Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus Very Good Signed
London: Harvill Press, 1984. One of this fine Israeli writer's best books. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First English Edition (the American precedes). Translated from the original Hebrew by Hillel Halkin. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. This copy has been INSCRIBED by Yehoshua on the FFEP. Clean text; 352 pages, starting to tan (unfortunately typical of English paper in the 1980s). Mildly bumped, with some evidence of contact with moisture (some dampstain visible on the Title Page. The dustwrapper is clipped (with a price sticker applied to front flap). Mild edgewear and a chip to one corner. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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103 Yezierska, Anzia How I Found America. Collected Stories of Anzia Yesierska
New York Persea Books 1991 0892551607 / 9780892551606 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Persea Books, 1991. Yezierska's novels of the 1920's documented in a powerful way the life of Jewish immigrants to New York.This collection of her short fiction has an introduction by Vivian Gornick. A Fine copy of the First Edition (stated) in an unclipped DJ, also Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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104 Zangwill, Israel Dreamers of the Ghetto
New York & London Harper & Bros 1899 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1899. Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), journalist, dramatist, and political activist, popularized the expression "melting pot" for the emmigrant experience in America. This is a Very Good Plus copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition. Purple cloth binding (faded to a green on the spine) with gilt lettering. The decoration on the front board is different that the wings seen on the 1898 First American edition. Clean text; 524 pages, with 4 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Mild rub to the margins, small spot on the front board. A respectable copy of this work by a major Jewish writer of the early 20th Century. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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105 Zangwill, Israel The King of Schnorrers
London H. Pordes 1954 Reprint Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus George Hutchinson 
London: H. Pordes, 1954. Zangwill's 18th-century tale was one of his most popular. It was originally published in 1897, and went through several editions. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, reprinting from the fifth impression of 1925. Illustrated by George Hutchinson; with a foreword by Israel Cohen. Bright blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 156 pages. The striking dustwrapper is Very Good, with a Plus due to its still-bright colours, although there is edgewear and some chipping. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by George Hutchinson. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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106 Zangwill, Israel The Mantle of Elijah
New York & London Harper & Bros 1900 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Louis Loeb 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1900. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, a rather uncommon title, especially when in such nice condition. Decorative cloth binding; olive green with art-neuvou style design stamped and filled with a darker green. Gilt lettering. Clean text; 459 pages with one page of publisher's adverts at the rear. Just hints of wear at the edges; previous-owner gift inscription (for Christmas!) on the FFEP. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Louis Loeb. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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