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41 Kafka, Franz The Trial
London Secker and Warburg 1947 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
London: Secker and Warburg, 1947. Originally published by Gollancz in 1935; this Secker edition came out ten years later. While not common, it is much more accessible than its earlier cousin. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing (the Third Impression). Blue cloth binding with maroon lettering on the spine. Clean text; 200 pages, including a five-page Epilogue by Kafka's friend Max Brod. Translation from the original German is by Willa and Edwin Muir. Spine has faded (although the lettering is still bright) and there is light fade around the margins; mildly splayed, and both front and rear paste-downs have some bubbling. The dustwrapper is complete, with some mild edge-wear and a 1/4" chip at the crown of the spine, which has darkened. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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42 Kafka, Franz The Trial. Definitive Edition
New York The Modern Library/ Random House 1956 Later Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: The Modern Library/ Random House, 1956. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing (no statement) of the "Definitive Edition." Translated from the original German by Willa and Edwin Muir; "Revised, and with Additional Materials Translated by E.M. Butler." Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 341 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Postscripts and Notes. Copyright 1956, with no other publication date The dustjacket is Very Good. It is unclipped (ML 318, $2.45 a copy); shows some edgewear, with some creases and chipping. In an archival plastic protector. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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43 Kaniuk, Yoram The Last Jew
New York Grove Press 2006 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Grove Press, 2006. Called a "literary masterpiece, mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand the makings of Israeli society." This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Translation from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav. Light green cloth binding with a black cloth spine with silver lettering. Clean text; 522 pages. The dustjacket is Unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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44 Kattan, Naim Farewell, Babylon
Toronto McClelland & Stuart 1976 0771044704 / 9780771044700 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good Plus 
Toronto: McClelland & Stuart, 1976. A highly-acclaimed novel/memoir of growing up as an Iraqi Jew; translated from the original French by Sheila Fischman. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition in English. Tan cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean and fresh text; mild bit of lean, bumped one corner and also top of front panel. The dustjacket is unclipped, has some chipping at the margins. Very presentable, and rather uncommon. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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45 Lipman, Elinor Into Love and Out Again
New York Viking 1987 0670811939 / 9780670811939 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Viking, 1987. Short stories by a wonderful writer, her first book.This copy of the First Edition has been SIGNED by the author on the Title Page. Fine in an unclipped DJ. In an archival plastic protector. Broadside for a reading by Lipman is laid in. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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46 Lipman, Elinor The Dearly Departed
New York Vintage (Random House) 2001 0375724583 / 9780375724589 First Paperbound Edition. Paperback Fine No Jacket Signed
New York: Vintage (Random House), 2001. SIGNED by author on bookplate laid-in on the Half-Title. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Paperbound Edition.. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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47 Malamud, Bernard A New Life
New York Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy 1961 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1961. Malamud's fourth published novel. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Green cloth binding with lettering in yellow, blck, and red. Quite fresh, with a light bump to one corner. The DJ is unclipped; rear panel has light soil and two or three small spots; starting to tan on spine and at the extremities. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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48 Malamud, Bernard God's Grace
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1982 First Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Signed
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982. Bernard Malamud (1914-1986), winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer, was considered a member of the triumvirate of major Jewish writers (Roth and Bellow being the others). This is Malamud's final novel, a dystopian work that did not receive expected critical aclaim, perhaps due to its unique status in his ouerve. This is a Fine copy of the First Printing (stated) that is LIMITED to 300 copies. Light green cloth binding, with titling on the spine in a darker green with gilt lettering. Absolutely clean text; 223 pages. SIGNED by Malamud on the limitation page. As issued, there is no dustjacket; the green slipcase is also Fine.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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49 Malamud, Bernard Rembrandt's Hat
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1973 0374249091 / 9780374249090 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1973. Stories by a master. Near Fine copy (light soil top edge). DJ is unclipped, VG (starting to yellow, some creasing, nicks at the edges). In plastic protector. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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50 Malamud, Bernard The Assistant
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1959 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1959. Malamud's second novel, included on Time Magazine's "Top 100." This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, issued two years after the American version. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 222 pages, very bright and fresh. Just a slight lean, else a Fine copy. The striking dustwrapper, a design by Milton Glaser, is unclipped; some chipping along the margins, and the spine slightly darkened. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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51 Malamud, Bernard The Stories of Bernard Malamud
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1983 0374270376 / 9780374270377 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1983. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Blue paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine; gilt lettering. Clean text. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows just hints of wear. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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52 Malamud, Bernard The Tenants
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1971 0374272905 / 9780374272906 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1971. Malamud is a wonderful author who should continue to be read. A nice copy but with a slight cock and the mildest of bumps. DJ is not price-clipped, just some edgewear at the top of the spine and a couple of creases on the flaps. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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53 Mamet, David The Old Religion
New York Free Press 1997 0684841193 / 9780684841199 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Free Press, 1997. Tremendous novel by the award-winning playwright, based on the Leo Frank case. Fine copy in unclipped DJ. In archival protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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54 Mezzrow, Milton "Mezz" and Bernard Wolfe Really the Blues
New York Random House 1946 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Random House, 1946. One of the great books of Jazz history. In 2013 Tablet Magazine included it as one of their "101 Great Jewish Books," It is the autobiography of clarinetist Mezz Mezzrow (1899-1972), who was as famous for his drug life as he was for the historic jazz sessions with Sidney Bechet - to the extent that his name became slang for marijuana.This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with white lettering. 388 pages, indexed, and with several appendices, including a Hipster glossary. Mildly bumped and lightly soiled; lacking a dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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55 Michael, Sami A Trumpet in the Wadi
New York Simon & Schuster 2003 0743244966 / 9780743244961 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. The Iraqi-born author is a well-known chronicler of the conflicts within Israeli society. Originally published in 1987; translated from the Hebrew by Yael Lotan. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Bright blue paper-covered boards with a black spine, silver lettering. Clean and fresh text; 245 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped and Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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56 Miller, Arthur Focus
New York Book Find Club (George Braziller) 1945 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover Near Fine Good 
New York: Book Find Club (George Braziller), 1945. An early work by Miller, dealing with racism, in particularly anti-Semitism; his great plays were a few years ahead. Originally published by Reynal & Hitchcock; this is a Near Fine copy of the book club edition, actually a nice prodeuction. Deep red cloth binding with silver lettering on the spine. Clean text; 217 pages. Quite nice despite being wartime paper stock. The dustjacket, which reproduces Hitchcock's, is Good only; tattered, with three large chips, and weak at the foldss (which are held together by the archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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57 Oz, Amos My Michael
New York Knopf 1972 0394471466 / 9780394471464 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1972. This early novel by the Israeli author may be his best. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Translation from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange and the author. Tan cloth binding with green decorations and gilt lettering. Clean text; 287 pages; erasure on FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped, but a label has been placed over the price, and thewre is a hint of edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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58 Oz, Amos The Story Begins. Essays on Literature
New York Harcourt, Brace & Co 1999 0151002975 / 9780151002979 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1999. Literary essays by the great Jewish wrtiter. Book is in As New condition. DJ has only slightest of shelf rubbing. In plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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59 Oz, Amos To Know a Woman
San Diego, New York, & London Helen & Kurt Wolff/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991 0151904995 / 9780151904990 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
San Diego, New York, & London: Helen & Kurt Wolff/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. A compelling tale of a haunted past by the distinguished Israeli writer; Oz never disappoints! This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. Dark blue paper boards with blue cloth spine and silver lettering. This copy has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the FFEP. The dustjacket is unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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60 Oz, Amos Unto Death.
New York & London Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1971 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus Jacob Pins 
New York & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971. The fourth work by "the most gifted among young Israeli authors." No longer young, Oz remains gifted. This is a Fine copy of the First American edition. Dark gray paper-covered boards witha gold cloth spine; Lettered on the spine in silver and black. Translated from the original Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange in collaboration with the author. Wonderful woodcut illustrations by Jacob Pins. The dustjacket is Very Good Plus to Near Fine. It has been clipped;and there is a hint of edgewear at the bottom corners; some smudges to the rear panel. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Jacob Pins. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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