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61 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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62 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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63 Peretz, I.L. Selected Stories
New York Shocken 1974 0805235418 / 9780805235418 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Shocken, 1974. Near Fine copy in a clipped, Near Fine DJ. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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64 Potok, Chaim Davita's Harp
New York Knopf 1985 0394542908 / 9780394542904 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1985. The great Jewish writer's seventh novel is a departure, with a secular backstory and a female protagonist. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Vanilla paper-covered boards with a brown linen spine; gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text. 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: 30.00 USD
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65 Potok, Chaim The Book of Lights
New York Knopf 1981 0394520319 / 9780394520315 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Knopf, 1981. Chaim Potok (1929-2002), one of the best American Jewish authors of the XXth century, wrote frequently of the conflict between the religious and secular world. This was his fourth published novel. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition (just a couple of minor bumps, else Fine). The dustjacket is clipped and has some very minor wear at the edges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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66 Potok, Chaim The Promise
New York Knopf 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Knopf, 1969. Potok's second novel, a continuation of "The Chosen." His characters are older, but still struggle to balance the conflicting demands of the secular and religious worlds. Tremendous writing! This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Black cloth binding with gilt lettering; mild bump to one corner, else Fine. The dustjacket is Very Good. It is unclipped, but the spine has faded and there are two closed tears; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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67 Potok, Chaim The Promise
New York Knopf 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Knopf, 1969. Potok's second book, a worthy successor to "The Chosen." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 359 pages, bright and fresh. The dustjacket is unclipped; shows tiny bit of edgewear and the topstain is a bit faded. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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68 Richler, Mordecai The Acrobats
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1954 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. Mordecai Richler (1931-2001) is recognized as perhaps the finest Canadian author of the mid-20th Century. This is his first book, an uncommon title. Set in post-WWII Spain with a cast of expatriots, it has a very left-bank feel. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Although published in the same year as the English edition, it is much less common. Black cloth binding, with spine lettering in black, red, and gilt. Some very minor wear at the edges, else Fine. Clean text; 246 pages. is bright but has some minor wear at the edges. The very "period" modernist dustjacket is complete and unclipped but has overall soiling, some edgewear, a small chip on the rear, and a 1-1/2" tear to the lower spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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69 Roth, Henry Call It Sleep
Patterson Pageant Books, Inc. 1960 First Thus Hardcover Fine Very Good 
Patterson: Pageant Books, Inc., 1960. Originally published in 1934, Roth's iconic novel has from the first moment been a critical success. First Edition copies are out of range for most collectors; but this reissue can stand as a good place-holder. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, including a History by Harold A. Ribalow; a Critical Introduction by Maxwell Geismar; and a Personal Appreciation by Meyer Levin. Light gray cloth binding with a spine label in black and gilt. Clean text; 599 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped (but the price has been crossed out); a bit of darkening of the spine and margins; there is some light chipping along the edges. In an archival plastic protector.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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70 Roth, Philip Letting Go
New York Random House 1962 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Random House, 1962. Roth's second book and first novel. Copy has light soil bottom edges, else Fine. Unclipped DJ has nicks and slight creases, some small chips at the edges, two inside tape repairs. In Archival protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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71 Roth, Philip Portnoy's Complaint
New York Random House 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Random House, 1969. Roth's controversial (and hillarious) fourth novel. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 274 pages. Some slight rubbing to bottom of rear board, otherwise bright & fresh. The dustjacket is unclipped; showing almost no edgewear, with one tiny closed tear at the top of the front panel. A very presentable copy of this modern classic. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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72 Roth, Philip Sabbath's Theater
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1995 0395739829 / 9780395739822 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Fine in DJ. 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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73 Roth, Philip The Breast
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1972 0030037166 / 9780030037160 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972. Roth's sixth book. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Maroon cloth binding with Roth's initials in gilt on the front cover; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 78 pages, with an author biography as one of the endpapers. The dustjacket is bright and unclipped, but marred by some chips at the edges and a small closed tear on the front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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74 Sanford, John Seventy Times Seven
New York & London Alfred A. Knopf 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York & London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. The third novel by John B. Sanford (pseudonym for Julian Lawrence Shapiro,1904-2003). Initially a lawyer, Sanford began to write at the suggestion of his friend Nathaniel West. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition (stated), an uncommon title. Tweedy-brown cloth binding, with maroon lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 195 pages, with a last "coda" page quoting from "Wharton's Criminal Law."Tanning around the margins, with spine darkened; wear to head and foot of the spine; gutter is cracked at the half-title page. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP. A good reading copy, but not for the advanced collector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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75 Sanford, John The Land That Touches Mine
Garden City Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1953 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953. This is the fifth published novel by Sanford (pseudonym for Julian Lawrence Shapiro, 1904-2003), whose career as a screenwriter was ended by his membership in the Communist Party. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Bright yellow cloth binding with red lettering on the spine. Clean text; 251 pages. Hints of bumping and a previous-owner signature on the FFEP. The dustjacket is Very Good; a rather striking design by Ted Gorey. It has been price-clipped and shows some edgewear, with small chips at the margins, and one larger one at the upper corner of the front cover. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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76 Sanford, John The People from Heaven
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1943 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good 
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. The fourth novel by John B. Sanford (pseudonym for Julian Lawrence Shapiro, 1904-2003). Initially a lawyer, Sanford began to write at the suggestion of his friend Nathaniel West (to whom he dedicated this book). His career as a screenwriter in Hollywood was ended by his membership in the Communist Party. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Uncommon. Dark blue cloth binding with yellow lettering on the spine. Clean text; 232 pages. A little mild bumping and a previous-owner signature on the FFEP; else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is Good only, showing edgewear and three large chips on the spine and rear panel. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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77 Schnitzler, Arthur The Road to the Open
London Howard Latimer Limited 1913 First UK Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
London: Howard Latimer Limited, 1913. Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) is noted for his dramatic farces with sexual themes, which were often called "pornographic" by contemporary critics. . He wrote only two full-length novels, of which this is one. Originally published in German in 1908. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First English Edition. Uncommon to scarce. The"Authorized Translation" is by Horace Samuel. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. There is no publication date, and some bibliographers asign it to 1923, when the American edition was published. But Quercus agrees with The British Library that it was 1913, on the basis of a faint date stamp on the rear paste-down. Clean text; 412 pages. The endpapers are typically foxed, and it is tanned lightly throughout. Both hinges are cracked, hence the "minus" grading, but they are holding. There is sunfade to the spine and edges. Not a great copy, but a basically sound one. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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78 Schwarz-Bart, Andre The Last of the Just
New York Atheneum 1960 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Atheneum, 1960. Originally published in France to great aclaim (winner of the Prix Goncourt), this is now considered a modern classic and one of the great novels of the XXth century. The translation is by Stephen Becker and the striking jacket design is by George Salter.This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Red cloth binding with gilt lettering. The DJ has been clipped and shows a tiny bit of edgewear with a small wrinkle and closed tear at the top of the front panel. Still bright and vibrant colors. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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79 Shabtai, Yaakov Past Continuous
Philadelphia, New York, & Jerusalem Jewish Publication Society 1985 0827602391 / 9780827602397 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Philadelphia, New York, & Jerusalem: Jewish Publication Society, 1985. Time and memory are subjective in this award-winning novel that reminds one of James Joyce. First published in Hebrew (1977). This is the first publication in English (translation by Dalya Bilu). A Fine copy of the First American Edition. Rather surprisingly, considering its fame, a scarce title, Gray paper-covered boards with red cloth binding and gilt lettering. Clean text; 389 pages.The dusjacket is unclipped, also in Fine condition.In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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80 Shalev, Meir The Loves of Judith
Hopewell Ecco Press 1999 0880016353 / 9780880016353 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Hopewell: Ecco Press, 1999. Israeli author Shalev is known for his unique "magic realism" Originally published in 1994. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Translation from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav. Black paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 315 pages. The dustjacket is also Fine and unclipped; in an archival 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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