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81 Singer, Isaac Bashevis Selected Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
New York The Modern Library 1966 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: The Modern Library, 1966. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Modern Library Edition (stated). Edited, with an Introduction, by the critic Irving Howe. ML #366. Red cloth binding with blindstamped ML logo on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 379 pages, with ten pages of publisher adverts in the rear. Previous-owner signature and date (1970) on the Title Page, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus). Clipped, with some very light edgewear. In an archival plastic protector.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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82 Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Death of Methuselah and Other Stories
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1988 0374135630 / 9780374135638 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1988. A collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winner. This is a Fine copy of the First Trade Printing (stated). light umber paper-covered boards, with a green cloth spine; copper initials on the front cover and lettering on the spine. Clean text; 244 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped; only some minor evidence of shelf-rubbing, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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83 Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Family Moskat
New York Knopf 1950 Later Printing. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Knopf, 1950. This is a Fine copy of a Later Printing of the famed Yiddish writer's (possibly) most famous novel - and the first one that was translated & published in English (by A.H. Gross). Quite a nice book. Black cloth binding with a maroon cloth spinbe; black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 611 pages. The striking dustjacket is a design by George Salter. It is price-clipped, but still bright and colorful. There is some slight edgewear/creasing on the spine and rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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84 Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Seance and Other Stories
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1968 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1968. Stories by the Nobel Prize winner. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Red cloth binding, embossed on the front cover, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 276 pages. There is a light corner bump and a faint smudge on the fore-edge, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped, with a bit of minor edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Slave, Singer, Isaac Bashevis
85 Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Slave
New York Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy 1962 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1962. An epic tale of love and magic set in pre-Enlightenment Poland. Translated from the original Yiddish by Cecil Hemley and the author. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Gray paper-covered boards with blue linen spine, lettered in blue, black, and silver. Clean text; some sunfade around the margins. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows little wear other than moderate soiling and a bit of darkening on the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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86 Singer, Isaac Bashevis Yentl the Yeshiva Boy
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1983 0374293473 / 9780374293475 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Antonio Frasconi 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1983. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Orange cloth binding with blindstamped decoration on front board, black lettering on the spine. Illustrated with beautiful woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. Clean text; 58 pages with notes on the woodcuts at the end. Very slight splay, else Fine. The dusjacket has been clipped, and shows some very mild wear; in a plastic protector. A beautiful book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Antonio Frasconi. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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87 Strunsky, Simeon Sinbad and His Friends
New York Henry Holt 1921 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Henry Holt, 1921. Strunsky (1879-1948) was a respected journalist and essayist; "Sinbad" is his humorous retelling of the Arabian Nights in a modern setting. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Orange paper-covered boards with black figures. Clean text; 261 pages, with edges deckled. Spine has faded to a yellow hue. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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88 Wassermann, Jacob Caspar Hauser. The Enigma of a Century
New York Liveright 1963 Third Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Liveright, 1963. The German-Jewish author Jacob Wasserman (1873-1934) had his books banned by the Nazis in 1933. Originally written in 1908; today his novel of the "wild child" is most famous for inspiring the 1974 film by Werner Herzog. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the Third Printing (Liveright published their First Edition in English 1928). Light gray cloth binding with metallic red lettering. Clean text. The dustjacket is complete; it is still bright, but has minor edgewear and two large chips. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Third Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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89 Weiss, Peter Exile
New York Delacorte Press 1968 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Delacorte Press, 1968. Autobiographical novel by the acclaimed playwright. Fine copy in an unclipped DJ that has just some slight wear at the edges. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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90 Werfel, Franz Embezzled Heaven
Garden City Sun Dial Press 1940 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover Poor Very Good Minus 
Garden City: Sun Dial Press, 1940. This is a Very Good copy of the Book Club Edition. Gray cloth binding with dark blue lettering. Mildly bumped and rubbed at the head of the spine. Clean text; bookplate on fron paste-down. The dustjacket is clipped and shows wear, with chips at both head and foot of the spine. This is a wartime book, and the rear flap contains an exhortation for readers to donate their copies to the USO - perhaps this accounts for this book club edition being less common that the trade edition. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. Hard Cover. Poor/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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91 West, Nathaniel Miss Lonelyhearts
New York New Directions 1945 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Minus Good 
New York: New Directions, 1945. The second novel of Nathaniel West (Weinstein), one of the great satirists, and a precursor of black comedy, who unfortunately died in a 1940 traffic accident. Made into at least 3 films and an opera. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First EditionThus, part of the "New Classics" series from New Directions. No publication date is given, only the1933 copyright date of the First Edition. Robert Coates, in his Introduction, indicates a date of 1945, so Quercus assumes his veracity and assigns 1945 as the date; it seems about right! Small octavo, yellow cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 142 pages. Top edge a bit dusty and moderate soiling; there is a small tear or chip at the head of the spine. The dustjacket is an early design by Lustig, bears the designation "NC 15," and is unclipped. It is mostly present, but with two large chips on the front panel and a smaller one at the head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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92 West, Nathaniel Miss Lonelyhearts
New York Greenberg 1933 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Greenberg, 1933. Miss Lonelyhearts is actually a male newspaper columnist giving advice to the lovelorn. West's masterpiece of black humour, a literary high spot. Although written during the Great Depression, West avoids politics. All of his works certainly have an edge of cynicism and can be quite surreal. This is a Near Fine copy of the Third Issue of the First Edition. Gray cloth binding with blue lettering; Greenberg logo on the spine. The book's publishing history is complicated. Boni & Liveright brought it out just as they went bankrupt; their sheets were then used by Harcourt, Brace (the 2nd issue) and Greenberg (considered the 3rd issue). Tiniest bumping , an almost imperceptible lean, and a dusty top-edge, else a Fine copy. Clean text; 213 pages, very fresh and bright. Lacking the dustjacket, but laid-in is one of the jacket's flaps, just to increase the collector's frustration. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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93 West, Nathaniel The Complete Works of Nathaniel West
New York Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy 1957 Third Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1957. All of West's great novels: "The Dream Life of Balso Snell," "Miss Lonelyhearts," "A Cool Million," and "The Day of the Locust." Introduction by Alan Ross. This is a Near Fine copy of the Third Printing of the First Edition. Black paper boards with brown cloth spine; blindstamped with West's name; lettered in white and black. Clean and fresh text; 420 pages. There is a discreet previous-owner chop to the FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket design is by Robert Cato. It is unclipped and shows some very minor edgewear and one closed tear on the rear panel; some chipping on the front panel and spine almost appear to be part of the design. In a plastic protector. This edition is rather scarce and this is the nicest copy Quercus has seen. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Third Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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94 West, Nathaniel The Complete Works of Nathaniel West
New York Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, Inc. 1957 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, Inc., 1957. An omnibus edition containing all of West's great novels: "The Dream Life of Balso Snell," "Miss Lonelyhearts," "A Cool Million," and "The Day of the Locust." This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Introduction by Alan Ross. Clean text; xxii, 421 pages; very fresh. Just a touch of rub to the two bottom corners. The dustjacket, a design by Robert Cato, is Very Good (Plus), showing some chipping at the margins and two closed tears on the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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95 Wiesel, Elie A Beggar in Jerusalem
New York Random House 1970 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Near Fine 
New York: Random House, 1970. Lightly bumped, small smudge on fore-edge, some fading Unclipped DJ has just a tiny wrinkle at the bumped corners. In archival protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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96 Wiesel, Elie The Testament
New York Summit Books 1981 0671448331 / 9780671448332 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Fine 
New York: Summit Books, 1981. Wiesel's novel re-creates Stalin's murderous 1952 purge of Jewish poets and novelists; a tremendous book. First Edition. Translated by Marion Wiesel. This copy is Near Fine; bright and crisp, just a few minor bumps and light soiling to the boards. Unclipped DJ is Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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97 Wilentz, Amy Martyr's Crossing
New York, et. Al. Simon & Schuster 2001 0684854368 / 9780684854366 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York, et. Al.: Simon & Schuster, 2001. The author's first book, a rather controversial novel set in Israel and the West Bank. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket. Brown paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. Pristine text; 311 pages. This is an Advance Reader's Copy that has been SIGNED by Amy Wilentz on the Title Page. Publisher's advance notice laid-in. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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98 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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99 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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100 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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