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Modern Literature (Jewish Authors)

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1 Agnon, S.Y. The Bridal Canopy
New York Literary Guild 1937 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Literary Guild, 1937. Originally written in Yiddish, this is the first edition in English, Translation by Israel Meir Lask. S(hmuel) Y(osef) Agnon (1888-1970) won the Nobel Prize in 1966. A Near Fine copy. Published by Doubleday Doran with simultaneous Literary Guild edition from the same plates. Unclipped DJ has the Literary Guild name; shows light wear with some creasing at the edges. 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: 75.00 USD
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2 Agnon, S.Y. Two Tales By S.Y. Agnon. Betrothed & Edo and Enam
New York Schoken Books 1966 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
New York: Schoken Books, 1966. (Shmuel Yosef) Agnon won the Nobel Prize in 1966. These Tales translated from the Hebrew by Walter Lever. Black cloth binding in Very Good condition; gilt lettering is bright. The DJ is clipped and shows a bit of wear at edges, particularly on spine; some creasing on rear panel. Still, presentable. In archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Aleichem, Sholom Inside Kasrilevke
New York Shocken 1965 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Ben Shahn 
New York: Shocken, 1965. Pseudonym for Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich (1859-1916), the "Jewish Mark Twain." Translation from the original Yiddish by Isidore Goldstick. First Edition Thus. Originally published by Shocken in 1948, this is the reissue containing 30 drawings by Ben Shahn (1898-1969), often mis-characterized as a "social realist" artist due to the notoriety surrounding his political illustrations of the Sacco-Vanzetti trial. A Near Fine copy. Light green cloth binding with dark brown lettering. The text is fresh and bright. Bumped corners, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped, with chipping and a closed tear on the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Popular in its time, this is a surprisingly uncommon book today. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Ben Shahn. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Aleichem, Sholom The Adventures of Menahem-Mendl
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. Translation from the original Yiddish by Tamara Kahana. A very nice copy; blue cloth binding with gilt stamping still bright. Unclipped DJ has a bookstore sticker on rear panel and a closed tear on the front; the spine is beginning to tan. 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: 30.00 USD
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5 Appelfeld, Aharon Badenheim 1939
Boston David R. Godine 1980 0879233427 / 9780879233426 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
Boston: David R. Godine, 1980. The first of the Israeli author's books to be tranlated into English. A Fine copy of the First American edition. Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering.Translated from the original Hebrew by Dalya Bilu. DJ has been clipped and shows a bit of edgewear; tiny chip at top of spine. Jacket illustration by Nancy Lawton. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Appelfeld, Aharon The Healer
New York Grove Weidenfeld 1990 0802112234 / 9780802112231 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Bascove 
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990. Eighth novel by the great Israeli novelist to be published in English. Translation by Jeffrey M. Green. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Tiniest hint of sunfade at the margins. In an unclipped DJ with only a tiny wrinkle top of front panel, else Fine. In an archival plastic protective cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Bascove. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Asch, Sholem A Passage in the Night
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1953 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1953. A very presentable copy of a late work by the great Jewish writer. Translated from the Yiddish by Maurice Samuel. Tiniest nick to front panel edge, else Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped; has a bit of edgewear, some tiny wrinkles, and a couple small chips on the rear panel; the colour is just starting to fade on the spine; old cello repairs on inside. Presents better than it sounds! In an archival plastic protector. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Asch, Sholem Moses
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1951 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1951. Translation from the Yiddish by Maurice Samuel. Black cloth with gilt lettering; decorative endpapers. The unclipped DJ has several chips and creases but is still bright and striking. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Asch, Sholem Salvation
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1934 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1934. Second book published in English by the great Jewish writer. Translated from the Yiddish by Edwin Muir. A Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated), lacking the DJ. Light bumps and some wear at the margins. Otherwise a sound copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Asch, Sholem Salvation
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1951 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1951. Originally published in 1934, this edition contains new material and is somewhat scarcer than the earlier version. Translation by Willa and Edwin Muir. A Fine copy, bright and fres, of the First Edition Thus. DJ is complete, unclipped; with a small stain near the top of the front panel. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Bartov, Hanoch The Brigade
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1967 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1967. A novel of WWII by an important Irsaeli writer; winner of the Shlonsky Prize. Originally written in Hebrew (translation by David S. Segal). First Edition (stated). White cloth binding with red and black decoration on front cover. DJ is unclipped. In a protective plastic cover. 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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12 Becker, Jurek Jacob the Liar
New York & London Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1975 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Originally written as a screenplay and published in Germany 1969, this was the Polish author's first novel; subsequently an award-winning film. Translation by Melvin Kornfeld. Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). The evocative dustjacket design is by Seymour Chwast. Unclipped, and in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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13 Becker, Jurek Jacob the Liar
New York Arcade Publishing 1996 1559703156 / 9781559703154 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996. Originally published in Germany in 1969, this was the Polish author's first novel, subsequently an award-winning film. This is a Fine copy of the First US Edition (stated) of the "authorized" translation by Leila Vennewitz (Harcourt published a different translation in 1975). The dustjacket is unclipped, in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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14 Bellow, Saul Mosby's Memoirs & Other Stories
New York Viking 1968 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Viking, 1968. Collected stories by the Nobel winner. Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Slight fade to the topstain; text bright and fresh. Small bookstore label on FFEP. DJ has been clipped, has a few small chips at the margins. 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: 45.00 USD
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15 Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March
New York The Viking Press 1953 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good Very Good (Minus) 
New York: The Viking Press, 1953. The third published novel by the Canadian/American winner of the Nobel Prize (1976). This is a Very Good copy of the Book Club Edition; with printing date of September 1953 and printing by H. Wolff. Gray and black cloth binding, with lettering in red. Clean text; 536 pages. The corners are mildly bumped and there is some darkening around the upper margins. The dustjacket (which actually follows the First Edition points) has been price-clipped. It shows quite a bit of edgewear, with creasing and chipping, although the colors remain bright. In an archival plastic protector.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good (Minus). 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 Bercovitch, Reuben Hasen
New York Knopf 1978 0394417984 / 9780394417981 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1978. Intriguing novel of the Holocaust. A Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). The striking DJ (design by LidiaFerrara), with an illustration by Rockwell Kent, is unclipped, tiny bit of a wrinkle and light soil on rear panel, 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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17 Biro, Adam Two Jews on a Train
Chicago & London University of Chicago 2001 0226052141 / 9780226052144 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Chicago & London: University of Chicago, 2001. "Stories from the old country and the new." Originally published in French, this is the First Edition in English; translation by Catherine Tihanyi. A Fine copy. Discreet bookstore sticker on rear paste-down. Fine, unclipped DJ. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Brudno, Ezra S. The Fugitive. Being the Memoirs of a Wanderer in Search of a Home
New York Doubleday, Page & Co 1904 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1904. Brudno's autobiographical novel deals with the Blood Libel against Jews; it is a precursor to Malamud's "The Fixer," which was loosely based upon an incident in 1913. Brudno, though obscure today, was an important and well-reviewed novelist of the Lithuanian immigration to the United States, often compared with Abraham Cahan. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Red cloth binding, ruled and lettered in white. (Quercus notes that Doubleday used the same binding they used for the pro-Ku Klux Klan novels of Thomas Dixon. Clean text; 392 pages. Milly bumped; the spine has faded but the lettering is still readable. An uncommon title. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Cahan, Abraham The Education of Abraham Cahan
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1969. Cahan, one of the major Yiddish writers of the early 20th Century, also founded the "Forward" newspaper. This contains the first two volumes of his autobiography; introduction by Leon Stein; translations from the Yiddish by Leon Stein, Abraham P. Conan, Lynn Davison. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Clean text, fresh and bright.; 450 pages, indexed. The golden cloth binding is clean; just shelf dustiness and light soil to the edges keep it from Fine condition. This copy comes with two unclipped dustjackets. Both have minor issues: one has cello repairs, the other has creasing and a few small 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: 35.00 USD
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20 Cahan, Abraham The Rise of David Levinsky
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1917 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1917. Cahan's stellar novel of Jewish immigrant life was originally published by Harper; this is a Very Good copy of the reprint edition. As uncommon as the First edition. Gray pebbled cloth binding; illustration and titling in black and orange. Clean text; 530 pages. Although this is a sound copy, it is ex-libris, with the usual treatments. These are mostly on the endpapers, but the top and bottom pages edges also have faint stamps, as does the title page. There is some cello tape residue as well. A really good reading copy, but not for the advanced collector. Lacking the scarce dustjacket.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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